Music in the Square concert series in Princeville

Music in the Square in Princeville 1st three Fridays in June

The Lillie M. Evans Library District will be hosting our free concert series on the first 3 Fridays in June 2024. This is our 7th year providing these family-friendly concerts in Princeville’s Stevens Square. Please bring your own lawn chairs for your seating comfort or feel free to stay in your vehicle.

Music in the Square will lead off with the New Cats on June 7th. The band members encompass a wide mixture of music backgrounds from jazz to punk and each bring their own unique flavor to the bluegrass genre. They fuse a mixture of high energy and up-tempo new and traditional bluegrass & folk music, along with a handful of their own finely crafted tunes.

On June 14th, we will be hosting Central Illinois’ River Valley Big Band.  We are excited to host their performance for a third year. Started in 2015 by Susie Dunnan and Ken Hess, they’re focused on bringing the best music has to offer with a live, 18 member band.  Enjoy the concert as you listen to the sound of your big band favorites being played.

For our final concert, we are pleased to welcome the Water Street Stompers on June 21st.  The Water Street Stompers bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to Peoria with traditional New Orleans Jazz. Join us for a foot stomping experience!

Steven’s Square is located on the corner of West Evans Street and IL-91 in Princeville. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Lillie M. Evans Library at 207 N. Walnut in Princeville. More information about this and other library programs can be found on the Lillie M. Evans Library website at or watch our News25 interview at