Schedule of Events
RENT, In Concert
Seasons of Love
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to our stage in a vibrant 20thanniversary cocert production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
April 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm
April29 at 2:30 pm
Tickets: Adults, $8, Students (under 18), $5
129th Army National Guard Band
The 129th Army Band of the Tennessee Army National Guard has a long and distinguished history serving Tennessee and the United States in peacetime as well as during armed conflict. The group traces its lineage back to the earliest units of the Tennessee Militia that protected the early colonial settlements and routed the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. The band was called to active duty during Operation Desert Storm. They have performed for presidents, world fairs, and overseas in countries including Colombia and Turkey. The 129th Army Band has been the official band for the Tennessee inaugural since Governor Gordon Browning and represented Tennessee in the 1992 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. The 129th Army Band is headquartered at Houston Barracks in Nashville, Tennessee, and is led by Chief Warrant Officer Billy Stepp and First Sergeant Richard Lutz.
1776, The Musical
The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.
It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
June 1 and 2 at 7:00 pm
June 4 at 2:30 pm
GALA – June 3 at 6:00 pm (Limited seating for show only – show 8:00 pm)
GALA tickets: $50 (includes food, fun, and show)
Children enjoy a 2 – week camp that explores all aspects of theater. Acting, choreography, design, technical aspects such as lighting and sound are part of the activities. Counselors work with the children as they learn and and travel through all the aspects of being in a theater group.
June 12 – 23
$50 per child
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Chronicles of Narnia
During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter and Edmund and her sister, Susan There they join the magical lion, Aslan in the fight against the evil White Witch, Jadis.
July 6, 7, 8, at 7:00 pm
July 9 at 2:30 pm
Tickets: $8 Adults, $5 Students (under 18)
Midsummer Night’s Swing
Ice Cream Social and Dance
Enjoy a Moonlight Serenade by the South Jackson Street Band as you enjoy the beautiful outdoors at South Jackson Civic Center. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and sit under the stars as you are serenaded by the popular big band sound. Ice cream will be served to make your evening cool and complete.
July 13 at 7:30 pm
Celebrate all those great Broadway plays with us as a bring the Best of Broadway to us. Pretend you are on the Great White Way listening to those great musicals. Join us for an evening on Broadway.
July 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 pm
July 23 at 2:30 pm
Tickets: $8 Adults, $5 Students (under 18)
South Jackson Goes Country
A Country show like you’ve never seen before. Join us for music, comedy, and just plain fun. And, no one wants to miss our on-stage commercials. Fun, music, and great food. Join us for 3 spectacular shows.
August 11 and 12 at 7:00 pm (Warm-up Show)
August 13 at 2:00 pm (Warm-up Show)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door