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Arena prepping for diverse week with rock, dance and circus

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

HUNTINGTON - Whether your taste is classic rock, chart-topping country, rocking your worship, side-splitting comedy, International food and dancing, hard rock legends or elegant Christmas music, the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena has a record-breaking lineup of entertainment to close out 2013.

Alice Cooper makes a return appearance to Huntington ay 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at 8 pm. Tickets start at just $25 for "All Alice All Night Long" in a rock extravaganza that the entire city will be talking about.  Alice is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who is a pioneer in the rock and roll live show extravaganza.  For more information on Alice, you can visit www.alicecooper.com.

The fifth annual Dancing with the Tri-State Stars will dance its way into the arena at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Proceeds benefit the continued medical services offered by Ebenezer Medical Outreach to those in need throughout the tri-state area. Tickets are $25 and $15 for children (under 12) and Marshall students with valid MU student ID.  For more information on Ebenzer Medical Outreach, you can visit www.emohealth.org.

The Piccadilly Circus will be pulling out all the stops as laughter and excitement will thrill the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Oct. 27.   Show times are 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm, and tickets start at just $10.75. Some of this year's features include Russian Cossack Riders who perform unbelievable feats on Horseback at Breakneck Speed; The Nitro Motorcycle Cowboys in the Globe of Death, Racing Camels & Zebras; Daring aerialists, clowns, comedy acts & the Las Vegas White Tiger Spectacular. Plus a big fun zone where kids can ride ponies & camels, visit the free circus petting zoo with over 75 animals, visit the crazy monkey funny farm, eat cotton candy, funnel cakes and get your face painted. For more information, please visit www.thefuncircus.com.

The 2013 GMA Dove artist of the year TobyMac will hit the stage to kick off his nationwide tour at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.  Christian music pioneer TobyMac will be joined by American Idol stars Colton Dixon & Mandisa, singer/songwriters Chris August, Brandon Heath and Jamie Grace & the Capital Kings. Tickets start at just $27 with group tickets for 50+ available for $15 or groups of 15+ get $5 off ticket price.  For more information on TobyMac, please visit www.tobymac.com.

By popular demand, Jeff Dunham's "Disorderly Conduct Tour" will bring side-splitting laughter to Huntington November 8th at 8 pm. Dunham will be joined by his famous sidekicks: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J and more. All seats are just $45.50 and are going fast. For more information on Jeff Dunham, please visit www.jeffdunham.com.

International food, world music and dance will travel to Huntington for "Marshall University's 50th Annual International Festival" at 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The festival is open to the public and is free of charge to enter. Food tickets will be sold at the event. For more information, please visit www.bigsandyarena.com.

Country music's hottest new duo, Florida Georgia Line, will "Cruise" into Huntington at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 for their SOLD OUT show. The chart-topping duo's first headlining tour, "Here's to the Good Times" will hit 32 cities and will feature opening acts Colt Ford and Tyler Farr.  For more information please visit www.floridageorgialine.com.

"92.7/98.5 The Planet" presents Rob Zombie and KORN, "Night of the Living Dreads Tour" with special guests Scar the Martyr at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Tickets to see these two legendary rock bands are $45 and are general admission floor or reserved side seating.  For more information on these bands please visit www.robzombie.com and www.korn.com.

A holiday tradition returns  at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 as the City of Huntington officially welcomes the Christmas season with its tree lighting ceremony at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.  Bring the entire family to watch as the 25-foot blue spruce Christmas tree fascinates the young and the young at heart. There will be caroling, storytelling and memories to be made.  

Dazzling country female vocalist Martina McBride will serenade Huntington when Pandora jewelry presents "The Joy of Christmas Tour" at 8 p.m. Nov. 29. Tickets start at just $34.50 and since this show is on Black Friday, make plans with your family for an elegant night of Christmas music from this country legend.

For more information on Martina McBride, please visit www.martinamcbride.com.