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CATA kicks off brand-new ‘Acts of Culture’ season


[LANSING] – The Capital Area Transportation Authority kicks off its third “Acts of Culture” season Thursday, April 30, with a special performance on CATA Route 1.

“For an extra-special treat, climb aboard at the Meridian Mall at 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening,” CATA CEO/Executive Director Sandy Draggoo announced.

“CATA believes in the potential of the arts to engage residents and bring a community together,” Draggoo explained. “CATA Acts of Culture make people think, smile, dance, grab their cameras and interact. For a few brief moments as part of their everyday lives, people from diverse walks of life who are connected through public transportation will share an experience that helps make the Greater Lansing community a more vibrant place to live. We hope these acts will inspire you to want to see and hear more; that they raise awareness of the contributions of public transit, arts and culture to our region’s vitality, economic development and quality of life. Where public transportation goes, community grows.”

Draggoo reported a strong Acts of Culture lineup for 2015:

April 30, 2015
Ben Hassenger & Ukelele Players
Board Route 1 at Meridian Mall Bus Stop (mall entrance near Planet Fitness on west side of mall)
7:45 p.m.

May 30, 2015
Irish Dance Company of Lansing
Chalk of the Town/Be a Tourist at Turner Street Mini Park (near Absolute Gallery)
Time TBD

June 17, 2015
Mike Eiya
Allen Street Farmers Market
Time TBD

July 30, 2015
Root Doctor
Farmers Market on the Capitol Lawn
Time TBD

August 27, 2015

September 24
John Dale Smith
Farmers Market on the Capitol Lawn
Time TBD

Additional arts-and-culture activities may be included in our lineup. For details about upcoming performances, “LIKE” CATA Acts of Culture on Facebook.


About CATA: Formed in 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority was twice voted the No. 1 transit system in America. CATA strives to provide a variety of quality transportation services that are safe, timely and cost efficient, responding creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region and delivered by dedicated employees in a professional manner. CATA services are provided in accordance with Title VI, without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or other prohibited basis. For all media inquiries, please contact above-named PIO.

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