Scene and Heard

The O’Jays are coming to Horseshoe

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2012

The O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1963 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1942), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The O’Jays had their first hit with “Lonely Drifter”, in 1963. In spite of the record’s success, the group was considering quitting the music industry until Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, took an interest in the group. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train“. Their hit “For The Love of Money” is the theme song for Donald Trump’s TV show The Apprentice.

Don’t miss this chance to see The O’Jays at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on March 30th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Showroom.  Tickets go on sale Friday January 20th, 2012 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Horseshoe Box office.

Wanee Music Festival Lineup Announces Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2012

Wanee Music Festival

Wanee Music Festival







The Allman Brothers Band headlines a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2012 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM at and

Sharing the stage for two nights (April 20 & 21) with The Allman Brothers Band is Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.   The rest of the line-up includes: Bruce HornsbyMickey Hart BandGov’t MuleTedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandBuddy GuyElectric Hot Tuna Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers BandLeftover SalmonNorth Mississippi AllstarsTrigger Hippy (featuring: JoanOsborneJackie GreeneSteve GormanAudley Freed & Nick Govrik), Ivan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDevon Allman’s HoneytribeBobby Lee Rodgers TrioSojaConspiratorEotoParticleZach DeputyMatt Schofield , Big Sams Funky NationCharles BradleyBoneramaThe Yeti TrioJacob Jeffries Band and Bonnie Blue.


$189.50 (plus applicable fees) from January 20th– February 19th (After February 19th price will increase). Price includes (1) pass to the Festival (Thurs.,Fri. & Sat.) with music beginning at 2:30PM on Thursday and 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.)

$425.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available on a limited basis.
VIP Tickets Include: (1) VIP pass to the festival with music starting at 2:30PM on Thursday, Thursday Night VIP Pre Party, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Private Concert Viewing Area, Private Restrooms, Drink Specials, Wanee 2011 VIP Shirt, Commemorative Poster, Lunch and Dinner Catering on Fri & Sat and Complimentary Non Alcoholic Drinks and Snacks.

Tickets for the 2011 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at and  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.  Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

Look for more upcoming announcements at:

The Allman Brothers Band Wanee Music FestivalBoB Weir , FurtherBuddy Guy


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An Evening with The Civil Wars

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2012

Civil Wars

The Civil Wars memorized the audience at a sold out show in The Brown Theater Friday evening. The duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White entertained mostly with only their amazing vocals and White’s guitar. Williams spend a handful of songs on the keyboards but this show  was all about  mixing two incredible voices sharing leads and harmonies. What is special about their show is the ability to perform in a no frills atmosphere where any mistake would be readily identified. Backed by Paul’s excellent guitar they kept the audience entertained with splendid duets. It’s just two performers blending their voices while Williams dances around Paul’s guitar.

The pair’s strong set included all of their “Barton Hollow” album”  which appeared on many music magazines best of 2011 list. The band did do reworked covers of  The Jackson Five’s, I Want You Back” and began their encore with Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean”. It was a beautiful show based on tremendous talent.

The Staves, The sisters from England opened the show displaying great vocal harmonies backed only by guitar and ukulele. The very talented group set the tone for a magical evening of vocal excellence.

Civil Wars

Civil Wars

The Staves

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