Shawnee, Ohio (2016): Live Music, Images, Recordings October 29th

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A unique multi-media experience is coming to the Tecumseh Commons on Saturday evening, October 29 Shawnee, Ohio (2016) is a compilation of live music, projected images, audio and history that catches a glimpse of life in the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region past and present.  Created by Columbus artist Brian Harnetty, the show will touch the senses and demonstrate how art can provoke thought and emotion about place and people.  The event will come to Shawnee after a two-day run at the prestigious Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus on the previous evenings.

Performed with sampled archives, field recordings and live musicians, Shawnee, Ohio (2016) critically engages ecology, energy, place and personal history to ask: What are the sounds of mining? Of fracking? Of a town fighting to survive after a century of economic decline? These sounds are recorded as compositional material reflecting layers of history and memory in Appalachian Ohio. Shawnee’s history includes coal, gas and clay extraction, and the formation of early labor unions. The town’s downturn and partial restoration act as an ethos of the struggles and hopes of the larger region. Shawnee, Ohio considers these histories, evokes place through sound, and listens to the present alongside traces of the past.

The show begins at 7PM. Tickets for the October 29th event at the Tecumseh Commons are available for $10 per person in advance by clicking here or can be purchased from Hannah Furniture in Shawnee, Newlon Tire and Dodson’s on Broadway in New Lexington, Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, A New View in Corning, and Haffa’s Records in Athens. Tickets are $15 at the door.   Seating is limited and advanced tickets are highly recommended.  All tickets purchased on-line will be available via will-call at the door the night of the event.  No tickets will be mailed in advance.  Complimentary legal beverages will be available with contributions for such welcomed. 

A pre-concert pot luck supper will also be available beginning at 5:30pm in the Tecumseh Commons where ticketed attendees can meet Harnetty and the orchestra he has assembled for this event.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and (preferably) your own zero-waste table settings.

Shawnee is located in southern Perry County in the Wayne National Forest at the intersections of State Routes 93 & 155, 65 miles southeast of Columbus, 15 miles east of Logan and 25 northeast of Athens.  The Tecumseh Commons is located at 114 West Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio  43782.

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Harnetty befriended Shawnee in 2010 while working on his doctorate in fine arts at Ohio University immersing himself in the study and relevance of sound.  He assisted the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council in producing a sample audio for visitors to listen to while visiting different sites in the area, funded by a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Although the project is still on hold seeking full funding, his interest and investment in the the Little Cities region has remained active.  Beyond the charm of the place and people, Harnetty also has reason to feel grounded here as Shawnee is the ancestral home of his mother’s family, the Williams while nearby Junction City is the ancestral home of the Harnetty side of the family.

Expect an artistic experience, unique to audiences everywhere when you attend this event.  So unique, Harnetty work has been co-commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Duke Performances at Duke University, and the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati). Shawnee, Ohio is a project of Creative Capital. It will premiere at the Wexner Center on October 27 and 28, 2016. It will be released on Dust-to-Digital Records in April, 2017.

Tickets for the Saturday, October 29th event at the Tecumseh Commons are available for $10 per person in advance by clicking here or can be purchased from Hannah Furniture in Shawnee, Newlon Tire and Dodson’s on Broadway in New Lexington, Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, A New View in Corning, and Haffa’s Records in Athens. Tickets are $15 at the door.   Seating is limited and advanced tickets are highly recommended.  All tickets purchased on-line will be available via will-call at the door the night of the event.  No tickets will be mailed in advance.  Complimentary legal beverages will be available with contributions for such welcomed. 

A pre-concert pot luck supper will also be available beginning at 5:30pm in the Tecumseh Commons where attendees can meet Harnetty and the orchestra he has assembled for this event.  Bring a dish or dessert to share and (preferably) your own table settings.

Proceeds from Shawnee, Ohio 2016 at the Tecumseh Commons benefit the on-going maintenance and restoration of the treasured Tecumseh Theater landmark building in Historic Shawnee.  The Tecumseh Theater/Tecumseh Commons thanks Harnetty for his generous provision of this event to the regional community at no cost and as a fundraiser for our organization!

