Boykin Series 26


Since 1996, the Boykin Series has hosted a variety of professional performances, including a cappella, bluegrass, classical, classic rock, dance, comedy, country, easy listening, jazz, and rock and roll.

The Boykin Series Committee and our staff have worked diligently on events for this season, which will include an amazing and eclectic assortment of professional  entertainment that will allow us to provide exciting and enjoyable cultural experiences for our community!

It’s going to be a GREAT season – and we can’t wait to see YOU at the Boykin Center!

Season ticket pricing is still available until September 8, 2023, but will NOT guarantee “same seat” availability. The cost for the entire new series (7 shows) is $230 plus tax.  For FALL ONLY season tickets (Fall 2023 shows), the cost is $130 plus tax per person. For SPING ONLY season tickets (Spring 2024 shows), the cost is $100 plus tax per person.  For more information on purchasing season tickets, visit the Wilson Arts Center or call 252-291-4329.

For more information on purchasing season tickets, visit the Wilson Arts Center or call 252-291-4329.

Please note: All ticket sales are final. Refunds are only given in the event that the organizer cancels the event.

To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Office Manager Amy Wahl at 252-291-4329 x 103 or email Please request at least 10 days in advance. 


“A Swingin’ Little Christmas” Suzy Bogguss
Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45 Adults / $40 Seniors & Students (plus tax)

A Swingin’ Little Christmas is a fun filled evening of Christmas standards, together with a few original holiday songs, plus all of the great hits from Suzy Bogguss’ legendary career.  Suzy brings her entertaining personality and matchless vocals, along with a stellar Nashville band, to performing arts centers and theaters around the country for an enchanting night of sing-alongs and sentimentality the whole family will love.  During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s, Suzy Boggus sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, and “Drive South”.

On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 Adults / $35 Seniors & Students (plus tax)

On the Border pulls it off like no other Eagles Tribute can.  This performance will treat fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through the Eagles songbook.  The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles!

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road
Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors & Students (plus tax)

If a song was written about the life and times of Lorraine Jordan, it would be a spirited mix of her driving mandolin, lightning-speed banjo, a bit of country pedal steel, and soulful vocals that seemingly go on forever.  Known as the “Lady of Tradition” in the Bluegrass community, Lorraine has made an incredible mark not only on North Carolina music culture but within the greater Bluegrass culture.  Lorraine’s handpicked Carolina Road band is comprised of well-known musicians including Ben Greene, Allen Dyer, Wayne Morris, Warren Blair, and Wilson’s own Kevin Lamm!

The Ultimate Vegas Variety Show/Vegas Top Impersonators
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 Adults, $35 Seniors & Students (plus tax)

Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. All your favorite legendary Superstars come alive in An Evening with The Stars. Twin brothers Anthony and Eddie Edwards are the country’s premiere Celebrity Illusionists! Utilizing the latest Hollywood grade make up and prosthetics as well as the fashion designers of the stars themselves- the end result is a non-stop parade of stars on stage that are all at once AMAZING, FUNNY and ENTERTAINING. As one newspaper review noted “they bring such love and attention to recreating celebrities that in many ways it’s better than watching the real thing!”

Advertise your message and your brand before an active, engaged, diverse audience - and enjoy the benefits! The Boykin Series is Wilson Arts' professional performance series, and its playbills are read and retained as keepsakes by an audience with disposable income who come to the historic Edna Boykin Cultural Center throughout the year to enjoy high-caliber music, theater, comedy and dance.  Your ad will be prominently featured in all of the playbills for the 2023-24 season for just one price, and our competitive rates will help you reach this desirable customer base with your company's message!

If you would like more information as soon as the next season's information is available or if you have questions, please contact Stephanie Pridgen at (252) 291-4329 x107.

Artist Suggestion Form

We are always on the lookout for artists for the Boykin Series and other events throughout the year. If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!