By Bethany Anderson
The Heritage Hall Theatre programming team has been quite busy over the past couple of months while working on the theatre’s 2019 schedule of events.
Exciting shows are slated for Johnson County, featuring beloved local musicians as well as touring musical acts.
Some of the 2019 season highlights will include, “For the Love of Cash” featuring Gary West on Saturday, March 9. Gary West has worked with dozens of country music legends including a 12-year stint with Country Music Hall of Fame member Little Jimmy Dickens. West has been touring the United States for the past three years with his award-winning tribute show.
On April 12, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will grace the theatre’s stage for an evening of bluegrass/gospel music, while “The Kody Norris Show” also plans to return to the Heritage Hall stage. The show is scheduled for May 11. Fans of the famous rock band “The Eagles” will not want to miss, tribute band “7 Bridges”. Billed as “The Ultimate Eagles Experience,” the band is scheduled to take the stage on Saturday, June 1.
Also returning to the theatre this year is Mountain City’s own beloved musician, John Woodall. Woodall will open for Canadian country star Codie Prevost on June 22. Then on August 10, “Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl” Jessie Lynn comes to town. Jessie Lynn is a rising star in the world of country music and has had the honor of opening for such music legends as “The Oak Ridge Boys” Montgomery Gentry, Jessica Meuse, and Shane Owens.
New this year to the theatre’s schedule is the “Summer Sessions” concert series that will be a series of four concerts featuring young local artists. The shows are designed to showcase some of the incredible talents found locally in Johnson County. Performing in this inaugural series are Kyman Matherly & Broken Road, Maggie Aldridge, Colton Fenner, and Eryn Jones Fuson.
The theatre has recently partnered with tix.com to help launch its online ticket sales. Thanks to this new partnership, online tickets for Heritage Hall Theatre may now be purchased through the theatre’s website.
Heritage Hall’s Director of Advertising & Marketing Steve Dunfee said, “Paying close attention to the comments the theatre received in the survey conducted last fall, online ticket sales quickly became a high priority.” Dunfee also said, “ It is important to note, to keep ticket prices low and affordable, the theatre stresses that it is necessary to pass along nominal processing fees to online ticket buyers.”
For more information about the theatre, 2019 events calendar, or ticketing, visit their website at heritagehalltheatre.org or call the theatre directly at (423) 727-7444.