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Apple & The Moon In Concert

Saturday, March 12 • 8PM

Apple and the Moon

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Our music promoter George Biggs keeps making connections with some of the region’s finest musicians and bringing them to our special spot in the Tecumseh Commons.  In our fourth season of concerts, we are feeling the momentum!  In that spirit of growth and tradition, the Tecumseh Theater is happy to welcome Apple & The Moon to the Commons on Saturday evening, March 12 with an opening set featuring Andy Brannon.

Apple & The Moon originated in 2014 through a common connection at Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, Ohio  This group of musicians with superb skills and diverse influences came together to express their uniquely individual sounds and to paint a sometimes smooth but sometimes gritty Rock/Americana style.

Nick Collura, the lead guitarist, brings a rock/blues edge to the band with over 40 years of experience and a passion for original music.  A native of Chicago, bass player Mike Makosky mixes his effortless groove with sounds that come from an experienced pallet of flavors including verything from thrash/metal to free-form jazz with hints of African polyrhythms can be heard in Mike’s playing.  Hailing from Junction City, Ohio, lead vocalist and songwriter Elena Aiello has a vocal style that can be described as bluesy with a hint of old country.  Todd Parish is the steady heartbeat of the band displaying flawless technique on the drums. Todd is also a long time veteran of the music scene who has accumulated many different musical talents from the guitar to the glockenspiel. He is a talented songwriter and vocalist.  Learn more about the unique blend of styles and powerful songwriting skills that this group displays at http://www.appleandthemoon.com.

Tickets are available on-line for the A&M Concert at $10 per person in advance by clicking here  or can be purchased from Hannah Furniture in Shawnee, Newlon Tire and Dodson’s on Broadway in New Lexington and A New View in Corning. Tickets are $15 at the door, if still available the day of the event.   Seating is limited and advanced tickets are highly recommended.  All tickets purchased on-line will be available via will-call at the door the night of the event.  No tickets will be mailed in advance

Doors open and food will be available for sale beginning at 7:00pm the evening of the concert.   Show starts at 8pm.  A fine selection of ice cold beer will be served.  Proceeds benefit the on-going maintenance and restoration of this treasured landmark building in Historic Shawnee.

Hayley Watson Concert September 28: Powerful Voice, Huge Talent

Our year of fundraising  concerHayley Watsonts continues on Friday evening, September 28 as the talented Hayley Watson visits the Tecumseh Commons.  Hayley’s powerful and engaging voice captures audiences of all ages and musical interests delivering powerful cover songs from Adele, Lady Gaga, Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline, Sugarland and KISS along with her own original music.  Purchase tickets on-line here for this not-to-be missed concert.

Hayley’s music career began and 14 and she has since dedicated 16 years of her life performing this year alone at over 185 different public and private events.  The Zanesville, Ohio native has opened shows for various country stars including Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippon, Tracy Byrd, Michael Peterson, David Kersh, Trent Tomlinson, The Eli Young band, Easton Corbin, Tom Cash, Sunny Sweeney, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Confederate Rail Road, Ken Mellon, T. Graham Brown, James Wesley, Richochet, Savannah Jack, Eden’s Edge, The James King band, David Ball, and Neal McCoy.  Her amazing voice has also landed her the honor of performing the National Anthem at the Great American Ballpark for The Cincinnati Reds.  Along her journey, this 30 year-old mother of two has recorded eight albums.  She has been featured 4 times in “The Best Of Country Music” magazine.  Lean more about Haley at www.facebook.com/hayleylwatson1205
Tickets for the concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.   Advanced Tickets are available through Pay Pal (no account needed, all major credit cards accepted) or from Newlon Tire and Dodson’s on Broadway in New Lexington and at Hannah Bros. Furniture and the Community Exchange Gift Shop in Shawnee.  Doors open at 6PM with concert beginning at 7PM.  As always, Cold Beer and Good Food will be available.  The Tecumseh Commons is located at 116 West Main Street in Historic Shawnee reached via State Routes 155 & 93 in southeastern Ohio’s Wayne National Forest.  Thank you in advance for your support our on-going effort to maintain and restore this historic venue for future generations.

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