Lee Greenwood Christmas Concert to benefit Helping a Hero

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 A.M.

Lee Greenwood Christmas Concert to benefit Helping a Hero



December 10th, 2015 * Peoria Civic Center Arena

Tickets on sale Friday, September 18th at 10am!


Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and the Peoria Civic Center are proud to announce that Lee Greenwood will be bringing his Christmas-themed tour to the Civic Center Arena on Thursday, December 10th.  Tickets will be $30 in advance and will go on sale Friday, September 18th at 10am by phone at 800-745-3000, in person at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center or on-line at www.jaytv.com or www.ticketmaster.com.  $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Helping A Hero, and for all tickets purchased before the end of September patrons will also receive a free t-shirt showing support for the concert and Helping A Hero.


Lee Greenwood is an icon in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit.  With seven #1 singles, 25 additional charted singles and a variety of country music industry awards under his belt, there is no denying his influence.  Greenwood’s song “God Bless The USA” has been widely voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America.  Lee Greenwood’s Christmas concert can help set the mood for an evening of holiday entertainment that is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.  The show includes a decorative holiday set and performances of many classic holiday songs and carols that have become favorites of generations young and old.


Helping A Hero is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 2006 that provides support for military personnel severely injured in the war on terror.  Their principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members through partnerships made with local builders, developers, communities and the veterans.  Helping A Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families.

More information on Lee Greenwood is available at :    www.leegreenwood.com

More information on Helping A Hero is available at :     www.helpingahero.org


Produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and the Peoria Civic Center  For more info, check out www.jaytv.com and www.peoriaciviccenter.com


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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