INTRODUCING SKyPAC’s CUSTOMIZABLE SUBSCRIPTION: The MySKyPAC

If you haven’t already splashed into excitement for SKyPAC’s 2015-2016 season now iluminate_aol_ali_01is your chance to customize your own subscription! Simply pick four (4) or more performances to create your own season of entertainment the My SKyPAC series.

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.

TICKET INFORMATION

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.

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.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: A Legend Lives On

The legendary Glenn Miller, who was one of the most successful bandleaders back in the Swing Era and his influence led to the formation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra which will grace the SKyPAC stage on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. With their unique jazz sound, this group is one you won’t want to miss.

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Presented by Bank of Edmonson

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is owned and operated by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., under license from the Miller Estate. Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., has the sole and exclusive right to use the Glenn Miller Orchestra name.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is a fully self-contained group consisting of the musical director, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, and three rhythm musicians (piano, bass and drums). Also, there are two vocalists, one male and one female, who perform individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders vocal group.

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The big-band business today requires almost constant travel as a result of an arduous schedule of one-night stands. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is “on the road” longer and more continuously than any other in the whole world, having celebrated its 55th year anniversary on June 6, 2011. It covers over a hundred thousand miles a year, working most every night for 48 weeks out of every 52-nearly 300 playing dates, performing for an “in person” audience that adds up to more than a half million people annually.

The orchestra has performed in all 50 United States, as well as throughout Europe, Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Guam, the Philippines, South and Central America. The orchestra’s tour of Japan during November/December 2011 will be its 44th annual tour of that country.

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The “Road Book” carried by the Glenn Miller Orchestra adds up to over 300 charts-many of them out of the original library. Today, the complete library totals over 1,700 compositions including all of the original charts from both the civilian band and the Army Air Force Band.

Of course, all of the biggest hits are included in a regular program. But so are arrangements of less well-known tunes like The White Cliffs of Dover, Rainbow Rhapsody, Everybody Loves My Baby, and That’s Sabotage. The Miller library features contributions from many fine arrangers including Bill Finegan, Jerry Gray, Billy May, Mort Lindsay, Deane Kinkaide, Joe Cribari, and Dave Wolpe. They have added such numbers as Over the Rainbow, September Morn, The Body Electric from the T.V. series Fame, Up Where We Belong, from the hit movie, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Star Wars/War of The Stars.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra has always been very musical, disciplined, and visually entertaining. And it has its own distinctive “sound.”

That sound is created by the clarinet holding the melodic line, doubled or coupled with the tenor sax playing the same notes; and the harmonies produced by three other saxophones, while growling trombones and wailing trumpets add their oo-ahs.

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Glenn Miller and His Orchestra made a big impact right before and during the war. And it had more hit records in one year than anybody in the history of the recording industry. In fact, its recording of Chattanooga Choo-Choo earned the first Gold Record ever awarded to a performing artist. Additional Gold Record recordings include “In the Digital Mood” and “In The Christmas Mood,” Volume I & II.

Back in the days of the big band era of the forties, any dance band “worth its salt” had a distinctive theme song. It was the musical signature with which they signed on and signed off at their engagements and radio broadcasts. The theme of Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was the beautiful Moonlight Serenade, and it is still the signature tune of the Glenn Miller Orchestra today. Interestingly enough, Glenn Miller originally wrote the music of the song himself as an exercise for a course in arranging. He composed it long before he organized his band, when he was a trombonist and arranger with Ray Noble’s famous band.

Today, it is considered a standard in the field of popular music with its popularity as an instrumental continuing undiminished through the years.

It is now more than 70 years since Glenn Miller first succeeded with the Orchestra, which still bears his name until this day. Except for a few years following his disappearance, Glenn’s orchestra and music have been heard around the world continuously since 1938.

 

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour POSTER GIVEAWAY!!!

Know the secret? Scroll down below to find out how to participate in the poster giveaway! Don’t know the secret, and then read below.

So, we’ve been keeping a little secret, and we’re ready to reveal it to you! Behold, the IMG_8918-0limited edition “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour poster designed by the one and only Print Mafia® made especially for Weird Al’s Bowling Green, Kentucky performance!!!

We have 100 of these posters that we are going to give away!  That’s right, we are doing a GIVEAWAY!!! Want to know how you can get your hands on one of these babies? Sure you do! Scroll down for details! Oh, and be sure to share this post with your friends to help us spread the word!

