35 Concerts Presents: Norah Jones

SKyPAC is proud to announce another illustrious performance coming to the center this fall! 35 Concerts presents: Norah Jones October 24th at 8:00PM. Tickets for this Photo by Frank W Ockenfelsconcert will go on sale Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00 AM.

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me. Her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon. Sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Since then, Jones has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time Grammy-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed  and commercially successful solo albums-Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), and Little Broken Hearts (2012)-as well as two albums with her country collective The Little Willies and one with the Brooklyn-based Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, presented the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters. Jones previously collaborated with Danger Mouse on his acclaimed 2011 album ROME, a valentine to classic Italian film score music that also featured Jack White. Fans can expect to hear songs from across Norah’s entire catalog on the fall US tour dates!

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, 35 CONCERTS was formed by Marc Engel and Phil Drayer to bring GREAT entertainment experiences to towns and cities throughout North America.


Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00 AM (CST). Pre-sale will begin Friday, August 28th at 10:00 AM (CST). To take part in future SKyPAC pre-sale opportunities contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880. Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/1Jjc836


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When you become a season subscription holder you receive benefits and services not available to single ticket buyers. Subscriber benefits include: reserving the best seats now, saving 12% OFF single ticket prices, free ticket replacement when lost or forgotten, and no exchange fees.index

SKyPAC subscriptions can be ordered online at TheSKyPAC.com, by phone 270-904-1880 or by mail (MySKyPAC_OrderForm_Brochure).


#ComingToSKyPAC Charlie Daniels Band

2014-band-bwBowling Green, KY — (August 12, 2015) — From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape then Charlie Daniels. This legendary artist and his band,the Charlie Daniels Band, will perform at SKyPAC Sunday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m. presented by Overhead Door Company of Bowling Green.

An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Raised among the longleaf pine of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys.

After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “Its Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Boy Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tired his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind.


Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 11th at 10:00AM. To take part in future SKyPAC pre-sale opportunities contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.

Ray Stevens Embarks On Here We Go Again! Tour

Bowling Green, KY — (July 29, 2015) — Ray Stevens returns touring with his Here We Go Again! Tour and he is headed to Bowling Green on October 2, 2015. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 31st at 10:00AM.RayStevens

Here We Go Again! marked Stevens’ return to comedic music for the first time in nearly 10 years. After working on different projects, the singer decided to return to his roots because he felt like it was the right time to try to infuse some laughs into his music. Stevens recently released a new comedy album and says that fans familiar with his earlier works like “Ahab the Arab,” “Mississippi Squirrel Revival,” “The Streak” and “Gitarzan” will really enjoy the album. “I feel like it’s some of my best work in years, and I hope it will make folks laugh … something that is much needed in the world right now,” he said.

“Ray Stevens Funniest Video Characters” was released in 2000. The collection included some of Ray’s funniest songs including “The Pirate Song”, “The Haircut Song” and “The Ballad of the Blue Cyclone.” Also in 2000 Ray returned to Curb Records. He made yet another video album and this time appeared onscreen with cartoon characters from some of his favorites like “Bridget the Midget the Queen of the Blues” and “Erik the Awful.”

In 2007 Ray decided to record exclusively for his own label, Clyde Records, Inc. Changing it from direct market only to a full service label that would make releases available to retail and for download. Ray felt that the time was right, being that independents are enjoying the same success as large corporate labels. It also allows him control of the timeline in which new recordings are released. And the first release on Clyde Records is “New Orleans Moon”, which shares a title with the first single. The CD includes many great standards such as, “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans”, to “Saint James Infirmary” and Randy Newman’s “Louisiana”. It is Ray’s tribute to the music, the culture and the people of New Orleans.

Here We Go Again! is available for download on iTunesAmazon and Google Play.


Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 31st at 10:00AM. To take part in future SKyPAC pre-sale opportunities contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.

America’s Got Talent 2011 Finalist to Perform at SKyPAC

iluminate_webbanner_safetitleDirect from Broadway – America’s Got Talent 2011 finalist, iLUMINATE™ Dance Group,  presented by Farmers National Bank will perform at SKyPAC on September 17, 2015 at 7:30PM. Tickets for this performance go on sale this Friday, July 17th at 10:00 AM.

