Sep 01 2017

Strand Weekly Email: September 1, 2017

Published by at 7:54 pm under Weekly Emails



8:30 – Noon


Dear Strand Fan,


We will be holding a work session tomorrow to finish up a few projects.   Bring your painting clothes (and a brush if you have it).   We will complete the color change under the marquee.   It needs a second coat and we are hoping it will not need a third coat.   The paint is a very deep color covering a very light color.   We’ll see how it goes.


We will also be working in our lobby closet.   We have more things to discover!    It was amazing how much stuff came out of that closet on the last session.    Those items have been sorted and stored properly.   Let’s see what we can find next…


The rest of the Labor Day Weekend we are dark.    The Strand’s board is getting back to the business of running the theater instead of spending our energies elsewhere.    You will see this with the start of the Shelby County Players’ performance of BOEING BOEING later this month.   It will be non-stop until the end of the year!


We have lots of great performances for 2018.   Celtic Thunder, Glenn Campbell, The Eagles….do these names mean anything to you?   If so, stay tuned as we announce events for the 2018 season.  

Let’s talk about seasons.   Most performing organizations run from September – June.    We are a bit different.   Since we are a venue only, we keep it simple and run on a calendar year.   This make our accounting easier, our internal control for scheduling easier, and our statistical data easier.    You will see that in 2018 we will offer more “series.”     This is a planned strategy on behalf of our Board.    We already have our Friday Night Frights and Community Treasure Series.   We will be adding addition film and concert series as well.

Next week the Strand welcomes the BACKWOOD BLUEGRASS BAND.   September 9, 2017 at 7:30pm they will take the stage.

Formed in September 2014, Backwoods is a traditional five piece bluegrass and gospel band featuring three part harmonies and driving banjo. From Lawrence County, Indiana, the band has performed at a number of events and festivals including the NIBA Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass in the Valley, and had the honor of performing at the Indiana State Museum as part of the Governors Tribute in 2016. Backwoods has just released their second independent album “Revival”.   Their new album will be available at the concert.   We hope you can join us for this concert.  Tickets are available at Mickey’s T-Mart, Skyline Drive-In, and online at


Later this month we welcome Shelby County Tourism in our Community Treasure Series.   We know first hand the great work they do, now you can find out too!


We always have something going on.   Planning for this January’s work has already started.   We can’t do this without you.   Thank you for your support.   See you at the Strand!

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