West Kentucky Community and Technical College announces the 2015-16 Clemens Season
It is all about the music in 2015-16 at the Clemens Fine Arts Center.
The series opens on September 19 with The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green. The multi-Grammy nominated 10-piece western swing band includes talented Nashville musicians who have made major contributions to country music. The Washington Post noted, "The bands jaw-dropping performance put their storied chemistry front and center, as members traded solos with an improvisational bravado more commonly experienced in jazz clubs than honky-tonks.
Enjoy an evening of blues with Quinn Sullivan and his band on October 10. Sixteen year-old Sullivan is quickly gaining a reputation among todays most respected guitar players and musical artists. He has been touring the world with his mentor and friend, Buddy Guy, promoting his latest CD, Getting There. Since the age of 7, Quinn has been sharing stages with legendary players like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, Joe Bonamassa, and BB King at iconic venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and Red Rocks.
Wynonna amp; The Big Noise: Stories and Song makes a stop at the Clemens on February 5, 2016. American music icon, five-time GRAMMY Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd brings The Big Noise to WKCTC for an intimate show. Wynonna has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and charted countless singles including twenty #1 hits. Having received over 60 industry awards, Wynonna was honored with the 1994 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed Wynonna the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.
In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anas Mitchell to celebrate American songwriting and music on February 19, 2016. More than just a three-act show, this special singers-in-the-round style features Patty, Sara, and Anais on stage together, sharing songs and jamming together for a great evening of music.Barrage 8 explodes onto the Clemens stage, on April 26, 2016, with a high-octane performance, featuring an international and multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. Barrage 8, featuring all the instruments in the modern string family plus dancers and vocalists, delivers a rich and powerful performance. The show is punctuated with innovative LED lighting, explosive dance and great contemporary costumes.
Four Backstage Pass Coffee House performances, the Campus Read of Saints at the River by New York Times best-selling author Ron Rash and the Paducah School of Art and Designs visual art exhibitions round out the 2015-16 season at the Clemens Fine Arts Center.Season tickets are on sale now for the 2015-16 Arts in Focus Series. Adult season tickets are $100 per person and student and children season tickets are $40 per person. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all Clemens Fine Arts Center events visit artsinfocus.org or call the box office at 270-534-3212.