Sneaker Xpo is Saturday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center
Nike Air Jordan shoes and thousands more pairs will be on sale at Stark County Sneaker Xpo from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
John Hray, event organizer, said he was excited about the first local event, which also includes food, a DJ, prizes, raffles and giveaways.
Most gym-style shoes will be for sale, including rare shoes and “every brand of sneaker you can imagine,” Hray said. Shoe prices range from $40 to thousands of dollars.
“You always find rare and hard-to-find shoes at every sneaker show,” he wrote in an email. “We also have people who sell clothes, jerseys and vintage clothes.”
“If someone is going to a sneaker event like this, they have to drive two hours to Columbus (or) one hour to Cleveland, so we’re proud to host that in Canton,” said Hray.
A few thousand people are expected at Sneaker Xpo, where admission is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Pre-order tickets are available online for $10 at https://www.eventbrite.com/. Advance ticket sales end Friday.
The event is sponsored by Stark Flavor, Giordano’s pizza in Stark County and Grandpa’s Cheesebarn.
Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond tribute to Massillon
Classic songs by Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond will be featured in a tribute show Saturday night at the Lions Lincoln Theater in downtown Massillon.
Spotlight Entertainment presents the concert with three male vocalists and two female backing vocalists backed by a five-piece rock band.
The 90-minute tribute show features the songs “Could It Be Magic”, “Mandy”, “I Write The Songs”, “Daybreak”, “Copacabana (At the Copa)”, “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie” . ,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Love On The Rocks,” and “America.”
Doors open one hour before the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets, $20 balcony, $25 ground floor and $30 VIP seats, can be purchased at https://www.lionslincolntheatre.org/. The theater, 156 Lincoln St. E, can also be reached at 330-481-9105 or [email protected]
“Genocide of the Greeks” at the Canton Palace Theater
“Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks” will screen Friday night at the Canton Palace Theater.
The Asia Minor and Pontos Research Center presents the award-winning historical documentary, which chronicles the genocide of native Greeks, among other victims, at the hands of Ottoman and nationalist Turks, according to a press release.
The director’s cut, which premiered at the 2022 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, tells the tragic story of the Smyrna disaster and the Greek genocide 100 years ago with never-before-seen footage, according to the communicated.
Doors open one hour before the 7:30 p.m. screening of the 70-minute film. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/ or by calling the box office at 330-454-8172 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N to downtown Guangzhou.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door from 6:30 p.m.
After the documentary, a Q&A with filmmakers will follow. The film was directed and produced by Peter Lambrinatos.
Tribute to Into the Blue ELO and Michael Stanley at the Canton Palace
Tribute bands to ELO and Michael Stanley will perform Thursday night at the Canton Palace Theater.
Into the Blue plays classic ELO songs including “Strange Magic”, “Evil Woman”, “Hold On Tight”, “Turn to Stone”, and “Mr. Blue Sky.” The Eric Brookes Michael Stanley Tribute Band will perform songs by the late Northeast Ohio-based musical artist.
After:Into the Blue: ELO Tribute Band Brings Passion for String Instruments to Canton Palace
Doors open one hour before the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/ or by calling the box office at 330-454-8172 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. NOT.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m.
Journey Tribute Band at the Jackson Amphitheater
A Journey tribute band will perform Saturday night at the Jackson Amphitheater for the final concert of the season.
E5C4P3 will perform the iconic pop rock band’s hit songs including “Stone In Love”, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Faithfully”, “Lights”, “Wheel In The Sky”, “Any Way You Want It” , “”Lovin’, ‘Touchin’, ‘Squeezin'” and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for the front stage and VIP terrace while supplies last.
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The concert is the last in the summer series sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mears Nissan is the show’s supporting sponsor.
The Journey tribute concert was originally scheduled for September 4 before being postponed to Saturday. Tickets for the previous date will be honored.
Concessions and food trucks will be available. Credit and debit cards are only accepted for the sale of adult beverages.
The Jackson Amphitheater is located at 7454 Community Parkway.
Contact Ed at 330-580-8315 and [email protected]. On Twitter: @ebalintREP.