Charly Lowry & Friends

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Concert: 7:00 pm

​Doors Open: 6:15 pm

Ticket Prices

Adults: $16 

Children (Under Age 12): $12

Group Discount: (10% on 10 or more tickets)

Event Details

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

Hors D’ Oeuvres 6:00 to 6:30 pm
Dinner Buffet 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Special Silent & Live Auctions
Live Music featuring THE BAND OF OZ

About Class Acts: Presented annually in partnership with our local school systems and provided FREE-OF-CHARGE through generous corporate and community support, “Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students” introduces Sampson County students to the performing arts in an educational and entertaining setting.

Annually, over 8,000 students visit the Sampson County Exposition Center to attend live performances specifically designed for various grade levels and curriculum alignments.  In advance of each performance, teachers are provided study guides designed to educate as well as enhance the theatre-going experience of each student.

Class Acts has earned statewide recognition for not only the quality of its programming, but for the enthusiastic financial support of the local community which fully sustains this valuable program developed to enhance the educational experiences of our children...tomorrow's leaders.

When it comes to the performing arts, the Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students Performing Arts Series helps set a tone for a lifetime of learning.

The Sampson CenterStage Box Office is located inside the Sampson County Exposition Center located at 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC.  Tickets may be purchased in-person, by telephone or online.  The Sampson CenterStage Box Office accepts the following methods of payment:  Cashier’s Check, Money Orders, Personal Check, Business Check, American Express, Mastercard and Visa.  Pursuant to NCGS 25-3-506 Checks returned to the Sampson CenterStage Box Office for non-sufficient funds are subject to a returned check in the amount of $25.00.  The Sampson Center Stage Box Office follows the Holiday Schedule as set forth by the State of North Carolina.  All ticket sales are subject to 7% NC State Sales tax.

Sampson CenterStage Box Office

Telephone: +1.910.592.7200

 Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Box Office Telephone: +1.910.592.7200
Box Office  Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

A note about Third-Party ticket Resellers:  The Sampson CenterStage Box Office including www.sampsoncenterstage.com, and ETIX.com are the only OFFICIAL TICKETING PROVIDERS for events sponsored by the Sampson County Exposition Center, the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series; as well as select rental clients. Tickets obtained from other unauthorized sources may be stolen, counterfeit or invalid due to payment issues and will not be honored. Tickets purchased from other sources are often greatly inflated in price and are not eligible for assistance if tickets are ever lost or stolen or if the event is canceled or rescheduled. The Sampson CenterStage Box Office is not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources.

Performances and Events

Charly Lowry & Friends includes 4 band members including Mark McKinney & Co - a duo consisting of Mark McKinney and Jonathan Locklear, as well as Aaron Locklear who is the original drummer for Dark Water Rising.  They will play a combination of original songs and covers.

Charly Lowry, is a musical powerhouse from Pembroke, NC, is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee/Tuscarora Tribes. She is passionate about raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped, underserved, and marginalized communities.

She qualified as a semifinalist amongst the last 32 competitors amongst millions of potential contestants on Season 3 of American Idol in 2004.

Since her teenage years, Charly has established a career as a professional singer-songwriter with unique passion and voice.

Currently, Charly is writing her first solo album. Recently, she was inducted to the Recording Academy Class of 2021. Her newest band configuration, “CHARLY”, was selected to participate in “American Music Abroad”, curated by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Association of American Voices.

Presented by: Sampson Arts Council &

Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series

Winter Dance Party featuring THE BAND OF OZ

Benefiting the Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students Endowment Fund

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Prestage Hall - Sampson County Exposition Center

414 Warsaw Road, Clinton, NC 28328


About the Band:  The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolina's, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

(Check with Box Office or sponsoring organization to confirm times and dates!)

Throughout the year, the Sampson County Exposition Center often presents or partners with organizations to present performances or special events, please visit this page often to learn more about special events and performances that are open to the public.  For some events there may be an admission fee and other events are offered FREE to the public.

Tickets Prices:

Table Seating for ten guests: $625
Table Seating for eight guests: $500

Individual Seats: $62.50 On-sale beginning March 9th
(Seats at a table of eight or ten guests)

Dinner Menu

Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres
Bruschetta with Ricotta
Pimento Cheese with Bacon Jam
Peach Marmalade with Prosciutto

Mixed Winter Salad with Pecans, Feta Cheese,

Sliced Pear, and Local Honey

Pork Loin with Creole Ham and Mushroom Cream Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast with Seared Lemon and Herbs

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Steamed Vegetable Medley

(Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots)

Dinner Rolls

Dessert - Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle

Sweat & Unsweetened Iced Tea

Cash Bar Available

Catering Sponsor