THE LADY LEGENDS OF COUNTRY
April 3-4, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Celebrate some of the legendary ladies of country music with talented local singers Brandi Harvey, Christie McLendon and Rachel Elkins and a five-piece band on April 3-5 on the Jan Brown Anderson stage of the Emma Kelly Theater.
This talented trio covers some of the most popular tunes from the 1930s to the 1990s. The 30-song set includes music from The Carter Family, June Carter, The Good Sisters, Kitty Wells, The Davis Sisters, Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson, Dolly Parton, Jeannie C. Riley, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Bobby Gentry, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Jessie Colter, Barbara Mandrell and Reba McEntire.
Harvey has been dubbed the Sound of Downtown and has been a popular musical voice in the area and on the Averitt stage for many years. She is the producer/curator of The Rising
Creek Music Series and was most recently on the Averitt stage with The Music of The Eagles and One: Brandi Harvey, where she released her inaugural solo album, Reckless. She also is a music editor of Discovering Bulloch magazine and performs relentlessly with her band Moss City Groove.
McLendon, also a local favorite, hails from nearby Metter. She is probably most famous for the Andylina Darling character that she portrays with her Mayberry tribute shows. The bubbly blonde also plays a myriad of characters (Dolly Parton, Lucille Ball and Lilly Tomlin) and performs in local churches solo or with her vocal trio One Voice.
Elkins works double duty, selling you a ticket as the Averitt’s box office manager and then performing in the show. The Warner Robins native burst onto the local scene with a magnificent performance as Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes. Recently, she has been with Wheatstone Mission during the Incense and Peppermints Retro Band show, as Miss Hannigan in Annie and Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show. She also is the lead singer of The Ripleys, a local band formed by local music legend Jerry Roberson.
Members of the band include Statesboro’s Jake Hallman (piano) and Claxton’s Micahlan Boney (fiddle, mandolin).
Tickets: $20 • Members: $18 • Students: $10
Emma Kelly Theater
Sponsored by: Renasant Bank &