Sunday, May 8th, 2016

3:00 pm

Steel Magnolias is presented by the Riverby Theater Guild of the French Art Colony,
Gallipolis, Ohio. The production, directed by French Art Colony’s 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
rich cu
rmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years");
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 “M’Lynn”, 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 that includes:
-Assorted finger sandwiches -Scones w/Devon Cream -Assorted Mini Desserts -Fruit
-Ho 200 t/Cold Beverages Served from beautiful tiered trays. A China and Crystal Affair!

Tea begins at 1:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets for the performance are $15 in advance and $17 day of show.

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 availability.
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 Council’s Director of Operations
by calling 740-286-6355 or via email at

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

7:00 pm

Southern 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., Jackson, Ohio.
Live music to kick your heels up to by the Kenny Valentine Band. Hors D’Oeuvres, punch,
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 awarded!

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 jewelry;
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 eight.

Friday, June 17th, 2016

8:00 pm

You won’t want to miss Rik Roberts’ comedy show, or his “Barney Fife” impersonation.
Rik Roberts spent his youth in Kentucky working on tobacco and horse farms.
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 appeared
in his own episode of the award winning Bananas Comedy Show which features
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 of show

Sunday, June 19th, 2016
4:00 pm

Celebrating Jackson County's Bicentennial, the D.M. Davis Combined Choirs, directed by
Wilbur McCormick, Rick Noel, and Zach Irwin, will perform "I Love America",
a musical by John W. Peterson and Don Wyrtzen. Tickets on sale now!
$5 In Advance / $8 Day of Show

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

8:00 pm

With Jim 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 mountains,
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 released albums.
The Markay is his first stop on a regional tour to promote his upcoming album.

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 the country.

Tickets on sale now! $15 advance/ $17 day of show

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

8:00 pm

Apple & 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 smooth but
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 Mike’s 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 music
and have shared the stage with well-known acts like Shovels and Rope, Tommy Womack,
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 an artist
that truly lives through his craft. Tickets on sale now! $15 advance/ $17 day of show


DWIGHT ICENHOWER, Elvis Tribute Artist

Saturday, August 20, 2016
8:00 pm

Dwight 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 mistaken
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, The Sweet
I nspirations, Cynthia Pepper, Julie Parrish, Charlie Hodge, and Joe Esposito.
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 remembering
Elvis Presley this year, the 39th anniversary of his death.

Optional VIP Meet & Greet event beginning at 6 p.m. includes light refreshments,
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

8:00 pm

Geoff is a jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with a rich vocal style from Melbourne.
Equal parts New Orleans Funk, driving Blues, jazzy Soul and outback Mojo, this is southern
blues/roots music from the very deepest South – Australia. He’s chosen one of the
“Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine, and also making the
“Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know” roster. He’s 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, he’s 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