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Heindl Center announces fall performing arts season schedule

Note: Sponsorship prices have been corrected from the original post.

Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Heindl Center for the Performing Arts announced its Fall 2023 season on Tuesday, May 23. In addition to tickets, event sponsorships are available to individuals as well as area businesses.

The Heindl Center team is excited for this new season as they’ve already had a stellar season last year. Kerry Goff, director of the Heindl Center, is excited about what this new season will bring and said he thinks that it matches the star power of the last year.

“These are brands people know and love,” Goff said.

The season will kick off Aug. 7 with “An Evening with Jade Simmons” at 7:30 p.m. Simmons is Northwest’s fall 2023 convocation speaker and a talented pianist who sets out to defy expectations with passion, where she hopes to empower people to the boldest version of themselves. Tickets for this event will be $20 to $40. Event sponsorships are $5,000.

Country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys will be performing Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. Known for their distinctive sound, the group has earned Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM Awards over five decades of performing. The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and have been members of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2015. Tickets for this event range from $45 to $65, and a sponsorship is $10,000.

“One Vision of Queen” featuring Marc Martel performs Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Martel’s voice mimics Queen’s Freddy Mercury, and he has spent years touring and singing around the world. Tickets for this event are priced from $40 to $60 with an event sponsorship at $10,000.

Multi-platinum Country star Trace Adkins is headlining on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Adkins made his country music debut in 1996 and has sold over 11 million albums. He’s won CMT and ACM award, has been nominated for Grammys, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets will be available for $75 to $125. An event sponsorship is $20,000.

A one-man show, “The Wonder Bread Years” with Pat Hazell, is at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23. This show is a nostalgia piece according to Goff. Hazell, who wrote this piece, is a veteran writer of “Seinfeld” and “The Tonight Show.” Tickets for this event will be listed at price points from $20 to $30. Event sponsorships are $2,500.

Third Coast Percussion is coming Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the Grammy Award- winning group who has performed at various venues across the United States. They will also be doing a field trip experience with students. Tickets for this event will be $20 to $30. Event sponsorships are $2,500.

Musical duo Big & Rich will perform with Cowboy Troy at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Self-described as “America’s Technicolor Cowboys,” John Rich and Big Kenny are original songwriters and entertainers with a distinctly recognizable sound. Tickets for this event are going to be listed at price points from $75 to $125, and an event sponsorship is $20,000.

“Stomp” will perform urban rhythm and blues on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring matchboxes, brooms, and garbage cans, among other props, they energize audiences with their performances. Tickets for this event will be sold from $60 to $80. An event sponsorship is $15,000.

Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra is a high-energy concoction of rock ‘n’ roll hits that will be featured Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this event will be listed from $20 to $40 with event sponsorships for $2,500.

Haley Reinhart, an “American Idol” finalist on season 10, is coming to perform her rendition of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” among other hits at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. She has been featured on various shows including “Love Island,” “Gossip Girl,” “Nashville,” and “Riverdale.” Tickets for this event will be $20 to $40 with event sponsorships for $2,500.

The 2023-2024 Children’s Performing Arts Series kicks off Dec. 5 with Christmas classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from $15 to $25. And sponsorships for this event are $5,000.

On April 20, 2024, comes a book to life in the “crime-biting” story, “Dog Man the Musical” at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 to $30, and you can sponsor this event for $2,500.

The upcoming film series will debut on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. with a classic, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” To ring in the Christmas season, holiday favorite “White Christmas” will be featured at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9. For Valentine’s Day, “The Notebook” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. Summer movies will include “Shrek” at 3 p.m. on June 15, “The Princess and The Frog” at 3 p.m. on July 13, and “Coco” at 3 p.m. on Aug. 10. Sponsorships for the film series are $250.

There will be various packages available for sale in which patrons can receive a discount off the single-ticket price. Packages include 10 percent off to the public for each package, and 15 percent off for Northwest faculty and staff per package.

All packages and tickets to individual shows will go on sale June 19.

For more information about the Heindl Center for the Performing Arts, please visit  To learn more about becoming a sponsor, please visit

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