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 Aug.t 22 with Kansas, locally sponsored by Needle Specialty. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will return on Sept. 5, locally sponsored by Robinson Electric. Craig Morgan, United States Army veteran and Grand Ole Opry member, will headline on Sept. 19, locally sponsored by Cannon Motors. On Oct. 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 Oct. 17. Americana singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, with special guest Birdtalker, will bring their Dragons Tour to the Delta on Oct. 29. On Nov. 11, the 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform live in concert, locally sponsored by Planters Bank. On Dec. 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 Jan. 15. The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland comes to the Delta on Feb. 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, on March 28, locally sponsored by Guaranty Bank. On April 23, Allman Betts Band, comprised 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 the BPAC website www.bolognapac.com for additional events throughout the 2019-20 season, including a concert to be sponsored by Wade Inc.
The BPAC’s School-Time Matinee Series kicks off on Sept. 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 Oct. 17, funded in part by a grant from SouthArts and the NEA. On Oct. 24, help whip the football team into shape, when Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. On Jan. 21, be inspired by Walk on: The Story of Rosa Parks, locally sponsored by Entergy. The Snowy Day and Other Stories, a humorous and fun adaptation of collected stories, will be presented on Feb. 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 three 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.