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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall


Friday, July 22, 2016
Gates open @ 6PM
Concert @ 8PM

The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn

$28; $275 Table for 8; $108 Series Ticket; $1,114 Series Table for 8

7% tax will be added to all ticket sales
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Address: 331 Spring Street SW, Gainesville, GA 30501

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You asked for Country Music….you got it with this tribute to some of the best icons of the industryJoin us on the lawn at The Smithgall Arts Center for a great evening of legendary music. Purchase your tickets or a table of 8. Bring your lawn chairs, picnics and beverages of choice. Food vendors will be on-site with food for purchase.

This performance is a strong, assured and resounding tribute celebrating the legendary talents and emotional integrity of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Experience these gifted vocalists who will bring to life the icons of r Southern and folk rock. From wistfully tender and subtle songs, to the rhythmic sorcery of Nelson’s genius, crisp honky-tonk ballads, and the complexity and grim humor of Cash…this concert is a tribute to the best of the best in musical history.

Sometimes I just shut my eyes and it was hard to tell it wasn't the real Willie, Waylon and Johnny. You guys are GREAT. Come back.

- Sarah Campbell, Calvert City, KY

Michael Moore as Willie Nelson

Through many years of study and about a million "Whiskey Rivers" later, Moore's ability to capture the country music legend's voice and style are considered by many to be the best in the world.

Michael Moore was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. His passion for Willie’s music came at an early age. "I can remember hearing his music coming out of my grandmother's old AM radio," and even then Michael knew that there was something unique about Willie Nelson. Nelson's voice and unusual style of phrasing are hard to match. Michael is also an accomplished guitar player and performs all of the guitar parts played by Nelson in his shows. When asked what kind of music he likes, Moore said, "Everything from The Carpenters to Metallica." Michael has performed his Willie Tribute Show throughout the USA as a solo artist and also with several top tribute shows including Cavalcade of Stars, Mirror Image, Memories Theatre and Superstars Live in Concert, a BC Entertainment, Inc. production.

August Manley as Waylon Jennings

Being raised on country music in the mid-seventies laid the perfect foundation for what would later become the nation's premier Waylon Jennings tribute performance.

Tacoma, Washington native, August Manley, spent his childhood in the rural outreaches near his grandfather's farm in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2005, August Manley has been bringing the finest moments of country music back to Waylon's loyal fans, as well as providing thousands of newcomers to Waylon's music the opportunity to experience this special brand of country music in its purest form, LIVE. Currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona, August Manley continues to strive for his ultimate goal: keeping Waylon's music in front of live audiences around the world.

Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash

Philip’s Tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. He was selected for an hour-long nationally televised show live from Hollywood on AXS TVs’ world’s greatest tribute bands.

The nineties were good for Philip’s' career. He was asked to perform on TNN on Charlie Daniels Talent roundup, was the opening act for Leann Rimes and he entertained thousands in Branson Mo.

Entertaining people is all Philip Bauer ever wanted to do. His dynamic stage presence, quality, and impressive vocal range has been thrilling audiences for many years. Philip’s musical journey began in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he started thrilling audiences with his quality performances, and competing in and winning many talent contests.

In 1985 Philip won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest . . . first place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his first contract to perform with a 40-piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair.

Paul Eve as Johnny Cash

Performing at the Dick Clark American Band Stand Theatre with Legends in Concert, Paul’s TripAdvisor reviews have been off the chart, and he has been by far one of the most requested acts for Legends. Paul's latest album was produced by Gary S. Paxton, an American producer with over 100 hit songs in his portfolio. Paxton says "Paul Eve is one of the most talented recording artists I have ever worked with and that includes Johnny Cash!"

Paul Eve was born in Kentucky and has been entertaining for five years. As the son of a preacher, he was exposed to music at a very young age. He started portraying Johnny Cash at the ripe old age of 9. Paul has performed his show across the country many times from Las Vegas to Tennessee, and has brought much enjoyment to many Johnny Cash fans. Being one of the Grand Final contest winners on the TNN You Can Be a Star Show, he was viewed by over 60 million people and had the honor to meet Johnny Cash at the Grand Old Opry. He also opened for Jerry Lee Lewis at the Palm Springs Center. Paul has won many regional contests including the Indianapolis State Fair in 2009 and Tri- State Fair, and was entertainer of the year for Star Cruise Lines. Paul released his first new album called The Show with Garpax Records / Branson Entertainment.

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