Located in the heart of the Mojave Desert in California the Performing Arts Center at Barstow Community College is the new cultural hub for the surrounding community in the high desert. Looking to host a variety of events that are culturally diverse and welcome the entire community to come out and visit. It is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of its patrons and performers alike.
The BCC Performing Arts Center began construction in October of 2010 and was set for completion in fall of 2012. However, it was met with numerous construction halts and was completed in summer of 2014. It was greeted with a soft grand opening that took place that fall to kick off its first academic classes. The instrumental music classes were the first to move into the new facility soon followed by the vocal, piano, and theater classes the following spring semester.
Throughout the academic semester there were many student performances such as concerts and the production 'Midsummer Night's Dream'.
On February 21st, 2015 the PAC had its first major community event; the grand opening featuring The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band. Gaining a watchful eye by the community the building hosted the second major event; the USAF Band of the Golden West a month later which was free to anyone who wanted to go.
Both performances received a full house and was praised for their success. The PAC team looks forward to hosting many more events throughout the year.