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June 23

MAKE A NEW FRIEND! Elmo, Abby Cadabby & Friends Arrive in Huntington on Nov. 29

MAKE A NEW FRIEND!

Elmo, Abby Cadabby & Friends Arrive in Huntington on Nov. 29

 

PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena from Saturday, November 29,through Sunday, November 30.

 

Pre-sale ticketsfor all three performances in Huntington are available Wednesday, June 25, for our Favorite Friends fan club! Get first dibs on the seats of your choice! Not a Favorite Friend? Registration is quick, easy & private.Visit http://sesamestreetlive.com/user/

 

Public on-salefor all three performances is Wednesday, July 9.

 

What:      Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend"
 
When:     Saturday           November 29       10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
               Sunday             November 29       2 p.m.
              
Where:    SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena
               1 Civic Center Plaza
               Huntington, WV 25701

 

Tickets:   $15 and $20. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $50 Sunny Seats* are also available. A facility fee of $2 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply.
 *The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo.

For more information, call 304-696-4400. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Forinformation online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. Become a fan of Sesame Street Live on Facebook.

 

Interviews, photos and additional press materials are available upon request.

Please contact Elyse Bauchle at 612-852-2365 / ebauchle@vee.com

 

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January 31

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TO KICK-OFF SUPER BOWL WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL GAME TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TO KICK-OFF SUPER BOWL WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL GAME TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1

 

(PHOENIX, Jan. 14, 2014) – In conjunction with FOX Sports’ broadcast coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, FOX Sports 1 has announced that their week-long prelude to the big game will include a special appearance by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.

 

Kicking off Super Bowl weekend, the Globetrotters will battle their long-time rivals, the Washington Generals, in a game telecast on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. EST on FOX Sports 1 (check… Read Full Release


January 29

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena nominated for an Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year Award

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Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

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SMG ManagedBig Sandy Superstore Arena nominated for an Academy of Country Music “Venue of the Year”Award

HUNTINGTON, W.Va--- The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is known for bringing in country music award winners like Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band.  Today, the Arena’s hard work paid off as they are now also nominated for an Academy of Country Music award in the “Venue of the Year” category.

“This is quite a… Read Full Release


January 28

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR WILL MAKE STOP IN HUNTINGTON, MAY 16TH

For Immediate Release

 

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR

 

WILL MAKE STOP IN HUNTINGTON, MAY 16TH

 

Alice in Chains have announced dates for a U.S. tour that launches April 25 in Tulsa, OK before making its way to Huntington, WV on Friday, May 16. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 at AliceinChains.com, while public on-sale date is this Friday, January 31.

 

Before they embark on the American tour, Alice in Chains travel to Australia for several Soundwave Festival shows. They’ll also play their… Read Full Release


January 11

KANAWHA VALLEY DONATIONS DRIVE!! The cast of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” TV show will be at the Big Sandy Arena in Huntington on Sunday, January 12 from 2PM till 6PM for a live meet-and-greet and donations drive. Come meet the cast, shake their h

Jan. 11, 2014
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Donation drive to help Kanawha Valley residents set for Sunday at arena
HUNTINGTON – The cast of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” will be at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, to collect donations for West Virginia residents who have been affected by the chemical leak in Kanawha County.
Cast members of the television show will be available for a meet-and-greet and autographs for their fans. The price of admission is donated goods.
Needed items include ready-to-feed baby… Read Full Release
December 16

IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD TOUR TO INVADE HUNTINGTON, W.VA., FRIDAY, FEB. 21

CALENDAR ADVISORY

 

 

 

 

IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD TOUR TO INVADE HUNTINGTON, W.VA., FRIDAY, FEB. 21

 

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 20
WHAT:           TNA Entertainment presents IMPACT WRESTLING in Huntington, W.Va.
 

Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Big Sandy Superstore Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.comor by phone at 800-745-3000.  
Fans who purchase a $65 ticket will meet select IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars at an early-entry autograph session at 5:30pm. 
 

WHEN:           Friday, February 21, 2014 7:30… Read Full Release


December 13

Downtown Huntington Lions Club asks community to “Team Up to Warm Up” and win a 4-Pack of Harlem Globetrotters Tickets!

Downtown Huntington Lions Club asks community to “Team Up to Warm Up” and win a 4-Pack of Harlem Globetrotters Tickets!

