As frustrating as the pandemic was, the folks in Coppell really had a reason to grouse. Here they had built the multi-purpose, state-of-the-art Coppell Arts Center with the goal of bringing all types of artistic talent to North Texas, and then COVID-19 hit, forcing postponements twice during the year.
Sorta funny when you think of it. Most openings have to be delayed due to construction problems, but the Center was raring to go and it was no-go.
Now, thanks to vaccinations, doors are once again being opened for performers and the Coppell leaders are putting out a three-day welcome mat — “Takeoff: Arts and Music Festival” — starting Thursday, September 9, with an “Art Sip and Stroll” through Old Town Coppell, concluding with a performance by Coppell’s resident companies in the Grove at the Center.
The following night will open with Matt Castillo followed by a concert by country singer Coffey Anderson.
But Saturday night is going to be a “for the girls” concert. No, it’s not for girls-only. Rather, Broadway sweetie Kristin Chenoweth will perform her “For the Girls” musical revue-style concert celebrating iconic female entertainers at 8 p.m. And, if you’ve ever heard Kristin, you know she can “wickedly” hit all the notes perfectly.
The weekend will conclude with “America’s Got Talent” finalist/”Phenomenon” winning magician Mike Super performing at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 12.
According to Coppell Mayor Wes Mays, “After a year of cancellations and frustrations, we are absolutely thrilled to open the doors of the Coppell Arts Center to the community to host Takeoff, which will highlight the best of the diverse programming the Center has to offer.”
Tickets range from $15 to $75 for Thursday night, $36 for Friday night, $195 for Saturday and $32 for Sunday. BTW, there are only 400 tickets available for Saturday night’s performance with the diminutive Kristin.
Proceeds from the event will go to sustaining and growing Coppell’s art collection and facilitating exhibits and events in the Center.
* Graphic/photo provided by Coppell Arts Center