Dark Tower Hour

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BRONZEVILLE: A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE

Peoria Riverfront Museum's Sun Plaza

Free & Open to the Public

Celebrate a fusion of art, music, food, culture and history from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood during the Black Renaissance (1917-1930s), with this special series of events inspired by Archibald Motley's vibrant painting "Bronzeville at Night," on loan from Art Bridges, and Preston Jackson's "Bronzeville to Harlem: An American Story," at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

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DARK TOWER HOUR

WED, AUG 17 & 24 

Sun Plaza

Join us Wednesday evenings in August on the Sun Plaza for live music, poetry & cultural discussion. Featured Peoria artists: Greg Ward, Peoria-born jazz saxophonist, and Brandon Alexander Williams, Peoria-raised poet, MC and DJ.


WED, AUG 17 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM |  Jazz Saxophonist GREG WARD and the GREG WARD QUARTET

&

GREG STEWART ft. THE GRUV XPERIMENT

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Dark Tower  Greg Ward (Cream Version)


WED, AUG 24 | 5:30- 7:30 PM |  Poet, MC & DJ BRANDON ALEXANDER WILLIAMS

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Dark Tower  Brandon Alexander Williams (Cream Version)

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COMING SOON

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EVENT SPONSORS

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges, Peoria Chamber of Commerce & the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.

Locally sponsored by Visionary Society & Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Artwork: Archibald John Motley Jr. (1891 - 1981), "Bronzeville at Night," 1949, on loan from the collection of Art Bridges.