THE  COMEBACK SEASON

UPCOMING SHOWS

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Black Violin

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) who use their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes and encourage all people to join together to break down cultural barriers.
 

Tickets are $24, $34, $49, and $69.50

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BUDDY
GUY

Presented by Honeywell Arts. The Real Deal Buddy Guy is a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side Sound. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and winner of 7 GRAMMY Awards, he is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.  

Tickets are $45, $65, and $129

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THE OAK
RIDGE BOYS

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. 

Tickets are $35, $45, $54, and $75

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L.O.L. Surprise! LIVE Calling All B.B.s

We are going on tour for the first time ever! The L.O.L. Surprise! Calling All B.B.s concert is coming to the Lima Civic Center on November 10!  

Tickets are $19, $29, $39, and $52
VIP Package for $132

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DANIEL
O'DONNELL

Presented by Honeywell Arts. Daniel O'Donnell is an Irish singer and songwriter known across the world for his mix of country and Irish folk music. He has sold more than ten million records and has appeared on many popular television shows.  

Tickets are $39, $59, $69, and $99

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A CHRISTMAS
CAROL

This new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol fills the stage with first-class actors, stunning sets, haunting special effects, and puppetry, all while weaving 26 traditional carols throughout this classic tale. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with your family!  

Tickets are $19, $29, and $39

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NIGHT
RANGER

Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. Legendary titles include "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes", "(You Can Still) Rock In America", "Sentimental Street", and more!  

Tickets are $20, $35, $49, and $100

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BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO

Ballet Folklórico de México is a Mexican folkloric ensemble presenting dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico for over six decades. The Ballet Folklórico is one of the most popular and requested dance companies in the world making this an unmissable experience.  

Tickets are $29, $40, and $69

CIVIC CENTER WEDDINGS

Lima Civic Center Wedding - Kunkleman Wedding - Bride + Groom - Capt

CAPTURED BY LYDIA

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Legacy Sounds LIVE

The live streaming series has ended but you can still watch all 10 concerts here!

*The Crouse Hall Lighting Renovation Project is being taken off of hold and proceeding with bid.

RENT A SPACE

The Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center stands in Lima’s Town Square and is the hub of the community’s cultural life. It is the primary public assembly facility in West Central Ohio. 

 

The Veterans Memorial Civic Center includes a 14,500 sq ft exhibit hall, 10 meeting rooms, 1774 seat performing arts center, and banquet facility.

 

The Convention Center is connected to the 100-room Wingate by Wyndham and to the Market Street Parking Garage. Entire events can be accomplished under one roof, merging big city convenience and style with small market affordability.

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EXHIBIT HALL
200 - 1000 people
Conventions, trade shows, wedding receptions, live events
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CROUSE HALL
200 - 1774 people
Concerts, live performances, weddings, graduations, movies
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CITY CLUB
100 - 200 people
Banquets, receptions, wedding/baby showers, large meetings
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MEETING ROOMS
24-100 people
Meetings, receptions, seminars, breakout sessions, product sales
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WEDDING PLANNER
Let us help plan the perfect wedding event for you

PLAN YOUR VISIT

ADDRESS & CONTACT INFO

Veterans Memorial 

Civic & Convention Center

 

7 Town Square

Downtown Lima, Ohio  45801

 

Business Office:  419.224.5222

Box Office:  419.224.1552

MARKET ST PARKING GARAGE

Located on West Market Street

376 Spaces

The garage provides handicap accessibility and access to the Civic Center without exposure to the weather elements. There is an elevator and walkway to provide easy access to the Civic Center.

MAIN & SPRING PARKING LOT

Corner of S Main and Spring Street

120 Spaces

For evening and weekend use only. This lot is managed by the VMCCC. Usage of this lot helps support operations and utilities.

Day use is limited to monthly parking passes, available through the VMCCC.

ABOUT

The Purpose of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County is to commemorate the services of all members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States and permanently recognize those service members from Allen County who made the ultimate sacrifice.  As a county agency, the VMCCC also serves as Allen County’s convention facility and center for performing arts, community, civic and patriotic gatherings. The VMCCC is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Allen County Commissioners under Ohio Revised Code 345.

 

The VMCCC is the principal example for Allen County when capacity and capability of hundreds of dedicated, civic-minded and action-oriented private citizens came together over the course of a decade, from the early 1970s to 1984. These individuals—the Silent Giants and Big Thinkers—illustrate the ability to dream and subsequently construct what has become a primary asset to quality of life and economic development.

CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION

A vibrant downtown corridor starts at its cornerstone -- The Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima / Allen County. Working together for Allen County and Lima, the VMCCC and the Civic Center Foundation are creating a new future!

 

The Civic Center Foundation as the local partner will gradually increase its programs to bring you more entertainment, arts, family events and educational outreach over the coming years.  We will also continue to value our local resident company partners.  

MISSION OF THE CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION'S TOWN SQUARE LIVE!

To provide a results-oriented multidimensional community entertainment and performing arts season to build awareness, appreciation, education, and support for performing arts and live entertainment.