Report: WWCT's Discovery Concert Series
February 16, 2015 at 10:45 AM (PT)
Since it’s humble beginnings in 2013, the DISCOVERY CONCERT SERIES presented by ADVANCE MEDIA PARTNERS Triple A WWCT/PEORIA. IL, has grown from a small venue (THE FIELDHOUSE BAR & GRILL) that drew 50 people to regularly drawing 600-700 listeners at the larger THE LIMELIGHT EVENTPLEX.
In addition to the DISCOVERY CONCERT SERIES providing people in CENTRAL ILLINOIS the opportunity to experience new music and artists, it brings an awareness to organizations such as FRIENDSHIP HOUSE, a partner since the very beginning.
FRIENDSHIP HOUSE IS a faith-based organization reaching out to all those in need, regardless of faith. Their mission is to provide relief, respect and renewal to PEORIA's most vulnerable individuals and families.
"WWCT and the entire team at ADVANCED MEDIA PARTNERS have been so wonderful to work with," FRIENDSHIP HOUSE Pres./CEO MELANIE MCNIFF said. "Over the 17 months we have partnered with them, the DISCOVERY CONCERTS have raised over $10,000 for our programs and services, and over three tons of donated food to help us serve over 10,000 individuals per year. We could not ask for a better partner!"
"It's been the station's mission to bring up-and-coming bands to PEORIA with the added benefit of giving back to the community," said ALGHINI. "I think we're meeting that mission and then some. With the generosity of the WWCT listeners, we can continue to grow the concert series and bring a greater awareness to FRIENDSHIP HOUSE, all while maintaining the intimate nature of the DISCOVERY CONCERT experience."