Additions to the 2013-14 EPC Lineup


Published on March 21 2014 10:04 am
Last Updated on March 21 2014 10:17 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham Performance Center announces five events added to its 2013-2014 Heartland Dental Care Season schedule.
Four time winner of the CMA's "Female Vocalist of the Year", Martina McBride, will take the stage on Friday, May 9th at 8 p. m. Backstage Comedy will return to The EPC on Saturday, May 17th at 8 p. m.  The Tons of Fun Band and The Boat Drunks will hit the stage on Saturday, July 12th at 7:30 p. m.  The Bang Your Head Tour featuring Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, and Gilby Clarke are set to rock out on Saturday, July 19th at 7 p. m.  The Happy Together Tour 2014 returns on Wednesday, August 20st at 7:30 p. m. with a fun list of chartbusters from the 60's and 70's.
Tickets for all shows go on sale Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL during box office hours, Monday-Friday 11a. m. to 2 p. m.
Martina McBride is known as the "Celine Dion of Country Music" for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range, with over 14 million albums sold.  Ticket prices for Martina McBride range from $90 to $65.
It's back! Enjoy the other side of the curtain with Backstage Comedy.  Live stand-up comedy right on the stage at The EPC.  Host Amber Klear brings some of her best comedians including herself to the mic and will leave you doubling over with laughter. Tickets for Backstage Comedy are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tons O'Fun Band fills the stage with nine talented and experienced musicians including a powerful four piece horn section. While the horns give TOFB its distinctive edge, three lead vocalists creates the ability to deliver a wide variety of classics remembered and loved by young and old alike but rarely produced by others.
Are you ready for some tangy, tropical.. rock?  The Boat Drunks are bringing everything from Jimmy Buffet, the Beatles, Steely Dan, REO Speedwagon and much more to The EPC stage!
Tickets for the Tons O'Fun Band and Boat Drunks are $15 for general admission and $25 for the VIP Package.
Bang Your Head Tour featuring Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, and Gilby Clarke (formerly of Guns N Roses) are headed to rock The EPC this summer!  Eddie Trunk of VH1's "That Metal Show" says "While there are many tours making their way across North America this summer, NONE will offer more bang for the buck than Bang Your Head tour, four of Heavy Metal/Hard Rock's biggest brand names join forces for what will be a guaranteed evening not to miss."  All tickets for the Bang Your Head Tour are $37.
The ever popular and zany Happy Together Tour returns to The EPC including hit makers The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.  Tickets for Happy Together Tour 2014 range from $43 to $58.
These events are part of the 2013-2014 Effingham Performance Center season sponsored by Heartland Dental Care.  All events are presented in the newly named Midland States Bank auditorium.
Effingham Performance Center is operated by Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a non-for-profit organization, which has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.