By SALINA POST
Whiskey barrel rock, country, and southern rock concerts are coming to downtown Salina's Stiefel Theatre this fall.
The Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe Avenue, announced on Thursday that the Sunset Sinners, Marty Stuart, and 38 Special will headline concerts this fall.
Buy tickets online at www.stiefeltheatre.org, by telephone at 785-827-1998, or in person at the Stiefel Theatre box office. The Stiefel Theatre box office is open for phone or walk-up sales from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sunset Sinners with Paramount
8 p.m. October 22
The concerts kick off with Salina's own Sunset Sinners, who describe their music as whiskey barrel rock, a fusion of classic and southern rock, with a tinge of red dirt country. Sunset Sinners' high-energy live shows mix in their hit songs along with Sinnerized classic covers.
Another Salina band, Paramount, is scheduled to open for the Sunset Sinners.
Sinners drummer Blake Blackim told Salina Post that the concert will have a "fun party Oktoberfest atmosphere." The band plans to honor those who work in healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Sean Herrington, an emergency medicine physician at Salina Regional Health Center, is scheduled to perform a couple of songs with the Sunset Sinners, Blackim said.
The Sunset Sinners now have three songs on the Nashville Music Row Radio Charts: Always Time For One More Beer, Friday Night, Old Glory. Blackim said the band's live album, Original Sin, is scheduled to be out on Aug. 19.
Tickets for the Sunset Sinners and Paramount concert start at $20 and go on sale Friday.
8 p.m. Oct. 28
With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart, according to information from the Stiefel Theatre.
While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts. Including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.
But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future, the Stiefel noted. Way Out West, his 18th studio album, hits both of those marks. Produced by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.
Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Aug. 12.
8 p.m. Nov. 18
After more than four decades, 38 Special continues to bring its signature blast of southern rock to more than 100 cities a year. At each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse, the Stiefel Theatre noted in a news release.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, Hold On Loosely, Rockin’ Into the Night, Caught Up in You, Fantasy Girl, If I’d Been the One, Back Where You Belong, Chain Lightnin’, Second Chance, and more...Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.
Guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes says it's all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.”
Completing the team is bassist Barry Dunaway, drummer Gary Moffatt and keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Capps. The most recent addition to the band is legendary virtuoso guitarist and vocalist Jerry Riggs.
Tickets for 38 special start at $58 and go on sale Aug. 12.