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River City Soul Fest

August 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - August 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Preparations are underway for the 2019 River City Soul Fest and visitors might notice a couple of changes this year!  As the festival enters its 21st year, re-branding has taken place which features a new logo.  Also new this year, the festival will feature two days of R&B music for the first time, followed by a day of Gospel.

The 2019 River City Soul Fest kicks off on August 9 with Dru Hill.  Dru Hill is engraving itself into the legacy of R&B music and bringing a dynamic sound to the ever-changing industry. Known for hits like “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise,” and “How Deep Is Your Love,” the group has given the world music for the ages.  The evening of music will also feature B Joe.  The Brian McKnight 4 will perform on August 10th.  Brian McKnight has gained international and domestic recognition, earning himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 19 albums to date over the past twenty-five years, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. With 16 Grammy Award nominations and numerous chart-topping songs, McKnight has established himself as a musical legacy.  The evening of music will also feature Dexter O’Neal & the Funk Yard.  Gospel Fest will take place on August 11 and feature a New Artist Showcase, Praise & Worship, Church of Tomorrow (youth), Honoring the Legacies, A Trip Down Memory Lane (Community Choirs Reunite) and Special Guests.


August 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
August 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Melinda Huett


RiverFront Festival Park
200 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602 United States
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(309) 689-3019