The Pines Theater 2016 season continues Thursday, February 11, when acclaimed Contemporary Christian singer Sandi Patty kicks off her year-long farewell tour, “World Vision Presents Sandi Patty’s Forever Grateful Tour,” with a sold-out performance in downtown Lufkin. Special guests Veritas will open.
Because the Thursday night show is sold out, The Pines has partnered with Patty to open up her dress rehearsal to the public on Wednesday, February 10. Patty’s dress rehearsal begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $35 for floor seats and $30 for balcony seats. Call 936-633-0349 today to purchase tickets or go to www.visitlufkin.com.
“This one truly will be a night to remember,” said Tara Watson-Watkins, executive director of the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and artistic director for The Pines. “Sandi Patty is one of the most beloved singers of all time, and she’s chosen to begin the final tour of her career here in Lufkin. This is an event you absolutely don’t want to miss.”
Over the course of her illustrious career, Patty has won five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards and 40 Dove Awards, and she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004. She has released more than 30 albums, including her latest, “Everlasting,” and she has three platinum records, five gold records and eleven million units sold.
Sandi was introduced to the world when she performed The Star Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Virtually overnight she became one of the country’s best-loved performers. She has performed her version of the national anthem at “A Capitol Fourth” with the National Symphony, the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel, and ABC’s Fourth of July Special.
While her thirty-year career is heavily rooted in the gospel music industry, Patty has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She also headlined the title role in sold out performances of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, co-starring Tony Award winner Gary Beach in January 2012.
The Pines Theater’s 2016 season continues March 8 with The Music City Hit-Makers, a group of elite Nashville songwriters who perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they’ve penned for today’s most iconic country stars.