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Arkansas State University-Newport Patron Series

The Patron Series has been in existence since 2004, and since that time has brought a wide range of entertainment to ASU-Newport. Acts ranging from B. J. Thomas, Ronnie Millsap, Clint Black as well as numerous stage performances ranging from The Chinese Acrobats, Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, and the Arkansas and Memphis Symphonies have provided culture and entertainment in Jackson County. These performances have been made possible through the generous contributions of our Corporate Sponsors, Helping Hands and Patrons who have supported the arts in Jackson County.

Coming this Fall:

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Thursday, October 14th at 6:00pm

Grammy award winner Ricky Skaggs is on the road to Newport, Arkansas with Kentucky Thunder.  Skaggs counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians he has ever worked with. "This group of guys meets my approval every night," the artist states. "Each and every one of the pickers in Kentucky Thunder totally amazes me in every show...and that, to me, outweighs any award we could ever win."  The all-star lineup includes Paul Brewster (tenor vocals, rhythm guitar), Russ Carson (banjo), Jake Workman (lead guitar), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Dennis Parker (baritone vocals, guitar) and Jeff Picker (bass, vocals). Skaggs, an acclaimed Bluegrass pioneer, was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2016 and the County Music Hall of Fame in 2018. A virtuoso of the mandolin, violin, guitar, and banjo, he has enjoyed numerous Country and Bluegrass hits. Read more about the talent here

The concert will take place in the Hodges Auditorium at the Center for the Arts on the Newport Campus October 14th at 7:00 p.m..   Tickets will go on sale August 16, 2021 and may be purchased by calling 870-512-7802.  Please join us for a fun-filled night of musical delight.