Givens Performing Arts Center
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Special Events and Activities


Casino Night Fundraiser

Friday, February 13
7 - 11 pm
Black Tie Preferred

On Friday, February 13th the Givens Performing Arts Center will hold “Ante Up for the Arts” Casino Night Fundraiser at the University Center Annex. The event gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy an evening filled with the excitement and fun of Las Vegas while supporting the arts.

A variety of casino games, including Black Jack, Slots, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Roulette will be available. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on prizes in a silent auction, including a round trip to Las Vegas for two! Heavy Hor d'orves and spirits will be available throughout the night with live entertainment provided by the band, Punch.  

$150 per couple (General seating)
$650 Corporate Table Sponsor (Reserved table & seating for 8)
$1,000 Corporate Event Sponsor (includes recognition in program, table reservation with eating for 8 and an ad in 2015-16 Showbill of choice

Please RSVP by phone at 910.521.6361 or email

UNCP Faculy/Staff Payroll Deduction now available!  Download the order form here, and return to GPAC. (Word document format)

Sponsored by Rust Enterprises-McDonald's, Dial Insurance and Robeson County Commissioners.




Saturday, May 2
8 pm
Tickets: $16/$21 
UNCP Student: $10  (Limited to 2 - Students must show ID for entrance)
Purchase tickets online here!

Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Parmalee was also the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/ Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. “Carolina” was recently certified GOLD (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Parmalee’s debut country album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. In 2014, Parmalee earned a semi-finalist nod for the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “New Artist of the Year” award, a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group” and toured with one of country’s leading male vocalists, Jake Owen, on his Days Of Gold Tour. Parmalee’s latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” recently became its second consecutive Top 3 hit at country radio. This year, Parmalee hits the road with Brad Paisley on his “Country Nation World Tour,” kicking off Jan. 17, 2015 in Morgantown, WV. The band’s new single, “Already Callin’ You Mine” impacts country radio on Feb. 2, 2015.




Past Special Events


Friday, September 12
8 pm
Tickets: $16 
UNCP Student: $5
Purchase tickets online here!

Threefifty's music has been described as “classically influenced post-rock,” as guitarists Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick seamlessly weave their contemporary rock sensibilities into the rich fabric of classical guitar. The duo’s stylistic tendencies have expanded, with genre blurred by an intensely personal sound that is rhythmic, infectious, engaging, and at once both new and accessible.


Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black - UNCP Homecoming Act

Friday, October 24
9 pm
Tickets: $21 / $16 child or student
$16 Faculty or Staff/ $16 Alumni / $5 UNCP Student (Limit 1) 
Purchase tickets online here!

From his beginnings on MTV’s classic and much loved sketch show “The State” Comedy Central’s ‘Stella’ and ‘Viva Variety’, NBC’s Ed, cult classic film ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ and recently as a recurring voice on NPR’s The American Life, Michael Ian Black is one of the smartest and most acclaimed names in alternative comedy today. Don’t miss his hilarious standup comedy — live in GPAC during UNCP Homecoming Weekend!


Mamma Mia!


Thursday, November 13
7:30 pm
Tickets: $46/$41/$21* / $26 child or student
$10 UNCP Student (Limit 1) / $26 Faculty or Staff/ $31 Alumni
Purchase tickets online here!

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love,  laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Sponsored by Allen Orthopedics