WILKESBORO — The Walker Center Season Shows ticket sales open to the public on July 21. A video about the season shows is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPDp18_z2AY.
“We have an exciting and diverse lineup to offer for 2015-2016. It’s a great mix between ’60 rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, magic, pop, country and the always popular holiday show,” said Tabitha Hudler, lead events specialist. “The Walker Center offers people in this region the opportunity to see nationally-acclaimed performances without the need to travel great distances.”
The 32nd season begins with Amy Grant on Sept. 10. This singer, songwriter and recording artist has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She is one of only a few artists to successfully cross over into the mainstream pop market while still maintaining popularity in the Christian music realm. During her celebrated career, Grant has won numerous awards, including six Grammy Awards and more than 20 Dove Awards. This performance is sponsored by Hardee’s.
“The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!” will entertain guests of all ages on Oct. 30. To say that Blagg has had a magical life would be no exaggeration. From the moment he received his first magic kit in 1986, his world has not been the same. He launched his professional magic performing career in 1996, at the age of 16 and has been selling out shows across the country ever since. This performance is sponsored by Interflex Group.
Shenandoah comes to town on Nov. 13. When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion and is known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. The band became known for delivering No. 1 hits like “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” as well as beautiful classics like “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to be Loved Like That” and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a duet with Alison Krauss that won a Country Music Association Award and a Grammy. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.
The Annie Moses Band presents the Christmas show on Dec. 12. This talented ensemble of six musicians, singers and songwriters deliver a cutting-edge sound by fusing American roots, folk rock, classical and jazz in stunning performances that feature strings, keyboards, guitar and rhythm. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. This performance is sponsored by Carolina West Wireless.
On March 3, 2016, the Walker Center presents “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” called the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical. Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally-talented actors and musicians tell Buddy’s story, from his spectacular rise to fame to his final legendary performance. Buddy Holly was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down in 1959 at age 22. This performance is sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Dailey & Vincent with Jimmy Fortune appear at the Walker Center on May 14, 2016. They join forces to present a unique and spectacular show that exhibits the industry’s top tier of vocals and hit music. This ‘quartet-style show’ features the rich blend of vocals performed by Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Jimmy Fortune and Christian Davis.
Collectively, this collaboration has accumulated multiple Grammy nominations, Dove and IBMA Awards, among other awards and recognitions and has penned No. 1 hit songs such as “Elizabeth,” “My Only Love” and “Too Much on My Heart,” in addition to “More Than A Name On A Wall” and “On The Other Side.” Performing together for only a limited amount of dates a year, this show makes for an unforgettable night. This performance is sponsored by Hampton Inn of Wilkesboro, Holiday Inn Express of Wilkesboro and visitwilkesboronc.com.
For more information about the Walker Center’s 2015-2016 season or to purchase season tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected] Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook.
Tickets for individual shows go on sale Aug. 10.