From Motown to Country, comedic legends, pop superstars and children’s classics, Niswonger Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 season begins in August, with ticket sales starting July 6 at 10 a.m. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com or call 423-638-1679.
SUNDAY • AUGUST 12 • 7:30 PM
William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and co-founder of Motown Records
FRIDAY • SEPTEMBER 21 • 7:30 PM
Clay Walker, one of the most successful country artists of the past few decades, topped the Billboard Country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive #1 hit, “Live Until I Die.”
THE EARLS OF LEICESTER PRESENTED BY JERRY DOUGLAS
SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 29 • 7:30 PM
The Earls of Leicester have discovered a kind of magic that allows moments, once relegated to memories, to roar back to life. Conjure images of a bygone era when Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys were at the peak of their electrifying showmanship.
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
SATURDAY • OCTOBER 6 • 7:30 PM
Together for over 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records and their music has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows.
FRIDAY • OCTOBER 19 • 7:30 PM
In 1959, Chubby Checker rose to national prominence with his debut record, The Class. Chubby’s smash hit, “The Twist,”quickly rose to #1 on the Billboard Pop chart and the popular dance that accompanies the song was made famous by Checker with his performance on American Bandstand in 1960.
TOTO: 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN
SATURDAY • OCTOBER 20 • 7:30 PM
Historically, few ensembles in the history of recorded music have had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. With 40 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world.
SATURDAY • OCTOBER 27 • 7:30 PM
From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tanya Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond. For four decades, Tanya’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence has helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the Country music genre.
SATURDAY • NOVEMBER 3 • 7:30 PM
For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning; his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE
THURSDAY • NOVEMBER 8 • 7:30 PM
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and“Come On Down” to win.
SUNDAY • NOVEMBER 11 • 7:30 PM
Multi-platinum global superstar, Bret Michaels, turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses touring, Reality TV, legendary songs, and product endorsements,all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.
THE BEACH BOYS
SATURDAY • NOVEMBER 17 • 7:30 PM
You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.
HOME FREE: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR
FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 30 • 7:30 PM
Home Free is bringing all new music and production, and more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in “A Country Christmas Tour.”
DAVID PHELPS: IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS TOUR
SUNDAY • DECEMBER 2 • 7:30 PM
Credited among today’s most spectacular voices, David Phelps is blessed with a seemingly endless vocal range extending more than three octaves.
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
TUESDAY • DECEMBER 11 • 7:00 PM
The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soarsoff the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come seeall of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.
SATURDAY • JANUARY 12 • 7:30 PM
MJ LIVE is the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world featuring all his biggest hits including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Dangerous,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black & White,” “I Want You Back,” and many others.
FRIDAY • JANUARY 18 • 7:30 PM
Over the past two decades, David Crowder has developed a reputation for lyrically powerful, musically intricate and eclectic songs that have been sung everywhere from churches to mainstream clubs.
SUNDAY • JANUARY 20 • 7:00 PM
Straight from Broadway, STOMP is explosive, provocative,sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows.
FRIDAY • FEBRUARY 1 • 7:30 PM
Balsam Range is a group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from western North Carolina.
THE PLATTERS & THE DRIFTERS
SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 17 • 3:00 PM
Spend a nostalgic evening with two of the world’s most beloved Motown groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll and Doo Wop sound. Head back to a time when life was easy,life was good — the 1950s and the sweet vocal harmonies of The Platters and The Drifters!
SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 24 • 7:30 PM
Starting in the late 1960s in London, high school friends Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate DanPeek), quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts onthe strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET CINDERELLA
SUNDAY • MARCH 3 • 3:00 PM
This esteemed Russian company brings the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet to the stage with one of the most magical and well-known works from the repertoire, Cinderella.
AMERICAN GIRL® LIVE
TUESDAY • MARCH 5 • 7:00 PM
Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical. American Girl® Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES
SATURDAY • MARCH 16 • 7:30 PM
For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy® award-winning sounds of the Eagles.
BROADWAY COMES TO GREENEVILLE
SUNDAY • MARCH 24 • 3:00 PM
Ballad Health Foundation and Consumer Credit Union, along with more than a dozen local youth and special guests straight from the Broadway stage, proudly present an afternoon of great entertainment.
MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY
SATURDAY • MARCH 30 • 7:30 PM
Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.
LIGHTWIRE THEATER: THE UGLY DUCKLING
FRIDAY • APRIL 12 • 6:30 PM
Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and evocative music scores that create an imaginative audiovisual experience.
SATURDAY • APRIL 13 • 7:30 PM
Little Texas shook up the country music world with a new,energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles. Country fans the world over richly rewarded the band buying up over seven million of their albums, while critics showered them with three Grammy® nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).
TUSK: THE ULTIMATE FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE
FRIDAY • APRIL 26 • 7:30 PM
TUSK, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute is the #1 tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks,no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.
SATURDAY • APRIL 27 • 10:00 AM
Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theater’s striking puppetry production includes two delightful companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.
THE TEXAS TENORS
SATURDAY • MAY 4 • 7:30 PM
After thrilling audiences around the U.S. and abroad, The TexasTenors bring their acclaimed RISE: LIVE ON TOUR to NPAC.
COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD: THE SCARED SCRIPTLESS TOUR
SATURDAY • MAY 18 • 7:30 PM
Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their 2-man show.
SUNDAY • MAY 19 • 7:30 PM
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars.