The Dixie Center for the Arts has announced the lineup of acts for the Spring 2023 season.
The season’s schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. – Louisiana’s LeRoux– Louisiana legends make a musical gumbo that blends various instruments & vocals into a spicy, mouth-watering southern rock sound. LeRoux was founded in Baton Rouge, which saw its heyday from 1978-1983. Their biggest hits were “Take a Ride On a Riverboat” with its 4-part acapella intro, the regional smash “New Orleans Ladies,” “Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin’ For the Lights),” “Addicted” and “Carrie’s Gone.”
Sunday, Jan, 15, 7 p.m.- Tommy Emmanuel CGP & special guest Garreth Pearson- Regarded as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of all time, Tommy Emmanuel is known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and use of percussive effects on the instrument. Eric Clapton once said, “He’s the greatest guitar player I ever saw.”
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.- Twitty & Lynn (a salute to Conway and Loretta)- Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty have country music in their blood. The grandchildren of famed duo Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, the two have taken to the road to honor their grandparents in an intimate evening of music and storytelling. Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty have seen great success with their Tribute to Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.- Credence Revived- You know the sound. You know the music. Now you can live the experience. Get ready for a night of nostalgia. Creedence Revived is the most highly sought-after CCR tribute bands around. CCR is legendary Hear songs like Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Fortunate Son, Proud Mary, “Born On The Bayou” and many more.
Saturday, March 4, 6 p.m.- The Joe Woods Wildwood Express Show- This annual variety show is a regional favorite and a fun time for the entire family. Proceeds are dedicated to the Dixie’s building fund to help continue restoring this historic venue.
Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m – Travis LeDoyt (A Tribute To The King)- Known as “the world’s best” at portraying young Elvis Presley in his prime in the 1950s and ’60s. His uncanny resemblance to the “King of Rock and Roll” has audiences gasping when he takes the stage.
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22- The Voices of Donny Hathaway- On Jan. 13, 1979, the world lost Donny Hathaway, one of our greatest musicians and singers. In Robert King Jr.’s new thought-provoking musical/drama, he introduces us to a side of Donny Hathaway never seen before. Donny’s battle with the voices that haunted and tormented him was caused by paranoid schizophrenia.
Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m.- The Texas Guitar Quartet- Formed in 2009, GRAMMY™- nominated Texas Guitar Quartet has been hailed as “Impeccable in every respect” by Classical Guitar Magazine. Throughout the United States, Central America, Spain, and China, audiences have embraced the quartet for their daring programs, dazzling virtuosity, and joyful music-making. Their commitment to performing outreach concerts led them to be part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Artist Roster from 2010 to 2018.
Friday, May 19, 7 p.m.- Yesterday and Today the Interactive Beatles Experience- It’s the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan, and Matthew McGuigan, does away with the worn-out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience.
Tickets are available by going to www.dixiecenter.org.