Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor concerts, will present its next show in the series with a performance on August 21 by Black Velvet. Gates open at 5:30 PM for the event, and the performance begins at 6 PM. The concert will be held adjacent to the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio area and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Black Velvet offers an extensive, wide-ranging catalog of music from a wide variety of artists, including P!nk, The Police, The Beatles, lovelytheband, The Rolling Stones and others. Comprised of husband-and-wife duo Billy Kocher and Ami Lynne, this duo presents a family-friendly performance offering something for everyone without being uncomfortably loud. Pap Murphy's Pizza and Kona Ice of Peoria will have food available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available. In addition, Art at The Bodega will have an area setup during the early portion of the event where children can complete a craft project for a nominal cost. All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Other events in the Five Points Fridays series include: * August 21 - Black Velvet (multigenerational eclectic acoustic) * September 25 - Top 4D (acoustic pop music) * October 16 - Kickin’ & Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic) The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live@Five sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency. Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center. A full listing of events in the is available on the Live at Five Points Facebook page or by visiting FivePointsWashington.org. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.
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