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Corbin City Commission discusses concerns over The Arena

Corbin Arena Manager Kristi Balla told the Corbin City Commission that close to 100,000 people will walk through the facility’s doors in 2017, but commissioners are asking, at what cost? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Did you know you can simply buy a $1 day...

Flo Rida wows Corbin crowd with high energy, up close performance

Music fans at The Arena in Corbin were treated to a new sound Saturday night as rapper Flo Rida took to the stage. While the event didn’t draw the largest crowd the venue has seen, Arena Director Kristi Balla said Sunshine State native whose real name is Tramar Dillard, brought a...

Michaels, Gilbert playing The Arena this weekend

The Arena in Corbin will be rattling the rafters Friday and Saturday night as rock legends Bret Michaels and Warrant take the stage Friday night while country music star Brantley Gilbert goes on Saturday night. Gilbert, who has scored back-to-back platinum albums with “Halfway to...

Froyoz, Arena reach agreement for yogurt sales at events

Fans attending the 13th Region basketball tournament at The Arena in Corbin had the option to enjoy some Froyoz frozen yogurt while watching the action on the hardwood. Terry Joe Martin, owner of the franchise located in the Trademart shopping center, said the cool treat would be...

Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Corbin nearing sellout

The Arena in Corbin is within 200 tickets of hosting it’s first sold out show when Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to town on April 29. Arena Manager Kristi Balla said the venue has been close to sold out on at least two other occasions, when Three Doors Down played Corbin in...

Harlem Globetrotters perform at The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are returning to The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23 and 18-year veteran Globetrotter Herbert “Flight Time” Lang will be among them. The 6’3” Arkansas native is known as “Flight Time” because he was only 5’10” when he made his first dunk in a game...

I like the city’s new approach to booking talent at The Arena

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, is working in his cornfield when he hears a voice in his head that tells him, “If you build it, he will come.” You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 23 Sep 2016

Corbin OKs $300,000 credit line to help book Arena shows

In addition to being a venue for concerts and other events, The Arena in Corbin is also getting into the business of promoting concerts. The Corbin City Commission voted during its regular monthly meeting Monday to open a $300,000 line of credit with Hometown Bank. You need to...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Grammy winner Jason Crabb playing The Arena Saturday

Two high-profile Gospel Music acts will be taking to the stage at The Arena in Corbin Saturday night at Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb and trio Point of Grace come to town for one show. Crabb, a native of Beaver Dam in Ohio County, recently released his fifth solo albu...

Arena Manager getting three months severance pay, Corbin officials confirm

Arena Manager Connie Hunt will receive three months of salary and compensation for any unused vacation days in her severance package. Hunt has not returned multiple calls seeking comment on her resignation or what led to the decision. You need to login to view the rest of the...
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