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TPAC Marks 40th Anniversary with a Free, Virtual Celebration on Feb. 20

Featuring performances by Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera and Nashville Rep, plus special guests Susan Egan, Diana DeGarmo and Hatty King.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will present a free, virtual 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 20, as a thank you for more than four decades of generous community support for its nonprofit mission.

Produced by award-winning director Matt Logan and filmed by MA2LA at TPAC, the celebration is hosted by actress Tamiko Robinson Steele and features performances from Nashville BalletNashville Opera and Nashville Repertory Theatre, plus special guest appearances by Tony Award-nominee Susan Egan, actress and recording artist Diana DeGarmo, Spotlight Award-winner Hatty King, and more.

The virtual benefit also includes a special anniversary message from Florida Georgia Line.

Though the 40th Anniversary Celebration is free to view, TPAC supporters can pre-purchase at-home gourmet dinner and appetizer packages from Juniper Green with proceeds going to TPAC’s Forward! Recovery Fund, created during the extended shutdown to help TPAC recover from this unprecedented period and continue to offer the best performing arts, education and community engagement programs to Middle Tennessee in the years ahead. For more information, visit TPAC.ORG/Celebrate.

A celebration of TPAC’s 40-year history of serving our community with world-class performing arts and life-changing arts programs, the virtual event will provide a vision of hope for the organization’s future success.

“The role of a performing arts center in its community has changed dramatically over the last 40 years. In that time, TPAC has grown from a touring roadhouse to a cultural catalyst, from a conventional campus to a leader in arts education for students and teachers across the state,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. “As we celebrate 40 years of rich arts experiences with our invaluable resident companies and special guests, we also prepare to chart a new course for the years ahead; one guided by renewed commitments to purposeful programming, support for local arts organizations, robust community engagement, expansive arts education opportunities and using the arts’ unique power to bring people together in a more fair and equitable society.”

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.