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September 19, 2021

BPAC 21/22 Season

Performances kick off September 16

The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University in Cleveland has announced its upcoming season of performances. There are eleven new Main Stage performances, two season “extras” that have rolled over from spring 2020, five matinee performances in the School-Time Series, plus plans to add additional performances spring 2022. The Main Stage series feature evening performances open to the public, and the School-Time Matinee Series is for students and teachers. The BPAC will also host the third year of the Southern Circuit, featuring screenings of new independent documentaries.

Join the BPAC on September 16 to kick off the 27th Season with the familiar and legendary voice of six-time GRAMMY Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture, locally sponsored by WADE, Inc.  

On September 30, in conjunction with the International Conference on the Blues at DSU, the new “Shake & Holla” tour featuring North Mississippi Allstars and Rebirth Brass Band with special guest Cedric Burnside Craig will stop in the Delta for one special night to explore the musical connection between the Mississippi Delta and Bourbon Street…right down Highway 61. 

Multiple Grammy® nominee, Martina McBride who has sold over 20 million albums to date, will headline on October 14, locally sponsored by Cannon Motors. 

Legendary singer-songwriter and 1998 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Eagles, Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, takes the stage on October 28, locally sponsored by Needle Specialty. 

The country music award-winning band Lonestar will perform live in concert November 4, locally sponsored by Robinson Electric. 

The dynamic group Ephrat Asherie Dance 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 November 18.  

Right in time for the holidays, come experience a power-packed evening of stellar musicianship and holiday spirit on December 7 with Mountain Holiday featuring Chloë Agnew of Celtic Women, John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band, IBMA Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

In 2022, SUMMER – The Donna Summer Musical takes us through Donna Summer’s tumultuous life, tempestuous loves and mega-watt musical hits on January 25, locally sponsored by Quality Steel. 

From the producers of The Simon and Garfunkel story, The British Invasion – Live on Stage will showcase the music of the 1960’s and how it impacted the essence of pop culture, on February 15. 

On February 28, open your hearts to The TEN Tenors because “Love is in the Air” when they sing some of the most love songs of all time. Don’t miss the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, March 7, locally sponsored by Guaranty Bank. 

On April 7, comedian Leanne Morgan, combines her southern charm and hilarious storytelling into an act that keeps audiences coming back. 

The Main Stage series concludes on May 3 with WAITRESS, the hilarious hit Broadway musical, features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sara Bareilles, locally sponsored by Planters Bank. 

Visit www.bolognapac.com for additional events throughout the 2021-2022 season. 

The BPAC’s School-Time Matinee Series kicks off on October 22 with the pop culture phenomenon SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, locally sponsored by BankPlus.  Ephrat Asherie Dance will give a special matinee performance on November 18, locally sponsored by Cotton House. In 2022, Tortoise and the Hare: The Next Generation, a glow in-the-dark adventure will take the stage on February 4, locally sponsored by Entergy. 

Watch Paddington Gets in a Jam, the famous, accident prone bear as he takes to the stage March 23, locally sponsored by Cleveland State Bank. 

The School-Time Matinee Series concludes on March 31, with Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series, which looks at the lives of Malala Yousafzai, Bob Marley and Oprah Winfrey, locally sponsored by Bayer. Reservations for school groups are available now through the Arts Education office at 662-846-4844, and scholarship tickets will be available through support from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2.

Season tickets, which include one ticket to all 11 Main Stage performances, went on sale August 19. Custom “build your own” packages of at least 3 Main Stage performances went on sale August 25. All individual tickets went on sale to the public this past Monday, August 30. To learn more information about all of the performances visit www.bolognapac.com or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.

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