The Peoria Civic Center is expecting to welcome over 30,000 people through its doors this weekend

The SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center is hosting a number of events this weekend, using every part of the facility. “These types of weekends are our favorite, as this building was designed to host multiple events at once and it is great to see that in action,” said Anne Clayton, General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center.

The Official Spring Home Show takes place in the Exhibit Halls Friday- Sunday. More than 250 companies occupying 450 booth spaces make the Home Show the largest of its kind in Central Illinois. Exhibitors display a wide range of interior, exterior, home building and home remodeling products and services. Hours are Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 10am~8pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information visit

The Peoria Rivermen take on the Evansville Thunderbolts on Friday, February 24 at 7:05pm and Sunday, February 26th at 5:05pm. Experience all the action for yourself- get tickets at

IESA State Chess Tournament takes place in the ballroom and meeting rooms on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25th. Teams from 56 schools will compete for the state champion title.

The Head and The Heart with special guest Whitney will take the stage in the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm. Limited tickets for this concert are still available at

The Home Team Tour- Thomas Rhett with Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will take place in the Arena on Saturday, February 25 at 7:00pm. Security lines will open at 5pm, arena doors are expected to open at 5:30pm. Click here for entrance and security information Fans are encouraged to arrive early and review security information before arrival. Limited tickets are still available for this event at