The David S. Palmer Arena

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Standard Box Office hours are: Monday thru Friday: Noon - 4:00 PM.


Join the Second Church of Christ for the 21st annual Easter at The  David S. Palmer Arena on Sunday,  April 5th at 10:00 AM. This will be an exciting day of worship as we think and reflect on the true story and message of Easter in one service together. Invite your family, friends and neighbors for this very special day.

First Gig Rock Academy

First Gig Rock Academy is for anyone in grades 5-12 who play guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. Students can have little to no experience in playing. Instruction will be given by professional musicians with years of experience in the field. Each student will be placed in a band and will be taught to play songs that will be performed on the final week. Students must have instrument to attend.

Sessions are Six Weeks each registration is $150
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Tribute to the Stars 

Make your plans now for a full night of BIG fun at the David S. Palmer Arena featuring MWF Micro Wrestling Federation!  Great fun for all ages and action packed start to finish. MWF will be bringing their show to Danville on April 24th.

MWF Micro Wrestling has been touring for over 14 years, longer than any other group in America. This group of wrestlers, brings a highly energetic and electrifying show and has toured 48 of the 50 states. Since MWF was created, the Micro Wrestlers have been featured several times on national television including: Fox, Animal Planet, TruTv, and CMT. They are also in pursuit of their own reality TV series. This high intensity show gives a unique brand to the wrestling industry and showcases the athletic skills of Micro Wrestling. The MWF Wrestlers are considered world-class athletes.
Adults $15 / Kids 12 and under $5
All tickets General Admission
On Sale Monday April 6th at 12:00 PM

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Kraft Hockeyville

Help the David S. Palmer Arena win $150,000 to upgrade the rink!

Tribute to the Stars

A Danville/ Vermilion County Stars & Famous Sons Tribute & Concert titled “Homecoming” was announced today.

The event is designated to benefit the restoration of the Fischer Grand Opera House Theatre where many of our stars, celebrities and famous sons & daughters once worked or attended.

The headlining musical entertainment will be Steve Rodman’s “Rodman Rail” which has performed throughout the Midwest and central Illinois, and, is known for its classic Dan Fogelberg and John Denver renditions. Also, joining the group on Saturday will be Robert McEntee, Dan Fogelbergs long time friend and lead guitarist!

Joining the line-up of Entertainment & Tributes will be a popular Danville Barber Shop quartet, (a music venue appreciated by Dick Van Dyke), the Danville Light Opera (with humorous Tribute skits) and several members from the string section of the Danville Symphony Orchestra. There will be additional stage performances by Jared Yates (American Idol Season 4), John Jansky, (renowned speed painter) and Christian Cunningham (Today Show National Talent winner). Plus; many more special surprises, --including special recognition for invitees in attendance.

Rodman and co-coordinator Jim Wood will be inviting a long list of celebrities and famous sons & daughters to this exciting concert and afternoon of entertainment. A bonus will be a short video update of plans and recent progress on the Theatre restoration project.

For more information please contact Steve Rodman at (217) 474-1970 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ben Portsmouth puts on a high intense show to honor the King of Rock and Roll. With the perfect “Elvis” look, a triple octave vocal range, and amazing stage charisma; Ben is the ultimate Elvis impersonator. Mr. Portsmouth has been crowned the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” and is the only artist to win this prestigious award that is not a US citizen.

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