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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                             Friday, January 2, 2015                                            

201 SW Jefferson Ave.                                                                                                                Contact: Megan Pedigo                       

Peoria, IL 61602                                                                                                                           Assistant Director of Marketing

www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com                                                                                                    (309) 680-3640    




For Immediate Release



Tickets go on sale January 5


(PEORIA, IL)- America’s #1 Gospel Stage Play, I’M NOT WHAT I DID is coming to the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on March 21 at 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $43.  General tickets are on sale January 5 at 11:00 am and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000.


I'M NOT WHAT I DID is the heartwarming story of Joseph Jackson, a man whose life has been transformed by the power of God and has to come to terms with his past.  Circumstances arise and he comes face to face with his three children, whom he left behind, and in his yesterday refused to accept responsibility for, forcing them to survive on their own.  Lil Joe is a 17 year old reflection of who his father used to be, Ebony is a sweet 16 year old that's trying to fill the void in her life that came from growing up without a father, and Derrick, the youngest, has been taken advantage of by a family friend.  After the loss of their mother to cancer, they all have to take responsibility for the past, present, and the future.  This hilarious inspirational comedy is full of life reflections and struggles that people face every day.  Through his journey, Joseph gets a true test of what it means to walk by faith and not by sight.  What Joseph finds is that faith in God produces true victory.  After seeing this story, you will be convinced that you are not your yesterday; and that you can have complete salvation, wholeness, and healing through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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

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