An evening of family friendly live music, dancing and sing-along fun featuring the Blue Moon Band will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Heard-Craig Hall in McKinney. All proceeds will benefit the McKinney Youth Theatre’s campaign to open a permanent space for the youth in McKinney and the surrounding communities to pursue and discover the arts.

The Benefit Concert for the McKinney Youth Theatre is a family-friendly social event with live music provided by the Blue Moon Band. The Heard-Craig Hall is located at 306 North Church St. in McKinney, just north of the historic downtown square. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the live music begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Snacks and drinks provided. A suggested $7 donation can be made at the door.

After eight years of serving McKinney area youth, The McKinney Youth Theatre has begun raising funds to convert an existing retail space in McKinney into a home for the popular theatre and arts program. This will allow the program to accommodate the increasing demand for MYT programming for children in McKinney and the surrounding area.


About The McKinney Youth Theatre:

Founded in 1991, Plano Children’s Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 2005, Plano Children's Theatre was awarded grant money to begin programming in McKinney and McKinney Youth Theatre (MYT) was born and has since served over 50,000 individuals through our classes, workshops and performances.

MYT serves McKinney and the surrounding area with high quality programming and a mission dedicated to developing the character of youth, ages 4-18, through quality arts education and family entertainment. Over the years we have impacted hundreds of youth in a positive, loving and enriching way and MYT has become a place where everyone can feel at home. Visit

About the band:

Blue Moon Band is a good time rockin’ country / blues band playing the songs that make you tap a toe, snap a finger and sing along! Originally formed in 2005, the Blue Moon Band now comprises two founding members, Duane Bates (Vocals / Guitar) and Michael Woodley (lead guitar), 2010 addition, bassist Paul Karnafel and new drummer Collin Kennedy joined the group in 2011. The quartet has built a following while entertaining appreciative audiences at many local cafes, pubs and private parties. The band performs a set list of favorites from The Beatles, to Johnny Cash, to Matchbox 20. Visit