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Huntington, W. Va - From now until March 1, the Huntington Downtown Lions Club is challenging all citizens, civic groups, social groups, school clubs and office groups to donate gently used coats and jackets, which will be given to The Salvation Army. All size coats and jackets are welcome and can be brought to the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through Friday… Read Full Release


December 10

Great New Seats Just Released For Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path Tour

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December 10, 2013

CONTACT:
Veronica Hordubay
Marketing & Sales Manager
304.696.5947
vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

Great New Seats Just Released For Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path Tour
Today at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV

HUNTINGTON, WV- Great new seats have opened up for the Justin Moore concert at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on February 8, 2014. These new seats are the first sections in front of stage:  just off stage left and stage right.  They are available for purchase… Read Full Release


December 9

ZOINKS! MYSTERY-SOLVING CHILLS AND THRILLS COME TO THE BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA IN THE ALL-NEW SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES

ZOINKS! MYSTERY-SOLVING CHILLS AND THRILLS COME TO

THE BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA IN THE ALL-NEW
SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES

APRIL 30, 2014

HUNTINGTON, WV (December 9, 2013)-- The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring.  Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES is set to thrill audiences at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on April 30, 2014.

Tickets go on sale Friday,… Read Full Release


November 27

Martina McBride cancels Huntington, WV “Joy of Christmas” concert due to illness

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Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Martina McBride cancels Huntington, WV “Joy of Christmas” concert due to illness

HUNTINGTON, W.Va---  Martina McBride sincerely regrets that she must cancel her “Joy of Christmas” November 29th concert date at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV due to illness. 

Because the show is holiday-themed, Martina unfortunately won’t be able to reschedule the date this year.
 
All tickets may be refunded at the point of purchase. The Big… Read Full Release


November 25

Lighting of the City of Huntington Christmas tree

Contact:
Veronica Hordubay
304.696.5947

EVENT: Lighting of the City of Huntington Christmas tree

WHEN: Monday, November 25, 2013 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Plaza Corner of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street

DETAILS: The City of Huntington tree lighting ceremony will begin this evening at 6:00 p.m. featuring the Lewis Memorial Children’s Choir from 6:00 p.m. -6:15 p.m. followed by the Woman’s Arts Guild from 6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. leading the community in chorales. Mayor Steve Williams and Santa Claus will light the the 18ft blue spruce donated… Read Full Release


November 14

Experience Downtown for the Holidays kicks off with Tree Lighting

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Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

“Experience Downtown for the Holidays” kicks off with Tree Lighting

Huntington, W.Va.- Kick off the holiday season downtown as the city of Huntington welcomes you to enjoy an evening of activities for the entire family! “Experience Downtown for the Holidays” is scheduled to kick off Monday, November 25.

In anticipation for light up, sounds of Christmas will fill the plaza of the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena at 6:00 pm. The Lewis Memorial Baptist Church Children’s Choir… Read Full Release


October 23

JUSTIN MOORE TO MAKE A TOUR STOP IN HUNTINGTON, WV AT THE BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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JUSTIN MOORE TO MAKE A TOUR STOP IN HUNTINGTON, WV AT THE BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA  ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

MEDIA ONLY: https://bmlg.box.com/s/fnxr2qkxti3f3edbdt4v

 

HUNTINGTON, WV (October 23rd, 2013) – Justin Moore will truly take his fans on a unique journey with a new headlining tour in support of his September 17 album release on The Valory Music Co. The OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR will make a tour stop in Huntington, WV at Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Saturday, February 8th.  Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, November 1st at 10:00am and can be purchased… Read Full Release


October 17

Alice Cooper to offer FREE tickets to all United States Military personnel

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Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Alice Cooper to offer FREE tickets to all United States Military personnel

HUNTINGTON, W.Va---It turns out that the “No More Mr. Nice Guy” hit maker is actually a very nice guy after all as Alice Cooper  is offering all military personnel a free ticket to his upcoming concert in Huntington on Wednesday October 23rd!  The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is pleased to announce that Alice Cooper and his management would like for… Read Full Release


October 16

City of Huntington renews SMG contract for the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center

 

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October 15, 2013

CONTACT:
Veronica Hordubay
Marketing & Sales Manager
304.696.5947
vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com



City of Huntington renews SMG contract for the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Huntington, WV City Council voted unanimously to approve a ten-year management agreement with SMG to continue the sales, marketing, booking and operation of the Big Sandy Superstore arena and convention center.

“The partnership that the City has had with SMG has placed the Big… Read Full Release


October 8

FANS RULE IN 2014 – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GIVE FANS THE POWER TO DECIDE WHICH RULES WILL IMPACT THE GAME IN HUNTINGTON ON MARCH 12, 2014

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

CONTACT: (602) 258-0000

PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF

 

 

FANS RULE IN 2014 – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GIVE FANS THE POWER TO DECIDE WHICH RULES WILL IMPACT THE GAME IN HUNTINGTON ON MARCH 12, 2014

 

(PHOENIX, AZ) – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV on March 12, 2014 at 7:00pm.  Online voting is… Read Full Release


October 4

Ron White A Little Unprofessional

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October 4, 2013
CONTACT:
Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager
304.696.5947
vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

Ro   Ronn White, A Little Unprofessional

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:00 pm

The Big Sandy Superstore Arena 

Tickets On Sale Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10 AM

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Huntington with his new stand-up show, A Little Unprofessional.

White has achieved two Grammy nominations, a Gold… Read Full Release


September 24

92.7 / 98.5 the Planet Presents Rob Zombie and KORN

 

FOR RELEASE AT 10AM:

Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

92.7 / 98.5 the Planet Presents
Rob Zombie and KORN
“Night of the Living Dreads Tour”
Saturday, November 23rd
All Tickets $45.00
(plus any applicable fees may apply)
All GA floor and reserved side seating
Tickets ON SALE Friday September 27th at 10amTickets available at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, All Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone 800-745-3000
Upcoming scheduled events for the SMG Managed Big Sandy… Read Full Release


September 16

Cirkopolis scheduled for stop in Huntington has been cancelled

 

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September 16, 2013

CONTACT:
Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com



Cirkopolis scheduled for stop in Huntington has been cancelled

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Cirque Éloize, Cirkopolis scheduled for September 24th and 25th at 7:30, has been cancelled due tounforeseen circumstances – both performances are cancelled

Both the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Cirque Éloize apologize for the inconvenience.  There will not be a rescheduled date. 

All tickets… Read Full Release


September 9

103.3 TCR COUNTRY PRESENTS RODNEY ATKINS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FRANKIE BALLARD & ROSE FALCON HUNTINGTON, WV

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH – 8:00AM                                                

 

 

103.3 TCR COUNTRY PRESENTS

 RODNEY ATKINS

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

FRANKIE BALLARD

& ROSE FALCON

HUNTINGTON, WV

OCTOBER 17TH – 7:30PM

ALL SEATS RESERVED

PRESALE TICKETS ONLY $20!

AVAILABLE TUES. 9/10 – 10AM THROUGH THUR. 9/12 –… Read Full Release


August 27

SINBAD TO PERFORM AT BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

SINBAD TO PERFORM AT BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

 

Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades.  He freely admits that he doesn’t knows any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day”. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them… Read Full Release


August 19

Florida Georgia Line Cruises to fastest sell out at SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CORRECTION– In its press release dated August 16, 2013 inaccurate information was conveyed regarding radio stations in the Huntington – Charleston Market. The corrected information is provided below. We apologize for any

confusion this mistake may have created.

 

Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Florida Georgia Line “Cruises” to fastest sell out at SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va--- 2013’s hottest Country Band, Florida Georgia Line will “Cruise” into the SMG-Managed Big… Read Full Release


August 14

Renewal of Naming rights of Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center Approved

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August 14, 2013

CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com
Renewal of Naming rights of Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Convention Center Approved

Huntington, W.Va – The City of Huntington, SMG and Big Sandy Superstore are pleased to announce the approval of the renewal of the naming rights contract for the Arena and rebranding of the Conference Center to Convention Center by Big Sandy Superstore.  The agreement for the five year renewal will yield significant revenueover the term of the contract and provide substantial additional value… Read Full Release


August 16

Florida Georgia Line Cruises to fastest sell out at SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

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Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Florida Georgia Line “Cruises” to fastest sell out at SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va--- 2013’s hottest Country Band, Florida Georgia Line will “Cruise” into the SMG-Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena this fall to a SOLD OUT crowd.  The “Here’s to the Good Times Tour” has been having record-breaking sellouts in venues across the nation and Huntington, WV is no exception!   The Outback Concerts-produced show scheduled for Thursday, November… Read Full Release


July 30

Country Music Superstar and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Kellie Pickler Coming to Huntington for PATH to the Cure Concert

Country Music Superstar and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Kellie Pickler Coming to Huntington
for PATH to the Cure Concert

5K Run/Walk Participants Get Free Concert Admission

All Proceeds Benefit Women of the Tri-State

Huntington, WV--   PATH to the Cure enters its third year with a major announcement that will help even more women of the Tri-State get access to life-saving mammograms.  St. Mary’s Medical Center has partnered with the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Clear Channel Communications and the City of Huntington to bring country music sensation Kellie Pickler to the Tri-State for a… Read Full Release


July 25

JUSTIN MOORE ANNOUNCES HIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR ALSO STARRING RANDY HOUSER PLUS SPECIAL GUEST JOSH THOMPSON

NASHVLLE, TN (July 25, 2013) – Justin Moore will truly take his fans on a unique journey with a new headlining tour in support of his September 17 album release on The Valory Music Co. The OFF THE BEATN PATH TOUR hits the road on November 1 in Springfield, MO, and will continue throughout the Spring. Special guest Randy Houser and opening act Josh Thompson have been tapped for the 57-city trek.

