Concert / Live Music

Local, Live Concert Series: The Ohio Weather Band

Local, Live concert series featuring The Ohio Weather Band, Saturday, December 19, 2020.  Enjoy the concert live in the theatre, or from the comfort of your own home with live stream access.

The Ohio Weather Band is a traveling rock & roll outfit from Akron, OH. The members consist of Corey King, Ray Lumpp and Derek Strata.

The band has performed at various venues and festivals across the country such as SXSW in Austin TX, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, CLIF Bar headquarters in Emeryville, CA, in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, and on a floating stage on the Ohio River where they also worked with the environmental organization, Living Lands and Waters to rid the river of unnatural debris.

Their sound has been described as a combined mix of blues, classic rock, folk, and psychedelia with a unique layer of singer/songwriter elements and delivery to bring it all together.

OWB members are just as much a fan of music and performance as they are players, writers and performers themselves. Join us on December 19th to experience what this rubber town collective has to offer.

Preorder concessions to be delivered to your seats prior to showtime. Per statewide orders put in place regarding congregate areas, all concessions for this event must be preordered.

Series sponsored by:
Thomas & Bebe Bernabei, Carol Vaughn


ADMISSION: $25 in person, all seating is reserved. $10 for live stream access.  Please call the box office at 330.454.8172 between 11am and 3pm Monday-Friday to reserve your seats.

Local, Live Concert Series: Hey Monea

Local, Live concert series featuring Hey Monea, celebrating the Canton Palace Theatre’s 94th anniversary Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Enjoy the concert live in the theatre, or from the comfort of your own home with live stream access.

Hey Monea is:
Dan Monea – vocalist, guitarist, shark fisherman, foodie
Nate Monea – vocalist, drummer, MacGyverer, skeptic

Hey Monea have always been driven by a healthy sense of wanderlust – a deep desire to see the world, try new things, and to challenge the limits of what is possible. This band of tender-hearted rascals, brothers, has been bonded by three albums, years of touring and recording, and a deep love of music and desire to bring people together. They’ve played festivals all over the world including Hard Rock Calling in London (Bruce Springsteen / Lady Antebellum), The Rock Boat (Sister Hazel / Barenaked Ladies), 311 Cruise, and even performed in the Pacific Islands. In addition to traditional touring, the band travels annually to Guatemala with an organization called The Music Is Love Exchange for a week of service work and performances at schools and hospitals.

Hey Monea’s pop-leaning rock music centers around emotionality and their soaring harmonies aim directly at the heart of the human spirit. Dan and Nate were raised Jehovah’s Witnesses and it was their family’s decision to leave that community that set the boys on a path toward
pursuing deeper connection points. Every tour stop is an opportunity to meet people, be of service, an effort to build bonds with their audience. The band refers to their extended community as their “ghetto family”, and the family reunion takes place at every show. “We love what we do, and we love being on the road. Connecting with people from every corner of the world through music brings real joy to us. Everybody has a story, and we want to hear that. And we want to share ours,” says Dan Monea.

“Lipstick” is the band’s latest single, a hotly-anticipated, fan-favorite song that the band has been playing at shows for the last few years. This serves as the follow up to “We’re Gonna Be OK”, featured in the NASCAR Heat 5 video game, a rallying cry for people around the world seeking connection and reassurance in these bizarre and uncertain times. Both songs follow 2019’s successful “Drinkin’ Claws”, a tribute to the very popular summer seltzer. All of these jams were recorded and produced at Hey Monea’s home Little C Studios in Canal Fulton, OH. Dan and Nate have contributed production and mixing service to artists including Meaghan Farrell, David Higgins, Golden Dimes, and TONY-nominee Constantine Maroulis.

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Preorder concessions to be delivered to your seats prior to showtime. Per statewide orders put in place regarding congregate areas, all concessions for this event must be preordered.

Series sponsored by:
Thomas & Bebe Bernabei, Carol Vaughn


ADMISSION: $35 in person, all seating is reserved. $10 for live stream access.
Tickets on sale to the public 10/26 at 11 AM.

RESCHEDULED: Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 9, 2020 this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Flashback to the Fabulous Forties with Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra and vocalist Jay Spencer! Hear your favorite 1940s hits “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” along with a Cavalcade of Bands tribute to 26 of the greatest big bands including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw.

For the first time on the Palace stage since 1949, the concert will feature the original arrangements of Freddy Martin and His Orchestra. Freddy Martin was renowned for his smooth tenor saxophone playing and his swinging arrangements of classics like Flight of the Bumblebee (“Bumble Boogie”), Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody and, of course his theme Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert in B-Flat re-titled “Tonight We Love.”

An Ohio native, Freddy Martin was raised in a Springfield orphanage and returned to his birthplace of Cleveland for high school. Guy Lombardo mentored Martin, setting him on the path to musical success. Martin had a 50-year career including a twenty-five year engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. Among those who got their start with Martin’s band were Tommy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and vocalist Merv Griffin.

Don’t miss this musical excursion through the decade when swing was king!


TICKETS: $26. All seats reserved.

RESCHEDULED: Dwight Yoakam, presented by Latshaw Productions

**Please note: this show has been rescheduled for October 1, 2021.  Tickets purchased for the previously scheduled shows will be honored for this new date, or patrons may request a refund for the ticket price until November 6, 2020.**

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.

Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’, will launch in late April. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired, including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Collins, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eagles, The Blasters, Lucinda Williams, and more. It encompasses all that is California country and country rock, in all of its various and varietal hybrid forms, from Ricky Nelson to Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. The channel includes artists from the movement in LA in the early to middle ‘80s that Yoakam broke out of and features bands as diverse as X, Lone Justice and Los Lobos. This movement was encapsulated on the series of albums titled A Town South of Bakersfield and has led variations over time to the current continuing country scene in LA, all of which Yoakam has dubbed as a segment for his channel entitled “That Town South of Bakersfield: From Cow Punks to Now Punks”.

In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.

In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film Logan Lucky with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.


ADMISSION: $52, $72, $82, $122. All seats reserved.

RESCHEDULED: Live Nation Presents Chicago

PLEASE NOTE:  Chicago at Canton Palace Theatre has been rescheduled to July 28, 2021. Tickets will be honored for the new date or if you can’t make it, visit for more information or contact the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office by e-mailing if tickets were purchased through the Palace.  Refunds must be requested by August 1, 2020 if not using the tickets for the rescheduled date.

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine’s recent Top Bands And Duos. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!

Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.

Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Make Me Smile,” and many others.

More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago’s second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. It spawned a trio of Top Ten hits, and the timeless classic has been remastered to reveal unprecedented clarity and definition. For the first time a new stereo remix, created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson from the 16-track multi-track tapes, made it possible to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of CHICAGO II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before. It has recently been released by Rhino Records on CD and vinyl.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year. The original four band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2020 marks the band’s 53RD consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.


ADMISSION: $103.50, $146. All seats reserved
On sale to the public: 2/7/20 at 10 AM — BUY TICKETS
Presale for CPTA Members: 2/6/20 at 10AM — BECOME A MEMBER

In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles

In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the Award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Beatles For Sale. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades.

More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles – from Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, to the Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium’s 50,000 + screaming fans and their final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices. With manager Brian Epstein serving as Narrator, In My Life allows the audience to get a glimpse inside the world of the Beatles from their point of view, as well as hear some of the greatest songs ever written.

“The show delivers!” said the L.A. Times. “If you see one tribute show, see this one – smart and loads of fun,” said the O.C. Register. “This is the ticket for you,” said the Idaho Statesman. “The most original of all the shows on the Beatles,” said the San Diego Theatre Review.  The Beatles For Sale band recently concluded a three month residency at the Harrah’s Reno showroom.  The band also headlines Harrah’s Tahoe, Harrah’s Rincon, Pala Casino and several House of Blues. The band members are age appropriate for the Beatles (19 – 30 years of age).

You can see video of “In My Life,” at:

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ADMISSION: $31, $42, $51, $62. All seats reserved. Group discounts available.
Tickets on sale to the public January 31, 2020 at 12 PM. BUY TICKETS

Special Presentation: “Walk the Line” & Johnny Cash Tribute

The Canton Palace Theatre presents a special presentation of the film “Walk the Line”, with a musical tribute to Johnny Cash by Cody Martin prior to the film.


A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.


ADMISSION: $10, general admission.  Ticket available at the door.
RUN TIME: 2 hours 16 minutes

CANCELLED: Live Nation Presents Donnie Iris & The Cruisers

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 12, 2020 Live Nation presents: Donnie Iris with special guests Hey Monea has been cancelled. Refunds for the base price of the ticket will be issued automatically to the credit card used at time of purchase.  For purchases made in person at Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, please stop into the Business Office Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm for your refund.

Donnie Iris and The Cruisers with special guest Hey Monea

Donnie Iris is generally considered to be the best screamer in rock and roll. He is now an elder statesman of rock and roll. No young singer has yet upstaged him; no one ever will. Donnie is the real deal, both as a man and as a singer. He is a simple guy who wears a smile and loves his friends and his family. Life is better when Donnie is around. Here’s hoping that he’s around for a long time to come.

In 1970, Donnie was a member of the Jaggerz and earned a gold record for writing and singing the No. 1 song “The Rapper.” In 1978, Donnie was asked to join “Wild Cherry” (“Play That Funky Music, White Boy”). This is when Donnie met Mark Avsec, his future collaborator and partner, in “Wild Cherry” who then began discussing plans for a recording project and in 1979 Donnie Iris & The Cruisers were born.

Some of Donnie Iris and The Cruisers hits include “Love is Like a Rock”, “My Girl”, “That’s The Way Love Ought To Be” and “Ah! Leah!”


ADMISSION: $. All seats reserved
On sale to the public: 12/20/19 at 10 AM — BUY TICKETS
Presale for CPTA Members: 12/19/19 at 10AM — BECOME A MEMBER

Craig Morgan, presented by Big Time Entertainment, LLC

About Craig Morgan: A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the four week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”

Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 15 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.

In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family and shoppers can also order his custom blended Old Tattoo Cabernet Sauvignon, in partnership with

Engage with Craig on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see a list of upcoming tour dates at


ADMISSION: $44.50, $54.50, $65.50, $75.50. All seats reserved.
Tickets on sale to the public November 20, 2019 at 10 AM. BUY TICKETS

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