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Marshall Tucker Band With Supporting Act Jimmy Hall Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $42, $32, $27 In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music. More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year.
Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40 along with five other songs landing in the Top 100. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with 1980’s “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You.” His appearances on TV staples such as American Bandstand, Solid Gold and others have cemented his part in the pop culture of the Rock era. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s. Jimmy is an inductee of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. A 2017 Alabama Media Group (AL.com) article dubbed Jimmy “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker.”
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The Black Jacket Symphony Presents JOURNEY'S "ESCAPE" Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $30, $25 Tickets
Equal Justice Initiative Anniversary Celebration Monday, April 29, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $250, $200, $100, $50 Join us for this special evening commemorating EJI's work, with performances by five-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway, three-time Grammy Award winners the Fairfield Four, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Angélla Christie.

Learn more about the Equal Justice Initiative at eji.org and about the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum at museumandmemorial.eji.org
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Home Free Timeless World Tour Friday, May 10, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $56.50, $46.50, $36.50, $26.50, $16.50
($5 price increase day of event)
The all vocal (a cappella) country music sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits. The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music and new humor every night.

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013. The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Their fourth studio album, TIMELESS, which was released on September 23, 2017 via Columbia Records and debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. This release marks the 4th consecutive top 5 Billboard debut for their album.

Audiences can expect new music and new stylings, plus country hits like Maren Morris’ “My Church”, pop slams like Shakira’s “Try Everything”, and fan favorite classics like the calypso-infused arrangement of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.”
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85 SOUTH COMEDY SHOW WITH KARLOUS MILLER, CHICO BEAN & DC YOUNG FLY Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:00 pm Tickets: $109, $89, $79, $69, $59 Tickets
REO Speedwagon Presented by Big Spring Entertainment Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $99, $69, $59, $49 Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out.

Today, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. The band has gone on stage and in the studio to work– dozens of albums, thousands of concerts, and countless radio spins. Their eyes have always been on the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live, thrilling fans with hit filled sets.

The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of rock ‘n’ roll. Hi Infidelity’s millions in sales were fueled by massive hit singles such as “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” All these years later, the nearly ten-times platinum Hi Infidelity still remains a high-water mark for rock bands -- the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat that modern artists can only dream of achieving.
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The Gatlin Brothers Larry, Steve and Rudi Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:00 pm Tickets: $52, $42, $32, $27 Tickets
MPAC and NAC Present The Tempations
And The Four Tops
Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:00 pm Tickets: $96.50, $75, $62, $52
On sale to MPAC Members April 23; on sale to public April 26
The TEMPTATIONS are notable for their success with Motown Records during the 60’s and 70’s and have sold 10’s of millions of albums, making them one of the most successful groups in music history!

For over 40 years The Temptations have prospered, with an avalanche of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world! Beyond their unique blend of voices and flashy wardrobe, The Temptations became known for their sharp choreography known as “The Temptation Walk” which became a staple of American style, flair, flash and class and one of the defining legacies of Motown Records. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes. The group had thirty seven, Top 40 hits to their credit, including fifteen Top 10 hits and a quartet which soared to No. 1. on the R&B charts. They have fifteen No. 1 singles, and seventeen No. 1 albums. The titles alone summon memories beyond measure: “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “I Can’t Get Next To You”, “Get Ready”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Ball of Confusion”, “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” “Beauty is Only Skin Deep”, “Cloud Nine,” “Psychedelic Shack”, “Runaway Child”, “Since I Lost My Baby”, and into the 80’s with “Treat Her Like a Lady”… and many more… For always, the Temptations are sunshine on a cloudy day...

The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The Tempatations Facebook Page

The FOUR TOPS were among a number of groups, who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960’s. Their first Motown hit, ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their no. 1 hit songs include; ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)’, and “It’s The Same Old Song” . Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy; the no. 1 hit “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “Bernadette”. Other top hits included; “Baby I Need Your Loving”, “Ask The Lonely”, “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)”, “Something About You”, “You Keep Running Away” and “7-Rooms Of Gloom”.

The group’s popularity endured in the ’70s and into the ’80s with hits such as “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)” and “When She Was My Girl” making them one of the few groups to have hits in three consecutive decades.

In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Four Tops Webpage
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Charlie Daniels With supporting act Kyle Daniel Friday, August 2, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $67, $57, $42, $27 From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 81, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

What’s there to say when you’ve conceded to the hardships of life? Kyle Daniel wrestles with this question throughout his sophomore EP, aptly titled What’s There to Say? Delivering his message via bright melodies and a wall of electric guitar, Daniel navigates the trials and tribulations of being a working musician, failed relationships, being surrounded by addiction and growing up in modern-day America. Wearing his heart on a tattered sleeve, he pairs everyman lyricism with a rusty vocal akin to Blackberry Smoke, Will Hoge and Chris Stapleton, bristled with a warm guitar bravado. It comes as no surprise that he’s road-dogged as a guitarist for Clare Dunn, Jimmy Hall and Casey James, as well as opened for the likes of Jason Isbell and Miranda Lambert. These are rich, authentic stories told from the perspective of someone who’s wrestled with the ups and downs of being a touring musician.
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An Evening With Lyle Lovett And His Large Band Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $86, $66, $56, $46 Tickets
Jack Daniels & AEG Present Labor Day Blues Show Friday, September 6, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $49, $45, $39, $35, $29 Tickets
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