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Posted on: January 22, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Hot Country Nights in Parker

COUNTRY IS

The world premiere of a new show created for the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center will bring “Hot Country Nights” to Parker. COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet celebrates uniquely country music resonating with simple, honest stories of yearning, love, joy, hard-working, hard-living, hard-playing people with a multi-talented Colorado cast of three and a sizzlin’ five-piece band.

COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet is on stage Jan. 27 through Feb. 12. The show stars Matt LaFontaine, Robert Johnson and Danielle Porcellini. Rick Seeber, the creator of 8-TRACK The Sounds of the '70s, Beehive The '60s Musical and A Brief History of White Music, has conceived and will direct this premiere musical concert.

“Country music fans will especially love the show because of the great songs from artists like Johnny Cash, George Strait and Sugarland,” said Jeannene Bragg, Cultural Director of the PACE Center. “The show is sure to entertain with a nod to Parker’s country heritage.”

To kick things off on the show’s opening night, Jan. 27, PACE is hosting a “Hot Country Nights” party. Tickets to the event are $75 each or $125 per couple and includes both the pre- and post-party, premium tickets to the show, meet and greet with the cast, food, live band and festivities. Tickets for the event are at www.PACEcenteronline.org. All funds support the Greater Parker Foundation.

“It’s very unusual for an arts center in its first year to commission a show, and we are doing it in our first three months,” said Bragg. “We want to be an active incubator for the arts, not only a presenter.”

COUNTRY IS, The Music of Mainstreet is on stage Jan. 27 through Feb. 12. Tickets start at $18 at www.PACEcenteronline.org, 303.805.6800 or the PACE Center Box Office at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in downtown Parker.

ABOUT PACE
Located in historic downtown Parker, the PACE Center is home to a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen and several classrooms. PACE provides a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming to the region and serves as a rental venue for community, business and social events. For more information about the PACE Center, visit www.PACEcenteronline.org.

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