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Friday February 12: HAIRBANGER'S BALL!!!

Hairbanger's Ball THIS FRIDAY at The City Center!!!

30 years ago, bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Motley Crue were selling millions of records and playing sold out concerts all over the world. Today, one tribute band has tapped into the nostalgic energy of the “Decade of Decadence” like no other. They call themselves Hairbanger’s Ball.

Come see them THIS FRIDAY for their FIRST time on The City Center stage! They've been here before, but never like this! With special guest PopTart from Too White Crew guest bartending! We want to make sure they remember their first time!

See you THIS FRIDAY at The City Center!!!

For more information: Hairbanger's Ball at The City Center Facebook event

Saturday February 13: CHRIS CAVANAUGH with THIRD SHIFT!!!

Chris Cavanaugh & Third Shift THIS SATURDAY at The City Center!!!

You can expect a party at a Cavanaugh show. His style is extremely up-beat showcased by him playing lead electric guitar. A mix of old-school Kenny Chesney and guitar-slaying Keith Urban is the best way to describe his sound.

Cavanaugh has shared the stage with every country artist in the game including Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, Justin Moore, Eric Church, Kip Moore; the list is endless.

See you THIS SATURDAY at The City Center!

For more information: Chris Cavanaugh & Third Shift at The City Center Facebook event


Other Upcoming shows:
Saturday February 20: JERROD NIEMANN
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Thursday February 25: BRET MICHAELS
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Saturday March 5: CHASE BRYANT
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Thursday March 10: KANE BROWN
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Friday April 8: JANA KRAMER
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Saturday May 7: SPONGE
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Check out the crowd from our GRAND OPENING THURSDAY APRIL 2 WITH DUSTIN LYNCH:



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CLICK HERE for Craig Morgan Meet and Greet pictures
CLICK HERE for Sammy Kershaw Meet and Greet pictures
CLICK HERE for Chris Janson Meet and Greet pictures
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Hairbanger's Ball

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

They're BACK!!!

30 years ago, bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Motley Crue were selling millions of records and playing sold out concerts all over the world. Today, one tribute band has tapped into the nostalgic energy of the “Decade of Decadence” like no other. They call themselves Hairbanger’s Ball.

Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What If” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most sought after “80’s Hair Rock Tribute Bands” in the United States. Performing over 150 shows a year for 13 years says it all. Their show is in high demand for club venues, private parties and corporate events. This band has even been named “Best Rock Band” by the public in their home town of Chicago.

What can you expect when seeing Hairbanger’s Ball? A high energy show that does not skimp out on the music. Being a 6 piece band, with both powerful male and female vocalists, nothing is left to be desired when listening to and watching this band put on a show.

Hairbanger’s Ball appeals to a wide range of people. They deliver a true representation of being at a rock concert in the 1980’s. Hairbanger’s Ball can bring back a memory of a rock concert someone saw in 1985 and also bring the youngsters the experience of a rock concert they were just too young to see.

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Chris Cavanaugh w/Third Shift

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

Chris Cavanaugh grew up listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Brooks & Dunn. This influence of 90’s country songs and his love for music had Cavanaugh making the trip from his hometown of Springfield, Missouri to Tennessee just months after graduating high school.

Shortly after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Chris signed his first songwriting deal. Over the next few years Chris spent his time on music row honing his craft as a writer. During this time however, he says, "I always knew that deep down my ultimate passion was playing and performing, so I eventually had to get out and do something about it...I had to get on the road." And so he did.

Cavanaugh has shared the stage with every country artist in the game including Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, Justin Moore, Eric Church, Kip Moore; the list is endless.

You can expect a party at a Cavanaugh show. His style is extremely up-beat showcased by him playing lead electric guitar. A mix of old-school Kenny Chesney and guitar-slaying Keith Urban is the best way to describe his sound.

Cavanaugh recently signed a new publishing deal with Notting Hill Music Publishing, he has just finished his new EP “Footprints on My Windshield'” and he just announced he’s on Kip Moore’s Wild Ones Tour this fall. Needless to say, the future looks bright….

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Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

“Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is like the cover band that’s never seen a cover band.” Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago. Their unique song repertoire include hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John! You may even hear some of our off-the-wall choices from Les Miserables, The Golden Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and classic Disney movies! Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing!

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Jerrod Niemann

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

Fat City Bar and Grill is proud to welcome JERROD NIEMANN to The City Center entertainment venue!!! With more than 9,000 square feet of space, a VIP Mezzanine level, the 3,700 square foot indoor bar and close to 2,000 square feet of beer garden between the buildings, we can't wait to 'Drink to That All Night!'

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM. Live music does not start right at 7 PM. There will be a DJ and then opening acts before the headline act.

Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann recently followed his RIAA Gold-certified multi-week No. 1 smash, "Drink to That All Night," with his High Noon album's second single, "Donkey." Niemann co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on High Noon, the follow-up to his acclaimed, musically adventurous 2012 release, Free the Music.

Niemann's chart-topping major-label debut, 2010's Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, "Lover, Lover," and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, "What Do You Want." His sophomore release, Free The Music, hit shelves last year and featured the Top 15 single "Shinin' On Me" and the poignant ballad "Only God Could Love You More." Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

With Brent Rupard opening!

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Bret Michaels

The City Center, 505 S Chestnut, Champaign, IL

As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Bret Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including "Talk Dirty To Me," "Something To Believe In," "Nothing But A Good Time" and the timeless #1 smash "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He has survived a lifelong battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994 and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades. "As soon as I ever start to just go through the motions I'll quit," confessed the singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor in a recent interview. But there's little chance he'll even slow down let alone quit anytime soon. In fact, after more than 25 years in the business this award winning, multi platinum superstar's career continues to move at warp speed.

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