Garner Performing Arts Center


Jul
15 Thu
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Paige King Johnson

GARNER, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CREDIT ONLINE: $13.58

TICKET SALE DATES
CREDIT ONLINE Public Onsale: May 20, 2021 9:00 AM to July 15, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Paige King Johnson embodies talent that goes the distance, and possesses a dedicated work ethic and bold entrepreneurial spirit. The 23-year old’s engaging voice draws attention to “Just Like You,” the second single from her debut EP Big Girl World. Johnson’s reputation as a gifted young entertainer grew as she performed around her hometown, launched a dinner theater, and recently held her own festival, the Country Yard Party. She has also performed at the Bluebird Café and other noted Music City venues. The three-time Carolina Music Awards winner and Belmont University Alum has opened for James Otto, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery and other performers. As a songwriter, Johnson has a flair for portraying life’s most precious moments in her music, and then  ringing those moments to vivid life with her warm, evocative voice.

This performance will be streamed live as part of our GPAC From Home Series.

Mask will be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.
Aug
5 Thu
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Rissi Palmer

GARNER, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CREDIT ONLINE: $13.58

TICKET SALE DATES
CREDIT ONLINE Public Onsale: May 20, 2021 9:00 PM to August 5, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.” 


The daughter of Georgia natives, Rissi was born near Pittsburgh, PA and spent her adolescent years in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised in a musical family that loved both country and R&B, Rissi was a part of a singing and dancing troupe sponsored by a local television station at age 16, and by the time she was 19 years old, she had already been offered her first publishing and label deal.  


 In 2007, she released her debut album Rissi Palmer, charting singles, “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air.” Since then, Rissi has independently released a Christmas single, her first children’s album, Best Day Ever and an EP titled The Back Porch Sessions. Her most recent album, Revival, was released in 2019 and has been critically hailed as her most personal and uplifting work to date.


 A few highlights throughout her musical career includes performances  at The White House, Lincoln Center and the Grand Ole Opry. She has toured extensively across the country, sharing stages with Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Chris YoungCharley Crockett and many more. Rissi has made national guest appearances on Oprah & FriendsCNN, CBS Early Show, Entertainment TonightFOX Soul's "The Book of Sean," and the Tavis Smiley Show, and has been featured in such prestigious media outlets as Associated Press, Ebony, Essence, Huffington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, NPR's "All Things Considered," PEOPLE, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, to name a few.  


As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi launched her own radio show Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer on Apple Music Country. Since making its debut in August 2020, listeners have been treated to in-depth and riveting, often funny, yet very necessary conversations with artists such as Brittney Spencer, Chapel Hart, Crystal Shawanda, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Miko Marks, The War and Treaty and many moreIn conjunction with her radio showRissi also created the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund designed to support new country artists of color who are just beginning to build their music careers.  




This performance will be streamed live as part of our GPAC From Home Series.

Mask will be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.
Aug
19 Thu
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Chatham Rabbits

GARNER, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CREDIT ONLINE: $13.58

TICKET SALE DATES
CREDIT ONLINE Public Onsale: May 20, 2021 9:00 AM to August 19, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
As one of North Carolina’s most beloved roots music outfits, Chatham Rabbits has swiftly emerged from the fertile Americana scene in the Triangle with intimate-close harmonies and mature songwriting in the vein of predecessors like Gillian Welch and
Dave Rawlings. The husband-and-wife duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie favors rustic, minimalist acoustic arrangements—mainly clawhammer-style banjo and guitar— that showcase old-time reverence with their songwriting. The duo has a way of connecting with their audiences that is warm and universal. Chatham Rabbits’ first album All I Want From You (2019) was recorded with the help of Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin, and their sophomore album, The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full,
released May 1, 2020. Their song “Oxen” was named one of the “Top Folk Songs of 2020" by Paste Magazine and the band has made two appearances in Garden the & Gun Magazine. Their ingenuity during the Covid-19 crisis led to the creation of their mobile concert experience, The Stay at Home Tour and subsequently brought Chatham Rabbits to over a hundred neighborhoods in 2020.

This performance will be streamed live as part of our GPAC From Home Series.

Mask will be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.
Sep
10 Fri
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Julian Vaughn

GARNER, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CREDIT ONLINE: $27.16

TICKET SALE DATES
CREDIT ONLINE Public Onsale: June 7, 2021 11:21 AM to September 10, 2021 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City, bassist Julian Vaughn has made an international name for himself since 2010 as a bassist in smooth jazz which is dominated by artist who play sax. Although the bass is often associated with funk, Vaughn likes to play with more of a finesse style as well as some funk. Vaughn has toured all over the U.S. playing at some of the largest jazz festivals and abroad in places like Dubai, Nairobi, Italy, Spain and Germany. He takes pride in being able to write and produce most of his music. “I want to be known as a great writer and producer just as much as I am an artist”. As Vaughn's recording catalog continues to grow, he still wants to continue to redefine the lead bassist role in the smooth jazz genre.          


742 WEST GARNER ROAD
GARNER, NC
UNITED STATES
The Garner Performing Arts Center is an intimate 471 seat auditorium located inside the former Garner High School and is conveniently located in the Historic District of Downtown Garner, North Carolina. We are home to Broadway Voices, Downtown Sounds, the Towne Players of Garner and It's Showtime! series. We offer affordable entertainment for all audiences and invite you to visit us often online and in person!