EVENTS

Kellogg Arena History

1/4/1979
The first plan for a "superblock" (Kellogg Arena) is made

7/10/1979
Ground is broke on this day for the Kellogg Center and Stouffer Hotel

12/22/1981
The Kellogg Center opens to the public with 11 days of free skating sessions

1/2/1982
The first major competative event is held infront of 2,100 people - A hockey game between Western Michigan University and the U.S. open team

2/23/1982
The first concert at Kellogg Center - Country/Western entertainer Jerry Reed

1/15/1983
AMA Motorcycle Racing - Indoor ice-bike racing - is brought to Kellogg Center

3/12/1983
George Jones concert

3/18/1983
Ozzy Osburne concert

12/1/1983
U.S. Olympic Hockey team V.S. Canadian Olympic Hockey team

12/11/1983
Kellogg Center's first annual "Christmas Festival"

4/24/1984
Ted Nugent concert

5/10/1984
Johnny Cash concert with wife June Cash

6/24/1984
Hank Williams Jr. concert

7/16/1984
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

7/17/1985
Bon Jovi concert

10/24/1985
Merle Haggard concert

10/25/1985
Motley Crue concert

2/17/1986
Pat Benatar concert

3/2/1986
Tom Jones concert

3/26/1986
KISS concert

4/9/1986
Harlem Globetrotters - The first basketball game to be played at Kellogg Center

4/16-17/1986
Sesame Street Live

4/18/1986
The farmers market opens at McCamly Square

11/13/1987
Reba McIntire

11/27/1987
Willie Nelson


Mar-88
The Kellogg Center is renamed as Kellogg Arena

10/8/1988
Barry Manilow

3/11/1989
Bob Hope

4/14/1989
Metallica

9/16/1989
Red Skelton

10/26/1989
Former President Ford comes to give a speech

3/7/1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live

10/9/1991
USA Women's volleyball tam V.S. Japan

12/5/1991
The Oak Ridge Boys and Marie Osmond Christmas show

10/16/1992
Travis Tritt

2/22/1993
Alan Jackson concert - Sold out in 1 day

11/23/1993
Kenny Rogers

5/13/1994
Brooks and Dunn concert - sold out in 20 min (Kellogg Arena Record)

5/21/1994
Phantom of the Opera

4/14/1995
Billy Ray Cyrus

9/4/1995
BB King with Etta James

11/28/1995
Tim McGraw

3/21/1999
Lord of the Dance

10/6/2000
Kirk Franklin

3/10/2001
Kid Rock

9/20/2001
Godsmack

1/9-13/2002
Disney on Ice

11/23/2002
Brad Paisley

9/7-8/2004
Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus

8/16/2005
Kelly Clarkson

12/6/2007
Sugarland

7/11/2008
Vibe @ 5 launches with its Friday night summer series

1/30-2/2/2009
Professional Bull Riding (PBR)

6/20/2009
John Legend

4/18-19/2011
Thomas the Train and Friends Live

2/23/2012
Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert SOLD OUT SHOW

9/14/2012
Jack Hanna zookeeper

5/20/2014
Alice In Chains

8/22/2015
The inaugural Backyard Burgers and Brewsfest is held in Festival Market Square

4/22/2016
Soul Blast Christian Concert

5/4-8/2016
USA Junior Olympic Men's National Gymnastics Championships

9/30/2016
Battle Creek Live!'s first show, The Accidentals play Kellogg Arena