alumni community series

Alumni Community Series

2023 - 2024 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 TicketAdultsSeniors 6-+VU Employee or RetireeStudent (VU/Other)


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

The Texas Tenors: Friday September 29, 2023 – The most successful group and third highest selling artist in the history of America’s Got Talent!  Since 2009 they have released 5 studio albums, 2 PBS Specials, multiple singles, and have earned the distinction of being Billboard Magazine’s #10 Classical Artist in the World.

The Starlets: Friday October 6, 2023 - Inspired by iconic girl groups The Ronettes, The Angels, The Shirelles and TheSupremes, The Starlets take you on a musical journey through the 50’s & 60’swhen radio was dominated by Pop, Doo-Wop, R&B and Motown.

The Grass Roots: Friday December 8, 2023 - Since their formation The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots.

Night Fever – A Tribute to The Bee Gees: Friday March 1, 2024 - "Night Fever"-The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of the Bee Gees in the world. This all Canadian cast has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees.

Steve Lippia & The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra – Simply Swinging’ Great American Crooners: Saturday March 16, 2024 - This is a rich, powerful, world-class show by one of America’s best interpreters of the “Popular American Songbook,” Steve Lippia accompanied by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. It features well-known, beloved classics made famous by the greatest popular singer of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra.

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.


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.

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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.