Metairie, LA - The Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) is taking a bow as a finalist for Best Live Theater Venue in Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2016 reader's poll. Thousands of Gambit readers voted for their favorites around the city, and JPAC earned a spot in the top three. First second and third place will be announced in Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2016 issue, which hits newsstands on Sunday, August 21.

Having opened just over a year ago.JPAC has made an impact in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area and will continue to do so with upcoming productions by Artist-in-Residence, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, such as WestSideStory. Funny Girl and The Nutcracker. Additional events scheduled for Fall 2016 are Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Beethoven & Blue Jeans as well as the Miss Louisiana USA and Miss Louisiana Teen USA Pageants.

Being voted in the top three amongst so many well-known and established theatrical venues in the city is quite an honor. The staff has worked tremendously hard this first year with continued support from patrons and guests, said General Manager Jose Tones. The success of JPAC is also credited to the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, the Jefferson Parish Council, especially District CouncilmanPaul Johnston ParishPresident Mike Yenniandstaff and the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau

About the Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Located at 6400 Airline Drive, JPAC, an SMG managed facility, is the only professional theater of such magnitude in Jefferson Parish and is centrally located in Metaine, LA. With a seating capacity of 1,066.JPAC is able to accommodate all forms of entertainment from theater, concerts, and dance, to lectures, meetings, graduations and more. The expansive lobby is suitable for hosting various functions with regional catering favorite Messina's as the exclusive food and beverage provider of the facility. For upcoming news and events at JPAC, visit or follow JPAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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