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Students Can Use I-Cards to Attend Events at Kovalchick Complex

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Did you know that your I-Card and Crimson Cash can be used to purchase tickets to all events at Kovalchick Complex?

If you log onto the IUP Manage My ID website and add money to your I-Card using a credit card or debit card, or cash or check at the Bursar’s Office, you can use your I-Card for laundry, soda machines, copiers, and printers on campus, and, more importantly, tickets to your favorite special event at Kovalchick Complex!

Use your Crimson Cash at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office to purchase tickets to your favorite shows!

Upcoming Events at Kovalchick Complex for Spring 2012:

  • Eric Church with special guests Brantley Gilbert and Drake White: March 3 (sold out)
  • Bad Boys of Arenacross Pro National: March 16–18. Tickets on sale now!
  • TNA Wrestling World Tour: March 24. Tickets on sale now!
  • Disney Live Presents “Three Classic Fairy Tales,” April 1. Tickets on sale now!
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents “Barnum Bash,” April 12–15. Tickets on sale now!
  • Dinner and Dueling Pianos, June 1. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Give the Gift of Mannheim Steamroller Tickets

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Mannheim Steamroller’s annual Christmas tour will be celebrating twenty-six years, as they have become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents, and spending time with friends and family. Tickets are still available in all price levels and may be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, ComcastTIX.com, or by calling 800-298-4200.

Purchase fifteen or more Mannheim Steamroller tickets and save $5 on every ticket in every price level. This special offer is great for company Christmas parties, staff outings, or a neighborhood get-together. Book today and save by calling Amy White at 724-357-5205.

Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group founded by Chip Davis , known primarily for its modern recordings of Christmas music . A Grammy Award winner and mastermind behind the group, Chip Davis directs and coproduces the tour. The show will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Musically, as the 1990s progressed, Davis moved into the mainstream of New Age music with a heavier reliance on synthesized instruments. His music became closer to the light jazz style that gained prominence in the 1990s.

Save Money on Tickets to Mannheim Steamroller, November 17

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Purchase fifteen or more Mannheim Steamroller tickets and save $5 on every ticket in every price level. This special offer is great for company Christmas parties, staff outings, or a neighborhood get together. Book today and save by calling Amy White at 724-357-5205.

Group tickets for Mannheim Steamroller are available now. Prices, including the discount, are $40, $45, and $75. Non-group tickets to Mannheim Steamroller are priced at $45, $50, and $80, including the $2 facility fee. Mannheim Steamroller tickets may be purchased online at the Kovalchick Complex website, by phone at 800-298-4200, or at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office.

The classic holiday tour of Mannheim Steamroller will be playing live in Indiana, Pa., for one performance only, making Kovalchick Complex the sole venue in all of Western and Central Pennsylvania to have the music group.

Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group founded by Chip Davis, known primarily for its modern recordings of Christmas music. The Grammy Award winner and mastermind behind the group, Chip Davis directs and co-produces the tour. The show will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Musically, as the 1990s progressed, Davis moved into the mainstream of New Age music with a heavier reliance on synthesized instruments. His music became closer to the light jazz style that gained prominence in the 1990s. 

The group’s annual Christmas tour will be celebrating its twenty-sixth anniversary, and has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents, and spending time with friends and family.

Upcoming Events at Kovalchick Complex Meet Everyone’s Interest

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The fall line-up at the six-month-old facility is making a giant footprint in the Western Pennsylvania market. All shows listed are currently on sale now at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, by phone at 800-298-4200, or online at the Kovalchick Complex website. Join the new VIP Cyber Club to receive advance notice, pre-sale offers, and discounts for all the shows coming to Kovalchick Complex.

On September 29, Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa, with special guest Wale, takes the stage in front of the first sold-out crowd, with over 4,000 tickets.

“This event is the perfect kick-off to Homecoming Weekend here at IUP,” said Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment for IUP. “This is an amazing artist, and the community response has been outstanding!”

Former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, with special guests Rodney Atkins and Frankie Ballard, appears on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. Three country music all-stars will rock the stage and mix the night with blues, country-rock, and American pride. Student tickets are only $25 and are still available.

October 22 marks the unique event of Dinner and Dueling Pianos, which will be held in the Toretti Auditorium at Kovalchick Complex. Dueling Pianos Internationalis a high-energy, all-request, sing along, clap along, rock’n’roll, comedy show where the audience is just as much a part of the show as the entertainers. Tickets to the show are $12; however, the grouped price includes a deluxe menu, beverage of choice, and show ticket for only $30.

Christmas classic Mannheim Steamroller comes to Indiana on November 17 for a night of holiday tradition. Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group founded by Chip Davis, known primarily for its modern recordings of Christmas music. A Grammy Award winner and the mastermind behind the group, Chip Davis directs and co-produces the tour. The show will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The tour will have one performance in Indiana and is their only appearance scheduled in Western Pensylvania.