“I can't express, in words, how excited I am about this tour. The success of the OUTLAWS LIKE ME TOUR gave us the opportunity to step it up a notch this time… Read Full Release


July 22

Hall of Fame Rocker Makes Much Anticipated Return to SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

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Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Hall of Fame Rocker Makes Much Anticipated Return to SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va---Alice Cooper will transform the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena into his personal horror story, with a rock psycho-drama show and thrilling theatrical concert that will excite, entertain and horrify. The platinum recording artist will return to Huntington on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm for “An Evening with Alice Cooper: All Alice, All… Read Full Release


July 15

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE REVEALS CITIES FOR FIRST HEADLINE TOUR

NASHVILLE, TN- (July 15, 2013) – Over the past year, Florida Georgia Line has cherished the good times seeing their QUADRUPLE PLATINUMdebut single “Cruise” dominate Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 1 for 19 straight weeks, the longest stretch for any song in the past 50 years and their aptly titled, GOLD-certified Republic Nashville debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES top the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The breakout duo has takenhome ACM and CMT awards and scored opening slots for Taylor Swift’s THE RED TOUR and Luke Bryan’s DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR. This fall the buzzworthy newcomerswill celebrate with… Read Full Release


July 15

The World of Make Believe Comes Alive in Huntington, WV

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Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

The World of Make Believe Comes Alive in Huntington, WV

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena invites you to take a journey and escape to a world of comic book wonder and imagination as you witness flying acrobats, action-packed sequences and amazing visuals LIVE for the first time in Huntington, W.Va.  Cirque Eloize’s Cirkopolis bridges the gap between reality and fantasy in a show that submerges audiences into the… Read Full Release


July 2

STANDUP PHENOMENON JEFF DUNHAM ANNOUNCES HIS FALL 2013 DISORDERLY CONDUCT TOUR

The nation’s number one comedian Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters announce the kick off the fall leg of their 2013 “Disorderly Conduct” worldwide tour.  The international concert series begins on October 23rd in Canada with stops in Windsor, Kitchener, Kingston, Halifax NS, Saint John, NBand Ottawa returning to the states on October 27th.  The US fall tour stops include; Glens Falls NY, State College PA, Indianapolis IN, Huntington, WV, Roanoke and Norfolk VA, , Bangor ME, Providence RI, and Trenton NJ. Tickets for all shows go on sale July12th.

 

Fans all over the… Read Full Release


May 31

Generation Next 40 under 40 adds Arena manager to Eighth Class

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CONTACT:
May 31, 2013

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

 

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.comGeneration Next 40 under 40 adds Arena manager to Eighth Class

 

HUNTINGTON, WV – “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader” is a quote from our nation’s sixth President, John Quincy Adams.  The West Virginia State Journal has released the Eighth Class of Generation Next 40 under 40 and at a reception held at the WV Capitol Culture Building, SMG Managed… Read Full Release


May 3

The Happiest 5K on the Planet is on its way to Huntington

 

 

May 3, 2013

For Immediate Release

 

Contact

Veronica Hordubay

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304.696.5947

 

The Happiest 5K on the Planet is on its way to Huntington

 

Huntington, WV. - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You. Be a Color Runner. The Color Run™- 5K is coming to downtown Huntington Saturday, August 31, 2013.  “This was a city-wide effort to make this happen and the City of Huntington should be proud to add its name to the list of the most talked about 5K in… Read Full Release


March 21

Arena manager named Venues Today Generation Next Winner

 

 

Arena manager named Venues Today Generation Next Winner

HUNTINGTON, WV -- And the award goes to…! Venues Today Magazine announced their selection of the 2013 Generation Next Award Winners and Brian Sipe, the General Manager of the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena, has been named Venues Today Generation Next Reader's Choice Award Winner.    The annual award honors young professionals world-wide under the age of 35who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows, fairs and festivals.

“I’m honored to be voted by my peers as a recipient of this… Read Full Release


April 1

The Price is Right Live! Coming to Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on May 3, 2013

 

Huntington, WV  The SMG managedBig Sandy Superstore Arena will host The Price is Right Live! on May 3rd at the Keith Albee PAC at 8:00pm

 

 

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10AMat the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000
 

The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "Come On Down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games… Read Full Release


March 11

Arena manager nominated for Venues Today annual Generation Next Award

 

 

Arena manager nominated for Venues Today annual Generation Next Award

HUNTINGTON, WV -- Venues Today Magazine once again is honoring young professionals who stand out in the entertainment industry. The annual award honors young leaders under the age of 35 who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and fairs and festivals.  This year, Brian Sipe is one of twenty-eight young professionals world-wide who is nominated for the award.

