DAAS announces slate of performers for the 2018-19 season

Exceptional singers and talented musicians headline the Devine Area Artists’ Series’ 2018-19 season! From oldies to the sounds of today, this season has it covered. DAAS has been bringing professional musicians to this area for decades, and this year may prove to be one of the best seasons yet.
Opening the season on September 15 is Hawaiian-born Loki Alohikea. This talented young man has a bright future ahead of him. If you would like a sneak peak of his excellent singing voice, look him up online. He will be bringing a six piece band to accompany him. His selections will range from Frank Sinatra to Chris Stapleton to Bruno Mars.
On December 15, DAAS will welcome one of Austin’s busiest and most highly regarded guitar players, Jeff Plankenhorn. Not only is he a fabulous guitar player, but his smooth and soulful vocals accompanied by his four piece group will make for a concert you will not want to miss. His extraordinary slide work on guitar makes him unique, and of course he will include some music for the holidays.
Back again by popular demand, Rick Cavender will bring his band to Devine’s Community Center on February 23, 2019. Rick Cavender sells cars by day but his passion is music and performance. He excels in recreating the tenor of Roy Orbison down to the bass of Johnny Cash. His Elvis impersonation is spot on! He will also sing songs of Buddy Holly, Frankie Valli, George Strait, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Julio Iglesias, Vicente Hernandez, and Neil Diamond.
The Mike Kasberg Quartet will finish out the season on March 30, 2019. Kasberg is the director of the Schreiner University band and jazz band, but, loving performance, he plays saxophone and clarinet in the popular quartet. The head of the music department at Schreiner, Dr. Donald Crandall, plays keyboard. Gary Hatch on double bass and Bryan Foster on drums, complete the group. They all sing and harmonize to their blues, pop and jazz covers.
Devine Area Artists’ Series is a non-profit organization and features high quality concerts with low ticket prices thanks to five sponsors and over 40 underwriters. Underwriters each purchase 6 season tickets. Season tickets are $25 and include all 4 concerts. 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 September 15. Single tickets for concerts are $10 with students grades K-12 admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Parking is free and free refreshments are served at the intermission. For more information or if you would like to be an underwriter, call Melody Riou at 210-625-1586 or Kay Shultz at 210-213-4802.