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Tybee Post Theater presents “Tribute to Bill Monroe”
The award-winning New South String Band to perform “Tribute to Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass” Friday, Jan. 15.
The New South String Band from Atlanta, GA, will commemorate the life of “The Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, twenty years after his death.
This compilation of Georgia champion musicians, who are acclaimed bluegrass experts in their own right, will perform an original production at the Tybee Post Theater. The New South String Band members have numerous awards collectively, sharing their passion for old school bluegrass steeped in the tradition of Bill Monroe.
The group includes champion fiddler Kenny Lambert; guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocal champion Brian Stephens; clog dancing champion and bass musician Maggie Aderhold Stephens; and Joel Aderhold, North Georgia bluegrass pioneer.
The show will honor the musical life of the Father of Bluegrass with his band “The Blue Grass Boys.” Performing songs from different periods of Mr. Monroe’s life, The New South String Band will entertain the audience with masterful performance and nostalgic yet enchanting vocals.
The theater provides a unique experience that allows the audience to share the performance one-on-one with the artists.
WHAT: The New South String Band “TRIBUTE TO BILL MONROE, The Father of Bluegrass”
WHEN: Friday, January 16, 2016
TIME: Show starts at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Tybee Post Theater. 10 Van Horne Ave., Tybee Island, GA 31328
TICKETS: $20; $18 for Theater members. Online at.tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.
The newly renovated Tybee Post Theater is located in the heart of the Fort Screven Historic District at the north end of Tybee Island. Built in 1930 by the U.S. Army as a movie house, it closed its doors in the mid-1960s and stood vacant for 50 years. The Tybee Island Historical Society purchased it in 2001 and spearheaded the creation of the Friends of Tybee Theater, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Post Theater and operating it as a performing arts and movie venue for Tybee residents and visitors.
After 15 years and a nearly $2 million investment, the Tybee Post Theater reopened its doors with a Grand Opening celebration in September 2015. Through the Fall it has presented a variety of programming, including live music, comedy and theatrical productions. State-of-the art sound, lighting and projection systems are scheduled to be installed in February making the Theater fully operational.
About the Tybee Post Theater
The Tybee Post Theater is an historic 206-seat performing arts and movie venue on Tybee Island dedicated to providing quality creative programming in the performing arts, including live music, comedy and theatrical productions, as well as classic, children’s and first run movies.
For more information, photos, contact:
Melissa Turner, Executive Director, 912-472-4790 office, and 912-237-6367 mobile. [email protected],
Ricardo Ochoa, Music Programming Director, 912-596-1360, [email protected]