East Arkansas Community College announces the upcoming 2022-23 Performance Season’s schedule of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center.
Season ticket packages for the 2022-23 Season went on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 29.
The EACC Spotlight Series includes:
Trace Adkins, Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
In his 25-year career in Country music, Trace Adkins has sold over 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and garnered over two billion music streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for dynamic baritone and fiery, always-memorable live performances, and has expanded his career to include film and TV acting. His 1996 debut album, Dreamin’ Out Loud, cracked the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Every Light In the House Is On” following with the #1 smash, “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing).”
Since then, Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic Country minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern Country through fun-filled hits like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone.” Now, with 25 all-new tracks to celebrate the silver anniversary of his Dreamin’ Out Loud debut, Adkins brings it all together with his newest album The Way I Wanna Go, doing exactly what he always has – mixing pure-Country reverence with standout collaborations featuring his newest single “Where The Country Girls At” with Luke Bryan and Pitbull.
The Association, Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
It all started in 1965 with the breakup of one of the first folk rock ensembles called, “The Men.” What was originally an 11 member singing group, ultimately became the six-man band named, “The Association!” In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival – the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival.
One of the most successful bands to come out of the ’60s, they have sold over 80 million records, tapes, CDs, and DVDs. They’ve earned a number of achievement awards, as well as six gold records and two platinum records. Their album, The Association Greatest Hits, continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the Warner Brothers company. Their hits include classics like “Never My Love”, “Windy” “Along Came Mary,” and “Cherish.”
Tanya Tucker, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of music and a modern-day legend, two-time 2020 Grammy winner Tanya Tucker continues to inspire artists today. Tanya had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, she has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country charts. Tanya’s indelible songs include some of country music’s biggest hits such as “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble,” “Texas (When I Die),” “If It Don’t Come Easy,” and “Strong Enough To Bend.” She is the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In 2020, Tanya received two Grammy Awards for Best Country Album: While I’m Livin’ and Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now.”
The Bar-Kays, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
With a career total of 29 albums including five gold and one platinum, 40 single releases and 20 top 10 singles and albums, the Bar-Kays continue to expand their legendary status. The Bar-Kays started as a ragtag group of teenagers growing up in the shadow of Memphis’ Stax Records. In 1967, the teens signed on as Stax’s newest band, and their potent, dynamic sound carried them to the top of the charts with their party smash “Soul Finger.” The Bar-Kays backed label superstar Otis Redding on his final worldwide tour. Following the tour tragedy, the band reinvented themselves as one of the premier acts in a genre they helped invent. They recorded a string of hits including “Shake Your Rump to the Funk,” “Attitude,” “Move Your Boogie Body,” “Anticipation,” “Too Hot to Stop,” and many others that remain dance floor staples to this day.
With their first half century under their belts, the Bar-Kays remain one of the hardest working and most honored groups around. Their performance will feature a Soul2Soul Revue Tribute to Stax.
Kansas, Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
With a legendary career spanning five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” and progressive epics like “Song for America.”
Composing a catalogue that includes 16 studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums, one platinum live album, one quadruple-Platinum single “Carry On Wayward Son,” and another triple-Platinum single “Dust in the Wind.”
Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ’70s and ’80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
Single tickets to all Spotlight Series events are $44 and generally go on sale six weeks prior to the event.
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