The season includes five fabulous shows beginning in September with Shadows of the 60’s, a tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & the Supremes. Fresh from their first Grammy win for Best Bluegrass album, The SteelDrivers once again grace the Alhambra stage in October. We will get into the Holiday spirit with award-winning vocalist and country music superstar, Lori Morgan, in December. In February 2017, Grammy-award winner BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will bring the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and their blends of Zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex country and blues to the stage.
For our season finale, Semi-Toned, a fourteen men strong a cappella group from the United Kingdom bring their charisma, musical wit and whimsical choreography to Hopkinsville. Their repertoire features an eclectic mix of chart toppers, 70s, 80s and 90s throwback, Broadway and movie hits and promises to bring the house down!
This is an amazing line-up this season and incredible value for the level of talent coming to the Alhambra. The revenue raised from the LIVE at the Alhambra series helps the Pennyroyal Arts Council fund educational programming and keep the beautiful Alhambra Theater open and thriving.
SHADOWS OF THE 60’S pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations& Supremes. In this Tribute production show, SHADOWS OF THE 60’S perform the hits that span several decades. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. Now, triple the memories and excitement with our Tribute to Motown’s Super Groups. Stunning choreography & costumes! Three Super Groups on one stage with a grand finale featuring the music of Motown’s Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!
“I think that’s what moves people when they come to see us: the realness and rawness and edge,” says Rogers, who formed the SteelDrivers in 2005 with Bailey, Fleming, multi-instrumentalist Mike Henderson, and soulful singer (and now-acclaimed contemporary country artist) Chris Stapleton. That version of the SteelDrivers received three GRAMMY® nominations and won an audience that was surprised and initially saddened by the 2010 and 2011 departures of Stapleton and Henderson. But the entries of Nichols and virtuoso mandolin talent Truitt have created a SteelDrivers band that carries the gutbucket ethic of the original combo, but pleases in different ways.
Nichols and the SteelDrivers speak in their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles. This is a band like no other, by inclination but not by calculation. Nichols, Rogers, Bailey, Fleming, Truitt… Those of us who have listened all know where their souls are bound. Bound to triumph. Bound to rise. Bound to matter. Bound to resound. Bound to impact. Bound to roar and shimmy, to howl and heal. A damn good band, this one. If you don’t believe it, start at two minutes and ten seconds into “Long Way Down.” That’s the stuff, right there.
Share the wonder and warmth of a down-home Christmas with country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan! Join Lorrie and her exceptional family of musicians for an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present, featuring songs from Lorrie’s popular Merry Christmas from London album along with the many hits of her platinum-selling, 16-album career. Experience this award-winning vocalist up close and personal in a cozy Christmas gathering you’ll always treasure.
Since forming in 1975, Grammy-Award winner BeauSoleil have claimed an undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet takes the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blends elements of Zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil continues to captivate audiences the world over.
BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.
Semi-Toned was formed in 2010 as a five-man barbershop harmony group at a university which doesn’t teach academic music. Six years on and the group is now at the forefront of a cappella in the UK. The group, based at Exeter University in the South West of England is now fourteen men strong and in April 2015 earned the title of national champions, having won the Voice Festival UK. Praised for their creativity, uniqueness and vocal acrobatics, the group embraces music of a variety of different genres to ensure there really is something for everyone in all of their shows.