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College Production:
Mattie Kelly Arts Center - View our New Video Tour - 2017

Artist Series:
AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER - Arts Center 20th Anniversary & NFSO 30th Season Joint Special Event

Art Gallery:
ART EXHIBIT: 20th Anniversary - Premiere of New Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

Art Gallery:
ART EXHIBIT: Walter Perrott Photography

Broadway Series:
PIPPIN - Broadway Series- National Tour

School Show:
The Lightning Thief

College Production:
Classical Guitar Recital - Stephen Robinson

Broadway Series:
42nd STREET- National Tour

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Artist Series

February 11, 2017 Mainstage
$35 w/ season & group discounts available

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A musical celebration of the 1970's -- hit-by-hit -- in an amazing tribute to the music of Billy Joel and Elton John! Featuring Dove Award and Canadian Juno Award nominee, recording artist Jim Witter and his sizzling band from Montreal!

Coming to Florida's Emerald Coast for the 2016-2017 national touring season at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville as part of the center's gala 20th Anniversary season!

Ticket are $35 each and available exclusively from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office (850) 729-6000 or online

Group discount for 10 or more: $30. Season packages 10% discount.

Award winning Canadian recording artist Jim Witter and his band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with “Your Song” and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters!

Utilizing spectacular visuals on a giant screen behind Witter and his band, we return to the newspaper headlines, the automobiles, the people, the events, the toys and even the TV shows that shaped a decade. Along the way, the sounds of “My Life”, “Candle in the Wind”, “Rocket Man”, “Just the Way You Are”, and many more classic hits create an evening that’s so much fun, you won’t want it to end. By the time you hit 1979, you’re begging these musicians to move back to 1970 and start all over again.

With Witter at the grand piano and his incredibly talented band mates, the music is not an attempt to “recreate” or “mimic” the evening’s long list of familiar hits. Instead, Witter unleashes his golden tenor on hit after hit to recreate fully-formed mental and emotional return visits to specific landmarks in a pop culture timeline.

If you can remember where you were when Elvis may have died, this show’s for you.

If you can smell the interior of your 1973 VW Beetle, you’ll recognize every song.

And if you still have your bell-bottom jeans and Puma running shoes, then you probably need more help than Witter can provide…!

Now in it’s 15th year of touring, “The Piano Men” has enjoyed sold-out performances, return engagements and rave reviews in theatres across North America, Great Britain and Dubai. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip down memory lane!

Click here to see a 6 min. video of all the season's 10 national touring Broadway/Artist shows and two Special Anniversary Events!