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Art Exhibit: UT Printmaking Faculty

M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

“Stone, Mesh and Metal: Prints by Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto” will be on display in the Blackberry Farm Gallery, featuring art by UT printmaking faculty. A reception will be held in the gallery on Fri., Sept. 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit: MC Art & Design Faculty

M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

Maryville College art and design faculty members Paula Campbell, Carl Gombert, Adrienne Schwarte and Barron Hall are the featured artists in the DENSO Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

MC Youth Choirs Rehearsals Begin 

Aug. 8 | 4-6 pm (Registration for all youth choirs)
Aug. 15 | 4:15-5 pm (Scottie Singers first rehearsal)
Aug. 17 | 5-6:30 pm (Highlander Chorale first rehearsal)
Clayton Center for the Arts

Registration will be held on Tues., Aug. 8 from 4 until 6 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer.

The Scottie Singers, directed by Martha Robinson, is a youth choir for students in grades two through five. The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:15 until 5 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Tues., Aug. 15. For more information, please contact Robinson at martha4robinson@gmail.com

The Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis, is an ensemble for high school age students. The group rehearses on Thursdays from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Rehearsals begin on Thurs., Aug. 17. For more information, please contact Purvis at jpurvis75@gmail.com

The focus of the ensembles is to learn the fundamentals of music and the foundations of singing. Music education majors from Maryville College also assist with the groups. There is a $85 participation fee for the semester.

For more information on the choral ensembles and possible scholarships, please contact Stacey Wilner at 865.981.8151 or stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu

Friday Night Lights 

Aug. 25 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The Clayton Center for the Arts' galleries will be open during Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Featuring the work of UT printmaking faculty in the Blackberry Farm Gallery and MC art and design faculty in the DENSO Gallery. Free and open to the public. 

MC3Band Rehearsals Begin

Aug. 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Massey Family Rehearsal Room

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will begin fall rehearsals for its 2017-18 concert season on Wed., Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre (please note that the first rehearsal will be held in the Massey Family Rehearsal Room). Rehearsals, which will be held on Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m., will focus on preparation for a Nov. 3 fall concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Area musicians who play a wind or percussion instrument are encouraged to join. Serious high school participants are also welcome.  Band members include working musicians, educators, college students, business professionals and retirees from throughout East Tennessee. Using a symphonic band instrumentation, the band performs repertoire from the entire scope of the wind band tradition. The MC3Band serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all of its members (community and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide MC students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting.

For additional details, please contact Simpson at eric.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150. 

 

Art Reception: UT Printmaking Faculty

Sept. 1 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

An art reception for “Stone, Mesh and Metal: Prints by Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto," featuring art by UT printmaking faculty. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

"Retromania" by Morgan Manning | Art Exhibit

Sept. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

Retromania features works by Morgan Manning, Assistant Professor of Design at Maryville College. Manning is a native of Chattanooga, TN and joined the faculty in the Division of Fine Arts in August 2017. 

The show explores hypocrisies that exist within the American cultural tradition. Through the lens of mid-Century graphic design, Manning seeks commentary on the duality between the idealized notions of the "American Dream" and the increasingly polarized battle of principles that exists between the political left and right. The work formulates links between the past and today and evokes a tangible visual impression of longevity and timelessness.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Jim Joyce | Art Exhibit

Sept. 1-30  |  M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit featuring the photography of Jim Joyce. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event.

Artist Statement: Joyce always tries to have a camera with him wherever he goes.  His philosophy is that the “Kodak moment” is always there, it is just a question of realizing or identifying it.  Without the camera, it is often reminiscent of the fisherman’s story of the “one who got away.”

Bio: A native of Virginia, Joyce did his undergraduate work at Emory and Henry College, where he majored in French and German.  During a summer in study in Germany and Austria, he visited many castles and cathedrals and became interested in architecture, art, form, and structure.

