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Heritage Hall to Host Honky Tonk Angels, John Conlee and Blue Highway This Summer

Blue Highway

Make a quick trip over to Heritage Hall Theatre in Mountain City to see these upcoming memorable performances.

Heritage Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the area with great shows and pricing. Most tickets are $10 advance and $12 at door. Most youth seats are $5. For tickets or reservations, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. The Box Office is open from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The theatre is located at 126 College St. between the senior center and the JC Schools Central Office. For more information visit Heritage Hall Theatre online.

June 25-27 at 7 p.m., June 28 at 3 p.m.

Johnson County Community Theatre presents Honky Tonk Angels

The creator of “Always …Patsy Cline” combines over 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The all-hit song list includes “I’ll Fly Away,” “Stand by Your Man,” “9 to 5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Ode to Billy Jo,” “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” “Rocky Top” and “I Will Always Love You.” This charming, foot-stompin’ musical has played to sold-out audiences across the country. Learn more at www.broadwayworld.com

Friday, July 3

John Conlee

John Conlee’s success began in the late 70s. In March of 1978, the label released “Rose Colored Glasses,” a song Conlee wrote, which became a huge hit as well as his signature song. In January of 1979, the label re-released “Back Side of Thirty” which went on to become a No. 1 record, and the hits continued to roll. The John Conlee hit list includes songs such as “Lady Lay Down,” “Before My Time,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “Busted,” “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love,” “In My Eyes,” “As Long As I’m Rocking With You,” “Years After You,” “Domestic Life,” “Mama’s Rocking Chair,” “Hit The Ground Runnin’,” and “Fellow Travelers.” All of Conlee’s hits have that unmistakable common thread – that unique voice. Overall, there have been 29 single releases throughout the years with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts.  For more information regarding pricing and seating, go to heritagehalltheatre.org.

Saturday, July 18

Blue Highway

At the 20-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s eleven exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994. That first performance featured the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today, making their 20th anniversary all the more remarkable. With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway’s hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse. With eleven highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music (bluehighway.com). Sponsors: Danny Herman Trucking, Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping, The Final Touch.