“I am quite honored to be nominated for this award again.  Some of my best friends in the… Read Full Release


February 26

Billboard Magazine names SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena as 1 of 17 venues to watch in 2013

 

February 25, 2013

 

Billboard Magazine names SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena as 1 of 17 “venues to watchin 2013”

Huntington, WV – On the heels of 3 SOLD OUT concerts in less than 3 months and a $4.6 million renovation to the arena, the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is now being recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of their venues to watch in 2013!  The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena has landed at #14 on Billboard’sNew and Renovated Venues to Watchlist. Other national recognizable venues… Read Full Release


February 22

THE TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR EVENT AT BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA HAS BEEN POSTPONED

THE TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR EVENT AT BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Huntington, WV (February 21, 2013) ­– The Toughest Monster Truck Tour event scheduled for March 15 and 16 at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington has been postponed.  The new date will be announced in the coming months.  Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

“We are very disappointed by the cancellation because we put on a great show for fans last year and were looking forward to bringing the same exciting and entertaining show to the Big Sandy… Read Full Release


February 20

SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena wants to paint Huntington in all types of colors

 

SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena wants to paint Huntington in all types of colors

 

Huntington, WV. - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You. Be a Color Runner. The Color Run 5K is looking for more cities to bring their happiness and color and Huntington is just the right spot!

 

The Color Run is hosting a vote to find new cities for their races and the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena needs your help. Visit www.thecolorrun.com/vote-for-your-city/to cast your vote and hopefully bring the color run to our city!… Read Full Release


February 18

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

WILLIE NELSON

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY



Willie Nelson is a country singer and songwriter best known for his hit songs including “Crazy” and “On the Road Again.” "On the Road Again" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1980. Albums “Without A Song”(1984) and “City of New Orleans”(1984) reached the top of the country charts. Willie Nelson has worked… Read Full Release


February 13

Traffic Alert: Busy Valentine’s Weekend planned for downtown Huntington

 

Traffic Alert: Busy Valentine’s Weekend planned for downtown Huntington, WV

Several events plus Valentine’s Day adds to traffic

 

Huntington, WV. Love is in the air this time of year and there are many things going on Downtown this weekend.  Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will be at the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena for their Locked and Reloaded tour with special guest Thomas Rhett.  In addition to that concert, Motown Legend Smokey Robinson will be at the historic Keith Albee Performing Arts Center with tickets still available by calling… Read Full Release


February 13

Another Grammy winner to perform at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center

 

Another Grammy winner to perform at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center

 

Huntington, WV.  The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena brings another Grammy winning artist into town on Sunday March 10th at 6:00pm. On the 2013 Grammy’s Lecrae won a Grammy along with other famous Contemporary Christian artists like TobyMac and Matt Redman. This is Lecrae’s first Grammy, earning Best Gospel Album.

 

According to the Huffington Post, Lecrae’s album “Gravity” debuted at number 3 on the Billboard chart. Lecrae raps not only about his religious beliefs, but also… Read Full Release


February 8

SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena announces use of Interactive Seat Map

 

Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing & Sales Manager

304.696.5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena announces use of Interactive Seat Map

 

Huntington, WV. - Buying tickets just got a whole lot more fun at the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena.  Effective February 7th, 2013, when you purchase tickets for select events at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, you will be able to choose which seats you want with Ticketmaster’s ISM technology.  The Interactive Seat Map, or ISM, is being used in many major… Read Full Release


February 4

Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall Live in Concert

 

Project Live LLC Presents

Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall

Live in Concert

May 17th

7:30 pm
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 9th at 10am

Tickets are $25, $49.75, $59.75
Very limited Gold Circle seats also available for $75.00 (fees may apply)
available at

Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office,

www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets,  

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January 24

Higher Learning Tour 2013

 

Huntington, WV.  The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Rush Concerts are partnering together to bring the Higher Learning Tour 2013 to Huntington featuring top-selling Christian Rap and Hip Hop artist LECRAE along with Dee-1, Propaganda and Christian comedian Bone Hampton to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Sunday March 10th  at 6:00pm.  “We are excited to work with Rush Concerts and bring this inspiring young artist to Huntington to share his passion and musical ministry,” said Brian Sipe, General Manager of the SMG Manager Big Sandy Superstore Arena. 

 

One listen to… Read Full Release


January 23

Historic St Joe’s Tournament makes triumphant return to downtown Huntington

 

Huntington, WV – The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena was the host facility to the WSAZ Wrestling Invitational this past weekend with 50 High School teams and 30 Middle School teams competing over the weekend.  There were 2000 individual matches on the mats along with 4000 fans packing the arena to see it all happen.

Brian Sipe, the General Manager of the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena stated, “We love working with Cabell-Midland High School, Bill Archer and WSAZ on this event every year.  It brings thousands from West Virginia to our city, packs… Read Full Release


December 19

TNA Impact Wrestling Road To Lockdown Tour Stops in Huntington, WV February 15

 

NASHVILLE, TN (December 17, 2012) – TNA Wrestling presents the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Road to Lockdown Tour live in Huntington, WV. The Superstars of IMPACT WRESTLING, as seen on Spike TV, (Thursdays 8 p.m. ET/PT) are invading the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Friday, February 15 starting at 7:30pm for an unforgettable night of action.

