Performing Arts Center Creates New Outdoor Event

It’s been over 181 days since the Performing Arts Center has hosted an event, and they are now announcing a NEW outdoor event format. For the first time ever, enjoy a concert film projected onto the outside of the Performing Arts Center from the comfort of your own "Seating Pod". On Saturday, September 19, experience The Rolling Stones concert film “Shine A Light” under the stars from the Performing Arts Center parking lot.

 “We think this will be a fun and unique experience for the community to enjoy,” says David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “We’re utilizing our existing parking spaces to create “Seating Pods” that can accommodate up to eight individuals. By only selling every other parking spot, there will be over 9 feet of physical distance between groups of people. This will ensure a safe environment for everyone to share an experience of an incredible concert film featuring performances by The Rolling Stones during their 2006 concert tour.”

Famed director Martin Scorcese filmed the The Rolling Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers captured the raw energy of the legendary band. Songs featured in the documentary include, `Sympathy for the Devil, Start Me Up and Shine a Light'. The movie is rated PG-13 and is 121 minutes in length.

Sponsoring the event is First Federal Community Bank. “We’re thrilled to sponsor the Performing Arts Center’s first event after their prolonged closure,” shares Trent Troyer, President and CEO of First Federal Community Bank. “The Performing Arts Center is such an asset to our community and we’re excited to offer support and play our part in bringing this new experience to life.”

Patrons attending the event will need to bring their own lawn chairs and will be required to wear a face-covering when not seated inside their pre-assigned seating pod. For those curious how the event will work, a complete Frequently Asked Questions can be found at: www.kent.edu/tusc/shine-light-faq.

The parking lot will open at 7 p.m. and live pre-movie entertainment will be provided by local musician Evan Abood. The movie will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the outdoor event must be purchased in advance. Each “Seating Pod” is priced at $30 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:31am