Averitt Center Weekly Newsletter

Doobie Brothers Tribute Band Hits EKT Stage


Doobie Brothers tribute band Brotherhood helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of the eclectic 1970s rockers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on the Jan Brown Anderson stage of the Emma Kelly Theater.

The eight-piece band of veteran musicians whose love of the Doobies brought them together pay homage to the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Honoring the original sound, Brotherhood will cover the 16 Billboard Hot 100 top-40 hits, including "Listen to the Music", "Jesus is Just Alright", "Long Train Runnin'", "China Grove", "Black Water" (#1 in 1974), "Takin' It to the Streets", "What A Fool Believes" (#1 in 1979), and "The Doctor", all of which remain in heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations.

The band includes Drew Jacobs on guitars and vocals, Jim Wojenski on lead guitar, John Broderick on bass guitar and vocals, Chris Godfrey on percussion and vocals, Mike Cotsman on keyboard and vocals, Hal Eisenberg on drums and vocals, Michael Whitlow on drums, and Charity Hitchcock on vocals. Eisenberg has a local connection though his long-standing friendship with Statesboro’s Dr. Al and Debbie Palmer.

Brotherhood is exclusively sponsored by Joseph H. Cowart Attorney at Law. Click here to purchase tickets.

All Fired Up! Holiday Sale Returns Thursday

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The annual All Fired Up! Holiday Sale kicks off the merry month with one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewelry, paintings and more at the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts from Thursday-Saturday.

The Averitt Center for the Arts and Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoA) have teamed up to provide GSU art students with the opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork. Other local and area artists will also display their wares during the three-day event at the 31 East Vine Street location. On Thursday (December 2) doors are open to the public from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday is a day-long event (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday’s sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The First Ever ONE Series Holiday Concert 

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As our community recovers from the pandemic, the ONE series is preparing a very special holiday concert on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 12 at 3 p.m.

ONE: Holiday Concert is a cornucopia of religious and secular Christmas songs performed by eight artists from the past three seasons.

Spotlighted in the performances, which are sponsored by Brinson, Williams and Groomes Insurance and Savannah Car Rentals of Statesboro, will be Vivian Summers, Shaunta Ellis, Nora Franklin, Brandi Harvey, Eddie Frazier, Dr. Michael Braz, Donald Chavers and Robin Holmes-Lanier.

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Chamber Orchestra Classical Concert

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The Statesboro Chamber Orchestra presents an evening of Classical masterpieces filled with the noble grandeur of British royalty, the sensual melodies of Italian opera, and the Teutonic pathos of Beethoven. Featured repertoire will include Handel’s Water Music, the slow movement from Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, and the Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana. This classical concert will be performed on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitaker Black Box Theater. Tickets are $10 ($8 for students). Click here to purchase tickets. 

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