BPAC Announces its 25th Anniversary Season

By Amber Kincaid | June 19, 2019 | Press Release

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The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. has recently announced its upcoming season of performances. The new season has two series: the Main Stage, featuring performances open to the public, and the School-Time Matinee Series for students and teachers. The 2019-2020 year marks the 25th Season of performances at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC). The Main Stage season begins on August 22 with KANSAS, locally sponsored by Needle Specialty. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will return on September 5, locally sponsored by Robinson Electric. Craig Morgan, United States Army veteran and Grand Ole Opry member, will headline on September 19, locally sponsored by Cannon Motors. On October 3, in conjunction with the International Conference on the Blues at DSU, Kool and the Gang will bring its iconic jazz, funk and R&B concert sounds to the Mississippi Delta. BalletX, Philadelphia’s premiere contemporary ballet company, will conduct a special residency funded in part by a grant from South Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) culminating in a performance on October 17.  Americana singer/songwriter, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors with special guest Birdtalker, will bring their Dragons Tour to the Delta on October 29.  On November 11, the 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band, will perform live in concert, locally sponsored by Planters Bank. On December 3, celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live On Stage, locally sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center.

In 2020, experience the internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story on January 15. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland comes to the Delta on February 4. On March 5, be a part of An Acoustic Evening with Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie.  Don’t miss the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, March 28, locally sponsored by Guaranty Bank. On April 23, Allman Betts Band, composed of the sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts), will perform live in concert. The Main Stage series concludes on May 4 with The SpongeBob Musical, which explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy Award-winning songwriters. Visit our website www.bolognapac.com for additional events throughout the 2019-2020 season, including a concert to be sponsored by Wade Inc.

The BPAC’s School-Time Matinee Series kicks off on September 24 with Dino-Light a glow in-the-dark adventure, locally sponsored by Bayer. BalletX a dance company will give a special matinee performance on October 17, funded in part by a grant from SouthArts and the NEA. On October 24, help whip the football team into shape, when Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. On January 21, be inspired by Walk on: The Story of Rosa Park, locally sponsored by Entergy. The Snowy Day and Other Stories, a humorous and fun adaptation of collected stories, will presented February 13.  The School-Time Matinee Series concludes on March 25, with adventures of friendship with Pete the Cat. Reservations for school groups will begin in August, and scholarship tickets will be available through support from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and Arts Education fueled by Double Quick.

Season tickets, which include one ticket to all 14 Main Stage performances, go on sale June 17. Custom “build your own” packages of at least 3 Main Stage performances will go on sale June 24. All individual tickets will go on sale to the public on July 1. To learn more information about all of the performances visit www.bolognapac.com or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.