Apr
14
Sat
Joe Woods Show @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm

This is Classic Country Music with Travis Woods and his band including Laymon Godwin on steel guitar al to benefit the Dixie Center!

 

Apr
24
Tue
Loren & Mark Present: Classical Guitar & Song @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Loren and Mark are classically trained guitarists accomplished in the Chet Atkins style of playing. Come spend the evening singing along with us!

Sponsored by Randy Graham & Joe Newton of The Lincoln Agency, LLC

Thank you Brandon Sutherland, Sales Manager for the Hampton Inn of Ruston, for providing accommodations for our out-of-town performers.

Sep
11
Tue
“The Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble” with Denene Stringfellow & Jane Givens @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

 

Sponsored by Annette & Johnny Maxwell

Denene and Jane will sing big band and oldies numbers with 20 professional musicians on stage as backup.

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Oct
23
Tue
“The Life & Music of Chet Atkins” by Dr. Richard Hood @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Gap Farms Travel Center and Port Au Prince Steak & Catfish Restaurant

Dr. Hood performs the story of the life and times of his personal friendship with Chet Atkins and plays some of his music.

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Nov
13
Tue
“The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles” @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Patricia Wills, The Children’s Shoppe

The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s, serenading audiences at The National WWII Museum and across the globe. The music of the 1940s brought hope and joy to our GIs and those on the Home Front alike—and the Victory Belles keep that tradition alive in rich, three-part harmony. Their repertoire includes all the treasured gems of the WWII era plus patriotic classics including a musical salute to each branch of the US armed forces.

Dec
14
Fri
Russ-Town Band @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Rod Allen Payne & Kim Hill Dewitt “The Music of Patsy Cline” @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Kilpatrick Funeral Homes /Pam Lavender.

Patsy Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley, was a famous American country singer with an iconic Nashville sound. She was known for her rich and booming, emotionally charged voice that could give anyone goosebumps. She did not become a country music star in a day- she had to, in fact, work very hard to sustain her life and support her family members as she came from a middle-class background. Her love for singing was so huge that she taught music to herself by experience. After getting some popularity through sporadic performances on the local radio channels, Cline signed contracts with record companies and found her way to the heart of country and pop music lovers through television, radio and stage shows. She was the first female country singer to have a crossover pop hit but unfortunately, at the height of her singing career, Cline died in a tragic plane crash. Millions of records were sold after her death and she became the first female solo artist to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Honoring the life and talents of Patsy are Rod Allen Payne and Kim Hill De Witt.

Rod Allen Payne is, without question, this area’s most visible musician. His command of many different styles of music has kept him busy at the piano and keyboard for more than 40 years. He has performed for hundreds of corporate events, wedding receptions, dances, and social affairs. In addition to performing, Rod has written jingles and theme songs. His long list includes the National Organization of Women, Lady Techsters, National Teenager Pageant, First National Bank, Scott Truck and Tractor and many more. When asked if it’s time to slow down his schedule, his answer is “No, there’s so much more to learn and enjoy with music.” He says playing with outstanding musicians and singers like Lawrence Gibbs, Lisa Spann, and others.

Kim Hill De Witt has been singing since she was a young child, spending most of her life in Monroe, Louisiana. She is a registered nurse and manager of an outpatient clinic in Katy, Texas. Kim and Rod Allen Payne have been performing together for more than 35 years. She starred in “Always Patsy Cline” in Monroe’s Little Theater, and has sung in numerous bands. Kim has sung many solos in churches in Monroe, and Houston and Galveston, Texas. She and her husband Ron have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, which she loves spending weekends with. Kim currently sings for Energy City Big Band in Houston, Texas.

Apr
25
Thu
“Lisa Spann & Company” @ Dixie Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Randy Graham & Joe Newton of The Lincoln Agency, LLC

Lisa and her Band will do a variety of music from years gone by including blues and ballads.