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Art of ILL Fusion , founded in the Spring of 2004 , have become one of the hardest working national touring bands from Peoria, IL . In the the last year, they toured all over this fine land of ours with stops in New Mexico , Kansas , Colorado , Wisconsin , Missouri, Iowa , and all around their home state of Illinois. They have also become a staple on the Midwest festival circuit, having played at ,Festy Fest, Camp Kind, Space Stock, Whippersnap , Shoe Fest , Jammin on the Wolf , all last summer, and also hosting their own festival called Putnam County Music and Art Festival in which they had special guests Regi Wooten join them, as well as, played a Frank Zappa set with Ray White and Ike Willis , who played with Frank himself in the Mothers of Invention. Their guitarist , Mike has recently been a special guest with Terrapin Flyer, playing the music of the Grateful Dead with members of Cornmeal . Their music can be described as a mix of funk , rock and reggae all tied together with a jam blend of psychadelia and their sets are ever changing . For halloween they have played sets covering artists including Curtis Mayfield , Jimmy Cliff, Jerry Garcia Band , The Grateful Dead and this year they covered the Dr. Dre Chronic Album. One set of these guys you will quickly see why they are considered one of the most versatile bands in downstate IL.
sees the boys closing with a bang having just headlined their own Festival in Aug and recording a new Live in the Studio album in November that will be available in December into 2011. They will also be taking their new line up on the road with tours planned in the Midwest and then a second leg on the West Coast in early 2011. They will be Closing the Year down With a Blow Out Christmas show on Dec 24th which they will be playing the New Album live and having a CD release party and also Playing a surprise second Set to go with the Christmas of '72 theme , Then A special 3rd set to close the night complete with special guests and all!!!!!!!!!!!