2019 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Line-Up Announced




All Concerts to Be Held on the Peoria Illinois Riverfront!

PEORIA, IL (FEBRUARY 5, 2019) – Inked Entertainment, LLC has just announced 18 more artists that are set to perform for the 2019 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival. Tailgate N’ Tallboys will be held on the riverfront in downtown Peoria for the third year. In 2019, the series will span 7 dates. June 13, 14, 15 and 16 will be the first set of concerts and July 19 and 20 will follow. There will be a final concert on Saturday, September 14th. In addition to the main stage performances, there will be numerous local, and national performers on the Tailgate N’ Crusens Side Stage, as well as various festival activities throughout the series. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
Announced Performers:

  • June 13 Kick-off Party
    o Headliner: Bret Michaels
    o Support: Matt Stell and Seckond Chaynce
  • June 2019
    o Headliners (in alphabetical order): Brett Young, Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown
    o Support (in alphabetical order): Ashley McBryde, Carter Winter, Dillon Carmichael, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina, Logan Mize, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Muscadine Bloodline and Sweet Tea Trio.
    o Crusens Side Stage (in alphabetical order): Aileeah Colgan, Devin Clemons Band, Joe Stamm Band, Josh Phillips, and Tasji Bachman
  • July 2019
    o Headliner (in alphabetical order): Aaron Lewis, Clutch, Jamey Johnson, Tyler Childers
    o Support (in alphabetical order): Bishop Gunn, Dallas Moore, Josh Card, The Sisterhood and The Steel Woods.
    o Tailgate N’ Crusens Side Stage (in alphabetical order): Craig Gerdes, Billy Don Burns and Bryan James.
  • September 14, 2019 – (more yet to announce including direct support)
    o Headliner: Alabama
    o Support (in alphabetical order): Diamond Rio, The NATU Band and Mason Ramsey.
    o Tailgate N’ Crusens Side Stage: New City Road

June 13, 2019 will be the Kick-off Party to the festival. All Ticket holders (including multi day passes and single day passes) will receive free entry into the Kick-off Party. Single day tickets for the kick-off party will be $15 for those without festival passes. Those tickets are available now.

Inked Entertainment has also been working with the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to set up discounted hotel rooms at many area hotels for concert goers. A link to the reservation system is located on the festival website: www.TailgateNtallboys.com (under the travel section) now. You can also find this link on www.enjoypeoria.com. There is a limited amount of rooms on hold at negotiated prices, once these are sold out they are gone. In addition to the hotel rooms, Tailgate N’ Tallboys has secured a new camping location for the 2019 June weekend, at the Heart of Illinois Fairgrounds. Full hookup and primitive spots for campers and tents is available. This will include shuttle service to and from the festival throughout the day. There will be onsite showers, security and festival personal 24 hrs from Thurs – Monday of the June weekend.

There will be multiple new amenities and logistical changes in 2019. The stage will now be south facing with the stage facing bridge on what was the backend of Festival Park (venue). This allows for more room for those with chairs and allows for the growing attendance that the festival has experienced over the past few years. The VIP section will have a full-service bar, air-conditioned restrooms and express entrances.

The new NASH Pass is available for all three weekends. Included in this pass is secure gated parking, a pre-show reception at Cumulus Studios (with drinks and food), a weekend VIP Pass, entry through a special VIP entrance that is close to parking and leads right into the VIP section.

The 6 Pack Pass is once again be available for the festival. This allows purchaser entry into all dates of the series for a deeply discounted price. 6 Pack Passes, June Weekend Passes and July Weekend Passes are currently on sale at Tier 1 Prices and slated to increase in price on March 4 (or when allotted tickets sell out at Tier 1 pricing). Single Day tickets are officially on sale now for each date. will become available in early Spring, when more artists are added to the schedules.

There are many more announcements in the works, including a new mobile app for the festival so keep up with the latest by following Tailgate N’ Tallboys on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or by visiting the official website at www.TailgateNtallboys.com.

About Tailgate N’ Tallboys
Tailgate N’ Tallboys is Central Illinois #1 Country Music Festival. The Music Series is designed with the true Midwestern summer concert goer in mind. Boasting top country acts to span over the summer months all at one low cost ticket price. Our 6 Pack Pass allows entry to 6 concerts for practically the cost of one concert. This allows our Midwestern country music lovers the ability to attend one or all six shows on the calendar to keep the party going all summer long.