It's the biggest convention of the year for the Peoria Civic Center.
The Illinois Music Educators Association is in town, bringing in thousands of teachers and student musicians. Jim Weatherington, Civic Center General Manager, says they started showing up Wednesday, and will end the convention with a lot of music.
Over 900 students will perform in the Civic Center Arena Saturday afternoon.
Weatherington says the music convention makes a huge impact on the local economy, filling hotel rooms and restaurants.
The Illinois Music Educators Association convention wraps at the Civic Center on Sunday.