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Bob Seger concert attracts thousands, local economy benefits

PEORIA, Ill - If you watched Bob Seger in concert Tuesday night, odds are you're still talking about it and so are local hotels.

Thousands crowded the Peoria Civic Center for a record-breaking night at the arena.

Seger broke records becoming the highest draw in the civic center's history. The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette tells WMBD they were fully booked due to the number of visitors that the concert drew from dozens of states.

Restaurants across town were packed. Seger’s concert performing well means more popular artists could be coming to Peoria. Wednesday the Civic Center announced Chris Stapleton will perform here later this year.

Successful events like the Bob Seger concert creates a trickle down affect starting with concert goers who then add to the economy by visiting local businesses.

“The hotels were absolutely sold out, we had a great night,” said Jeff McLinden. “The thing that I noticed in Peoria was that the vibe was great. Everyone had business last night, what a pleasure to see on a Tuesday night.”

Chris Stapleton will be at the civic enter on Oct. 25, tickets go on sale next Friday. For more information on Stapleton’s tour, click here.


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