Two great events set for Shippensburg on September 24th.
Come out to Shippensburg Fairgrounds in the afternoon and enjoy an afternoon of sampling beverages from from a variety of breweries, wineries & distilleries, while also enjoying food trucks, vendors, live music, and games. (ID Required for admittance to the festival, must be 21 & over to attend. No coolers or pets allowed.)
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Price: $25 in advance/$30 at the gate (Designated Driver: $10) Location: Shippensburg Fairgrounds, 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Round out the day and enjoy Lonestar at the Luhrs Center. LONESTAR has sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation, charting more than 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. With their new TEN to 1 album, the award-winning band—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—take a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs, including “No News,” “Come Cryin’ to Me,” “Everything’s Changed,” and the beloved global smash “Amazed”, bringing to Luhrs Center “by far the best show we’ve ever taken on tour!” Experience the best of Lonestar’s signature pop-country sound with this rousing and high-energy performance. Click here for tickets.
On Saturday, June 4, enjoy seeing the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on stage together again! That’s Forever Motown, and it’s so good for the soul. Hitsville churned out all the No. 1 hits back in the 60’s and 70’s…and this show celebrates the best of the best from Berry Gordy’s Detroit hit-making factory. A fabulous cast, backed by a band of incredible musicians, represents Motown royalty-performing the beloved songs from the greatest groups, artists, and songwriters of all time: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, and Stevie Wonder. Tickets are $0, $35, $30 abd $20. Purchase here. Show begins at 7:30 PM.
“Clearly the best Motown Review to date”, raved CBS News; “Captures the essence of America’s own music in an evening of sheer fun, “ wrote the Washington Post. “Bring your dancing shoes, and bring the whole family. This is a show for everyone,“ exclaimed the Entertainment Review. Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl”, “I Heard It On The Grapevine,“ “Reach Out,” “Shop Around,” “Dancin’ In The Street,“ “Stop, In The Name Of Love,” “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” and “Uptight”-nearly thirty nonstop hits in all!
The Luhrs Center is a premier facility and is unmatched between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Harrisonburg, Virginia. When the Center opened to the public in January 2006, Shippensburg became perfectly positioned to build upon its tradition of attracting national touring companies and nationally known performers and speakers. The Center currently attracts symphony orchestras, dance companies, and four-star performers.
American Pop comes to the stage of the Luhrs Center on March 12 with The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Box Tops.
The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted frequently between 1966 and 1975, selling 20 million records worldwide. Originally created by Lou Adler and songwriting duo P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri, this powerhouse has achieved two gold albums, one gold single, and charted singles a total of 21 times. Currently, band members chosen by Ron Grill are carrying on the legacy of the group with nationwide live performances. Hits include “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” and “Sooner or Later.”
The Buckinghams have stayed true to their roots from Chicago’s Holiday Ballroom to America’s living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, across the USA and in the White House. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for their music, proving that success is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories. Hits include “Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”
The Box Tops are Memphis style blue-eyed soul featuring founding members Bill Cunningham and Gary Talley. You can feel that gentle southern breeze and smell the smoky barbecue like you’re walking down Beale Street to the beat of their sweet, sensuous, slightly gritty sounds. Hits include “The Letter,” “Neon Rainbow,” and “Cry Like a Baby.”
Experience the most famous love story of all time, performed at Luhrs Center in Shippensburg on Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 PM by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score and featuring brand new Choreography and productions by Andrey Litvinov. Luhrs Center in Shippensburg is hosting The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in a performance at 7:30 PM on Wednesday November 17. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased here.
The State Ballet Theater of Ukraine premiered the ballet “The Nutcracker” to a full house in Dnipro, Ukraine on December 30-31, 2020. Choreography and Design lasted for many months with the pandemic constantly disrupting the process. Fortunately, this new interpretation of a timeless classic still managed to be completed. The State Ballet of Ukraine will be bringing this wonderful ballet on tour to the U.S.A. and Canada this coming winter November 2021 through January 2022.
“This is a story for all ages. If you believe in a dream – a dream can come true!” Says the tour’s producer, Michael Art “There is wonderful music in this ballet,” Michael continues. “It’s complex, philosophical, with humor and tragedy. The Nutcracker has become one of the brightest ballets in our repertoire. The performance involves a ballet troupe of 57 dancers. More than 100 exclusive costumes have been created especially for this production.”
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents CHICKS WITH HITS TOUR featuring TERRI CLARK, PAM TILLIS & SUZY BOGGUSS, Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $65, $55 & $45 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at www.luhrscenter.com.
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,”
Terri has solidified her place in the history books of country music. In September 2018 Terri was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The three-time JUNO Award winner also holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. She has been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times and has taken home eight CCMA Fan’s Choice Awards. In total, Terri has had the honor of receiving 19 CCMA Awards. In 2016, Country Gold with Terri Clark debuted. The internationally syndicated Westwood One radio show airs on more than 145 stations across the USA and Canada and in November 2017 Terri was nominated for a CMA Award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and in 2018 Terri received an ACM Award nomination for National On-Air Personality of the Year. Terri’s latest album was released this past fall. www.terriclark.com.
As the child of country music royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With six number ones and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. With more than 30 singles charting on US Billboard charts and selling more than seven million copies of her studio albums, Pam’s critical acclaim has not diminished. Sony Records It’s All Relative (a tribute to Mel Tillis) was USA Today’s #4 country album of the year and most recently Pam has released three albums from her own record label Stellar Cat Records landing her a #1 on the European ECMA Chart. Pam is a 15-time CMA nominee and two-time winner, a nine-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a two-time Grammy award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, an American Music Award’s nominee. Most recently, a two time IBMA nominee and one time winner. As a songwriter, Pam’s songs have been recorded by respected names throughout all genres of music, including Chaka Khan, Juice Newton, Dan Seals, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty and Highway 101. She is currently a reoccurring guest on the TV show Nashville, performed an extended run on Broadway in New York in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and is a proud member of The Grand Ole Opry. Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career. More at www.pamtillis.com.
During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold four million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number four on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature sparkling vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning. Learn more at www.suzybogguss.com.
For additional information about Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss or other performances within the 2019 Luhrs Center lineup, please call the Luhrs Center box office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at www.luhrscenter.com.