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October 14, 2023
8:00 PM
Time Details:
Concert begins at 8 p.m.; Opening Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
2410 Wickham Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
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Downing-Gross 15th Anniversary Concert Starring Nik West

Saturday, October 14, 2023

The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center has been bringing incredible talent, workshops, galleries, and unique experiences to Newport News for 15 years. To celebrate this anniversary, international award winner, bassist, singer, and songwriter Nik West will perform in the historic Ella Fitzgerald Theater at the center.  

All are invited to the performance on Saturday, October 14, at 8 p.m. at Downing-Gross (2410 Wickham Avenue). Tickets are $20 and are available online or at the box office at 757-247-8950.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception featuring Virginia band Native Love. Known for its soulful indie sound and captivating, philosophical storytelling, the band draws inspiration from diverse genres including classic rock, alternative music, and jazz.

The headliner, Nik West, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Describing her stage presence as explosive is not nearly enough to detail the way Nik moves, wows, and shocks crowds everywhere. Nik’s credits include work with Quincy Jones Productions, Prince, Glee, American Idol, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, and more. 

For more information on the concert and other programs at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, visit

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