November 18th @ 7:30 P.M.

Get ready for a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity.

 

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The Poncan Theatre Capital Campaign 

Greetings from the Poncan Theatre,
The Historical Poncan Theatre, 501(c)3, was built in 1927 and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1985. Next year, 2017, the Poncan will be celebrating its 90th birthday and is very much alive and serving the community. This beautiful venue is a large asset to the community and hosts a variety of shows such as live theatre, movies, concerts, wedding, conferences, Bison / Bison Film Festival, Ponca City Concert Series, Ponca City Arts & Humanities and Evan's Children's Academy of Performing Arts.

The theatre was closed from 1985 to 1994 due to financial difficulties. During this time there was consideration of tearing down the theatre and making it a parking lot. A large group of Ponca citizens, who had a love and passion to see the Poncan remain a part of the community, united together and with their gifts of goods and money and also many gave endless hours of hands-on labor, the Poncan was re-opened in 1994. Since 1994 it has remained a highly sought after venue for a variety of events.

It has been approximately 22 years since the last renovations took place at the theatre. Due to the continued use of a 90 year old building, there have been some repair issues that greatly need some attention for the Poncan to remain such a beautiful part of our community.

As we approach the 90th anniversary of the Poncan Theatre we are making plans for a great year of entertainment and making sure that many generations to come get to enjoy this facility.

We are inviting you to be a donor in making sure that the Historical Poncan Theatre will be a part of the Ponca City Community for next 90 years. The theatre is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. A commitment has been made to the Poncan Theatre that all donations will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thank you for your consideration,
 
The mission of the 1927 Historical Poncan Theatre is to help enrich the entertainment of persons / families and to broaden their appreciation of the arts.



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If you have any questions please call The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

Updated: October 9, 2016

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Get Ready For A High Energy Show

 

Steelwind, Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road

The Poncan Theatre welcomes all-original Steelwind bluegrass with the acclaimed Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road on Saturday, November 18th in Ponca City. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: call 580-765-0943 or visit The Poncan Theatre box office.

Steelwind

The friendship of co-songwriters, Blake Parks and Michael Henneberry, continues to fuel their creative force in writing their all-original bluegrass songs with tight harmonies and soulful instrumentation. Their first album, The Sound of a Train, was released in 2010, and their latest album, F5, released April 2016. From playing intimate listening rooms to performing at major festivals, these Oklahoma songwriters are making a name for themselves.

Based out of Oklahoma City, Steelwind consists of Blake Parks on fiddle and vocals, Michael Henneberry on guitar and vocals, Joel Parks on banjo and vocals, Adam Davis on dobro, Jim Paul Blair on mandolin, and Kenny Parks on the ol’ upright bass.

Kyle Dillingham & the Horseshoe Road Band

Get ready for a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity. With an eclectic musical style ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz to Western Swing, Country, Rock and Gospel, Horseshoe Road blends them into an earthy genre of music they call, Heartland Acoustic. Full of
surprises, the group's passion for music can be seen in their performance.

Horseshoe Road is the 2011 International Acoustic Music Award winner in the Bluegrass/Country category.

In 2008, Horseshoe Road completed a U.S. Embassy sponsored tour of Thailand, which commemorated the 175th anniversary of relations between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand. It was the first time an American band had ever performed in four of the five cities they toured.

They celebrated Oklahoma’s centennial internationally through their performances with a tour of Japan and Thailand. They also filmed a documentary of this tour as an official OK Centennial Project, and performed 32 shows at the 2000 Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Expo at the Oklahoman Stage.

Opening for the Oak Ridge Boys was one of the many highlights of 2012, as well as the Charlie Daniels Band in 2013. Kyle and Horseshoe Road were selected by the U.S. State Department for a month-long world tour through Taiwan, South Korea, Burma and Russia as part of their American Music Abroad program. Out of 300 bands nationwide, Horseshoe Road was one of 12 chosen for the 2012-2013 season. In 2014, they were selected again
for a 16-day tour of Liberia, which included a performance for the President of Liberia celebrating U.S. and Liberian relations.

 

Kyle Dillingham

World renowned fiddle sensation and Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador, Kyle Dillingham, heads the band and has performed his magic in over 30 countries, which has electrified and energized audiences around the world. The Enid native picked up the violin when he was nine, and eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Though he had an attractive offer to continue in Nashville, Kyle always believed that his musical talents could serve Oklahoma best by staying in Oklahoma.

He was a featured performer for the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, Singapore’s National Day Celebration, and he was televised throughout all of China. A frequent visitor to Washington D.C, he has performed for the Japanese, Thai, Romanian, and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors, to name a few. He has also performed with Roy Clarke and Hank Thompson.

Kyle has played for over a hundred charity events in Oklahoma and performed for the launching of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Centre for Global Competency where he took the stage with National Geographic Journalist, Lisa Ling. Kyle was also featured as part of the Memorial Thank You Concert in Oklahoma City along with Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb and Toby Keith. Kyle received a standing ovation from the sold out Ford Center that night.

Honored by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, Kyle is the 2009 recipient of the Governor's Arts Award, acknowledging his life's work as a violinist, vocalist and musical ambassador for the state of Oklahoma and for his gift to connect with people throughout the world.

Kyle is one of the Journal Record’s Achievers under 40; an elite list of selected young Oklahoma’s making a difference in our state. He is also one of OKC Biz and Oklahoma Magazine’s top 40 under 40 class. As a Creativity Ambassador, he performed as a part of the Creativity World Forum in 2010 and received a medal of honor, along with other Oklahoma greats such as Jimmy Webb, Leona Mitchell and Hanson.

 

 

 

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