Meatheads Athlete of the Month 2014-2015

Broadways Next BCPA 3.30.15

Broadways Next BCPA 3.30.15

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Thursday, April 16 7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts


Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical— complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical has been seen recently at the Triad, Tribeca Film Festival and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.



Blm Thunder 3.29.15

Blm Thunder 3.29.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Green Bay Gamblers
Saturday, April 11
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, April 11. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Blm Edge 3.26.15

Blm Edge 3.26.15

Win two tickets to the Edge Season opener!
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Edge vs Marion Blue Racers
Saturday, March 28
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

The Bloomington Edge Professional Indoor Football Team kicks off their 2015 Season Opener Against the Marion Blue Racers this Saturday Night at 7pm in the US Cellular Coliseum.


For just $11 you will get a Ticket, Hot Dog, Pepsi, and Skinny Pop Popcorn. Kids get in free, plus there is face painting and kids meet Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen, and Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!


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Joan Jett USCC 3.10.15

Joan Jett USCC 3.10.15

Win two tickets to see

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Friday, March 20

7:30 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Coliseum

With her signature black leather and shag haircut. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will fill the Coliseum with their iconic mix of hard rock, glam, punk, metal and garage rock. With three albums in the Top 20, the night is sure to be a rockin’ good time.


Los Lonely Boys BCPA 3.9.15

Los Lonely Boys BCPA 3.9.15

Los Lonely Boys

Thursday, March 26 7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts


Hailing from San Angelo, TX, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from rock, blues, tex-mex, conjunto and tejano. Their debut album, 2003’s Los Lonely Boys, and its lead single, “Heaven,” earned them a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance the following year. Experience them now as they rock a decade’s worth of music to audiences across the country.

Blm Thunder 3.8.15

Blm Thunder 3.8.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Team USA
Saturday, March 21
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, March 21. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Shen Yun Peoria 3.6.15

Shen Yun Peoria 3.6.15

Shen Yun

March 14 Sat., 7:30 pm

March 15 Sun., 2:00 pm

Peoria Civic Center

201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL


Reviving 5,000 years of civilization
Exquisite dance. Moving stories. Profound culture.
100 Artists. Grand Production. Accompanied by Full Live Orchestra.

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops-together creating one spectacular performance.

Eric Church USCC 3.3.15

Eric Church USCC 3.3.15

Win two tickets to see Eric Church in The Outsiders World Tour

Tuesday, March 17

7:30 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Coliseum


After closing out 2014 with country music’s top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four GRAMMY nominations. Don’t miss this mainstream country artist of the year.


Blm Thunder 3.2.14

Blm Thunder 3.2.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Team USA
Friday, March 13
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

OR

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder

Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Muskegon Lumberjacks
Saturday, March 14
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Luck 'o the Irish Sweepstakes

Luck 'o the Irish Sweepstakes

Enter the Luck 'o the Irish Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $500 pre-paid gift card!

MORE CHANCES TO WIN!
Visit the participating businesses below for additional chances to win the $500 grand prize, PLUS you can win prizes from each business! One entry allowed per location.

Barker Buick-GMC-Cadillac
2030 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington
Prize: Oil change & tire rotation

Barker Chevrolet
1887 PJ Keller Highway, Lexington
Prize: Oil change & tire rotation

Brad Wurth Country Financial Agent
1506 E Vernon Ave, Normal
Prize: $100 gift card

Eric's Restaurant
903 W Wood St, Bloomington
Prize: $25 gift card to Eric's Restaurant

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
401 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington
Prize: $25 gift card to Kobe

Meltdown Creative Works
409 E Washington St, Bloomington
Prize: $100 for graphic design services

Prairieland Federal Credit Union
416 N Kays Dr, Normal
Prize: $25 Visa gift card

Talecris Plasma Resources
511 W Washington St, Bloomington
Prize: 7" Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet

Blm Thunder 2.25.15

Blm Thunder 2.25.15

Win two suite tickets to the Bobby Hull Suite!
Game time: 3:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Chicago Steel
Sunday, March 1
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Snacks and drinks included

Chicago Blackhawks day with special guest Blackhawks Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull and the Chicago Ice Girls!

