DUE SOUTH 2017
Thomasville Center for the Arts
in partnership with
Thomasville National Bank
Schedule of Events
Brew South at Sweet Grass Cheese Shop
No Ticket Required
Due South’s annual kick-off event, Brew South, is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 pm. Join the community of Thomasville as it rallies together and celebrates Due South weekend with a head start at Sweet Grass Cheese Shop. Listen to live music while you enjoy craft beer and a curated Brew South menu!
Rhythm & Roots: Songwriters in the Round
Hosted by Thomasville Entertainment Foundation
The Biscuit Company
7 – 9 p.m.
$65 (Dinner Included)
Writing a song is like casting a message in a bottle out into the dark endless sea. When well-written, the message is received and passed on…
On Friday, April 21, hear from some of the most prominent message-casters of our region. From inspirations that sparked a song in Jo Smith, to musical influences Mark Nesler had as a young boy, and memories of the folks who challenged Brett Jones to push his craft to success. These three singer-songwriters will give insight into the intimate relationship they have with their art and how it permeates the songs we hear on the radio.
Grab your favorite bottle of liquid “let-loose” and meet us at The Biscuit Company for a relaxed night of music in the round. We’ll take care of dinner, so bring a big appetite for food, art and music. You’ll be sure to get your fill of all three. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now!
$65 for a laid-back evening of Music, Food, and Art
DUE SOUTH Concert at Thomasville’s Brand New Creative District Amphitheater
Gate Opens : 4 p.m.
The New 76ers : 5 p.m. | Cordovas : 6 p.m. | Turnpike Troubadours : 8 p.m.
$20 General Admission
DUE SOUTH weaves together the richness of sights, sounds and tastes of the South to create an engaging tapestry of artistic expression – enriching, inspiring and connecting us to our shared heritage. It’s an experience not to be missed.
Attendees can enjoy food trucks, our Beer Garden and lots of other pre- concert experiences. Southlife Supply Co. is hosting a Made in Thomasville Awards for local artisans and will announce the contest winner at DUE SOUTH. At 5 p.m. Tallahassee’s rising band the New 76ers, the event’s first act, takes the stage. Next up – Cordovas, four rock artists hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, will fill the amphitheater with their hit songs like “All I Found” and “Southern Rain”. Turnpike Troubadours, DUE SOUTH’s headliner band, will be the evening’s finale performance. Musical influences like bluegrass, Cajun, folk, and rock fuse themselves into Turnpike Troubadours’ unique sound, and because of this the band is gaining increasing popularity in niche and mainstream music communities. With over sixty-eight thousand followers on Instagram, this band is headed to the top, so make sure to catch them in Thomasville before they blow up!
DUE SOUTH Concert Sponsor Party Experiences
Happy Hour Sip & Sea
Hosted by Proof Brewing Co.
Studio 209 Warehouse
5 – 6 p.m.
Sponsors of DUE SOUTH will have a chance to view a photography exhibition featuring Saints of Old Florida while enjoying an oyster bar provided by Harper’s Seafood, signature cocktails provided by Liam’s and Cathead Vodka, and brews from Proof Brewing company.
Hosted by Ashley HomeStore
Studio 209 Lawn
6 p.m. Dinner Bell
At this unique foodie experience, sponsors can enjoy a dinner comprised of delicious, local ingredients crafted by The Farmer and the Larder — all just a few feet away from the Creative District Amphitheater. Cordovas will fill the air of Thomasville’s brand new venue with their unique Nashville sound while the aroma from our Southern Supper dances alongside it. Enjoy a casually intimate social atmosphere , preferred seating for the concert, and freely bounce between the venue and the Studio 209 porch!
Hosted by Thomasville National Bank
This swanky sponsor accommodation provided by Thomasville National Bank begins the same time as the DUE SOUTH Southern Supper and lasts throughout the night. Sponsors get free beer and wine and can indulge in signature cocktails provided by Cathead Vodka. The TNB Lounge will also provide laid back seating, indoor bathrooms, late nite bites, and preferred viewing for the concert!
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