This Weekend at the Tybee Post Theater!
An Evening With Verlon Thompson,
Friday, May 13, 8 pm
Prolific songwriter, traveling troubadour and longtime trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark,
Verlon Thompson has taken the stage everywhere from Barcelona to Binger, his Oklahoma hometown, and now, the Post Theater for an evening of stories and chart-topping song.
Along the way, Thompson compositions have been recorded by a stunning list of hit makers, including Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson (“Boats to Build”), Barbara Mandrell (“You Know What I’m Not Talking About”), The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (“Dancing to the Beat of a Broken Heart”), Randy Travis (“Don’t Take Your Love Away from Me”), Suzy Bogguss (“Cross My Broken Heart”), and many more.
He’ll play them all for us, and tell us the stories behind them.
Friday, May 13, 8 pm. Reserved seating Tickets $20, Theater members $18.
Walter Parks – Swamp by Chandelier
Friday, May 20, 8 pm
Guitarist and singer Walter Parks, the longtime sideman for Woodstock legend Richie Havens has created Swamp By Chandelier – a new solo tour that’s both a concert and a historical experience.
Replete with storytelling, skillful guitar playing and soulfully operatic singing, Swamp By Chandelier is a presentation of Parks’ own compositions interwoven with a few Richie Havens classics and an exciting reinterpretation of music that Parks researched in the Library of Congress Folklife Collection.
During the F.D.R. years, when Alan Lomax was recording blues in the Mississippi Delta, naturalist Francis Harper was recording the music and stories of the southeast Georgia swampers who lived in the Okefenokee before it was declared a national wildlife refuge. For this project, Parks has transcribed and modernized the swamp hollers – single voice melodies sung by hunters and farmers that signaled to family of a safe return home.
Fri, May 20th, 2016. 8 pm. Tickets: $25, Members: $22.50
Ike Stubblefield Trio
Saturday, May 21, 8 pm
Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started.
He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.
These days, Stubblefield is finding his true passion collaborating with old friends and bringing the loose ends of an illustrious career together on his new project, The Ike Stubblefield Trio.
Saturday, May 21, 8 pm Tickets: $25, Members: $22.50.
Girls Night Out at the Movies, “Love Story”
Sat., May 28, 7 pm
The tearjerker that launched a salty sea of tearjerkers for an entire generation. And you know who you are, dears! Embrace the tears!
And join us for this second installment in this monthly movie series for Tybee’s gals (and guys with a heart). This month’s feature film is the tearjerker of the ’70s generation. “Love Story,” starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw.
In director Arthur Hiller’s hit film — based on Erich Segal’s novella — O’Neal plays Oliver Barrett IV, a comfortably off Harvard pre-law student who falls in love with Radcliffe music student Jenny Cavilleri (MacGraw), a freewheeling, delightfully profane product of a blue-collar Italian-American family. Oliver’s father (Ray Milland) heartily disapproves of the subsequent marriage and cuts off his son’s allowance. Despite financial travails, the couple is blissfully happy….until Jenny is diagnosed as having an unnamed disease that consigns her to an early death. The movie’s tagline “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” became an iconic American catchphrase, the film’s theme a number one hit.
Saturday, May 28, 7 pm. Tickets, $10, Theater members, $9. (Complimentary glass of wine and pack of hankies with your ticket!)
Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club,
Sunday, May 29, 8 pm
National headline comedian Collin Moulton launches his monthly stand-up comedy show at the Post! Collin performed to a nearly sold-out show here in December, and loved it so much, he’s going to headline a monthly show featuring his own brand of hilarious and family-friendly comedy, and he’ll bring in his surprise stand-up superstar friends to join him on stage from time to time.
One of the most fun, personable, and sought after headliners today, he has had his own stand-up special on Showtime, he’s been on Nickelodeon, and was recently featured on Last Call With Carson Daly. Touring for over 15 years, Collin has picked the Post as a home for his own East Coast comedy club. Take that, LA!
America knows and loves him. Collin’s energetic comedy is the release needed from our everyday lives. Come needing to laugh tonight, leave wanting to laugh forever! Join the Barefoot Comedy Club!
Sunday, May 29, 8 pm Tickets: $15, Members: $13.50