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Cultural Enhancement Series

The WKU Cultural Enhancement Series (CES) provides the campus and community the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most influential artists and intellectuals.  The goal of the series is to challenge our audiences, to expose them to new ideas, and give them new perspectives on our world.


WKU is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Cultural Enhancement Series events:

All events are FREE, but some events require tickets for admission.

Fall 2014
Sept. 30      Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis-- SOLD OUT
Oct. 15        Bill Nye-- SOLD OUT
Nov. 18        Kentucky Glory: Gospel Music from the Commonwealth

Spring 2015
Feb. 5         Melissa Harris-Perry
Feb. 10       Mummenschanz- FREE School Day Performance for K-12 students at 11:00 am CT (registration required), FREE University and Community performance at 7:30 pm CT (free ticket required)
Apr. 16        Kentucky Strings: Bluegrass Music and Beyond-- AUDITIONS on Feb. 12


WKU's Cultural Enhancement Series (CES) now offers Premier Event ticketing. Events labeled CES Premier Event require a ticket for admission. All CES events, including CES Premier Events, are free. If an event is not labeled CES Premier Event a ticket is not required. Simply show up at the event. Please remember that seating is limited for all events and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CES Premier Events can be found in bold on the list above.

Free general admission tickets for CES Premier Events will be available at or by calling the Fine Arts Box office at 1270-745-3121.

For accessibility information please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 1270-745-3121.

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 bluegrass auditions

mummenschanz school day registration

School Day Performances are for K-12 students.  The Mummenschanz School Day Performance will begin at 11:00 am CST in Van Meter on February 10, 2015.

School Day Performance Registration

Please note the University and Community Mummenschanz performance will begin at 7:30 pm CT in Van Meter on February 10, 2015. Tickets are available beginning January 5, 2015 at or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 1270-745-3121 (M-F, 12pm-4pm).

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