David Sedaris, Ricky Skaggs, Chuck Leavell, more

Bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris will appear at GPAC on Oct. 19.
Bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris will appear at GPAC on Oct. 19.

With its 2022-23 annual season set to kick off next month, Germantown Performing Arts Center has announced a handful of new individual shows for the fall.

The venue has confirmed that bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris will appear at GPAC’s Duncan-Williams Performance Hall on Oct. 19, in support of his latest books, “Happy-Go-Lucky” and “A Carnival of Snackery.”

GPAC’s roots music offerings get a boost with a pair of shows: On Sept. 23, country and bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform. On Oct. 7, Old Crow Medicine Show will play songs from its latest album, “Paint This Town.”

As part of its ongoing relationship with the Mempho Music FestivalGPAC will also present a special event with keyboardist, Rolling Stones sideman and former Allman Brothers Band member Chuck Leavell.

Veteran musician and sideman to the Rolling Stones, Chuck Leavell, will appear as part of a special evening at GPAC on Sept. 29.

“An Evening with Chuck Leavell” is set for Sept. 29. The event will feature a screening of footage from the documentary “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man.” Afterward, Leavell will perform solo and share stories from his life and career. The evening will be moderated by Grammy-winning Memphis producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang.

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Tickets for “An Evening with Chuck Leavell” and David Sedaris go on sale this Friday at 10 am

Tickets for Old Crow Medicine Show and Ricky Skaggs, along with passes for the 2022-2023 GPAC season, are available now.

To purchase go to GPACweb.com.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder are set to perform Sept. 23 at GPAC.

GPAC’s 2022-23 season: What acts are performing?

In addition to these individual shows, the 28th annual season at GPAC — which will feature multiple concert programs, including the Center Stage Series, Jazz Series and Acoustic Music Project Series — will launch in September.

The GPAC season will feature performances by Stax Records great Mavis Staples, Bluff City-born jazz legend Charles Lloyd, hitmaking trumpeter Herb Alpert and acclaimed folk duo The Milk Carton Kids.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

Alpert — leader of the iconic Tijuana Brass — will kick off the GPAC season on Sept. 16 in a performance with his wife, singer Lani Hall.

The show is part of GPAC’s Jazz Series, which will also include performances by Indonesian pianist Joey Alexander (Oct. 15), Memphis Music Hall of Famer Charles Lloyd and his Ocean Trio, featuring Gerald Clayton and Anthony Wilson (Nov. 4), and Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra (Nov. 19). The Jazz Series will resume in 2023 with shows by Grammy-nominated songstress Stacey Kent (Jan. 14) and three-time Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant (Feb. 9).

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