Sunday, May 8th, 2016
is presented by the Riverby Theater Guild of the French Art Colony,
Gallipolis, Ohio. The production, directed by French Art Colonys
Executive Director, Joseph Wright, is set in Truvy's beauty salon
in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies
who are "anybody" come 200 to have their hair done.
Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether
or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses
shampoos and free advice to the town's
Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty
an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth;
and the local social leader,
M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about
to marry a "good ole boy."
The play, and its 200 characters have a special quality which make
them truly touching,
funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
The cast of six local actors: Annie Roach as Truvy, Samantha
Fooce as Annelle,
Minda Hager as MLynn, Marah Hager as Shelby,
Jenny Myers as Ouiser,
and Cynthia Sexton as Clairee.
The Tea Caddy will be offering a Magnolia Mothers Day Afternoon Tea
-Assorted finger sandwiches -Scones w/Devon Cream -Assorted Mini Desserts
-Ho 200 t/Cold Beverages Served from beautiful tiered trays. A China
and Crystal Affair!
begins at 1:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 3:00 p.m.
TEA TICKETS SOLD OUT!
Tickets for the performance are $15 in advance and $17 day of show.
ARTISTS & ARTISIANS MARKET
May 13th and 14th, 2016
The Southern Hills Arts Council will be hosting a Thriving Artists
and Artisans Market
on Friday, May 13 from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 14, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, 269 E. Main St., Jackson.
Area artists and artisans will have items for sale. There is limited
Space rental is $25 per table. Those wishing to take part in the Thriving
Artists and Artisans
Market should contact Jennifer Hughes, Southern Hills Arts
Councils Director of Operations
by calling 740-286-6355 or via email at email@example.com.
EVENING WITH THE ARTS / DERBY DAY FOR THE MARKAY
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Hills Arts Council presents Derby Day for the Markay/Evening With
The Arts 2016.
We will be holding our event at the Jackson YMCA, 594 E. Main St.,
Live music to kick your heels up to by the Kenny Valentine Band. Hors
and coffe 200 e included in ticket price. We will be offering a cash
bar with beer and wine.
This is an informal event, however those attending are encouraged
to wear their
derby attire, and ladies are encouraged to wear their derby hats.
There will be a contest for the people's favorite, with a prize being
There are several different ways to help the Markay Cultural Arts
Center at the event.
The A.L. Terry Treasurer Chest provides an opportunity to win beautiful
The Match Pack Raffle, where many pri 200 zes can be won; The Silent
Auction will have
a wide variety of items that you can bid on; and the Live Art Auction,
which includes area artists, will have 20 pieces of art up for bid.
Tickets: $30 Advance/$35 Day of Event;
Please call (740) 286-6355 or (740) 577-3841 to reserve a table for
ROBERTS - COMEDIAN
Friday, June 17th, 2016
want to miss Rik Roberts comedy show, or his Barney Fife
Rik Roberts spent his youth in Kentucky working on tobacco and horse
His interest in becoming the next Tom Brokaw or perhaps host
of Saturday Night Live
inspired him to chase after a college education. After earning a degree
in communications from Bethany College, Rik worked for Simon &
Schuster in Columbus, OH,
then joined a nationally touring comedy troupe Midwest Comedy
Tool & Die [MCTD] in 1992.
Shortly thereafter, he decided to jump head first into stand-up comedy.
He now has over twenty years of headlining experience across the United
States and abroad.
His comedy is 100% clean and appropriate for each audience. He has
in his own episode of the award winning Bananas Comedy Show which
the nation's top "clean" comedians. Believing that the world
needs more clean comedy,
Rik teaches comedy writing workshops across the country and online
through his School of
Laughs. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association,
and a board member
of the Christian Comedy Association. Rik is a proud father of two,
and happy husband
at home in Nashville, TN. Tickets on sale now! $15 advance/ $17 day
DAVIS COMBINED CHOIRS
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Jackson County's Bicentennial, the D.M. Davis Combined Choirs, directed
Wilbur McCormick, Rick Noel, and Zach Irwin, will perform "I
a musical by John W. Peterson and Don Wyrtzen. Tickets on sale now!
$5 In Advance / $8 Day of Show
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Vest and Anthony Mossburg.
Jim Vest -- From the rolling hills of Appalachia, in a small
town (Jackson) in Southern Ohio,
comes Jim Vest. Writing since boyhood, Jim has made it the primary
goal of his pilgrimage
to share the unabridged, gritty reality of life in the quiet eastern
and the slivers of hope and beauty that act as the saving grace of
the people there in.
