IBMA ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR 2011
DAILEY & VINCENTThursday, October 18, 7:30 pm
Dailey & Vincent earned a GRAMMY nomination this year for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and are the reigning three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year. In 2012 they won their first Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year.
The New York Times is calling Dailey & Vincent “...the most celebrated new bluegrass act of the last few years. Headed by Jamie Dailey (formerly of Doyle Lawson’s Quicksilver) and Darrin Vincent (formerly of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder), the band’s true strength lies in the uncanny harmony of their vocal trios and quartets. Combine that with Dailey & Vincent’s impeccable arrangements and flawless performance and what you get is bluegrass gold.
THE FUNNY BUT CLEAN COMEDY TOURThursday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Henry Cho, who is of Korean American descent, was raised in Knoxville and went into stand-up comedy in 1986. He attended University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1989 to pursue his career. Cho often uses his childhood experiences as an Asian American in the South in his comedy. “I’m an Asian with a Southern accent,” remarks Cho, “To a lot of people, that right there is funny.”
Henry’s been heard on the Rick & Bubba Radio Show and his TV and film credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner and has had many guest roles on various network sitcoms.
SOUND OF MUSICSaturday, December 8, 1:00 pm
The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world and is now at the Princess! For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.
So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect night out. Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!
THE HEART BEHIND THE MUSIC
SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE STARRING JOHN FORD COLEY, LENNY LEBLANC, MARTY RAYBON AND MATT CRAIGMonday, December 10, 7:30 pm
A terrific night of hit songs from the Billboard POP, GOSPEL and COUNTRY charts performed by the artists themselves, John Ford Coley, Lenny LeBlanc and Marty Raybon. The Heart Behind the Music Songwriter’s Showcase provides an up close and personal look into the heart behind the songs written and performed by some of the most talented artists in the music industry.
John Ford Coley (I’d Really Love to See You Tonight and Nights are Forever Without You) Lenny LeBlanc (Falling and Above All) Marty Raybon (Two Dozen Roses and Sunday in the South)
LES KERR & THE BAYOU BAND
with the BAYOU HORNS SAXAPHONE SECTIONFriday, February 8, 7:30 pm
Kick Off Downtown Decatur’s Mardi Gras Celebration with a concert and party! Let the Good Times Roll with Gulf Coast native Les Kerr & The Bayou Band with The Bayou Horns Saxophone Section. Their annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café began in 1992, making it Music City’s longest running Fat Tuesday event.
Expect the rollicking Mardi Gras standards When the Saints Go Marching In, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Mardi Gras Mambo. The singer/songwriter has performed at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans and at LuLu’s, Tacky Jack’s Tavern and the Flora Bama Lounge on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Downtown Decatur celebrates
MARDI GRAS! FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8-9
JOIN US TO WATCH THE PARADES
SATURDAY at 11 AM, 2 PM and 6 PM
THE DEL McCOURY BAND
THE MOST AWARDED BAND IN THE HISTORY OF BLUEGRASS!Thursday, February 14, 7:30 pm
The Del McCoury Band is a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and the Grand Ole Opry. The legendary bluegrass band is celebrating 50 years with its 2011 Grammy-nominated CD a tribute to Bill Monroe, Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe.
THE NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS
AMAZING CHINESE ACROBATSThursday, February 21, 7:00 pm
Direct from China! The New Shanghai Circus, an innovative and internationally renowned troupe of Chinese acrobats, aerialists and athletes, perform astounding acts, dating back to the harvest festivals of 2,000 years ago. Together they are some of the best acrobats, contortionists, bicyclists, and jugglers in the world!
STICK AROUND FOR A POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A WITH THE ARTISTS!