Rocky Mount Event Center Grand Opening

Join the city of Rocky Mount as the doors to the Event Center are opened for the first time to the general public. Treat yourself to a night of FREE entertainment featuring Grammy award-winning artist George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic! Food will be available for purchase.

The Rocky Mount Event Center is a 165,000-square foot multi-purpose facility that includes eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, climbing walls, a ropes course, meeting rooms, banquet space, and much more.

The venue will hold local, regional and national sporting tournaments as well as concerts, entertainment events, corporate conferences, trade shows and more.


Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 (doors open at 4 p.m.)


Rocky Mount Event Center, 285 N.E. Main St.
Master of Ceremonies: Chris Hohmann, chief meteorologist for WTVD ABC 11


  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Speakers, including Mayor David Combs, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, singing of the National Anthem by the Tar River Children’s Chorus Ensemble, a performance from Kennedy Miller, NC Woman of Distinction, and a performance by Grammy nominated Gospel Artist Luther Barnes.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Music break with DJ M’Dollaz
  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
    Music from The Tams and Deep Fried Funk
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Music break with DJ M’Dollaz
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Concert featuring George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic


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