During his college years, he was editor of the college newspaper and developed an interest in journalism that eventually led to graduate school. Upon graduation from Emory and Henry, he taught French and English in a rural secondary school. After three frustrating years teaching and discovering he had no patience, he entered the University of Tennessee to pursue a graduate degree in communications. His journalism and broadcasting concentration provided him an opportunity to take both photography and film classes, with his thesis actually being a 16mm film that he scripted, filmed, and edited. Immediately following graduate school, he worked for four years as a college public relations director, while also teaching journalism and film-making classes. Tired of the double duty, he accepted a position with the Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in Oak Ridge, TN. His 30-year career at the DOE sites included another stint in public relations, but also positions in technical writing and editing, human resources, and contracts. 

A juried artist, he enjoys being outside, taking his cameras with him hiking, camping, and kayaking. He also continues to be interested in architectural detail, structure, and symmetry that have continued to develop since his college days. In addition, because of his sense of humor, he enjoys taking photographs of subjects that he considers to be whimsical or ironic. 

Maryville College Community Chorus Rehearsals Begin

Sept. 5  |  7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room

The Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin fall rehearsals at 7 p.m., Tues., Sept. 5 in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harry H. Harter Choral Rehearsal Room.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a fall performance on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The chorus is open to all area singers of all talent levels above the age of 16. Music reading experience is helpful but not required. Registration and music for the choir will be available at the first rehearsal. This established chorus of over 50 singers has a strong tradition of presenting quality choral music and frequently joins other community ensembles such as the Maryville College youth choirs and the Orchestra at Maryville College. The chorus performs quality literature of various styles and genres in the highest caliber and often features the music of area composers and arrangers, as well as the classic gems of the masters.

For more information, please contact Eleazer at alan.eleazer@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.382.4970 or Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music, at stacey.wilner@maryvillecollege.edu or 865.981.8151. 

Blount County College Fair | Admissions Event

Sept. 11  |  5:30-7 pm
Cooper Athletic Center

Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art schools are expected at the annual Blount County College Fair. Area high school students, their parents and other persons involved in a college search are invited to attend the fair. Reservations are not required for attendees, and there is no cost to attend the fair. For more information, call 865.981.8092.

Financial Aid Night | Admissions Event

Sept. 11  |  7-8 pm
Alumni Gym

Although presented by Maryville College’s financial aid staff, this is a general information session to help prospective students and parents, regardless of the type of college they are considering. Parents and students will learn what they need to do to apply for all types of financial aid. Terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on grants and loans will be explained. From institutional aid to state and federal aid programs, this financial aid primer will help decipher the terms, raise the issues, review best approaches and answer financial aid questions. Participants will also be briefed on the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program, as well as the importance of searching out free money awards like scholarships to help pay for education costs. Financial Aid Night is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 865.981.8092.

Orchestra at Maryville College Rehearsals Begin

Sept. 11  |  7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Massey Family Rehearsal Room

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will begin fall rehearsals on Mon., Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Massey Family Rehearsal Room.  

A college and community ensemble, the Orchestra at Maryville College brings live symphonic performances to the public stage three times per season.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays from 7 until 9 p.m. and will focus on preparation for a fall concert on Mon., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. The orchestra will also be performing in "A Maryville Christmas" on Tues., Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

For more information, please contact Eleazer at alan.eleazer@maryvillecollege.edu or the Division of Fine Arts office at 865.981.8150. 

"Meeting the Challenge: Supporting Higher Education Dreams of Latinx Students and Families | Villamaria at MC 2017

Sept. 15  |  8:30 am-3:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts

Join us for a day of engaging professional development as we explore and reflect on the ways that K-12 school counselors and teachers can support higher education opportunities for Latino families. Presenters include Karla Coleman García, Policy Manager for Conexión Américas: "Defending the Dream: Best Practices in Advising Undocumented & DACA Students"

Registration, continental breakfast and lunch are FREE. Register on the MC websiteDeadline to register is Wed., Sept. 6. For more information, please email villamaria@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865.981.8269.

