Shades Mountain Air

Shades Mountain Air will bring their special mix of bluegrass, newgrass, and gospel to the Leeds Arts Center on Saturday, August 19, at 7:00 pm.  All seats are $10.

Shades Mountain Air has been together since 1998, performing at a wide variety of venues. The members are: Nancy Womble on bass and lead vocals; Gary Furr on guitar and vocals; Greg Womble on banjo and vocals; Don Wendorf on banjo, mandolin and hammer dulcimer; and Melanie Richardson Rogers on fiddle and vocals. They have all been playing and singing for many years and all have performed with other groups and bands. Their musical experiences are as diverse as classical, folk, rock and roll, and contemporary Christian. However, they have found a common love in original acoustic music, roots music, and bluegrass.

They describe themselves as “an acoustic band that mixes modern, traditional, and gospel bluegrass styles”. You will hear a little of everything from Bill Monroe to James Taylor and even something they call “mariachigrass” along with original compositions by Gary.  Tight vocals, solid arrangements, good picking, and high energy is coming your way!

Reservations are not required, but if you wish to make reservations, call the LAC office at 205-699-1892. Leave your name, phone number, and the number of tickets you need and we will return your call. We are handicapped accessible so let someone know before showtime if you need special seating.

 

Leeds Community Chorus Spring Concert

The Leeds Community Chorus will present their Spring Concert on June 3, 2017 at the Leeds Arts Center.

This year’s show, entitled, An American Songbook, will feature songs of American culture from Stephen Foster to the Beach Boys.

Special guest performance by The Clay Boys, a local Blue Grass ensemble, plus other featured singers.

Saturday only, 7:00 PM at the Leeds Arts Center.

Admission is $10.00. Call 205-699-1892 for reservations, or tickets may be purchased at the door.

The Something Else Trio

Something Else Trio - March 18 @ 7:00 pm - $10

Leeds Arts Council presents the Something Else Trio on March 18 at 7:00 PM!  Admission is $10.

Merle, Peggy and Sylvia have been singing together for years and now bring their repertoire of classics from the 40s, 50s, and beyond to the Leeds Arts Center. Don’t miss this evening of memorable favorites from one of Alabama’s best trios!

For reservations call 205-699-1892.  Reservations are not required, tickets are available at the door.

Coming Events!

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ENCORE: Musical Memories

On Friday, September 30th at 7 pm and Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm we are proud to present ENCORE: Musical Memories.  Tickets for this event are $10.  This is a yearly fund raiser put together by our play director Cliff Keen, Jr. for the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center.  This show will feature songs both from musicals we’ve done here at the Arts Center and musicals we haven’t done here but are familiar to all.  The songs will be performed by familiar faces from our past musical productions.  Come and enjoy a musical evening!  Reservations are not required.  For more information call us at 205-699-1892 or email us at leedsartscouncil@windstream.net.

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Willie & Waylon and Elvis!

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The Leeds Arts Council is proud to announce the appearance of Alan Tedders and Terry Padgett as Willie & Waylon and Elvis on Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 pm. The Outlaws are back, with special guest performer Elvis!  Tickets are on sale now so get yours before they’re gone!

Terry started his tribute to Elvis in church after being asked to perform at a widows’ banquet in Leeds, Alabama December 2001. Since then, Terry has performed at many events including street dances, festivals, private parties and grand openings. He has had the honor to perform for Governor Bob Riley at the Leeds Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. He has also performed several times at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center.  Terry takes pride in the shows he brings to his audiences. It is the audience that brings life to every show!

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Alan Tedders- a long time music and stage professional- took notice of an Elvis Tribute Artist one evening during a fun filled night of karaoke at Lee’s Country Diner in Sumiton. Allen heard Terry sing the well-known theme-song to the ever popular 70’s show, The Dukes of Hazzard. What Terry didn’t know is that Alan was interested in adding a Waylon Jennings to his act and felt Terry had the talent. And thus W & W Productions-The Willie and Waylon Experience was created.

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The show at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center is August 13th at 7 pm; tickets are $20.00. Seating will be around tables with eight people seated at each table. You may purchase individual tickets at $20 each or purchase a table for $160. Reservations and prepayment are required.  Payment may be made by phone using your credit card or in the office with cash, check, or charge.  Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Leeds Theatre and Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds. The theatre is handicapped accessible and has free parking on the street. For reservations, call 205-699-1892, email leedsartscouncil@windstream.net, or find Leeds Arts Council on Facebook.

Come dressed in your best western apparel and ready to have some fun!