LOUIE LOUIE: A Sammich Tradition


JammSammich has always believed in giving back. That’s why this year, we mark a decade of performances at one of Peoria’s longest running and favorite festivals, the Louie Louie RiverJam. The event caps off one of Peoria’s craziest parades (kazoos, business folk in boxer shorts, pink flamingoes – and that song…played on a wide variety of exotic instruments) and marks the traditional kickoff of Peoria’s Summer.

Besides the huge crowds and party atmosphere Louie Louie promises, we look forward, every year, to the opportunity to donate our time to help raise money for our favorite cause, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Along with the Illinois Valley Striders and AMP Media and a small army of volunteers – the event (always held the final Friday of May) donates its proceeds to St Jude to assist with research for cures for childhood illness and the rising cost of caring for St Jude kids.

This year’s parade starts at 3:30 – followed by the RiverJam at 5pm. Sammich is joined by Three and a Half Men kicking off the fun and this year’s exciting closing act, Dexter O’Neal and Funkyard. Weather permitting, it should be a fun night!