ATHENS, Tenn. – Born in the Black Box is a concert that recognizes young talent in the region 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Arts Center.
The evening will feature Diane’s Garage Band along with three solo performers. Emmy McKenzie is the 15-year-old front-woman for Dianne’s Garage Band. McKenzie first performed in the Black Box when she was eight-years-old in the title role of Athens Community Theatre’s 2011 musical “Annie” and recently played “Dragon” in the sold-out sensation “Shrek, Jr.” She’s performed in many concerts solo and with her band, which has played notable regional festivals in the last year, such as Pumpkintown, Sounds of Summer, and Decatur’s Downtown Summer Nights.
The band also includes Kyle Littleton plays lead guitar for DGB. Cord Jones is on percussion. Alex Lauterbach plays bass.
Solo performers include Maya Trippe, a 13-year-old who has performed regularly in the Black Box since she was 10. She is currently collaborating with various BMI recording artists in Tennessee and Alabama in an effort to raise funds and promote music programs in schools.
Ashley Clark has performed in the Black Box since middle school. Clark has a powerful, clear tone and accompanies herself on guitar to classic country and popular songs from the last several decades.
Nathaniel Parsons performs, accompanying himself on piano and enjoys performing contemporary Christian music as well as piano rock and show tunes.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available at www.athensartscouncil.org or The Arts Center at 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling 423-745-8781. Seating is general admission and doors open at 7 p.m. The box office opens one hour before show time.
All AACA performances are sponsored by BB&T and Crescent Sock Company/The Sock Shop and all AAC events are sponsored by Financial Guidance Partners and Madison Avenue Pharmacy, and supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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