Week 71, April 15, 2017
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.”
Week 63, December 3, 2016
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.
Week 62, November 19, 2016
Last Show of 2016
“We had a great turnout for the last show of 2016,” said host and Art League president Ron Hackett. “Our next show will be the first Saturday night in 2017,” he added. “There will be no show on the third Saturday this month, because many people will be out of town for the holidays.”
Week 61, November 12, 2016
Just a few members came out for this week's open mic, but we all had fun. Some of us tried out new material for the first time. Greg tested Ron’s memory by taking a ride on Mr. Peabody's WayBack machine and playing some tunes they had not played in a very long time. Ron passed the test.
Week 60, November 5, 2016
Host of Christmas Past at the Arts Center
Last Saturday was the annual Host of Christmas Past celebration in Fayetteville, Tennessee. We opened the Arts Center for the day for artists to display art, and for artists to perform. We had a great line-up of performing artists, but medical situations and injuries the week prior to the event took a toll on that line-up. Fortunately, we had some great artists that filled in for the the artists that could not make it. We wish the artists that had to cancel a speedy recovery. Here are some photos from the event.
Week 59, October 15, 2016
Open Mic Goes On Despite Tennessee Ballgame
The Tennessee football game kept many people at home in front of their televisions, but the faithful few with music in their souls made it out for the bimonthly open mic at the Arts Center. Our evening included ...
Week 58, October 1, 2016
Irish Tunes, Short Stories, and More
“We had another great show this week,” said host Ron Hackett. “We had several first time performers and some visitors who were out walking the town square and decided to drop in.” Everyone is welcome, and there is no charge for this twice monthly show.
Week 57, September 24, 2016
Poetry and Songs at Second Open Mic
Host and guitarist Ron Hackett began performing a little early Saturday night as the audience began to assemble during his sound check. “We usually start at 7pm, but I felt inspired by the folks that came early,” said Hackett. He played a number of solo instrument tunes on guitar that spanned genres from jazz to classical to country to pop. His set included “C’est si Bon,” “Lagrima,” “Petite Waltz,” “Windy and Warm,” “Classical Gas.”
Week 56, April 16, 2016
A Night of Art, Music, and Poetry
Opening night of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts Center open mic series was an evening filled with music, poetry, and art. "We had a good turnout for our first show of the season," said co-host and Art Center president Ron Hackett. "Seven performers took to the stage in the main art gallery to share their talents with the community. We moved the open mic night from the basement to the main gallery to encourage people can come in and peruse the work of local artists and Art Center members in our newly refurbished and redesigned gallery while they enjoy listening to the local performance artists on the main stage."
Week 55, April 14, 2016
Slawburger Open House
The Arts Center opened its doors at 10:00am for an open house in conjunction with the 2nd annual Slawburger Festival in Fayetteville. Art from local artists was exhibited on new display walls completed about two weeks before the open house. Local performing artists performed on the stage in the gallery during the day, and the open house ended with a professional songwriters show hosted by Jim Parker that included Jim McBride and Brice Long.
Week 54, April 7, 2016
Getting Ready for an Open House
"The fact that we were all bustling around dealing with the last minute details and getting ready for our open house didn't stop us from pausing long enough to have a great open mic night show last Thursday," said co-host, Taylor Hoch.
Week 53, April 0, 2016
Tributes to Merle
"We had a great crowd and a full roster of musicians at last Thursday's open mic night. Many of the performers played Merle Haggard songs in tribute to the late great country artist who died last Wednesday on his seventy-ninth birthday. Several of the artists who attended the open mic last week are also going to be playing at our upcoming open house on April 16th, and it was great to hear some of the material that they will be showcasing at the event," said co-host, Taylor Hoch.
Week 52, March 24, 2016
Celestial Rhythm Section
Thunder rolled and lightning flashed as host Ron Hackett opened the show with a celestial rhythm section. Hackett began with “Roses are Red,” a song composed by Al Byron and Paul Evans and made famous by Bobby Vinton and Sonny James. Next was a 70’s song named, “If” by the band Bread. He finished his first set with “Banana Republic” that was written by Steve Goodman, Jim Rothermel, and Steve Burgh.
Week 51, March 17, 2016
First Show of Spring 2016
Host Robert Foster opened the weekly performing arts and open mic show at the Arts Center by performing “Hopelessly Hoping” by Crosby, Stills and Nash, “Wooden Ships” by David Crosby, and “Turn the Page” by Bob Segar.
