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What is the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center?

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center (the PAC) is a District facility of Graves County Schools. Though located at the corner of Graves County High School, the PAC serves each of our 7 elementary schools in addition to GCHS, GCMS, and Gateway Academy. We host numerous training events, meetings, and seminars throughout the year, but the heart of the PAC is our Fine Arts students and staff. The yearly calendar will feature many free, public concerts and performances, including our middle school, and elementary schools, though it is utilized most often by our GCHS Fine Arts department. Ensembles from the high school include: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Music Theater, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Drama, Forensics team, and many others! Keep up with the PAC on social media for frequent updates on upcoming events. You may also view our list of Season Events, and calendar dates below. We would love to see you!


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Special Announcements:

Special Announcement:


Due to the need for social distancing, our last season event of 2019-2020, Curtain Call, has been cancelled. To our season ticket holders: Please inform PAC Director, Casey Jones, whether you prefer to donate your Curtain Call tickets to the IBPAC, or if you’d like to seek a refund. You may contact Casey at (270) 970-3416 or casey.jones@graves.kyschools.us with your choice.

We would like to thank all of our guests and sponsors for your support and attendance during the 2019-2020 season event series. It is always our pleasure to share the Fine Arts with Graves County. May each of you stay safe and well!



2019-2020 Season Event Series


The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

is proud to present our Season Event series for the 2019-2020 school year:



October 26--Pops Concert

 November 16--You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (musical)

December 14--Candy Cane Classic

February 15--Sweetheart Serenade

April 25--Curtain Call 


All Season Events begin at 7 PM. Ticket booth and theater doors open at 6:30 PM.

We thank you for remembering food or drink of any kind is not allowed in the PAC.


Note: There will be an additional performances of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. It will also be presented on November 15th at 7 PM. Seating for this show will be General Admission, and no reservations will be accepted. Season Tickets will ONLY be honored at the November 16th, 7 PM performanceThank you for your patience and understanding.

PAC Calendar

January to May 2020

(All events are free, except those marked Season Event or otherwise noted)


 12, GCHS Football Banquet, 1:30 p.m.

17, GCHS Orchestra Side by Side event, Concert @ 4:30 p.m. 

 27, Visit from MSU President, Dr. Jackson, 10 a.m.

27, GC Elementary Band Concert, 6 p.m.

31, Superbowl of Sound, 6 p.m. 


 7, GCHS Prom Fashion Show

15, SEASON EVENT, Sweetheart Serenade, 7 p.m., Season tickets honored. Adults $6, Students/children $3

hearts serenade logo 

 27, Central Elementary 5/6 grade drama presents, "Junie B. Jones, The Musicial, Jr.", 6 pm


 5, GCHS FFA Regional Event

6, String Explosion Concert, 4 p.m.

 13, Sedalia Elementary, "I Need a Vacation", 12:30 p.m.

17, Central Elementary Fairytale Ball, 10 a.m.

 27, GCHS Drama performance, 7 p.m.

30, GCHS Orchestra Preview Contest Concert, 6:30 p.m. 


14, GC Elementary Orchesra, 6 p.m. 

17, Central Elementary 4th grade

18 & 19, Broadway Dance Recital

23, GC Percussion Concert, 7 p.m.

25, SEASON EVENT, Curtain Call, 7 p.m. Season tickets honored. Adults $6, Students/Children $3 

26, GCHS FFA Banquet

27, GCMS Choir Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.

28, GCHS Choir Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.

30, GCHS Band Spring Concert, 7 p.m. 


1, GCHS JROTC Awards Banquet, 6 p.m.

2, Broadway Dance recital

3, GC Rotary Club Scholarship Awards, 2 p.m. 

5, GC Elementary Band Spring Concert, 7 p.m.

7, GCMS Orchestra Concert, 6:30 p.m.

8, GCHS Musical Theater Spring Review, 6:30 p.m. Admission $5. 

12, GCHS Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.




