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High Plains Arts Council Receives Grant, Announces 35th Season


September 8, 2022 | View PDF

The High Plains Arts Council recently announced that it has been awarded a $9,818 Basic Support Grant from the Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) for its 2022-2023 season.

“The High Plains Arts Council contributes a great deal to advancement fo the arts in Sidney,” said NAC Executive Director Suzanne Wise. “We commend the work being done by the organizations such as HPAC because the arts are important to the education and quality of life for all Nebraskans.”

HPAC President Carrie Brown thanked the NAC for its support of local programs.

“We are honored to receive this grant and appreciate the Nebraska Arts Council's continued support,” Brown said. “Their generosity has made it possible for us to bring quality performing artists to Sidney while keeping our prices remarkably low. Our hard-working volunteers have planned an exciting 35th season and we look forward to bringing high-caliber entertainment and outreach opportunities to our community.”

Dallas Brass, one of America's foremost musical ensembles, will kick off the 2022-2023 season Saturday, Sept. 17. While in Sidney, Dallas Brass will continued an afternoon workshop with music students from area high schools wo will joi them on stage at that evening's concert. Then on Saturday. October 1, Juli Burney will bring her comedic/motivational performance to Sidney. Through improvisation and storytelling, Julie helps audiences rediscover the joy in life. Later that month, on Thursday, October 27, Catapult, the world's premier shadow dance company, as featured on America's Got Talent, will amaze the audience with its unique performance which uses shadow illusion to expand reality.

In November, artist-in-residence Steve Tamayo, a member of the Lakota tribe, will conduct a weeklong residency of interactive workshops in American history and native American culture for Sidney's four grade students.

Mark Carrick Collective will be on stage Wednesday, December 21. She will help the local audience celebrate the season with her Silver Bells and Candy Canes show featuring festive holiday music.

The Missoula Children's Theatre will follow with their delightful production of ?Aladdin. Try-outs will be January 30, with the evening performance on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Popular demand will bring Cowboy Brad and his TropiCowboy band back to Sidney on Friday, March 3 for a musical tribute to John Denver.Then on Friday, April 28, Pippa White and Vince Learned will bring “I Can't Give You Anything But Songs,” a music performance that is “part theature, part storytelling and part history” about Dorothy Fields who wrote lyrics for more than 400 popular Broadway songs from 1926 to 1972. Rounding out the season will be a concert by master guitarist David Boye on Friday, May 12, at Beans & Steams Coffee House. This will be a private event for season ticket holders.

The High Plains Arts Council is a non-profit organization served by dedicated volunteers. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month and the public is invited to attend. For more information, come to a show, stop by the Chamber office, or call Carrie Brown at 308-250-1065.

The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), a state agency, provides grants, services and special incentives that help sustain and promote the arts throughout Nebraska. NAC is support by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more, visit


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