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2017 Season Starts Saturday At The Old School Theater

Showcase number 3 at the Old School Theater will start with a solo performance from Nate Robbins, followed by Lisa Harrison. The eight-piece house band that follows is always a favorite at each Showcase.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Foster Music & Arts will kick off its 2017 season at the Old School Theater in the Melonvine Marketplace with another of its FMA Showcases. These musical variety shows produced by Kevin Guyer and the FMA crew bring together some of the area’s finest musicians. Each show features guest artists and solo performers as well as a closing set by the FMA All Star Revue, the Old School Theater’s ever-evolving and rotating R&B/Soul/ Rock dance band.

Showcase #3 starts with a solo performance from one of Oxford’s hardest working musicians and best-loved characters, Nate Robbins. In addition to being a fine bass player in bands like Rocket 88 and the Eric Deaton Trio, Nate is an excellent singer with a rich baritone and solid guitar chops.

Next, Lisa Harrison, long known as the popular singer for the house band The Hot Dangs in the original heyday of the Big Truck Theater in Taylor will take the stage. Some may also recognize Lisa from her holiday alter-ego as the singer for the Yes Virginias. She will perform a set with an acoustic trio, no doubt including some old sweet and twangy Hot Dangs’ favorites. 

When the FMA All Stars, the 8-piece house band, takes the stage, Lisa will also feature prominently in that set, singing harmony and leading the band in some favorite soul and rock classics.

The third FMA Showcase gets underway at 7 p.m. at The Old School Theater. Admission is $12 (you can charge tickets on line or pay cash at the door). Tickets are on sale now at arts/69644

Foster Music & Arts’ goal is to bring a world of high quality music to Water Valley, primarily via the Old School Theater. The Old School Theater is a revitalized 250-seat school auditorium at 817 South Main Street in Water Valley, located inside the Melonvine Marketplace on the south side of town. 

This show is sponsored by Turnage Drugs and JMMAudio, a local production, recording, editing, and mixing space run by musician Jon McLeod. All shows are also made possible by the generous support of The Caryl Company and the Melonvine Marketplace.

It is going to be a great night, so come on out to listen, dance, and see old friends!

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