ATHENS, Tenn. – Athens Area Council for the Arts goes country with The Cactus Blossoms Sept. 15 in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center.
The show is the second event in AACA’s Black Box Concert Series. AACA Performance Sponsors are BB&T and Crescent Sock Company/The Sock Shop. The Black Box Concert Series is sponsored by Athens Federal Community Bank, Logan-Thompson Attorneys at Law, PLLC, Mayfield Dairy Farms, and Tennessee Wesleyan University. All AACA programs are supported by premier sponsors Financial Guidance Partners and Madison Avenue Pharmacy as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Brother duo The Cactus Blossoms are known for bringing timeless country sound to the modern era and on Sept. 15 will bring it to the Black Box. By infusing elements of early rock ’n’ roll and classic country, The Cactus Blossoms have created a sound that surpasses time, feeling both retro and contemporary. With thoughtful lyrics and soaring harmonies, the duo shines a spotlight on the time-honored tradition of blood harmony. The brothers have appeared as guests on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and perform in Athens in between shows at Nashville’s AmericanaFest and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.
Tickets are on sale now for all events in the Black Box Concert Series and there are two ways to save on the already low ticket price. Adult tickets purchased in advance are $15, whereas tickets purchased at the door are $20, subject to availability. Student tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Concert-goers planning to attend two or more events can purchase a ticket package and save an additional 10%. AACA encourages patrons to purchase tickets early as seating is limited to 200 in the intimate Black Box Theater.
The third offering in the series is An Evening with Joan Shelley, a Kentucky singer-songwriter, on Nov. 10, 2017, David Gerald Blues Band on Jan. 26, 2018, and the season closes with rising Americana stars Dead Horses on April 26, 2018.
Tickets and more information about this and other programs of Athens Area Council for the Arts are available online at athensartscouncil.org, by phone at 423-745-8781, or in person at 320 North White Street. The Arts Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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