“I remember watching iLUMINATE during the 2011 season of America’s Got Talent and was mesmerized by the skill and talent this group has,“ said Jessica Snodgrass Kem. “The choreography coupled with the illuminated futuristic costumes is almost hypnotizing; Image 5you just don’t want to miss a second of the performance, or you might miss something spectacular!“

iLUMINATE™ is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate™ enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride.

Image 6Since launching in 2009, iLuminate™’s patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit primetime television shows including: America’s Got Talent (in which the dance troupe took third place), Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, the American Music Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards, BET Awards, The Nickelodeon Awards, Billboard and Latin Billboard Awards, and daytime favorites The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and Good Morning America. www.iluminate.com


Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 17 at 10:00AM. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.

The Heart of Your SKyPAC Community

Become a SKyPAC Ambassador!

The SKyPAC Ambassadors is a volunteer program that supports SKyPAC’s Mission, SKyPAC 108Values, and Vision.  Ambassadors have a passion for the arts and an enthusiasm for providing exemplary customer service. Ambassadors greet and direct patrons, take tickets, distribute programs, assist with patron seating, and monitor the House during SKyPAC and Capitol Arts Center performances.   Ambassadors also assist with administrative tasks, gallery events, and education programs.  SKyPAC Ambassadors contribute a personal service to their community, their region and the arts.  The hallmark of SKyPAC Ambassadors is their dedication to ensuring that every patron has a positive and memorable entertainment experience!

Ambassadors must be 18 years of age or older, undergo Ambassador orientation and training, pass a background check, have a valid e-mail address and internet access, and commit to serving a minimum of 40 hours per season.

For more information, contact Lynn Gilcrease, Front of House Coordinator, at lgilcrease@theskypac.com.


“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– E.E. Hale

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the strength and  dedication of our ambassadors. Their time and talents are vital to the success of our organization. A ceremony to both celebrate and recognize our wonderful team was held on Tuesday, June 16 in SKyPAC’s main hall followed by a cocktail hour in the Donor’s Lounge. Special Awards were given to Laura Coker who receive the 2015 “Above and Beyond” Award in Recognition of Exceptional Customer Service and Kessara Dagley who received the 2015 Outstanding Service Award in Recognition of  Exemplary Leadership, Selfless Dedication, and Volunteer Excellence.

“We are grateful for the many hours that our ambassadors have donated, and for their dedication to the Ambassador credo of “…ensuring that every patron has a positive and memorable entertainment experience.” Lynne Gilcrease, Ambassador Coordinator.

SKyPAC to Host Holiday Event: “Gingerbread Home for the ARTS”

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the first annual “Gingerbread Home for the Arts” to kick-off the 2015 holiday season. “Gingerbread Home for the Arts” will be held on Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st.

The event will center around the tradition of building gingerbread houses as a creative way for the community to come together in celebration of the holidays and the arts.

Event co-chairperson, Betty McGuire, says “plans are underway to bring this tradition to south central Kentucky with activities for children and adults, as well as opportunities for professional and amateur bakers to demonstrate their culinary “home-building” skills.”

“We are in the process of planning, forming committees and spreading the message to schools, bakers, artists and the general public,” said McGuire.

a gingerbread house / finishing touches applied / holiday seasonLocal schools will be invited to bring their students to SKyPAC for a field trip on Friday, November 20th. Students will tour the art galleries where professionally created gingerbread houses on will be on exhibit. They will also have the opportunity to build gingerbread homes alongside student chefs from The Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, serving as volunteer mentors.

On Friday evening, SKyPAC will host a festive ticketed event for patrons to view gingerbread creations designed by professional bakers, which will also be featured in a live auction to benefit SKyPAC’s educational programs. An amateur category will give churches, organizations, schools and businesses an opportunity to enter a “People’s Choice” competition with prizes awarded to the selected favorites.

615x200-ehow-images-a04-92-i2-make-ginger-bread-house-800x800On Saturday, November 21, SKyPAC will open its doors to the community for a gingerbread celebration featuring photos with Santa Claus, live entertainment and refreshments. For a small fee, community members may build gingerbread homes in the Renshaw Education wing of SKyPAC. A unique feature for art lovers will be the “Merry Market” – a marketplace for talented artists from across the state to exhibit and sell their art creations.

To register in the “Merry Market” as a vendor, participate in the gingerbread house competition, or for further information, please contact Betty McGuire at bmcguire@theskypac.com or by phone 270-904-5010, or may also contact Erin Biggers at ebiggers@theskypac.com or by phone 270-904-7010.