Clayton Center presents | Travis LeDoyt: A Tribute to the King

Sept. 16  |  7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Growing up, Travis was exposed to a broad variety of musical styles, from Country to Swing, to Rock & Roll, as well as Classical. His fascination with music and instruments led to formal piano lessons at the age of 9. Before long, Travis was writing his own songs. Over the years, Travis LeDoyt has developed into a truly remarkable talent; singer, performer, songwriter, and musician (piano, keyboard, guitar), but most of all he is fast becoming one of America’s most convincing, jaw-dropping tribute acts to ever grace the stage.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

"When God Sleeps" with filmmaker Till Schauder | Film Screening

Sept. 27 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Synopsis: "My songs didn't make me famous. The fatwa did." When God Sleeps tells the story of exiled Iranian artist-activist Shahin Najafi against the backdrop of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and the global right- wing backlash against Middle Eastern refugees. With a death warrant (fatwa) issued for his life, Shahin is faced with life-and-death decisions that affect his professional and personal life.

Fine Arts Faculty Showcase | Concert

Sept. 29 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

During the event, MC Fine Arts faculty will perform a diverse program on piano, brass, voice and strings. It will include selections from Mozart to bluegrass and will feature the faculty in solos, duets, trios and more. Free and open to the public.

Faculty performers include: Carl Gombert, professor of art; Chase Hatmaker, adjunct choral assistant; Alicia Massie-Legg, lecturer in music; Harold Nagge, adjunct instructor of guitar; David Rasnake, technical director of the Clayton Center for the Arts; Eric Simpson, lecturer in music education and director of bands; Meredith Simpson, adjunct instructor of horn; Caroline Stuart, event coordinator for the Clayton Center for the Arts; Bill Swann, professor of music; and Stacey Wilner, lecturer in music and director of choral activities.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Sept. 29 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Reception featuring the work of Morgan Manning and Jim Joyce, the Clayton Center for the Arts' featured artists for September, will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

Trillium | Concert

Sept. 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present the Trillium Piano Trio. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited.

The program will open with a duet in D Major for violin and cello by Joseph Haydn. This will be followed by Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio, Opus 97. This, his final piano trio, was dedicated to Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven’s most loyal patron, student, good friend, and brother of the Austrian Emperor. An expansive work, written in only 23 days, this composition is esteemed as one of the grandest of both Beethoven’s work and of the entire piano trio repertoire.

Founded in January 2014, Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano, has engaged numerous audiences with its expressive interpretations at the heart of the piano trio literature, in addition to performances of quartets and quintets. The members of the trio are Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello, adjunct faculty, Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano, Professor Emeritus, Maryville College. Read more.

 

Jennifer Brickey: In Retrospect | Art Exhibit

Oct. 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery

An exhibit featuring the art of Jennifer Brickey. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

About Jennifer Brickey: I am a painter and a professor of art, among many other things. I am both compelled by my busy life and repulsed by it. I am empowered by elements of feminism, history, and the suburban landscape. I resist conforming and respond mostly to honesty. I respect formalist conventions and technical integrity. I find freedom in travel, space and multifaceted worlds of beauty, romance, structure, congestion and complexity. I like lines, because they are honest, shapes because they are organic, space for its emptiness, and color for its vitality. I seek perspective from history and deny certain superiority in art making. I acknowledge the alienation my work creates in being autobiographical. I am not an intellectual and will not overwhelm my viewers with knowledge of art theory or concept. I am for art that is real, one that represents loss and presence. I am for art that is persistent, moving, timeless, and thought provoking.

Elizabeth Porter | Art Exhibit

Oct. 2-27 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit featuring the art of Elizabeth Porter. Porter has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Mixed Media from the University of North Carolina-Asheville and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a native of Knoxville and regularly participates in both local and national art shows.  Current work ranges from mixed media collages to pen and ink drawings but always revolves around the theme of personal identity and conformity in Western consumer cultures. Her most recent series of work consists of paintings on three-dimensional canvases.  

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. 

