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Nov 12, 13 | 11:08 am December Dance — December 13, 2013
The next Social Dance will be Friday, December 13, 2013, in the gymnasium at the Renaissance Center.
This dance, sponsored by Friends of Kingsport Senior Center, will feature an inaugural performance by 2 FAR GONE Band. This band bills itself as a straight up, in your face, Classic Rock Band. Members include Jim Ball and Rob Coffey on guitar, Dennis Coffey on keyboard, Barry Allison on bass, and Bill Cowden on Drums. The lead player, Jim Ball, worked as a singer and guitarist at Dollywood for 17 years. Dennis Coffey was a member of the original Velvetones, and founded The Reflections in 1986.
2 FAR GONE perform songs from artists such as “The James Gang”, “Neil Young”, “The Doors”, “Cream”, “Bob Dylan”, “The Band”, “Pink Floyd”, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young”. They visit the sounds of “Marshall Tucker”, “Steppenwolf”, ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd”, “Bad Company”, and the “Rolling Stones”.They also step back to “Credence Clearwater Revival”, “Buffalo Springfield”, ‘Eric Clapton” and Stevie Wonder. You will also hear some great oldies from artists such as “Chuck Berry”, “The Kingsmen”, “The Surfaris”, and many more. They promise to include a few waltzes in their songlist.
We look forward to hosting this band on December 13, 2013. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person. The "shared snacks" custom has been discontinued for these monthly dances, but you are welcome to bring snacks for yourself or your group. Tables will be provided in the atrium. Water and coffee will be provided.
Oct 20, 13 | 5:15 am Kingsport November Dance Nov. 8, 2013
The second Friday monthly dances will resume November 8, 2013. The City has finally agreed to allow use of the Renaissance Center gymnasium for social and ballroom dancing.
The November Dance sponsored by Friends of Kingsport Senior Center will feature a repeat performance by Ivy Road. This band has been around for over 15 years, featuring Jason Lloyd and Lynda Laws. Jason is one of the best and most entertaining keyboardists in the area and also sings and plays the guitar. Lynda adds singing with rhythm and drums. Buddy Capps, singer and guitarist, completes this energetic trio.
Ivy Road has been the opening act for Johnny Winters, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Black Oak Arkansas. They have toured and played festivals in Scotland, fan-fare in Nashville, Binion's Horseshoe Lounge in Mississippi, and been the headline act for The Little Chicago Blues Festival. They've been featured on The King Pup Radio Hour, Live with Dave Carter on WETS and on HTV3 television. They have performed at The Blue Plum Festival, the Abingdon Highland Festival, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Speyfest in the United Kingdom and many more.
Come out and welcome this group on November 8, 2013. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 per person. The "shared snacks" custom has been discontinued for these monthly dances, but you are welcome to bring snacks for yourself or your group. Tables will be provided in the atrium. Water and coffee will be provided, but food and drinks are banned in the gymnasium.
Oct 08, 13 | 3:53 am Revival of the Kingsport Monthly Dance Program
After a 4 month hiatus, the Kingsport monthly dance program is set to resume in November, 2013. The City has finally agreed to allow the use of one of their gymnasiums for dancing.
The November dance will be held in the Renaissance Building at 1200 E. Center Street, that also houses the Kingsport Senior Center.
The dance area here will be a little larger than the Rascals dance floor. See pages 17-18 of the current newsletter for a map and building access details.
Admission is $5 per person. The Dance Committee has voted to discontinue the “snacks to share” custom, but attendees are welcome to bring personal snacks for themselves or their group. Tables will be provided in the building’s atrium. Water and coffee will be provided; soft drinks are available in vending machines.
We have been admonished to avoid floor-damaging footwear, and no food or drinks will be allowed in the gymnasium.
Thanks to all those who have supported our program and lobbied for our cause with City officials.
Jul 11, 13 | 11:08 am The Kingsport Monthly Dance Program is suspended.
The August monthly dance, previously scheduled for August 9, 2013, has been cancelled. Furthermore, after six and one-half years, the monthly dance program in Kingsport has been suspended.
We have tried diligently to find an appropriate location for our events in Kingsport. We have had several meetings with City Government officials as well as other site managers. The City has a regressive, incomprehensible policy of disallowing street footwear on any of their gym floors. Even though the over-50 population is the largest segment of Kingsport (37%), apparently we seniors do not pay enough taxes to warrant the use of City facilities.
Remember that the Johnson City Senior Center still has dances on the first and third Fridays of each month, on their brand-new, state-of-the art, gym floor at the Memorial Park Community Center. The Jonesborough Senior Center sponsors dances at the Visitors' Center on their hardwood floor on the fourth Friday of the month. Apparently they all have discovered polyurethane floor finishes.
We will still have the New Years dinner dance at St Dominics Parish Life Center on Dec 31, 2013, featuring Kids Our Age Band.
May 23, 13 | 8:45 am LIMITED EDITION at the RED ROOM June 14,2013
The June dance at THE RED ROOM will feature LIMITED EDITION band. Come out and welcome this group on June 14, 2013. Line dancing will begin at 6:30 PM with the band starting at 7:00 PM. Admission is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. Please DO NOT bring food to this dance. A concession stand is available.
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