Chisholm Trail Arts Council Kicks Off Upcoming Season in Duncan, The Heart of the Chisholm Trail

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Chisholm Trail Arts Council celebrates live concert series, membership appreciation and Grand Opening of new office and gallery on Sept 18th, 2014.

CTAC LIVE Concert Series

The Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s (CTAC) mission is “to provide accessible artistic programs that enhance the quality of life, encourage economic development and educate the people of Stephens County”. Now in their 38th year, The Chisholm Trail Arts Council will celebrate their new office space and gallery, new concert line up and thank their members with a special "come and go" evening on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Known for bringing stellar artists to rural Oklahoma, CTAC's LIVE concert series will once again have a variety of performers grace the Simmons Center’s Jack A Maurer convention center stage.

It will begin with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on October 28, 2014. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and 40s. The Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present orchestra in 1956. The band does over 300 performances every year, and is sure to include the many hits songs made famous such as “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood,” “Little Brown Jug,” “The Nearness of You” and many more. Sponsored in part by Bank of Commerce.

Born in Lawton-Fort Sill to a musical family, Bryan White sang and played drums from an early age. Numerous accolades like a Grammy and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year as well as six hit singles and a number one duet with Shania Twain “From This Moment On” solidified White’s role in country music as a performer and song writer. Having recently released his latest album, “Shine”, White will perform a not to be missed acoustic performance on December 5th, 2014 at The Simmons Center. Sponsored in part by Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation and Phil-Tek.

Cirque Zuma Zuma has been described as an African style Cirque du Soleil. The troupe of talented performers will feature an array of never seen before talents mixed with some of the best loved skills associated with African variety arts. The live musical score and the quality of the performance are not to be missed at The Simmons Center on Feb 2, 2015. Sponsored in part by Duncan Regional Hospital.

To be held at The Scarlett Event Center, Dueling Pianos on March 27, 2015 is summed up with a single word. FUN. Combine two sharp witted musicians with two grand pianos with a room full of people and the result is a fast, funny evening of unforgettable entertainment. The musical repertoire will range from rock to country to blues to classical to show tunes to fusion mixes of them all. Best of all the audience is the star of the show as they shout out requests, sing along to their favorites and banter with the piano men. A night of pure FUN not to be missed. Sponsored in part by Arvest Bank.

Pavlo, performing at The Simmons Center on May 1, 2015 has performed all over North America, doing at least 150 shows a year. Since the time that a guitar topped his Christmas wish list at the age of 5, he has been entertaining. Most famous for developing his own distinct sound that he named “Mediterranean,” his “Santorini Sunset” is a classic. Seven albums in ten years and performances at the legendary Massey Hall mean that you will want to be present to witness his mastery of the guitar.

For more information visit http://www.chisholmtrailarts.com. Kick off on September 18th is for guests 21 and over. To receive an invitation please call 580-252-4160. Sponsored in part by Mini Mall Package Store and Distinctive Decor.

The Chisholm Trail Arts Council gratefully acknowleges the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, The McCasland Foundation, The Kerr Foundation and The Simmons Center Community Spirit Program for making art accessible to all in Stephens County.

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