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Peoria is famous for fantastic performances of all kinds! Two performance stages will be showcasing talent during IGNITE Peoria. Our IGNITE Performance Stages will be filled with music, dance, and drama.

IGNITE Peoria Main Stage: Located just inside of the Exhibit Hall, the Main Stage will showcase 15 different groups ranging from theatrical performances, to dance groups!

Plays In Peoria Stage: Located right outside the Exhibit Hall in the Triangle Lobby, this stage is all about local bands with a singer/songwriter feel.

2019 Performance Schedule

Main Stage

9:00am - 9:30am

Pava Productions

These professional belly dancers perform Middle Eastern, Gypsy, and Indian-fusion dances!

9:30am - 10:00am

Peoria Chinese Association

One of the most beautiful and colorful cultural performances around!

10:00am - 10:30am

Eastlight Theatre

See the best theatre East Peoria has to offer!


10:30am - 11:00am

Peoria Ballet

They’re not just ballet! See these talented dancers perform jazz and tap as well!

11:00am - 11:45am

Nitsch Theatre Arts

Performing “Mash-Up Madness,” Broadway favorites, pop hits, and dance music through the decades will have your toes tapping.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

The Penguin Project

The Penguin Project puts on plays with children with special disabilities, come see what these talented kids can do!

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Peoria Area Civic Chorale

Come hear some of the finest singers around!


1:00pm - 1:30pm

Peoria Players Theatre

Recently concluding their 100th season, come see these amazing performers!

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Rainbo Cloggers

A performance by Peoria’s high-energy clogging group!

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Filipino-American Society

Get a taste of Filipino culture through dance and a fashion show!

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Central Illinois Ballet

Selections from the Cinderella Ballet highlighting both the professional company and students from Cornerstone Academy of Performing Arts.

3:00pm - 3:30pm


Individual local musicians coming together to form one amazing band!

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Troupe Desert Mirage

Peoria Park District’s own middle east dancing group!

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Peoria Magicians Assembly

Now you see it, now you don’t! Don’t miss these amazing magicians!

4:30pm - 5:00pm

John Wahl

John plays a wide collection of rock, folk, and singer-songwriter music from artists like Nathaniel Rateliff, Iron & Wine, George Ezra, as well as some original tunes.

Plays In Peoria Stage

9:00am - 9:30am


9:40am - 10:10am

Shannon Moore

10:20am - 10:50am


11:00am - 11:30am


11:40am - 12:10pm

Audrey Voss

12:20pm - 12:50pm

Special Guest TBA

1:00pm - 1:30pm


1:40pm - 2:10pm

The Alison Hanna Band

2:18pm - 2:30pm

Comedy by Joe Roderick

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Spoken Word Artists of Peoria

Featuring Immersive Gong Cleansing by Cory Flanigan

3:00pm - 3:30pm

James Herr Acoustic

3:40pm - 5:00pm

The Underground School of Sound

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