When it comes to his set-list, Las Vegas headliner Tony Pace makes no promises about what’s in store: the ranging repertoire changes from show to show.
That said, “The show is fast paced and I welcome your energy and enthusiasm throughout the entire journey. Enjoy the music, the laughs and the memories.”
Touring with Nashville-based Live on Stage, Pace will feature an array of songs (and impressions) when he steps into the spotlight of Kilgore College’s Dodson Auditorium at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 for the third show in Kilgore Community Concerts' 2017-2018 season. The local music association went back to the ‘70s and ‘80s with ABBA Fab in September then featured the comedy and classic sound of 3 Redneck Tenors in October.
The upcoming show kicks-off 2018 with an even broader slate of songs.
Opening the show, Pace chooses tunes that introduce the audience to his voice before he takes the group through a repertoire that illustrates the evolution of music.
“I incorporate clean humor throughout the show,” he says, “and it’s my hope that you participate in this musical comedy through the decades.”
Setting the musical lineup is a tentative plan at best: there are scores of songs on Pace’s set-list that can make an appearance during the production. He adapts the performance as the crowd responds.
“Since every audience is different, the show constantly changes as you cheer on your generation and decade,” the performer adds. “Whether you’re a Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer or from the Silent Generation, this show will have something for you. As we move through the decades, the more reaction from you for that decade, the more I do.
“I try to make sure no one is left out but remember it’s simply impossible to cover everything from 90 years of music in the time we have together.”
According to Pace, he typically closes his appearances with the music that brought him to the stage.
“I believe that in order to move forward you need to know where you came from,” he says. “For this reason, my last segment is to pay homage to those who were instrumental and influenced my career and performance style.”
Tickets for the show are currently on-sale online at KilgoreConcerts.com or from any Kilgore Community Concerts Association member. Season admission is $45, helping fund the current season and future KCCA productions. Tickets purchased at the door that Monday are $30 and students, as always, can attend the Jan. 22 show at no cost with school ID.
After Pace’s performance, KCCA’s final production of the 2017-2018 concert season will feature Kilgore ISD Director of Orchestras Tristan Roberts and a group of specially-recruited local musicians in a new Kilgore Chamber Orchestra. The show is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Dodson.
KCCA season tickets also gain admission to reciprocal concerts throughout the region. For more information about upcoming shows, log on to KilgoreConcerts.com.