EKU Center's second season set to start

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The EKU Center for the Arts launches its second season on Sept. 11 with a patriotic themed concert by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

The concert, on the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., will “honor the heroes of 9/11 and our nation's storied history,” according to promotional material for the concert.

Tickets have been selling well since the 21-act second season was announced in late July, said Jill Price, the center's interim director.

The season's final show, Celtic Woman, scheduled for April 20 has already sold 25 percent of its tickets, she said.

The artists, as well as the center's manager have been pleased with ticket sales so far, Price said.

There was an upsurge in ticket sales this past Monday, the first day that unsold seats reserved for package-ticket holders from last season were released, she said.

Each time the center sends out an email blast or launches a new advertising campaign, the public has been responding, Price added.

Ticket sales for the Jan. 16 performance by STOMP got an unexpected boost after television viewers watched the group perform for the closing ceremonies of the recent London Olympics.

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