‘Soft Sounds for a Summer’s Eve’
A coffeehouse-style concert called “Soft Sounds for a Summer’s Eve” will be held at The Arts Center in Athens today at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue E. Trotter Theater.
Audience members will cast a deciding vote to determine the brand name of The Arts Center’s coffeehouse concert series. Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door.
Prior to the concert, an opening reception for the exhibit “Not Just a Snapshot,” photography by Sheila Silvus Chesanow, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
The two duos performing acoustic sets are Andrew Kimball and Lindsey Nunley, and Ashley and Ally Clark.
Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. Tickets are available online at www.athensartscouncil.org, by phone at 745-8781, or at The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens. The concert is sponsored by Hiwassee Builders Supply Inc.
For more information or directions, call The Arts Center at 423-745-8781 or visit the website at www.athensartscouncil.org.
Tennessee Valley Theatre presents
‘In Memory of My Friend Conway Twitty’
Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will present the Jack Brickles Show “In Memory of My Friend Conway Twitty” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10. For reservations, call 423-365-PLAY or online at www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
Brickles is the last living member of Conway’s band “The Twitty Birds.” He played on three of the first four songs Conway recorded for Decca. In his heyday, musician Jack Brickles shared the stage with other rock and country stars such as Barbara Mandrell, Jerry Lee Lewis and Crystal Gayle. The concert will include many of Twitty’s No. 1 hits, as well as sharing stories from his time on the road that have never been heard before.
This performance is made possible in part through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.