The Door Community Auditorium has a full slate of entertainment throughout September. The Marshall Tucker Band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, as well as 3 Redneck Tenors, will take the stage in the upcoming weeks.
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band has been a powerful force in the music world since its founding in 1972. Performing everything from Southern rock, country, blues, and all things in-between, the South Carolina natives are powerful musicians. Appearing for one night only, The Marshall Tucker Band will perform on Sunday, September 7 at 7 pm.
In the course of their 36-year career, The Marshall Tucker Band has been awarded seven consecutive gold or platinum albums and multiple hit singles. All-time favorite Marshall Tucker songs include “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On the Mountain,” and “Take the Highway.” Performing no less than 150 concerts each year, the band continues to play and record the classic rock and country music that has earned them a faithful following of fans.
The Marshall Tucker Band’s definitive blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel has influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Travis Tritt. And as the recent generation “experiences” the music of this classic band, new fans are discovering The Marshall Tucker Band all over again.
Tickets for The Marshall Tucker Band are $40, $35, and $30.
Steve Riley &The Mamou Playboys
Preserving the traditions of Cajun music while incorporating contemporary lyrics and melodies, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys provide a memorable evening of heart-pounding Louisiana soul music. Appearing in concert on Saturday, September 13 at 8 pm, the five-member band will raise the roof with foot-stomping tempos.
Steve Riley and David Greely, founding members of the Mamou Playboys, come by their music through a legacy and heritage rich in Louisiana’s history and music. With a solid knowledge of the traditions of Cajun music and its language, the two musicians collaborated on a sound that blends forgotten lyrics and melodies with a contemporary twist. Together with band-members Kevin Dugas, Sam Broussard, and Brazos Huval, Riley and Greely have extended the Cajun renaissance that began in the 1990s into the 21st century. Riley and Greeley interpret the centuries old Cajun music with a contemporary flair while honoring the rich harmonies, ancient ballads, fiddle tunes, and swamp-pop of its Arcadian heritage.
Tickets for Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys are $28 and $24.
3 Redneck Tenors
Uproariously funny, a knee slappin’ redneck romp, the story of Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee comes to life on Friday, September 19 at 8 pm.
As the story unfolds the audience is treated to a musical comedy that will delight every age. Though they might not hold a candle to the original three tenors – the suave and debonair Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, and Luciano Pavarotti – the 3 Redneck Tenors more than fill the bill when they lift their voices in song.
Performing tunes from Elvis to Puccini, country to opera, Matthew Lord, John Wilkerson, and Alex Bumpas in the guise of the 3 Redneck Tenors, are more than entertaining. Assisted by Dinny McGuire in the role of the Colonel, it is a show with warmth and heart, but most of all, wonderful music.
The cast members are all accredited performers who have appeared on Broadway, with operas and orchestras, at festivals, and in concert. From My Fair Lady to Man of La Mancha, the Lyric Opera of Chicago to the Festivalia di musika al Casalmaggoire in Italy, Lord, Wilkerson, and Bumpas are experienced in all facets of theatre and music. McGuire has spent the last quarter of a century as the ringmaster for circuses around the world.
Tickets for 3 Redneck Tenors are $40, $35, and $30.
The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42. For more information call 920.868.2728 or visit http://www.dcauditorium.org.