Going to the Girls Java Jive

Java Jive is going to the Girls this March. Just in time for Women’s History Month, Rose Center Council for the Arts is bringing back a real crowd-pleaser—A Night of Women & Music. Java Jive coordinator, Candy Durman produced a wildly successful show in 2016 featuring a host of talented female performers including Kelle Jolley, Kukuley Uriarte, and Candy Durman herself. This year, the line-up of performers is just as exciting.

Once again, the show will take place in a round-robin style, featuring three rounds with a break after the first two. Performing this year is Knoxville’s own Tomi Robb, whom you may have seen in Encore’s hit production of Ragtime. Hawkins County resident, Andrea Davidson, who recently performed for Rose Center’s Songwriter’s Week, will participate in the show. Also from Knoxville, Angela Woofter (TN Songwriter’s Week performer) will return with her partner Linda Capps for a reprise of their 2016 appearance. “There will also be a few surprise performances that evening” says Durman.

Durman says she is not performing in this year’s event. The 2018-2019 Java Jive season is generously sponsored by Commercial Bank and supported by an Arts Fund grant from the East Tennessee Foundation. Java Jive concerts are free and open to the public. A Night of Women & Music Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7 p.m.

Guests are permitted to bring their favorite adult beverages and snacks. Donations will be encouraged at intermission, so please guests are asked to bring a little something for the “hat.”