Brad news redux: Just a friendly reminder that ticket sales for the the big Brad Paisley show at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Bloomington's Grossinger Motors Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via the venue box office and Ticketmaster. They're priced from $25 to $99. While they last.
Hiatt place: We've encountered veteran Texas rock-blues legend John Hiatt in several different configurations here in recent years. Back in the winter of ’11, Hiatt teamed up with old buddy Lyle Lovett for a BCPA double-header affair to remember. The following year (2012), JH returned to town, this time with his band, The Combo. Another half-decade has passed, and now Hiatt is on the road with his current collective, The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth. The latter is, of course, a blues great in his own right, not to mention a Castle headliner from just two autumns ago. The show is set for 8 p.m. March 30 via the Castle Theatre, with tickets, now on sale, priced from $38 to $45.
Going Grey: Another Castle Theatre alum is making a long-awaited return this winter, namely Floridian swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro, who were among the first marquee attractions during the venue's freshman year. The seven-man band is headed back for a Castle reunion at 8 p.m. Jan. 30, with openers The Commonheart. Tickets, now on sale, are $28 and $30.
Frozen: The latest edition of Disney on Ice, dubbed Reach for the Stars, slides into the Peoria Civic Center Arena for five performances this winter ... specifically, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, and 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11. Tickets, now on sale via the box office and Ticketmaster, are $15 to $90.