Hold On to Your Tickets! Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Re-scheduled for October 9, 2014

Dan Hicks Relaxed The performance by Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks which was scheduled for March 6 has been postponed and re-scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Monroe Area Council for the Arts recently received the following notice from Dan Hicks’ management:

“ We regret to inform you that the spring concert tour for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks has been canceled due to illness. Over the next few months,  Dan will be going through cancer treatment for a viral tumor. The good news is that the prognosis is for a full recovery, and we expect that the performance will be rescheduled in the fall.  Thank-you for your understanding.”

Due to the schedule change, MACA will honor refund requests if tickets are returned to MACA, P.O. Box 491, Madisonville, TN 37354 by April 30, 2014. Box office tickets will be refunded at the advance price of $18/adult; $10/student. Season ticket subscribers will be refunded at the price of $10/ticket if a couple ticket was purchased and $12/ticket if an individual ticket was purchased. Family tickets will be pro-rated according to the number of family members.

Madisonville Marine MACA Spring Open is March 22!



Download Registration The Madisonville Marine MACA Spring Open will convene at the Links at Kahite in Vonore on Saturday, March 22 with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. This is the fifth year that Friends of the Arts have staged the golf tournament to benefit the programs and operations of Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA).

The tournament is an 18-hole scramble with four person teams. The entry fee, which does not include the cost of golf or cart, is $45. Greens fees and cart are payable in the pro shop at the time of registration. In addition to great prizes, golfers will be eligible to win deluxe gift baskets and a hole-in-one new car courtesy of Jacky Jones Ford. Registrations are available online at monroearts.com; at all Tellico Village pro shops; or call 423-442-3210.

The major sponsor for the arts fundraiser is Madisonville Marine, the only boat dealership in Monroe County. Event sponsors also include Citizens National Bank, University General Surgeons, and Warren and Tallent.

Madisonville Marine is a locally-owned family business which has served recreational boat enthusiasts for 37 years. Steve Sloan, founder of Madisonville Marine, started the business with two employees during the 1970′s when the impoundment of Tellico Lake was uncertain.

“Before Tellico Lake, we initially sold to the people in Monroe County,” observed Sloan recently. “These were mainly fishing boats. Now, with the lake here and the communities on the lake, fifty percent or more of our business is pleasure boats.”

Today, Madisonville Marine has ten employees and is the largest Yamaha dealer between Nashville and Chattanooga. By volume, Madisonville Marine is in the top 100 dealers in the country. Madisonville Marine has maintained a strong presence at regional boat shows for many years and its service area is a 75-mile radius. In 2003, Joe Speciale, owner of Rhea Harbor Marina on Watts Bar Lake joined Sloan as a partner in Madisonville Marine. In addition to Yamaha, Madisonville Marine also sells Mercury motors and offers a full line of accessories and full-service technicians. Boatlines include Hurricane deck boats, Sweetwater pontoons, Aqua Patio pontoons, Stingray runabouts, Skeeter bass boats, and G3 runabouts.


MACA Announces 2013-2014 Performance Series: Buy Season Tickets – Enjoy the Most and Pay the Least!

2013-2014 performance Buy Season Tickets!

Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. – Kevin Abernathy: Special Benefit Performance for Hiwassee and MACA: Discount Coupon for Season Subscribers!

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. – The Four Freshmen: Masters of Harmony!

Sunday Matinee, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m. - An Evening With Molly Ringwald: Critically-Acclaimed Actress Sings the Great American Songbook!

Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m. – Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robinson Crusoe!

Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. – Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks: A Central Defining Figure of American Roots Music!

Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. – The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke!

For ticket information, go to the MACA ticket page.

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Kevin Abernathy Benefit Performance for Hiwassee Auditorium & MACA – Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Special Discount Event for Season Subscribers!

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Wayne Bledsoe, music writer for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, describes Madisonville native Kevin Abernathy as “the best undiscovered singer-songwriter in America.” Abernathy has been compared to Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, and John Prine. Abernathy’s latest CD, “Some Stories,” features songs describing characters and telling stories which are universally familiar. Much of Abernathy’s perspective derives from growing up in a small East Tennessee town with dreams of going off to the big city. For a few years, he did just that as a guitar slinger in San Francisco and Nashville before settling down in East Tennessee.
Tickets: Adult $20; Student $10; Season Ticket Subscribers will receive discount coupon in ticket package

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The Four Freshmen – Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.

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Masters of Harmony! The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years and have gained recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. They have inspired the likes of The Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli, and countless others. Although the faces have changed through the years, the integrity of the sound created by the original four members has been meticulously maintained by its current lineup: Bob Ferreira, Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, and Vince Johnson.

Tickets: Adult $20 ($18 advance); Student $10

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An Evening With Molly Ringwald – Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.

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Critically-Acclaimed Actress, Author and Singer Molly Ringwald recently recorded her debut CD, Except…, released by Concord Records. An homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which she caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Ringwald grew up in a home filled with music and an early appreciation of jazz. An actress of both stage and screen, Molly is best known for the now-iconic John Hughes movies Sixteen Candles, the Breakfast Club, and, Pretty in Pink.

Tickets: Adult $20 ($18 advance); Student $10

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robinson Crusoe – Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m.


Starring a cast of more than 60 local children and purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, “Robinson Crusoe” teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Auditions for children in Grades K-12 will be held Monday, January 27, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hiwassee College in Madisonville. Rehearsals will begin immediately following auditions and will be held throughout the week. There will be two school performances on Friday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. No experience is necessary to audition, but a smile never hurts! Cast members must attend all rehearsals and performances in order to participate.

Adults: $10; Students: $5

Tickets available at the box office on the night of the performance.

Dan HIcks and the Hot Licks – Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Beginning as a drummer in the seminal 1960′s San Francisco rock band The Charlatans and continuing with the unique and legendary Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Dan Hicks is widely acknowledged as one of the central defining figures in American roots music. Hicks has earned a reputation as a true original with his signature eclecticism and humor. He continues to carve his way through a number of genres from western swing and jazz; from Tin Pan Alley to country blues, while always cultivating his own sound. The original Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks toured worldwide and Dan appeared on the cover of  Rolling Stone three times.

Tickets: Adult $20 ($18 advance); Student $10

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The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke – Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Considered by many to be the “Man Who Invented Soul,” Sam Cooke blended sensuality and spirituality, sophistication, and soul, movie idol looks and Gospel singer poise. The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke is a celebration of his greatest hits and some lesser known gems. From his Gospel roots to pop sensations, Darrian Ford performs arrangements and classic vocal melodies that are expanded but kept stylistically true to the era. “Ford not only turns in remarkable performances recreating some of Cooke’s distinctive mannerisms, but captures the charisma and infectious high sprits of the celebrated music pioneer.” – Triangle Theatre Review, Classical Voices of North Carolina.

Tickets :Adult $20 ($18 advance); Student $10

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MACA News! 2013 Fall Newsletter

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