Week 80, February 8, 2018
Week 79, January 27, 2018
Another Great Night
The performing arts show and open mic hosted by the Arts Center's Lincoln County Performing Arts Association for Saturday, February 3rd began with a set by the show's host, Robert Foster. Foster started with a cover song tribute to Cat Stevens. This set included "Father and Son," "Moon Shadow," and "Wild World." Foster had time for a 4th song, so he performed "Hello In There," a song written by John Prine.
Week 78, January 6, 2018
Country Music Night at the Arts Center
Host Robert Foster started the show with "Three Wooden Crosses," by Randy Travis. Next he played James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend." He finished with Paul Thorne's song about a mood ring entitled, "If It Turns."
Week 77, December 16, 2017
Latin Rhythm Night at the Arts Center
It was cold outside, but the Arts Center gallery was warm and friendly as host Robert Foster kicked off the show with "Father and Son," Cat Stephens. Foster's mellow voice and finger picking guitar style are always enjoyed by the audience. He finished his set with "Whiskey and You," by Chris Stapleton and "Turn the Page," by Bob Seger.
Week 76, December 2, 2017
Beethoven and Christmas
"Tonight is an important night for musicians," said Arts Center president Ron Hackett, "because it happens to be Beethoven's birthday." The famous composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born is 1770, and he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Week 75, November 18, 2017
Arts Center president Ron Hackett could not attend this show because his ailing mother passed away on the day of this show. Since he had to leave town suddenly, there were no photos of the show and no review was published. This is a record of the performance.
Week 74, November 4, 2017
Hits and Home Runs
The rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of the audience who braved the storms Saturday night at attend the open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center. Those that came enjoyed a wonderful night of fun, music, and poetry in spite of the severe weather warnings.
Week 73, October 21, 2017
Poems and Songs Night
Host Robert Foster opened the show with a trio of folk favorites that included "Annie's Song" by John Denver, "Wild World" by Cat Stephens, and "John Sutter" by Dan Fogelberg. "Foster's smooth voice and fingerstyle guitar are a great way to start the show," said Arts Center president Ron Hackett.
Week 72, October 7, 2017
Halloween Murder and Mayhem at the Arts Center
Host Robert Foster started the show with "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith. He followed that with "Cost of Living" by Ronnie Dunn, "When I'm Good and Gone" by Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White, and "Childhood Souvenirs" by John Prine. Foster's smooth voice and fingerstyle guitar playing are always a crowd pleaser.
Week 71, April 15, 2017
Open Mic Season Four Begins
The fourth season of performing arts and open mic shows premiered at the Arts Center in Fayetteville Saturday night, October 7th. There have been a number of improvements since the last season. The gallery walls have been reconfigured to make the gallery more open and inviting, and a piano and drum kit have been added to the stage. "We hope this will encourage more pianists and drummers to participate, because they don't have to bring in their own equipment for a 15-minute set," said Arts Center president Ron Hackett.
Week 70, April 1, 2017
Last Show of the Season
“What a great way to end our third season of performing arts shows at the Arts Center,” said Arts Center president Ron Hackett. “We plan for eight acts in a show, and we managed to run ten acts tonight.” Host Taylor Hoch, who started the show four years ago at the Karma Bakeria, and Hackett both gave up their slots to get everyone who signed up on stage that night.
Week 69, March 18, 2017
Jazz Students Perform at Open Mic
Host Robert Foster kicked off the show with a beautiful rendition of “I’ll Fly Away,” an old hymn written by Albert E. Brumley. Next, he played “Desparado,” an old Eagles hit. He finished with “Turn the Page,” a song about the ups and downs of a rock musician's life on the road by Bob Seger.
Week 68, March 4, 2017
Home School Students Perform
“It’s great to see so many young people participating in our show,” said host Taylor Hoch as she opened the Arts Center’s performing arts and open mic show on Saturday, March 18th. She began the show with “The Saga Begins,” a Star Wars parody by Weird Al Yankovic that is sung to the tune of “American Pie” by Don McLean. Next she performed an original song entitled, “Ireland Bound”, that she wrote with Sarah Weeks and Kameron Jones. Hoch ended her set with another original song entitled, “Yesterday’s Epiphany.”
Week 67, February 18, 2017
March Madness at the Arts Center
“Are the Good Times Really Over,” by Merle Haggard
“Almost Home,” by Craig Morgan
“Blue Green Mood Ring,” by Paul Thorn
Week 66, February 4, 2017
Arts Center Attracts New Performers
“We were privileged to have three new acts debuting on our stage last night,” said Arts Center President and Open Mic Host Ron Hackett. “It was a great mix of our regular artists with some new and unique acts to provide our audience with outstanding variety.”
Week 65, January 21, 2017
Wayward Regulars Return
“Four performers who have performed regularly at our shows in the past returned for another stellar engagement tonight,” said Host and Arts Center president Ron Hackett. “Everyone has their own life to live, but it’s great when we can get these old friends back on our stage.”
Week 64, January 7, 2017
Open Mic Continues to Grow
“Our second performing arts show and open mic of 2017 was well attended,” said Arts Center president and show host Ron Hackett. “We are even expanding our coverage by pulling in a few artists from Huntsville. The audience is also growing as more people are coming just to see the show. Donations have also been up, which helps us keep the building open to these free public shows.”
Sydne Spencer Memorial Open Mic
Our first open mic of 2017 was a memorial for our dear friend and Arts Center member Sydne Spencer who passed away suddenly in December,” said Arts Center president and open mic host Ron Hackett. Spencer was a prolific artist in multiple genres, and had recent began performing again at the Arts Centers’ performing arts shows. “Sydne was the secretary for the Arts Center, and she was always ready to help. We will miss her dearly,” said Hackett.