The Salem Civic Center, the hub of the James E. Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex, became a part of Salem’s landscape October 1967. For more than 45 years the 7,000 seat facility has welcomed a who’s who of entertainment’s brightest stars to its stage including the likes of Bill Cosby, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Brown and Michael McDonald. The Taliaferro Complex is one of the more versatile Entertainment and Sports venues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on 65 acres of land, the complex is home to not only the Salem Civic Center, but also Salem Football Stadium and Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. There are more than 4,000 free parking spaces at the complex.