A real class act! Undoubtedly the best concert I’ve attended in years – Tommy Usrey, CEO, Louisiana Arts Council
Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot big band!
All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Sinatra, Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.
Tickets: Adult $33 | Senior $30 | Student $25 | Sponsor Table of 8 $1,000 | Table of 8 $316
“Let me tell you about my life in the Big Apple. I have Hamlet’s ghost on the phone for an hour every evening after rehearsal complaining that Polonius is sucking sourballs through his speeches. Claudius is off every afternoon doing a soap, and Gertrude is off the entire week doing a commercial for Gallo wine.”
The laughs are nonstop when a company of second-tier actors stumble through their final rehearsal of “Nothing On,” a silly sex romp, and can’t even get through the first act without serious and hilarious problems. Cut to an actual performance, when the whole set turns around revealing the uproarious but silent backstage shenanigans as the performance staggers on despite love triangles, dementia and a well-loved flask. When their theatre world turns again, we see the actors in their last stop on the tour, when the show (and cast) are on their last legs and the backstage drama erupts in door-slamming, trouser-dropping chaos that defines farce. Playwright Michael Frayn’s comedy, established as both a classic farce and a fiendishly ingenious homage to the form, has enjoyed 3 Broadway runs.
“Once is not enough. Even twice seems inadequate. Still, no matter how many times you see “Noises Off,” you won’t get all the jokes or catch every sight gag in Michael Frayn’s rollicking 1982 backstage farce.” Variety
Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage, full of the familiar songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score. When Dorothy’s farmhouse is blown over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, a magical adventure ensues with ruby slippers, Toto, lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Follow us down the yellow brick road with your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat. Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company based upon the Classic Motion Picture.
“”A lustrous spectacle… inventiveness everywhere ~” The (London) Telegraph
“A magical musical journey over the rainbow, down the Yellow Brick Road, straight to the heart…”
D.C. Metro Arts
Sophie is a young girl who longs for adventure on the High Seas, but she gets more than she bargained for when she is scooped up by a gang of wacky pirates. She learns how to be a sailor, how to chase (and fight) a wicked pirate lady, and how to be a good captain . . . most of all, she learns that the biggest adventure is finding yourself. Written by Gay H. Hammond.
Rated G Run time: 55 minutes
JUST KEEP BELIEVIN’ IN YOUR JOURNEY
In their 10th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected JOURNEY tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look (think iconic tuxedo jackets), sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group, Journey! All five DEPARTURE band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audiences an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish.
Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drink will be permitted on our premises for this event. Tap It will be on site with beer/wine for sale.
Tickets $20 – INCLUDES BBQ Dinner and non-alcoholic beverage from Johnny’s BBQ
The headliner for the Opening Ceremony is none other than the multiple award winning, multi-talented singer/actor/pianist, Craig A. Meyer starring in REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG-THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE. Craig captures the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John. “Craig is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He can do ANYTHING! ” says Barry Manilow. Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits of Sir Elton John.
Other happenings throughout the evening will include ceremonial elements such as the Parade of Athletes (an expected 18 nations to be represented), Pan-Asian dances and a variety of thrilling entertainment.
“One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music.” – George Benson
Brazilian born Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names.
“A talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” – Travis Rogers, Jazz Times
Chiara started her musical path in Italy by learning to play the piano and performing very early. Thanks to an unstoppable live activity in Italy and abroad (Belgium, Switzerland, France, United States, Finland, Germany) she reached a great versatility that made her capable to acquire a vocal mastery of jazz tradition but also a remarkable skill in contemporary styles.
Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.
Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)
Table for 6 $125
Atlanta Celebrates Photography has created a Georgia-based photographers version of the FENCE, a juried state-wide call for entries. The outdoor exhibit features 10 notable Georgia photographers presented in a 300-foot long exhibition of outstanding photography that loosely fits the themes of home, streets, people, creatures, nature and play.
This project is made possible, in Gainesville, GA through the collaboration of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Vision 2030 Public Arts Committee, the City of Gainesville, The Arts Council, Inc. and the Gainesville Rotary Club. Two sites to present this unprecedented Georgia FENCE project have been located within our community. This exhibition will open on September 16th and run through October 16th in two downtown Gainesville locations: the City’s construction fence at Roosevelt Square and The Arts Council’s fence on Broad Street next to the outdoor Train Museum. The exhibition is free of charge. Community collaborators hope to achieve, through public art, a drive to economic vitalization, a creation of a collective attitude towards the benefits of the arts, inspire a sense of community, beautify and shape our consciousness.