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PARK-A-PALOOZA

Peoria Park District to Host Park-A-Palooza June 8-10, 2023


PEORIA (March 1, 2023) – The Peoria Park District is proud to announce Park-A-Palooza, happening June 8-10th on the Peoria RiverFront! Start off your Summer of PLAY with a weekend of bouncing, entertainment and a whole lot of fun!


Park-A-Palooza will feature three main components – the Guinness Book of Records’ World’s Largest Bounce House and The Giant Obstacle course, a Drone Light Show and a concert with Grammy Award winning artist, Ashley McBryde featuring Chase Wright!


Peoria Park District is thankful for the support of Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity for support of this regional event.

“We are grateful for the commitment to this community and the trust in the Peoria Park District shown by Representative Gordon-Booth. With her stewardship, Park-A-Palooza will bring fun to Peoria that traditionally only happens in much larger cities!”, says Emily Cahill, Executive Director of the Peoria Park District. “We can’t wait for the fun!”


To learn more about Park-A-Palooza, please visit: PeoriaParks.org/PAP


Big Bounce House America + The Giant Obstacle Course

The biggest bounce house is coming to Central Illinois! That’s right, enjoy the Guinness Certified World’s Largest Bounce House! Covering an area of just over 16,000 square feet and towering 32ft high, you’re sure to have a good time! And that’s not all… the RiverFront will also be home to The Giant Obstacle Course- spanning 900ft of fun! Bounce House tickets will be available for age and time-specific periods spanning June 8-10th and will go on sale on March 3rd. Tickets range from $7-$10.


Ashley McBryde featuring Chase Wright

GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde, along with Chase Wright, will be taking the stage on the RiverFront on Friday, June 9th. Tickets will go on sale March 3rd, with a $10/ticket pre-sale rate through April 1st.


Drone Light Show

Come down to the RiverFront as we illuminate the skies with a Peoria-area first: a world-class drone light show! 300 LED drones will take the sky, with choregraphed music, artistic design in an eco-friendly, awe inspiring display! The show is free and open to the public with an initial show at 9pm, followed by a repeat performance at approximately 9:45pm.



ABOUT PEORIA PARK DISTRICT

Public stewards of nearly 9,000 acres of park and greenspace and another 185 buildings, the Park District’s mission is “To enrich life in our community through stewardship of the environment and the provision of quality recreational and leisure opportunities.” To learn more, please visit www.peoriaparks.org.


ABOUT ASHLEY MCBRYDE

GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in rural biker bars – and it shows. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist, New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMAAwards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her follow-up Never Will was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked her Top 10 RIAA Platinum-Certified single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. The album earned McBryde a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making Never Will the only album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACMs, CMAs and the Recording Academy in the same

award season. Her GRAMMY-winning duet with Carly Pearce, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” went all the way to No. 1 and earned McBryde and Pearce the ACM and CMA award for Musical Event of the Year. McBryde was also honored with the 2022 CMA International Artist Achievement Award for the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the country music industry outside of the United States. The Arkansas-native invites listeners to Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, a collaborative project featuring Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere and more, earning McBryde her third consecutive GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. Upon its release on September 30, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville garnered applause from The New York Times, NPR, Variety, Vulture, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Stereogum, among many more. McBryde recently wrapped The Judds: The Final Tour with Wynonna and will join her collaborators and special guests for two sold-out nights at the Ryman Auditorium for Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Live on February 15-16. McBryde is slated

to play headlining shows, festivals and three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour this spring and summer. For more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AshleyMcBryde and TikTok @AshleyMcBrydeMusic.


ABOUT CHASE WRIGHT

Chase Wright is doing more than make his childhood dreams come true: he’s introducing himself as a bold new Nashville artist with a freewheeling approach to genre, firm footing in relatable storytelling, and soft spot for big choruses. Respect for country music’s way around a story without feeling beholden to it defines the Indiana native’s energetic songs, which rely on electric loops and pop-rock chords alongside more traditional sounds made from steel strings and wood. It’s a confident blend that belies the fact that 24-year-old Chase first picked up a guitar only four years ago as a freshman track star at DePauw University. After graduating with a degree in economics, Chase packed his bags for Nashville, where he has since earned a publishing deal with Toby & Molly Music and signed with Morris Higham for management.


ABOUT BIG BOUNCE HOUSE AMERICA

The Big Bounce America, home of the only Guinness-certified world record holder of The World’s

Largest Bounce House, announced its 2023 North America tour visiting cities coast to coast. Produced

by XL Event Lab, The Big Bounce America is the biggest touring inflatable event in the world and

features four massive inflatable attractions. The quartet of inflatables includes the even bigger 16,000

sq. feet World’s Largest Bounce House and an incredible 900+ ft. long obstacle course named The Giant. The Big Bounce America continues to turn up the wowfactor and push family-friendly entertainment to new heights! For the most up-to-date tour schedule, visit:

https://thebigbounceamerica.com/tickets/

The World’s Largest Bounce House


Standing 32 ft. tall at its highest point and covering an area of over 16,000 square feet, this inflatable

goliath has been certified by Guinness as The World’s Largest Bounce House. Inside you’ll find giant

slides, ball pits, climbing towers and basketball hoops alongside fun, friendly, over-sized characters of

various colors, shapes and sizes for those all-important Instagram moments. At the center of this

dreamland is a custom-built stage where the resident DJ really turns up the party, hosting games,

competitions and playing music tailored to each age group. Everyone is invited to enjoy the experience

as sessions are organized by age, ranging from tiny tots to adult-only sessions. This is the place to really kick those sneakers off and PARTY ON!

The Giant


Calling all aspiring Ninja Warriors! At over 900 ft. in length, The Giant is one of the most fun and

energetic experiences you’ll ever have. There are 50 different obstacles to overcome as you make your way from the start line to our grand finale monster slide. Whether you’re looking for some fun

competition between family and friends, or you just want to bounce around the weird and colorful

inflatable landscape at your own pace, The Giant is not to be missed!


ABOUT XL EVENT LAB:

XL Event Lab the company behind The Big Bounce America, is a worldwide event producer and

promoter. They specialize in creating and touring unforgettable, innovative events for large audiences.

Since 2007 the company has welcomed thousands of guests to its experiences in countries around the

world. Media Contact: Kiersten Laramee; KLaramee@ImmerseAgency.com; 781-832-3744

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