The Mount Vernon Arts Consortium announces that country music legend Clint Black will be the latest performer coming to Mount Vernon, Ohio as part of its inaugural season . This show will mark the first time that Mr. Black has played in Mount Vernon , where he will be welcomed at Knox Memorial Theater, a pillar arts venue in the community with a 1,000 - person capacity . The performance will take place at 8 pm on Thursday , September 15 . Tickets go on sale on March 23. Having earned 22 Billboard #1 career singles, nearly two dozen gold and platinum awards , a Grammy Award, numerous Country Music Awards, and an American Music Award, Clint Black has had one of the most storied careers in country music . “ Clint Black is one of the most successful singer - songwriters of our time, which is why it’s so thrilling that he’s coming to Mount Vernon to perform his iconic hits that span multiple decades,” said Martin Booker, executive director of the Mount Vernon Arts Consortium. “It’s not every day that an artist with this level of influence visits our town , which is incredible to see. Not only will this show be a hit within the members of our community , but it will demonstrate to people from all over that Mount Vernon is a true entertainment destination .” Shows like this serve a greater purpose for the Arts Consortium, which exists to bring exclusive arts and culture opportunities to Mount Vernon, Ohio , an accessible hometown in the midst of a lively revitalization with a history that runs centuries deep . The area has outdoor recreation, arts and culture opportunities, and a vibrant food scene. Visitors can also take advantage of a variety of lodging options that range from boutique inns to contemporary hotel s , offering the chance to turn any day trip to the region into a weekend getaway. “ For Knox County to be visited by an artist of Clint Black’s caliber is a huge honor for us all . He’s sure to be welcomed by a prominent fan base as he performs at Knox Memorial Theater, which has serve d as a prominent arts and culture pillar for the community of Mount Vernon and Knox County for nearly a century , ” s aid Jason Booth , vice president of the Arts Consortium board and Knox County Administrator . For more information about the show and to buy tickets, visit MVAC.org . About The Mount Vernon Arts Consortium The Mount Vernon Arts Consortium is a nonprofit organization created to support and enrich the vibrant arts community in Mount Vernon, Ohio through three pillar arts venues, including Ariel - Foundation Park, Knox Memorial and The Woodward Opera House , the oldest authentic 19th - century theater in the U.S . The organization provides resources and services for public and private events, attract s nationally recognized , world - class performances to each of the three iconic venues , and facilitates positive visitor experiences to promote tourism and boost economic development in Mount Vernon and throughout Knox County. Learn more at www.mvac.org or follow The Mount Vernon Arts Consortium on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .