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Odeon Theater Presents..... Eliza Gilkyson
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 • Posted June 17, 2009

Enjoy Great Music and Support the Odeon Theater

Eliza Gilkyson will be in concert at the Odeon on Saturday June 20 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are a $15 per person, donation. Advance reservations are strongly advised. We expect a sell out.

Eliza Gilkyson has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. The Grammy-nominated artist has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In February of 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. The induction placed Eliza alongside an exclusive list of Austin Music Hall of Fame greats, including Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Billy Joe Shaver, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and others. In 2006, she was recognized with 3 Austin Music Awards and 4 Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for “Song of the Year” for her tune “Man of God.” Recently, Eliza’s meditative tune “Requiem,” written as a prayer for those who lost lives in the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, was recorded by the nationally recognized choral group Conspirare and was nominated for a Grammy. It was also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Make advance reservations for this fantastic show by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open. No buffet this time. You may bring your favorite beverage. For more information please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at concerts@theodeontheater.com.

Also check the website www.theodeontheater.com. The Odeon Preservation Association Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the Odeon Theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

In 1994 the Odeon Preservation Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, acquired the historic theater for the purpose of enriching our community by presenting a venue of culture and performing arts that would otherwise not be readily available. In addition to the movies currently being shown, dance, live theater, music and illusionist performances are planned for the future at the Odeon Theater. Much renovation has been done. However, the Odeon needs new seating, lighting, dressing rooms, sound system and other improvements in order for it to become a fine performing arts center. The Odeon Concert Series was arranged to help us meet our goal of $250,000 to to begin construction. By attending our concerts you can enjoy wonderful entertainment and support the Odeon Theater renovation project.

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