Pastime’s 2019 concert series announced

Winfield’s Pastime Theatre has announced its 2019 Concert Series, a string of four concerts featuring multiple different genres that will take place beginning in March and ending in June. Tickets are now on sale.

WINFIELD - The Pastime Theatre in Winfield is excited to announce its 2019 concert series.
The 2019 series will open on Saturday, March 9, with Jason Petty’s “Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes.” According to  Pastime Theatre Chairman Mary Hyche, “There’s only one Hank William’s and Jason Petty portrays him best.”
Petty starred as Williams in New York City’s hit Off-Broadway musical, “Lost Highway,” as well as at Nashville’s world-famous Ryman Auditorium.
Throughout the show, Jason Petty will tell the story of Hank Williams, his rise to stardom and his fall. Jason will perform many Hank Williams’ hits, such as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Your Cheating Heart,” “Lovesick Blues,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and many more.
Backed by an authentic four-piece band, Petty will pay tribute to stars that influenced Williams and his music and the stars that were later influenced by Williams.
On Saturday, April 13, the Pastime Theatre will welcome blues legend Tinsley Ellis.
Ellis, a southern blues and rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter, is a bonafide worldwide guitar hero. He has performed in all 50 states as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar skills, passionate vocals and memorable original songs.
Ellis has shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Widespread Panic and many others. This will be a show that any blues fan will enjoy.
Rocking the Pastime Theatre stage on Saturday, May 18, will be Chi-Town Transit Authority, a Chicago Tribute Band.
Chi-Town Transit Authority is a rocking seven-piece band created in the image of the rock group Chicago. Each band member authentically recreates the sound of the original members. They play a wide variety of Chicago’s play list, including big hits, the fan favorites, and the soulful and rocking deeper cuts found on their first few albums.
Concert-goers will hear such hits as “25 or 6 To 4,” “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday in the Park,” “I’m Just a Man,” “Inspiration” and many more.
Wrapping up the 2019 Concert Series on Saturday, June 15, will be the contemporary Christian group Consumed By Fire.
The brother trio, made up of Caleb, Josh and Jordan Ward, started in 2010 and is a musically inventive Southern pop/rock band that combines its church roots with other eclectic influences distilled into a sound that is uniquely their own.
Growing up, when they weren’t leading worship at church, the Ward brothers were singing songs from Creedence, Bob Segar or The Eagles with their large musical family. They soon found their calling and Consumed By Fire was born.
Hyche said that this would be a wonderful concert for large church and youth groups.
“We are very excited about our concert series this year. As you may notice, we are starting the concert series later this year. It’s a very diverse lineup, but one we think can be enjoyed by all music lovers,” said Hyche.
“It’s always our goal to offer quality artists and bring different types of music to our rural area. We try to keep the tickets affordable, so that people of all ages can enjoy a full-concert experience close to home.
“The Pastime Theatre is a great venue for a concert. It offers a very intimate setting to enjoy a concert, where every seat allows you to feel close to the artist. We offer state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, like you find in much larger venues. Another unique feature is the one-on-one time with the artists after the shows for the concert-goers. The artists set up merchandise tables and are available for autographs and pictures,” explained Hyche.
Before the Jason Petty and Chi-Town Transit Authority concerts, the Pastime Theatre will be serving dinner. Dinners are limited and require a reservation, which can be purchased for $20 per person. This includes dinner, drink, dessert and tip.
As an added benefit, all dinner guests will be the first to enter the theatre for the best seats.
Season and individual tickets are now on sale.
Season tickets are $100 per person and include all four shows. Individual ticket prices are $30 for Jason Petty, $25 for Tinsley Ellis, $30 for Chi-Town Transit Authority and $20 for Consumed By Fire.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Pastime Theatre Office, Winfield City Hall, Gold Connection and the Kemp Foundation in Winfield, as well as at Town Square Jewelry in Hamilton.
Tickets can also be purchased online at Season tickets are not available online.
“If unfamiliar with any of these artists, I highly recommend checking them out on YouTube, because they are phenomenal,” said Pastime Theatre Manager Tammy Brashier. “You can also like The Pastime Theatre on facebook to get all information and promotional materials.”
For more information on this and future events, interested persons may call the Pastime Theatre Office at 487-3002.

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