Evansville area men and women representing local law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical services will once again strap on the boxing gloves and duke it out inside the ring for a great cause this spring when Guns & Hoses returns to the Ford Center in downtown Evansville for round 15.

Guns & Hoses 15 Set for April 15th, 2023

This is hands-down one of the best events you'll attend all year for a couple of reasons. First and most importantly, it is the biggest fundraiser for 911 Gives Hope which takes every penny raised and distributes the proceeds to other children's charities across the Tri-State through its grant program.

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Secondly, it's just an incredible night of entertainment. There are pyrotechnics complete with towering flames and smoke machines as the fighters walk down the ramp toward the ring. Plus, each fighter walks out to a song they picked with seemingly every genre of music covered. There's country, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, and even a show tune or two. Think of it as if the WWE staged a boxing event (minus the part where they know who will win ahead of time). Believe me, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining event in the Tri-State at any point in the year.

911 Gives Hope
911 Gives Hope

Guns & Hoses 15 to Feature Special Entertainment During Intermission

Typically, about halfway through the evening, there's a 15 to 20-minute intermission where you'll get the chance to get up, stretch your legs, and hit the concession and merchandise stand. But this year will be a little different. For the first time in Guns & Hoses history, there will be live entertainment during intermission as the Tri-State's premiere KISS tribute band, SHE featuring Jeff Purdue will take the stage to rock your face off and get you ready for the second half of fights.

Jeff Purdue
Jeff Purdue

Guns & Hoses 15 Ticket Information

Tickets for this year's event are on sale now and start as low as $15 for upper bowl tickets. Lower bowl tickets are only $25, and floor seats are $30. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5 in the upper bowl. Of course, taxes and additional fees apply.

All tickets are available at the Ford Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

And keep listening between now and fight night for your chance to win a pair of tickets for free.

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