The Stiefel Theatre Monday afternoon announced four new upcoming shows, including a country music legend and a cutting edge comedian.
According to the Stiefel, legendary country artist Ronnie Milsap, comedian Lewis Black, Led Zeppelin tribute band “Get the Led Out”, and novelist / activist Anne Lamott are all coming.
RONNIE MILSAP – AUGUST [email protected] 8PM
Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices, as the genre was moving beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment. Country music couldn’t have found a man more suited to lead the charge. Steeped in the mountain music of the North Carolina hills and schooled in classical piano, Milsap early in life found inspiration in a wide variety of music. Even as he mastered Beethoven and Mozart, his heart belonged to hardcore country and rhythm-and-blues — music he heard beamed from powerful radio stations located in Nashville. Those earthy sounds about life and love provided a young, impoverished blind boy with a connection to a world beyond the harsh reality of his daily existence. Ronnie was in concert at the Stiefel in January 2011. Tickets start at $39
GET THE LED OUT – SEPTEMBER 22 @ 7:30PM
The Get The Led Out phenomenon, embraced by critics and fans alike, takes its place as the foremost Led Zeppelin tribute. This 6-piece band will take you back to the ‘60s and ‘70s as they re-create the legendary British group’s distinct studio sound, with all the bells and whistles, and brings the Led Zeppelin experience to the big stage. With a whole lotta love, Get The Led Out has established themselves as professional musicians, whose passion for the classic Led Zeppelin song catalog, brings to the stage a stunning two-and-a-half hour concert, performing with all the grandeur and flash such hits as “Rock and Roll,” “Black Dog,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Ramble On,” “Babe,” “I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Your Time is Gonna Come,” “Going to California,” “Battle of Evermore,” “Heartbreaker,” “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and many more..Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history! They first played the Stiefel in November 2011. Tickets start at $29
ANNE LAMOTT – OCTOBER 8 @7:30PM
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, Anne Lamott writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn’t try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. She says, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.” Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing. Tickets are $55
LEWIS BLACK – NOVEMBER 6 @ 8PM
Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets start at $49
Tickets to these shows go on sale Friday, May 15th. Renewing 2015-16 Stiefel Friends members may buy tickets starting on May 5th.
To buy tickets call the Stiefel at 785-827-1998 or buy online at ticketmaster.com.