220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200

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Spotlight Series 2016-2017 

Shining a Light on the Best Entertainment 

 

 

2016-2017 series information and schedule coming in July!

Dear Friends,

 

In 2015, the Kent Arts Commission celebrates its 40th anniversary. Over the past four decades the Arts Commission’s performing arts program has grown from a humble handful of concerts in the park to a year-round program including a full series of free summer concerts and the award-winning, popular Spotlight Series. 

 

In celebration of the 40 years of arts and culture in Kent, I am pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Spotlight Series line-up, featuring performers from a variety of musical genres, theatre, dance, and comedy.

 

We will kick off the season with The Kingston Trio – a legendary group that has been performing their wildly popular folk music for nearly 60 years.  Other musical offerings include Japanese Taiko drumming, a Celtic Yuletide celebration, virtuoso guitar, an evening of diverse fiddling, and the return, after many years, of Spotlight Series favorite Al Stewart.

 

Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City also returns to Spotlight Series, and bringing even more laughs to the season is everyone’s favorite Sister from the Late Nite Catechism series.

 

We are also pleased to welcome Los Angeles based hip hop dance company Antics to Spotlight Series. They will partner with local dance crews to deliver a fresh, high-energy evening of poetry and street dance called “Sneaker Suites.”

 

As always, we’ve worked hard to put together a season with something for everyone. Take a look through the brochure and pick your favorites and maybe try something new! You get a 10% discount if you buy tickets to 4 or more of the shows.

Thanks for your on-going support. We love seeing you at the shows.

 

 

Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs Manager

 

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Get your exclusive "Backstage Pass" - Sponsor an artist!

We rely on the generosity of our patrons to bring top quality performing artists to Kent. Ticket sales and other sources of earned income account for between 70-80% of Spotlight Series' annual revenue. Sponsorships from individuals and businesses make up the difference and ensure the continued success of Spotlight Series.

 

Please consider supporting the Series through an exclusive artist sponsorship of one of the 9 exciting performances or an educational activity. Sponsors receive a variety of promotional opportunities to increase their visibility in the community, as well as VIP benefits for entertaining clients, building employee morale or just for fun! For more information on sponsorships, please call the Kent Arts Commission office at (253) 856-5050.

 

2015-2016 Sponsors

Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. 

Sponsors include 91.3 KBCS, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pete and Pat Curran Family, Curran Law Firm, Pat and Pete Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation and Judy Woods.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

  Create your own subscription series 

  • Purchase tickets to any four or more separate performances and receive 10% off on each ticket price.
  • Subscription rates will be calculated automatically if you order tickets online.
  • All tickets must be purchased in the same transaction.

GROUP RATES

  • Buy 10 or more tickets to any one performance and receive 10% off.
  • Buy 20 or more tickets to any one performance and receive 20% off.
  • Group rate discounts are not available online. Purchase by phone or at the box office; details below.
  • All tickets must be purchased in the same transaction

SENIOR AND YOUTH TICKETS

  • Age 60 and older qualifies for senior ticket rates.
  • Age 25 and younger qualifies for youth ticket rates.

HOW TO PURCHASE SPOTLIGHT TICKETS

  • Purchase tickets ONLINE.
  • MAIL us at Kent Arts Commission, Spotlight Series, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-5895 Best available seats will be issued for mail-in orders; do not send cash.
  • CALL (253) 856-5051, Monday through Friday, 6am-9pm; Saturday, 8am-9pm. A Visa or MasterCard is required for phone orders.
  • WALK IN to the Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent, Monday through Friday, 6am-9pm; Saturday 8am-9pm.  

REFUNDS/EXCHANGE

  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Ticket purchases are final.

SEATING

  • All seating for Spotlight Series events is assigned/reserved.
  • Seating will begin 30 minutes prior to performance time.
  • Late seating is not guaranteed, and is at the discretion of the performers and House Manager.

SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Please let us know in advance how we might be able to help and we will provide reasonable accommodations to those needing special assistance. For wheelchair seating, please advise when purchasing tickets.

CHILDREN

  • Spotlight Series is family friendly but some performances may not be appropriate for young children - please use discretion when choosing performances for young patrons.
  • Children over 12 months must have a ticket for all shows.  

Performance locations are on Kent's East Hill, a short drive (approximately 30-40 minutes) from Seattle and Tacoma.  Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center

10020 SE 256th Street, Kent, WA
Free parking is available in the school parking lot.

DIRECTIONS

  • Take the Kent-Des Moines exit (#149 off I-5 southbound, #149A off I-5 northbound).
  • At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east (toward valley) onto Kent-Des Moines Road.
  • Proceed down the hill. Go through Meeker street intersection, Washington Avenue intersection and continue until the road dead-ends onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Smith Street.
  • Kent-Meridian is on the left at the top of the hill just past French Field.
  • Turn left at the light (101st Avenue) into the school parking lot.
  • Free parking is available in school lot.

Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center

25800 164th Avenue SE, Covington, WA
Free parking is available in the school parking lot.

DIRECTIONS

  • Des Moines exit (#149 off I-5 southbound, #149A off I-5 northbound).
  • At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn east onto Kent-Des Moines Road.
  • Proceed down the hill. Go through Meeker street intersection, Washington Avenue intersection and continue until the road dead-ends onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Smith Street.
  • At the top of the hill the road will "Y". Stay left on 256th and go straight through the light.
  • Proceed for approximately 4.5 miles.
  • Turn right at the light onto 164th Avenue SE. Kentwood High School is on the left.
  • The first building on the right as you turn into the parking lot is the Performing Arts Center.
  • Free parking is available in school lot.