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Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism

March 3, 2011


Cultural series has seen success with past performances by Michael Grimm, Alpin Hong, Lukas Nelson and more
The City of Henderson is expanding its signature ArtBeat presented by Target series with the addition of a new art and music experience for the 2011 season, beginning in April. The activities will take place from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., prior to the existing program, which starts at 8 p.m. in the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District, with a performance by a featured headlining act.
“We are thrilled to work with the Water Street District businesses in the development of this new ArtBeat component,” said Andrea Primo, Director of the Cultural Arts & Tourism Department. “The additions are a great opportunity to strengthen the local arts scene in Henderson, working our way to become a premier city.”
The enhancements include local musicians, bands and choral groups performing prior to the featured ArtBeat act. In addition, various painters, sculptors, craftsmen and other artists and exhibitors will be displayed at the Henderson Events Plaza.
ArtBeat presented by Target is Henderson’s signature cultural arts series. Since its inception in 2009, the event has hosted over 30 performances. In just a short time span, over 10,000 people have enjoyed a variety of acts ranging from theatre productions and piano recitals to country, rock & roll and jazz concerts. In fact, many musicians, including current stars like America’s Got Talent winner, Michael Grimm, as well as sons and daughters of famous performers like Lukas Nelson, the son of legendary country artist, Willie Nelson, and Lucy Walsh, the daughter of Eagles guitarist, Joe Walsh, have graced the stage at ArtBeat.
Additionally, ArtBeat has welcomed many returning artists including world-renown pianist, Alpin Hong, who, not only has played at ArtBeat twice, but has played at other Henderson venues, as well as participated in several educational outreach programs in local schools. Other shows have featured local favorites, The FAB and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, as well as popular 80s singers including Colin Hay from Men at Work and The Fixx’s Cy Curnin.
ArtBeat is made possible through a generous grant provided by Target. The grant program is part of ongoing efforts by the corporation to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given five percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that translates to more than $3 million every week.
The ArtBeat presented by Target series will kick of the 2011 spring season, Friday, April 1 with a performance by Jake Shimabukuro, a revolutionary ukulele virtuoso. Future dates include April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24.
For more information about ArtBeat presented by Target, visit or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter at HendersonLive.
The City of Henderson supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advanced notice may be necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. For full telephone, use Relay Nevada by dialing 7-1-1.
About the City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism
The City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism is dedicated to creating and promoting innovative events, entertainment, programming and venues that celebrate diverse cultural arts, enhance tourism, involve and serve the community and enrich the economic and cultural fabric of Henderson.

The Henderson Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Events Plaza are all managed by the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism.

For additional information on our programs and entertainment, please contact us directly at (702) 267-2171. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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