George Mason University - Eagle Bank Arena


Kathy Griffin

The Grammy award-winning comedian will perform stand-up. At the EagleBank Arena.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy as they step into mysterious portals throughout the Disney universe. Except appearances by Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, Snow White and Tinker Bell. At the EagleBank Arena.
4/6 - 4/17


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus's newest show features a huge cast of clowns, dancers and a high-wire act by the Danguir Troupe. It will also be your last chance to see the show's iconic Asian elephants perform; the company plans to retire all of its touring elephants in May to a Florida sanctuary. At the EagleBank Arena.

Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller

The Fox News Channel anchor and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member perform. At the EagleBank Arena.

The Avett Brothers

At the EagleBank Arena.

Editorial Review

Home of the George Mason University's Patriots basketball team, this approximately 10,000-seat indoor arena is better suited to hosting sporting events than hosting the big-time pop music acts that play here when passing through the D.C. area.

The pop shows tend to draw a massive high school and middle school crowd. The seats aren't painful, as far as stadium seats go, and the sightlines are decent. Unfortunately, the sound system can make even the best live performer sound like a low-fi indie rock band at times. If you care about the acoustic quality of live shows, be forewarned.

-- Chip Goines

Note: As of Sept. 15, 2001, the Patriot Center does not permit patrons to bring in packages, luggage, backpacks, briefcases or other similar items.