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PHONE:  (540) 375-4112   |  ADDRESS:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

News in Salem

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May

2020

Kansas "Point of No Return" 40th Anniversary Tour

SALEM CIVIC CENTER – MAY 1, 2020
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY- SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10 A.M.

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, is coming to the Salem Civic Center on Friday, May 1, 2020. The group announced the fourth and final leg of it popular Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour this morning from Nashville. Launched as a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the massive hit album “Point of Know Return”, the band will perform the album in its entirety during its stop in Salem, along with other hit songs, deep cuts and fan favorites.
In 1977, KANSAS followed-up the success of “Leftoverture” by releasing the “Point of Know Return” album. That vinyl disc contained the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with the often requested “Portrait He Knew”, “Closet Chronicles” and “Paradox”. The album became the band’s best-selling studio recording. It peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, featured three Billboard Hot 100 singles and sold more than six million copies.
“It’s exciting how popular the Point of Know Return Anniversary shows have been,” says KANSAS lead vocalist, Ronnie Platt. “When we wrap-up this fourth and final leg, we will have played nearly 100 of these shows over nearly two years. We have worked hard to give audiences a memorable musical experience with this tour and we are excited to continue it with the final leg of the tour, then see what we come up with next.”
Originally formed in 1973 in Topeka, KANSAS has released 15 studio albums and has another one in the works.
“The winter and spring of 2020 will wrap-up the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour shows, but that does not mean we have any plans to slow down, though,” says KANSAS drummer and original member Phil Ehart. “We are in the middle of recording a new studio album we plan to release sometime in 2020 and definitely have more touring in the works. But for these specific Point of Know Return Anniversary shows, this will be your last chance to see them.”


Tickets for KANSAS at the Salem Civic Center go on sale Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Reserved seat tickets are $35, $45, $55 AND $125. Preferred parking is available for just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

Presale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com this Wednesday, September 25, at 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on September 26, for those who are part of the Salem Civic Center email club.

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Dec

2019

Salem Holiday Market

Craft and Vendor Show to be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA We will have unique crafters, artists, and direct sell companies.Don't buy that run of the mill gift from the mall. Come shop with us and buy that gift that the recipient will love because it is unique and you personally shop for them.

Time is 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
FREE EVENT - WE WILL BE SPONSORING A FOOD DRIVE FOR THE SALEM ROANOKE COUNTY FOOD BANK

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Nov

2019

Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

Friday, Nov. 29: 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm 

Saturday, Nov. 30: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 1: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission: Adult $5.00 good for all 3 days! Ages 14 and under FREE with paying Adult. Tickets sold at the door.

For more details visit ROANOKE VALLEY MINERAL & GEM SOCIETY on Facebook.

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Feb

2020

Brantley Gilbert's Fire't Up Tour

Fire’t Up Tour, aptly named after track one on Brantley's upcoming 15-song album (all written/co-written by Gilbert), will kick off Jan. 23 in London, Ontario and hit 34 cities across the country and Canada, before concluding May 8 in Colorado with one of those stops being at the Salem Civic Center on February 1st.

This will be Gilbert’s fourth appearance in Salem. In 2014 he headlined the Blue Ridge Music Festival at Salem Stadium; in 2016 he sold-out the Salem Civic Center arena on his “Blackout” Tour stop; and in April of 2018 he brought his “The Ones That Like Me” Tour to his faithful fans.

Reserved Seat: $40.25 and $60.25

Pit (Standing Only): $70.25

Preferred Parking: $5.00

Tickets for this show go on sale September 13th at the Salem Civic Center Box Office (Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm),  or at Ticketmaster.com  All ticket sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

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Oct

2019

Help Wanted: A Job Fair

The City of Salem Workforce Development Council and Virginia Career Works present a job fair featuring local business looking for new employees. Please join us at the Salem Civic Center for job opportunities, resume workshops and interview tips. This is the prime time for job seekers!

