Focus on Community/Arts
Country Star Joe Nichols to Perform at TPAC

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

WYE MILLS - There is something new and exciting happening on the Delmarva Peninsula. Giant Productions, which is sponsoring the Gretchen Wilson concert at the Wicomico Civic Center, is gearing up to supply local residents with first class entertainment. Joe Nichols, whose song "Bronkenheartsville" hit No. 1, is coming to Chesapeake College. This three-time Grammy nominee will be performing on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Todd Performing Arts Center (TPAC) at Chesapeake College.

Joe Nichols was born with classic country in his heart. Perhaps he sums it up best; "It´s like dreaming of becoming a fireman, or anything else: You want to be great at something. For me, it was country music; that was what I cared about. It´s like growing up with certain foods, or a favorite blanket, or shirt, or fabric: Later on, you want to re-identify with whatever it is more than anything else." Even as his career was on the move- Joe Nichols played at the Grand Ole Opry every available Saturday night. Soon after his career took off, he was invited to open for Alan Jackson on his 2003 tour. The same year, Joe Nichols won the CMA Horizon award. Joe Nichols will sing his latest songs such as "What´s a Guy gotta do to Get a Girl in this Town" and his newest song "Tequila makes her clothes Fall Off".

The owners of Giant Productions are Lee Denny and Ted Creighton. Both are no strangers to the entertainment industry. Mr. Creighton was in the restaurant/ nightclub business for over 25 years and most recently has booked all the shows for Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, MD. Mr. Denny started his career as an entertainer before he went into the automobile industry and has always craved to be back on stage. While he will not be performing himself, he will be the MC for most of the shows.

Both Denny and Creighton have commented that they have been hearing complaints, from the locals, about lack of entertainment in the area. "We wanted to bring something to the area that was quality and affordable." They chose The Performing Arts Center (TPAC) at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills as one of the arenas. "It´s in a prime location and the theater is second to none."

Tickets for the show are $45. For more information, please call the TPAC box office at 410-827-5867.

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