RICHMOND — A shuttle service will be available in Danville, Lancaster and Lexington for those wishing to attend any events during the 2011-12 season of the EKU Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.
The center kicks off its inaugural season the evening of Sept. 24, with a concert at 8 p.m. by Kentucky native Wynonna Judd. Other performances this season include: Peter Frampton, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4; B.B. King, 8 p.m. Oct. 15; Willie Nelson, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Munich Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; Mannheim Steamroller, 8 p.m. Nov. 15; “Beauty and the Beast,” 7 p.m. Dec. 4; “Spamalot,” 8 p.m. Feb. 3; Garrison Keillor, 8 p.m. Feb. 14; Wynton Marsalis, 8 p.m. Feb. 25; Chris Botti, 8 p.m. March 1; Temptations and Four Tops, 8 p.m. April 14; Aretha Franklin, 8 p.m. April 28; “Riverdance,” 8 p.m. May 4, and many more.
In Danville, the shuttle will pick up passengers at EKU’s Danville Center in Danville Manor shopping center and at a to-be-determined site in Lancaster. In Lexington, the shuttle will pick up passengers at the Hilton Suites at Lexington Green. The shuttles will leave the Lexington and Danville sites 11⁄2 hours prior to each show and return immediately after each show. Those wishing to reserve seats on a shuttle must call the center in advance. The cost is $12 per person per round trip.
“It’s our pleasure to offer this shuttle service for convenience and for the total theater experience at our center,” said Debra Hoskins, executive director of the center. “It’s an easy and inexpensive way to attend performances, and a great way to get together with a group of friends, or to meet new ones.”
The center features a state-of-the-art, 2,100-seat Grand Hall, the largest such entertainment venue in central Kentucky.