Country Music Legend Marty Stuart to rock the stage of the FMU Performing Arts Center, May 3
It’s another big night of country music at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center when five-time Grammy Award-winner Marty Stuart comes to town on Saturday, May 3. The concert, featuring Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $39 and $49. A limited number of VIP tickets, adjacent to the PAC Mainstage, will be available for $69. All tickets are available online at www.fmupac.org $39. They will be available in person at the PAC Box Office on Dargan Street in downtown Florence, or by phone at (843)661-4444, beginning Wednesday, April 2, at noon.
Stuart’s appearance comes hard on the heels of PAC appearances by country music stars Travis Tritt and Ricky Skaggs. Tritt played to a sellout crowd at the PAC in February. Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder are in concert at the PAC this Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. A few tickets for Skaggs’ performance are still available through the PAC box office.
Stuart has enjoyed a varied and successful career in music. He’s a platinum recording artist, a Grand Ole Opry star, a country music archivist whose own museum will open soon near his hometown, a Southern culture historian; and an accomplished photographer, musician, songwriter and TV show host.
Stuart began performing by singing gospel as a child. He landed a spot with the famous Flatt and Scruggs at age 14, and has spent more than four decades since celebrating American roots music with a missionary's zeal. His Lester Flatt and company in the 1970s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash's band during the 1980s. A chart- topping tenure as a solo artist followed.
The turn of the century saw Stuart looking inward to write songs and make records that touched him deeply. That included paying homage to his love of vintage gospel, his Native American passions, and as always, his core: foot-stompin', rockabilly music. Currently, he’s supported by The Fabulous Superlatives: guitarist “Cousin” Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and bassist Paul Martin.
Stuart's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music is also seen regularly by TV viewers these days, on Rural Free Delivery-TV's "The Marty Stuart Show", a musical variety show and the number one program on the RFD network.
Stuart is married to country music legend Connie Smith, a 2012 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
The PAC opened in 2011. The 61,000 square foot facility is located in downtown Florence and is managed by Francis University as both an academic facility and a performance hall.