Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lee H., Eric, Sweepy and the Boone Brothers at the Strand Saturday

Sometimes a once-in-a-lifetime event happens again. (or to put it another way: sometimes the perpetrators return to the scene of the crime.)

So, on Saturday, July 11 at 7 PM, once again, Lee H. Abraham is joined by his nephew,  Eric Hamilton, along with Eric's Nashville running buddy: Sweepy Walker. Vicksburg's own Boone Brothers will be tying it all together.

Join us for an evening of singer-songwriters / musicians performing their originals and considered covers.

Fun was had by all last year, and it's entirely possible, fun will be had again this year. So come to this high wire act. There is no net.

Advance tickets are $10 per person; available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. And at the door.
Or get them online: 
 Our bar will be open. Just saying.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Egyptian Road Movie - Yomeddine at the Strand

Yomeddine
Saturday, July 13 at 7 PM

Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity…

Watch the trailer:

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
At the door: $8

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road side 1 at the Strand

Deconstructing the Beatles
Abbey Road (side1)
Saturday, July 6 at 7 PM
The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite.

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created.

In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio.

90 Mins | Not Rated

View the trailer.
$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
At the door: $8

Appomatox The Last 48 Hours - live onstage at the Strand

Appomatox the last 48 hours
Wednesday, July 3 at 7 PM
A live performance on the stage at the Strand Theatre starring Curt Fields as General Ulysses S. Grant & Thomas Jessee as General Robert E. Lee.

This presentation is an examination of the written communications between the generals from April 7th - April 9th, 1865. Learn what was happening in both armies during this exchange, and what both men were thinking at the end of the American Civil War. This performance is presented with awareness and reverence for the soldiers of both armies.

This show brought to you by the Baer House Inn and the Strand Theatre.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg or online at LeeGrantStrand.brownpapertickets.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Echo in the Canyon (Sixties California music Doc.) coming to the Strand Saturday, June 29


Echo in the Canyon
Strand Theatre
Saturday, June 29 at 7 PM

Jakob Dylan asks the questions and David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, and more tell the story of the music scene in and around Laurel Canyon in the mid sixties. Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of that place and time as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Watch the trailer:

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
At the door: $8

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Strand will be dark the weekend of June 14 - 16. No programs.

Storm Boy comes to the Strand June 22

Storm Boy
Saturday, June 22 at 7 PM

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale.
‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.
$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse...
At the door: $8