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Singer/Songwriter to Inaugurate Doudna's Performance Courtyard

Aug-27-2009

Scott McKinnaUp-and-coming singer/songwriter Scott McKenna will be the first to play in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Performance Courtyard when he performs a free concert at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

"I'm truly honored to be the first act to perform in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Performance Courtyard," McKenna said. "I've always loved performing at colleges, and I hope everyone will sense the true excitement at the concert."

McKenna said his style of acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by pianist Brandon Kent, brings comparisons to Jason Mraz and the Dave Matthews Band.

“Music has the ability to immediately affect the emotions of listeners," McKenna said. "I really want my songs to be able to create emotions.

"Many of these songs are about relationships … things in this world that I think are important. Too much of today’s music is meaningless. Or even worse, it creates negative emotions in people and contributes to the problems we see in today’s society. That’s not the type of music I want to be known for."

For more information about this concert and upcoming events, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services at 217-581-3110 or doudnatix@eiu.edu, or visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are 2-6 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each ticketed performance.

The Doudna is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus. Free parking is available in any of the university lots at the corner of Ninth and Garfield and immediately south of the center.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information, please see http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.

 

 

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