• Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will open the season Oct. 2. Skaggs has often said that he is “just trying to make a living” playing the music he loves. The diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. This 14-time Grammy award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.

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  • Evening in the Round

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    On Nov. 6, audience members will enjoy an “Evening in the Round,” starring Linda Davis, Lang Scott and Bill Whyte. This intimate night of acoustic music will be injected with hits, humor and a whole lot of down home appeal. The audience can expect some familiar tunes recorded by some of today’s hottest artists, as well as Whyte’s own brand of sometimes twisted, but always funny songs. 

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  • Blue Sky Riders

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    When Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr joined forces, they felt they sounded like brothers when they sang together. Loggins decided on the spot to form a band, but wanted to add a female voice. Burr suggested Georgia Middleman, and Blue Sky Riders was born. Dec. 4, Blue Sky Riders will entertain audiences with their acoustic hits and some Christmas favorites. 

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  • Mac McAnally

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    If Mac McAnally never sang or played another note of music, his place in music history is more than assured. Even in the midst of creating a prodigious body of behind-the-scenes work, McAnally, who will perform February 12, continues to make his own music taking his career and carrying it to places it has never been.  

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  • Annie Moses Band

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    On March 12, Annie Moses Band will present an ensemble unlike any in America today. A blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused with soaring, folk inspired vocals create a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. The Annie Moses Band is a family bringing classicism to the common man, and their music is a tapestry of Americana favorites and original tunes.

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  • Columbia State Spring Musical

    Columbia State Spring Musical

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

    The Columbia State spring musical will serve as the capstone performance April 23 for this season’s Performance Series. Announced in the spring, this theater event is performed by the Columbia State commercial entertainment program. Past shows have included “Shrek,” “9 to 5,” “Cats,” “Grease” and “The Wiz.” 

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The Performance Series

Kicking off its 13th year, the Performance Series is committed to bringing diverse and engaging entertainment opportunities to Columbia State students and the surrounding region.

Past seasons have featured a wide variety of performances from across the country and around the world.  This year’s line-up brings together a wonderful group of celebrated musicians, who's talents are unmatched, including Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; Linda Davis, Lang Scott and Bill Whyte; Blue Sky Riders; Mac McAnally and the Annie Moses Band.

First Farmers & Merchants Bank is returning for a sixth year as the title sponsor of the 2014-2015 Performance Series presented by Columbia State Community College. “First Farmers & Merchants Bank is a pillar of the southern Middle Tennessee community. We are fortunate to have their support,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State. “The Performing Arts are essential to our community, and this commitment on the part of First Farmers shows that both organizations are devoted to hosting outstanding cultural events year-round.”

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