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Black Tie, Blue Jeans, Have a Ball!

Black Tie. Blue Jeans. Have a Ball- REMIX!

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in our community, Easterseals Central Illinois and the Black and Blue Ball committee have decided to postpone our 2022 Black and Blue Ball event. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and event guests is our top priority. 

The new date for the Black and Blue Ball is Friday, June 3, 2022

All tickets purchased for the original February date will be transferred and valid for the new event date in June. Your support through events like the Black and Blue Ball ensures that children with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs can receive the life-changing therapy and support they need to reach their full potential. Your generosity makes our work possible and is critically important to ensure that Easterseals can continue to meet the needs of those we serve. We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to celebrating with you at Black and Blue Ball later this year!

Are you ready for the 17th Annual Black and Blue Ball on June 3rd, 2022? Reserve your tickets today!

Sponsorships are now available! Contact Danielle Easton at 

It’s time to party! The Black and Blue Ball is heading into its 17th year and we are remixing the fun on Friday, June 3rd 2022 you can join the party at the Peoria Civic Center. We are excited to announce that this year we will be partying with Revel In Red, Peoria Magazine’s 2021 Entertainers for the year and all together legendary lineup including some of Central Illinois’ greatest talent. The Black and Blue Ball has stayed committed to raising vital funds for Easterseals Central Illinois, including in 2021 when the event went virtual. This year The Black and Blue Ball is bringing back Peoria’s biggest party to the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom, with a few remixes. We are committed to providing a safe, rocking environment for everyone and are ready to mix things up as we adhere to social gathering guidelines. The Black and Blue Ball will continue to be unique from other traditional fundraising events - creating an atmosphere geared towards the young and young-at-heart professionals.  We are ready to dust off our black tie, blue jean attire and have a ball for the kids and families of Easterseals!


Questions? Contact Allison Vershaw at or (309) 686-1177. Stay up to date on all things Black and Blue by following us on Facebook @ESBlackBlue or visit

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