A very special concert has been added to the 2015-16 OPAS season. On Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30pm, OPAS will present An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University. Main Stage season ticket package buyers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets from July 24 to July 31. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 17, at the MSC Box Office (979) 845-1234 and online at www.MSCOPAS.org. Ticket prices range from $50 to $100.
Two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road. A Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett is one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. He has broadened the definition of American music, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a manner that defies convention and breaks down barriers. It is no surprise that the Americana Music Association awarded him its inaugural Trailblazer Award. John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night. With 11 Grammy nominations and 24 albums to his name, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
OPAS Executive Director Anne Black states, “This concert is a rare opportunity to see the talents of these two extraordinary singer-songwriters up-close and personal. We chose to present their performance in Rudder Theatre so that patrons may enjoy this acoustic evening in our smaller venue.”
Black explains that season ticket holders of the 2015-16 Main Stage will be contacted by OPAS this week with ticket purchase instructions. Once those ticket orders are filled, single tickets will be available for purchase on August 17.
For more information about all of the events coming to the Brazos Valley as part of the new OPAS season, please visit www.MSCOPAS.org.