There is an event coming up called the Universal Rhythm Assembly, June 22 and 23 at the Peoria Riverfront. We might check it out.
There are several bands scheduled, a couple of which I have actually heard of. If nothing else, it should be good for some live entertainment. However, the event is also meant to "educate and open our eyes to important issues that surround and affect us all" while also providing food and spirits. Sounds decent to me.
And, if you love live music events but hate that empty wallet aftertaste, supposedly you can donate blood at this event and score yourself a free one day pass to the blues fest this fall.
Find out more details on the web: http://www.universalrhythmassembly.com.