The Performing Arts Series will kick off with an exciting start with The Willis Clan in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The Willis Clan rose to national fame when they made it into the final rounds of America’s Got Talent, Season 9. This family of 12 siblings from Nashville have performed regularly on the Grand Ole Opry stage along with some of the biggest names in country music. They’re performances are grounded in their Irish roots. The clan placed in the top five at the World Championships of Irish Dance in 2013 and won the World Championships of Irish Music in 2012. They’ve branched out into performing many musical genres including bluegrass, country and pop in addition to Irish and have released three original albums. The family stars in their own reality series, The Willis Family, on TLC.
The 2016-2017 Performing Arts Series is presented courtesy of First Community Bank and UACCB. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at First Community Bank branch locations and UACCB. For more information, call 870-612-2040.