Random Poster Giveaway Details

So, you want a “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour poster designed by the one and only Print Mafia®? Then keep reading to find out how you can participate. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Snodgrass Kem, is on vacation traveling throughout our beautiful bluegrass state. During her travels, she is randomly hiding a select number of poster vouchers for all to find! Map coordinates and clues will be posted starting this Thursday, June 25, 2015, using the following SKyPAC social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. Don’t miss your chance to claim one of these awesome Print Mafia® posters!

Unclaimed Poster Coordinates:
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Other ways to claim! Just tune into your favorite radio station listed below:
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$100,000 Challenge Issued by SKyPAC

The SKyPAC Foundation Board has issued a $100,000 Challenge to the community to demonstrate their renewed commitment to SKyPAC’s mission. SKyPAC’s Board’s $100,000 will match 100% of all cash gifts made within the next 30 days, up to $100,000. Everyone is invited and encouraged to generously participate.

“Like all nonprofit organizations, we depend on the healthy support of our community,” said Jan Allan Zarr, SKyPAC Executive Director. “We are very fortunate to have a board that is so very supportive financially. This Challenge is a huge indication of their commitment to fulfilling our mission.”

Katherine Sikora, Chair of the Board. “We knew there wasn’t a better way to say we were ‘all in’ than to pool our cash resources and issue a challenge this month. We are determined to engage this community in SKyPAC’s mission. It enhances and enriches so many lives. We are passionate and serious about making sure SKyPAC is strong and vibrant!”

The Board Challenge began as a way to bring cash gifts to SKyPAC during April and May—the months where philanthropy are especially important to SKyPAC. “This gives us a great oppor-tunity to go to our friends and supporters and ask them to double the impact of their giving. It is a very exciting—and urgent—reason for us to talk with people who can make a difference,” said Zarr.

“I’m very honored to serve this community through SKyPAC leadership,” said Lynn O’Keefe, SKyPAC Foundation Board member, and Board Challenge participant. “Our board members don’t just come to meetings. We know we need to be active fundraisers and have ‘skin in the game’ in order to make a real impact on arts enrichment in this region.”

A Challenge Celebration is being planned for early June in anticipation of meeting the goal. Those who help meet the challenge will be invited to celebrate and look ahead together at the bright future for SKyPAC. Details about the celebration will be forthcoming for all participants.

For more information about the $100,000 Board Challenge, call Betty McGuire at (270) 904-5000.

$100,000 Challenge Issued by SKyPAC.

 

CASTING CROWNS to perform in Bowling Green this Summer!

GRAMMY Award-winning Contemporary Christian group CASTING CROWNSCastingCrowns_SmallVertical2 scheduled to perform this summer, Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC). With 8.8 million albums sold to date – including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, three Platinum and six Gold records, and two Platinum and four Gold DVDs – CASTING CROWNS – remains the top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 15th at 10:00AM.

CASTING CROWNS consists of seven members: Mark Hall (lead singer/songwriter), Melodee DeVevo (violin, cello, vocals), Brain Scoggin (drums), Megan Garrett (piano, keyboards, vocals), Juan DeVevo (guitar, vocals), Chris Huffman (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Mix (lead guitar, vocals) – got its start as a youth group worship band originally respective churches in Atlanta, where Hall is serving in his 23rd year in youth ministry as student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church.Crowns main

Building on a strong foundation forged by their self-titled major label debut in 2003 that went Double Platinum, CASTING CROWNS has earned some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, including six GRAMMY nominations, winning a GRAMMY for the band’s 2005 effort, Lifesong. In addition, over the past decade, CASTING CROWNS has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards, three American Music Awards and two Billboard Music Awards, among others. Most recently, the band was named Artist of the Year exclusively by fans at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards.

Always looking for opportunities to use their platform for greater good, over the course of their career, CASTING CROWNS has seen more than 80,000 children sponsored through their advocacy efforts at concerts. Moreover, the band was a part of a team of first-responders who helped distribute supplies to survivors following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The band recently wrapped its headlining Thrive Tour, which visited 76 cities throughout 2014 in support of their seventh studio offering. Thrive (Reunion Records/Beach Street Records). For more information, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for CASTING CROWNS go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15th at 10:00AM. Ticket prices range from $25-$75. Pre-sale for SKyPAC members is Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00AM. To take advantage of the pre-sale opportunity contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member today. SKyPAC members receive the opportunity to purchase tickets and get the best seats available before they go on sale to the public for this performance and future performances. Group tickets will be available for groups of 10 or more. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC Ticket Office at 270-904-1880.