Date: Oct 08
Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | A museum-wide event!
This October, we are announcing the establishment of the Golden Voice LIVE fund! Inspired by the Golden Voice wall, a promised gift of Jerry and Mary Anne Milam, who operated the Golden Voice studio in South Pekin and produced local and national artists in rock, folk, psychedelic, country, R&B and gospel music. Golden Voice, which launched the careers of some of the most indelible talents of American music, including Dan Fogelberg, is remembered at the Peoria Riverfront Museum through an awe-inspiring wall of records, some silver, some gold, and some platinum!
Golden Voice LIVE will feature three sets of live music, coordinated by local business owner, Craig Moore of Younger Than Yesterday. Local radio personalities will be spinning real vinyl records, and there will be plenty of chances for a photo op in front of the Golden Voice wall!
Special appearances by speakers John Morris, Jerry Milam and Steve Gibson. John is the President and CEO of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and will be discussing the NEW Golden Voice Fund. Jerry Milam is the owner and operator of Golden Voice studios, and will speak on the development of the studio, the great talents that have emerged, and the fund that will keep performance in Peoria.. and at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
Special guest Steve Gibson was an early full-time Golden Voice session guitarist, working with the studio from the age of 15. Now, he is a retired former music director of the Country Music Awards and the Grand Ole Opry. with 14,000 Nashville sessions (est. 42,000 tracks), and a 2014 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Set 1 | Golden Voice in the 60's
Including hits from Suburban 9 to 5, The Shags, the Coachmen, Brillo and The Firebirds and Carl Trent ("Caterpillar Man" 1970)
Set 2 | Golden Voice in the 70's
Enjoy classics from some of the most prolific artists on the Golden Voice wall, REO Speedwagon, Styx and Starcastle!
Set 3 | Golden Voice and the Dan Fogelberg Foundation Tribute Band
Eric Mills with be performing four out of five songs from Fogelberg's Captured Angel album, accompanied by band: Sheldon Felich, Jay Hennessy, Eric Mills and Tim Harr.
Sponsored by Friends of Performance