Pekin marigold festival


Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage 2019 - Thank you to all of our 2019 groups.

Check back in the summer for the 2020 Marigold Festival Lineup! The 2020 festival will be Saturday, September 12 & September 13.

2019 Miss Marigold Queen and Court

Saturday, September 7th, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The 44th Annual Miss Marigold Pageant featured talented young ladies competing for the 2019 Miss Marigold title. Come check out the talent that they shared during the pageant and congratulate them for all their determination!

PCHS Noteables Show Choir

Saturday, September 7th, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

“The Noteables” are an auditioned group of students at Pekin Community High School who dedicate their time to show choir as an extracurricular activity: rehearsing outside of class, with rehearsal marathons throughout the season. Noteables students consist of 41 singer/dancers, 17
instrumental combo members, and 12 stage crew members who keep the show running behind the scenes. After many hours of rehearsal, the Noteables will travel, perform, and compete in various competitions throughout the Midwest in winter of 2020. Students involved in The Noteables
are always full of energy, and look forward to bringing all of it on stage when they are performing for PCHS, their community, and beyond!

By The Book

Saturday, September 7th, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

By the Book is a group of musicians who love Jesus and call Bridgeway Church in Pekin and Marquette Heights their home. They perform throughout the year as well as Saturdays and Sundays at Church. Their mission is to share the love of Jesus through music while having a good time!

The Nikbeats

Saturday, September 7th, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Blending tight harmonies, infectious rhythms and chiming guitars reminiscent of the 1960’s, The NikBeats recapture the sounds of the British Beat era, folk rock and beyond. Teaming together from iconic Midwestern bands Kool Ray & the Polaroidz & Ready Steady Go! Current NikBeats members include Jimmy Willis (drums/vocals), Don Mabus (guitar/vocals), Matthew Warren (bass/vocals) and Jon Hill (guitar/vocals). The NikBeats carry on a tradition of delighting audiences with their spot-on recreations of familiar songs of the Baby Boomer generation. Dance, sing along, or just unwind and enjoy the music that captures the spirit and imagination of a celebrated era.

Edgar Sandoval and Friends

Saturday, September 7th, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Edgar Sandoval, Comedian
An award winning, television news reporter at WEEK and WMBD, he left TV for corporate communications in 2001 and started doing standup comedy in 2016. Originally from Milwaukee, his standup explores being Asian in America, his experience as a soccer coach, and life as a husband and father of four. A finalist at last year’s Jukebox Comedy Club amateur tournament, he has featured for touring comedians like April Macie, Will Durst, Mike Armstrong and others at clubs across the region.

Phil Raso, Mind Reader

Phil Raso is a performer like most people have never seen. Phil has used humor, magic, and mentalism to entertain audiences for more than 30 years. He has performed on radio, television and for major corporations including Disney, General Motors, Staples and others. Phil makes his guests
the stars of the show and makes the impossible seem possible. He knows what you’re thinking!

Jason Jester, Comedian
A comedy writer and former radio producer, Jason Jester is a two-time finalist at the Jukebox Comedy Club amateur tournament. Jason has opened for the likes of Greg Hahn, Janelle James, Kevin Pollak and many others. Jason has a style like none other... he will push you to the limit and then bring you back with a punchline you never saw coming! He adds a charm only a Pekin dude can bring, so you definitely don’t want to miss him!

Captain Quirk

Saturday, September 7th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“It’s like your iPod on shuffle.” 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. Back by popular demand from last year’s Festival, you can expect the music you hear from Capt. Quirk will be performed passionately and with soul!

Community Worship Service

Sunday, September 8th, 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 features 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.

Lee Hall as 'Elvis'

Sunday, September 8th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 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.

The Parke

Sunday, September 8th, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Parke got its start in the early 2000’s as Trailer Parke and then reformed in late 2016 with original members: Chris Booher, John Wheatley, and Joe Belcher. New members include: Dale Golden, Matt Cletcher and Kyle Harrison. In 2018 the boys decided it was time to class up their act even further and dropped the “Trailer” out of the Parke. This has refueled them and allowed them to focus on the music and the fans. Playing a variety of music from the last 50 years, their sole purpose is to entertain and get the crowd out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. Tying together an entertaining stage show and well played music, The Parke tries to include old fans and new and make them just as big a part of the show as the band.

The Corn Wolves

Sunday, September 8th, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Debuting in December of 2010, the Corn Wolves are focused on creating a fun, group participation atmosphere (in the spirit of the great dueling piano bars around the country) where the audience is as much a part of the band as its members, humor and familiarity are key to the Cdubs’ approach. Brian Carroll provides acoustic guitar and vocals - and an encyclopedia-like knowledge of multiple genres of music. Strong beats are laid down by Eric Wrigley, locking in with one of the area’s premier bassists, Roland Millington. Bill Trulove (fellow JammSammich band mate of Carroll) blows the trumpet and rattles an assortment of auxiliary percussion. Rounding out the sound is the amazing multi-instrumentalist, BJ Price of Pekin on piano and saxophone. The Corn Wolves were finalists in Peoria Magazine’s’ “Best of Peoria Contest” for 2018.


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