Student Repertoire Recital

Oct. 5  |  7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Speak Low If You Speak Love | MC Theatre Production

Oct. 6  |  8 pm
Oct. 7  |  8 pm
Oct. 8  |  2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department will perform Speak Low If You Speak Love, an evening of Shakespeare's scenes, sonnets and songs all focused on the theme of love. Come celebrate the magnitude of the Bard's work on this universal theme with scenes from Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Dr. Heather McMahon.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and students. Admission is free for Maryville College faculty, staff and students, but tickets are required. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions event

Oct. 7 | 9 am-3 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your families are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Katelyn Parker Senior Recital | Recital

Oct. 10 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College senior Katelyn Parker will present a recital, titled “Noteworthy. The recital is free and open to the public. The program will include a large variety of vocal selections ranging from Italian and German arias like “Dove Sono,” (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro) and “Mein Herr Marquis,” (Strauss, Die Fledermaus), to musical theatre pieces such as “Astonishing,” (Little Women), jazz renditions of classics like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Parker’s own arrangement of “The Tennessee Waltz,” and even a few gospel pieces.

The recital will also include a guest performance by Laura Taliaferro, a 2011 vocal music education graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Taliaferro and Parker, who are co-workers at Sevier Heights Baptist Church, will perform a duet during the recital. Chase Hatmaker will serve as an accompanist.

Clayton Center presents | Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from a Forgotten Kingdom

Oct. 12  |  7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco’s gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion, masterful narration and intricate soundscapes. Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salónica and Jerusalem. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an award-winning quintet of world-class musicians from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan and the USA.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit claytonartscenter.com.

Homecoming Choir | Concert

Oct. 21 | 11 am - noon
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

During Maryville College's Homecoming Weekend, the Homecoming Choir, featuring former MC choir members, as well as current members of the Maryville College Concert Choir, will perform. The concert will feature Dr. Jim Daugherty '70 as guest director and April Martin '07 as guest soloist. Free and open to the public.

Herbst: An Autumn Recital | Tartanband, Lads, Lassies & Off Kilter

Oct. 24 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College student ensembles, including the Tartanband, Lads, Lassies and Off Kilter, will perform an autumn concert. The program will include "October" by Eric Whitacre; "Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod (arr. Corcoran); "Land" by Takatsugu Muramatsu; "13 Canons, Opus 113" by Johannes Brahms; "Autumn Leaves" by Joseph Kosma (arr. Salem/Simpson); "Trio in C Major, Opus 87" by Ludwig Van Beethoven; and " Komm, Susser Tod, BWV 478" by Johann Sebastian Bach. Free and open to the public.

"Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four" with filmmaker Deborah Esquenazi | Film Screening

Oct. 25 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Film Synopsis: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four excavates the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez — four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film begins its journey inside a Texas prison, after these women have spent nearly a decade behind bars. They were 19 and 20 years at the time that allegations surfaced. Using the women’s home video footage from 21 years ago combined with recent verité footage and interviews, the film explores their personal narratives and their search for exculpatory evidence to help their losing criminal trials. 15 years into their journey, director Deborah S. Esquenazi captures an on- camera recantation by one of the initial outcry victims, now 25 years old although 7 at the time of the investigation. This brings the filmmaker into the role of investigator along with attorneys at the Innocence Project, who are just beginning their quest for truth in this case. In November 23, 2016, the San Antonio Four were finally exonerated by the court of criminal appeals. The documentary was cited in the first paragraph of the opinion.

Tennessee Theatre Association | Annual Conference

Oct. 25-29
Clayton Center for the Arts

The Tennessee Theatre Association (TTA) will host its annual conference at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College. Visit the TTA website for details and registration information.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

Oct. 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Reception featuring the work of the Clayton Center for the Arts' featured artists for October will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

 

Tamie Beldue | Art Exhibit

Nov. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

An exhibit featuring the art of Tamie Beldue, an associate professor of art at UNC-Asheville who focuses on mixed media drawings. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Nate Rogers | Art Exhibit

Nov. 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit featuring the paintings of Nate Rogers. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Clayton Center Presents | Trace Adkins

Nov. 2 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theatre

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions event

Nov. 4 | 9 am-3 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your families are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival | Concert

Nov. 4 | 6 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will host its annual Invitational Choir Festival, which will include choirs from area high schools and colleges. The festival will serve as a benefit for the Officer Moats Foundation, created to honor the life and legacy of fallen Blount County officer Kenny Moats by aiding the community through service and scholarship. Participants include choirs from Heritage High School, directed by Chris Clift; Maryville High School, directed by Byron Davis; Powell High School, directed by Jim Kennedy; Alcoa City High School, directed by Trent Gilmore; Highlander Chorale, directed by Jill Purvis; Karns High School, directed by Seth Tinsley; Jefferson City High School, directed by Merritt McElroy; Pellissippi State Community College, directed by Meagan Langford; Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner; and Off Kilter, directed by Stacey Wilner.

