Acoustic guitar great John Hammond to perform at Mars Theatre
Even as a child, John Hammond gravitated toward the blues.
“I was a blues fanatic since I was 7 years old,” Hammond says. “I got into the music buying records and being a fan and learning songs without playing anything.
“I went out to hear the music in the ’50s when I was in my teens. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Josh White, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee — I loved the music.
Mars Theatre to present Springfield native Hannah Dasher
The Mars Theatre in Springfield will present “Hit Songwriters in the Round with Hannah Dasher” on Jan. 31. Dasher, a Springfield native, is a professional songwriter and performer, and the show has already sold out.
Mars Featured in Georgia Trend Magazine
The Mars was listed as one of 5 places to visit in Georgia! Check out the entire feature here.
Mars Shows FORCE its Support
The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).
Historic Effingham Society Honors Mars’ Preservation
Some of the Historic Effingham Society’s current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957. At its annual banquet Saturday night, the HES showed its appreciation for those doors being back open.