THE COASTAL BEND MAGAZINE • January/February 2018 65 64 THE COASTAL BEND MAGAZINE • January/February 2018 Rock Concert The Killthrax Tour Thurs Feb 8: The most anticipated thrash metal tour in years comes to Concrete Street Amphitheater, featuring Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, the living legend heavy metal band, formed 37 years ago in New York. Coastal Bend Sports Corpus Christi Ice Rays Now in their 20th season, the Corpus Christi Ice Rays are these days a developmental team for up and com- ing hockey players from across North America, who aspire to play at the Division I college level or even in the National Hockey League. TAMUCC Basketball Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons are underway, and a full schedule of home games are played at the American Bank Center Arena. Borchard Fairgrounds Junior Livestock Show, Boats and RV’s on Display at RMB The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown in the overall largest multi-use event facility in the Coastal Bend, and includes a rodeo-sized arena, two exhibit halls, conference center, equestrian arena, and large open meadow. Sat Jan 6: Fit Fest 2018—Crossfit competition and health and fitness expo. Mon Jan 8‑Sun Jan 21: 83rd Nueces County Junior Livestock Show—Two weeks of events covering the diversity of rural life in South Texas for thousands of young people, including live- stock competitions, homemaking skills expo, barbe- cue cook-off, a welding competition, and even a dog show! Feb 9-11: Coastal Bend Boat & RV Expo—Over 50 makes of bay and offshore pleasure boats and RV’s will be on display at the largest show of the year. Feb 16-19: The Peddler Show—Hundreds of exhibitors offering thousands of products will be on hand at this popular traveling vendor show. Feb 24-25: Old School Cheer National Championship—Cheer leading squads from across the South will gather in Rob- stown for this annual championship competition. Feb 24‑25: Saxet Gun Show—This sell-out show brings together a huge variety of firearms and accessories, ammunition, knives, tactical gear, and hunting prod- ucts vendors. Mar 3-4: 56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show—More than two dozen vendors and twenty case exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, and kids activities all about natural gems and stones. Coastal Bend Boat & RV Expo The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds plays host to ten area RV and boat dealers, bringing more than 50 brands under one roof. Last year, the event saw record attendance of more than 6,000 over its three days. See the latest boat and RV models and get the best deals of the year!