GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Celebrate Fifteen Years of Fan Favorites at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) with another star-studded lineup of entertainment featuring 33 performances for the 2019-2020 Season.
Featuring country, classic rock, comedy, contemporary Christian, theatrical productions, family programming, and more, NPAC will once again bring some of the premier names in entertainment to Greeneville. The season kicks off on August 23rd with fan favorite, 38 Special, and continues with performances from Tommy Emmanuel, Lonestar, The Temptations, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and many more. Closing out the season is the comedy of Preacher Lawson, a finalist from Season 12 on America’s Got Talent.
Among many others, NPAC is pleased to welcome for the first time, the legendary Kenny G, classic country legends, The Bellamy Brothers, country music icon, Craig Morgan, and classic rock sensation, Night Ranger. Returning fan favorites include, Foreigner, The Charlie Daniels Band, Natalie Grant, The Lettermen, Crowder, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Tim Hawkins, who all played for capacity crowds at their last visit to NPAC.
Kick off the Christmas Season with a fan favorite family show sure to brighten your holidays, Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas.” The Sawyer Brown Christmas Tour is a perfect way to enjoy some country music and holiday fun with a band that delivers a good time all year round. Get “Hip to the Holidays,” as Under the Streetlamp celebrates the season with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook. PBS sensation, Christmas with the Celts, brings high-stepping spirited musical selections that will have audiences clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular Christmas classics and ancient Irish carols.
Additional theatrical and cultural performances this season include Menopause the Musical®, the return of the Russian National Ballet with “The Sleeping Beauty,” and Catapult, an America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8. Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us, and their “Magic Shadows” show is packed with hundreds of shape transformations.
Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in the critically acclaimed tribute show, The Greatest Love of All. Described as “mind-blowingly spot on,” be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision, and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute faithfully recreates the experience of a Journey concert from the band’s most prolific period and is considered the gold standard by which all Journey tributes are measured. ARRIVAL from Sweden, the world’s foremost ABBA tribute band looks, sounds and dresses just like the super group. Dance and sing along to “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance,” “Fernando,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Don’t miss Brass Transit – The Musical Legacy of Chicago. The group has toured North America, dazzling audiences with their flawless performances and spectacular attention to every detail of the Chicago songbook. Hits like “Saturday In The Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and “You’re The Inspiration,” have left crowds in awe. Brass Transit goes far beyond just imitating the songs, they embody the music.
Families can go on an all new adventure and experience a trip to the bottom of the ocean with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. This immersive experience invites families to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles live eons ago – and maybe still live today! Audiences will be howling for more when canines and comedy collide in the smash hit performance, Mutts Gone Nuts! We are excited for a return of the hit interactive stage show The Price Is Right LiveTM. It’s the show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win!
“We invite you to celebrate Fifteen Years of Fan Favorites at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center this season! Filled with a star-studded lineup of entertainment, our 2019-2020 Season features something for everyone. We are grateful for the continuing support of our patrons and for the financial support from our individual and corporate partners and grantors who assist us in achieving our goal of providing exceptional programming and performing arts education within our region,” said Vicki Hudson, executive director of NPAC. “The generosity and financial support from our donors for the programming at NPAC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is invaluable to our success.”
Tickets for the entire 2019-2020 Season go on sale Monday, July 1st at 10:00 AM. NPAC offers a variety of ticketing options including individual tickets, season ticket packages, a pick 5 or more bundle which includes a 10% discount, and a group discount for groups of 20 or more.
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is an 1150 seat regional performing arts center located in historic downtown Greeneville, TN, adjacent to Greeneville High School. Tickets may be purchased online at npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679. A $2.00 ticketing fee will be added for the purchase of each ticket, however, NPAC will continue to offer no processing or delivery fees.
Box office hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM For additional venue information, visit npacgreeneville.com.