Willie Nelson & Family to Perform on January 19th at SKyPAC

By Faith Holley, SKyPACWillie Nelson1

Willie Nelson, the iconic Texan and creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust” will perform at The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) on Saturday January 19th, 2013. He will be joined by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.

In a career that spans six decades, Nelson has more than 200 albums in his catalog and has been in feature films such as “The Electric Horseman,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” and “Stagecoach.” He continues to thrive with ten new album releases in the last five years, two of which received Grammy Nominations, the debut of his first novel, and he remains the headliner of Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985. His most recent release, “Heroes,” showcases new songs and deep country classics with a diverse list of guest artists including Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, and his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson.

“We are excited to have Willie Nelson perform at SKyPAC, he is a living legend and we look forward to the community’s response to this great opportunity to see him live in Bowling Green,” said Tom Tomlinson, SKyPAC Executive Director.

This will likely be a sell-out performance so it is suggested that interested patrons mark their calendars for Friday, December 7th at 11 a.m., when tickets will go on sale to the general public. Tickets will be available online at TheSKyPAC.com, by phone at 270-904-1880 or by visiting the SKyPAC ticket office at 601 College Street, Bowling Green.

SKyPAC membership offers many benefits including the opportunity for early ticket purchases before they open to the general public. Membership contributions are fully tax deductible and begin at $100. For more information about becoming a member contact Deb Stein at 904-5002 or dstein@TheSKyPAC.com.

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About SKyPAC

SKyPAC Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, oversees the administration of the SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center facilities and programs. SKyPAC is a multi-use facility located in downtown Bowling Green, KY and has become a premier center for entertainment.

The SKyPAC facility includes a 1,800-seat state-of-the-art Performance Hall that serves as the home of Orchestra Kentucky; a 200-seat flexible Studio Theater for intimate productions and gatherings; several multi-functional rehearsal halls and classrooms for students, schools and local arts organizations to use as they prepare for live performances; an Amphitheater for ‘theater under the stars’ and an indoor art gallery space to exhibit the works of regional artists. The Capitol Arts Center provides a 750-seat Performance Hall and two art galleries, the Houchens Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery. For more information, visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call (270) 904-5000.

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About The SKyPAC

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is a multi-use arts facility located in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky. that is currently under construction and set to open in March 10, 2012 with Opening Night featuring LeAnn Rimes. Tickets are on sale now for Opening Night call our ticket office at 270.904.1880 or visit us online www.theskypac.com to purchase your tickets today! SKyPAC will house the South Central Kentucky region’s largest performing arts hall, as well as numerous smaller performance spaces and rehearsal rooms. Highlights of the new arts facility include: an 1,800 seat state-of-the-art performance hall that will serve as the home of Orchestra Kentucky, a 200 seat flexible studio theater for intimate theatrical productions, several multifunctional rehearsal halls and classrooms for students, schools and local arts organizations to use as they prepare for live performances, an outdoor amphitheater for ‘theater under the stars’ and an indoor art gallery space to exhibit the works of local and regional artists.

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