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Fri, Jul 28



pt.fwd fifth anniversary block party!

On Friday, July 28, 2023 pt.fwd will celebrate our fifth birthday with a block party!

pt.fwd fifth anniversary block party!
pt.fwd fifth anniversary block party!

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Normal, 621 S Linden St, Normal, IL 61761, USA

About the event

On Friday, July 28, pt.fwd will celebrate our fifth birthday with a block party!

Join us at the Connie Link Amphitheater in Normal, Illinois for four hours of live music, a raffle, food, friends, exclusive merch, and fun!

Music will begin at 5pm, with performances by our favorite local acts until 9pm. Performers will include hip-hop artist V8 Vast Change, synthesizer duo Creatian/Heap, ambient improv duo Swim Ignorant Fire + Yea Big, feminist songwriters Soft Coup, and psychedelic groovers Peng! 

5:00-5:30pm: Peng

5:45-6:15pm: Creatin + Heap

6:30-7:00: V8 Vast Change

7:15-7:45: Soft Coup 

8:00-8:30: Swim Ignorant Fire + Yea Big

A to Z's Catering will be selling entrées, sides, and desserts (including vegan options). Snacks and drinks will be available at the concessions stand. 

Illinois Art Station will be there from 5-7pm with family-friendly artmaking activities!

To raise funds for our upcoming programming, we'll have a digital auction from Friday, 7/28 through midnight on Sunday, 8/6. Visit the auction here:

This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

Due to the heat forecast, we recommend bringing a water bottle  and sun protection. Drinking fountains are available onsite, and other drinks will be sold at the concessions stand.

Please RSVP on Facebook


pt.fwd (pronounced "point forward") is an independent, artist-run 501c3 non-profit that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

pt.fwd's mission is to celebrate the communal experience of coming together to listen to powerful new sonic art. For more information, visit

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