Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Band


Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Band
3/24/2017 – 7:30PM
Alaska Junior Theater
Atwood Concert Hall
621 West 6th Avenue, Suite ACH, Anchorage
Tickets: $13-$29 – (907) 263-2787

Alaska Junior Theater (AJT) presents Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Band, Friday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets range from $13-$29 and are available at CenterTix by calling 263-ARTS or online at www.akjt.org

School Performance: The exotic blend of sounds and cultural influences in Terrance Simien’s Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco is a musical tribute of epic proportions expanding the boundaries of zydeco music. Since 2000, this high quality multicultural performing arts program has reached over 500,000 K-12 and college students, parents and educators at schools, art centers and festivals around the globe! Creole for Kidz is centered on the history and evolution of this unique American roots music genre. Zydeco is the traditional music of the black and mixed race, French-speaking Creoles of south Louisiana. After a conversation with a friend and the frustration by the lack of representation and resourced dedicated to the Creole culture, Creole for Kidz was born. 

Public Performance: With hits such as, “Mardi Gras In The Country”, “Zydeco Extravaganza” and “Oh my Lucille”, the musical styles of Grammy Award winning international sensation Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience Band are a soulful feast of soothing sounds, reggae groove and folksy Americana. The band has been together for 35 years, given 7,500 performances and performed in 45 countries. Terrance Simien was also featured in the Disney film, The Princess & the Frog.
AJT Annual Benefit: Support Alaska Junior Theater at our Annual Benefit Dinner including a champagne reception, silent and live auctions and a special performance by Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience Band. This dazzling event generates funds that subsidize tickets for students, pay for bus transportation and cover the cost of full scholarships for low-income children. The event will be held on March 25th, 2017 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown and tickets are $80. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and you can reserve your tickets by calling the AJT office at 907-272-7546. 

For a video sample of the production, visit www.youtube.com/embed/ ODkqnKsT7do?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&autoplay=1 .

For more information on tickets for this or any of Alaska Junior Theater’s performances and events, go to www.akjt.org or call (907) 272-7546. 

Alaska Junior Theater is a private, nonprofit organization that has been bringing the best in professional theatre from around the world to Alaska’s young audiences for 35 years. Each year, more than 40,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of “bringing learning to life”. For many students, AJT’s school-time presentations are their only exposure to professional performing arts. 

Media: To make arrangements for interviews, contact Alexis Sheeder on or before March 20th at (319) 899-7137 or (907) 272-7546. School performances are a great opportunity for members of the press to review, photograph, get video of the performance or interview the artists. To schedule interviews or a viewing, please contact Alexis Sheeder at (319) 899-7137, (907) 272-7546 or marketing@akjt.org, or Lainie Dreas at 382-7512. Interviews should be arranged before the week of the shows so that the interview can be worked into the artist’s schedule.