The Arts in a Post-COVID World, presented by Arts in Stark

Join us for a discussion on what we did, what we learned, and where we go from here.
Doors open at 5pm. The panel discussion starts at 5:30pm. Followed by a free showing of “The Big Lebowski”. Limited to 300 in-person guests. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 25 at 5pm.
The Panel discussion can be attended virtually. Please note that on your registration. You will receive the link to attend via email the morning of the panel.
One complimentary adult beverage for each registered guest over 21. Masks are required to be worn at all times. Seats will be assigned.
Panelists include Ally Bussey of Visit Canton, Todd Herberghs of SID, David Sherrill of Arrowhead Vintage, and Georgia Paxos of the Palace. Moderated by ArtsinStark CEO David Whitehill.
To register visit https://forms.gle/rFbK5a7DrosVdhi77
Sponsored by ArtsinStark and the Canton Palace Theatre

Preorder concessions to be delivered to your seat prior to presentation.

Local, Live Concert Series: The Vindys

Local, Live concert series featuring The Vindys, Saturday, February 27, 2021.  Enjoy the concert live in the theatre, or from the comfort of your own home with live stream access.

THE VINDYS have become one of the most sought after, premier bands in the Northeast Ohio area with their unique blend of pop, jazz, and rock. They have been described as “a vibrant slice of vintage pop theatre.” (Music Connection Magazine) and “slinky, sultry, and jazzy” (Guy D’Astolfo, The Vindicator). Through the incorporation of multiple genres into one cohesive sound, The Vindys have the ability to appeal to a wide audience. Their versatility and incomparable style is one of the many reasons why The Vindys are a rarity amongst other groups. Their professional sound, as well as alluring stage presence and magnetic charisma, is supported by the band’s background and expertise in music performance, education, and production.

Personnel include Jackie Popovec on lead vocals and guitar, John Anthony on guitar and harmony vocals, Ed Davis on drums and harmony vocals, Matt Jackson on bass, and Rick Deak on guitar and harmony vocals. All are classically trained musicians from the distinguished schools of Capital University Conservatory of Music, Dana School of Music, Slippery Rock University, and Mike Curb College of Music. The Vindys combine their skills and experiences resulting in a depth and maturity in their music that is intricate, yet relatable.

Because they are a Youngstown-based band, The Vindys are passionate about representing Youngstown as a place where the music scene is thriving. Their name pays homage to their roots by drawing influence from Youngstown’s daily newspaper, The Vindicator. Brad Savage, program director of The Summit 91.3 FM, explains, “To me, they really personify Youngstown and northeast Ohio. They’ve got depth and substance and are instantly likable. Their songs get stuck in your head after one listen.” In 2019, the band performed at various festivals including LaureLive (Cleveland, OH), Winnetka Music Festival (Winnetka, IL) and Summerfest where the band won the first day of the Emerging Artist Series selected by voters on Twitter.

In 2019 the Vindys were prominently featured as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T SportsNet “Friday Night Rocks” campaign that showcases independent bands during Pirates broadcasts. The experience has exposed the band to countless fans and have seen their Tri-State area fanbase grow tremendously. They saw a huge spike of more than 40,000 views over the course of one week when the video for “Are You Ready,” which was shot at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, was shown on “Friday Night Rocks.”

Additionally, The Vindys have shared the stage with nationally recognized solo acts and groups such as Hunter Hayes, Marty Stuart, The Drive-By Truckers, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, Michael Stanely and the Resonators, Reeve Carney, The Clarks, Red Wanting Blue, Welshly Arms, and Judah & the Lion.

Currently the Vindys are endorsed by Earthquaker Devices, Heil Sound, Ultimate Ears Pro and Innovative Percussion.

Series sponsored by:
Thomas & Bebe Bernabei, Carol Vaughn


ADMISSION: $35 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.  Streaming access is available for purchase HERE.
Tickets on sale to the public 12/11 at 11 AM.

Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

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.

Local, Live Concert Series: Karri Fedor and Kerosene

Local, Live concert series featuring Karri Fedor and Kerosene, Saturday, January 30, 2021.  Enjoy the concert live in the theatre, or from the comfort of your own home with live stream access.

