Take a look at what’s happening at the David S. Palmer Arena!
Standard Box Office hours are: Monday thru Friday: Noon - 4:00 PM.
Festival Special Events
Beginning October 2nd...
All special event tickets are available through the David S. Palmer Arena. Buy in person at the box office; online by clicking the icon above, or visit www.palmerarena.com; or by phone by calling 1-877-77-CLICK.
For general information or group admission tickets, call 217-442-6583.
Children's Holiday Breakfast SOLD OUT
Sponsored by: The Quaker Oats Company & Sodexo Health Care
Sponsored by: Deb Schimerowski and Craig Wehr, & Escape, an Aveda Hair & Body Spa
T'was the Night before Christmas Family Pajama Party
Sponsored by: AT & T Illinois
Family Bingo Night
Sponsored by: Financial Legacy Partners Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
Trash or Treasure? Find out at the Vintage Roadshow at the Festival of Trees. Guests are invited to bring an heirloom or antique item for appraisal. Please bring only one item that you can carry or two pieces of jewelry. No weapons, firearms, paintings or large furniture. Each ticket includes admission to the Festival, appraisal for one item and a wonderful brunch plus dessert. Security will be provided to watch valuables.
Tuesday, November 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Ticket Price $10.00 each
Chris Good, Chair
The Crystal Ball
Cheers to You Bingo & Fun
Ladies Holiday Ladies Luncheon SOLD OUT
Dance with the Dead
Friday October 30th, 6pm
Featuring: Terrapin Flyer (Chicago's premier Grateful Dead inspired band)
With Special Guests: James Jones Trio (as seen at Phases Of The Moon)
Video, special effect lighting and sound by festival production specialists Wyss Production Services
Special effect make-up artists
Zombie Prom Photographer
V.I.Z. Lounge upgrade available
Crowning of the 2015 Zombie King and Queen
GA Tickets: $20 or $30 per couple in Advance
VIZ Tickets: $35 or $60 per couple in Advance
Tickets on Sale September 1
19 & Over Show
Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don't Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. While Brice is now known as reliable chart- topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast — where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”— "stole the show" (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.
"I couldn’t imagine it being any different than what I heard on the work tape," says Brice. "I said we had to do it live because I didn't want to give myself the option of redoing vocals or piano or bringing in background singers later. They brought the piano out into the main room of Ocean Way Studios [in Nashville], which is an old church, and we took our headphones off, had no click tracks, no drums. It's like they did 50 years ago. We played it four times and the last time was perfect. I took it off the board exactly the way we recorded it and mastered it, and it's my favorite track on the record by far.” Perhaps the most personal song on the album, though, is the title track, which Brice wrote for the first dance at his May 2013 wedding. As with so much of his work, the lyrics are inspired by his undying love for his wife, Sara, but they resonate with a huge audience. Top wedding website The Knot recently selected it for the "Dream Wedding" they threw for a pair of Boston Marathon bombing survivors.
"It's my favorite song I've ever written in my life," says Lee, "and I don’t know that that'll ever change."
With special guests: Lewis Brice and Josh Dorr
Tickets on Sale August 14 at 10AM:
Floor GA (No Seats): $35.00
Sides Reserved: $28.00
Purchase at Arena Box Office, by phone at 877-77CLICK, online atwww.palmerarena.com or click the link below.