UA-Pulaski Tech Announces CHARTS 2024-2025 Season

Performing arts shows just keep on coming.

UA-Pulaski Tech has announced its CHARTS Live 2024-2025 season with a diverse lineup of concerts and performances for the whole family.

The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) is located on UA-PTC’s main campus in North Little Rock and features a 90,000-square-foot facility with a 456-seat theater. Here, you can enjoy concerts, recitals, theater performances and more events, as well as an on-site art gallery.

The performing arts series begins in October and will continue through the spring of 2025. This new season will bring modern bluegrass, jazz, classic rock, classical and family-friendly fare to central Arkansas.

Without further ado, here’s the upcoming CHARTS LIVE lineup:

 

“Dino-Light”

Oct. 18

A famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. As seen on “America’s Got Talent,” this glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world. This family-friendly show will delight kids of all ages.

 

Credit: Arkansauce courtesy of UA-Pulaski Tech

Arkansauce

Oct. 26

Arkansauce blends “progressive newgrass” with the soul of the Ozarks. Their music is a joyful adventure of upbeat jams, thoughtful lyrics, driving rhythms and soulful grooves. Arkansauce evokes the rolling hills and raging rivers of their home state with the perfect balance of traditional bluegrass and progressive, genre-bending playfulness. Each member contributes to the storytelling, creating a sound that’s equally appealing to deep thinkers and barefoot dancers. 

 

US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

Nov. 17

Hear America’s Big Band live. The Jazz Ambassadors, the U.S. Army’s 19-piece jazz orchestra, brings the best of big band to the world. Concerts include classic big band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors. Don’t miss their free educational downloads and witness the future of jazz live.

 

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Jan. 25

Legends of country rock, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, are embarking on their farewell tour “When It Shines.” For over 50 years, they’ve captivated audiences with hits like “Jackie Blue” and “If You Wanna Get To Heaven.” This is your last chance to experience their electrifying blend of country, rock and bluegrass live. Sing along to classics, discover new fan favorites and witness a music legacy celebrated. 

 

No Tears Project Friday

Feb. 21

Experience The No Tears Project as they blend jazz with a powerful message of community outreach. Led by vocalist-songwriter Kelley Hurt and pianist-composer Christopher Parker, they honor civil rights heroes through music. The group’s repertoire is inspired by explorations into social equality and strives to create recognition as a precursor to reconciliation. Their new album “Humanitics” drops in 2025. Don’t miss this unique fusion of music and social justice.

 

Credit: Kelly Hicks Photography

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Cello Ensemble

March 6

Join the ASO cello section for a journey across continents and musical eras. This program, created by music director Geoffrey Robson, will explore unique repertoire in classical, avant-garde and pop styles. Zoom in on the rich and distinctive sound of 10 cellos, produced by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

(Show descriptions provided by UA-Pulaski Tech.)

Tickets for CHARTS Live go on sale June 19 and can be purchased here. Learn more about the series by visiting the CHARTS website, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest.

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