Bobby Lee Rodgers, Savannah’s multi-talented rock ‘n’ roll wunderkind, will make a special appearance with Atlanta’s blues-rocking Donna Hopkins Band at the Sept. 26 Tybee Island Americana Music Festival.
It’s a big ole bash on the Tybee Lighthouse grounds, starting at 6 p.m. And dig this: It’s going to be wind- and solar-powered.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Friends of the Tybee Post Theater, a group that’s trying to restore the vintage movie theater on the island back to its World War II-era glory (read more about their efforts in Connect in just a few weeks).
Here’s the lineup for the Americana Music Festival: 6:20, 7:45 and 9:15 p.m., Dodd Ferrelle (from Savannah); 6:45 p.m., Packway Handle Band (Athens); 8 p.m., Boo Ray (Athens); 9:30 p.m. (until 11), The Donna Hopkins Band.
Advance tickets are $25 through etix.com; they’ll be $35 at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in free.
And mark those calendars for the 2009 Tybee Island Pirate Fest. It all comes down the plank Oct. 8-10.
AT CLUB ONE
Coming to Club One, the gay and lesbian nightspot: A local production of John Cameron Mitchell’s twisted rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Bridget Tungstall. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Sept. 17-19 and 25-27. Admission $15.
The Savannah Comedy Revue is at the club Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, with seven comics; your $5 gets you in, plus the Club One cabaret shows on those nights.
The Lady Chablis (you remember, from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) returns Oct. 3 and 24, and Nov. 28, for two shows each day. And a production of The Rocky Horror Show is scheduled for Oct. 22-25 (no show on the 24th) and 29-31.
BITS & PIECES
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 10 for pianist Jim Brickman’s Dec. 11 date in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. It’s Jimbo’s Beautiful World Christmas tour, with his trademark blend of solo, New Agey piano, band music with vocals and wacky humor. Tickets are $42 and $32 through etix.com …
… Finger-picking guitar master Wayne Henderson will take the Pickin’ Parlor stage Sept. 26 at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. Henderson is, like Randy Wood, one of the nation’s most respected luthiers (guitar makers) …