alumni community series

alumni community series

2024 - 2025 Season Information

Bring up the lights, set the mics, and open the doors for the return of the
Vincennes University Alumni Association Community Series!

All tickets are transferrable, but not refundable.


Season Ticket Adults Seniors 6-+ VU Employee or Retiree Student (VU/Other)
  $190 $175 $175 $100

Individual show tickets are on sale. All shows begin at 7:30pm EST

Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires “My Favorite Things:” Friday April 19, 2024 - Raised in Southern Illinois, steeped in the church choir, Ms. Paul was influenced by Gospel and Blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for jazz. Leif and Jaimee have had the privilege of performing for audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Some attendees have included a United States President, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, and Ambassadors. This is part of the current 2023-2024 season.

Artrageous: Thursday October 3, 2024 - The Artrageous show is different than anything you’ve ever experienced. Artistry, imagination and teamwork are the tools and Artrageous is the best place for your family and friends to come together for some pure, joyful, fun and creating lasting memories together!

America’s Sweethearts: Friday November 8, 2024 - These ladies have performed across the USA at iconic spaces honoring our veterans (the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the WASP Museum), large theatres and intimate cabaret venues, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmonies and colorful costumes.

Midtown Men: Friday December 13, 2024 - The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, will ring in the Christmas season this year with their "Holiday Hits" show. This evening will feature iconic Yuletide classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll hits of the 1960s. The popular vocal group will treat their audiences to the songs of The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and more! Come celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year" with these seasoned Broadway veterans!

Uptown: Friday February 28, 2025 - From New York City, the epicenter of contemporary Pop and Soul, Uptown is a group of men who combine the smooth stylings of R&B with the fresh hits of today. The perfect mix of Bruno Mars caliber stage presence with the vocals of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. You’ve never seen anything like Uptown!

Yacht Rock Gold Experience: Friday March 14, 2025 - Yacht Rock Gold brings all your favorite hits from the late 1970’s – early 1980’s to new generations of music fans. Celebrating the smooth sounds of the Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins and so much more!

“I Am, I Said” – Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond: Friday April 4, 2025 - “The vocals, musicianship and arrangements are quintessential Neil. If you are a Neil Diamond fan, this is a must-see. Our audiences were raving…!” - Tamara Erickson, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Call 812.888.4354 or visit the Alumni Office at the Louie O. Dayson Center at 1109 N. Third St. 

Please Consider Becoming a Sponsor or Joining Friends of the Arts!

There are several sponsorship levels which may include ticket packages. Contact Aaron Selby at the Alumni Office 812.888.4354.

Friends fo the Arts 

Encore Club Director's Club Spotlight Club Center Stage
$500+  $499 - $250 $24-$100 $99-$25

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History of the Alumni Community Series

From the 1982 book, Vincennes University in Transition, The Making of a Comprehensive Community College, by author Dr. Chelsea Lawlis: At the Feb. 17, 1952 meeting of the Vincennes University Board of Trustees, it was announced that the VU Alumni Association Executive Committee was planning for the 1952-53 school year a Marching Band Festival, a Homecoming celebration, two musical programs, and a “Spiritual Emphasis” observance. The two musical programs for the 1952-53 school year were the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Purdue Glee Club. The public was invited to all these events. The Marching Band Festival became an annual fall event and lasted for many years, featuring the IU Marching Hundred and later the Southern Illinois University Band. The festival of October 13, 1959, involved 20 bands and 1,200 band members. The evening programs came to be called the VU Community Series, a name suggested by J.H. Hill, assistant to VU President Isaac K. Beckes. Throughout its distinguished history, the Series was always sponsored by the VU Alumni Association, and later adopted the name VU Alumni Community Series.