1/16/17 Patti to Speak and Perform at Peoria Civic Center for MLK Luncheon / Concert

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  1. Dennis Dennis Shook

    This just in!
    Singer Patti LaBelle will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Jan. 16, 2017 at the Peoria Civic Center.

    The 25th Annual luncheon will be followed by a concert by LaBelle in the Peoria Civic Center Arena. “Patti LaBelle is truly an icon in the music industry,” said Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis. “We’re excited to welcome her to Peoria to help us celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

    This is the first year the event, sponsored by Public Employees for Community Concerns, will feature both a luncheon and concert.

    Doors will open for the luncheon at 9:30 a.m. and the luncheon will begin at 10:45 a.m. LaBelle will be the featured speaker at the event, sharing how King impacted her life and career, followed immediately by her concert from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 25th annual luncheon than an appearance by the legendary Patti LaBelle,” event chairman Alma Brown said.

    Tickets for the luncheon and concert are $50 per person or 10 for $500 and are available for purchase at, at Peoria City Hall and by mail to P.O. Box 1312, Peoria, IL 61654-1312.

    Tickets for the concert only will be available starting Friday at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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