• The Nashville All-Stars

    The Nashville All-Stars

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    The Nashville All-Stars is an exclusive performance group selected from the best of Nashville’s world-class musicians. The “It City” has its own “It Band.” Comprised of GRAMMY® Award winners and premiere vocalists, this crew is associated with the brightest stars in Nashville. Curated by GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville producer Charlie Peacock, The All-Stars showcase the musical history, virtuosity and popular songs of Music City.

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  • Operation Finally Home presents: An Intimate Evening with Craig Morgan

    Operation Finally Home presents: An Intimate Evening with Craig Morgan

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music's best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the four week #1, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” A USO Merit Award recipient and 2018’s U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal Honoree who has made 15 overseas trips to support our troops, Morgan previously spent 17 years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves.

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  • Country & Christmas starring Linda Davis and Friends

    Country & Christmas starring Linda Davis and Friends

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Three of Nashville’s most talented performers bring a little taste of Music City to The Cherry Theater when they perform “Country & Christmas”.  Join GRAMMY®  award-winners Linda Davis, Lang Scott (The Scott Family) and Cheryl White (The Whites) as they usher in the Christmas season with a whole lot of down-home appeal, hit songs and holiday favorites.

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  • Melinda Doolittle

    Melinda Doolittle

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    A soul-stirring songstress… Melinda Doolittle is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and an effortless style that compels her audiences to keep listening. Tone deaf as a child, her willful determination and love of singing drove her to enter a talent show where she stunned the audience with her miraculously spot-on vocals and beautiful voice. She never looked back, and has since gone on to enjoy a successful career amazing audiences around the world.

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  • Music City Hit-Makers

    Music City Hit-Makers

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Music City Hit-Makers is a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring Nashville’s hottest songwriters and a local studio symphony. In this Bluebird Cafe-esque style writer’s round, two elite songwriters perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they’ve penned for today’s most iconic stars set to the sounds of a symphony. With over 30 #1 hits, these GRAMMY® winning writers have had songs recorded by Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

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  • Columbia State Spring Production

    Columbia State Spring Production

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Announced in the spring, the Columbia State Commercial Entertainment program’s spring production is the capstone performance of this year’s Performance Series.  Past shows include The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Shrek The Musical, 9 to 5, Cats and Grease.  Columbia State’s Commercial Entertainment program is one of only two programs in the country that specifically trains talented students to be dancers, singers and songwriters.

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The First Farmers Performance Series

Kicking off its 17th year, the First Farmers Performance Series is committed to bringing diverse and engaging entertainment opportunities to Columbia State students and the surrounding region.

Past seasons have featured a wide variety of performances from across the country and around the world.  This year’s line-up brings together a wonderful group of celebrated musicians, who's talents are unmatched, including The Nashville All-Stars, Craig Morgan, Linda Davis, Lang Scott, Cheryl White, Melinda Doolittle, The Music City HitMakers and our own Commercial Entertainment students..

First Farmers & Merchants Bank is returning for a 10th year as the title sponsor of the 2018-2019 Performance Series presented by Columbia State Community College. “First Farmers & Merchants Bank is a pillar of the southern Middle Tennessee community. We are fortunate to have their support,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State. “The Performing Arts are essential to our community, and this commitment on the part of First Farmers shows that both organizations are devoted to hosting outstanding cultural events year-round.”

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