Live Nation Presents Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/special guest Marc Lee Shannon

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including We Belong, Invincible, Love Is a Battlefield, Promises In The Dark, We Live For Love, Heartbreaker and Hell is for Children.  Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as nineteen Top 40 hits.  They have sold over thirty million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY(r) awards.  Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades.  Pat and Neil continue to tour, selling out concerts everywhere.  Their chemistry will undoubtedly be thrilling music fans forever.

The Event Organizer is requiring fans agree to the terms below prior to ticket purchases & event entry. Please note these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the event, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot). Children under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event, and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue. Mask wearing will be encouraged. Entry requirements are subject to change.


TICKETS: $79.50, $57.50, $44.50 plus service fees. All seats reserved. On sale to the public Friday, July 16 at 10AM.

Tracy Byrd and Aaron Tippin, presented by Big Time Entertainment, LLC

Big Time Entertainment, LLC presents Tracy Byrd and Aaron Tippin live on the Canton Palace Theatre stage.

Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd became a household name on the Country Music Scene in 1993 when his third single, called “Holdin’ Heaven”, off of his MCA Records, self-titled debut album, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts. The Album also included the remake hit of Johnny Paycheck’s “Someone to Give my Love to” cementing Byrd as a Traditional Country Troubadour!! The Debut Album went on to be certified Gold, a reward signifying sales in excess of 500,000 copies.

Through all of these years Byrd became a promoter favorite on the road, performing over 4000 exciting shows across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia from 1992 until 2009!  He then say’s he needed a break to take care of himself and his most precious thing, his family, wife Michelle, daugter Evee, and son’s Logan and Jared, who had taken a backseat to his career for year’s. He did not perform from 2010-2013, but in 2014 he got back to the music with a new band and a new found sobriety and love of the thing he enjoys so much.  Say’s Byrd, “These day’s my life has great balance, with my music being a part of it, not all of it.  I can honestly say I have never enjoyed it more!!”

Aaron Tippin
Twenty-Five years – a huge career accomplishment, especially in the music business. Aaron Tippin – who marks his silver anniversary as a recording artist this year – admits that he looks at his career longevity with a little bit of amazement.

“I think about it and go ‘Wow. What am I doing still here?’  I look at the flight that we took off in,” referring to his fellow newcomers at the time of his career launch. “A lot of them are gone, it seems. Some quit by choice. Some ran out from under it, but to be here twenty-five years doing it, I am the luckiest hillbilly that ever lived.”


ADMISSION: $48.50, $58.50, $68.50 plus fees.  All seats reserved.  Ticket on sale to the public beginning 9/27 at 10am.  Presale for CPTA members 9/24 at 10am.

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.

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.

Opening Act: SixForty1
Nashville based pop-country duo, SixForty1 (Brooks Hoffman and Austin Gee) are bringing people together in a big way.  The duo originally formed when the two met at Murray State, in Kentucky. Since then, the goal of the band was to bring people together, through their music, as does highway 641, the band’s namesake.

Since making the move to Nashville in 2018, they have managed to create quite a buzz.  The two have a unique and inimitable songwriting chemistry and a knack for catchy and clever musical phrasing.

The band has yet to put out a full-length album, but from the two EPs and the handful of singles SixForty1 has released in just a short time, while also landing on major Spotify playlists like “Breakout Country”, “New Boots”, “Next from Nashville” and “Wild Country”.


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

Sirius XM Presents Todd Rundgren – The Individualist, A True Star

Todd Rundgren is a pop-rock / progressive-rock singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & record producer from Philadelphia who has experimented in a diverse range of styles as a solo artist, and also as a member of the band Utopia. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year (2021).

Please note this tour is requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event OR full vaccination for entry.

■ All fans must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the venue and provide printed proof of a negative result prior to entering the venue. Or, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card.

■ Unvaccinated fans over 12 years old with a valid medical restriction will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility, and will provide printed proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.


TICKETS: $75.00, $53.50, $43.50 plus service fees. All seats reserved. On sale to the public Friday, June 25 at 10AM.

Into the Blue – An Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Band

An Electric Light Orchestra Tribute show to remember! “Into the Blue” will be performing on Saturday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. With them they are bringing ELO’s smash hits! With a line up of professional musicians and guests from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, you’ll see a show you won’t forget!


ADMISSION: $20, plus fees. All seats reserved. Tickets on sale 7/7/21 at 10am.

World’s Largest Ghost Hunt 2021

The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt is back and in person in Canton Ohio, hosted by Team SPECTRE!

The Canton Palace Theatre and the crew from Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will host three ghost hunts in celebration of Worlds Ghost Hunting Day 2021. These events are tailored for varying levels of ghost hunting experience from novice to pro, but all are welcome on all events. Bring flashlights, cameras, audio recorders, and any other gear you might have, or use your smart phones. If you have a collection of your own ghost hunting equipment, bring it along for this event. Everyone will move throughout the building as they use different types of ghost hunting gear. Kick off your fall spirited fun with a ghost hunt at the historic Canton Palace Theatre.

This tour will cover the theatre so there will be plenty of walking and stairs. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or court appointed guardian. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Historic Canton Palace Theatre.

Ghost Hunt #1 – 11:00AM-2:00PM  RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Join this family friendly, beginner level, instructional event to learn about ghosts and history of the Canton Palace Theatre. Never been ghost hunting before? Learn how to ghost hunt with real equipment at this event! Limited tickets available.
COST: $40/person
DOORS OPEN: 30 minutes prior to ghost hunt. Event starts promptly on the hour.

Ghost Hunt #2. 4:00-7:00PM RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Join this family friendly, intermediate level ghost hunt for an afternoon experience. This event will spend more time on ghost hunting than the beginner event but is open to all levels. Limited tickets available.
COST: $40/person
DOORS OPEN: 30 minutes prior to ghost hunt. Event starts promptly on the hour.

Ghost Hunt #3.  9PM – 1AM  RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Join this advanced level ghost hunt for the full night time experience. This event is an hour longer than the other events as we close the 2021 World’s Largest Ghost Hunting Day. Limited tickets available.
COST: $50/person
DOORS OPEN: 30 minutes prior to ghost hunt. Event starts promptly on the hour.

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Part of Downtown Canton Restaurant Week

A Motown Christmas

A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group, assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups…The Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours.  

A Motown Christmas is a powerful family-oriented show combining Motown’s greatest hits with everyone’s favorite holiday classics.  This show features those famous Motown trademarks…dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style.​This is an evening not to be missed, bring the family, dance, sing and enjoy this special, holiday spectacular.


ADMISSION: $54, $49, $44. All seats reserved. On sale Friday, July 9 at 10am.
Parking passes for the Palace Theatre Event Parking Lot available for purchase HERE

Live Nation Presents Chicago

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

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.

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

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