Wednesday, October 23- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For more information call 540-375-3007

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Oct

2019

March of Dimes - March for Babies

WALK TO HELP MORE BABIES BE BORN HEALTHY!

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 3.2 miles

March of Dimes community celebration , stroll or walk for the health of all babies. Family friendly route, food,music and awards for our Champion fundraisers! Register a team or join one. https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo?EventID=20378 

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Oct

2019

Roanoke Valley Sports Club Meeting with guest speakers Coach Mike Jones and Coach Mike McGuire

On Monday, October 21, 2019, we welcome  Radford University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Jones and Coach Mike McGuire, Radford University head women's basketball coach to our meeting.

About Coach Mike Jones

Head coach Mike Jones has completed eight seasons at the helm of the Radford men’s basketball program after taking the position on June 14, 2011. He and his teams have won 138 games at Radford, making him the third-winningest coach in program history. Seventy-two of those wins have come against Big South competition.

The 2018-19 season was full of milestones for Jones and the Highlanders. The team went 22-11 and 12-4 in conference play, earning a share of the Big South regular season title for the first time since 2008-09. Radford went on the road and knocked off Notre Dame and No. 17 Texas, the first ranked first in Radford history. Radford began its conference slate a perfect 7-0 to become one of the final 15 teams in the nation still undefeated.

About Coach Mike McGuire

Mike McGuire has become a household name in the New River Valley thanks to his success on the court, his involvement in the community and his reputation as a man of great character. His time at Radford has been full of joyous moments and unforgettable seasons.

With an overall record of 90-68 (.570) at Radford, McGuire owns the third-best winning percentage of any coach in program history. He has gone 61-35 (.642) in Big South play and has led the Highlanders to one Big South regular season championship. McGuire is widely recognized as one of the up-and-coming head coaches in the nation. Under his direction, 11 Highlanders have been named All-Big South and two have earned VaSID All-State honors.

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Sep

2019

DMV 2 Go

This full-service office-on-wheels is ready to help with all of your Virginia DMV needs! Just come on in to the DMV's mobile unit (located in our parking lot) and take care of the following:

  • Apply/renew your ID card (adults & children)
  • Apply/renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken; reinstate driving privileges.
  • Apply for a Veteran ID card.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Get fishing and hunting licenses.
  • And much more!

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Sep

2019

DMV 2 Go

This full-service office-on-wheels is ready to help with all of your Virginia DMV needs! Just come on in to the DMV's mobile unit (located in our parking lot) and take care of the following:

  • Apply/renew your ID card (adults & children)
  • Apply/renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken; reinstate driving privileges.
  • Apply for a Veteran ID card.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Get fishing and hunting licenses.
  • And much more!

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Nov

2019

Chris Janson

Breakout country star Chris Janson is bringing his high-energy stage show to the Salem Civic Center on Friday night, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The platinum-selling recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter hasn’t looked back since his debut single “Buy Me a Boat” topped the charts and sold more than two million copies in 2015. Syndicated radio host Bobby Bones gave Janson and his debut single some national exposure one morning and, as they say, the rest is history. In the four years since the release of his debut album, that featured the “Buy Me A Boat” title track, Janson has received three CMA nominations and become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He hit number one on the Country Aicheck/Mediabase charts for the second time with his party anthem, “Fix Me A Drink” and he won the ACM Video of the Year for his hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year honor at the 2018 Music Row Awards. In all, Janson has had five songs in Billboard’s Top 25, including the ballad, “Holding Her” and this summer’s feel good anthem, “Good Vibes” along with the afore mentioned songs. Janson’s first stop in Virginia’s Blue Ridge was in September 2016 at Sidewinders. This will be his first appearance in Salem, and fans will no doubt be on their feet from start to finish. His energetic stage presence has critics saying that “he works the stage like a country James Brown!”

Tickets are $36 and $46 and preferred parking is available for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

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