Sep 07 2018

Strand Weekly Newsletter: September 7, 2018

Published by at 6:43 pm under Weekly Emails

Dear Strand Fan,


This past week we had our rescheduled Friday Night Frights.   Sure enough, our fans from Muncie made the drive down, again, to see DEEP RED.   We appreciate their (and your) loyalty. We followed the showing with Saturday’s concert by Kit Haymond and PRESSED IN BLACK.

Kit was joined by Trent Moss and the FAIRLAND RAMBLERS.   Trent did a great first set. It was clean and sharp. Trent is a fine guitar player and singer and has assembled a dynomite group.   Kit played the second set with PRESSED IN BLACK. He started with three new songs. Each was catchy, interesting, and all were good tunes.   He proceeded to fill the evening with fantastic music from the Strand’s stage. Kit has grown musically since his last concert. We are looking forward to his next concert!


This holiday weekend we took a break.   We had an opportunity for a last minute booking on Sunday September 2nd, but being an all volunteer organization we did have the volunteers necessary to hold the concert.   As an organization, the Strand is trying to work as far into the future on bookings as possible. There are many details that are required for each and every show.


We had a cancellation for this weekend, so we are dark.  We are back on September 12th with our Community Treasure Series.  This month the BOY SCOUTS will present about their dynamic and changing organization.   We are fortunate to have several Eagle Scouts as volunteers through the years!   The lecture starts at 7pm and is free.


The Shelby Community Band returns on Sunday September 16th with DANCING AT THE STRAND.   The concert is free and starts at 2pm.    We continue on Friday September 21st with Friday Night Frights.   This month we are showing the 1965 classic BLOODY PIT OF HORROR.


September 22nd the Strand will host a rock concert on Saturday night by COLLY.  This group from Cincinnati is on a midwest tour and we are pleased to welcome them to the Strand.  


Cincinnati’s Colly nimbly balance robust song craft and electronic pop ambition, maintaining the perfect push-and-pull among seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum. (Think The 1975 producing Kings of Leon, and you’re halfway there) Formed in 2017, the quintet quietly drummed up a buzz with early acclaim from Alternative Press, Substream Magazine and more in addition to attracting a growing fan base fueled by marathon touring. The groups forthcoming full length debut, I Can’t Sleep at Night [Paid Vacation Records] will illuminate their intimate, idiosyncratic, and infectious style. Join Colly at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, September 22nd as part of their nationwide tour following their recent release of “Shelter Me”.


The Strand is scheduling safety training to reinforce and expand our safe operational practices.   We will be focusing on how we deal with heights, ladders, and scaffolding. We will require all groups who use the Strand to adhere to our safety standards.   It only takes a second to have a problem. We need to do everything we can to mitigate the chance of an injury at the Strand. We have asked several local businesses to share their safety practices and trainers with us.   These businesses have all stepped up and are helping the Strand remain as safe as we are entertaining.


Tonight is FIRST FRIDAYS downtown.   The theme for September is the Arts.   Many of our friends and performers will be downtown.   We hope you will all visit the activities and fun tonight.   We are dark, so our volunteers can check it out too!


BOB ZANY brings his funny brand of comedy to the Strand on Saturday October 13, 2018.   Bob is clever and witty. We hope you will join us that night for an evening of laughs.


We have fun!    This passed week we welcomed several new volunteers to the Strand family.   They are helping make our theater special, as it is what our community needs and deserves.   Thank you for your support in everything we do. September will be a great month. See you at the Strand!

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