The Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) will continue the Close to Home free summer performance series on Friday, September 11 at 5 p.m. with DJ Chill/Christopher Chilton.
The Close to Home summer concert series events are held outside the lobby doors of the PAC, 300 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield. All featured talent are local performers.
DJ Chill will present the audience with a “silent disco.”
“With silent disco, I provide wireless headphones that receive three separate channels of a variety music that I provide,” said Chilton. “There is a switch on the headphones where guests can switch between those three channels at any point they wish. Whether they love to dance like no one is watching or just people watch, guests will enjoy a night of fun for fans of every decade and genre of music.”
Chilton, a Springfield, Ohio, native and member of the Springfield Fire Rescue Division for 22 years said the PAC is vital to the city.
“The fact that they've gone out of their way to find new avenues of escape in a safe way during these trying times speaks to how much they are invested in our community,” he said. “I love being involved in local events. When Adele (Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center) called, I said ‘tell me when.’”
Food trucks will be on site and a full-service bar will be available. No tickets are required for the Close to Home concert events.
Following DJ Chill’s performance, the Springfield Arts Council’s Youth Arts Ambassadors will display their multitude of talents on Friday, September 18 at 5 p.m.
Patrons attending the Close to Home concert series are strongly encouraged to bring their own seating and follow state directives for physical distancing and wearing a face covering.
“The arts and entertainment business is amazingly resilient; even in economic downturns, people look to music to make them feel better,” said Adkins. “It’s a communal and shared happiness that people seek out. Everyone is feeling that absence so much now, and it is our mission to help fill this absence.”