This week’s Art Talk Monday is written by John Emory, Jr., Board President of the Dixie Center for the Arts. Give the box office a call to purchase this year’s season tickets @ 318.255.1450
Dancing at the Dixie Opens Season
Dixie Center for the Arts opens the 2013 – 14 Concert Season with an evening that’s sure to be one of the best nights you’ve ever had in the historic Ruston theatre. We welcome the Harmon Drew Super Group to our stage on Saturday, September 21, 2013. We’ve enjoyed dancing to the sounds of the band at the annual Mardi Gras Ball and will certainly find “Dancing at the Dixie” a night to remember.
The history of the Harmon Drew Super Group is rich and colorful. In 1972, a young lawyer weighing in at 150 pounds returned to practice law in his hometown of Minden, Louisiana. The weekends were so quiet that he put together a band playing sixties music similar to the groups that put him through LSU. Just over 40 years and a few pounds later, he’s still playing music, but now utilizing an 11-piece band with four turbo powered horns.
Refusing to age gracefully, Judge Harmon Drew and his Super Group play 50-60 gigs a year, and they are now finding new fans of all ages. With a song list of over 300 selections, they keep any crowd dancing. Some of the Judge’s musicians have been with him from the early 70’s. The band gathers people from all over Northwest and Central Louisiana. Each picker has a regular day gig, but they all look forward to the weekends with the Harmon Drew Super Group.
Just as the band members look forward to the weekend, we hope you do also. Join us at the Dixie, September 21, 2013, as we open another season filled with great music and some surprises along the way.
Other season events include Bobby Bridger (Songs & Art of the American West), Grassfire (Blues, Bluegrass & Country Rock), The Classics Recovered Band (Remembering Classic Hits) and Krewe of Swing (Smooth New Orleans Jazz. For more information on season shows give us a call at 255-1450. See you at the Dixie!