published Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Motown sound comes to Athens

Live band, full choreography, authentic sound make Tuesday’s tribute a walk down memory lane.

Masters of Motown
Masters of Motown
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Motown sound comes to Athens, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 8, as part of the 33rd Big Time/Small Town Season of Performances, presented by the Athens Area Council of the Arts.

The Masters of Motown, featuring all the costumed glitz the Motown sound brings to mind, is a fully choreographed show backed by a live band and is a stellar tribute to both the male and female groups of the great Motown era.

The show will be held at Athens City Middle School, 200 Keith Lane, at 7:30 p.m.

Season and individual tickets are on sale for the Big Time/Small Town Performance Season at the website,, by phone at 423-745-8781, by email at, by mail at P.O. Box 95, and at The Arts Center, 320 North White St., Athens, Tenn.

Individual performance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Other advance individual tickets may be purchased at a $2 discount.

AACA season ticket buyers may purchase the Monroe Area Council for the Arts Season of Performances at a discount when the two seasons are purchased together. The MACA season features Jesse Cook on Feb. 4, Leanne Morgan on March 7, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra on May 19.

For more information on the MACA season go to

To purchase both seasons using the discount, call or visit The Arts Center.

Tickets also are on sale for three Friday night performances in the Black Box Concert Series in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in downtown Athens.

Featured will be a special blend of country-flavored, Southern-fried blues by “The Georgia Songbird,” EG Kight on Jan. 18. Asheville’s popular Brushfire Stankgrass will perform on Feb. 8. The four classically trained musicians of Harpeth Rising will finish the season on March 8.

All Black Box Concert seats are $15 for adults, $8 for students. When bought with an AACA season ticket, Black Box Series tickets are 20 percent off.

For more information about these and other programs of the AACA, go to or call 423-745-8781.

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