Performing Arts Center


Performing Arts Center

What is the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center?

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center (the PAC) is a District facility of Graves County Schools. Though located at the corner of Graves County High School, the PAC serves each of our 7 elementary schools in addition to GCHS, GCMS, and Gateway Academy. We host numerous training events, meetings, and seminars throughout the year, but the heart of the PAC is our Fine Arts students and staff. The yearly calendar will feature many free, public concerts and performances, including our middle school, and elementary schools, though it is utilized most often by our GCHS Fine Arts department. Ensembles from the high school include: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Music Theater, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Drama, Forensics team, and many others! Keep up with the PAC on social media for frequent updates on upcoming events. You may also view our list of Season Events, and calendar dates below. We would love to see you!

Special Announcements:

  We would like to thank all of our Season Event Series sponsors, and season ticket holders for 2018-19! We greatly appreciate your support of the Arts in Graves County. We look forward to sharing our plans for 2019-20 in the near future!

2018-2019 Season Event Series

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center
is proud to present our Season Event series for the 2018-2019 school year:
October 27--Pops Concert
 November 17--GCHS Fine Arts Dept presents,The Wizard of Oz (musical)
December 15--Candy Cane Classic (Holiday Concert)
February 16--Sweetheart Serenade
April 27--Curtain Call (Fine Arts Dept. Collaboration) 
All Season Events begin at 7 PM. Ticket booth and theater doors open at 6:30 PM.
We thank you for remembering food or drink of any kind is not allowed in the PAC.
Note: There will be an additional performances of the Musical. It will also be presented on November 16th at 7:00 PM. Seating for this show will be General Admission, and no reservations will be accepted. Season Tickets will ONLY be honored at the November 17th, 7:00 PM performance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

PAC Calendar

April and May 2019

(All events are free, except those marked Season Event or otherwise noted)

15, Central Elementary 4th grade drama presents, "Winnie the Poo", 6 pm
16, GCHS Choir Spring Concert, 7 pm
20, GCHS Drama presents, "Almost History: That Whole Space-Time Continuum Thing", 7 pm. 
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students
22, GC Percussion Concert, 7 pm 
23, GCHS STOP Club Parent Class, 6 pm 
25, GCMS Choir Spring Concert, 6:30 pm
27, SEASON EVENT, Curtain Call, 7 pm
28, GCHS FFA Banquet
29, GC Elementary Orchestra, 6 pm
30. GC Elementary and GCMS Band Concert, 7 pm

2, GCHS Band Concert, 7 pm
3, GCHS JROTC Awards Banquet, 6 pm 
4, GCHS Prom Grand March, 7:30 pm
5, Mayfield/Graves Co Rotary Club Scholarship Award Ceremony, 3 pm
7, GCMS Drama Club presents, "Charlotte's Web" 6:30 pm, Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12
9, GCMS Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm
10, GCHS Musical Theater Spring Show, 6:30 pm. Admission is $5
14, GCHS Orchestra Graduation Concert, 7 pm


Season Event Tickets

You may contact the Performing Arts Center Director in advance to reserve seating for any Season Event, up to the day before the event. Seating reservations will not be accepted the day of any performance. Reserved tickets will be held at our Will Call window (at the ticket booth) for pick up. Reserved tickets that have not been paid for will be held at Will Call until 10 minutes prior to the performance. Currently, we accept cash or check for forms of payment.
Tickets prices: Adults - $6.00 ----  Students/Children - $3.00

 If you want to ensure you have the best seats each time you attend, support the PAC by purchasing Season Tickets. Being a Season Ticket holder means you will choose your seat(s) at the time of purchase and they will be yours for the duration of the season. It will save you time! Present your Season Ticket pass to the usher and avoid the ticket booth lines! Not only does it equal convenience for you, but your pledge of support for the entire season means a great deal to our students and staff. Pricing:
Season Tickets: Adults - $30 ---- Students/Children - $15
There are two ways to reserve your tickets. You may download our Season Ticket Order Form below under the "downloads" section, to print and return. Or NEW this year, complete your form online by clicking here:  Season Ticket Online Order Form

Contact Information

We greatly appreciate the support of our patrons. We would love to hear from you! If you would like to share about your experience at a recent performance, or would like to make a request for guest artists or programming in the future, please contact us. We would also be thrilled if you would connect with us on social media. We update often regarding events in the PAC via social media. We would love to see photos you capture during performances, or to hear about your favorite performance. It's also an opportunity for you to offer encouragement to our students and staff. Our accounts are listed below--so be sure "like", "tag," and/or "follow" the PAC this season!
Casey Jones, Director
Independence Bank Performing Arts Center
Cell: (270) 970-3416
Office: (270) 328-4824
Find us on social media!
On Twitter or Periscope:
On Instagram: #gravescountypac
On Facebook: Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center or @GravesCoPAC
On Flickr: gravescountypac


To find the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center, located at Graves County High School:
Click here for directions from Paducah, KY
Click here for directions from Murray, KY

Sponsor the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

Are you a business or invidiual who would like to further the Arts?

Do you believe in the Arts? Would you like to help inspire the next generation of musicians, artist and actors? If so, then consider partnering with the PAC. The first way you can partner with the PAC is by becoming a Season Event Sponsor. Businesses or individuals do so by purchasing an ad in our Season Event program, that is distributed at each Season Event. In addition to the possibility of over 470 people seeing your generous support in our program during our 5 Season Events, you will also receive your business/individual name on our sponsor signs placed in the PAC. Our busy calendar schedule means thousands of feet pass through the PAC from our community and state. Ad packages range from $35-$100. Your support helps a great deal! If you are a business or individual who would like to offer more substantial support for the PAC, please contact our PAC Director for more information on how you can help!

Rental Information

Host your next event at the PAC!

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center (PAC) is centrally located in the counties of Western Kentucky. The PAC comprises a 477 seated theatre surrounded by a beautiful gallery area in which different visual art shows are featured monthly. As well as providing a venue for performances of all varieties the PAC can also serve as a venue for readings, presentations, recitals, training, seminars, and other events.

For rental information, please contact:
Casey Jones, Director
Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

Photos from the PAC

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