Week 50, March 10, 2016
A Night of Poetry and Songs
"We had a great show for St. Patrick's Day last week, lots of people in the audience, great music--including Irish ballads and drinking songs in honor of the day--a new-comer who read original poetry, and even a surprise visit by our fans Adrienne and Jim Bertagnolli from Scotland. Adrienne and Jim come to the states once a year and make a point of an annual visit to our open mic. It was a really fun evening," said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 49, March 3, 2016
FHS Bluegrass Band Plays the Open Mic
“We had a special treat at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts center last Thursday night. Playing to a packed house, The Fayetteville City Thunder Blue Grass Band opened last week's show for us. They were absolutely wonderful, an incredibly talented bunch of high school students! We hope they will come back soon and often to grace our stage,” said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 48, February 25, 2016
More Bad Weather, But the Show Must Go On
“The turnout was light for our weekly show, but those that came had a good time,” said host Ron Hackett. “With bad weather threatening the Tennessee Valley, some people may have thought we would cancel the show, but the show must go on,” said co-host Robert Foster.
Week 47, February 18, 2016
Cold Weather doesn't stop Open Mic
"Despite the cold temperature and the sleet coming down, we had a really good turnout for last night's Open Mic Night at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Art Center. Five performers and a good size audience braved the weather in order to participate," said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 46, February 11, 2016
Open Mic Review
“It’s great to see the room filled with so many people supporting local performing artists in our community,” said host Ron Hackett. “We had eleven artists performing in nine acts plus a number of people who just came to see the show.”
Week 45, February 4, 2016
"This is our first time here, and we are amazed by all the talent in this room!" said Dan Sullivan and his wife Donna, first time visitors to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center open mic show last Thursday night. The Sullivans and the rest of the audience enjoyed relaxing in the living room style venue and nibbling hors d'oeuvres while watching and listening to a great roster of performers highlighted by lots of original compositions by local songwriters.
Week 44, January 28, 2016
Warm Hearted Performances for a Cold Night Outside
Martha Brown, a member of the Art League that runs the Arts Center building and corporation, brought in two paintings with musical themes to decorate the wall of our performing arts venue. “The Art League is a non-profit corporation founded in 1963 with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Fayetteville-Lincoln County community through the presentation, education, and promotion of all art disciplines including visual, conceptual, and performing arts,” said Art League president and open mic host Ron Hackett.
Week 43, January 21, 2016
Songs, Recitals, and a Poem
“I can already tell this is going to be a great night,” said jazz guitarist and host Ron Hackett as he opened the show to a room already filled with people. “Normally people trickle in during the first half hour, but not tonight.” Hackett performed three instrumentals for his first set: “All the Things You Are” by Jerome Kern, “Petite Waltz” by Joe Heyne, and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” by Duke Ellington.
Week 42, January 14, 2016
Acoustic Night at the Arts Center
“While the rain kept most people at home last night, the few who braved the weather had a really good time at our weekly show,” said host Ron Hackett. With only four performers and a few audience members, the group formed a semi-circle on the basement couches and performed an acoustic round. “Sipping wine, telling stories, singing and playing along with the performer, and enjoying each others company — what more could you ask for,” said co-host Robert Foster.
Week 41, December 17, 2015
Regulars Dominate Second Show of the Year
"We were so glad to have Ron Hackett back and co-hosting the open mic. He's been gone for several weeks dealing with family health issues and we've really missed him," said co-host Taylor Hoch. "Last night's show was the second open mic night of the year and it was an evening of entertainment fueled by our family of regulars," Taylor added.
Week 40, December 17, 2015
First Show of 2016
"Last Thursday's Open Mic Night show at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts Center was the first show of 2016, and we definitely started the year off right! We had a full house audience and eleven performers on the roster. It was a great way to start the new season of open mic nights," said co-host Taylor Hoch. "The performers and audience members enjoyed listening to some great music, singing along to their favorite songs, and nibbling on the pizza and goodies provided by our regular attendees.
Week 39, December 10, 2015
"Last Thursday's Open Mic Night show was filled with holiday spirit. The performers and audience members enjoyed listening to some great music, singing along to Christmas carols, and nibbling on the pizza and holiday goodies provided by our regular attendees. It was a great way to end a great year of open mic night performances," said co-host Taylor Hoch. "We'll be taking a two week break for the holidays, but we'll start things rolling again on Jan 7, 2016," Taylor added.
