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2017-18 Fowler Center Performing Arts Series

September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Riceland Hall

Tickets for the Fowler Center Performing Arts Series are on sale at the A-State Box Office in the Convocation Center. You may also call the Box Office at 870-972-2781 to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available on-line starting September 1, 2017.  Season tickets and individual show tickets are available. Visit our Facebook page and click on the sneak peek video to see the awesome events you can see this year at Your Fowler Center–Where Culture Comes Alive! If you have a questions, call us at 870-972-3471 or email us at fowlercenter@astate.edu.

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, announces the concert lineup for its 2017-18 season.

The season begins September 22 with Artrageous, followed by two shows with Kevin Delaney on October 20; Barrage 8, on November 3; the American Spiritual Ensemble on January 16; Riders in the Sky on February 8; Steep Canyon Rangers on March 16, and An Evening with Andy McKee on April 6.

The Fowler Center will also present a “family friendly” event, Kevin Delaney, sponsored by the Arkansas Science Festival, on Friday, October 20.

Here are descriptions of the various presentations this season.

Artrageous Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m.

With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience!   The signature of the Artrageous Troup is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

 Kevin Delaney Friday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Arkansas resident Kevin Delaney is known for his love of science, and his ability to make it fun for all. He developed his unique brand of “awesome science” at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AR, where he worked from late 2011 until mid-2017. Kevin’s talent for science communication landed him a recurring role on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” as the resident science presenter, performing demonstrations with Jimmy and celebrity guests as lab assistants. The results have always delivered large-scale eruptions, explosions, and more. This show is presented in collaboration with the Arkansas Science Festival.

Barrage 8 Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Barrage 8 is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall and Tony Moore, the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Utilzing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage was known for, Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family. The “8” in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: 5 violins, viola, cello and double bass. This instrumentation drives a rich and powerful sonic palette that further explores the musical diversity in the Barrage 8 compositions and arrangements. Barrage 8 presents what the Barrage name has come to represent.

American Spiritual Ensemble Tuesday , January 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Comprised of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive.  Since its inception by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic repertoire ranging from spirituals to classical to jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience. The American Spiritual Ensemble is unique in that over 90% of the members are accomplished soloists who have sung in theaters and opera houses world-wide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in Italy, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Spain and Japan. The resulting sound of this group is something that choral groups with two or three featured soloists cannot duplicate.

Riders in the Sky Thursday, February. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

Riders In The Sky are exceptional not just in the sense that their music is of superlative standards (they are the ONLY exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two), but by the fact that their accomplishments are an exception to the rule as well. Riders In The Sky’s music and comedy delights cowboys and cowgirls of all ages, and from all walks of life.

Steep Canyon Rangers Friday , March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

GRAMMY® Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony. The Rangers are world-class musicians who are just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are knee-deep in a mountain brook, fly rod in hand.

An Evening With Andy McKee

Friday – April 6, at 7:30pm

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.

McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater and Tommy Emmanuel. Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers.

Ticket Information

All seating is reserved.  Season tickets and individual tickets are on sale.  Contact the Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471 or the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, or call (870) 972-ASU1.  Tickets also are available online from the Central Box Office online, http://www.AState.edu/tickets/). For more information, visit www.yourfowlercenter.com or like the Fowler Center Facebook page.


Season Tickets Season Tickets

Pick Four Events


Individual Tickets


Sec A Sec B Sec A Sec B Sec A Sec B
Adults 150 110 110 80 35 25



120 90 90 60 28 20


120 90 90 60 28 20
ASTATE Students 75 50 50 30 15 10



Pick Four Tickets

Artrageous          Barrage 8             American Spiritual Ensemble        Riders in the Sky

Steep Canyon Rangers           An Evening with Andy McKee



Individual Tickets

Artrageous          Kevin Delaney      Barrage 8             American Spiritual Ensemble

Riders in the Sky               Steep Canyon Rangers

An Evening with Andy McKee



Family Friendly Show

Adults – $10            Children and Seniors – $8

Kevin Delaney          10:30am  and 1:00 pm





September 22, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Riceland Hall
201 Olympic Drive
State University, 72467 United States
(870) 972-3471


A-State Fowler Center