MAC to celebrate 20 years with anniversary gala

Staff Report

PRESTONSBURG –The staff and board of directors of the Mountain Arts Center (MAC), along with the City of Prestonsburg and Big Sandy Community & Technical College, will be celebrating 20 years of delivering music and the arts to the community and Eastern Kentucky. An anniversary gala will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the theater of the MAC.

The evening will consist of fine dining and music with formal attire requested. An individual plate is priced at $50, while a table can be purchased for $250. Each table can seat six guests. Also, during the celebration, the MAC will be honoring its corporate sponsors that have aided in operations through the years.

The MAC opened its theater doors to a full capacity on October 16, 1996 with the touring show “Always, Patsy Cline.” In the years since, the center has hosted and presented a variety of entertainment genres including country, bluegrass, rock, gospel and pop concerts. A plethora of broadway-style shows, dance recitals, arts education recitals and conventions have been held at the MAC, which has also hosted comedians and motivational speakers.

MAC Executive Director Clayton Case is “both excited and humbled,” he stated. “I’m honored to celebrate 20 years of entertainment and music education in this region. Thanks to the sacrifices and support from all that have come before us, I’m more than excited about the future of the MAC.”

Individuals or companies that have an interest in attending the 20th anniversary gala can RSVP to Shelly Crisp at 886-9125 or by Friday, October 14.

Staff Report

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