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.
PLAY IN A ROCK BAND! PERFORM ON STAGE!
First Gig Rock N' Roll Camp for Kids is a six-day destination camp for youths aged 10-18 years who love music and are ready for the band experience—including the thrill of performing live in front of an audience.
All incoming students are placed in band. Each band is assigned a professional leader, then works as a team to choose a name and pick songs to learn. Students spend their time rehearsing as a band, studying individually with guest musicians, and participating in other hands-on activities—including photo shoots, studio recording sound production and merchandising. Guest speakers from across the music industry will cover various topics of relevance, like management, talent buying, marketing, etc. The week culminates with a live public performance by the bands.
The camp brings together local and regional artists in the field of music. Over 20 area musicians will serve as camp instructors—sharing years of stage experience and teaching children the difference between playing music and performing live in front of an audience. Each band will be led by an experienced professional, and students will receive individual training with different guest musicians who excel in their field. The camp will be overseen by The Chicago Blackhawks Band (the Official Band of the Chicago Blackhawks) who will not only share their valuable knowledge with the students, but also guarantee a fun time will be had by all.
Local and Celebrity Instructors Community Ties, Community Involvement
“Community” is the key word here. While the design and formula for First Gig is a reflection of the local community. Our camp partners with DACC’s College for Kids Program to ensure a footing within each community. Opportunities for local participation are made available at all turns; from sponsors to guest speakers to guest musicians to volunteers.
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.
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.
Floor Seats Reserved: $40.00 or $275 for Table of 8.
General Admission: $25.00 for Adults / $5.00 for Kids 13 & Under