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Highway 309 LIVE

Highway 309 LIVE presented by CEFCU is WGLT's new concert series debuting in summer 2023, continuing a 20+ year tradition of bringing live, local and new music to Bloomington-Normal.
WGLT Highway 309 LIVE

Jaimee Harris, with opener emily the band

Monday, June 12, 6-9 p.m. at Normal Theater

The first show of the series will feature Nashville singer-songwriter Jaimee Harris and Peoria’s emily the band for a special Pride Month celebration.

Ticket includes reserved priority seating and a goodie bag. Free seats are also available the night-of on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m.

About Jaimee Harris

Jaimee Harris will make her Bloomington-Normal debut to showcase her Americana-Folk hits from 2023 album Boomerang Town. Harris turned 30 during the pandemic. It’s a milestone that is a rite of passage even during normal times. But for the Texas-born Harris, who now hails from Nashville, it came in the midst of one of the strangest and most tumultuous periods in American history. When the world stopped during lockdown, Harris, like many others, found herself gazing back into the past, ruminating on the nature of her hometown and family origins, and reckoning with their imprint on her. Boomerang Town, Harris’ latest album, marks a bold step forward. It is an arresting, ambitious song-cycle that explores the generational arc of family, the stranglehold of addiction, and the fragile ties that bind us together as Americans.

About emily the band

Opening for Harris is emily the band. Hailing from Peoria and fronted by Emily Antonacci, emily the band is a self-described “indie pop queer girl group” who recently released The Heartbreak Album.

Event details

In partnership with Prairie Pride Coalition, WGLT will celebrate Harris, emily the band, and Pride Month. Event ticket sales and a percentage of drink sales will benefit the Friends of WGLT and Prairie Pride Coalition.

The event will include musical performances and the artists in conversation with WGLT’s Program Director Jon Norton, Music Director Ariele Jones and Reporter Lauren Warnecke.

This is an all-ages show but some conversations and song lyrics may contain sensitive content.


100 VIP tickets are available at $25 per which includes reserved priority seating and a goodie bag.

Free seats are also available the night-of on a first come first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Event schedule

6 p.m.: Doors open

6:30 p.m.: emily the band

7:15 p.m.: Intermission

7:30 p.m.: Jaimee Harris

9 p.m.: Event concludes

More about Jaimee Harris

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