8 must-see Nutter Center shows to get on your calendar

Clear your calendars because a number of big events are coming to the Wright State Nutter Center later this year.

Tickets are now on sale for several of these shows, or will be soon, including WWE Smackdown on Saturday, Nov. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. 

Here are eight events happening at the Nutter Center in the next few months that you won't want to miss out on:

1. Xtreme BOTS Fall Competition

Metal grinding, spark flying, robot smashing fun for the whole family!

Over 40 Ohio area STEM school teams compete to find out who builds the best BOT. The Xtreme BOTS Competition pairs student teams with local manufacturing companies and mentors who provide necessary materials and technical assistance to build a competitive, remote-control 15 lb. robot. Teams face off in one-on-one competition with the goal of disabling their bot opponent. 

Spectators will enjoy the BOT battles and hands-on activities such as flight simulators, maze makers, coding challenges, and much more!

WHAT: Xtreme BOTS Fall Competition
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
COST: $5 suggested donation
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937) 999-7701

2. Newsboys, with special guests Hawk Nelson and Ryan Stevenson

A portion of the proceeds go to the Rising Hope Foundation. Tickets are on sale now!

WHAT: Newsboys, with special guests Hawk Nelson and Ryan Stevenson
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
COST: $21-$73
TICKETS: Ticketmaster.com
INFO: Facebook | Call (937) 775-3498

3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long-running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day."

WHAT: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
COST: $37.50, $52, $62 and $72
TICKETS: Ticketmaster
INFO: Website | Facebook | Call (937)  775-2498

4. Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced 

VIP parking passes are $20 each and will guarantee you a parking space adjacent to the venue. Click here to purchase your parking pass(es). They are available to purchase until Noon on Fri., Nov. 20.

WHAT: Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced 
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
COST: $50.50
TICKETS: Ticketmaster
INFO:  Website | Facebook | Call (937) 775-2498 

5. Country Bands Together

Our country music radio partner K99.1FM has announced an all-star bill that has a charitable goal: When you grab tickets to the Country Bands Together Concert, you’ll see Little Big Town,Big and Rich,Parmalee,Maddie and Taeand Brothers Osborne without even leaving Dayton, while raising funds for the Dayton Children’s Hospital.

The concert, which will take over the Wright State University Nutter Center on Dec. 12, replaces the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, according to Meghan Minshall, Events and Community Outreach Manager for Cox Media Group Ohio, the parent company for K99 and Dayton.com.

>> K99 mega-country concert with Little Big Town to support hospital

WHAT: Country Bands Together
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.
COST:
$45, $55 and $65
TICKETS:
Ticketmaster
INFO:  
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 775-2498

6. Harlem Globe Trotters

WHAT: Harlem Globe Trotters
WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
COST:
$27.50-$309.50
TICKETS:
Ticketmaster
INFO:
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 775-2498

7. Monster Jam

WHAT:
Monster Jam
WHEN:
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. (both days) 2:30 p.m. (Saturday)
COST:
$10-$53
TICKETS:
Ticketmaster
INFO:  
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 775-2498

8. WWE Smackdown

See your favorite Superstars in action Live: Roman Reigns, Kane, Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family, The Usos & many more!  Tickets on sale: Nov 21 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. $18, $28, $43, $68, $83, $108. Ages 2 and over need a ticket for entry.
WHAT:
WWE Smackdown
WHEN:
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.
COST:
$18-$108
INFO:
Website | Facebook | Call (937) 775-2498 

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