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    January 11, 2018
    POLLSTAR Magazine has released the top 200 theater venues worldwide and the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater was listed 120th in the world and 95th in the nation. This ranking is based on total number of ticket sales in 2017. The last time the theater was featured on this list was 2015 when it placed 148th in the world and 114th in the nation.

    “The Peoria Civic Center Theater is a huge asset for Peoria and the surrounding communities and continues to attract many quality acts,” said Anne Clayton, SMG/Peoria Civic Center General Manager. “The more tickets the theater sells, the more acts make Peoria a must-stop on their tour. The Central Illinois community makes this possible by supporting these shows.”

    Shows that contributed to the 2017 ranking are listed below.
    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
    Mamma Mia
    Once The Musical
    Motown the Musical
    Dirty Dancing
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    The Head and The Heart
    Get The Led out
    Decades Rewind
    Brit Floyd
    Joe Bonamassa
    REO Speedwagon
    Brian Wilson
    Dream Theater
    Home Free Celtic Woman
    American English
    Joe George
    Vance Joy
    Rodney Carrington
    David Sedaris
    Lewis Black
    Chonda Pierce
    Ron White
    DeRay Davis
    David Blaine
    Theresa Caputo
    Dancing with the Stars
    Daniel Tiger
    Peppa Pig

    About the Peoria Civic Center
    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, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.

    About SMG
    Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

    SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.

    The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com