Performing Arts Center season plans unveiling event

| May 12, 2021

After more than a year without any major show announcements, the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University – Tuscarawas is set to raise the curtain in dramatic fashion. The center’s 2021/2022 season, scheduled to begin in September, will be announced during a free outdoor event on Saturday, June 12.

Plans for the event include live music, food trucks and once the sun goes down, the new season line-up will be projected on the side of the Performing Arts Center. This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the performing arts center’s parking lot.

The parking lots will open at 6 p.m. with live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. The unveiling video presentation will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. (or sundown). Food trucks will be available from 6-9 with a wide variety of delicious food. Participating trucks include Casey’s Snack Shack, Messdad’s Concession, Vegan A Go-Go and Millers Creamery.

People should bring their own lawn chairs, find a comfortable spot to listen to the music, eat some food and then enjoy the video presentation. Attendees are encouraged to follow all CDC guidelines for outdoor events including maintaining social distancing between groups. For those unable to attend in person, the performing arts center will also stream the season unveiling video presentation on their website ( and Facebook page ( In case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors and subject to capacity restrictions. Priority access will be given to performing arts center members.

Performing arts center members will have first access to tickets to the new season beginning Monday, June 14. Anyone can become a member of the performing arts center and more information can be found at or by calling the box office at 330-308-6400. Packages of six or more shows will be available to the public starting on June 24 and tickets to individual shows will be available beginning Monday, June 28.

The performing arts center’s 2021-2022 season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.

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