TBAC announces 2018-19 event season

Thunder Bay Arts Council has announced its 2018-19 event season and is currently offering its TBArts Pass to cover the varied line-up.

“You’ve got jazz, you’ve got Celtic music, you’ve got a cabaret-style evening and you’ve got our season ending performance by the Eisenhower Dance Co., which is pretty special,” said TBAC First Vice President Susan Stacey.

Not only are the offerings varied, but so are the venues in which they will be presented. TBAC is making use of Art in the Loft, Alpena Community College’s Granum Theater, Alpena High School Auditorium and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

“We’re really trying to utilize different resources in the community as we have done in the past,” said Stacey, adding that Art in the Loft is the perfect venue as it already offers beautiful art for audiences to enjoy while listening to a musical performance.

The TBArts Pass is available for $50 and covers the five paid events that make up the season. Individual tickets purchased at the door are $15 per person for a total of $75 if people choose to attend all five performances.

“The passes are a real bargain,” Stacey said. “A lot of people consider the TBArts Pass a good way to support the efforts of the arts council and help us to continue to bring this quality entertainment to Alpena.”

Passes can be purchased online at thunderbayarts.org or at the TBAC Office/Gallery, located at 127 W. Chisholm. As always, children and students are admitted to events free of charge.

The season kicks off Sept. 16 with the Paul Keller at Sundown Quintet, followed by Blackthorn on Oct. 27. On Dec. 2, TBAC Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert, which is an always anticipated part of the Christmas season. A Cabaret Evening with Elise Eden and Friends is set for Feb. 22, 2019 and Eisenhower Dance Detroit is slate for April 13, 2019.