ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINER OF THE 2018 RIVERFRONT PARK CONCERT SERIES
The Academy Center of the Arts, through the support of BWX Technologies, Inc., announces the first headlining artist of the 2018 Riverfront Park Concert Series, which features national, regional, and local music acts performing in Riverfront Park, 1100 Jefferson St. This event will continue the Academy’s efforts to serve our community through arts and culture by bringing world-class music to our city’s beautiful downtown park.
The Academy Center of the Arts will kick off the 2018 Riverfront Park Concert Series with headlining artist Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, along with the Secret Sisters on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Hot off the heels of his tour with Chris Stapleton, Stuart and his band will head to Lynchburg, VA as a stop on the Way Out West tour, performing music from his album, Way Out West, one of MOJO’s “Best Americana Albums of 2017.” The Secret Sisters, recently announced headliner of the 2018 Red Wing Roots Musical Festival and Grammy-nominee, will open for Marty Stuart. Leah Blevins, a nashville native, will open the show.
The Academy Center of the Arts has set out to make the Riverfront Park concerts as accessible as possible by offering affordable general admission ticket prices. General admission tickets are on sale for $11.00, with fees and taxes included.
“Many of our patrons are in circumstances where they can afford taking a class, participating in a camp, or attending an outdoor concert. For some, though, the doors to these activities are closed,” said Geoffrey Kershner, Executive Director. “At the Academy, we aim to keep these opportunities available to all. This summer, we’re continuing our commitment to offer extremely low ticket prices for the Riverfront Park Concert Series, with the hope that all of our community members will be able to experience the arts in our beautiful downtown park.”
In addition to general admission tickets, VIP tickets are also available for $53.00. The VIP ticket option includes access to a covered seating area in close proximity to the stage, access to VIP-only bar, two free drink tickets, and light refreshments. All tickets include taxes and fees in the advertised price.
Gates open at 5:00pm for happy hour. Leah Blevins begins at 7:00pm. The Secret Sisters perform at 8:00pm. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives will play at 9:00pm.
Seating for this event is not provided. Attendees seeking seating options are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) vendors will be onsite.
Parking for this event is available throughout downtown Lynchburg. For more information on parking, visit https://academycenter.org/parking-and-directions/.
This event is sponsored by BWX Technologies, Inc., Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc., KD Country Radio, WSET ABC-13, and The City of Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Riverfront Park Concert Series will continue with three additional Saturday evening concerts on June 9, 2018, July 14, 2018, and August 11, 2018. Each concert will be unique in genre and scope, and will continue to offer extremely affordable ticket prices.
A schedule of artist announcements is included below.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, with the Secret Sisters
Tickets: General Admission ($11.00) and VIP ($53.00) on sale now at academycenter.org
June 9, 2018
*Performers and events announced March 15th
Tickets: Available on March 15, 2018, at academycenter.org
July 14, 2018
*Performers announced March 22nd
Tickets: Available on March 22, 2018, at academycenter.org
August 11, 2018
*Performers announced March 29th
Tickets: Available on March 29, 2018, at academycenter.org
For more information: www.academycenter.org or call 434-846- TIXX (8499)