Youth Specials:
Select concession items free until end of 1st intermission and appearances by Dog Mcstuffines, Sofia the First, Bumblebee from Transformers and Batman!


It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Sunday, March 1. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

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Blm Thunder 2.24.15

Blm Thunder 2.24.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Team USA
Friday, March 13
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Team USA
Saturday, March 14
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 2.16.15

Blm Thunder 2.16.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 3:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Chicago Steel
Sunday, March 1
U.S. Cellular Coliseum

It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Sunday, March 1. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Blm Thunder 2.8.15

Blm Thunder 2.8.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Waterloo Black Hawks
Saturday, February 21
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Saturday, February 21. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Casting Crowns USCC 2.11.15

Casting Crowns USCC 2.11.15

Win two tickets to see Casting Crowns

Thursday, Feb. 26

7 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Casting Crowns’ has consistently delivered songs that spur listeners to evaluate their relationship with God and with each other. Casting Crowns has crafted another collection of songs that are entertaining and innovative, yet lyrically substantive.

One Night of Queen BCPA 2.23.15

One Night of Queen BCPA 2.23.15

One Night of Queen

Tuesday, March 10

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts


Experience the look, the sound, the pomp and the showmanship of arguably the greatest live band of all time. Over the last decade One Night of Queen has toured non-stop around the world, performing at theatres, arenas and festivals to sell-out crowds. The show provides hit after hit of Queen's 'never-to-die' anthems including: “We Will Rock You," “Bohemian Rhapsody," “A Kind Of Magic," “I Want To Break Free" and “We Are The Champions." So get ready to be upstanding and join us in a nostalgic return to Queen's heyday. We will, we will rock you!

Ricky Nelson Remembered BCPA 2.10.15

Ricky Nelson Remembered BCPA 2.10.15

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Saturday, Feb. 21

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts


Experience a multimedia musical journey of the life and music of teen idol Ricky Nelson, featuring hit songs such as “Hello Mary Lou," “Travelin' Man," “Garden Party" and many more performed by Ricky's twin sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Audiences rave about this heartfelt, energy-packed show.

The King's Singers BCPA 2.9.15

The King's Singers BCPA 2.9.15

The King's Singers

Thursday, Feb. 19

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts


One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, the King's Singers, have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing, they are excellent entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers BCPA 2.4.15

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers BCPA 2.4.15

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Sunday, Feb. 14

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a family friendly musical about the story of Millie, a young bride living in the Oregon wilderness. Mille's plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. See the fun and chaos ensue through loveable characters, music, and rambunctious dance routines.

Blm Thunder 2.2.15

Blm Thunder 2.2.15

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder to one of the following games:

Bloomington Thunder vs Cedar Rapids Roughriders
Friday, February 13
Game time: 7:00 pm

Bloomington Thunder vs Muskegon Lumberjacks
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Saturday, February 14
Game time: 7:00 pm


Bloomington Thunder vs Muskegon Lumberjacks
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Monday, February 16
Game time: 3:00 pm

It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, February 13, Saturday February 14 & Monday, February 16! Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

Chris Young & Lee Brice USCC 2.1.15

Chris Young & Lee Brice USCC 2.1.15

Win two tickets to see Chris Young and Lee Brice

With Special Guest Brothers Osborne

Friday, Feb. 20

7:30 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Coliseum

Lee Brice, who scored the year's first platinum-selling country hit with the
title track from his third album, I Don't Dance shares the stage with Chris Young, who did a little chart climbing of his own with "Who I Am With You. The two co-headliners tour with opening sets from up-and-coming guitar slingers Brothers Osborne.

Franc D'Ambrosio BCPA 1.28.15

Franc D'Ambrosio BCPA 1.28.15


Franc D’Ambrosio

Sunday, Feb. 8

2:00 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts


Best known as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom Of The Opera and affectionately known as “The Iron Man of The Mask,” Franc was awarded the distinction as the “World’s Longest Running Phantom,” with over 2,300 performances of the lead role. Now Franc D’Ambrosio tours the world singing vocalist favorites with his powerful and tone-perfect voice.



