Fantastic Upcoming Events!

From paint to some great country and from roller derby to some great causes, the American Bank Center has quite a variety lined up for you in August and September.

By: Kristen Bily

Aug. 15
Life in Color
American Bank Center Shoreline Boulevard
Life in Color, the world’s largest paint party, is coming to Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center-Shoreline Boulevard on Aug. 15, 2015! Billed by its organizers as the “World’s Largest Paint Party,” the tour features performances by EDM DJs, joined by artistic performers and the tour’s signature spraying of the audience with paint throughout the show. This very interactive concert has played in massive stadiums all over the world from South America to Europe to Asia. Life in Color’s 2015 tour will involve U.S. dates, including Corpus Christi. “I think this is a big step for EDM,” said Sebastian Solano, CEO of Life in Color. “It’s setting a standard for mainstream (music) in the U.S.” For the first time ever, Life in Color will invade Shoreline Boulevard and fill the crowd with color. This show will happen rain or shine, and please note: ages 16-plus (under 16 may enter if accompanied by a parent with a paid ticket), must have a valid ID and no refunds. (This show will be general admission and standing only.)

Aug. 27
Dierks Bentley
American Bank Center Arena
Dierks Bentley brings his Sounds of Summer Tour to the American Bank Center Arena on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. He will also be adding a few friends to the party, including Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith. Seven albums into one of country music’s most respected and most unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project that came out in early 2014 and stands as his most personal to date. His Sounds of Sumer Tour has received fantastic reviews from critics, who have called it, “the summer must-see.” Learn more at

Aug. 29
Citgo Presents: A Night in Vegas
American Bank Center Henry Garrett Ballroom
Citgo Presents: A Night in Vegas! This very special event will include casino tables, Vegas-style shows, a silent auction, local food and so much more! This event will benefit Charlie’s Place Recovery Center, promoting recovery from addiction through change. This special night will be held in the American Bank Center Henry Garrett Ballroom, and sponsorship levels include $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and $75. Every donation counts, and Citgo invites the great city of Corpus Christi to come wine, dine and give to a very special cause that is helping our community. To get tickets or inquire about sponsorships, email

Aug. 29
Hurricane Alley Roller Derby
American Bank Center Exhibit Hall
The Hurricane Alley Roller Derby team will be hitting the track again at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. The ladies of Hurricane Alley Roller Derby are coming into their 10th year of making quite a lot of noise! Since their new home was made here at the American Bank Center, the hard-hitting ladies of the Hurricane Alley Roller Derby have become part of the family. The team is happy to announce that they now have a new practice place located at the YWCA. WFTDA apprentices and quickly on their way to becoming internationally ranked, Hurricane Alley Roller Derby continues to grow their fan base and sell out their bouts here at the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall. Come cheer on the ladies of the Hurricane Alley Roller Derby on Saturday, Aug. 29, and be sure not to miss all of the hard-hitting action!

Sept. 9
“The Price is Right Live” Featuring Host Jerry Springer
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
“The Price Is Right Live” is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “come on down” to win! Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest-running and most popular game show from Plinko, to Cliffhangers, to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for nearly nine years, “The Price Is Right Live!” has given away more than $10 million in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live. For more information, visit (Want to play? No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec), 18 years or older. Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. To register for chance to be a contestant, visit registration area at or near the venue box office three hours prior to show time. For complete rules and regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit or call the box. To enter theater to watch show, a ticket purchase is required. Sponsored by Good Games Live Inc. Void where prohibited. “Price is Right Live,” 2015, FremantleMedia. All rights reserved.)

Sept. 10
Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse 12th Annual Luncheon
American Bank Center Henry Garrett Ballroom
Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (BACALA) is the local chapter of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) for the residents of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. CALA groups are local, nonprofit coalitions dedicated to educating the public about the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse. This year’s luncheon will feature guest speaker, Rudy Giuliani, 107th mayor of New York City. Sponsorship levels are now available, as well as individual seats. To learn more about sponsorship levels and to RSVP, email

Sept. 11 – 13
Fall Home & Garden Show
American Bank Center Exhibit Hall
The 16th annual fall Home & Garden Show will return to the American Bank Center Exhibit Hall on Sept. 11. Come join us! This will be your opportunity to turn your home and garden dreams into reality! From the front door to the backyard, you’ll find it all at the Annual Corpus Christi Home & Garden Show. Come take advantage of “show only” prices. Save time, save money and have fun! The Fall Home & Garden Show will take place Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13. Ticket Prices: adults 17-plus: $7; 16 and under: free; adults 65-plus: $5; and active military: free. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Sept. 22
WWE SmackDown
American Bank Center Arena
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the American Bank Center will turn into an action-packed arena featuring all of your favorite WWE superstars! With the past shows selling out, you know that WWE never disappoints, and there will surely be all the action that you can handle. Join WWE Heavweight Champion Seth Rollins, 2015 Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, WWE Divas and so many more!

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