July 1st-4th, 2016
The Largest Fireworks Celebration in Illinois
Red White and Boom Supporters
CA Miller Advertising
Martini’s on the Water
Bob Lindsay Honda
Bob Lindsay Acura
Whiskey City Architectural Salvage
Kickapoo Creek Winery
Lippmann’s Furniture & Interiors
Bond Eye Associates
Sutton Carpet Center Peoria
Jones Brothers Jewelers
Philip Salmi & Associates
Starr Builders & Sons
Align Life Corporation
Alwan & Sons
Sam & Julie Hoerr
ICPR Family Practice
Wolf Hollow Archery
Quickstart Electrical Systems
Bank of Farmington
Darcy’s Cafe & Slots
Five Senses Spa & Salon
Mid Illini Auto Group
Evergreen SR Living
Senator Chuck Weaver
Corey North -State Farm
Kids First Dental
Peoria Players Theater
Liberty Village Pekin
The Whisler Agency
Frantz & Company
Landmark Recreation Center
Meanwhile Back in Peoria
Peoria Network Associates Inc.
Born Paint Company
Country Club BBQ
The Local Grille and Bar
Judge Tim Cusack
Stegmaier Building Systems
Ray Dennison Chevrolet
Leeway Ceramic Tile
La-Z Boy Furniture Galleries
Peoria Rug & Carpet
Edward Jones – Vince Bruno
Potter & Anderson
Peoria International Airport
S-C Advisory Group
Double A’s Pizza
The Spotted Cow
Mike Murphy Ford
Don Rice, Tremont
Mayor Jim Ardis
Illinois Farm & Rec. Land/Jim Maloof Realtor
Sam Leman Chevrolet Buick
Tri County Cab
Wendy’s Creative Collections and Coins
Mirror Mirror Massage and Salon
Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Friday, July 1st, 2016
7:30pm – 11:00pm
Tribute to Tom Petty with 93.3 The Drive at The Landing
Tickets – $7
(Available at the door)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
7:30pm – 11:30pm
Live music with 104.9 The Wolf at The Landing
Tickets – $10
(Available at the door)
FUSION NIGHT LIGHT OUTDOOR DANCE PARTY
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
7:30pm – 11:30pm
Live music with Energy 102.3 on the Riverfront
Advance Tickets- $15
($20 at door)
Spring Creek Station
Monday, July 4th, 2016
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Live music with 104.9 The Wolf at Festival Park
Countdown to Red, White & Boom!
The Kids Zone is a designated area for parents to take their children to play before the fireworks display. The secured area will include: Inflatable games, face painting, balloon artists, and more! New this year we will have Heroes Inc., featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Cat Woman, Green Arrow, Bat Girl, and Harley Quinn. The Kids Zone will be open from 4pm to 9pm on July 4th. Kids Zone is located in the parking lot south of the River Station.
Red White and Boom! Bags Tournament
New this year, Red White and Boom! Bags Tournament. Will be held in Festival Park. Registration fee is $20 per team. Registration is limited to the first 20 entries. Registration deadline is Friday, July 1st. Double elimination tournament. First place team will be awarded $100, and a second place team will be awarded $50…along with prize packages for the Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown on July 22nd and 23rd.
Street Performers brought to you by Advance Space
There has never been a line up like this in Peoria for you to see up close and personal on July4th. Two stage areas on Water Street, Aerial Circus Stunt Stage by Blue Duck and Circus Extreme Stage by the circle drive and riverboat entrance. Be a part of the new exciting energy for downtown attractions, see you there!
Welcome to Illinois national southwest USA aerial champion from Austin Texas! Tamarind will dazzle and delight and showcase what a true professional aerial discipline is for someone as stunning as her age!!! Classically styled character and emotionally charged music utilizing the Lyra flying hoop, and the beautiful tissue fabric at heights.
His show is based on circus and tattoo culture that defines pop culture today. Cultivating audiences around the globe, The Enigma has literally changed the face of world live entertainment. People travel far and wide to witness his experience. His show is one of a kind as well, embracing the fascination of traditional sideshow, trumpet, philosophy of society, stunts and speaking of what is attraction in art. You may ask “why”, the answer is ‘why not”!
Welcome to the street aerial stage and heights work of Liza Dickerson. Originally from the far lands of Germantown Hills and a continuing instructor in the continued advancement of aerial arts here in Peoria. Liza was super kind in the use of her incredible quad frame aerial rig for her to promote the aerial artistry for this event! Come down and support her new performance debut!
Magic Brian from New York City has entertained hundreds and thousands of audiences around the world with his unique and original brand of comedy-magic & sideshow. To describe his acts, incorporating the old with the new – using inspiration from circus sideshow and classic magic effects, and adding a very original unique, humorous, and sometimes outrageous twist to it all. Whether it’s his stage act, street show, or close-up magic, it’s all done with passion and fun to make people smile.” Brian constantly travels the world continually booked at the most exclusive festivals around. Don’t miss the chance to see his style of wild mayhem up close and personal. If you don’t like magic, he’ll fix that!
Erica Pamson as the real Bunny Bloodlust is a true visionary in her continuing life towards physical limits and live performance. Light years ahead of her methods of creation and passion for creating new exciting images on stage. You will never meet someone as sweet with a twist of ouch!! She travels around the country as an industrial musician, fire model, character and attraction personality while continuing her emotional passion for all things slightly off center in a perfect circle of modern sideshow style! Get ready for her fire!!!
