United Wireless Arena issued a revised event lineup last week and added several new events to the winter/spring schedule.
United Wireless Arena issued a revised event lineup last week and added several new events to the winter/spring schedule. Kirko Bangz and Kid Ink will appear at the Civic Center on Jan. 19. Kirko Bangz was born in Houston and majored in communications at Prairie View A&M University. He released his first single, "What Yo Name Iz?" in February 2011. His second single, "Drank in My Cup," peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest mixtape, "Procrastination Kills 4," was released in September of last year, followed by his third single," Keep It Trill," in November. Appearing with Kirko Bangz, Kid Ink was born in Los Angeles and was previously known as Rockstar. He got into the music business as a producer and began releasing his own material. His first independent album was released in June 2012 and peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200. Last Friday, Kid Ink announced that he had signed a deal with RCA Records. High school basketball will take center stage at the United Wireless Arena later this month, with the Tournament of Champions Jan. 17 to 19 and the SPIAA Tournament Jan. 21-26. March will be a busy month for the crew at the arena. TNA Impact Wrestling will be at the arena March 1. TNA Wrestling is a professional wrestling television show that premiered on Fox Sports Net and now airs on Spike TV. The show is filmed on its own soundstage at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. The Gaither Vocal Band comes to the arena on March 2. The evening is hosted by seven-time Grammy Award winner Bill Gaither. The vocal band, which features five accomplished gospel musicians, will share timeless gospel classics as well as refreshing new favorites. Gaither and his wife, Gloria, were named songwriters of the century by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Their hits include "He Touched Me," "Because He Lives," and "There's Just Something About That Name." Gaither, who quit his day job as a teacher 40 years ago to pursue a career in the music business, says it all starts with a great song. "We are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time. With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music. Good news never gets old." The Gaither show will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are available now. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is set for a March 16 show at the arena and Championship Bull Riding (March 16) and Monster Trucks (March 22 and 23) round out the month. Sesame Street is scheduled for a return appearance April 9 and 10. United Wireless Arena offers a discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call Danielle at (620) 371-7831. Tickets for United Wireless Arena shows are available at the arena box office or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.