Country music crooner Chris Young headlines the Fall 2014 season at the Glema Mahr Center in Madisonville.  Other acts include Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Little River Band and more.  To see the full schedule at Glema Mahr, keep reading!

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Fall 2014 Season

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Sunday, August 10, 20147 p.m.  (Note special time)

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A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Garden & Gun recently called Lovett “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” and he was featured in the coveted “What I’ve Learned” column in the February 2012 issue of Esquire. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His rich and eclectic body of work is one of the most beloved of any living artist today.

Tickets: $55/$50         Single tickets go on sale: July 7


An Evening with Chris Young Friday, October 24, 20147:30 p.m.  

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Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with five Number Ones to his name. Now, on the cusp of his fourth album, A.M., (out September 17 on RCA Nashville), the man known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads has suddenly revealed himself to be king of the good time, too, with lead single “Aw Naw” electrifying crowds and storming up the charts.

Tickets: $45/$40         Single tickets go on sale: July 21


“Beyond Glory” starring Stephen Lang Tuesday, November 11, 20147:30 p.m.

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Award-winning stage and screen star Stephen Lang brings the stories of eight different Medal of Honor recipients to the stage in his exciting one-man show. Adapted from Larry Smith’s book, Beyond Glory will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound.  Additional support provided by Dick & Phyllis Frymire

Tickets: $30/$25                            Single tickets go on sale: August 11


An Evening with Little River Band Saturday, December 13, 20147:30 p.m.       

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Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included popular singles like Take It Easy On Me, Reminiscing , Lady, Cool Change and Lonesome Loser. Their current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance.

Tickets: $35/$30         Single tickets go on sale: September 15


US Bank Family Special

The Flying Karamazov Brothers Thursday, September 25, 20147 p.m.

Expect the unexpected with THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS. Often described as ‘multi-faceted new-vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability,’ the self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spice things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats.

Tickets: $20/$16 (Children 12 & under half-price)     Single Tickets go on sale: July 21


Glema Mahr Chamber Music Series

President Lincoln’s Own Band              Saturday, September 6, 20147:30 p.m.

Bands usually hit it big with music that is new and different. But Don Johnson’s band is making a national splash by performing pieces that are old and authentic. Johnson, who grew up in Lexington and now lives in Marion County, is the artistic director of President Lincoln’s Own Band, a uniformed military-style ensemble that plays Civil War-era music on original period instruments. Since appearing in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed 2012 movie, Lincoln, the band has been a sought-after soundtrack for many events marking the Civil War’s sesquicentennial.

Tickets: $20 (general admission)     Single tickets go on sale: July 21


Yael Weiss – piano Thursday, October 16, 20147:30 p.m.

A captivating presence on the concert scene, award-winning pianist Yael Weiss has been hailed by many of today’s greatest musicians and critics for visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative power.

Tickets: $20 (general admission)     Single tickets go on sale: August 18


Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series

Count This Penny- americana ∙ Monday, September 22, 20147:30 p.m. 

Count This Penny was founded by Amanda and Allen Rigell as a songwriting duo in 2009. Today this full-fledged, country-folk band was named as one of Wisconsin’s 10 ‘Bands to Watch’ by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Tickets: $20 (general admission)     Single tickets go on sale: July 21


Todd Hill Quintet-Jazz Thursday, November 6, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m. 

The Todd Hill Quintet is a five-instrument group that will take listeners through a series of popular and favorite American jazz tunes. Hill has been performing jazz for more than 25 years, playing at venues throughout the Midwest and South.  Tickets: $20 (general admission)     Single tickets go on sale: September 8


First United Bank and Trust Proud Partnership

Peter Pan presented by Hopkins County Central High School Fine Arts Department

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 ∙ 2 & 7 p.m.

Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

The boy who would not grow up visits the Darling children and takes them on a magical adventure to Never-Never Land in this beloved musical version of the classic J.M. Barrie play.

Tickets: $12 (All students half-price) general admission                   Single tickets go on sale: September 15


Special Events

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” presented by Cambridge American Stage Tour

Thursday, September 11, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m.   

Now in its fifteenth year, Cambridge University's CAST (Cambridge American Stage Tour), established under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench, has been performing to packed houses and critical acclaim. Each September, Cambridge's most talented actors, directors, designers and technicians travel across the Atlantic to bring a Shakespeare play to colleges, high schools and professional theatres. This year's production, Much Ado About Nothing, will be directed by Emily Burns. The Cambridge American Stage Tour (CAST) says of this year’s play: “Filled with live music, a line-up of vibrant characters and sparkling dialogue, this is Shakespeare’s comedic skill at its absolute best. As devious strategies are prepared, sides drawn and redrawn, and untruth after untruth exposed, the outcome of each romantic match is just too close to call — at least until the final hand has been shown!”

Sponsored by the Miner Family Arts Endowment    Tickets: $8 (All students half-price) general admission Single tickets go on sale: July 21


A Community Christmas - MCC Singers with special guest Friday, December 5, 2014 ∙ 7 p.m. 

Join us for this annual tradition as the MCC Singers team up with other community-based ensembles and a guest artist to ring in the Season.   Tickets: $15/$10 (Children 12 & under half-price)       Single tickets go on sale: September 8


**Season ticket packages go on sale July **

Buy all 12 performances and get a 30% discount!

8-11 shows = 15%

5-7 shows =10%

3-4 shows = 5%