Over 25 years experience performing & producing in over 60 cultures, at some of the most prestigious variety, festival, comedy and theater events around the world. Colt Sandberg’s performance as a technical artist, stunt physical actor performing and designing on Broadway & Sydney Opera House in a career that has sent him creating across the globe. Freelancing professionally in the technical & artistic departments for Cirque du Soleil and occasionally slips into his thrill clown shoes wherever and whenever. His continued creation and restoration of the Advance Space building in Peoria’s Warehouse District and bringing this event and his friends for the curious and the wonderful people to enjoy here locally. Come down to Water Street and support the acts that have travelled across the country and represent our great freedoms with live entertainment like no other city in America will do this day!!!! KABOOM!
Spring Creek Station
Spring Creek Station is comprised of 6 talented and professional musicians from Central Illinois. Bringing you some of the best Top-40 Country Hits, great Country Classics, and Modern Country favorites to your neck of the woods.
The most spectacular synchronized fireworks show central Illinois has ever seen is scheduled to begin at 9:30. Listen to the exclusive soundtrack on 1470 and 100.3 WMBD, 93.3 The Drive, The New 104.9 The Wolf, Mix 106.9, Energy 102.3 , and Goodtime Oldies 1290 and 102.7 WIRL.
Public VIP Viewing Area
It’s the ULTIMATE Fourth of July celebration! It’s the 30th Anniversary of Unity Point Health RED, WHITE, & BOOM! It’s an All-American party for the ages…and you’re invited!
Tickets are $59 for adults and $29 for kids under 17
Food, soda, water, beer and wine included. Face paint,and live entertainment with “SMD & The Underground” featuring Brandon Mooberry on upright bass, Nick Fairley on percussion, and the vocal stylings of Sarah Marie Dillard. They are a “Soul Folk” Jazz trio out of Peoria.
Party goes from 5:30pm – 10pm.
Watching the Fireworks
Alpha Media is bursting with pride to announce the Peoria area will be celebrating our Nation’s birth with UnityPoint Health – Red White and Boom again in 2016.
UnityPoint Health – RED, WHITE and BOOM! 2016 is a “pyromusical”… a blend of fireworks fired from a barge in the middle of the Illinois River synchronized to a patriotic musical soundtrack broadcast on Alpha Media stations! Spectators are encouraged to bring portable radios tuned to one of the Alpha Media stations to enjoy the added dimension of music that matches the fireworks!
What is now UnityPoint Health – Red White and Boom began 28 years ago as Skyconcert 1987 with music synchronized to KZ93, the station that is now 93.3 The Drive. The fireworks display took a huge leap forward in 2007 when UnityPoint Health began as the title sponsor and all Alpha Media stations began promoting the event and airing the synchronized music soundtrack.
How do I get tickets for the concerts?
Please refer to the Live Events Section.
When do the activities begin?
On the 4th, the fun starts at 5 with vendors, live entertainment and more on each side of the river. The most spectacular synchronized fireworks show central Illinois has ever seen is scheduled to begin at 9:30.
Listen to the exclusive soundtrack on 1470 and 100.3 WMBD, 93.3 The Drive, The New 104.9 The Wolf, Mix 106.9, 102.3 Energy, and Goodtime Oldies 1290 and 102.7 WIRL.
How much does it cost to get into UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Red, White and BOOM?
Absolutely free on the 4th of July. It is our gift to central Illinois. There is admission to the riverfront concerts.
Can we bring blankets and chairs?
Yes, in fact, you’re encouraged to come early and find a spot for the whole family. Many businesses will be open that day.
What about food and drinks?
There will be plenty of vendors lining the riverfront in Peoria and East Peoria, with lots to eat and drink. There will even be
an alcohol-free zone at Liberty Park in Peoria. No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted on the riverfront unless
purchased from a licensed vendor (with proper ID). Coolers, backpacks and other containers are subject to search by
police. No alcohol will be allowed in Riverfront Park in East Peoria.
Where can I hear the soundtrack to the fireworks?
If you are not in proximity of some of the sound systems along the riverfront, you can tune any radio to 1470 and 100.3 WMBD, 93.3 The Drive, The New 104.9 The Wolf, Mix 106.9, Energy 102.3, and Goodtime Oldies 1290 and 102.7 WIRL.
How does this event compare with others in central Illinois?
Actually, it doesn’t. Over 175,000 people experience the event, which makes it the largest single day event in central
Illinois. It also ranks in the top 3% of fireworks displays in the country, and is easily the largest in Illinois.
Will parking be an issue?
There are thousands of parking spaces covering both sides of the river, along with several parking decks in downtown
Peoria. There will also be lots of on the street parking in downtown Peoria due to the holiday. Handicapped parking will be available at the city lot across from the CAT parking garage at the foot of Hamilton at Water in Peoria. In East Peoria handicapped parking spaces are located in the parking lot adjacent to RiverFront Park. Additional designated spaces will be in an area across from the parking lot parallel to the river. All of these spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must display the proper handicapped license plate or mirror tag. No RV or trailer parking will be allowed in the RiverFront Park parking lot. In addition, no parking of any kind will be allowed on the new Conference Drive near the Embassy Suites.
Who actually shoots the fireworks?
Melrose Pyrotechnics, one of the most respected companies in the world, will take over the show at 9:30, and launch approximately 8,000 shells! Over 600 hours of design and preparation have gone into this performance alone. Melrose Pyrotechnics has many years of experience including displays for the Chicago White Sox, Bulls and Bears, Cleveland Cavaliers, Venetian Night in Chicago, and even a show for the Queen of England. They will do upwards of 800 shows on the 4th of July, with UnityPoint Health – Methodist Red, White and BOOM by far the largest.
Anything else we need to know?
In the event of rain or high winds, Tuesday July 5th has been reserved as the rain date. Same times and locations.
Personal fireworks of any kind, including sparklers, are prohibited on the riverfront grounds. UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Red, White and BOOM will have all the fireworks you’ll need. Also, with heavy crowds expected, please do not bring bikes, rollerblades and family pets to the riverfront.