Here’s something new and pretty novel from the Roanoke Civic Center. The venue is kicking off ticket sales for the Oct. 19 Rob Zombie/Alice Cooper concert with a 9 p.m. Friday night shindig on the civic center plaza. That’s Friday the 13th, in keeping with the hellish, Halloween-ish theme of the Zombie/Cooper tour.
Roanoke rockers Madrone will perform at 9:30 p.m. on the plaza for what the civic center is calling the Midnight Monster Mash. Food and drinks will be available, and show sponsor WROV-FM will be on-site, playing music and doing giveaways, civic center general manager Chris Connolly said.
The civic center will put wristbands on folks, giving them a place in the ticket line when sales begin at midnight, Connolly said. The event is free, for all ages, with a cash bar and chances to win backstage passes.
“I think it’s going to be pretty cool,” he said in a voice mail message he left here earlier today.
And it’s definitely unique, for Roanoke at least.