Clark State PAC continues concert series with Springfield DJ’s silent disco

The Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) will host a silent disco on Friday with DJ Chill, also known as Christopher Chilton. CONTRIBUTED
The Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) will host a silent disco on Friday with DJ Chill, also known as Christopher Chilton. CONTRIBUTED

Credit: Andrew Grimm

Credit: Andrew Grimm

The Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) will host a silent disco on Friday with DJ Chill, also known as Christopher Chilton, according to a release from the school.

This free performance is part of the Close to Home concert series and will start at 5 p.m. outside of the lobby doors of the PAC at 300 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield.

“With silent disco, I provide wireless headphones that receive three separate channels of a variety music that I provide,” Chilton said. “There is a switch on the headphones where guests can switch between those three channels at any point they wish. Whether they love to dance like no one is watching or just people watch, guests will enjoy a night of fun for fans of every decade and genre of music.”

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Chilton, a Springfield native and member of the Springfield Fire Rescue Division for 22 years, said the PAC is vital to the city.

“The fact that they’ve gone out of their way to find new avenues of escape in a safe way during these trying times speaks to how much they are invested in our community,” he said. “I love being involved in local events. When Adele (Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center) called, I said ‘tell me when.’”

Food trucks will be on site and a full-service bar will also be available, the release stated. Those who attend the series are strongly encouraged to bring their own seating, follow physical distancing guidelines and wear a face covering.

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“The arts and entertainment business is amazingly resilient; even in economic downturns, people look to music to make them feel better,” Adkins said. “It’s a communal and shared happiness that people seek out. Everyone is feeling that absence so much now, and it is our mission to help fill this absence.”

As the PAC continues the series, the Springfield Arts Council’s Youth Arts Ambassadors will perform on Friday, Sept. 18; and Gene Bowshier, Billy Hall and Casey Motschman will perform country and southern rock on Sept. 25.

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