Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Skillet, Sevendust, Pop Evil, and Devour The Day return to Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL August 18th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Closing out the Summer Rock set Skillet, Sevendust, Pop Evil, and Devour The Day return to Peoria, Illinois to rock out the Riverfront to a crowd from all over the Midwest. The hot August heat was kicked up a few degrees more with the nights lineup.

Devour The Day

From Memphis, Tennessee comes this power trio. Guitarist\Vocalist Blake Allison, Bassist Joey "Chicago" Walser, and Drummer Ronnie Farris played a sort but powerful set including songs, "Respect", "The Censor" and "Good Man". Hitting the rock scene in 2012 they have 3 albums any of which are worth a listen.

Official Devour The Day Facebook Page

Pop Evil

What else can be said about this Michigan Crew? Always a favorite to any venue big or small they play fans travel from both near and far to see the energy that they produce. Leigh Kakaty's powerful vocals, Rhythm of Dave Grahs, Deep Bassist Matt DiRito, Nick Fuelling's Guitar riffs, and the amazing drum sounds of Hayley Cramer. Playing all the fan favorites including, "Deal With The Devil", "Be Legendary", "Take It All", and "Trenches". Their blue collar sound brings fans together with uplifting lyrics that any listener is hard pressed not to sing along at the top of their lungs with the windows down.

Official Pop Evil Facebook Page


In 1994 Atlanta, Georgia was awoken by a band like no other. Sevendust took the stage with a sound unique and powerful that still carries on strong to this day. Filling up venue after venue no matter if opening or headlining you can certainly see the mark they have made in the music scene. Seeing fans from as far away as Florida and their home state or Georgia in the crowd. Vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, Lead Guitarist Clint Lowery, Bassist Vince Hornsby, Rhythm Guitarist John Connolly, and Drummer Morgan Rose. With 12 albums to pull from it's hard to pick a favorite. Playing songs from almost all of them "Dirty", "Black", "Shine" and "Thank You" to name a few.

Official Sevendust Facebook Page


In the rock and metal scene Christian Rock is something when done well can resonate. Skillet has perfected this sound over the years. Starting in 1996 and going through many changes since then the sound today can only be called perfection. Lead Vocalist and Bassist John Cooper, wife, keyboardist, and rhythm guitarist Korey Cooper, Lead Guitarist Seth Morrison and Drummer Jen Ledger have a presence and aura that lingers even when the show ends. Opening with "Feel Invincible" the crowd was energized and ready for the whole set. Newest hit "Legendary" and "Victorious" celebrate their newest album release. and closing with "Monster" and "The Resistance". The 14 song set came to a close but the energy can still be felt by the fans days later.

Official Skillet Facebook Page

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