Week 38, December 3, 2015
Newberry Songs Dominate Show
We had a great night of entertainment that included some old songs, some humorous songs, Christmas songs, and instrumentals, but the highlight of the evening was the Newberry songs covered by Hendrix and Tucker,” said host Ron Hackett. Co-host Robert Foster opened the show with the Eagle’s “Desperado,” Darrel Scott’s “Crooked Road,” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.”
Week 37, November 12, 2015
Taylor is Back!
Taylor Hoch, the original host of the weekly open mic event when it started at the Karma Bakeria two years ago, has recovered well enough to return as the host of last night’s show. Performing with guitarist Jay Jernigan under the band name “Tay & Jay,” Hoch sang three of her original songs to open the show. These songs included a new song entitled “Bare Ground” that she wrote this week. Her other songs were “Yesterday’s Epiphany” and “So You Run.”
Week 36, November 5, 2015
Two Newcomers Grace Our Stage
“Wow, this is going to be a great show,” said host Robert Foster as he opened the weekly performing arts show and open mic at the Arts Center to a full house. Foster sang “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, and two John Prine songs, “Spanish Pipedream” and “Hello in There.”
Week 35, October 29, 2015
Open Mic Review
Host Robert Foster opened the weekly performing arts show and open mic with a cover of Cat Stephens song, “Father and Son.” He followed that with two Harry Chapin covers, “Cats in the Cradle” and “Taxi.”
Week 34, October 22, 2015
Poem Highlights “Performing” Arts Show
“We had a lot of folks that just came to see the show last night,” said host Ron Hackett. “We really appreciate the support we get from the community.” The weekly show gives local talent a chance to perform for the community.
Week 33, October 15, 2015
Introducing Three Creeks Road
Host Ron Hackett opened the show with three guitar instrumentals that included, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “A Day in the Life of a Fool.” “I really enjoy hosting these shows, and I appreciate all the support we get from the community,” said Hackett.
Week 32, 8 October 2015
New Co-host Gets Settled
Host Robert Foster started the evening with Wooden Ships by Crosby, Stills & Nash and followed that with Donald and Lydia and Grandpa was a Carpenter by John Prine. Foster began co-hosting the show with Ron Hackett last week. He is filling in for Taylor Hoch, who is still convalescing at home.
Week 31, 1 October 2015
New Co-host Announced
Robert Foster, a regular at the weekly performing arts and
open mic show, is now co-hosting the show with Ron Hackett while previous
co-host Taylor Hoch convalesces. “We all hope Taylor can return soon, but it's
very stressful to run the show solo,” said Hackett. “Robert did a great job on
his first night as co-host, and I appreciate his help.”
Week 30, 17 September 2015
Strings Dominate Open Mic
Strings dominated the third performing arts show and open mic of the season as host Ron Hackett opened the show with a solo guitar rendition of Duke Ellington's Don't Get Around Much Anymore
. “Thanks to everyone for their concern during my mother's recent health crisis,” said Hackett. “She back in physical therapy and should be going home in a few weeks.”
Week 29, 10 September 2015
Season Two Continues
Host Taylor Hoch opened the second performing arts show and open mic of the season with three of her original songs, including It Must Be Love
that is doing well on the European charts. Unfortunately, her medical issues forced her to retire early for the evening.
Week 28, 21 May 2015
Season Two Begins
The second season of the weekly performing arts show and open mic hosted by the Lincoln County Performing Arts Association at the Fayetteville Lincoln County Arts Centers kicked off last Thursday night, September 10th.
Week 27, 14 May 2015
Thursday, May 21 2015, was the last open mic night for this season. The weekly open mic night at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts Center will resume on Sept 3 2015. “We've had a great season, and we look forward to everyone getting back together again starting in the fall,” said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 26, 30 April 2015
“We had a good turn out last night and everyone had a lot of fun,” said co-host Ron Hackett about the open mic show at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County arts center on 5/14/15.
