WBGL and Rural King present
Second Annual "Harvest of Hope" Family Concert
WBGL and Rural King present the second annual Harvest of Hope Family Concert.  Come join us at Peterson Park in Mattoon on August 13th at 5pm for an evening full of music with artists Crowder, Building 429, Micah Tyler, and Leanna Crawford.  When you purchase a $25 ticket (kids 4 and under are free), Rural King will donate all the profits to a church, Christian school, or Christian organization in the community.  Here’s how it works:  You purchase a ticket, then take your receipt number and go to Rural King’s church week website and pick the organization you’d like to donate to.  

You can even Pay it Forward and purchase tickets to be set aside in a “bank” for other families to attend. 

It’s a win-win!  You get to come together with family and friends and hear some great live music, and when you do, you are helping organizations in the community!  


Tickets on sale Friday, June 10th at 10am.

Event Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 5:00pm | Gates open at 3:30pm


General Admission Ticket Prices:

Harvest of Hope | General Admission - $25
Harvest of Hope | Child (4 and younger) - Free
Harvest of Hope | Donation Ticket - $25

   - Purchase a Donation Ticket to be placed in a "Pay it Forward" ticket bank for those guests who cannot afford to attend the event.

No Refunds or exchanges are available. All sales are final.


Visit the Rural King website to select an Organization for donations
Rural King is going to donate all the profits for each ticket to a church, Christian school, or other approved Christian organization that are already loaded on our church week website.

  • Go to or click on this link https://www.ruralking.com/churchweek
  • Under Church Week Home Heading, select Enter
  • Select State
  • Select City
  • Select Organization you wish to donate to
  • Hit Proceed to Step 2 at the bottom of the page.
  • Enter in all information requested from the receipt (including order number found in the upper right hand corner) and hit submit.



Venue Location:
Peterson Park
500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938


Tickets can be purchased online at unwtickets.com and by phone at 651-631-5151. The Ticket Office can also be reached at ticketoffice@unwsp.edu.

Concert Information FAQ's
Where do I enter Mattoon Peterson Park?
There will be two entrances to the park. One gate will be at the north of the park and one gate will be at the south east corner of the park.

Will tickets be available to purchase at the gate?

We were hoping to be able to sell tickets at the door but last year we did sell out in advance of the concert and tickets were not available to purchase on the day of the concert. To guarantee tickets - order in advance!

When will we receive our wristbands?

Wristbands will be mailed out in July.  The wristbands are mailed from Minnesota. Watch for an envelope with the return address label of Northwestern Tickets. Tickets purchased after noon on Thursday, August 4 will not be mailed. Your wristbands will be available to pick up at the concert from either of the Ticket tables located near the gate entrances. Please have your ID when picking up your wristbands.

Will tickets be available to pick up at the gate?
Tickets purchased after noon on Thursday, August 4 will not be mailed. Your wristbands will be available to pick up at the concert from either of the Ticket tables located near the gate entrances. Please have your ID when picking up your wristbands.

Is ADA seating available?

ADA accommodation requests can be made while purchasing your tickets or by emailing ticketoffice@unwsp.edu. Please refer to the parking map for the Handicapped parking location.

How do I request a free ticket from the "Pay it Forward" ticket bank?
Generous attendees are purchasing tickets to donate to guests who cannot afford to attend the event. Free tickets can be requested until Thursday, August 11th at midnight. Maximum of 6 general admission tickets can be requested per household. Click HERE to request tickets.

Where do I park?
Parking is available on the streets that surround the park. Please be considerate when parking and pay attention to designated no-parking locations. Please do not block roads, driveways, or vehicle pedestrian paths.



Can I bring my own food or will concessions be available?
You may bring in a cooler with your own food and beverages but no cooking of foods will be permitted. Concessions will be available onsite to purchase. Alcohol is not permitted. 


Are there any additional items or activities not permitted?
Yes. No alcohol, drugs, smoking, vaping, etc. No fireworks, laser pointers, drones, kerosene lamps or open flames, yard games, sports gear, and recording gear will be permitted. No tents, tarps or other structures will be allowed to be setup. No pets or animals will be allowed. This includes emotional support animals.


Will seating be available?
Seating is not provided. We encourage you to bring a small, collapsible chair to sit on or a blanket. Large lounging chair systems will not be allowed.

What happens if it rains?
The concert is rain or shine. Small, flat topped umbrellas are allowed. Pointed and/or larger than 36" opened umbrellas are not permitted.

Can we come and go from the event?
Yes, you will be able to come and go from the event as long as your wristband remains intact and is on when you enter.

Will restrooms be available?
Portable restrooms and handwashing stations will be available onsite.

What will my ticket look like?
 There will be a separate wristband color for General Admission (blue) and one for Children (age 4 and younger) (green).