By: Adam Beam
Luhrs Performing Art Center has been home to some legendary performances, and this semester is looking to be no different. Kicking things off on Friday, February 11 at 7:30 pm Luhrs will be welcoming the Little River Band along with Firefall. The Little River Band was described by Eagles founding member Glenn Frey as “the best singing band in the world.”
Switching things up the following night February 12, Etta May, Sonya White and Mia Jackson will be delivering some clean comedy as the Southern Fried Chicks in their “Cage Free Comedy Tour”.
On Sunday, February 27, at 2 pm Shippensburg will be hosting the 74th Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival. The event will be free admission for all those who attend.
On Friday, March 4, one of the most successful soul groups of their time, The Stylistics will be performing some of their top ten hits like “You Are Everything,” “Betcha by Golly Wow,” and “I’m Stone in Love with You,” beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Six days later, Thursday, March 10, Luhrs will get a taste of the Emerald Isle as “Celtic Thunder Ireland” will be performing the most popular Irish and Celtic songs of the past decade and celebrating the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. This will be followed up on Saturday, March 12, with a little bit of American Pop as a triple billed performance by The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, and The Box Tops at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, make sure you come to Luhrs with your dance shoes ready as you’ll have the opportunity to learn some Ballroom Dancing with two separate classes. The beginners class will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the advanced class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Both classes will then be held as a six-class course for $35.
Animal lovers rejoice as Sunday, March 20, is bringing man’s best friend to the center stage with “Mutts Gone Nuts”. There will be two performances that Sunday, the first at 1 p.m. and the other at 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, will be a great night for musical theater fans as you’ll have a chance to enjoy “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” beginning at 7:30 p.m. This event will be filled with performances by the Tony Award winning artist who’s been the star of hit musicals like “Wicked” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.
Sunday April 3 and April 24, will be performances by the Shippensburg University Community Orchestra as well as our very own Competition Band and Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m.
In between these events on April 9, will be a performance by the Grammy nominated band, Black Violin.
One of the last events for the semester will be another comedian taking the stage on Thursday, April 28, with Jeff Allen’s “The America I Grew Up on Tour”. Finally, even though the semester will have concluded, Saturday, June 4, will be a celebration of artists like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations with Forever Motown.
With each event the price of tickets will vary and regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required at all performances. If you’re seeking more information check out luhrscenter.com.