Pekin marigold festival


Playing at the Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage 2018

Thank you to all that came out and enjoyed the 2018 Showcase Stage!

Pekin Community High School Noteables Show Choir

Saturday, September 8th, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Noteables Show Choir has been spreading Pekin Pride through song and dance since 1977.

Marigold Queen/Court

Saturday, September 8th 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Nine talented young ladies competed for the 2018 Miss Marigold title at the 43rd Annual Miss Marigold Pageant. Come check out the talent that they shared during the pageant!

The Holdouts

Saturday, September 8th, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

The Holdouts are a determined group of young musicians who have dedicated themselves to bringing their own brand of music to audiences everywhere. The Holdouts have been making a name for themselves by playing everywhere from the West Peoria 4th of July Parade to National competitions such as NashNext and are very excited to be back for their 2nd year at The Pekin Marigold Festival. Kick back and crank it up...

Captain Quirk

Saturday, September 8th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Formed in 2014, Capt. Quirk features several long-time area musicians who have seen more than their share of crowds over the years. The band focuses on good songs, no matter where they came from.  One thing shines through…the love these 5 guys have for music, for playing together with each other, and the passion they have for performing live. You can expect the music you hear from Capt. Quirk will be performed passionately and with soul!

Elvis (Lee Hall)

Saturday, September 8th, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

A crowd favorite, former Sports Anchor Lee Hall will make you reminisce of the old days with his fun and energetic impersonation of the “The King” Elvis Presley.

Loose Shoes

Saturday, September 8th, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Loose Shoes has been entertaining Central Illinois since 2001 & is still going strong.   Some of the faces have changed over the years but the sound remains the same.  With an excellent horn section & a dynamite rhythm section to go with their spot on harmonies you’ll be in for a treat with songs from Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones & other of your favorite groups. Loose Shoes is glad to be back at the Marigold Festival and they are looking forward to fun day in the park!

Worship Service

Sunday, September 9th, 10:30 am - 11:45 am

The Marigold Festival is proud to present the church family of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene - along with representatives of other area churches - to provide our Sunday morning Community Worship Service together in the beautiful park setting. This special annual service feature music, singers, instrumentalists, various voices in scripture, testimony, and a special kids’ message. The service is inclusive of all Christian denominations and all are welcome to attend as an uplifting way to celebrate the spirit of community pride fostered by the Marigold Festival.

The NikBeats

Sunday, September 8th, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Back by popular demand, we know you will enjoy the NikBeats, an American answer to the British beats that invaded America in 1964 and changed the world forever. Built from the remains of iconic Midwest bands Kool Ray & the Polaroidz and Ready, Steady Go!, the NikBeats have a set list that includes timeless tunes by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Who. This group recaptures everything great about that era of music with songs that defined a generation.

Trailer Parke

Sunday, September 9th, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reformed in 2016, Trailer Parke consists of former members of Plane Jane, Rachel's Hippo, Farmer Ted, and Jammsammich. Playing a variety of music from the last 50 years, their sole purpose is to entertain and get the crowd off the chairs and on the dance floor. Tying together an entertaining stage show and well played music, Trailer Parke tries to include old fans and new and make them just as big a part of the show as the band themselves.

By The Book

Sunday, September 9th, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Praise and worship band from Bridgeway Church. The folks at Bridgeway call themselves Hopetimists: Those who believe that the world isn't as it should be but God is busy making it as it ought to be!

The Corn Wolves

Sunday, September 9th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Debuting in December of 2010, the Corn Wolves are focused on creating a fun, group participation atmosphere where the audience is as much a part of the band as its members, humor and familiarity are key to the the Cdubs' approach. The goal is simple: transform every room, venue or event they play in into a loud, crazy party by playing songs EVERYONE knows by heart, by having fun and by involving everyone in the act!


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