The Unvalentines BCPA 1.25.15

The Unvalentines BCPA 1.25.15


The Un-Valentines Show

Thursday, Feb. 5

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center

for Performing Arts


Had enough? Of course you have, and here's the antidote: an evening of laughs, healthy cynicism and fine music titled The Un-Valentine's Show: Songs and Tales of Unforgiveness, Heartbreak, Dysfunction and Revenge. Presented in a relaxed, singers-inthe- round format, the immediacy, directness and sheer honesty of a singer, a guitar and a song—in front of a live audience—is the direct opposite of the prefab, mass-produced sentimentality of so much popular music regarding love and its many disappointments. The Un-Valentine's musical revue is a lively evening of song and hilarity that's welcome in any season.


Mandala Dancers BCPA 1.23.15

Mandala Dancers BCPA 1.23.15

Mandala Dancers

Saturday, Feb. 7

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for

Performing Arts

Experience the vibrant and stirring Mandala Dancers performance group. Mandala Dancers is a professional performance group that presents various styles of Indian dance and specializes in Bharata Natyam, an ancient dance form that uses stylized hand gestures, theatrical facial expressions, intricate footwork and complicated rhythms and counter rhythms to visualize poetry, mythology and universal themes.



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Pirate School BCPA 1.19.15

Pirate School BCPA 1.19.15

Pirate School

Friday, Jan. 30

7:00 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for

Performing Arts

During Pirate School! the bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters the finer points of light-hearted mischief. The audience partakes in riotous, joyful competitions that rattle the rafters and zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty buccaneers! Featuring an original cartoon-like sound effect and musical score, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props, adept magic, slapstick swordplay antics, a misbehaving cannon, a talking skull and the world's only wearable pirate ship, Pirate School! is truly a treasure to discover!



Joel Sartore BCPA 1.13.15

Joel Sartore BCPA 1.13.15

Joel Sartore

Tuesday, Jan. 27

7:00 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts


Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories from around the world as a freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine. He is an author, speaker and teacher who captivates audiences with his funny and inspiring adventures. His images show a world worth saving. Here he will speak on The Ark Project, which is his photographic record of every animal currently curated in captivity including those in our own Miller Park Zoo.



American English BCPA 1.12.15

American English BCPA 1.12.15

American English

Friday, Jan. 23

7:30 p.m.

At the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

Back by popular demand, American English is the closest you will ever get to reliving The Beatles. Whether you grew up with the Fab Four or not, this show will be your window to the past. Witness “The Complete Beatles Tribute” with American English! Their demand here and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a professional setting and launched them into larger venues and theatres worldwide.



Blm Thunder 1.10.14

Blm Thunder 1.10.14

Win two on the glass tickets
For Bloomington Thunder
Game time: 7:00 pm
Bloomington Thunder vs Madison Capitals
Friday, January 23
U.S. Cellular Coliseum



It's the Best of the Best as the Bloomington Thunder take to the ice on Friday, January 23. Feel the excitement. See our very own Bloomington Thunder up close and personal.

And be sure to bring the entire family. It's great, affordable fun.

MVC 2015 Men's BBall

MVC 2015 Men's BBall

Win a Missouri Valley Conference prize package including:
• 4 All-Session Tickets (good for all nine games at the 2015 MVC Men’s Basketball Championship)
• Three-night hotel stay at the Embassy Suites Downtown St. Louis Hotel (one room)

Rick Springfield USCC 1.9.15

Rick Springfield USCC 1.9.15

Win two ticket to see
Rick Springfield with special guest The Romantics
Sunday, January 25
7 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Maybe you remember him as Dr. Noah Drake from the daytime drama General Hospital. And who doesn’t remember his hit single “Jessie’s Girl” from 1981 for which he received the 
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed that with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog(1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet(1982). Rick is now touring with the Romantics, who were bred on the mean streets of Detroit’s east side. The Romantics were inspired by the British punk invasion and their hometown rock scene. Nearly 30 years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

Sesame Street Live USCC 1.12.15

Sesame Street Live USCC 1.12.15

Win two tickets to see
Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!”
Tuesday, Jan. 27
6:30 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Coliseum


Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” is a brand new show that offers an up-close and interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot.” Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance. Abby leads a rhyming game and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor—dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!

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