MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
There’s plenty of music to be enjoyed in the Morristown over the next few months. Rose Center Council for the Arts kicks off their winter concert series, La Vie en Rose, on Saturday, November 11th with Knoxville folk rockers, Exit 65. With a sound that appeals to a large audience, Exit 65 brings a mix of their own songs with a whole lot of personality. Enjoying creative success in Knoxville for decades, they’ve finally been convince to travel up the road to Morristown. The 8 PM concert will be held in Prater Hall. Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10. You’re welcome to bring an adult beverage and snacks to enjoy this great evening of musical entertainment.
Dive into the blues in December with Bristol’s own Billy Crawford Band with local guest openers, the Brit Brothers on December 9th. You don’t have to go to Chicago, St. Louis or Memphis to get great blues because we’re bring it to you live right here at Prater Hall in Morristown. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door. VIP tickets which include dinner catered by Hillbilly’s Cabin are $23 and require a reservation. Adult beverages are permitted to be carried in, but be prepared to show your ID. Dinner will be served at 6 PM with the concert beginning at 7. Reservations can be made by calling Rose Center at 423-581-4330.
Master harmonica player and bluesman, Wallace Coleman returns to the Prater Hall stage for another great night of music. Coleman has played Rose Center many times over the years and always draws an enthusiastic crowd. His unique style and incredible skill make this a must-see show for any blues lover. VIP tickets include a pre-concert dinner. Concert only tickets will be available at the door. Call the Rose Center at 423-581-4330 for ticket pricing and times. Adult beverages and snacks can be carried in.
Knoxville icon John Meyers is closing out the concert series with a Valentines Bash on February 16th. Couple and singles alike will delight in the sounds of classic soul and doo-wop in addition to John’s warm and welcoming charm. The John Meyers Band is often featured in the popular Knoxville Museum of Art’s music series, Alive after 5, and are regular performers on WDVX. This romantic night of feel-good music offers a fabulous night for the fabulous price of $10. The doors will open at 7 PM with the concert beginning at 8. Reservations are not required.
There’s plenty of live theatre in town as well with two time-honored classics presented by Encore Theatrical Company and Morristown Theatre Guild, respectively.
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical Land of Oz In order to get back home, they are sent on a journey along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard. Along the way, Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, and learns the magical power of a journey to find “there’s no place like home.” A perfect family musical for all ages! With songs like “We’re Off to see the Wizard,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and the iconic “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” The Wizard of Oz is a must-see! The Wizard of Oz will be presented by Encore Theatrical Company and Walters State Community College at the Inman Humanities Theatre November 24-December 10. Show dates and times are: Nov. 24, 25, Dec.1, 2, 8, and 9 at 8 PM; Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at 2 PM. A talk back with the cast follows the December 3rd performance. Tickets are available for purchase at: www.encoretheatricalcompany.com/purchase- tickets