OnCenter

November 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
A street fight between John Cena and Seth Rollins highlights a memorable night of mayhem.

From its packed arenas to the larger-than-life superstars, World Wrestling Entertainment claims to have the best value in live entertainment. Sunday night, WWE Live brought that excitement to the Salt City.

September 18, 2014 - 10:47pm
The Tenderloins, the laugh-happy crew behind the Impractical Jokers TV show, bring their crack-up comedy to the Oncenter War Memorial Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Sal Vulcano's co-workers scare him almost every day he works.

The 37-year-old Staten Island native stars on truTV’s "Impractical Jokers," a hidden-camera show featuring The Tenderloins, a comedy troupe comprised of himself and three of his lifelong friends: James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, and Brian "Q" Quinn.

January 26, 2012 - 7:37pm
Want some live music this month? Here's a brief look at some of the more prominent concerts coming up in the Syracuse community.

Thursday, Feb. 2: Ludacris and Rick Ross co-headline University Union's massive inaugural Rock the Dome event at the Carrier Dome. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

January 23, 2012 - 3:12pm
Aziz Ansari, comedian and actor in the television series Parks and Recreation, to perform at the OnCenter in April.

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform his stand-up routine at the OnCenter Arena in Syracuse Friday, April 13, University Union Performing Arts announced Monday.

Ansari, also an actor on shows Parks and Recreation and Human Giant, has appeared in several movies, including Get Him to the Greek and 30 Seconds or Less.

October 27, 2010 - 10:03am
Review: The popular comedian performs to a sold-out Syracuse crowd Tuesday, showcasing his talent to transform dark situations into hilarious anecdotes.

The night of comedy uncommonly began with AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and ended with an audience sing-along.

September 28, 2010 - 9:29pm
The upstate heroes played a lighthearted, often nostalgic show at the OnCenter Tuesday night.

John Rzeznik pointed to a girl in the crowd as the music died down and the lights dimmed. He waved his hand toward his chest, brushing his large golden necklace, signaling for the girl to pass up her big, blinking sign. “Let me see that,” he said. The crowd parted and formed an assembly line across the rows, sending the white sign Rzeznik’s way. It read “biggest fan” in large, blue letters with a row of blinking white swirls underneath. “This is a technological marvel,” he said, gawking at the flashing poster. “Do you want it back?”

September 25, 2010 - 4:33pm
Upstate favorites the Goo Goo Dolls finally bring their long-anticipated ninth album to Syracuse

If everything had gone according to plan, the Goo Goo Dolls would have been showing off tracks from their latest album, Something For the Rest of Us, last September. A decision to push the release date back, however, led the group to mix, edit and re-record the songs and produce a freshly polished album. The band hits the OnCenter in Syracuse Tuesday night as part of its extensive nationwide tour to promote that release.

November 23, 2009 - 12:54am
The legendary jam band with Syracuse roots performed Sunday to a sold-out crowd at the War Memorial Arena.

“Are they smoking weed down there?” asked a Syracuse Police Officer on the roof of the OnCenter parking garage. It was probably a rhetorical question.

The Phish fans — or “phans” as they prefer to be called — descended upon downtown Syracuse long before the legendary jam band went on at 8 p.m. Phans sold their tye-dye shirts and homemade jewelry, enjoyed some food and simply hung out before the fourth stop on Phish’s Fall Tour 2009.