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Country Life Music Festival Security and Rules

With thousands of people expected for this weekend’s festivities, organizers have lots of security on site.
PEORIA - With stage preparations fully underway, officials are also working on the safety of thousands of people that are going to be Ravina on the Lakes this weekend.

Brad Paisley. Trace Adkins. Kellie Pickler. They all will be performing at the Country Life Music Festival. That lineup is expected to bring in thousands of people to a field in northwest Peoria.

Blu Entertainment is in charge of the event, and they said they will have their own security on site, that’s about 50 people.

Plus, they have hired the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department along with the Dunlap Fire Department to help everyone stay safe.

“They’ll just kind of keep the crowd under control, just eyes open, you know,” Blu Entertainment’s Brad Maloney said. “We’re not looking for any trouble, but we’ll just be out here making sure everybody’s taken care of and has a good time.”

To add to the good time, officials say they will have a dozen food vendors on site, plus beer and alcohol tents, so no outside food or drink will make it through the front gate.

The only thing concert-goers can bring in are lawn chairs and blankets, but officials said that is a small price to pay to see what they are calling the biggest country music festival in all of Illinois.

“There’s no reason people shouldn’t come out here and enjoy this experience. It really is a first-time experience for Peoria. There’s never been anything like this,” Maloney said.

Tickets are still available online or you can show up the day of and still get in.

The music-filled weekend gets started on Friday with the first performance at 3 p.m., and it continues all the way through Sunday.

Click here for the weekend’s line-up.

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