The concert is free and open to the public, but donations for the Officer Moats Foundation are greatly appreciated. Read the press release.

Orchestra at Maryville College: "Out of This World... Of This World... For This World" | Fall Concert

Nov. 6 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will present a fall concert, titled “Out of This World… Of This World… For This World." The concert will feature selections by Copland, Haydn, Strauss and Horner.

Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors and area students. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff (although a printed ticket is required for admission). For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590. Read the press release.

"Jackson" with filmmaker Maisie Crow | Film Screening

Nov. 8 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 

Synopsis: Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America. 

MC3 Band & MC Community Chorus | Fall Concert

Nov. 9 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The MC3Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, and the Maryville College Community Chorus, under the direction of Alan Eleazer, will join forces to present a fall concert. The concert, titled “We Hold These Truths,” is free and open to the public and will feature patriotic favorites for choir and band. 

During the concert, Maj. Gen. Bob Tiebout, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), will give special recognition to veterans and active duty and reserve military members, who are invited as special guests for the concert.

Student Repertoire Recital

Nov. 14 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

All-East Chorus | Fall Concert

Nov. 16-18
Clayton Center for the Arts

Maryville College will host the East Tennessee Vocal Association’s “All-East Chorus” at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The annual event attracts select students and directors from middle schools and high schools in the East Tennessee region – about 800 participants and 100 instructors. The students, who are selected in September through a rigorous audition process, meet for two days of rehearsals with guest conductors in preparation for a performance at the end of the weekend.

Art Reception

Nov. 17 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery and DENSO Gallery

Reception featuring the work of Tamie Beldue and Nate Rogers, the Clayton Center for the Arts' featured artists for November. Free and open to the public.

Scottie Singers, Highlander Chorale & MC Ensembles | Holiday Concerts

Nov. 28 | 6 & 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m. The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m., along with Maryville College ensembles Off Kilter, Lads and Lassies. Free and open to the public.

Keyboard Night

Nov. 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents | Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Ultimate Christmas Show

Nov. 30 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theatre

The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). It’s festive funny physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions.

For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

 

Senior Art Show | Art Exhibit

Dec. 1-15 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors, including Alicia Yarlett. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Maryville College Directing Class Performances | Theatre Performance 

Dec. 1 | 8 pm
Dec. 2 | 8 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

An evening of short plays, directed by MC theatre majors. Free and open to the public.

MC Division of Fine Arts Christmas Concert

Dec. 5 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Several Maryville College ensembles will join forces to present a Christmas concert. Ensembles include the Maryville College Concert Choir, the Orchestra at Maryville College, the Maryville College Community Chorus and the MC3Band. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for area students, and free for children 5 and under. Admission is free for MC students, faculty and staff, although a printed ticket is required for admission. To purchase tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590.

Art Reception

Dec. 8 | 5-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

A reception featuring the work of Maryville College seniors. Free and open to the public.

 

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MLK Day Event

Jan. 15 | 10:30 a.m.
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Details TBA. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center Presents | The Sound of Music

Jan. 20 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Clayton Center Presents | Direct from Dublin, Ireland, Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Jan. 23 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

An extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish Culture. An all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a Gala Celebration of Irish Music and Dance. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine, in kitchens, barns and fields.  As the Great Hunger closes in, the people look West, across the Ocean, to New York City.  Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

MC Concert Choir performs with Paul Phoenix | Performance

Jan. 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. 

The Maryville College Concert Choir will perform with Paul Phoenix, a Grammy Award-winning singer and former member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble The King’s Singers. Phoenix will serve as Maryville College's artist-in-residence Jan. 28-31 and will hold workshops for members of the Concert Choir. Ticket info TBA.

