JCCC plans Valentine’s Day program


Posted by Bob Evans

Johnson County Community College

Midwest Trust Center Series

“Share the Love” with Jim Brickman

                      Just in time for Valentine’s Day 

Johnson County Community College



 WHO:             Johnson County Community College’s Midwest Trust Center Series

                        Grammy-nominated songwriter Jim Brickman


WHAT:          Jim Brickman wows with his uplifting, family-friendly “Love by Request” concert. Celebrate love and spend the evening with Jim Brickman in a unique concert experience from the comfort of your home!

Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 22 No. 1 albums and 34 top 20 radio singles in “Billboard Magazine.”  Grammy-nominated songwriter Jim Brickman donated more than $100,000 to arts across the U.S. this past holiday season and is doing it again with his “Share the Love, LIVE!” virtual concerts this February. Brickman brings the “Love by Request” experience up close and personal with his hit songs “Love of My Life,” “Destiny,” “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine.”

Enjoy the concert, listen to your favorite Jim Brickman songs … and maybe even meet him after the show!

WHEN:               Enjoy five opportunities for his “Love by Request” virtual concert series over Valentine’s weekend:

  • Friday, February 12, 8 p.m. CST
  • Saturday, February 13, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. CST
  • Sunday, February 14, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. CST

The concert is only available at the days and times listed; choose your preferred day and time when you purchase. There’s also special pricing for a meet-and-greet via Zoom.

For more information about the program, please visit https://www.jccc.edu/midwest-trust-center/events/2020-2021/jim-brinkman-share-the-love.html

 TICKETS:      Tickets on sale exclusively at https://www.jimbrickman.com/Use coupon code “lovejccc” for a $10  donation to the Midwest Trust Center.

 About Midwest Trust Center, Johnson County Community College

The Midwest Trust Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly growing county. The Midwest Trust Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50 events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Midwest Trust Center Series, the annual series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.

 In August 2020, Johnson County Community College accepted a major gift intended to provide an ongoing endowment to support the College’s Performing Arts programming and scholarships for students studying creative arts at JCCC. As a feature of the donation, the venue was renamed Midwest Trust Center, after a local company founded by Brad Bergman. The donors Brad and Libby Bergman are long-time supporters of the College, having co-chaired the JCCC Foundation’s annual Some Enchanted Evening Gala – the largest single fundraising event for student scholarships. Brad has also served as Chair of the JCCC Foundation Board of Directors. The Bergmans have been consistent supporters of dozens of activities at JCCC. They have four children, each of whom has benefited from classes taught at the College. 

Since 2000, with the development of the MTC Arts Education program, the Midwest Trust Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The MTC Arts Education programs include school performances at the Midwest Trust Center and engagement activities with artists performing in schools. Masterclasses, lecture/demonstrations, workshops, and other opportunities for interaction with students happen throughout the year. MTC Arts Education also offers support materials for programs, study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculum-building seminars for teachers in arts integration.

 The MTC Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of the Liberty Schools, and again in 2019, adding Kansas City Young Audiences, making it one of two cross-state Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. MTC Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of Kansas.

 Please visit Midwest Trust Center for more information.


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