The PEACE CENTER’S 2016-17 schedule is packed-solid with great performers!

The Peace Center is Bringing. It. over the next few months, with some amazing acts that span the musical rainbow from Broadway to blues. Here are some of the highlights.

Sunday, Feb. 19th, ZZ TOP
After more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road, they continue to entertain fans with hits such as “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” and “La Grange.” Show is officially SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, Feb 21st-Sunday, Feb. 26th: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Monday, Feb. 27th: LANG LANG
Heralded as “the world’s ambassador of the keyboard” by The New Yorker, the star pianist Lang Lang has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine, citing him as a symbol of the youth of China and it’s future. 

Thursday, March 9th: RICKIE LEE JONES & MADELEINE PEYROUX
Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones team up for a memorable musical evening! A masterful interpreter of classic songs and gifted with a seductively expressive voice, in the past two decades, Madeleine Peyroux has become one of popular music’s most imaginative and enthralling artists. Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona. Jones’ live performances have reached a pinnacle of honesty and excellence.

Friday, March 10th: AMOS LEE
With a style that blends folk, soul and jazz, singer-songwriter-guitarist Amos Lee was hailed as an artist to watch in Rolling Stone. He honed his skills touring with such heavyweights as Bob Dylan and Norah Jones and has opened for Adele and the Dave Matthews Band, among others. His music has also appeared on numerous TV show and film soundtracks.

Thursday, March 23rd: ANN WILSON
As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work, including: “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Magic Man.” Ann has been performing with her sister Nancy Wilson as Heart, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. Now, it’s time for Ann to do something she’s always dreamed of and stretch out as a singer performing things not in the heart-shaped box.

Saturday, March 25th: EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade. Spanning the genres of jazz, funk, soul, disco, R&B, and pop, the group’s hits include “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

Friday, April 1st: SARAH JAROSZ
Sarah Jarosz has earned her credibility in the world where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts—she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter. A multi-Grammy Award nominee, Jarosz is nominated once again for three 2017 Grammy Awards, including: Best American Roots Performance, Best Folk Album, and Best Engineered Album (Non-classical).

Sunday, April 23rd: GOV’T MULE
Legendary Southern rock torchbearer Gov’t Mule returns to the Peace Center this April. Showing off virtuosity and breadth for more than two decades, Gov’t Mule has had 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales, and thousands of performances.

Tuesday, May 9th: STEVE WINWOOD
For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.

  • NEW RELEASES, 6/22: KAMASI WASHINGTON, DAWES, NINE INCH NAILS, DAVE KOZ, T. HARDY MORRIS and more!
    On Heaven and Earth, Washington continues to explore a sweet spot between artistry and approachability. Whether his success will lead audiences to further explore music that usually exists on the fringes is an interesting question. What is more certain is the quality and accessibility of his own music. Heaven and Earth feels writhingly alive and passionate, angrily of the moment but inclusive.
  • NEW RELEASES: ARTHUR BUCK, BUDDY GUY, ISABELLE FAUST, GASLIGHT ANTHEM, JOHNNY MARR, and more!
    Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and often-experimental singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur have teamed up for an album that was written mostly in a few days after a chance encounter in Mexico and recorded nearly as quickly. Fresh and spontaneous, it's also filled with precious sonic details, like little flashes sparking the songs. Unsurprisingly, Buck's layers of acoustic guitars and bright and brief solos provide numerous R.E.M. textures
  • YAMAHA NATURAL SOUND A-700 INTEGRATED STEREO AMPLIFIER
    A classic “hoss” circa 1983/84. 100 watts per channel! Has phono input.
  • BOSE 901 SERIES V SPEAKERS WITH BOSE 901 SERIES V ACTIVE EQUALIZER
    The essentially crossoverless design gives the 901 an unmistakable coherence, the model’s greatest strength. Its incredibly wide dispersion comes in a close second. The Bose 901s sound great anywhere in the room, After extensive listening, the Bose 901s strike me as being damn good. They have some limitations, but don’t all $1,400 speakers? For that matter, what $10,000 speakers are perfect? They are so smooth and musical.
  • SANSUI FR-D35 SEMI-AUTOMATIC DIRECT TURNTABLE
    A new stylus has been installed on the vintage AT cartridge and all features of the table work perfectly!
  • SANSUI SR-525 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE
    Excellent working and sounding Sansui SR-525 full manual direct drive turntable. A new stylus has been installed, and the cartridge has been properly aligned in the headshell according to Sansui specifications. This is a very heavy table with great Sansui build quality.
  • BOZAK CS4000 mod speakers, omg!! these big-boys ROCK!
    8 tweeters, 1 midrange and 2 woofers per. all original, very clean. extremely rare and VERY AMAZING sound!
  • EPI A110 SPEAKERS: 2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new!
    2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new. Circa 1980’s Epicure Productions vintage feature 8”woofers. Critically acclaimed in their day and still sound good, audiophile delivery without the high dollar price. Full-on ready, great sound, woofers rebuilt like new!
  • TASCAM 102 CASSETTE DECK!
    So fresh and so clean! This deck is in great shape and sounds like a champ. Bust out those old bootlegs and mixed tapes.
  • VINTAGE RARE SAE MARK XXXI SOLID STATE STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER WORKS GREAT! SOUNDS GREAT!
    Unit is in really nice physical condition. Recently gone through, tested and checked, all functions have been tested and work great! ready to rock with a pre-amp!
  • ADVENT LAUREATE Mini Tower Speakers
    amazing sound, brilliant natural refined listening experience. woofers on both speakers just completely rebuilt better than new! The Advents, both large and small, sounded pretty good and gave excellent value for the money. The company was one of a long string of companies that descended from the original Acoustic Research (AR). Advents eventually lost their enormous popularity and nearly faded away. International Jensen, a company based in the Chicago suburbs, rescued Advent and resurrected it. The Advent model we tested deserves a Ph.D. Advent appropriately names it the Laureate. The Laureate overwhelmed my skepticism that a modestly priced floor-standing loudspeaker could deliver good sound