Newnan's Wadsworth Auditorium to Host Inaugural Icons of Southern Music Event
On February 20th at 7:30 pm, the College of Arts and Humanities and School of the Arts will kick off its first annual event in its new Icons of Southern Music Series. The event, “The Life and Music of Hank Williams,” will be held at Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium, and will feature readings and songs celebrating Williams’ legacy. The program is led by History professor and department chair, Dr. Steve Goodson, who co-edited The Hank Williams Reader, a first-of-its-kind compilation of newspaper and magazine articles, interviews, memoirs, historical and critical accounts, tabloid stories, and fictional treatments of the country music superstar. Music from Daniel Williams (no relation to Hank Williams) and his Driftin’ Poboys Band will provide musical interludes throughout the evening. The inaugural event in this series paves the way for many more tributes to iconic Southern artists.
Dr. Chad Davidson, Director of COAH’s School of the Arts, commented, “The Icons of Southern Music series is precisely the kind of exciting, hybrid event that the School of the Arts at UWG seeks to support. Live music performances, weapons-grade scholarship, the best of documentary footage: what more could you ask for when celebrating the life and work of these talented musicians?” The School of the Arts is excited to celebrate the South’s rich musical heritage by bringing this series to the local community.
Tickets are $5 and are available at:
Let Them Eat Toffee, 770-683-0137
Grannie Fannie’s Antiques, 770-683-5220
Male Academy Museum, 770-251-0207
McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 770-251-0207
Auditorium Box Office (night of performance)
**Since this event was postponed from its original date due to inclement weather, original tickets will be accepted as well as new ones.**