Ultimate VIP Package Includes: Front row center stage seat, two drink tickets, a special gift and a meet & greet, $50.00 plus ticketing fees.
VIP Package Includes: Seats in rows 2-5, center stage and two drink tickets, $30.00 plus ticketing fees.
General Seating: These seats are available in rows 6 through 27, $20.00 plus ticketing fees.
ADA Handicap Accessible: These seats are located in row 13 on the left side. $20.00 Please call the box office to purchase these seats at 515-386-7754.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, Doors Open at 7 p.m., Show Starts at 8 p.m.
Twenty-Five years – a huge career accomplishment, especially in the music business. Aaron Tippin – who marks his silver anniversary as a recording artist this year – admits that he looks at his career longevity with a little bit of amazement.
“I think about it and go ‘Wow. What am I doing still here?’ I look at the flight that we took off in,” referring to his fellow newcomers at the time of his career launch. “A lot of them are gone, it seems. Some quit by choice. Some ran out from under it, but to be here twenty-five years doing it, I am the luckiest hillbilly that ever lived.”
Tippin says that nobody was any more surprised that he got an invitation to join the roster of Nashville powerhouse RCA back in 1990 than him. In fact, at the time he inked his deal, he had almost given up hope of success as a vocalist, concentrating on his budding career as a songwriter – with cuts from the likes of The Kingsmen, Mark Collie, and Charley Pride.
“I thought my chances were gone. I came to town when I was about twenty-five years old. I had been seriously trying to get a record deal for about three or four years. I just thought ‘Man, this ain’t gonna happen.’ I really had settled into songwriting, and my songs started to get recognized. One of the gals down at RCA – Mary Martin heard me singing my demos. She said ‘Who is that?’ They said, ‘That’s that Tippin guy down there who writes for Acuff / Rose – the muscle guy.’ She said ‘That’s hillbilly. That’s country. Let me hear what else he’s got. I want to meet him.”