Season Event Tickets

Reserved seating for season events will be for Season Ticket holders only. All other seats are general admission and may be purchased at the ticket booth the evening of the performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors for gallery viewing will open at 6 p.m. 


Tickets prices: Adults - $6.00 ----  Students/Children - $3.00

Please note the general admission ticket prices for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be: Adults--$10.00 and Students/Children--$5.00. Season Ticket prices reflect this change.

If you want to ensure you have the best seats each time you attend, support the PAC by purchasing Season Tickets. Being a Season Ticket holder means you will choose your seat(s) at the time of purchase and they will be yours for the duration of the season. It will save you time! Present your Season Ticket pass to the usher and avoid the ticket booth lines! Not only does it equal convenience for you, but your pledge of support for the entire season means a great deal to our students and staff. Pricing:


Season Tickets: Adults - $34 ---- Students/Children - $17


There are two ways to reserve your tickets. You may download our Season Ticket Order Form under the "downloads" section of our website to print and return. Or complete your form online by clicking below. For faster processing of your eletronic order, please email casey.jones@graves.kyschools.us to inform Mrs. Jones you have sent an order.

Season Ticket Online Order Form

Contact Information

We greatly appreciate the support of our patrons. We would love to hear from you! If you would like to share about your experience at a recent performance, or would like to make a request for guest artists or programming in the future, please contact us. We would also be thrilled if you would connect with us on social media. We update often regarding events in the PAC via social media. We would love to see photos you capture during performances, or to hear about your favorite performance. It's also an opportunity for you to offer encouragement to our students and staff. Our accounts are listed below--so be sure "like", "tag," and/or "follow" the PAC this season!


Casey Jones, Director

Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

Office: (270) 328-4824

Email: casey.jones@graves.kyschools.us


Find us on social media!


On Twitter or Periscope:Follow @GravesCoPAC

On Instagram: #independencebankpac

On Facebook: Independence Bank Performing Arts Center or @GravesCoPAC




To find the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center, located at Graves County High School:


Click here for directions from Paducah, KY


Click here for directions from Murray, KY



Sponsor the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

Are you a business or indvidiual who would like to further the Arts?

Do you believe in the Arts? Would you like to help inspire the next generation of musicians, artist and actors? If so, then consider partnering with the PAC. The first way you can partner with the PAC is by becoming a Season Event Sponsor. Businesses or individuals do so by purchasing an ad in our Season Event program, that is distributed at each Season Event. In addition to the possibility of over 470 people seeing your generous support in our program during our 5 Season Events, you will also receive your business/individual name on our sponsor signs placed in the PAC. Our busy calendar schedule means thousands of feet pass through the PAC from our community and state. Ad packages range from $35-$100. Your support helps a great deal! If you are a business or individual who would like to offer more substantial support for the PAC, please contact our PAC Director for more information on how you can help!

Rental Information

Host your next event at the PAC!

The Independence Bank Performing Arts Center (PAC) is centrally located in the counties of Western Kentucky. The PAC comprises a 471 seated theatre surrounded by a beautiful gallery area in which different visual art shows are featured monthly. As well as providing a venue for performances of all varieties the PAC can also serve as a venue for readings, presentations, recitals, training, seminars, and other events.

For rental information, please contact:

Casey Jones, Director

Independence Bank Performing Arts Center

Photos from the PAC

Orchestra Purple Haze

Orchestra Purple Haze
During Curtain Call 2016, Orchestra rocks out to "Purple Haze."

Concert Band MIOS

Concert Band MIOS
Concert Band prepares for Music In Our Schools 2016.

Chamber Choir MIOS

Chamber Choir MIOS
Our Chamber Choir rehearses for Music In Our Schools 2016.

Belle--Felicity Spurgeon

Beauty and the Beast

Babette, Mollie Beck

Superbowl of Sound 2018

GCMS Seussical Jr

Curtain Call 2018

The Lion King Kids

Anne of Green Gables

Orchestra Purple Haze

Concert Band MIOS

Chamber Choir MIOS

My Fair Lady 2016

GC's Got Talent 2015

PAC Downloads