Columbia State Welcomes Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience to the First Farmers Performance Series

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Oct. 21, 2019) - - -Columbia State Community College welcomes Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience to the Cherry Theater on Nov. 7 as part of the First Farmers Performance Series.

“Shaun and his band bring something new to the Performance Series,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State vice president for advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation. “We haven’t had any modern jazz music as part of our lineup. It will be exciting to welcome them to the Cherry Theater stage. I know our audience will enjoy this show.” 

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is a rare newcomer to traditional pop…fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge…at once more risky that Bublé, more modern than Sinatra. Johnson, an Emmy award-winning crooner, and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa, indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch. To the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers, Johnson is emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer.

Tickets can be purchased through the Performance Series ticket office and are $30 each plus tax for adults and $20 each plus tax for students. To charge tickets by phone using a major credit card, call 931.540.2879 or purchase them in person in Room 113 of the Pryor Administration Building on the Columbia Campus, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On the night of the performance, the box office opens at 6 p.m. in the Kenneth and Ramona Cherry Theater, located in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus. Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Columbia Campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike in Columbia.

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Shaun Johnson on stage singing
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Shaun Johnson

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