2009 Seven Days of Opening Nights Line Up

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Seven Days of Opening Nights will be here sooner than you know it--especially now that the 2009 line up has been unveiled. For the 11th season you can expect performances from many artists listed below.

February

13 - Art Opening @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
13 - The Blind Boys of Alabama & Mavis Staples @ Bethel AME
16 - Junot Diaz @ University Center Club Ballroom
17, 18 - Noche Flamenca @ FSU's Nancy Smith-Fichter Dance Theatre
19 - Shawn Colvin @ The Moon
20, 21 - MacHomer @ TCC's Turner Auditorium
22 - Simone Dinnerstein @ Pebble Hhill Plantation in Thomasville
23 - Simone Dinnerstein @ FSU's Opperman Music Hall
24 - Dianne Reeves & the Marcus Roberts Trio @ FAMU's Lee Hall
26 - Turtle Island String Quartet @ TCC's Turner Auditorium
27 - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder @ Christian Heritage Church
28 - Geoffrey Gilmore @ FSU's Student Life Cinema

March

1 - 100% Mardi Gras Mambo with Dr. John & the Lower 911 and The Neville Brothers @ The Moon

April

16 - David Sedaris @ University Center Club Ballroom

The line up was unveiled Wednesday afternoon at FSU's Alumni Center Ballroom and organizers say, since the Ruby Diamond auditorium is being renovated, audiences will get a look at Tallahassee's wide range of venues next year. Steve MacQueen, the event Director said, "Some of them are perfect for the performers playing them, so it's going to be an interesting mix to see if people can do that much traveling around town to see these shows."


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