 

Featured during the Road to Lockdown Tour will be a 15-foot reinforced Steel Cage Match and TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars Austin Aries, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, Bully Ray, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Hernandez, TNA Knockouts and many more. Don’t… Read Full Release


December 4

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Home To Sold Out Shows

 

SMG MANAGED BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA HOME TO SOLD OUT SHOWS

               

Huntington, WV – The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena boasts its second sold out show in less than a month. In November, country rebel, Brantley Gilbert rolled into the arena for his Hell on Wheels Tour. Saturday night, Eric Church rocked the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena during his Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. Combined, more than 13,600 tickets were sold for the two performances.

General Manager of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Brian Sipe, said “Thank you Huntington… Read Full Release


November 29

Three Days Grace and Shinedown

 

(New York - November 12, 2012) Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist THREE DAYS GRACE and multiplatinum rock band SHINEDOWN have just announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining arena tour, kicking off on February 1 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL, and making it’s way to Huntington on Saturday, February 9th.  P.O.D. will be special guest on all dates. 

 

Comments Three Days Grace : “We can’t wait to get back out on the road to play live for our fans; that’s the best part of doing what we do.”

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November 27

Travis Tritt Holiday and Hits Tour Cancelled

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Travis Tritt Holiday and Hits show, scheduled for the Keith Albee PAC on Sunday Dec 2nd at 3:00pm, has been cancelled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  There will not be a rescheduled date. 

All tickets purchased will be refunded at the point of purchase please contact the Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000 for refunds beginning at 10am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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November 16

MONSTER TRUCK TOUR HELPS DEMOLISH PEANUT BUTTER SHORTAGE

 

MONSTER TRUCK TOUR HELPS DEMOLISH PEANUT BUTTER SHORTAGE

 

Huntington, WV – The Toughest Monster Truck Tour is teaming up with the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena and the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Committee, Downtown Live, to collect peanut butter for families in need this holiday season.

 

Since this is the time of giving, the organizations are collecting peanut butter for the Huntington Area Food Bank, which distributes tens of thousands of food boxes to people in need in a multi-county service area.

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November 14

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena in the Season to be Giving

 

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena in the Season to be Giving

Huntington, WV.   It is beginning to feel a lot like the holidays for many of us and that means cooking, cleaning, wrapping gifts and visiting our family and friends far and near.  This time of year also brings many ways to share and give of one’s time, talent and treasures and the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is doing just that.  The arena is teaming up with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce and Clear Channel Communications to raise 2012 jars of… Read Full Release


November 10

BRANTLEY GILBERT PLAYS TO SOLD-OUT SMG MANAGED BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

 

Huntington, WV – Country rebel, Brantley Gilbert, rolled into the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena with his Hell on Wheels Tour and played to a sold out crowd.  More than 6,100 tickets were sold for the high-energy tour. Fans began filling the plaza up to two hours before the show.  

General Manager of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Brian Sipe, said the show was a huge hit.  “Thank you Huntington WV for making us again prove to the world that we must be a stop on every tour,” Sipe said. “We’d like to thank CAA,… Read Full Release


November 6

The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena continues to be the venue of choice for fans and artists

 

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November 6, 2012

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The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena continues to be the venue of choice for fans and artists

(Huntington, WV) The Big Sandy Superstore Arena is the place to look whether it is a concert, family show, sporting event, conference or trade show, you will find it here in Huntington, WV. The SMG managed facility is the premier entertainment and event destination of the Tri-State, booking more concerts… Read Full Release


November 5

THE TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR SALUTES OUR VETERANS

 

THE TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR SALUTES OUR VETERANS

Huntington, WV – The Toughest Monster Truck Tour wants the Tri-State to know just how much it supports our military. So this Veteran’s Day, the first 300 active and retired military members presenting a valid military I.D. will receive one free ticket to the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, which will take place March 2013. Tickets can be picked up at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, November 12.

“We are excited the Toughest Monster Truck Tour will be… Read Full Release


October 16

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Launches Iphone App

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October 16, 2012

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Veronica Hordubay

304-696-5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

Huntington, WV) – Big Sandy Superstore Arena recently launched a redesigned website and now a venue iPhone app.  The newly redesigned website, www.bigsandyarena.com is sleek, easy to navigate providing guests with easy access to show information and to purchase tickets.  “We are extremely proud of the website updates. The new design captures the energy and excitement of Big Sandy Superstore Arena,” said Veronica Hordubay Marketing Manager of the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena. “We listened to feedback from the public… Read Full Release


October 15

LIFE IN COLOR (Dayglow) CANCELS SHOW AT BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA

 

Life in Color (Dayglow) Cancels Show at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Life in Color (Dayglow), scheduled event at the SMG- managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Friday night, has cancelled the show.  “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Life in Color (Dayglow) has decided to cancel Saturday’s event.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  There will not be a rescheduled date. 


