We are assembling our 2018-2019 DCA Season,

stay tuned for updates! 

Every year the DCA Board assembles a series of musical performances to enliven the Ruston downtown scene. Local and international talents have graced the Dixie stage with everything from single performances to full orchestras. Each show is unique, and sure to offer a wonderful evening of live entertainment. So come on downtown, grab a bite to eat and then to enjoy a show!


2017-2018 DCA Season

THURSDAY 7PM, September 14, 2017

The Rod Allen Payne Trio Presents: The Great Divas of Song

Sponsored by Kilpatrick Funeral Homes

The trio features Rod on piano, Lisa Spann on vocalist , and Lawrence Gibbs on saxophone, playing the music of the great lady singers from Judy Garland to Celine Dion and others!



TUESDAY 7PM, October 10, 2017

John Lee Sanders & Friends Present A “Gumbo of Music,” from R&B to country & Gospel!

Sponsored by The Children’s Shoppe

John Lee Sanders has performed with Stevie Wonder, Kris Kristofferson, Chuck Berry, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt and many others. Come out for an evening of great entertainment!



THURSDAY 7PM, November 16, 2017

Denene Stringfellow Presents: Golden Oldies Concert 

Featuring Don, Latier, Burkes, Cooke, & Special Guest Rita Spillers

Sponsored by Johnny Maxwell at JEM Investments

Denene Stringfellow, “The man with the ‘golden voice,’” with Rita Spillers’ on the electric piano sing our favorite golden oldies. Be prepared to tap your toes and clap your hands!



THURSDAY 7PM, March 1, 2018

Stephanie, Paolo & Friends Present: Piano Concert with Bass & Drums

Sponsored by David Hedgepeth Interiors & The Marbury Companies

In Memory Of William Ardis Marbury, Jr. & Virginia Lomax Marbury

Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi return with their virtuoso piano stylings! This year they will also feature two excellent musicians on bass and drums for a wonderful evening of unforgettable music!




TUESDAY 7PM, April 24, 2018

Loren & Mark Present: Classical Guitar & Song 

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

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb are classically trained guitarists that will be playing Chet Atkins-style tunes here at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Come see the last Season Show and sing along with us at their Louisiana debut! Loren & Mark are represented by Center Stage Artists, 734-662-9137.



 Brandon Sutherland, Sales Manager for the Hampton Inn of Ruston,  

for providing accommodations for our out-of-town performers this year!