Bud Light Party on the Patio May 4th!

Friday, April 29, 2016, 9:25 A.M.

Bud Light Party on the Patio May 4th!


Bud Light Party on the Patio

Wednesday, May 4th 5pm-7pm- Before the Alice Cooper Concert



Concert by Ray Long and Highway 61

Free and Open to the Public

Food and drinks available for purchase


Summer is just around the corner and that means more Bud Light Parties on the Patio at the Peoria Civic Center!  The 2016 series will kick off on Wednesday, May 4th from 5pm-7pm. The Peoria Civic Center is teaming up with 95.5 GLO to bring Ray Long and Highway 61 to the circle terrace outside of the theater.


Playing inside the theater that night will be rock legend Alice Cooper. Tickets for the 8 pm Alice Cooper show are still available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center.


SAVOR…Peoria will be serving a delicious dinner hot off the grill, featuring Rabers sausages and more. Join the Bud Light Party with Ice cold beer and more.  All food and beverage items will be available to purchase from 5-7pm.


Bud Light Parties are also scheduled for Friday, May 13th before the Beach Boys Concert in the theater and Sunday, May 29th before James Taylor and his All-Star Band in the arena. In the event or rain the party will move indoors to the exhibit halls.


About Ray Long and Highway 61

Fire & the Blues... Close your eyes for a minute and you might think Stevie Ray is alive and hanging out in central Illinois. Named after U.S. Route 61 –the Blues Highway running from Minnesota through Memphis to Louisiana – Ray Long writes songs straight from experience. “To play the blues, you have to have lived the blues,” says Long. He should know…with nearly 20 years musical experience, he used to practice four hours a day, three days a week, before going to his full-time, second-shift job at a metal fabrication plant. These days, he's enjoying opportunities to play with legendary musicians like Night Ranger, Saving Abel and Frank Hannon. But his dream is just getting started. Someday, he hopes to headline his own progressive blues tour. With aspirations of being the “best blues band since B.B. King,” Ray Long and the Highway 61 Band puts their pain & their passion into every guitar lick. Long says, “Music is the first love I ever had…I can play in front of two people or 2,000 people just the same.”





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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