Life in Color, (Dayglow) has cancelled the Huntington show at the SMG- managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena for Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. All… Read Full Release


October 11

A FULL HOUSE WITH KIDS OF ALL AGES ROCK OUT TO THE FRESH BEAT BAND

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  -  Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band performed at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 10. Over 2,000 people made their way to the historic theatre in downtown Huntington. Fans traveling as far as Akron, Ohio came to watch The Beats perform such hits as “Here We Go,” “A Friend Like You” and “Just Like a Rockstar”.

 

“We were thrilled we could bring this show to Huntington and we were glad to have a packed house to support the show,” said Brian Sipe, General Manager of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.… Read Full Release


October 8

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena presents Multi-Platinum Rock Bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down

 

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena presents
Multi-Platinum Rock Bands
Daughtry and 3 Doors Down
Special Guests Otherwisw

Wednesday, Nov 28Th

Tickets on Sale Friday October 12th at 10:00am

$25.00, $39.50 and $49.50
Purchase tickets at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Huntington, Wv – October 8, 2012 - Get ready to rock! Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down are excited to announce theirjoint 19-date first ever co-headline U.S. tour with a stop at the SMG… Read Full Release


September 20

Illness forces George Jones to Cancel Concert Tomorrow Night

 

                                                                         

For Immediate Release:

September 20, 2012

 

Contact:

Veronica Hordubay

304-696-5947

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

 

Illness forces George Jones to Cancel Concert Tomorrow Night

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, who was scheduled to play at the SMG- managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Friday night, has cancelled the show.  There will not be a rescheduled date.  His show in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday has also been cancelled.

George… Read Full Release


September 10

Be a part of history with Travis Tritt’s FIRST – EVER Christmas Tour

 

September 10, 2012

CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing Manager

VHordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304-696-5947



Be a part of history with Travis Tritt’s FIRST – EVER Christmas Tour   The Keith Albee Performing Arts Center
Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm


Huntington, WV - He’s making a set - list and checking it twice, so don’t get yourself in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!  Country Legend Travis Tritt is hitting the road for his first Christmas and Hits Tour and making a stop in Huntington, WV.  Travis Tritt fell in love with… Read Full Release


August 20

BRANTLEY GILBERT ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR HEADLINING TOUR Hell On Wheels Tour To Include Stop in Huntington on November 9th Special guests Uncle Kracker, Greg Bates and Brian Davis

 

 

                                                                        

 

            

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 20, 2012CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing Manager

VHordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304-696-5947

 

 

 BRANTLEY GILBERT ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR HEADLINING TOUR

Hell On Wheels Tour To Include Stop in Huntington on November 9th

Special guests Uncle… Read Full Release


November 10

Fourth Annual Dancing With the Tri-state Stars

Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. and Clear Channel Communications announces the Fourth Annual Dancing With the Tri-state Stars on Saturday, November 10th, 7:00 p.m., Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
 
Dancers this year with include Brian Sipe, General Manager Big Sandy Superstore Arena; Jill Francisco, Huddleston Bolen LLP; Alissa Stewart, Southwestern Community Action Council; Izzy Cross, MCTC Culinary Chef/21 at the Frederick…


August 10

SUN AND FUN ALL WEEKEND FOR THE 17th ANNUAL HUNTINGTON RIB AND MUSIC FEST

 

 

                               

 

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August 10, 2012

CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing Manager

vhordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304-696-5947

 

 

SUN AND FUN ALL WEEKEND FOR THE 17th ANNUAL HUNTINGTON RIB AND MUSIC FEST

The 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music Fest continues today through Sunday with sun and fun forecasted.  According to Bryan Hughes, WOWK stormTracker 13 meteorologist; “The best part of this weekend [is that] the… Read Full Release


August 7

GET THE LED OUT BRINGS A “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” TO HUNTINGTON

 

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August 7, 2012

CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing Manager

VHordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304-696-5947

 

 

GET THE LED OUT BRINGS A “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE”

TO HUNTINGTON

 

HUNTINGTON, WV - Delivering the "light and shade" that is the embodiment of "The Mighty Zep," Get The Led Out brings the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin to the concert stage on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hunting Rib & Music Fest (Huntington). Playing the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems… Read Full Release


August 6

THE 17TH ANNUAL HUNTINGTON RIB AND MUSIC FEST INTRODUCE THE UNPRECEDENTED INFLATABLE FRENZY ZONE

 

THE 17TH ANNUAL HUNTINGTON RIB AND MUSIC FEST INTRODUCE THE UNPRECEDENTED INFLATABLE FRENZY ZONE

 

HUNTINGTON, WV- The Huntington Rib and Music Fest provides entertainment for all ages, and this year is no exception.  Attendees will be jumping their way to the Inflatable Frenzy zone every day where they will be able to choose between 12 different inflatables!

