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  Season 6:  Premiering, Saturday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on WTVP HD (47.1). 

The sixth season of WTVP’s popular live music performance series, State & Water, will begin airing and streaming at 10 p.m. on May 7, 2022. This season’s line-up, recorded in front of a live studio audience after a COVID-restricted pause in 2021, features folk, psychedelic rock, Americana, blues, jazz and much more.

“We were thrilled to have a live studio audience again,” said William Baker, State & Water executive producer. “You could feel the energy from the crowds and every one of the performers hit the mark. State & Water has become a Central Illinois institution that gives music lovers a front row seat to some of the best artists in the region.”

Each State & Water Season 6 performance is aired in two parts. Following are the tentative dates for first and second air dates. All air dates are subject to change. 

  • Butta | PART 1: May 7, 10 p.m. | PART 2: July 9, 10 p.m.
  • Emily the Band | PART 1: May 14, 10 p.m. | PART 2: July 16, 10 p.m.
  • Esquires of Hellfire | PART 1: May 21, 10 p.m. | PART 2: July 23, 10 p.m.
  • TyJon Charlie from The Unemployed Architects | PART 1: May 28, 10 p.m. | PART 2: July 30, 10 p.m.
  • Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe | PART 1: June 18, 10 p.m. | PART 2: August 6, 10 p.m.
  • The Ex-Bombers | PART 1: June 25, 10 p.m. | PART 2: August 27, 10 p.m.
  • The Belle Rangers | Part 1: July 2, 10 p.m. | Part 2: September 3, 10 p.m.
William Baker
For more information about State & Water contact:
William Baker | william.baker@wtvp.org


Belle Rangers performing
Emily the Band performing
Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe performing
Esquires of Hellsfire performing
TyJon Charlie from The Unemployed Architects

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