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July 10, 2024

An Unforgettable Evening Awaits at Downtown Date Night Experience


Downtown Rocky Mount is set to host an unforgettable evening of laughter, gourmet dining, and live music at the Downtown Date Night Experience featuring The Christi Show-Ms. Shirleen on Friday, July 19. With over 1.5 million followers on Facebook and over 1.1 million Instagram followers, Christianee Porter, also known as The Christi Show, has taken the social media comedy world by storm.

Christianee Porter, a proud native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multi-talented entertainer who acts, sings, raps, and dances. Her journey from a pre-school teacher to a viral sensation and accomplished comedian is nothing short of inspirational. In 2016, her online videos as Ms. Shirleen captured the hearts of many, propelling her to national fame and leading to performances across the country. With appearances in Tyler Perry’s "Madea’s Family Funeral," Fox’s "Right This Minute," TV One’s "Sister Circle," and BET Digital, Porter has firmly established herself in the comedy scene.

Guests are invited to dress their best for this upscale date night, which will feature a gourmet buffet prepared by guest chef Malik Williams, owner of Thorns & Ivory. The dinner will offer delicious options to delight the taste buds, and each ticket includes one glass of champagne. Throughout the night, adult beverages will be available for purchase, along with additional food items from the in-house concessions.

While guests enjoy the gourmet buffet, they will be treated to the smooth sounds of NiiTO performing live. Based out of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, NiiTO recently performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center with the legendary Kem. The band’s soulful vocals and instrumental prowess create a unique sound that transcends genres, blending R&B, pop, funk, soul, jazz, and blues.

Event Details

-Date: Friday, July 19

-Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

-Dinner Service: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

-Comedy Show: 8:00 p.m.

-Ticket Price: $85.00 (includes general admission, gourmet dinner buffet, and one glass of champagne)

Tickets can be purchased using this link!

The Downtown Date Night Experience is one of the many entertainment shows that the Event Center has hosted since opening in 2018. In May, the venue welcomed over 2,500 guests for the 3rd Annual Kings of Southern Soul, presented by NuPlanet Entertainment, featuring performances from national artists like Dougie Fresh and King George. The Event Center has also hosted the Monster Truck X Show, the Harlem Globetrotters, Jeezy, Plies, Silk, Tank, and Case, among others.

The Downtown Date Night Experience promises to be a memorable evening of laughter, fine dining, and soulful music. Secure your tickets now and prepare for a night that will leave you laughing, entertained, and satisfied!

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