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Louisburg College announces Allen de Hart Concert Series

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LOUISBURG — Tickets are now on sale for Louisburg College’s 62nd Allen de Hart Concert Series, which will feature a variety of performances ranging from R&B tunes and classic rock hits to a bluegrass superstar and a political comedy show.

On Friday, Sept. 13 the season opens with Jason Crabb, who will bring his stage presence, vocals and magnetic personality that have endeared him to millions across the world. In his career, Crabb has won two Grammys, 22 Dove Awards, and has been named the Gospel Music Association’s Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Ricky Skaggs and his band of virtuoso pickers Kentucky Thunder roll into town on Friday, Oct. 11. A 15-time Grammy winner and newly inducted member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Skaggs has made it his mission in life to introduce a new generation of listeners to bluegrass and traditional American music. The legendary artist has also been inducted into the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame, IBMA’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

On Friday, Nov. 8, timeless hits will be performed by The Drifters such as “Up on the Roof,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Dance with Me,” “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me.”

Christmas with the Celts will perform on the Gardner Concert Stage on Saturday, Dec. 14. Christmas with the Celts is an uplifting and spirited holiday musical celebration starring international music group The Celts and a cast of fantastic dancers. Launched as a live concert attraction after several successful seasons as a PBS-TV Special, this show features classic songs such as “Little Drummer Boy,” “Count Your Blessings,” “White Christmas,” and “I’ll be Home For Christmas.” Complimentary holiday refreshments will be served during intermission.

On Saturday, Jan. 18, Artrageous comes to the JPAC. Their troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening.

Balsam Range, the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, will perform on Saturday, Feb. 22. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of nine critically acclaimed albums. Their latest release “Aeonic” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts.

On Friday, March 20, Capitol Steps, a Washington, D.C.-based comedy troupe, will perform. The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers, and haven’t let up since.

The season closes on Friday, April 17 with “Rumours,” a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show.

All concert events will take place in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium in Louisburg College’s Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available by calling the Louisburg College Box Office at 919-497-3300 or toll-free at 866-773-6354. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is located in the main lobby of the JPAC. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., as well as one 90 minutes before show time.

Additional information and tickets are also available online at www.jpacarts.com. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., and doors open 45 minutes before all shows. Louisburg College offers a discount price for seniors, children, as well as a special rate for groups of 20 or more.

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