When watching KEROSENE, You are immediately grabbed by the voice. The catalyst for Kerosene is Karri Fedor and her incredible voice. Her vocals channel the raw energy of Janis Joplin with the smoothness of Patsy Cline. She has the “it” factor times ten! There is no doubt about it, when watching her perform, you are seeing star quality.  She will surely have you rocking in your seat….if not on top the table.  Her stage presence is full of feisty fire, charm, and vulnerability. She takes you with her through a well of emotions, delivering each song as though she were living it first hand… Her passion for music is contagious!

The sound of KEROSENE is hard to classify.  We play a little bit of everything for everyone. You never know what song you will hear at a KEROSENE show, but we can guarantee you will love it.

Karri Fedor and Kerosene provide a unique experience as they take the listener on a ride of hard driving rock and country. It’s the voice that will grab you, and keep you coming back for more.

Series sponsored by:
Thomas & Bebe Bernabei, Carol Vaughn


ADMISSION: $20 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.  Streaming access is available for purchase HERE.

Sex n’ the City: A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody

Sex n’ The City: A “Super” Unauthorized Musical Parody follows our favorite single gals looking for love in the big city. We tackle serious questions like “will I ever find the one”, “can you ever really be over your ex” and “for the third time, it’s a neck massager!”. Come join Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha on a hilarious trip through New York in the 90s.

**Please note: tickets purchased for previous show dates will be honored for this performance.**


ADMISSION: $41, $51. All seats reserved.

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.

Please visit www.heymonea.com for the latest news.

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.

Dwight Yoakam, presented by Latshaw Productions

**Tickets purchased for the concerts scheduled for May 3, 2020 or November 10, 2020 will be honored for this new date, but must be exchanged for a new ticket.  Refunds for the ticket price may be requested until November 6, 2020.  Remaining tickets for this new show date go on sale to the public Monday, November 9 at 11am**

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.

World Ghost Hunting Day 2020

The Canton Palace Theatre and the crew from Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. present a virtual ghost investigation in celebration of World Ghost Hunting Day 2020.

Join Team SPECTRE and North Canton Paranormal Detectives as they search for spirits at the Canton Palace Theatre. This video was recently recorded to give you an inside view of the equipment and the practices used during an investigation. The teams investigate several areas of the Palace that most visitors do not have the opportunity to see. The teams will use a mix of “old school” equipment and customized new equipment. Custom cameras seek evidence of spirit activity in complete darkness. Special microphones are utilized to bring the barely audible into our hearing spectrum. Watch the team use NCPD engineer Jeff Eastman’s newly designed paranormal tools, some of which have never been on any other show. NCPD has supplied specialized equipment to ghost hunter shows.  Join us in watching this new video and decide for yourself if you want to become a ghost hunter at the Canton Palace Theatre.

Purchase your Online Access for $10 by Friday, September 25 at 3pm. This is an online only event.  Ticket holders will be granted access to a private Facebook group to view the video.  Valid Facebook account and e-mail address required for participation.


Magic in a Box: Remote Control with Max Major – Oct. 11

The Adirondack Theatre Festival and Bloomington Playwrights Project present In the Box Entertainment, interactive virtual experiences. All shows are ticketed live performances that will entertain audiences from the comfort of their homes.  “Our goal from the start was to create entertainment that isn’t a consolation prize for not having live theatre, but instead to develop an iteration of live theatre that benefits specifically from being digital.  We’re not putting our art form on Zoom, we’re creating an art form for Zoom,” states Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director.

You’ll take part in this ground-breaking LIVE Show from the comfort of your own home, where world-renowned mentalist (and current contestant on America’s Got Talent), Max Major, will literally get inside your head through the screen. With an uncanny ability to predict thoughts and control the actions of others, this “real-life Sherlock Holmes,”leads at-home audiences through an intimate and fully interactive journey-together they discover the power of virtual connection made possible through hypnosis and mentalism.  The intrigue kicks off before the show even begins when each participant receives a special package in the mail-the contents of which cannot be revealed until Max gives the word…

Show only,  no-box options are also available for a reduced cost.

**Please note: this is a virtual event, enjoyed in the comfort of your home via a link e-mailed to ticket buyers the day of the performance.
Space is limited.

Thursday, October 1 at 8pm
Friday, October 2 at 8pm
Saturday, October 3 at 8pm

Friday, October 9 at 8pm
Saturday, October 10 at 8pm
Sunday, October 11 at 8pm


Price with box: $50 (available until 6 days prior to the show)
Price without box: $30 (available through the day of the show)
Only one ticket needed per household

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