Coffee County Arts Alliance to host Ricky Skaggs

Published 11:21 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Coffee County Arts Alliance will open its 2018-2019 performance season Sunday September 16 with a free season opener showcasing local talent.

Ginny Canon, CCAA marketing, said the free season opener will be an opportunity to enjoy talented local performers, the fellowship of friends and neighbors and also learn more about the Coffee County Arts Alliance season that will be dedicated to the memory of Edwin L. and Elizabeth L. Skelton.

The free season opener will be at 2 p.m. September 16 in the multi-purpose room of Enterprise State Community College.

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“The free season opener will include a silent auction of items from Piney Woods artists,” Canon said. “It is an outstanding collection of art items and the bidding should be competitive.”

The season will kick off in a big way with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at 7:30 p.m. Thursday October 25 at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center.

“Ricky Skaggs has gone from country’s chart topper performer to Bluegrass music’s official ambassador,” Canon said.

Orland Transit Authority will present “A Chicago Tribute” on November 8 at Elba High School to close out 2018.

In the Alabama Bicentennial year, the Ensemble Melange will present a joyful sextet of all-star musician a on January 17 at EHS Performing Arts Center. The ensemble’s performance will include romantic, jazz, Latin, Broadway and classical music.

The EHS Performing Arts Center will host The Cab Calloway Orchestra for a night of Big Band, swing and jazz in “The Place to go for Hi De Ho” on February 14.

The Piney Woods Arts Festival will be April 13 and 14 at Enterprise State Community College.

“The Coffee County Arts Alliance will provide educational and cultural enrichment for students presented by the Birmingham Children’s Theater in the fall and spring,” Cannon said.

For ticket information, call 334-406-ARTS.

The performances for the CCAA are made possible by support from corporate and individual memberships, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.