COMING ATTRACTIONS!

 

 

COMMUNITY CHURCH CHOIR PATRIOTIC CONCERT
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

3:00 p.m.

The Jackson Community Church Choir practices on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,
at the First Presbyterian Church. The FREE concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3,
at the Markay. New members are always welcome.


COFFEE HOUSE SERIES
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


APPLE & THE MOON with BEN DAVIS, JR.
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. 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)



GEOFF ACHISON
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


MADCAP PUPPETS
Sunday, October 30th, 2016

3:00 p.m.


In Madcap Puppet Theatre's production Madcap's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the lanky
schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, can't decide what's worse in the glen of Sleepy Hollow,
the headless horseman or the silliest of ghosts, the horseless headman.
To complicate matters Ichabod unwittingly vies with the local brute, Brom Bones,
for the affections of Katrina Van Tassal. Ichabod endures a series of pranks and ghost stories,
only to find himself on the ride of his life in this hilarious version of Washington Irving's
classic short story. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre's
original children's theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs
that include performances, workshops and residencies are nationally recognized.
Following the performance, the actors will return to the stage to answer questions
from the audience. Youngsters are invited to come in costume and
parade onstage at the end of the performance!

Tickets on sale now! $10 Advance/$12 Day of Show



LONE RAVEN
Saturday, November 5th, 2016

8:00 p.m.


Garnering rave reviews throughout the country, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of
traditional music from around the world on a variety of unique, ethnic instruments.
In addition to sharing the music of their ancestors, they delight audiences with a
collection of award-winning, original compositions that have been featured on radio
and television programs across the globe. With over 20 instruments on stage,
the band soars through everything from heartfelt Irish ballads to exhilarating Gypsy fiddle
tunes, musically transporting listeners through breathtaking European landscapes.

The excellent musicianship of each band member is apparent in every song,
strengthened by the inclusion of multiple instruments, abundant energy, and a deep,
personal connection to the music. Kara's highly acclaimed vocals are showcased throughout
each concert, with songs performed in English, Irish Gaelic and Latin. Passionate instrumentals
are fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley, driven by
an explosive rhythm section consisting of Craig Markley and the
award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs.

Tickets on sale now! $15 Advance/$17 Day of Show