Friday is the Grand Opening of The Toledo Civic Theatre

Posted Jul 30th, 2008  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Verso Group is proud to announce the launch of the Toledo Civic Theatre….The newly renovated theatre in the historic Erie Street Market building (237 S. Erie St, Toledo, Ohio 43604) promises to be Toledo’s finest new destination point for Concerts, Festivals, Comedy, Boxing, MMA Events, Roller Derby, Corporate Functions and much more.
Built in 1913, and later renovated into a theatre/auditorium to house public exhibitions, the former Civic Auditorium is being brought back to life after many different uses over the years. The Civic Theatre will feature many different food vendors, a state of the art sound and light show as well as a beautiful patio.
The grand opening celebration will start August 1st with the inaugural FIRST FRIDAY party featuring The Bridges, Hot Rod Parker & Liberty Beach and DJ Rob Sample. Verso Group aims to bring a fun and dynamic party atmosphere back to downtown like the days of old when Party in the Park brought thousands of business people and music fans together for an after work party like no other….Doors open at4pm for this Metro Mixer and entertainment starts at 5pm, and the party will go all night… Presented in part by 92.5 Kiss FM, 104.7 WIOT, 1230 Fox Sports Radio, 1370 WSPD, and 101.5 The River, “First Friday” is a monthly recurring party the First Friday of every month which promises to “bring the party back to Downtown!”
On Saturday August 2nd Verso Group is proud to announce The Black Keys live in concert on the beautiful Civic Theatre stage. From Akron, Ohio, The Black Keys return to Toledo in support of their latest soulful blues rock release “Attack and Release”, produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer-musician-provocateur Danger Mouse! Tickets are on sale now for this amazing concert at all ticket master outlets, Culture Clash and Ramalama Records. Check out toledocivictheatre.com for upcoming events and more information. You can also call The Verso Group office events line at 419.693.5300….
Other notable events scheduled at the Toledo Civic Theatre include: The Flobots (Hit Song: Handlebars) on Aug. 16, Chiodos on Aug. 29, Frijid Pink on Aug. 30, Gaelic Storm on Sept. 7, New Found Glory on Sept. 21, SensesFail on Nov. 7, Ekoostik Hookah (free show) Oct. 25 and in the fall, Verso Group hopes to announce dates for The Glass City Rollers Roller Derby Exhibitions, “King of The Cage” and “Bad Dog” Mixed Martial Arts events. The Toledo Civic Theatre will also be available for private, corporate and/or public functions of all kinds!

For more information contact:
Verso Group Enterprises, LLC
Robert Croak: rcroak@versogroup.com
or Jonathan Anderson: janderson@versogroup.com
Visit Toledo Civic Theatre on the web: www.ToledoCivicTheatre.com

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One Response to “Friday is the Grand Opening of The Toledo Civic Theatre”

  1. randy meeker Says:

    Congratulations to the Verso Group & the City Of Toledo – his honor Carleton S Finkbeiner for doing something tangible for the performing arts. A 2000 person capacity room is needed in this town to hold the midsize events that will fuel and feed the growth of creative enterprise. Having it based in the Erie Street Market will pump energy and vitality into a historic and financially troubled building…you can’t have a market unless you have people coming to it. The Toledo Civic Theatre is welcomed and needed – Great Move all!

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