Nestled in the heart of downtown Concord, the Davis Theatre has long been celebrated as a cultural hub, offering vibrant performances that resonate with its audience. Set in the beautifully renovated 1876 historic courthouse, it sets the stage for an intimate musical experience.
With only 227 seats, every seat is close to the performance, and exceptional acoustics and lighting create an incredible atmosphere.
The 2023-2024 season promises to be a captivating journey through various genres and cultural influences. With a variety of options available, including single-show tickets as well as full-season and flex-season ticket packages, the theater ensures that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
With the upcoming season at the Davis Theatre, Brian Sullivan, Director of Performing Arts, affirms the Cabarrus Arts Council’s commitment to a range of genres and performances that not only entertain but also bring communities together. “We’re continuing the work of bringing diversity to the music programming and the people who are represented on stage,” he stated. The performances span Latin/Bluegrass, Blues/Gospel, spoken word, and more, showcasing the power of music to bridge gaps and foster understanding among different cultures.
With an expanded lineup featuring nine shows, surpassing the previous count of seven or eight, there’s an abundance of artistic delights in store.
The season ticket packages offer a golden opportunity for patrons to enjoy substantial savings. By opting for the full-season package, attendees receive a 20% discount, retain their preferred seats, and even receive a special branded cup for discounted drinks during the season. For those with a flexible schedule, the flex package presents a 10% discount for four or more shows.
These packages underscore the Cabarrus Arts Council’s dedication to making the arts accessible to all. By purchasing season tickets, patrons become integral to fostering a thriving arts community that extends beyond the theater’s walls.
Purchasing a season ticket package goes beyond personal entertainment; it’s an investment in the thriving arts community of Cabarrus County. Ticket sales contribute to the sponsorship of Cabarrus Arts Council’s initiatives such as Art on the Go, Students Take Part in the Arts, Free Family Days, the quarterly event, Art Walk on Union, along with supporting their gallery exhibitions.
Season Kicks Off with Three Powerful Performances
As the Davis Theatre prepares to raise its curtains for the 2023-2024 season, Sullivan shares his enthusiasm for the lineup. He is looking forward to ALL the shows, noting that the theater consistently delivers memorable performances that captivate audiences, even when the performers might not be well-known yet.
Larry and Joe – Sept 16, 2023 Kicking off the season on September 16th is Larry & Joe, a fusion of Latin and Bluegrass music. Larry Bellorín, a Llanera music legend from Venezuela, and Joe Troop, a Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist from North Carolina, share their incredible journey through music and migration, creating a harmonious cross-cultural experience. Their performances are a testament to the boundless nature of music that transcends borders.
American Patchwork Quartet – Oct 25, 2023 In October, the spotlight turns to the American Patchwork Quartet, a multicultural ensemble that reimagines timeless American folk songs, showcasing the rich tapestry of cultural influences that shape the nation’s musical heritage. With members hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds, the quartet’s creative arrangements breathe new life into centuries-old folk songs.
DaShawn Hickman – Nov 11, 2023 Then, in November, the stage will resonate with the soul-stirring blues and gospel sounds of DaShawn Hickman, a masterful Sacred Steel player who pays homage to the blues-gospel traditions of the Pentecostal-Holiness churches, weaving a musical narrative that connects to the rich history of Southern black church music.
Passion for Storytelling Drives Performance Selection
The Cabarrus Arts Council’s commitment to curating exceptional performances is evident in their selection process. Sullivan reveals that the selection process for performers is driven by a passion for storytelling.
Beyond musical prowess, he seeks performers whose stories are inseparable from their music. This fusion of incredible music and narrative creates an unforgettable connection between performers and audiences.
Also on the Horizon
Be on the lookout for the NEW Spring “Discovery Series,” separate from the regular season, that will take place on Thursday afternoons. The series will spotlight local and regional talent. Sullivan said, “This will be a unique opportunity for our community to discover their neighbors doing something beautiful.”
The upcoming season promises to be a testament to the theater’s dedication to artistic excellence and community engagement. From Larry and Joe’s cross-cultural harmonies to DaShawn Hickman’s moving blues, the Davis Theatre’s stage is set to come alive with stories and melodies that captivate the heart and soul.
The journey begins this September, and you won’t want to miss a single note. Secure your tickets today at cabarrusartscouncil.org/current-season to explore the lineup, secure your tickets, and embark on a journey through the world of performing arts.
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