Jim Vest, a man who faces life one word at a time, has a voice that
whispers as hauntingly
as the wind rustling through the trees, and a musical landscape as
misty and ambient
as the deep valleys after a night of harsh rain. Jim has three previously
The Markay is his first stop on a regional tour to promote his upcoming
Anthony Mossburg --Three years after picking up a guitar in
a college dorm room,
Anthony Mossburg left the stability of a full-time job to chase after
the only thing that
made him feel alive; music. What followed over the next four years
was a series of accolades,
achievements, risks, near-misses, and setbacks that indefinitely shaped
him as an artist
and a person. With several bootstrap tours and three independent albums
under his belt,
Anthony is now living in Columbus, Ohio, and is headlining shows around
Tickets on sale now! $15 advance/ $17 day of show
& THE MOON
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
& The Moon -- originated in 2014 through a common connection at
Insea Sound Shop in
Nelsonville, Oh. This group of musicians with superb skills and diverse
influences came together
to express their uniquely individual sounds and to paint a sometimes
sometimes gritty Rock/Americana style.
Lead vocalist and songwriter Elena Aiello has a vocal style that can
be described as bluesy
with a hint of old country. Nick Collura, the lead guitarist, brings
a rock/blues edge to the
band with over 40 years of experience and a passion for original music.
Native of Chicago, bass player Mike Makosky mixes his effortless groove
with sounds that come
from an experienced pallete of flavors. Everything from thrash/metal
to free-form jazz
with hints of African polyrhythms can be heard in Mikes playing.
Todd Parish is the steady heartbeat of the band displaying flawless
technique on the drums.
Todd is also a long time veteran of the music scene who has accumulated
many different musical
talents from the guitar to the glockenspiel.
The unique blend of styles and powerful songwriting skills that this
group displays begs
to be heard and enjoyed by all. Ben Davis Jr. has been connecting
with fans of his alt-
country/Americana music through the vibrant stories he tells over
the microphone and
the music from his guitar. Helping bring his musical vision to fruition
Ben Davis Jr.
(Guitars, Vocals) is backed-up by a superbly-skilled band of three
known as The Dirt Poor
Troubadours, consisting of Dustin Nash (Guitars, Vocals), Jacob
Dunn (Bass, Vocals)
and Brad Jones (Drums, Vocals). The band has a unique brand of country
and have shared the stage with well-known acts like Shovels and Rope,
Waylon Speed, The Avett Brothers and many, many more. Ben Davis Jr.
-- Combined with his
incredibly hard work-ethic and brilliant songwriting Ben Davis
Jr. sets a new standard
for all artists; his incredible genuine ability to unify and connect
to people through the
fantastic music he loves to make, shows the heart and dedication of
that truly lives through his craft. Tickets on sale now! $15 advance/
$17 day of show
ICENHOWER, Elvis Tribute Artist
August 20, 2016
Icenhower is four time World Champion Elvis Presley tribute artist,
and is recognized
for his good looks and his amazing voice that has sometimes even been
for Elvis himself. A Pomeroy, Ohio native, Dwight continues to awe
audiences of all ages
and his fans enjoy him both on and off stage. He's had the opportunity
to share the stage
with some personal friends of Elvis including: DJ Fontana, The Jordanaires,
I nspirations, Cynthia Pepper, Julie Parrish, Charlie Hodge, and Joe
He is one of the very few Elvis Tribute Artists that have made a full-time
career out of
keeping the legend alive. Join Dwight and the Promised Land Band in
Elvis Presley this year, the 39th anniversary of his death.
Optional VIP Meet & Greet event beginning at 6 p.m. includes light
picture w/artist, attendance for sound check.
Tickets $25 Advance/$27 Day of Show, and VIP Tickets (includes Show
and Meet & Greet)
$35 Advance only (No discounts apply to VIP tickets)
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
a jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with a rich vocal style
Equal parts New Orleans Funk, driving Blues, jazzy Soul and outback
Mojo, this is southern
blues/roots music from the very deepest South Australia. Hes
chosen one of the
Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine,
and also making the
Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know roster. Hes
been a 17 year Guest Guitar
Instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur
Peace Guitar Ranch
and an exciting festival favorite featured on PBS, NPR and CNN. His
frequent tours of the
US have seen him playing with folks like The Allman Brothers (Geoff
voted the #1 guest at
the Allman Brothers Beacon 2012 run by Relix Magazine), George Porter,
Jr., Wood Brothers,
Randall Bramblett, Delbert McClinton, John Mayer and many others.
Even with all this touring in the States, hes still wowing them
in Australia. In 2013 he won
almost all the awards at the VicTas Australian Blues Awards for a
pair of CDs released there.
He released a DVD/CD celebrating 20 years of The Souldiggers in Oz
in 2014 that reached #3
on the Australian Blues Chart. His new CD is expected to be out in
July, so expect a
CD Release Party at the Markay! Tickets: $25 Advance/$27 Day of Show