Brad news is good news: Tickets for the big Brad Paisley show at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Bloomington's Grossinger Motors Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 via the venue box office and Ticketmaster. They're priced from $25 to $99. Also on the bill are openers Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. For those keeping count, this is BP's third pass through the venue since 2010.
Ed-ifying: Another big announcement that came in too late for last week's Down the Road column was the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts' addition of a pair of back-to-back February shows to its 2017-18 season slate, both now on sale via the BCPA box office. At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, it's an indie music double-header featuring folk-Celtic group Carbon Leaf and alt-rock band Sister Hazel, priced from $30 to $40. The following night, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, TV legend Ed Asner will perform a one-man show, dubbed "A Man and His Prostate," with tickets priced at $25 and $35.
Joy to the world: Veteran ’70s rockers Three Dog Night are back on the concert trail and headed to the Peoria Civic Center Theater this spring. The show, set for 7:30 p.m. May 3, is priced from $32 to $76, and is now on sale via the PCC box office and Ticketmaster. Still on board are two of the surviving original members, lead singer Danny Hutton and guitarist Michael Allsup. Among the band's 21 Top 40 hits: "Joy to the World," "One," "Black and White" and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)."
Solid gold: The big shiny Cirque D'Or is tumbling its way to the Peoria Civic Center for a 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 performance. The troupe is renowned for combining Chinese acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, contemporary music and assorted eye-catching theatrical techniques. Tickets, $28 to $63, are now on sale via the PCC box office and Ticketmaster.