Tailgate N’ Tallboys kicking off musical festival party on Thursday


3 ONE OF PEORIA’S MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVALS — WHICH DRAWS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO THE AREA … IS KICKING OFF TONIGHT ROSARIO DOMINGUEZ JOINS US TO TELL US WHAT NEW THINGS PEOPLE CAN EXPECT THIS YEARROSARIO?>LAUREN … 12-THOUSAND PEOPLE DESCEND ON THE RIVER FRONT IN PEORIA EACH YEAR FOR THE TAILGATE AND TALLBOYS MUSIC FESTIVALIT HOSTS A SERIES OF FESTIVALS… BUT THIS WEEKEND IS SPECIAL AS IT FEATURES ARTISTS FROM DIFFERENT GENRES. FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS SAY 40 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO ATTEND COME FROM OUTSIDE THE RIVER CITY…. WHICH BRINGS IN MORE REVENUE. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS … THEY HAVE BEEN SELLING OUT SO THEY DECIDED TO CHANGE THEIR LAYOUT TO MAKE MORE SPACE. THEY MOVED THEIR MAIN STAGE FROM UNDER THE MURRAY BAKER BRIDGE TO CREATE SPACE FOR FIVE THOUSAND MORE PEOPLE. 3>>AND FOR 3 TONIGHT’S SPECIAL KICKOFF PARTY … ANYONE WITH A TICKET… INCLUDING FOR FUTURE TAILGATE AND TALLBOYS … CAN GO IN FOR FREE. THE COST FOR JUST THIS EVENING IS 15- DOLLARS. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE ARTIST BRET MICHAELS FROM POISON. 3>VISITING MILLER PARK ZOO IN BLOOMINGTON WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR SOME CHILDREN AFTER A NEW POLICY CHANGELAST MONTH A CHILD ON A