‘Heathens’ set to invade celebration
This year’s Due South will start during the Rose Festival on April 25th at 11:30 a.m. at the Thomasville Center for the Art’s recently renovated Studio 209. The event will last until about midnight.
Band of Heathens (BOH) from Austin, Texas, is the event headliner. The group has racked up many accolades and recently collaborated with Kid Rock on his latest album, “First Kiss.” Additionally, Grassland String Band of Athens is the opening act for BOH. Evan Barber and the Dead Gamblers, The Gatorbone Band, Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik, The Fried Turkeys and Royce Lovett are also slated to perform.
Simultaneously, TCA Studio 209 will host an open house for its new artists-in-residence. During the grand opening, people can meet the 2015 artists and view their work. The new residents include Abby Barber, a chef and gardener; Caprice Kelly, a ceramicist and photographer; Jay Snodgrass, a printmaker and poet; and Denise Boineau, Emily Arwood and Robert Copper, all painters.
“The best part about Due South is exposing our area to a variety of topnotch, live musical acts that otherwise may not come through Thomasville,” says David Middleton, Due South co-chair.
Haile McCollum, Due South co-chair, added, “Land, family and tradition are what makes the South great and Due South combines the very best of these three things. We love that people come out, bring a chair, grab a beer and kick back – all for a good cause.”
Due South benefits Thomasville Center for the Arts programming and experiences.
Admission to the all-day event costs $10. The event will proceed rain or shine.
Additionally there will be a Due South VIP party starting that night at 6:30. Tickets for the party start at $150.