Tickets for the grand opening ceremony at the renovated Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center went on sale Friday.
According to Mayor Jim Newberry's office, the tickets are $25 and $50 and can be purchased through the Downtown Arts Center at 141 East Main Street or by visiting http://lexarts.tix.com.
The reopening ceremony will be Oct. 30. Festivities include a VIP reception and tour from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Lyric stage will feature performances by Miki Howard; Bianca Spriggs and Ben Sollee; Tee Dee Young and Scandalous; the Agape Theatre Troupe; and Nikky Finney who will present a commemorative poem.
With the $6 million renovation, the Lyric, located at Elm Tree Lane and Third Street, will open for the first time since 1963.