We talk with Kelleen Nitsche and Sarah Marie Dillard about this year's Ignite Peoria event. Nitsche is the coordinator of the main performance stage, which features appearances from local performing arts groups -- theatre, dance, even magic. There are also musical theatre and improv workshops for young performers, and a "ticket booth" with special offers from area performers.
Dillard is the organizer of the State and Water stage. It's designed to operate like an "open mic" night, to feature local bands. Multiple musical genres are represented in the lineup, including a promising 15-year-old making her debut performance.
Ignite Peoria runs Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Peoria Civic Center.