GREENVILLE — Versatile singer Lisa Biales will open Darke County Center for the Arts’ 2015-2016 Artists Series season at Greenville’s newly renovated Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Oct. 10, performing a mix of songs ranging from blues to folk to American standards. The show starts at 8 p.m.
“We wanted our first presentation in the beautifully restored Memorial Hall to be truly special; Lisa’s concert will definitely fit that description,” said Keith Rawlins, artistic director for DCCA. “Lisa absolutely loves to sing, and she has a great voice that can sing anything and everything.”
According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, this is not the first time DCCA has presented Lisa Biales (pronounced Be-Alice). Her performance as part of DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series a few years ago was enthusiastically received and earned requests for the artist’s return. Additionally, Big Song House, the intimate performance space the artist has created within her home near Oxford, was the destination for a DCCA On the Road event last season.
“However, Lisa is not only a local favorite,” Jordan explained. “Her music has gained international fame and her recordings have been nominated for prestigious awards. Lisa’s concerts are truly amazing, generating the warmth and joy that can only be experienced in a live performance.”
The Lisa Biales concert is sponsored by Jim and Enid Goubeaux. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.
Tickets for the show cost $20, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or at DCCA’s office located within Greenville Public Library, as well as online at www.CenterForArts.net. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance.