The Knoxville Museum of Art will continue the spring series of Alive After Five, with a special reunion concert of Draper, Reynolds & Rodgers on May 11, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
The trio of Vanessa Draper, Karen E. Reynolds & Kit Rodgers should never have worked. They are very different artists, songwriters and each of a different style and genre, but fate threw them onstage together in 1994, and it worked so well that they continued to play together, regularly selling out venues and becoming known for their seamless three part harmonies and well crafted songs. The passage of time led the three to pursue separate career paths, but they will be together again with a rhythm section backing them up for this special show.
Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on thirty or more Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Great Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.
Admission to the spring series premier of Alive After Five is $9 for general admission and $5 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. Alive After Five is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company, East Tennessee PBS, Metro Pulse, WDVX-89.9FM, and WhatsHotKnox.com. For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.
The 2012 Spring Series Schedule for “Alive After Five”:
(all shows 6:00-8:30 pm)
March 30 – Christabel & The Jons “Tennessee Swing”
April 13 – Jenna & The Accidentals Rhythm & Blues and funk
April 20 – Boling, Brown & Holloway – “Trio Life” CD Release Party Jazz
May 4 – Carib Sounds Steel Band Caribbean steel drum music
May 11 – Draper, Reynolds & Rodgers Americana and folk
May 18 – Milele Roots Reggae and ska