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State & Water Season 6 - At the Corner of Entertainment!

Get Tickets Now for Live Recording of WTVP’s State & Water, Season 6 

Season 6 of WTVP’s State & Water music series will again feature live audiences in the WTVP studio, 101 State Street in Peoria. The line-up of six bands and recording dates have been set and complimentary tickets are now available.

There is no cost for up to two tickets per person, but reservations are required. No admittance will be allowed without tickets. Seating is limited. Each ticket includes two complimentary beverages. If you are unable to attend please contact the WTVP Development office at 309.495.4747 so your tickets can be reissued.

  • 6:30 p.m. Doors Open
  • 6:45 p.m. All Guests Seated
  • 7 p.m. Recording Begins


State & Water is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Kidder Music.

*WTVP reserves the right to change or cancel this event at any time.

Each performance will be recorded and aired Saturday evenings in 2022 on WTVP HD 47.1.

The Season 6 line-up begins on October 8 with the Esquires of Hellfire.

Esquires of Hellfire

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Esquires of Hellfire & Peoria Rhythm Kings - October 8, 2021

The Season 6 premiere features two Central Illinois favorites: the Esquires of Hellfire, a three-piece combo featuring blues, jazz, rock and country, and the Peoria Rhythm Kings, with an eclectic playlist to warm, rock and party your heart’s soul.

The Belle Rangers

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The Belle Rangers, October 15, 2021

Acoustic and electric guitars intertwine with banjo, electric bass and drums to form the foundation for roots-rock story-telling that features tight three-part harmonies in a timeless and memorable experience.

The Ex-Bombers

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Emily the Band, October 21, 2021

Fans will remember Emily Antonacci from her 2019 State & Water performance with The Blank Stairs. Here she brings her sad-girl ukulele pop sensibility to original lyrics and melodies that excite and delight.

NOTE: There will not be a studio audience for this episode.

The Ex-Bombers

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The Ex-Bombers, October 22, 2021

The Ex-Bombers are a “sinister psychedelic blues duo” wielding an eight-string electric bass (S.M. Nancy Walus), drums (M. Keri Cousins) and their vocals in a powerful kaleidoscope of perspectives on our world. They’re known in clubs, bars, breweries and art spaces across the Midwest.


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BUTTA, October 29, 2021

The four-piece combo from Peoria performs originals and covers that transcend genres. The band likes to keep the audience guessing, playing anything and everything from sick jams and filthy grooves to greasy riffs and psychedelic shredding. It’s guaranteed to get weird.

More information and complimentary tickets at 309.677.4747.