Posted 12 Aug 2013
Tickets to Don McLean's performance Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock are now available exclusively from the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation.
McLean, legendary singer-songwriter, is best known for his 1971 classic "American Pie" – voted No. 5 in the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and National Endowment for the Arts. The elegiac piece, inspired by the tragic death of Buddy Holly, created a lasting a pop culture phenomenon. In the years that followed, McLean's career was supported by a variety of enduring folk music hits, including "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)," "Crying" and "Castles in the Air." Now a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, McLean remains a consummate performer and has earned more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.
The Arkansas PBS Foundaion is the exclusive outlet for Don McLean tickets, which range from $50 to $100. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and ticket reservation forms are available at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or by calling 1-800-662-2386.
This concert is a fundraiser for the Arkansas PBS Foundaion, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.
Prior to the event, viewers may also enjoy the singer's performance in "Don McLean – American Troubadour," Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8:30 p.m. on AETN. The program repeats Sunday, Aug. 11, at 5 p.m.
The Arkansas PBS Foundaion exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundaion builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.