2018-19 MACA Performance Series Season Pass allows you access all five amazing shows for one low price!
This season’s line up is as follows:
Sail On Saturday, October 6, 7:30 pm (Hiwassee College) Admission $25
Blue Moon Rising Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm (Hiwassee College) Admission $20
Knoxville Opera Thursday, January 17, 7:00 pm (Sweetwater Elementary) Admission $20
Missoula’s Children’s Theatre Robin Hood
Friday, February 8, 6:00 pm & Saturday, February 9, 3:00 pm (Hiwassee College) Admission Adults $10 / Students $5
7Bridges: The Ultimate Eagle Experience
Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm (Hiwassee College) Admission $25
Sail On The Beach Boys Tribute Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Get ready for a fun-filled night as Sail On plays all your favorite hits by America’s Band, The Beach Boys to sheer perfection! This quintet of top-notch players have shared the stage with some of the greatest legends of rock ’n’ roll, from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind & Fire, and Cheap Trick. They’ll have you singing and dancing along with hit after hit:
Surfin’ Safari • Little Deuce Coupe • I Get Around • Help Me Rhonda • Fun, Fun, Fun • Don’t Worry Baby • California Girls • Wouldn’t It Be Nice • Sloop John B • God Only Knows • Good Vibrations • & more
Blue Moon Rising Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Blue Moon Rising is a nationally touring band from East Tennessee comprised of Chris West, Keith Garrett (of the Boxcars), Justin Jenkins (of Grasstowne), Randall Massengill, Tim Tipton, and Brandon Bostic. BMR garnered international recognition with the release of their third album, “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day Records) that proved to be a symbolic title for the group as the album debuted at #14 on the BILLBOARD Top 50 Bluegrass Chart in 2005.
“On the Rise” spent ten months on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Bluegrass National Survey Top 15 Album Chart and the single, “This Old Martin Box,” spent the entire 2006 calendar year in the Top 30 Singles. Fans had eagerly awaited their July 2008 release of their fourth album, “One Lonely Shadow” (Lonesome Day Records) and were not disappointed. The album highlights the band’s ability to perform their original, well-crafted bluegrass songs. “One Lonely Shadow” is still on the charts and receiving significant airplay on Sirius-XM and other popular stations around the world.
Knoxville Opera: A Musical Trip Around the World January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm
Sweetwater Elementary School, 301 Broad Street, Sweetwater, TN
The Knoxville Opera has prepared this unique concert designed for the Monroe Area Council for the Arts annual performance series. “A Musical Trip Around the World” will feature an international assortment of popular Broadway, movie, operetta, and opera hits performed by soprano Brittany Robinson, tenor Brandon Russell, and baritone Eric McKeever—the stellar cast of Knoxville Opera’s outreach production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
This show reflects the vast musical experiences available through the Knoxville Opera, from its traveling opera to its African American Voices series to its educational programs for local schools to its highly esteemed annual opera season. This exciting concert will be hosted and accompanied by Knoxville Opera’s distinguished Artistic Director Brian Salesky.
Missoula Children’s Theatre: Robin Hood
Friday, February 8, 2019, 6 pm & Saturday, February 9, 2019, 3 pm
Embark on an adventure with the legendary Robin Hood, Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a host of others in a musical wonderland as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of ROBIN HOOD.
The time is simply long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats and set out to rescue Maid Marian and Marian’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest, thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.
This production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by MACA for the 20th year, thanks to contributions from MACA Supporters and the Monroe County United Way.
If you have a child that would like to audition for Robin Hood, please follow us on Facebook. Auditions and other information will be posted there.
7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience Friday, April 5, 2018, 7:30pm
7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully recreates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees.
7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim. The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thomas as Don Henley, Bryan Graves as Randy Meisner/Timothy B. Schmit, Rob Evans as the eccentric and unpredictable Joe Walsh, Blake Hall as guitar wizard Don Felder, and Vernon Roop as Joe Vitale, the often unsung hero of many Eagles studio albums and live performances.
7 Bridges provides an all-age, family-friendly show weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience. The perfect entertainment package!
All performances at Hiwassee Performing Arts Center unless otherwise noted.
Directions to Hiwassee College, located at 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, TN
Since 1994, Monroe Area Council for the Arts has brought world-class entertainment at an affordable cost to the stage at Hiwassee College in Madisonville. Each year, MACA presents a variety show of performances as part of a season subscription series. In addition, box office tickets may also be purchased for individual shows. In addition, MACA presents shows at the Sweetwater Elementary School Auditorium.
The MACA Performance Series reflects a long-term partnership with Hiwassee College and MACA is pleased to be a part of “great beginnings” for students. While Hiwassee College provides the venue, MACA offers a cultural arts series for Hiwassee students at no charge.