Clark State Performing Arts Center announces the new 2013/14 season of the Club Kuss Series, Country Artist Series and a few season extras to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. Tickets on sale June 12!
Thousands of artists - country, jazz, dance, blues, Broadway, theatre-–have graced the beautiful, state-of-the-art Kuss Auditorium stage and Turner Studio Theatre and the Center has entertained, educated and introduced the arts to more than a million patrons. The 2013/14 season has exciting season extras as well as the Club Kuss and Country Artist Series.
Clark State's Club Kuss Series offers exciting evenings filled with eclectic and diverse entertainment from well-known artists as well as new, up-and-coming artists. This Series will feature a total of six artists mixing it up with folk, bluegrass, improv comedy, traditional Irish music and jazz talents. Each show takes place on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Included in your ticket price (only $30 for adults, $24 for seniors and $15 for students) is a Lobby Party where you can mingle with friends, network or wind down after a long work week while enjoying a cash bar and delicious free appetizers catered by Simply Delicious.
The Jeff Wyler/Clark State Country Artist Series will feature iconic country artists as well as up and coming performers. Show announcements will take place throughout the year.
2013/2014 Clark State Event Schedule
Jim Witter's Feelin' Groovy
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 7 p.m. (Richard L. and Barbara D. Kuss Memorial Concert)
Take a multi-media journey through the 60s as singer and pianist Jim Witter returns to the Kuss stage visiting the sounds of the legendary Simon & Garfunkel. This concert is free, however tickets are required.
Meika Pauley and Jonathan Kingham
Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country, jazz, amazing acoustic guitar work, clever songwriting and powerful vocals, Mieka and Jonathan are a sure thing!
Tuesday, October 17, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. (Season Extra)
Percussive-dance. Rapid-fire tap. Sidesplitting humor. Seven-piece band. Finger-snapping tunes. Beat-box sensation. Rhythmic Circus! A must see experience at no cost to you...unless you enjoy the show (and we know you will!). Like the show? Pay $20. Don't like the show? No problem!
Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
Bluegrass, gospel, American roots music and beautiful harmonies on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," singer/songwriters the "Williamses [and Their Fine Group] are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." ~ The Washington Post
Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 8 p.m. (Special Holiday Concert)
Ticket Prices: Adults: $59, $54, $49, $39 | Students: $20 and $59
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Clark State Performing Arts Center and the 70th Anniversary of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, we are pleased to present this very special holiday concert with pianist Jim Brickman as he performs with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
A founding member of GrooveLily and an up-and-coming solo singer/songwriter, Valerie Vigoda is making musical waves with her folk and storytelling talents with her electric violin.
Three Part Invention
Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
Breaking all pretenses of classical chamber music, Philip (pianist), Tracy (violinist) and Mike (cellist) infuse jazz, pop and world music into their concerts accenting the beauty, elegance and soulfulness of traditional masterworks.
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
While remaining true to their traditional Irish roots, the six, award-winning musicians of Full Set bring high energy, innovation and smooth flowing sounds to each performance.
Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. (Club Kuss Series)
Master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions, the audience votes for their favorite and watches as the cast turns it into a spontaneous, full-blown improvised musical! Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. It's all improvised and it's all funny! "A spontaneity, wit and inventiveness that must be seen to be believed!" ~ The New York Times
Individual tickets for all of Clark State's events go on sale beginning Wednesday, June 12, in person or by phone at 10 a.m. and online at noon. For ticket prices, event times and more, visit the Clark State Performing Arts Center online. You can order tickets online or contact our Ticket Office directly at (937) 328-3874 or toll free (866) 722-8587. Ticket Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted. Like the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Facebook.
2013/14 Country Artist Series Sponsors
Series Sponsor: Jeff Wyler Chevrolet
Season Sponsor: Kapp Construction, Gordon Food Service, Speedway
Season Co-Sponsors: Courtyard by Marriott, Greater Ohio Eye Surgeons, Heidelberg Distributing, Jeff Brown Bail Bonds, Performing Arts Center Circle of Friends, Texas Roadhouse, WesBanco Bank
Media Sponsors: K99.1 FM, Springfield News Sun, Yellow Book
Grant Support: Ohio Arts Council, Springfield Foundation
2013/14 Club Kuss Series Sponsors
Series Sponsor: Plato and Tina Pavlatos
Season Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott, Patrick Field, C. Brice and Clara Young Gordon, Steve and Mary Alice Neely, PNC Bank, Pentaflex, Performing Arts Center Circle of Friends
Media Sponsor: Springfield News Sun, WYSO 91.3 FM
Grant Support: Ohio Arts Council, Springfield Foundation, Target
Host Caterer: Simply Delicious Restaurant and Caterer