The very popular Irish singing group Celtic Thunder will be coming to Missouri in October of 2010. It will be one of 40 dates that they quintet will again perform in the United States.
In relation to the Celtic Thunder singing group being in the Ozarks, the group will be near our location on October 21, 2010. Celtic Thunder will be singing in Independence, Missouri, at the Independence Events Center. The next day, October 22, 2010, the group will be in St. Louis, MO at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Where the tickets have gone on sale so far, they have been in the $30-$50 per ticket price range. That affordable price scheme may be part of the secret to Celtic Thunder’s success, along with the continued demand for Celtic-themed entertainment, which started more than a decade ago with productions like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
INDEPENDENCE EVENTS CENTER
19100 East Valley View Parkway Independence, MO 64055
Take I-29 South to I-435 East (towards St. Louis), I-70 East (exit 63 on left), Take exit 17 for Little Blue Pkwy toward 39th St/Mall Entrance, Turn right at S Little Blue Pkwy/S Selsa Rd, Take the 1st right onto E. Valley View Pkwy
From the North
Take I-35 South to I-435 South (exit 12A towards St. Louis), I-70 East (exit 63B on left), Take exit 17 for Little Blue Pkwy toward 39th St/Mall Entrance, Turn right at S Little Blue Pkwy/S Selsa Rd, Take the 1st right onto E. Valley View Pkwy
From the South
Take US-71 North, Merge onto I-470 East (towards Lee’s Summit), Take exit 14 toward Lakewood Blvd/Bowlin Rd, Turn right at NE Bowlin Rd, Take the 1st left onto NE Lakewood Way, Continue onto Route 71, Continue onto Selsa Rd, Continue onto Little Blue Pkwy, Turn left at E. Valley View Pkwy
From the East
Take I-70 West (towards Kansas City), Take Little Blue Parkway exit (exit 17), Turn Left onto Little Blue Parkway and Turn right on E. Valley View Parkway.
From the West
Take I-70 East (towards Kansas City), Take Little Blue Parkway exit (exit 17), Turn Right onto Little Blue Parkway and Turn right on E. Valley View Parkway.
The link to their website is http://www.independenceeventscenter.com/events-tickets.html
Fabulous Fox Theatre
Want to know exact directions to the Fox right from your front door? Check out a Map Quest link to the Fox Theater! Just enter the address you are coming from in the fields provided. The Fox Theatre is located at 527 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103.
From the West – Take I-64 to the Grand Boulevard exit and proceed north on Grand. Take Grand to Washington Avenue and make a left. The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
An alternative exit is the Vandeventer exit, just west of (or prior to) the Grand Exit. Take Vandeventer to Washington Avenue and make a right. The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
From the North – Take I-70 to the Grand Boulevard exit. If you are coming from the west, you will make a right, going south on Grand. If you are coming from the east, you will make a left to go south on Grand. Take Grand Boulevard to Washington and make a right.The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
From the South – Take I -55 to the I-44 exit (this exit is on the left and merges into the left side of I-44). You will need to move to the right lane shortly after and take the Grand Boulevard exit. At the stop sign, you take a left before arriving at Grand where you will make a right, heading north on Grand. Take Grand to Washington Ave. and make a left. The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
From the Southwest – Take I-44 east to the Grand Boulevard exit. Make a left heading north on Grand. Take Grand to Washington Ave. and make a left. The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
From the East (Illinois) – I-64 (heading west) and I-55 (heading south) merge to cross the Mississippi River at the Poplar Street Bridge. Continue west on I-64 to the Forest Park Parkway exit. You will immediately exit the Parkway to the right at Grand and take Grand to Washington Ave. and make a left. The theatre is located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Washington.
From the northern suburbs in Illinois you may wish to take I-270 west to I-170 south. From there you can exit at I-70 (see from the North above) or I-64 (see from the West above). From the southern Illinois region, you may can take I-255 west to I-55 north (see from the South above.)
Parking is available behind the Fox Theatre and along Washington, Olive and Grand. Handicap parking is located on the north side of the theater (along Washington Blvd.). Valet parking is not available at the Fox Theatre.
Charges for parking generally range between $5 and $12.
Please allow enough time to arrive at the Fox Theatre in time to park, enter the theatre, and find your seats. The Fox Theatre lobby opens one hour prior to show time, and the auditorium normally opens for seating 30 minutes prior to show time.
Please note that many shows have a seating hold once the show begins, lasting as long as twenty minutes, depending on the production. If you are not in your seat when the show begins, you will be required to wait in the lobby until an appropriate pause in the show when you can be seated. If you find that you must be seated late, please find your seats as quietly and unobtrusively as possible, so as to disturb the audience members around you as little as possible.
A link to their website is http://www.fabulousfox.com/how_to_buy.aspx