The Griffin Area Concert Association (GACA) has announced its line up of performers for its 2017 – 2018 concert season. “This upcoming season promises to be one of the most exciting we have offered in years,” stated GACA President Art Hammond. “We are excited to announce that we have contracted with four outstanding performers who will bring a very diverse entertainment package to our stage.” All concerts will be held at the Griffin Auditorium, 234 East Taylor Street in Griffin. Three of the concerts begin at 7:30 PM with the doors opening at 7:00 PM. The Tara Winds concert will be held on Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM with the doors opening at 3:30PM. All seating is “open”. Left click on the poster to enlarge it for viewing.
Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavours, wrapped in contemporary pop. Pavlo is an internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter who has released 10 albums, plus two collaborative projects and two PBS specials including Live in Kastoria Greece. His 20 year career has taken Pavlo all around the world. Along the way he has performed for royalty in the likes of Prince Charles and worked and toured with artists such as José Feliciano, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors. Pavlo is a true world artist. Dubbed the “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo is famous for bringing every audience to their feet. This sizzling guitarist, joined on Greek bouzouki, bass & percussion, blends Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavors. An international guitar sensation.
“Master Showman!” – London Free Press
Pavlo performed for the Griffin Area Concert Association in 2008 and his spectacular performance resulted in audience requests for a return performance. GACA is pleased to have Pavlo to kick off our 2017-18 concert season.
Tara Winds is an all adult symphonic band celebrating over 25 years of excellence in musical performance. While composed primarily of musicians from the metropolitan Atlanta area, Tara Winds draws its total membership of 90+ musicians from instrumentalists from throughout Georgia. Under the direction of Dr. Andrea Strauss, Tara Winds continues to be recognized as one of the finest adult ensembles of its kind performing at prestigious venues, festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. Tara Winds provides a concert experience for the whole family.
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with its blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on stage rapport make them an audience favorite across the United States and Canada.
Monroe Crossing performed in Griffin in 2015 with the Griffin Choral Arts and were such a hit with the audience, we have been asked to bring them back to town.
The concert season concludes on Thursday, April 19, 2018 as the highly acclaimed TV and Broadway star Kevin Spirtas takes the stage with his show “Night & Days”. 30 year acting veteran best known for Broadway appearances and NBC’s daytime drama Days of our Lives, Kevin Spirtas sings familiar Broadway songs and shares stories of his career on and off the set. His high energy performance and dazzling personality will capture the attention and hearts of every member of the audience.
Kevin Spirtas, from the start of his career, has been celebrated as one of the true, rare, tour-de-force performers in entertainment— thrilling and capturing the hearts of audiences in every medium. Most recognized around the world for his portrayal of Dr. Craig Wesley for 7½ years on NBC’s daytime drama Days of Our Lives, the 30 year veteran of acting has appeared around the world in film, television, stage, and now the Internet! Kevin has made his presence known in the entertainment industry, having worked with some of biggest in the biz: Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Olympia Dukakis, and Hugh Jackman.
Recently, Spirtas received a Best Actor Emmy Award-Nomination and won the Best Actor Indie Series Award (ISA7 2016) for his portrayal of Dominic Delacorte on the new digital drama series Winterthorne. On Broadway, Spirtas played Mike (I Can Do That) Costa in A Chorus Line, Warren Sheffield in Meet Me In St. Louis, and Corny Collins in Hairspray. A tribute to Spirtas’ high-octane talent came in 2003 when he was cast as the stand-by for Hugh Jackman in the smash hit musical The Boy From Oz.
One of Spirtas’ favorite credits is his “Days” role of Dr. Craig Wesley opposite Matt Leblanc’s Dr. Drake Ramoray on NBC’s Friends. Other television and Film credits include roles on L.A. Heat, V.I.P., Fired Up, Silk Stalkings, Quantum Leap, Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, and Green Plaid Shirt. Spirtas was featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen in Bryan Singer’s, Apt Pupil, and Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut of Daredevil.