GPAC Announces Individual Season Tickets Starting at $15 for the 2018 – 2019 Season On Sale Now

April 11, 2018

MEMPHIS, TENN., April 11, 2018 – Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) announced today that individual season tickets for the 2018-2019 season inside the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall start at $15 and go on sale Wednesday, April 11. The $15 price point is expected to make the arts and GPAC more easily accessible to a broader segment of the community. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at 901-751-7500 or visit www.gpacweb.com.

“We are very excited to be able to offer the community individual tickets to our 2018 – 2019 season starting at just $15 and we hope to see a lot of new arts lovers inside the Duncan-Williams performance hall this season. For more than 24 years, GPAC’s goal has been to present the highest quality artistic endeavors that showcase the many different aspects of the performing arts to educate, engage, enrich and transform our audiences,” said Paul Chandler, Executive Director of Germantown Performing Arts Center. “Part of that commitment is growing our regional partners by inviting groups like Ballet Memphis to be part of our performance season, creating new programs like the Center Stage Series, and expanding our physical presence, all to appeal to a wider audience.”

The GPAC 2018 – 2019 season offers something for everyone from the American Music Series, featuring masters and up-and-coming artists showcasing a diverse range of American music, to the Jazz Series, featuring a diverse group of artists showcasing their individual styles of jazz, to the Center Stage Series, an innovative program designed to explore the finest in international touring performing artists in dance, theater, world music, and experimental genres.

The American Music Series

The American Music Series kicks off the 2018-2019 season with an opening night headline performance by superstar Bobby McFerrin, the artist behind the global hit song “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” The series continues with Take Me To The River New Orleans, which celebrates the musical history, heritage and legacy of one of our most unique cultural jewels, New Orleans; Bela Fleck, Zakir, Hussain, and Edgar Myer, three masterful genre-benders and leading virtuosos moving with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and world music; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver with Flatt Lonesome, bluegrass legends paired with new and progressive pickers; and Shawn Colvin, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose songs are a slow-release of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners.

The Jazz Series

The Jazz Series features arguably jazz’s greatest patriarch Ellis Marsalis; Memphis saxophonist Charles Lloyd & The Marvels; innovative jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch and his Pocket Orchestra; Jazzmeia Horn, jazz singer and winner of the Thelonius Monk Institute Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition; and the jazz series finale, the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.

The Center Stage Series

The Center Stage Series is an innovative program designed to explore the finest in international touring performing artists in dance, theater, world music, and experimental genres to include: Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, a mesmerizing, spectacular, fabulous show of poets, troubadours, musicians, dancers and fakir (fire eater) from the country of Maharajas; the Soweto Gospel Choir, under the direction of Beverly Bryer; the iconic dance troupe Dorrane Dance, led by 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, pushing the artistic boundaries of tap as both dance and music; and concludes with a Ballet Memphis performance of a “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” combining comedy, theatrics, and dance, marking the return of Ballet Memphis to GPAC following a 15 year hiatus.

GPAC 2018-2019 Season

September 15, 2018   Bobby McFerrin
September 28, 2018   Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
October 5, 2018   Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan
October 20, 2018   Take Me to the River: New Orleans
November 2, 2018   Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussein
November 4, 2018   Soweto Gospel Choir
November 10, 2018   Ellis Marsalis Quintet
January 11, 2019   Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver with Flatt Lonesome
January 12, 2019   Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra
January 26, 2019   Dorrance Dance
February 2, 2019   Jazzmeia Horn
March 30, 2019   Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
March 1, 2019    Shawn Colvin
May 4, 2019    Ballet Memphis: Midsummer Night’s Dream

In addition to individual show tickets, GPAC offers whole season subscriptions, series packages, and Flex Passes. Individual show tickets, season subscriptions and series packages are available for purchase online or by calling the box office at 901-751-7500. Flex Passes, which allow guests to choose four or more shows and save 20%, are only available by calling the box office.

Germantown Performing Arts Center can be found online at:

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About Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC):

The Germantown Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 organization providing art performances and art education in the heart of Shelby County, Tennessee serving the Greater Metro Memphis Area of over a million people.  The Mission of the Germantown Performing Arts Center is to serve the community by presenting the highest quality artistic endeavors to educate, engage, enrich and transform.

The GPAC theater is an acoustically perfect, 864 seat venue featuring a sprung pine stage, an intimate black box theater, an elegant patron lounge, eight spacious dressing rooms and a large lobby for entertaining and assembling. Ray Charles set the bar high when he opened GPAC in 1994, immediately defining the space as a place where excellence is the norm and where the world can come to perform.  Season after season, GPAC has applauded an array of artists with extraordinary talents and showcased the broadest range of performances and art forms. GPAC presents world-renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year-round educational activities for all ages including the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra, rotating visual art exhibits and many community events welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually. The organization benefits from the infrastructure of a professional organization that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, seasoned professional staff and a dedicated board of directors. For more information visit: https://www.gpacweb.com

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