Historic Ovens Auditorium & Bojangles’ Coliseum host array of holiday happenings

Published: 
November 19, 2018

Tickets for holiday festivities on sale now 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2018) – From family-friendly performances to chart-topping tours, the holiday season is looking merry and bright with a festive event schedule at historic Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium this year. 

“Our venues have played an important role in many Charlotteans lives—from their graduations to their first concert or sporting event,” says Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium General Manager Cathy Buchhofer. “We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors back with their family and friends for a special holiday memory this year.”

Fans who are signed up for the Bojangles’ Coliseum & Ovens Auditorium e-newsletters will receive special discount codes for Cyber Monday deals as well as other holiday discounts running from now to Dec. 2 through Ticketmaster.com.

The full holiday lineup can be found below. To see all events at Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles’ Coliseum and sign up for the venue e-newsletters, visit ovensauditorium.com and bojanglescoliseum.com.

 

“A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas”

When: Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $41 and $72 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum will kick off his 7th Annual Christmas concert tour in Charlotte, sharing the stage with the phenomenal Sheila E. The concert will also feature Kirk’s brother, vocalist Kevin Whalum, vocalist Lynn Mabry and musical director, keyboardist and vocalist John Stoddart.

 

Charlotte Checkers vs. Laval Rocket – Family Night

When: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.

Where: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Tickets: Ticketsstart at $18 (plus applicable service charges).

About: During Family Night presented by Fairfield Inn & Suites, groups of four or more save 40 percent when purchasing online—perfect for visiting family during the Thanksgiving holidays.

 

Charlotte Checkers vs. Laval Rocket – Postgame Skate with Team

When: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

Where: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Tickets: Tickets start at $18 (plus applicable service charges).

About: The Postgame Skate ticket package includes a discounted platinum section ticket as well as a voucher for the Postgame Skate with players presented by Novant Health.

 

Martina McBride – “The Joy of Christmas Tour”

When: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $49.50 and $75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Country music icon Martina McBride continues her “The Joy of Christmas Tour” tradition, this time adding songs from her new album and bringing to life the big band and orchestral sounds by using local symphonies on each stop.

 

for KING & COUNTRY “Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour”

When: Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

Where: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Tickets: Tickets cost between $30.50 and $70.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY and special guest Zach Williams will hit the road in December with their Christmas tour extravaganza “Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour”, presented by Compassion.

 

SiriusXM Presents “The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Tour”

When: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $49.50 and $69.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy Award winner Brian Setzler and his 19-piece orchestra will visit Charlotte on their 15th anniversary “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the fourth consecutive year by SiriusXM.

 

“A Christmas Story, The Musical”

When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 9 (multiple times)

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $27 and $101.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About:  “A Christmas Story, The Musical”, presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage.

 

“CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderland”

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $65 and $100 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: “CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderland” will take audiences on a journey into the visual world of “Wonderland” with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra.

 

“Rocking Around The Christmas Tree With Darci Lynne And Friends”

When: Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $29.75 and $99.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Singer/Ventriloquist Darci Lynne is one of the youngest contestants to ever win NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” garnering over 21 million views on AGT’s YouTube and the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show.

 

Charlotte Checkers vs. Hartford Wolfpack – Teddy Bear Toss & Family Night

When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

Where: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Tickets: Tickets start at $18 (plus applicable service charges).

About: During Family Night presented by Fairfield Inn & Suites, groups of four or more save 40 percent when purchasing online—perfect for family visiting during the holidays. Fans are also invited to bring a stuffed animal to toss onto the ice after the first goal. All stuffed animals collected will be donated to local nonprofits for the holidays.

 

The Beach Boys – “Reason For The Season Christmas Tour”

When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $57 and $117 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: The Beach Boys, presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, will hit the Ovens Auditorium stage to perform classics from their Christmas album as well as new music from Mike Love's “Reason for the Season” album. The Grammy Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band is led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with musical director Scott Totten, Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Keith Hubacher, continue the legacy of the iconic American band.

 

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage”

When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $25 and $65 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: This brand new touring production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage”, Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols led by the Peanuts characters.

 

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

When: Sunday, Dec. 23

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $30 and $177 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: Experience Moscow Ballet’s “Dove of Peace Tour”, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season, and presenting world class performers; Russian folk legends Father Christmas and Snow Maiden, backdrops hand-painted by Russian masters; and a Dove of Peace with a 20 foot wingspan.

 

The Avett Brothers

When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8:30 p.m. & Monday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Bojangles’ Coliseum

Tickets: Tickets cost between $49.50 and $89.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: This past year has been historical for The Avett Brothers as they released their critically acclaimed documentary, “May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers.” The film followed the band as they wrote their Grammy nominated album”True Sadness.” The album achieved the group’s highest career debut to date, dominated multiple charts and was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Performance for “Ain’t No Man” by the 2017 Grammy Awards.

 

“Dancing with the Stars: Live!”

When: Monday, Dec. 31

Where: Ovens Auditorium

Tickets: Tickets cost between $49.50 and $85 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

About: TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” The tour delivers a spectacular night of show-stopping dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Hayley Erbert and Britt Stewart, with more surprise casting to be announced.

Media Notes

  • Media are encouraged to include the above event information in calendar listings.
  • Approved promotional photos for each show can be found here.
  • Please contact Kristen Moore and Molly Ruggere with requests for interviews, photo credentials or media passes. Approval is at the discretion of each show.


About Bojangles’ Coliseum
Bojangles’ Coliseum first opened in 1955 as the largest unsupported steel dome coliseum in the nation. Since then, the multipurpose venue has hosted a wide array of concerts, sporting events, family shows and other diverse entertainment events. The celebrated facility has been known by many names: Charlotte Coliseum, Independence Arena, Cricket Arena and currently Bojangles’ Coliseum. For more information, visit bojanglescoliseum.com

About Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit ovensauditorium.com.

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