The amazing world of Disney magic skates through Indiana on December 1–4 with Disney On Ice presents “Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey.” Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy have their bags all packed for a journey that will transport audiences straight from their seats into the magical worlds of best friends Lilo and Stitch as they hula in Hawaii; with Simba and Nala as they explore the African Pride Lands; with Ariel and Sebastian as they experience an aquatic adventure in their undersea kingdom; and with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they soar through the starry skies of London.

“We are thrilled to have the Toughest Monster Truck Tour at our building January 27 and 28. It just goes to show that our facility is a multifacet venue with opportunity for a wide variety of events,” said Global Spectrum’s Jim Grafstrom, general manager of Kovalchick Complex. “The Toughest Monster Truck Tour has an exquisite reputation of over delivering quality entertainment that is fun for the entire family.”

All monster truck events are not created equal. The Toughest Monster Truck Tour strives to create more exciting events through challenging courses and bringing together some of the best monster trucks and drivers in the nation. Besides the Legendary Bigfoot, fans can expect to see Tailgator, Razin’ Kane, Big Dawg, and the thirty-seven-thousand-pound fire-breathing, car-eating, transforming dinosaur robot named Transaurus.

Wiz Khalifa and Special Guest Wale Sell Out Kovalchick Complex

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Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa, “Prince of the City,” and special guest Wale, will perform live at Kovalchick Complex on September 29, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. The show is presented by The Entertainment Network and the Black Emphasis Committee.

With over 3,000,000 friends on Facebook, 1,000,000 followers on Twitter, and a sellout performance at Kovalchick Complex, it’s clear that Wiz Khalifa has established himself as one of the rap game’s brightest young stars.

“The early sellout of the Wiz Khalifa concert comes as a welcome and much appreciated result of the combined groundswell of campus, community, and regional support for Kovalchick Complex and interest in this great local entertainer,” said Sam Phillips, IUP’s interim assistant vice president for Administration.

“Kudos to the student-based TEN, BEC, and Global Spectrum for their brilliant booking, promotional execution, and sellout of this show. What a great start to the Fall semester for the Kovalchick Complex.”

Tickets to Wiz Khalifa and Wale were priced at $20 with an I-Card, $27 for non IUP students, and $32 for the general public. The HUB opened the box office on Monday, August 29, with only 1,200 student tickets remaining. Within hours, the show was completely sold out of I-Card tickets. The Kovalchick Complex box office sold the remaining general admission allotment on Tuesday afternoon, capping out the complex with 4,558 tickets.

“Wiz Khalifa is the perfect kick-off to Homecoming Weekend,” said Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment. “This is an amazing artist, and the community response has been outstanding. TEN and BEC are no strangers to selling out major events on campus, but this is exceptionally special because it's the first concert sell-out in a beautiful new arena, where the majority of tickets sold were to IUP students.”

Tickets for Disney On Ice on Sale Saturday, September 10

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Come to the Kovalchick Complex box office to recieve a Disney On Ice collectors item from 10:00 a.m. to noon on September 10, 2011.

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one fun-filled ice production! Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey. The show will take audiences on a sightseeing tour of the imagination. This ice spectacular visits Indiana December 1–4, 2011, for seven performances at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 10, at 10;00 a.m. Come to the Kovalchick Complex box office on September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and every child present will receive a free Disney On Ice collectors item with their ticket purchase.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey are available at the Kovalchick Complex box office, online at the Kovalchick Complex website, or by phone at 1-800-298-4200. For groups of fifteen or more, call 724-357-5205.

Ticket prices:

  • Front Row $52
  • VIP $42, $27, and $17.

Prices include a $2 facility fee. All seats are reserved.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy have their bags all packed for a journey that will transport audiences straight from their seats into the magical worlds of best friends Lilo and Stitch as they hula in Hawaii; Simba and Nala as they explore the African Pride Lands; Ariel and Sebastian as they experience an aquatic adventure in their undersea kingdom; and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they soar through the starry skies.

Show Times: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Indiana

  • Thursday, December 1: 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 2: 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4: 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Mannheim Steamroller Tickets on Sale Now

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Mannheim Steamroller continues to be America’s favorite Christmas music act with their spectacular and beloved holiday show. The group will perform live for one performance only at Kovalchick Complex on November 17, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to Mannheim Steamroller, priced at $45, $50, and $80, including the $2 facility fee, are on sale now! Mannheim Steamrollers’ tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 800-298-4200, or at the Kovalchick Complex box office.

Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group founded by Chip Davis, known primarily for its modern recordings of Christmas music. Grammy Award winner and mastermind behind the group Chip Davis directs and coproduces the tour. The show will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Beginning in 1984, Mannheim Steamroller found its greatest fame when Davis released his first holiday album, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, featuring modern contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favorites. Mannheim Steamroller is the number-one-selling Christmas music group of all time and one of the top fifty best-selling acts of the last two decades, outselling prominent artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, REM, Barbara Streisand, and Bon Jovi.

Musically, as the 1990s progressed, Davis moved into the mainstream of New Age music with a heavier reliance on synthesized instruments. His music became closer to the “light jazz” style that gained prominence in the 1990s.

The group’s annual Christmas tour will be celebrating its twenty-sixth anniversary and has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
  • 711 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-5222
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.