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Corbin Arena receives $780,000 grant

The Arena in Corbin is slated to receive $780,000 in federal funds through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The program, established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, provided eligible applicants with grants equal to 45 percent of their gross earned revenue....

Balla says Arena will near $3 million in ticket sales in 2021

With four events scheduled in July, The Arena in Corbin is slated for another busy month. Arena Director Kristi Balla, who was hired to manage the facility in August 2016, recently came to the weekly meeting of the Corbin Rotary Club to talk about how business has grown at the...

Three Doors Down coming to The Arena

Three Doors Down, which made “Kryptonite” a powerful force in music will be coming to The Arena in Corbin on July 18. The band, famous for 2009’s hit, “Kryptonite,” formed in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1996 with Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts and Todd Harrell. The current rendition has...

The Arena prepares for a busy April after tournaments

After Monday night’s 13th Region Girls’ Championship game at The Arena in Corbin, the floor will come up and the stage will be set, literally, as the venue prepares for a busy April that will see country, rock and comedy acts perform. Country rapper Ryan Upchurch will kick things...

Tickets available for region tournament tonight and Friday

Fans interested in attending the Whitley County Lady Colonels’ opening round 13th Region Tournament game tonight, or the Corbin Redhounds’ semi-final matchup against North Laurel Friday night may still purchase tickets. Arena Director Kristi Balla said tickets for both sessions,...

Steel Panther and monster trucks among events coming to The Arena

The Arena in Corbin will host some heavy metal in the coming days and months. Arena Director Kristi Balla announced Tuesday that heavy metal band Steel Panther will be playing The Arena on April 22. “They are very entertaining,” Balla said of the band, which will be playing as...

Audience, signer Travis Tritt, Arena staff happy with return of concerts to Corbin

The packed house of approximately 2,000 people that attended Travis Tritt’s concert Saturday at The Arena in Corbin went well for the people, the artist and the facility, according to Arena Director Kristi Balla. “Travis loved it!” Balla said. “He even gave Corbin a shoutout on...

‘The Price is Right Live’ coming to The Arena in Corbin

If you have ever wanted to have the chance to, “Come on down!” but couldn’t make the trip to Los Angeles, that opportunity is coming on March 27 when “The Price Is Right Live” comes to The Arena. The traveling version of the longest running game show on television will be...

Hank Williams, Jr. concert draws huge crowd

Country music icon Hank Williams, Jr. played to a sold out show of approximately 6,000 at The Arena in Corbin. Arena Director Kristi Balla said the event went very smoothly considering the size of the crowd. “Our changes were great,” Balla said explaining that multiple things...

Kane Brown to kick off busy month at The Arena in Corbin with Friday concert

As the calendar turns to February on Friday, business will be picking up at The Arena in Corbin, which will feature something to do each weekend, and another show first featured on, “America’s Got Talent.” Friday night, The Arena will be packed as rising country star Kane Brown...