Chubby Checker at NPAC October 19th

October 05 - 19, 2018
Chubby Checker at NPAC October 19th

Legendary Chubby Checker twists his way to Niswonger Performing Arts Center on October 19th

Come on baby, let’s do the twist! Chubby Checker takes the stage for his first appearance at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m.

Famously known for his hit song, “The Twist,” Chubby Checker has sold 250 million records and toured continuously in his career of six decades. He first performed “The Twist” on American Bandstand in 1960, and dancing has never been the same. “Dancing apart to the beat” was born and teenagers of the day found a new way to express themselves. Chubby’s dance style has extended from Woodstock, thru Disco to the present day. He stands alone as a one-of-a-kind Rock icon, who has had 36 hit records, is the only artist to have a single go to #1 twice, and according to Billboard, has the #1 Single for the whole decade of the 60’s.

Checker was born in South Carolina but grew up in Philadelphia and became a local celebrity with his impressions of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley at Tony Anastazi’s Produce Store on South Street. He became a star with a string of hit singles in the 1960s that included the #1 hit “Pony Time,” “The Mess Around,” “Limbo Rock,” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” In between recording and touring, Chubby took time to add feature films to his portfolio with the releases of “Don’t Knock the Twist” and “Twist Around the Clock.”

Let’s twist with Chubby Checker at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for orchestra level seating, $35 for mezzanine seating and $30 for balcony seats. Tickets are on sale now for all performances for the entire 2018-2019 season and may be purchased online at, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.

NPAC offers online seat selection with no processing or delivery fees. There is an additional $1.50 ticketing fee per ticket regardless of purchase method. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM until 5 PM. The 1150 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School. For venue information, and to purchase tickets, please visit

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