PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Grand Prees Are Coming!

Preliminary information (from Jimbo Duncan and Dwight Bass) is that the Grand Prees are coming back to the Princess on August 15!  

If you remember, they tore it up on stage at the 2012 Grand Reopening of the Princess.  It was a great evening, with lots of dancing in the isles.

More information coming soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Glory" To Be Rescheduled!

Due to the weather, we will not be showing the movie "Glory" tomorrow night, February 18th. We are working on rescheduling this for sometime soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Next Up At The Princess

Here are the next six scheduled shows coming to the Princess.  


In celebration of Black History Month and the 150 year anniversary of the last year of the Civil War, the RSCC Arts and Lectures Committee and the Social and Behavioral Science Forum Series will host the film Glory at the Princess Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM EST. 

The event is free and open to the public with a requested donation to pay for future RSCC Arts and Lectures Events. This is your chance to see a great film on the big screen for free or a minimal donation.

Air Force Band Packs The House!

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble wowed a near packed house last night at the Princess.  The number in attendance was great enough that the balcony had to be opened!
From what I'm told the band filled the stage, and Technical Sergeant Keisha Gwin, front vocalists for the band, did an outstanding job singing.
I'm so sorry I missed the event, and everyone should be, because it was and outstanding evening of entertainment.
The popcorn sold well, I'm told, and Doc and Wilma Mullins, along with Kendal Mason had it covered.  
We owe a great debt to our supporters and volunteers.; people like Bobbi Brock-Cobb and Casey Cobb, an instructor at RSCC, an Arts and Humanities at the Campbell County Campus.   

Thanks everyone! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble Coming Feb.2nd!

A "free*" concert by the Air Force "Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble" is coming Monday evening, at 7:30 PM, February 2nd to the Princess Theatre.  This is an evening's entertainment, sponsored by the Princess Theatre Foundation, and Roane State Community College Arts and Lecture Departments, that is sure to please the whole family!

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of 18 professional enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. At one of their concerts, you are just as likely to hear the music of contemporary composers as you would the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller.  Several of the band's members are also gifted composers and arrangers, and their compositions are often featured in concert.
The band has backed many jazz greats such as Tex Benecke, Denis DiBlasio, Jamey Aebersold, Mike Smith, Bobby Shew, Allen Vizzutti, Jeff Jarvis, Mike Vax, Vaughn Nark, Bill Porter, Carmen Bradford, Shelley Berg, Joe Morello, Steve Houghton, and Walt Levinsky.  Furthermore, the ensemble is often requested for featured performances at jazz clinics and festivals throughout the country.

Occasionally, the Shades of Blue marches onto home plate to perform national anthems for Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball games, or onto center court to perform for Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association games.  They also pay frequent tribute to the Air Force's musical heritage, and have collaborated with actor Wilford Brimley on a highly acclaimed salute to Major Glenn Miller.

Whether performing for a head of state, before a capacity crowd in northern Wisconsin, or for our troops at home and abroad, the Shades of Blue reflects the heritage and pride of our great nation and the United States Air Force.

A special "thank you" goes out to Zack Williamson, Kingston High School Band Director, for his assistance in putting this event together.  Without his creative thinking and endeavor, would not have been possible.

Mr. Williamson has served as director/conductor of the Roane County School Band since 1988. Prior to assuming duties at RCHS, he served as band director at Greenback High School for two years and Lewis County High School for one year. 

For over 20 years he has served his country as an active member of the 572nd Air Force Band (Tennessee Air National Guard).

*Even though this is a "free" event, tickets must be obtained in order to assure seating.  Tickets will be made available at the usual locations: Rocky Top General Store and Harriman Jewelry Exchange.  They should have tickets sometime next week, so call ahead to ensure availability.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Between Now And May - UPCOMING EVENTS!

Below are the events scheduled for the Princess Theatre.  I understand that there are a couple more in the works, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Kingdom Heirs This Friday Night!

Back for the third time, The Kingdom Heirs will perform on the Princess stage this Friday evening.  Doors open at 6PM, but, if it's cold, the doors will be opened earlier.

Tickets are $15 and $20, depending on where you want to sit, and the proceeds go to the Midtown 1st District Volunteer Fire Department.  

Tickets are available at 4 stores around town (see below), and you can purchase at the door the night of the concert.

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Kentucky Headhunters Are Coming Back May 30th!

Wow, they just couldn't wait to come back and see us again!  They told us they'd be back!

If you go online right now you will see that tickets are already on sale...they will go fast, so HURRY! 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!  Only $26.50 (taxes and all)!

If you don't remember their last March visit, GO HERE and see all the photos of the great time we had then!

Opening for them this trip is JESCO!

The door's will Open at 7:00pm and the show will start at 8:00pm with East Tennessee's own "JESCO".  Then at 9:00pm hold on to your seat's because The Headhunters will give you a evening of music and hard hitting entertainment you won't ever forget.

"JESCO'S" root's run deep in the mountains around East Tennessee; most of the members are from the area.  They have headlined for several top name acts across the country. Their new CD will be released later this year, and it will have you wanting to kick your boot's off and make yourself at home.

So Get Ready To Hear Thunder On the Mountain when these awesome band's hit the stage!  It will be the one concert event of the year!   

You Will Not Want To Miss This!

I can hardly wait! 
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