JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present renowned folk musician John McEuen & The String Wizards in concert Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
As a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, McEuen instigated the 1972 classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” album, which was inducted into the Library of Congress as one of America’s most important recordings.
Having performed more than 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows with the band and as a solo performer, McEuen brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin along with favorite Nitty Gritty Dirt Band songs and the stories behind them to the stage in a manner that earned the honored Best in the West Award from the Folk Alliance Organization.
McEuen has made over 40 albums that have earned four platinum and five gold recognition awards, Grammy nominations, CMA and ACM awards, an Emmy nomination, and the IBMA record of the year award.
Fowler Center Series at Arkansas State University is home of the finest artistic performances in the Northeast Arkansas region, and regularly hosts world-class performing arts events to enhance, strengthen and celebrate community. The 2018-19 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series is themed “Americana & More,” and will offer a broad variety of outstanding entertainment.
“In experiencing the arts, we experience each other,” said Dr. Timothy Crist, Fowler Center Series director. “The Riceland Distinguished Performance Series is committed to creating exciting, memorable events that will resonate throughout our community, to reaching out and engaging all, and to providing an experience that will inspire and elevate lives.”
All seating is reserved. Individual tickets are $35 and $25 for adults; $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students and A-State faculty and staff; and $15 and $10 for A-State students with a current ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
For more details, contact Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, at (870) 972-3471 or www.yourfowlercenter.com. Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office in the First National Bank Arena, 217 Olympic Drive, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or toll-free (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the Central Box Office (http://www.astate.edu/tickets/).
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