 

Figurative Group Show | Art Exhibit

Feb. 1-28 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

MC Concert Choir Valentine's Day Concert | Performance

Feb. 8 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Concert Choir, under the direction of Stacey Wilner, will present a Valentine's Day concert. Ticket info TBA.

"Liyana" with filmmakers Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp | Film Screening

Feb. 14 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 

Synopsis: As five orphaned children in Swaziland, collaborate to tell a remarkable tale, their words burst to life in gorgeous animation. Together, they tell the imaginative story of Liyana, a young Swazi girl on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. Through their story of perseverance, drawn from the young narrators’ darkest memories and brightest dreams, audiences journey through a uniquely poetic blend of observational documentary scenes with an animated tale to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

Clayton Center presents | The Illusionists - Live from Broadway

Feb. 15 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Art Receptions

Feb. 23 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Reception featuring the work the Clayton Center for the Arts' featured artists for February. Free and open to the public.

Maryville College Theatre Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical | Theatre Production

Feb. 23 | 8 pm
Feb. 24 | 8 pm
Feb. 25 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department will present 9 to 5 The Musical, directed by Dr. Heather McMahon. Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton; book by Patricia Resnick; based on the 20th-century Fox film. Ticket info TBA.

Dogwood Arts Festival Student Art Exhibition | Art Exhibit

March 1-31 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on March 7 from 5-8 pm.

Clayton Center Presents | Tao: Drum Heart

March 1 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming. While transfixing audiences worldwide, the Clayton Center is excited to welcome them back to North America. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Trillium | Concert

March 3 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Division of Fine Arts of Maryville College will present Trillium, an ensemble of strings and piano. The concert is free and open to the public. The members of the trio are: Alison Maerker Garner, violin; Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cello and adjunct faculty at Maryville College; and Robert Bonham, piano and professor emeritus at Maryville College. April Martin '07, who will serve as a guest artist at Maryville College in March, will also perform during the concert.

East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Clinic

March 7
Clayton Center for the Arts

The East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (ETSBOA) will hold a clinic at the Clayton Center for the Arts.

Art Reception: Dogwood Arts Festival

March 7 | 5-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

A reception for the Dogwood Arts Festival's student art exhibition. Free and open to the public.

Student Repertoire Recital

March 8 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Tartanband | Spring Concert

March 13 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Maryville College’s newest student instrumental ensemble, tartanband, will perform. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Eric Simpson, director of bands at Maryville College. Simpson is also the director of the College’s MC3Band.

MC Concert Choir Tour Send-Off Concert | Concert

March 14 | Noon
Clayton Center for the Arts, William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform a send-off concert before departing for the 2018 Spring Choir Tour, which will be a Tennessee tour. Homecoming Concerts will be held on April 5-6 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

"Quest" with filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski | Film Screening

March 14 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Synopsis: Filmed with vérité intimacy over a ten-year period, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife Christine’a open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife gripping their neighborhood. Over the years, everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country in turmoil, QUEST is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

 

Chris Barnard | Art Exhibit

April 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm Gallery William "Ed" Harmon Gallery

An exhibit featuring the art of Chris Barnard, assistant professor of art at Connecticut College. He will also serve as artist-in-residence at Maryville College in April. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., April 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Doug Kimball | Art Exhibit

April 1-30 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, DENSO Gallery

An exhibit featuring drawings and illustrations by Doug Kimball. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A reception will be held in the galleries on Fri., April 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Maryville College Concert Choir | Homecoming Concert

April 5 | 7 pm
April 6 | 7 pm

Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Concert Choir, directed by Stacey Wilner, will perform selections from its 2018 Spring Choir Tour, which will be a Tennessee tour. More info TBA.

Meet Maryville Preview Day | Admissions Event

April 7 | 9 am-3 pm
Maryville College campus

Calling all high school students from freshmen to seniors and transfer students! Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best years of your life. You and your families are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. For more information, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the event page.

Keyboard Night

April 10 | 5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A student performance. Free and open to the public.

MC Theatre Production | Theatre performance 

April 13 | 8 pm
April 14 | 8 pm
April 15 | 2 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

The Maryville College Theatre Department and Alpha Psi Omega will present a student-directed production. More information TBA.