Children and those still young at heart will have a blast jumping through inflatables such as the Batman jump, obstacle courses, a euro bungee and much more! In addition to the 12 inflatables there… Read Full Release


August 3

The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s General Manager, Brian Sipe, is ready to boogie, bandstand style, into the 4th Annual Dancing with the Tri-State Stars

 

The SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s General Manager, Brian Sipe, is ready to boogie, bandstand style, into the 4th Annual Dancing with the Tri-State Stars!

 

HUNTINGTON, WV-Dancing with the Tri-State Stars is returning to SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and one of the Arena’s stars is performing this year! Brian Sipe, Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s general manager, has been selected to dance for the cause.

 

“I feel very privileged and humbled to be a part of this event,” said Sipe. Sipe will be dancing the swing with… Read Full Release


August 2

Local Superstars Mystic Mountain Blueberry to open for Legendary Chubby Checker at the 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music Festival

 

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August 1, 2012

CONTACT:

Veronica Hordubay

Marketing Manager

VHordubay@bigsandyarena.com

304-696-5947

Local Superstars Mystic Mountain Blueberry to open for Legendary Chubby Checker at the 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music Festival

Brian Sipe, General Manger of Big Sandy Superstore Arena is excited about the buzz that is starting to take hold in Huntington for the 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music festival as he announced local favorite Mystic Mountain Blueberry will open for the legendary, Chubby Checker on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8:00pm.  “We… Read Full Release


July 2

“NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE NEW EVENTS MANAGER AT SMG MANAGED BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE ARENA”

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Jennifer Wheeler has been named the Events Manager for the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena.  Ms. Wheeler is a native of Huntington, WV and a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership.   Ms. Wheeler has been living and working in New York City for the past 2 years as a freelance consultant- mainly in the… Read Full Release


June 18

LEGENDARY CHUBBY CHECKER TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF TWISTIN AT 17th ANNUAL HUNTINGTON RIB AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

HUNTINGTON, WV-Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Chubby Checker, will twist his way into Huntington, WV at one of the most exciting events of the summer. The only artist to have 5 albums in the top 12 all at once, is headlining the 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music Fest on Friday night August 10th at 8pm.

The 50th anniversary year of The Twist has left many generations dancing. What keeps this artist twisting? “It’s the fans. The energy I get from singing and dancing with all these people over the years is unlike anything else I experience.… Read Full Release


June 18

Country Hit Maker Collin Raye to appear at 17th Annual Huntington Rib and Music Festival

HUNTINGTON, WV- Collin Raye, known as one of the true country hit makers of our time, is set to set hit after hit at Harris Riverfront Park. Among Raye’s hits are ballads such as “Love Me,” and “In This Life,” and rockers such as “My Kind of Girl” and “That’s My Story.” Raye will perform songs from past and current albums at the show on Saturday August 11, 2012 at 8pm at Harris Riverfront Park.

According to his official biography, Raye has been performing since age 7, when he would join his mother, Lois Wray, on stage. “I… Read Full Release


June 4

Tom Sides Presents MERLE HAGGARD & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 8 at 10:00 AM
$49 and $29. Gold Circle Floor Seating Also Available
Purchase tickets at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Country Music Hall of Fame legends Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson perform together for the first time at The Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV on Saturday, July 28. Enjoy a night of pickin, singin’ and story tellin’.

Over a distinguished fifty year-plus career that’s taken him from a drastically misspent criminal youth to solitary confinement in San Quentin… Read Full Release


June 1

After 25 Sold-Out Shows, Eric Church Adds Moore to The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour for Fall 2012

Special Guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore to Join Church For Upcoming Dates Through December

Tickets On Sale for Many New Dates on June 8, With Additional On-Sales to be Announced in Coming Weeks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – He’s sold out over 25 dates on his inaugural arena headlining tour, but Eric Church's The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour isn’t over yet. Announced today, the Fall leg of the tour will include stops from Amherst, MA to Los Angeles, CA to Sunrise, FL. Special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore will join Church for this portion of the… Read Full Release


May 30

Arena Launches All New, User Friendly Website

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The SMG-managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is excited to announce the launch of the all-new www.bigsandyarena.com.

“We have been working really hard over the last few months to create a site that would be fully functional, user friendly and appealing to our guests,” said Brian Sipe, SMG- General Manager for the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. “Our new site makes it easier for guests to find the information they need and to purchase tickets.”

The new site was designed and built by Huntington Advertising Agency, Bulldog Creative Services.

“This project has been in the works for… Read Full Release


May 29

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Names New Marketing and Sales Manager

Veronica L. Hordubay has been named the Marketing and Sales Manager for the SMG managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Ms. Hordubay is a native of Johnstown, PA and a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania; she brings with her over 15 years of Marketing, Sales and Management experience to the Arena. Her past experience has been in both for profit and not-for profit healthcare and most recently sports marketing. Ms. Hordubay is an active member of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce YPC, Downtown Huntington Partners and was a committee member for the Inaugural, “Cruzin on the Plaza”. Ms. Hordubay… Read Full Release