Dr. Ralph Stanley @The Mars Theatre
It’s largely thanks to him that bluegrass is alive and well and continuing to be re-envisioned.
Bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley to play Mars Theatre
The patriarch of traditional bluegrass music, Stanley has performed continuously since 1946 and will mark his 70th year in music in 2016. He has recorded more 170 albums throughout his career with no end in sight.
Hard-driving jazz/blues singer Francine Reed to perform at Mars Theatre
Francine Reed has been Lyle Lovett’s singing partner for more than 30 years, but she also performs as a solo artist. On May 9, Reed will appear at Mars Theatre in Springfield. A member of Lovett’s Large Band, she also has recorded duets with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Delbert McClinton, and appeared on stage with Miles Davis, Stanley Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Etta James and The Crusaders.
Francine Reed @The Mars Theatre
GEORGIA music heroine Francine Reed takes on the historic Mars Theatre this weekend. If the soulful songstress’s name doesn’t pop up on your radar by itself, her collaborators certainly will: Reed has lent her voice to the recordings of Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton, and more.
Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction
The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said. The Mars opened a year ago after a long-awaited renovation, and the restored theatre has been receiving glowing reviews. “I think we’ve had a pretty darn good year so far,” Deadwyler said.