Clayton Center presents | Mummenschanz: You & Me

April 14 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

Since its successful three year run on Broadway, Swiss based theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. The 2017-2018 season will see a brand new creation, “you & me” by the visionary MUMMENSCHANZ troupe. New performers will bring to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love; as well as reviving a historic tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.

Scottie Singers, Highlander Chorale & MC Ensembles | Spring Concert

April 17 | 6 & 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Scottie Singers, a youth choir for students in grades two through five that is directed by Martha Robinson, will perform at 6 p.m. The Highlander Chorale, an ensemble for high school age students that is directed by Jill Purvis, will perform at 7 p.m., along with Maryville College ensembles Off Kilter, Lads and Lassies. Free and open to the public.

"78/52" with filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe | Film Screening

April 18 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Clayton Center for the Arts is one of 8 venues in the Southeast to screen 6 films as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. One film will be shown per month in the Lambert Recital Hall during September, October, and November of 2017, and February, March and April of 2018. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Russell & Abbott, Heating and Air of Maryville, screenings will be free for high school and college students with a student ID. Admission for the general public is $5. All films will be shown at 7pm followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Synopsis: Alfred Hitchcock created the single most extraordinary and mysterious scene in the history of cinema – the iconic shower scene in ‘Psycho.’ 78/52, which refers to the number of set-ups (78) and cuts (52) in the scene, delves into the genius and experimental process of its creation and the indelible impact on filmmaking.

Student Repertoire Recital 

April 19 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

A performance featuring Maryville College music majors. Free and open to the public.

Sheri Matascik Faculty Recital | Faculty Recital

April 20 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Dr. Sheri Matascik, Maryville College associate professor of music, will present a faculty recital. Matascik, who joined the Maryville College faculty in 1995, has a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance and a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Kent State University.

Matascik's interests include music theory and aural skills pedagogy and music composition pedagogy. As a composer, Matascik has written many works for chamber groups, synthesizer, and guitar, among other instruments and ensembles. In October 2009, Matascik released her first solo guitar CD, At the End of the Day, a collection of guitar compositions that celebrate classical, contemporary folk, Appalachian, jazz and Celtic styles. In October 2011, she released her second solo guitar CD, Spirit Wood, which features a “classical/pop fusion” style of music.

Digital downloads of Matascik’s music can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

Maryville College Community Chorus | Spring Concert

April 24 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

The Maryville College Community Chorus, directed by Alan Eleazer, will present a spring concert. Details TBA.

MC3Band | Spring Concert

April 26 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The MC3Band is directed by Dr. Eric Simpson and includes working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community. Free and open to the public.

Friday Night Lights | Art Reception

April 27 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

Reception featuring the work of Chris Barnard and Doug Kimball, the Clayton Center for the Arts' featured artists for April, will be held in conjunction with Downtown Maryville's "Friday Night Lights" event. Free and open to the public.

Orchestra at Maryville College | Spring Concert

April 30 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Orchestra at Maryville College, directed by Alan Eleazer, will present a spring concert. Details TBA.

 

Senior Art Shows | Art Exhibit

May 1-11 | M-F 10 am-5 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

The work of Maryville College senior art majors will be on display. Free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the galleries on May 11 from 6-8 p.m.

Austin Loo Senior Recital | Concert

May 1 | 7 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

Senior Austin Loo will present a senior recital. Free and open to the public.

Acting Class Showcase | Theatre Performance 

May 11 | 8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Haslam Family Flex Theatre

MC theatre students will present an "Acting Class Showcase," led by Doug James. Free and open to the public.

MC Senior Art Shows Reception | Art Reception

May 11 | 6-8 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, All Galleries

A reception featuring the work of Maryville College senior art majors. Free and open to the public.

Clayton Center presents | Riders in the Sky & the Quebe Sisters

May 12 | 7:30 pm
Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

For more than thirty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers by reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. 

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana. Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.

 For tickets, please call the Clayton Center Box Office at 865.981.8590 or visit the Clayton Center website.