The Northeast Louisiana Music Path is about to honor the musical contributions that the Monroe Civic Heart has revamped 5 a long time within the area.
The Monroe Civic Heart will likely be honored with a marker on the Northeast Louisiana Music Path at midday Saturday with an unveiling and live performance on the Jack Howard Theatre, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe.
In-built 1965, the 7,600-seat enviornment attracted a number of the greatest names in leisure to Northeast Louisiana. The two,200-seated Jack Howard Theatre hosted concert events by a wide range of top-name musical acts resembling Elvis Presley, James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, the Jackson 5, B.J. Thomas, and Three Canine Night time, from the late-Sixties to mid-Nineteen Seventies.
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There’s been plenty of work to focus on native artists which were homegrown within the Twin Cities or have headlined on the Monroe Civic Heart, Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis stated.
“It is a solution to memorialize all of these and there is been plenty of arduous work being put into this 12 months,” Ellis stated. “However the [Northeast Louisiana] Music Path marker will honor a number of performers which have stopped on the Monroe Civic Heart during the last 55 years. That is an superior solution to convey consideration to a historic landmark in our metropolis and the last word dream is to make the [Monroe] Civic Heart and the Jack Howard Theatre the premier singer-songwriter venue off the I-20.”
Different acts which have graced the stage of the Jack Howard Theatre consists of Bob Dylan, Prince, Ike and Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie and Loretta Lynn, simply to call a number of.
The Civic Heart would be the eight induction into the Northeast Louisiana Music Path. The path honors legendary expertise with commemorative markers of their hometowns all through Northeast Louisiana. Different artists honored on the path embody Nation Corridor of Famers Fred Carter, Jr. and Webb Pierce, Gene King, Po’ Henry and Tookie, and Gov. Jimmie Davis.
The live performance following the marker dedication will embody native skills Josh Madden and Josh Love. Meals and drinks will likely be supplied by Johnny’s Pizza and the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.
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