Announcing the 2018-2019 GPAC Season!

GPAC Season 18-19 subscriptions are on sale starting February 16 ! Save up to 30% and have first choice of seats! All series subscriptions are available for purchase online or by calling the box office at 751-7500. Flex Passes allow you to choose 4 or more shows and save 20%. These are only available by calling the box office.

Building on the momentum and excitement of our 23rd anniversary year, GPAC is pleased to present the 2018-2019 season of performances to be held in the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall. If you are a valued subscriber, your seats are on hold. Please contact the Box Office at 751-7500 to renew your subscription. Single tickets will go on sale to the public on April 11.

Superstar Bobby McFerrin, the man who has inspired generations of a capella singers, beatboxers and vocalists of all genres, opens the 2018-2019 Season and American Music Series September 15. Take Me to the River New Orleans on October 20 celebrates the musical history, heritage and legacy of one of our most unique cultural jewels. This show features the modern day brass band pioneers The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and is packed with a multi-generational line up of some of the City's greatest talent. On November 2, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain, three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos of their instruments take the stage. Individually, they're world-class masters of the banjo, the bass fiddle and the tabla, respectively. Celebrate a night of bluegrass on January 11 with legends Bluegrass Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver with Flatt Lonesome. This is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music's historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music. Three-time Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin closes the American Music Series March 1 with her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings.

The widely popular Jazz Series returns September 28 with saxophonist and Memphian Charles Lloyd &The Marvels reunited for his 80th Birthday Tour. Fellow octogenarian and arguably jazz's greatest patriarch Ellis Marsalis performs with his quintet on November 10. Innovative jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch performs with his Pocket Orchestra January 12 and jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn, winner of both the Thelonious Monk Institute Competition and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition takes the stage February 2. The Jazz Series closes on March 30 with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. The 60th Anniversary of the festival will feature performances by featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christian Sands, Jamison Ross, Melissa Aldana, Bria Skonberg and more.

New this season is our Center Stage Series that shines a spotlight on artists that don't necessarily fit into a one genre series, but are equally compelling and relevant. We hope this series will attract an audience that is interested in experiencing something a little more outside of their box. The genre defying Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan opens the series October 5 with a mesmerizing, spectacular, fabulous show of poets, troubadours, musicians, dancers and fakir (fire eater) from the country of Maharajas. On November 4, the 43 member Soweto Gospel Choir, under the direction of Beverly Bryer, will share their joy of faith through music with the GPAC audience. The iconic dance troupe Dorrance Dance led by 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance pushes the artistic boundaries of tap as both dance and music January 26.

The series concludes with Ballet Memphis and a performance of Midsummer Night's Dream combining comedy, theatrics and dance on May 4. 

Season and series subscriptions for the 2018-2019 are on sale February 16. GPAC subscribers enjoy big discounts and first choice in great seats before the general public can purchase single tickets on April 11. Series subscriptions are available for purchase online or by calling the box office at 751-7500.

GPAC 2018-2019 Season

September 15, 2018               Bobby McFerrin
September 28, 2018               Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
October 5, 2018                      Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan
October 20, 2018                    Take Me to the River: New Orleans
November 2, 2018                   Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussein
November 4, 2018                   Soweto Gospel Choir
November 10, 2018                 Ellis Marsalis Quintet
January 11, 2019                      Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver with Flatt Lonesome
January 12, 2019                      Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra
January 26, 2019                      Dorrance Dance
February 2, 2019                      Jazzmeia Horn
March 30, 2019                        Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
March 1, 2019                          Shawn Colvin
May 4, 2019                              Ballet Memphis: Midsummer Night's Dream

A line-up packed with incredible artists in a variety of series, this is one season you do not want to miss! For additional ticket information, personal assistance and questions, please contact the GPAC Box Office at (901) 751-7500.

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