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:

All Season Ticket orders for 2019-20 must be completed by Oct 21. Season tickets will not be available for purchase at any Season Event. Please contact PAC Director, Casey Jones for more information.  


Speak with a GCHS Fine Arts student about becoming a Season Event Series sponsors for 2019-20! Deadline is Sept 30


Our first Season Event is: 


2019-2020 Season Event Series

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center
is proud to present our Season Event series for the 2019-2020 school year:
October 26--Pops Concert
 November 16--You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical)
December 14--Candy Cane Classic
February 15--Sweetheart Serenade
April 25--Curtain Call 
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 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. It will also be presented on November 15th at 7 PM. Seating for this show will be General Admission, and no reservations will be accepted. Season Tickets will ONLY be honored at the November 16th, 7 PM performance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

PAC Calendar

August-December 2019

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

 20, VSA of KY exhibit reception, 4 pm-6 pm. Open to public.
27, GCHS student photos, 1st-4th blocks 

3, GCHS Guidance Sr and Jr Information Night for Parents and Students, 5:30 p.m.
23, GCHS Guidance Sophomore and Freshman Information Night for Parents and Students, 6 p.m.

 17, GCHS & GCMS Combined Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m.
21, Elementary Orchestra, 6 p.m.
24. River Valley AgCredit Ladies Banquet, 7 p.m. 
26, SEASON EVENT, Pops Concert, 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students/children.
29, Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular, 6:30 p.m. 

15, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students/children.
16, SEASON EVENT, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, 7 p.m. Admisson is $10 for adults, $5 for students/children.
20-22, GCHS Senior photos, in gallery 

 2, Elementary Band Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
5, GCMS Choir Winter Concert
9, Central Elementary presents, A Charlie Brown Christmas 
12, GCHS Orchestra Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
13, GCHS Choir Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. 
14, SEASON EVENT, Candy Cane Classic, 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students/children.
16, Elementary Orchestra Winter Concert, 6 p.m.
17, GCHS Band Winter Concert, 7 p.m. 


Season Event Tickets

Reserved seating for season events will be for Season Ticket holders only. All other seats are general admission and may be purchased at the ticket booth the evening of the performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors for gallery viewing will open at 6 p.m. 
Tickets prices: Adults - $6.00 ----  Students/Children - $3.00
Please note the general admission ticket prices for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be: Adults--$10.00 and Students/Children--$5.00. Season Ticket prices reflect this change.

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 - $34 ---- Students/Children - $17
There are two ways to reserve your tickets. You may download our Season Ticket Order Form under the "downloads" section of our website to print and return. Or complete your form online by clicking below. For faster processing of your eletronic order, please email to inform Mrs. Jones you have sent an order.

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: #independencebankpac
On Facebook: Independence Bank Performing Arts Center or @GravesCoPAC



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 471 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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