Since taking over programming at Center for the Arts last fall, promoter Shannon McCormick has worked hard to make the theater a better venue for rock music.
Although the acoustics are excellent and the space inviting, the center traditionally has drawn an older, sit-down audience. Production costs are high, and tickets have been expensive.
Still, McCormick has searched to find bands new to Jackson while holding prices lower, and although the names may not be familiar, fans left raving, for example, after last week’s performance by Ruthie Foster.
Tonight the center presents Civil Twilight, an ensemble originally from South Africa but based in Nashville. The group played the Bonnaroo and Voodoo festivals last year and has opened for Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World, Bush and Florence & The Machine.
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