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Georgia Mountain Players, Michelle Martin, and the Chuck Nation Band unite to perform April 28-29
Concert to close out Fine Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
The Hall County-based group The Chuck Nation Band will perform during the “Gospel, Bluegrass and Patsy” concert April 28 and 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.

‘Gospel, Bluegrass and Patsy’

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 4 p.m. April 29

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Ave. SE, Gainesville

Cost: $15

More info: 770-536-4616

What do you get when you combine a beloved community theater group, an award-winning bluegrass band and an outstanding female singer known for her accomplishments in every vocal genre? You get a grand reunion concert entitled “Gospel, Bluegrass and Patsy.”

Uniting for the final concert of this season’s Fine Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville will be the Georgia Mountain Players, the Chuck Nation Band and Michelle Martin. They will join forces to present two shows — one at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, and one at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 800 S. Enota Ave. SE in Gainesville.

Advance tickets for adults are $15 and available from Mike Martin at 770-536-4616. A very limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Prior to their retirement in 2014, the Georgia Mountain Players was the region’s premier community drama group for 20 years, offering family-friendly comedy and musical entertainment. Their annual “Smoke on the Mountain” attracted large audiences from multiple states. They are coming out of retirement for this show.

In in their song set will be “Life is Like a Mountain Railroad,” “No Tears in Heaven,” and a group of old-time hymns they refer to as the “Blood Medley.”

The Chuck Nation Band, also based in Hall County, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2015. The band also performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, last year.

Close harmony signing and instrumental playing are the hallmarks of its sound. The Chuck Nation Band has recorded three albums, including the latest “Beneath the Tennessee Moon.”

The band’s bluegrass set will include favorites “Alabama Jubilee,” “Roses in the Snow,” and “Orange Blossom Special.”

Soprano Michelle Martin has been a fixture on the Gainesville music scene for more than 25 years. A Florida State graduate, she is an accomplished classical and oratorio soloist, who has earned acting credits in Light Opera and musical theatre across the southeastern United States.

Her set will draw on her experience with the music of Patsy Cline, including “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams.”

For more information, call Mike Martin at 770-536-4616.