Single Ticket Sales for Orchestra Kentucky On Sale July 19
Today, Arts of Southern Kentucky announced that individual concert tickets to Orchestra Kentucky’s 2021-22 season will go on sale Monday, July 19. Highlights include appearances by America’s Got Talent favorite the Texas Tenors, tributes to Billy Joel and the Eagles plus the return of the J.C. Kirby & Son Christmas Spectacular. Ticket prices for most concerts start at just $17. Tickets may be purchased any time through OrchestraKentucky.com, or by calling the SKyPAC box office at (270) 904-1880 open 9am to 5pm weekdays. “We can’t thank our season ticket holders enough for their loyalty. Season ticket sales for this year are at an all-time high, and our special event featuring the music of Queen is sold out, so our audiences are clearly excited for concerts to resume,” said Orchestra Kentucky Music Director and Arts of Southern Kentucky President & CEO Jeffrey Reed. “We are thrilled to now offer the opportunity to experience live orchestral music to everyone in our community.” The… (Read More)
Jody Richards Honored With Plaque Presentation
Today, Arts of Southern Kentucky honored former Kentucky Speaker of the House of Representatives Jody Richards with a plaque presentation and reception on behalf of the citizens of Southern Kentucky in recognition of his role in securing funding for the construction of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC). Arts of Southern Kentucky President and CEO Jeff Reed said, “Acknowledging Jody Richards’ role in obtaining significant funding for SKyPAC’s construction is long overdue. It is not an overstatement to say that the building would not exist, but for Jody’s leadership. The plaque is a small way to show our community’s gratitude, but I hope that it will serve as a timeless reminder of the impact one man made on the arts in our region.” FULL PRESS RELEASE
SKyPAC Mainstage Events: ON SALE NOW!
Tickets for all 2021-22 SKyPAC Mainstage presentations are on sale! Sixteen events will be held in the Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall from September of 2021 through May of 2022. Highlights include appearances by Jimmie Allen – Academy of Country Music 2021 New Male Artist of the Year – Saturday Night Live veteran Rob Schneider, and gospel legend Guy Penrod, plus a Broadway touring production of South Pacific. Tickets range from $20 – $65 each. To purchase, visit theskypac.com/shows or call the SKyPAC Box Office at (270) 904-1880, open 9am – 5pm weekdays. For full lineup of 2021-2022 SKyPAC shows click HERE.
21-22 SKyPAC Mainstage Presentations Announced
Today, Arts of Southern Kentucky announced details of its 2021-22 presentation series at SKyPAC. Highlights include appearances by Jimmie Allen – Academy of Country Music 2021 New Male Artist of the Year – Saturday Night Live veteran Rob Schneider, and gospel legend Guy Penrod, plus a Broadway touring production of South Pacific. 16 events will be held in the Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall from September of 2021 through May of 2022. Season tickets will be available beginning today, Monday, May 3 through Saturday, June 5. Patrons who purchase a minimum of three events will receive a free bonus event. Information is available at www.theskypac.com/shows or by calling (270) 904-1880. Tickets range from $20-$65 each. FULL PRESS RELEASE
Peter & The Starcatcher Auditions
We are so excited to announce our 2021 BG OnStage Summer Production as Peter and the Starcatcher! This Tony award winning “play with music” is a cute, comedic origin story of the beloved characters of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook. Join in the summer musical fun by auditioning for an opportunity to be a part of a unique theatrical cast! Audition dates are: Friday, April 30 Saturday, May 1 Sunday, May 2 This year, auditions will be done on a “sign up ahead” basis versus our usual open call auditions, to follow COVID safety precautions. Again, auditions WILL NOT be open call. To sign up for an audition slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Audition slots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, we are welcoming audition video submissions! All submissions will need to be emailed to email@example.com no later than 5pm on Sunday, May 2nd…. (Read More)
Exciting news for 10-12 yr olds who’d like a unique musical experience this summer @ SKyPAC: We’re having a xylophone camp July 12-16 & 19-23, with instruments provided. There’s a morning session from 9:30-11:30am OR an afternoon session from 1-3pm. There’s a limit of 20 students per session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For those interested, please fill out the form (CLICK HERE) and return with a check made to Arts of Southern Kentucky, with SKY JOE Camp in the memo. Checks and forms may be mailed to Arts of Southern Kentucky, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.
First ESS Party of 2021
Arts of Southern Kentucky’s Elm Street Society held an event Saturday, April 17th, at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) for its members. The event was a “Spring Fling Soiree” exclusive to Elm Street Society members. Hosted by Rita and Jim Scott, the party included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, awards, and a tour of SKyPAC with a viewing of available naming opportunities within the building. The Scotts hosted the event as an opportunity for fellowship among the members and to celebrate the launch of an exciting season for the premiere arts organization in South Central Kentucky. During the event, the following were recognized as new members of the Society and were awarded a bust of the great composer, Ludwig van Beethoven: Nancy D. Baird, Dr. Donna J. Boden, Jessica & John Carver, Gerri Combs, Robert W. Hankins, Betsy & Jeff Harned, Tom Harned, Sherry Howell, Drs. Harold & Cassandra Little, Donna & Gaines Penn, Julie & Gary Ransdell,… (Read More)
100th ESS Member!
Congratulations to Rob Hankins, our Annual Fund & Grants Director who’s now the 100th member of the Elm Street Society (ESS)! Rob pledged to become the 100th member back in November, and we’ve now exceeded that goal. Many thanks to Rita Scott, Chair of the ESS Committee, who’s hard work over the last few years has led the Elm Street Society to blossom. The Elm Street Society is an organization consisting of donors who have made multi-year pledges to support Arts of Southern Kentucky. Thank you to all of the current ESS members for your generous support! For more info or to join ESS, please email Denise Lubey, our Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reeds/Anon. Donate a Combined $75,000
More big news: On 4/6, we announced $75,000 worth of gifts to our organization from Sherry and Jeff Reed and an anonymous donor. The $50,000 Reed gift will be split evenly between operating expenses and the establishment of the Sherry and Jeff Reed Endowment. A star dressing room at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center will bear their names. The $25,000 anonymous gift was given in honor of Finance Director Shea Mahoney and will be evenly split between the support of operating expenses and the establishment of an endowment. The Finance Office at SKyPAC will bear the designation that the gift has been made in Mahoney’s honor. These gifts follow the recent announcement of the naming of the Rita and Jim Scott Concert Hall after a one million dollar donation by the couple. Thank you again to the Scotts for your gift and your leadership, and thank you to the Reeds and the anonymous donor for your generosity! CLICK HERE… (Read More)
Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: On 4/1, Arts of Southern Kentucky (ASK) announced that the primary performance space in SKyPAC will be named the Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall as the result of the couple’s $1M gift to the organization. The donation will be split evenly between the support of operating expenses and the establishment of the Rita & Jim Scott Endowment. The gift represents the largest single investment ever made to an arts organization in Southern Kentucky. Thank you, Rita & Jim, for your generous contribution and for your service to Arts of Southern Kentucky! You can watch a recording of the press conference below.