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Celebrity Series Celebrates 50 Years of Bringing World-Class Entertainment to the Mercer County, PA Region
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Celebrity Series at Westminster College announces its schedule for an exciting 2017-2018 season, jam-packed with homages to the classic sounds of Paul McCartney and the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The 50th anniversary season will showcase six shows.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the William W. Orr Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.
Kicking off the season is STEPPIN’ OUT WITH BEN VEREEN on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Vereen continues to dazzle audiences around the world. Come enjoy an evening filled with song and dance, stories of his life, and a great deal of humor and inspiration.
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, experience An Evening with Chris Botti. Multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter Chris Botti has recorded and performed alongside Sting, Barbra Streisand, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, and Frank Sinatra becoming the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist.
Brandon Bennett of the hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will set the stage ablaze in a spine-tingling tribute to Elvis Presley, Elvis My Way, on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Bennett was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland.
Spend the holiday season being serenaded by the soothing sounds of The TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays on Monday, December 11, 2017. This magical experience for the whole family will dazzle, delight, captivate, and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary favorites.
The McCartney Years takes center stage on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This premiere Paul McCartney experience is period-true and technically stunning. The explosive live concert features the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings.
Celebrity Series for Kids presents How I Became a Pirate on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. This swashbuckling, high energy, funny-bone tickling musical adaptation of Melinda Long’s best-selling book is sure to leave young “mateys” singing and dancing in the aisles!
For more information or to order tickets, call 724-946-7354 or go online at www.westminster.edu/celebrity.
About Mercer County, PA
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, WaterFire Sharon PA, outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit www.VisitMercerCountyPa.com.