Tim Nave and Overmountain Sound to perform at the Bonnie Kate
What’s more fun than a night out on the town for a good cause?
Tim Nave and Overmountain Sound will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Bonnie Kate Theater on Nov. 20. A portion of the proceeds will go to helping restore the historic building.
“People can expect a mix of folk, country and bluegrass from us,” said Nave.
Nave said he will have a demo for sale to promote upcoming releases, and the last hour of the performance will consist of a mix of songs from the albums releasing in the spring.
Grant Taylor, Drew Shingleton, Zack Vickers and Josh Smith will be performing alongside Nave.
The idea for the event came from Chasity Thompson, founder of Project Move. Thompson explained that Nave has participated in Evenings on Elk in the past, and spoke highly of him.
“Tim is a soulful singer/songwriter/musician, with a rich southern folk revival vibe,” she said.
With Project Move, Thompson works to support small businesses and boost events through growth and connections. For Thompson, the Bonnie Kate Theater is very special, noting special memories of double dates and nights out on the town years ago. Her hope is to not only support Nave as a local musician, but also help build evenings back in downtown.
Thompson described the event as a win/win for both Nave and the theater.
“You’re going out and having a good night while supporting a local artist and you’re also helping restore a historic building we need to keep in downtown,” she said.
Jeff Treadway, who works with the theater, is also looking forward to the event.
Treadway explained that the importance for supporting the theater ranges from preserving heritage (the theater was built in 1926 and is the only one of four surviving theaters in Elizabethton), supporting local artists and leaving a legacy for future generations.
Work is currently underway to aid in restoring the theater, which includes expansions and work to the upstairs area as well (this would be used for arts and office space to rent). Grants are being applied for to help with funding the restoration.
During Nave’s performance, Riverside Taphouse will offer craft beer choices. A food truck will also be there. The Red Chili will also be available for dining.
On Nov. 21, Rusty Steel and Neon Remedy will perform at the Bonnie Kate at 7 p.m. On Dec. 19, Alex Stokes will perform a sketch comedy show at the theater.
Ticket information regarding Nave’s performance will be updated soon.
For more information on future events with the Bonnie Kate Theater and Project Move, check out their Facebook pages. Information on Tim Nave and Overmountain Sound can be found on Facebook as well.
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