DAAS announces 2017-2018 concert schedule

With possibly the best season ever, the 2017-2018 Devine Area Artists’ Series lineup offers concert goers excellent, well known musicians with a variety of musical genres!
Groove Knight from Austin will open the season on October 7. The high energy band with first class musicians features two awesome singers, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, and saxophone. The group performs a wide variety of music from oldies and standards to country, contemporary or classic rock.
Dale Watson, also from Austin, is a keeper of the true country music flame! He has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. Dale is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State! He and his band will be in Devine on December 2!
Returning to Devine on February 24, 2018, is the Dave and Daphne Show. Back by popular demand, the Nashville duo will bring their show- stopping music, fun and laughter to the Center. Roy Clark considered Dave Salyer to be one of the most fabulous guitarist on the planet. He will awe the audience with instrumentals such as the “Orange Blossom Special”, the “William Tell Overture”, “Dueling Banjos” or “Flight of the Bumblebee”! Daphne is a beautiful singer who toured with the gospel music of the Bill Gaither Group. With a voice considered to be a cross between Patsy Cline and Shania Twain, she also does impressions of Whitney Houston, Etta James, Loretta Lynn, to name a few.
The final concert of the season will be the Haywire Blue Grass Band from Kerrville on April 7, 2018. This five piece band includes: Britt Pounds, guitar; Gary Hatch, bass; David Wilson, mandolin; David Goodnight, banjo; and Jenny Lynn, vocals. The smooth sounds of the acoustic strings and harmonized vocals bring the Appalachia sounds mixed with Irish, Scottish and English traditional music. The band can take a familiar song and make it their own.
All performances of the Series are held at the George S. Woods Community Center in Devine at 7:30 on Saturday night. Season tickets for the Series may be purchased from underwriters of the Series or at the first concert on October 7. Season tickets, which include all four concerts, are $25, single ticket at the door, $10. Students grades K-12 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Parking is free and free refreshments are served at the intermission. For more information call Melody Riou at 210-625-1586 or Kay Shultz at 210-213-4802.