The Girls and Dolls Gala of America Returning to Erie in 2016

Erie, PA- The 2016 Girls and Dolls Gala of America will be returning to Erie, PA on Sunday, September 25th at the Bayfront Convention Center from 1-5 pm. The 2015 Gala sold out and Gala representatives expect for the event to double in size in 2016.  The 2016 Gala will boast several enhancements including: welcoming families and their children who have any type of 18” doll.  This year’s event will take place in a new, large, and expansive venue at Erie’s premier Bayfront Convention Center.

This event will be a fun-filled afternoon for girls, their families, friends, and favorite dolls, including a parade of all participants with their dolls and a GIRL/DOLL look-alike contest.  There will be banquet style seating with a served light lunch, entertainment, music, dancing, crafts and activities, a photo booth, doll hair salon, doll ear piercing, exotic face painting, and much more.

Regular and Premium VIP tickets are now on sale at  Early bird specials are also available.


Jim Gaffigan Plans Stop at Erie Insurance Arena

July 20 – Erie Insurance Arena




(New York, NY) – Actor, writer, producer, Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five Jim Gaffigan won’t be donning his birthday suit this summer as he packs up the tour bus and hits the road with his family for his live “Fully Dressed,” arena and theatre tour.

“I’m so thrilled to be eating my way across America again…. Oh, wait, I’m doing shows too?” said a bewildered Gaffigan.

Gaffigan’s tour will kick off on The Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX on July 7th and then crisscross the country ending in Greensboro, N.C. at The White Oak Amphitheatre on August 13th. A full tour schedule can be found below.

Gaffigan’s announcement comes on the heels of his biggest year yet. In 2015, Jim became one of only ten comedians in history to sell out the famed Madison Square Garden arena for the finale of his “Contagious” tour, he opened for Pope Francis in front of one million+ people in Philadelphia, and his television show, “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” debuted on TV Land to enormous ratings and reviews – with season two slated to premiere this summer. Most recently during Super Bowl 50, it was revealed that Jim is KFC’s new Colonel Sanders.

In 2016, Gaffigan does not let off the gas. He will be seen opposite Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Ron Perlman and Elisabeth Moss in the independent drama, “The Bleeder.” He is also in production on the Falcon Films comedy, “Drunk Parents,” opposite Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek and will lend his voice alongside Carl Reiner in China-based Original Force Animation’s animated feature, “Duck Duck Goose.”



Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage – Cancelled



Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March 2nd performance of Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage in Concert at the Warner Theatre has been cancelled.

If your tickets were purchased in person at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office please return your tickets to the box office for a full refund. If your tickets were purchased via the phone or internet, your account will be automatically refunded.

For more information log onto or contact the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office at 814.452.4857.

Monster Jam at the Erie Insurance Arena

Monster Jam – Erie Insurance Arena – 4/22/16 and 4/23/16

Monster Jam brings high-octane entertainment to fans around the country. This action-packed live event showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, Max-D and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. These Monster Jam trucks deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies and more action!

The Monster Jam Pit Party (subject to change) provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers – you can meet the drivers, get their autographs, take photos and check out the trucks up close. It’s a unique experience in the world of motorsports. There will be one pit party on Saturday from 11am-12:30pm prior to the 2pm performance. Passes to the pit parties are $10 each and available in advance via or at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office. You must have both a ticket to the corresponding event AND pit party pass to enter the pit party.


Chase Rice to Perform at the Erie Insurance Arena

Chase Rice – April 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

Erie Insurance Arena

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8th at 10:00am

Advance Tickets: $35.00 & $30.00

Day of Show: $45.00 & $40.00

Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music maverick Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound. Rice’s Ignite the Night was released on Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels Records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. That album produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” and Rice is preparing to release new music from his as-yet-untitled 2016 album. Currently nominated for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, Rice consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues last fall on his third headlining tour, The JD and Jesus Tour, after supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour last summer. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @Chase RiceMusic and

Purchase tickets at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office, by calling 814-452-4857 or at


Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Comes to Erie

Tuesday, March 22nd Magic City Productions and CrossRhodes Entertainment welcome Popovich Comedy Pet Theater to the Warner Theater in Erie, PA.

Tickets for Popovich Comedy Pet Theater are $27.50, $22.50 and $12.50 (plus applicable fees and tax). Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 5th at 10am. Tickets are available at the Box office 809 French Street, Erie, PA  16501, charge by phone 814-452-4857 or on-line Show starts at 7:30pm.

International Circus Star and more than 30 Shelter Rescued Pets Star in the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

USA Tour- The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of unique physical comedy, juggling, and balancing skills of internationally acclaimed award winner Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his more than 30 pets: house cats, dogs, parrots, geese, and doves. All animals have been rescued from the animal shelters across the country.

“I have actually nicknamed my show ‘A Second Chance’ because that is what my cats and dogs have been given, a second chance at life,” Gregory Popovich says founder of The Comedy Pet Theater and author of “You Can Train Your Cat”.

The world famous Popovich Comedy Theater is going on a tour across America, from Los Angeles to New York, from Miami to Chicago. With a new production ND EVEN MORE RESUCUED ANIMALS ON STAGE. Gregory Popovich supports animal rescue shelter across the country and will be donating a percentage of the ticket sales to The Humane Society of America to raise the awareness of rescuing homeless pets. Over 30 rescued pets will be performing on stage as actors of this smash hit.

“The main idea of my show and of this tour is to raise awareness in our society about homeless pets.” Popovich says.

Throughout the show performance, audiences will be able to witness acts such as the Dog Classroom, the Amazing Housecats, and the Animal Train. Other acts in the show treat audiences to surprise appearances from more animal performers; including ferrets, white rats, and trained doves.

When asked how he trains dogs and cats for the show, Gregory explains, “Each animal has a special quirky thing they naturally like to do. I figure out what this trick or talent is, and then I just encourage them to do it in my show. When my pets are preforming, they are showing off their favorite tricks!”

Gregory Popovich is the author of “You Can Train Your Cats” a book where Gregory shares his secrets and the life he shares with his amazing animals.

Popovich goes on to illustrate an example. From a young age, one of his kittens always jumped on the back of his Wirehaired Fox Terrier when the dog would walk by. Gregory incorporated this ‘natural trick’ into the show, and now the act leaves audiences delighted and amazed as the cat climbs in the shoulders of the dog and enjoys a piggy back ride across the stage. “Before each performance we present an educational demonstration to children and pet lovers about the top five training tips, and proper caring for dogs and cats, while also answering all pet lover’s questions”.