At 7:30 p.m. March 22, the McKinney Performing Arts Center will host the K3 Sisters Band in #RUready4K3?! The original show is the fourth in a series of original pop and cultural arts shows produced by a cooperative effort of The Garland Opry, Bruce Ray Productions and Double Portion.
“The decision to bring the show to McKinney was logical because our market research for the last two years has shown that although many cities in North Texas claim to have a going nightlife and family-friendly downtown scene – McKinney and a few others really do,” promotor Bruce Ray said. “Our staff has visited downtown McKinney dozens of times at all hours, met with city officials and interviewed residents and tourists, and it was always the same – this is a safe, charming and fun town to spend quality family time in the evenings, so if our research is correct, we’ll be back to McKinney for future family-styled shows.”
Led by award winning sisters Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen Kassab on fiddles and harmonies of their original songs, the seven-member K3 Sisters Band delivers a family friendly show. The practice of going out for an evening of quality musical fun with the whole family at a reasonable price is disappearing from Texas, and they aim to reverse that trend, said C.B. Luce, owner of the Garland Opry and co-producer of #RUready4K3?!
“I’ve done hundreds of shows all over Texas for years and am confident that McKinney will continue to see growth in their leisure and entertainment life because the mayor, city council, business owners and residents have intentionally decided to promote, preserve and protect it,” he said.
A recent public statement from McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller supported this sentiment.
“Residents of McKinney expect us to maintain a quality of life that has resulted in McKinney being nationally recognized as a premier city in the United States,” Loughmiller said. “One of our goals is to retain our vibrant historic district, an authentic downtown and family-friendly leisure opportunities.”
The K3 Sisters Band’s producer Jamie Shipman-Kassab is a former all-level public school music teacher who doubles as the mother and homeschool teacher of the K3 Sisters, all facts which have enabled the girls to travel and perform professionally together for the last six years.
“As a former public school teacher, I am pleased to announce that for the McKinney show any McKinney, Frisco, Allen or Plano public school teacher will get in free if they present their teacher and photo ID at the door,” reports Kassab. “As the stewards of our children’s lives and education, it is a pleasure for me to give a little back to these worthy professionals.”
The McKinney Performing Arts Center is at 111 N. Tennessee St. Tickets for the K3 Sisters Band’s March 22 showing of #RUready4K3?! are $15 for adults, $10 for 17 & under and are available in advance at the MPAC by phone, online at mckinneyperformingarts.org or at the door.