Mid-Southerners who enjoy a wide range of musical talent outdoors are in for a treat. Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is excited to present Concerts in The Grove, a series of performances that range from the rollicking to the soulful to the inspirational.
As GPAC’s premier outdoor venue, The Grove’s shady, lush, and park-like setting offers a more casual atmosphere in which to enjoy the arts. Performed on the Duncan Williams Asset Management Stage, the eight Concerts in The Grove are scheduled for Thursday evenings in September, October, and November, starting at 6:30 p.m. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating.
- September 15: Hometown favorite Jason D. Williams kicks off the series with a night of enthusiastic rock-n-roll.
- September 22: Memphis Soul Remedy delivers Stax-era Memphis sound.
- October 6: Songstress Susan Marshall performs her eclectic mix of jazz standards and originals.
- October 13: Country music maverick Dale Watson plays his special brand of honky tonk.
- October 20: Cyrena Wages delights audiences with her signature blend of jukebox country and Memphis soul.
- October 27: The multi-talented Bill Hurd presents an Evening of Jazz.
- November 3: Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Paul Keith
- November 11: The series ends with a free Veterans Day Concert with Memphis Wind Symphony performing uplifting classics and new pieces honoring our country.
Located in the heart of Shelby County, Germantown Performing Arts Center serves the greater Memphis metro area of over a million people and is accessible to all members of the community. GPAC is comprised of the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, an acoustically perfect, 854-seat venue featuring a sprung pine stage, an elegant green room, five large dressing rooms, and a spacious lobby for entertaining and assembling; The Grove, a dynamic outdoor venue which can accommodate approximately 1200 guests in a lush outdoor setting; and the Watkins Studio Theater, an intimate black box theater. Ray Charles set the bar high when he opened GPAC in 1994, immediately defining this performing arts center as a place where excellence is the norm and where the world comes to perform. GPAC welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually and presents world-renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year-round educational activities for all ages including the GPAC Youth Symphony Program, rotating visual art exhibits, and many community events. The center benefits from a professional infrastructure that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, professional staff, and a dedicated board of directors.