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Van Wert Federal Savings Bank Presents The Season Opener

van wert federal savings bank and the niswonger performing arts center in van wert ohio
Michael W. Smith arrives in Van Wert to perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on October 5 thanks in part to Van Wert Federal Savings Bank. The sold out concert will be shared with 1200 guests who have been listening to the inspiring and encouraging music of the contemporary Christian recording artist since the 80's. Presenting sponsor, Van Wert Federal Savings Bank has been a friend and supporting partner of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center since the inception of the build vision. The Grand Lobby is named in honor of their generous contributions that have helped bring six years worth of performers to the stage.
Pictured from left to right, with the statue likeness of benefactor, Scott M. Niswonger, is Jerry Beard, Niswonger Box Office Manager; Gary Clay, President and CEO of Van Wert Federal Savings Bank; and Tafi Stober, Niswonger Director of Marketing. Sincere gratitude is extended for the $3500 contribution of  support for the Michael W. Smith concert and for enabling the growth of the performing arts in the region. Van Wert Federal Savings Bank has made commitment to community a hallmark of their service.



IT'S AN EPIC WEEK AT THE NISWONGER. A Premier Concert Event and three featured Christmas events will be released for sale.

On Tuesday, September 10, tickets for the Sonos Handbell Ensemble will go on sale. With over 650 presale tickets sold, this holiday delight is certainly a popular family entertainment choice. Presented by Vancrest Health Care Centers, the Sonos Handbell Ensemble, a Community Concert Series event, will "ring" in the holiday season on Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 PM. The Sonos Handbell Ensemble from Berkely, California has thrilled audiences around the globe and will now bring their 20 years of show-stopping virtuosity to Northwest Ohio. Tickets are $20 and will be available for sale on Tuesday, September 10 at Noon. Supporting underwriters include Slusher's Jewelry,Stephanie DawnTaylor Auto Sales, Inc.Central Insurance CompaniesVan Wert Hospital, and Bob Evans of Van Wert.

He's a legendary entertainer and loves the Niswonger audience. Tony Orlando returns to Van Wert with Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are released for sale on Wednesday, September 11. Presented byTaylor Auto Sales, Inc., this Christmas season feature has proven to be in demand as nearly 600 presale tickets have been sold. Tony Orlando will bring music and laughter delivered with his incomparable energy, stage charisma and sheer musical talent. Introduce the family to a legend this Christmas. Tickets begin at $27 and go on sale Wednesday, September 11. Supporting sponsors are Willow Bend Country ClubFirst Financial BankTimes Bulletin Media and Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc.

Jazz sensation revered around the world, Dave Koz will bring his Friends for a night of grooving Christmas Jazz on Tuesday, December 10. This unbelievable night of music, presented by Koch Law Offices and the Jim Robideau Family on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM, is a rare regional appearance for this renowned jazz great. Tickets begin at $29 and are released for sale on Thursday, September 12 at noon. The Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of season favorites, led by multi-GRAMMY nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire, Dave Koz. Supporting sponsors are Dark Horse Production, the Rex Fortney Family, WANE TVThe Hubbard Company and Willow Bend Country Club.

The highly anticipated Premier Concert Event of the season, Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show, releases for sale on Friday, September 13 at noon. Kenn-Feld Group Inc, welcomes Country legend, Trace Adkins on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM. Trace is one of Country music's most accomplished entertainers. His trademark baritone voice has powered countless hits to the top of the charts. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is also a Celebrity Apprentice All-Star, spokesman for the Wound Warrior Program and American Red Cross and has completed 8 USO Tours. Adkins Christmas tour is a return to the intimate theater setting, where he is joined by his band, The Sarepta Gentlemen, a female vocalist and the range of instruments needed to deliver the carols in a reverent presentation. The band will also take a spin through Adkins' catalog of hits with all-new arrangements interpreted for this tour's unique presentation. This all comes to the Niswonger stage on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event is limited. Don't miss the ticket release on Friday, September 13 at noon. Supporting sponsors for the concert are T102Lee Kinstle GMYour Hometown Lima Stations, Van Wert Propane, Inc., Celina Moving & Storage, Inc.CakeCrazy,Willow Bend Country Club and US BANK.

The Niswonger Box Office, located at 10700 SR 118S in Van Wert, OH, is open Monday - Friday from noon - 4:00 PM. Call 419-238-6722 (NPAC) during box office hours. Tickets can be ordered online 24 hours a day at Ticket selections are limited. Mark calendars for event dates and don't miss the excitement of this season at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, "Where Inspiration Is Alive!"