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    January 24, 2018
    The Peoria Civic Center is gearing up for a full facility on Thursday, January 25th with over 14,000 people anticipated to come through the doors. In the Convention Center and Theater, the Illinois Music Education Conference is one of the largest conventions that Peoria hosts annually. In the Arena, the Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine “The Stage World Tour” is nearing a sellout.
    “This is exactly what this facility was built for, to embrace multiple events at once and bring people from all over to downtown Peoria,” said Anne Clayton, SMG General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center. “Our staff puts weeks of planning into busy days like this. We are excited to welcome everyone into our facility and ask that patrons allow extra time for parking and entry. We especially encourage people attending “The Stage World Tour” concert in the arena to arrive early.”
    Entrance and security checkpoint information for “The Stage World Tour” can be found here: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/upload/files/Security-Map4.pdf
    Information on events scheduled as part of the Illinois Music Education Conference can be found here: https://www.ilmea.org/imec/2018imec/
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    The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.
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