East Arkansas Community College announces the upcoming 2019-20 Performance Season’s schedule of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center. Purchase Season Ticket Packages HERE.
Wynonna & The Big Noise
Saturday, August 24, 2019—7:30 pm
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds, Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).” Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.
Larry, Steve, and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers
Saturday, October 26, 2019—7:30 pm
The legendary GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning trio has dazzled audiences for more than sixty years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements including three ACM awards for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album, and Male Vocalist of the Year. They have accumulated seven #1 singles, 32 Top 40 Records, were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and have performed for the past eight U.S. Presidents. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of their multi-award winning single “All the Gold in California.” With hits such as “Broken Lady,” “Houston,” “I Don’t Want to Cry,” and more, Larry ranks 4th as a solo writer with the most self-penned top entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Rich, and dozens of others.
Saturday, January 18, 2020—7:30 pm
America’s longest running band, the award-winning group, Exile, who initially set out to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, skyrocketed to world-wide fame with their chart-topper, “Kiss You All Over.” In the early 80s, Exile had 10 number one singles on the Country charts including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “Give Me One More Chance,” “She’s A Miracle,” and others. In addition to their own hits, Exile also composed hits for artists such as Alabama, Reckless Heart, Huey Lewis, Diamond Rio, and many more. They received 11 ACM and CMA nominations including Vocal Group of the Year and Best Instrumental Performance. In 2008, the five original Exile members reformed and continue to perform for legions of fans around the world. This ultimate cross over band has sold over 8 million records worldwide, with three gold albums, and has appeared more than 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry.
Saturday, February 29, 2019—7:30 pm Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of legendary R&B recording group The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Through the years, they sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You.” After a brief time at Motown, The Spinners signed to Atlantic Records where they charted five top 100 singles, and went on to become one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970's with hit singles that include “Mighty Love,” “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Games People Play,” and “Could It Be.” By early 1980, the single, “Working My Way Back to You,” topped the charts giving the group its 12th gold record. They went on to release many more hits including “The Cupid Medley,” “Yesterday Once More,” and “Long Live Soul Music.” With six GRAMMY nominations, The Spinners were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award, received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” and appeared in numerous television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70’s. Today, this legendary group continues to tour and perform for fans of all ages in sold out venues around the world.
Saturday, April 4, 2020—7:30 pm
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. With mega hits like “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” “Lost In Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” “Every Woman in the World,” and more, their live shows have solidified Air Supply as a permanent force in modern music. Their hits have earned platinum and gold status worldwide, achieved multi-million plays on the radio, reached top single status, and sold more than 30 million copies. After 40 years in the music industry, these talented artists show no signs of slowing down and continue to delight audiences all over the world.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 7, 2019—6:00 pm
Experience the magic of the holiday season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra! No matter the weather, this holiday favorite will bring back some of the most-loved and coziest melodies ever created. Beginning its 54th season in 2019-2020, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is one of Arkansas’ most dynamic performing organizations. You are invited to bring family and friends for this fun-packed holiday music extravaganza! Kids aged one to one hundred should put on a holiday sweater and settle in to celebrate the most wonderful time of year! Tickets for the Holiday Feature performance will be $25 Adults / $15 Children 12 & Under.
The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk
Friday, July 26, 2019
East Arkansas Community College, Compass Creative Dramatics, and area children will present The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk on the main stage in the EACC Fine Arts Center. The performance will be the culmination of EACC’s annual Children’s Theater Camp. Children will perform alongside two professional Chicago-based actors from Compass Creative Dramatics. During the week-long camp, students in grades 1st – 12th learn, play, and perform alongside professional actor/educators who stretch their creativity and bravery muscles, while helping to instill trust, responsibility, teamwork, and empathy. Tickets for The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk can be purchased at the door for $5.00 and seating is general admission.
UAPB Vesper Choir
Thursday, February 6, 2020
The UAPB Vesper Choir, under the direction of Jerron A. Liddell, UAPB Vesper Choir alumnus, is nationally recognized among historically Black colleges and universities for its diverse repertoire and excellent performances. This 75-80 member select ensemble, founded in the 1940s by Professor Ariel Lovelace and conducted for more than 40 years by Professor Shelton J. McGee, has a rich choral tradition that includes numerous performances on radio and television, as well as performances across the United States and online. This is event is free to the public.
Ray Charles & Company: A Tribute
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Ray Charles & Company: A Tribute show starring Willie Nash, formerly of The Platters, brings the music of Ray Charles to life. Direct from Branson, Willie Nash perfectly conveys the image, personality, and vivid talent of the rhythm and blues legend, and in this show, Nash, along with his cast, bring to the stage a wonderful tribute to the man and his music. The audience is sure to feel something deep within, the music! Tickets for the Ray Charles & Company: A Tribute Special Event will be $20.
Current Season Package Subscribers can expect to receive renewal information by the end of June. Season ticket packages will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10th. Packages will be available online at EACC.edu or by calling 870-633-4480 ext. 352. Season subscription options save up to 20%. Single tickets to all Spotlight Series events are $39. Tickets for Spotlight Series performances, Holiday Features, and Special Events generally go on sale six weeks prior to the event.