Week 25, 23 April 2015
Food and Fun
“Thanks to Robert Foster and Peggy Turner, two of our most faithful attendees of the weekly open mic night, the potluck food table that we have every week practically sagged under the weight of all the snacks. Everyone who couldn't make the show last night missed out on stuffed mushrooms, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, candy, cake and all sorts of delicious hors d'oeuvres! It was really a treat!” said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 24, 16 April 2015
Still Going Strong
“We had a really great show last night,” said co-host Taylor Hoch in regards to last night's open mic show at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Arts. “Turn out has been low since the advent of this beautiful weather, but we had a good roster of musicians and songwriters last night. We got to enjoy a bunch of original songs and lots of excellent musicianship.”
Week 23, 9 April 2015
You Just Need the Right People
Springtime and warmer weather have taken a toll on attendance, but the Lincoln County Performing Arts Association's weekly open mic at the Arts Center keeps going. Singer and guitarist Robert Foster opened the 23rd show with an extended set of his favorite songs. Next, Drew Tucker sang a couple of songs while accompanying himself on a nylon string guitar. Because of the small audience and intimate atmosphere, Drew opted to play from a couch instead of the stage.
Week 22, 2 April 2015
The Show Goes On
“I would like to remind everyone that the weekly open mic show welcomes all forms of performing arts. Our mainstay has been the many talented local musicians, singers, and songwriters who come to perform at our weekly shows, but we would love to see some local comedians, story tellers, poets, dramatists, or any other performing artists join us for our shows!” said co-host Taylor Hoch at last night's open mic show at the Lincoln County/Fayetteville Arts Center. The next show will be on April 16th.
Week 21, 26 March 2015
The Show Must Go On
“Attendance was unusually light for our 22nd performing arts show and open mic, but the show must go on,” said show host Taylor Hoch. Taylor opened the show with three of her original tunes. Her usual partner, Jay Jernigan, is still out sick, so Ron Hackett filled in on lead guitar.
Week 20, 19 March 2015
Full Slate Plus One
“We had a full list and then some!” said co-host Taylor Hoch about last night's Open Mic night at the Fayetteville/Lincoln Count Arts Center. “It is great to see so many people participating in this weekly arts event. Every week we see more new faces in the audience, and every week newcomers to the show grace our stage. There is an amazing amount of local talent in this area, and it is wonderful to see all the artists and fans come together and enjoy an evening of fun, music, and networking.”
Week 19, 12 March 2015
“We were pleased to welcome our international visitors Jim and Adrienne Bertagnolli from Dundee, the fourth-largest city in Scotland, to our show last night,” said host Taylor Hoch. Taylor opened the 20th Performing Arts and Open Mic Show at the Art Center Thursday night wit three of her original Americana songs. Ron Adcock and Jay Jernigan accompanied Taylor on drums and guitar respectively.
Week 18, 12 February 2015
“It is so great to be back! We really missed this, and we missed ya'll!” said bass player Josh Passon to cheers and applause from the packed house audience at last night's weekly open mic night show at the Fayetteville Lincoln County Arts Center. “After having to cancel the last three week's shows due to bad weather and road conditions, we were worried that it might take a while for our weekly show to get up and running at full steam again, but we were wrong! We had a wonderful turn out, a completely full roster of acts, and a standing room only crowd!” said co-host Taylor Hoch.
Week 17, 5 February 2015
Freezing weather did not dampen turnout
It may be freezing outside, but it's warm and delightful inside,” said show host Ron Hackett. “We're glad to see the weather didn't affect the turnout for the show.” Show host Taylor Hoch opened the show with guitarist Jay Jernigan and drummer Ron Adcock by playing three of Taylor's original songs. Following Taylor was newcomer John Tinger from Madison, Alabama. John is an instrumental guitarist and impressed the audience with two of his original compositions.
Week 16, 29 January 2015 - Showcase
Another Full House
“We had a full house again last week! Fourteen performers as well as a large audience of non-performers braved the cold last Thursday night to attend our weekly open mic at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center,” said co-host Taylor Hoch. “It is really wonderful how our community of artists and people who enjoy the arts grows every week!”
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Performing Arts Show with Special Guest Jim Parker
“It was a fantastic gig, a great night!” said Len Bullard, the front man for the band Dawghous. Len's group was one of the six acts that were spotlighted at the special Showcase/Open House held at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center last Thursday night. “We had a wonderful turn out for the show, a big appreciative audience who really enjoyed the top-notch entertainment. This was just the first in what we hope will be continuing series of showcases spotlighting the talents of local performing artists.