The SteelDrivers | Saturday, November 15 – 7:00pm

The SteelDrivers | Saturday, November 15 – 7:00pm

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Events, Featured Event, Live Music | 4 comments

Nashville, Tennessee is a nexus – a point where tradition and innovation intersect, where commerce collides with art. It may be the only town around where salaried songwriters and full-time session musicians are as common as accountants and schoolteachers. Music is the product, and the factories line the street, from the swank Music Row mini-high-rises to the low-slung Sylvan Park bungalows. And only Nashville could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans –each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.” Since the release of The SteelDrivers (2008) and Reckless (2010), The SteelDrivers have been nominated for three Grammys, four IBMA awards and the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year. They were presented the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009. That same year the band spent a week in Georgia as part of the cast in the movie “Get Low”. The movie, that starred Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray, featured a soundtrack that included four tunes by The ‘Drivers. In 2011 the English pop star Adele began performing the SteelDriver song “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” in her live performances. Her opinion of The SteelDrivers is: “They’re a blues, country, bluegrass, swagger band and they are brilliant.” They have been invited to perform on numerous radio and TV shows ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to NPR’s Mountain Stage to the Conan O’Brien show. You can find out more about The SteelDrivers on their website. You can also become a fan on their Facebook page. For a sneak peek of the SteelDrivers live on stage, check them out...

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RUMOURS: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band   |  Sat, Aug 30 – 7:30pm

RUMOURS: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band | Sat, Aug 30 – 7:30pm

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Events, Featured Event, Live Music | 0 comments

Saturday, August 30 – 7:30pm
RUMOURS – is a show that brings you back to the magical glory of Fleetwood Mac in the late 70’s.

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Gordon Mote   |  Friday, June 6 – 7:30pm

Gordon Mote | Friday, June 6 – 7:30pm

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Events, Featured Event, Live Music | 0 comments

Rescheduled from December 2013, join us at the Park Theatre as we welcome back the incomparable Gordon Mote! Tickets are only $10 and is a great live event for the entire family!

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Sponsors, Volunteers Make Family Film Festival Possible

Sponsors, Volunteers Make Family Film Festival Possible

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Family Film Festival, News | 1 comment

As printed in the North Vernon Sun on June 2, 2014 Article by Bryce Mayer It’s summer time in North Vernon, and that means free movies at the Park Theatre Civic Centre. The 10th annual Family Film Festival starts there this week. Nine feature-length movies will be presented twice each Wednesday from June 4 through July 30. Admission for the showings, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Wednesday, is absolutely free – thanks to the sponsors who pitch in to fund the series and the volunteers who staff the concession stand and serve as ushers. Doors open an hour before each movie. “The kids go spastic over the free movies,” said Bill Reichenbach, ticket manager, maintenance man and jack of all trades at the downtown landmark located at 25 N. Madison Ave. “After every showing, I’ll see some little guy come out of the theater with his eyes as big as saucers who will say to me, ‘Thanks, I sure liked that.'” Parents and grandparents enjoy the films, too. “I tell the grandmas that we should charge them a baby-sitting fee for the two hours their children are in here,” Reichenbach said with a chuckle. With over 100 sponsors, the nonprofit Park Theatre is able to present the Family Film Festival movies for free to the public. “We couldn’t do this without our sponsors,” Reichenbach said. “Not only do a lot of businesses help with sponsorships, so do many individuals. We so greatly appreciate them.” The movies aren’t free for the Park Theatre. It has to pay $250 or more for each of the nine films, plus shipping charges. In addition, a projectionist must be paid. This will be the first year for the theater to present the Family Film Festival with its new digital projector and sound equipment. That equipment was installed last September. “People seem to like the new equipment,” Reichenbach noted. “They say not only is the picture better, so is the sound.” The first year of the festival, the free movies were shown only once each day. “We had people packed in and hanging from the rafters, so we decided to add a second showing,” Reichenbach said. “Last year, we averaged about 500 per day with around 250 at each showing. That was about perfect.” The theater has a seating capacity of 300 for movies. There are around 50 more seats available for plays and concerts when the balcony is open. Tickets are free but required for the Family Film Festival movies. “We encourage people to get tickets ahead of time because we only have room for 300 at each movie showing,” Reichenbach said. “People can get tickets any time we are open, but we advise them not to get any more than they will use. And if they find out they don’t need all the tickets they got,...

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