Events of Note
The Band Perry Comes to UWG
The Band Perry will perform at the University of West Georgia Coliseum on Sunday, April 22 as part of its Purveyors of Performance Tour 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
The Band Perry is a Grammy-nominated country act — featuring siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry — that saw its debut album go platinum, selling more than one million copies.
The show will also feature a performance by special guest The Lost Trailers.
The group is best known for its two No. 1 singles, “If I Die Young” and “All Your Life,” as well as the gold-certified “You Lie.” The group is nominated this year for ACM Vocal Group of the year to be announced at the 2012 ACM Awards in Las Vegas on April 1.
Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum box office, the Townsend Center box office, by calling 678-839-4722 or by visiting townsendcenter.org.
Prices are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show for those with a UWG ID, and $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show for the general public.
All tickets are subject to sales tax.
The Townsend Center and The Coliseum box offices are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cash, Visa or MasterCard are accepted.
27th Annual Sunbelt Jazz Festival
The UWG Jazz Ensemble hosts Los Angeles jazz trombonist Bob McChesney on Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.
McChesney can be heard on CDs with everyone from Ray Charles and Rod Stewart to Natalie Cole and Diana Krall.
His television credits range from "The Simpsons" to "Futurama" while his film credits meander from "Mystic River" to "Space Jam." McChesney’s collaboration with legendary comedian Steve Allen produced No Laughing Matter. In his review, Tom Smith says it all: "There are times when hearing him is like hearing the trombone played for the first time."
For more go to http://www.bobmcchesney.com/.
Sponsored by Bradley and Janet Townsend. Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors/Military, $8 Children.
To buy tickets go to https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?Clientid=TownsendCenter.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: the Heart & Soul of American Roots Music
Ungar and Mason come the Townsend on Thursday, April 26. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Playing fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and piano, Ungar and Mason delight audiences wherever they roam.
Their concerts are often a musical travelogue featuring fiddle music from a variety of traditions including Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish and Scottish Highland. Ungar and Mason won international acclaim after "The Civil War" aired on PBS featuring Jay's haunting composition, "Ashokan Farewell." Ken Burns, the producer, described the husband and wife duo perfectly: “Jay and Molly play music from the heart, which reminds us of the best in all of us.”
For more information, visit http://www.jayandmolly.com. Sponsored by the Dr. Richard L. Dangle Family.
Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors/Military, $15 Children.
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