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Time: February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $75 – $125

For one night only, get ready to experience the glitz and glamor of Casino Night inside the Academy Center of the Arts, featuring a special performance by none other than the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself – Elvis Presley, as portrayed by Taylor Rodriguez of The Lynchburg Virginia Elvis Festival fame. On February 3rd, 2024, prepare to be transported to the golden era of Las Vegas as you step into our historic theatre lobby, adorned with shimmering lights and the vibrant ambiance of a true casino. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres from a Vegas themed spread provided by Love Is In The Air Catering. Each Casino Night participant will also receive 2 drink vouchers and chips to gamble away.

Your evening will be filled with excitement as you indulge in a night of thrilling casino games, from classic poker and blackjack to the spinning roulette wheel, with professional dealers guiding you through the thrill of it all. If this event whets your appetite, you’re in luck: Prizes will be awarded to top gambling winners, plus each participant (Full Price Admission only) gets a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas! 

Important Details:

– Event night is Saturday, February 3, 2024
– Time: 6PM
– Attire: Cocktail
– Special musical performance by Elvis Presley (as performed by Taylor Rodriguez)
– Heavy hor d’oeuvres by Love Is In The Air Catering
– $75 – 125 per ticket: includes 2 drink vouchers and gambling chips
– Top prize (Full Price Admission only) is a trip to Las Vegas for 2! Other prizes distributed to top gamblers
– Only 150 spots available! Get your spots before it’s sold out!


Know Before You Go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Doors for this event open at the event start time.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

View Parking & Directions Information

Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.