We are thrilled to be welcoming Darius Rucker to the Roanoke Civic Center for the first time tomorrow night! Especially thrilled that Roanoke is called out in his remake of the song ‘Wagon Wheel’. See above for the engraved Wagon Wheel that we are presenting him tomorrow for an artist gift, with the famous line “Walkin’ To The South, Out of Roanoke” on it. We’re also presenting him with a set of commemorative solo cups - because who doesn’t love commemorative solo cups?! Tickets are still available for the show tomorrow at HomeTownBankTix.com!
Follow along on Twitter with us using hashtag #DariusRCC. If you’re at the show, tweet using #DariusRCC and show the tweet to the Main Event and Backstage Grill concession stands for $1 off Nacho Supreme until 7:30. #TweetToEat
SO MUCH POPCORN!!!
Popcorn is a huge hit with our shows in February. During the Shrine Circus we went through over 1,000 pounds of popcorn. That is the size of four baby elephants at birth. It takes two bulk poppers and all five poppers in the stands during every show to keep up with the demand. Here are a few interesting popcorn facts for you to think about:
vAmericans consume some 16-billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat each year. That’s 51 quarts per man, woman, and child.
vHow high popcorn kernels can pop? Up to 3 feet in the air.
vThe world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February, 2009. It weighed 5,000 lbs., stood over 8 ft. tall, and measured 28.8 ft. in circumference.
If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!
It’s The Addam’s Family in cupcakes! Viva La Cupcake is bringing these fun themed cupcakes to The Addam’s Family musical on Thursday at the RPAT. You can purchase them for $5 in the lobby, or follow us on Twitter @RnkCivicCenter for a special discount on these cupcakes while at the show! Don’t have tickets yet? Purchase them at HomeTownBankTix.com. Great seats still available.
Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Tyler Farr will be coming to the Roanoke Civic Center May 1st for the Burn It Down Tour!
Today was ticket sales day and we had a long line of excited individuals waiting to get their tickets! A few people we talked to got to the Roanoke Civic Center as early as 5 and 7 a.m. to wait in line for their tickets! It’s going to be one hot show!
We had a green screen set that people took their pictures in front of after they purchased their tickets, which will be later Photoshopped into a cool Jason Aldean background commemorating the day! You can find those pictures on our Facebook page!!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AldeanRCC! Send us in a picture of you and your friends with your tickets and use it leading up to and the night of the show letting us know how excited you are! We will be retweeting, reposting, and sharing some of them!
See you all May 1st for the show!
The early morning Line up! And this was at 9:30, a lot of people had already been here since 5 am!
Don’t worry guys we had hot chocolate for them!
This guy got to the Roanoke Civic Center for his Jason Aldean tickets at 7 am! We honor your dedication! #AldeanRCC
One of our favorite events to host each year is the Guns and Hoses Hockey Game. This year the event took place on January 18.
It was a memorable and record-breaking night at the Roanoke Civic Center as the Guns edged the Hoses, 3-2, in front of 6,400 fans, the largest crowd in the 11-year history of the game.
More importantly, the 11th annual Guns vs. Hoses hockey game raised a record $33,500 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Over the 11 years of hosting the game, $170,150 has been raised for MDA and over 40,000 people have attended. Thanks for your continuous support!
And thanks to the Guns and Hoses Facebook page for the awesome photo!
Today was a bitter sweet, or should we say bitter cold day inside the Roanoke Civic Center. We removed the ice rink until next season!
We had two different back bachhoe’s going at the same time breaking up the ice. The ice is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches thick on the sides and about an inch thick in the middle. After the ice has been broken up and gathered together we send the estimated 14,000 gallons of frozen water to a water treatment plant to be disposed of properly!
Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page to see more pictures and post and even a Video of the ice being crushed up!
We couldn’t be more excited that Jason Aldean will be opening the third leg of his national tour at the Roanoke Civic Center May 1! This portion of the tour will be called Burn it Down and feature Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Bonus on the great openers!
That also means the Burn It Down Tour will have a rehearsal day the day before, April 30, at the venue. We’ll be sure to give Aldean and crew an extra warm Roanoke welcome!
The last time Aldean played at the Civic Center was September 30, 2011 and this openers were Chris Young and Thompson Square.
At the show, he donated all proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as part of his 6th Annual Concert For The Cure.
$.50 cents from each ticket sold to this concert will also go to a yet to be named charity.