Show choirs from near and far were strutting their stuff on the Adler Theater stage in Davenport this weekend. It was all part of the Great River Show Choir Invitational put on by Davenport West and Davenport Central.
The competition kicked off on Friday, with the finals Saturday night.
It brings in thousands of performers and their families, keeping local hotels and restaurants busy and giving them a boost during what's normally a slow time of year.
"A lot of us are going into overtime now. We appreciate the business and especially the tips," Eric Palmer, a barista at Beignet Done That, said.
"We prepared, but this is the first time I have experienced this. I had a warning, but I didn't expect this," he said.
The Quad City Visitors and Conventions Bureau says each overnight stay brings in around $180 to the local economy.
And while this is a big money maker for our local businesses, it also brings in a lot of cash for its high school hosts. The competition is a fundraiser for the schools' music groups, and is expected to bring in well over $10,000.