Orchestra Kentucky celebrates the Memphis Sound

On Saturday, February 15th, Jeff Reed and Orchestra Kentucky will celebrate the Memphis Sound in an evening of the greatest hits to come out of Stax and Hi Records. The concert features The Rewinders and long-time Orchestra Kentucky collaborators Tyrone Dunn and Billy Duvall, Jr. in songs made famous by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett.

Prices begin at just $17 with tickets available online any time at www.OrchestraKentucky.com, by calling the Orchestra Kentucky administrative offices at (270) 846-2426 open 9am to 5pm weekdays, or by calling the SKyPAC Box Office at (270) 904-1880 from 10am – 5pm, weekdays.

“Tyrone and Billy last joined us in 2017 for a program entitled ‘Men of Motown,’” said Orchestra Kentucky Music Director Jeff Reed, “and it was – and remains – our best-selling concert of all time. I knew I wanted to include them in our 20th season, and the ‘Memphis Sound’is the perfect showcase.”

“The Memphis Sound” will be performed at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center at 7:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 15th. The program includes:

  • Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay
  • I’ll Take You There
  • Soul Man
  • In the Midnight Hour
  • Knock on Woo
  • (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right


Founded in 2000, Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green is south central Kentucky’s professional orchestra. Its members have performed with ensembles such as the Cincinnati, St. Louis, Dallas, Nashville, Charleston and Louisville orchestras. With over 1,600 subscribers in a community of approximately 60,000, the orchestra attributes its success to innovative programming, designed to appeal to a variety of audiences.

Orchestra Kentucky has backed legendary entertainers, including Neil Sedaka, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Paul Williams and The 5th Dimension. It is involved in commissioning new works by popular performers, premiering compositions by Neil Sedaka, Keith Emerson, Peter Tork, Jimmy Webb, and PDQ Bach.


Jeffrey Reed, music director, founded Orchestra Kentucky in 2000. Since then, he has conducted orchestras in Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, South Korea, Milan, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. He has twice conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Albert Hall. Bestselling author and marketer Seth Godin singled Reed out in his best-selling study of new creativity, “Small is the New Big.” Godin praised his “clever” concerts and praised the “totally different way” Reed approaches programming. In 2015, the University of Louisville named Reed its Alumni Fellow for the School of Music in recognition of his distinguished work in his chosen field. In 2008, he received the Jefferson Award for public service in South Central Kentucky.

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