Letting the good times roll

SCAC announces February entertainment lineup

Story and photograph by Lindsay Dyess

Let the good times roll at the Shelby County Arts Council.

February is another exciting month featuring great performances in Columbiana. You don’t have to look for good quality entertainment. Check out what’s going on this month.

Kicking off February is The Elnora Spencer Band on Saturday, Feb. 11. Spencer is back on our stage singing some of your favorite blues, soul and American classics.

Her talent and long history of performing with legends such as BB King, Jimmy Reed and Willie King, to name a few, is unrivaled.

She began performing at a young age, and through hard work and honing her skill, she was awarded Birmingham Area Music Awards, Best Female Vocalist in 2002 and Blues Hall of Fame, Master Blues Artist from Alabama, 2014.

Spend a romantic evening with this legendary lady of the blues. This is the perfect opportunity for an early Valentine’s Day celebration. Join us in the Black Box Theater on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a pre-show beverage reception.

Also in February, the Mardi Gras Bash featuring 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs returns to the Black Box Theater.

Dave Gowens of 2 BLU and the Lucky Stiffs wears his most festive attire for this fun New Orleans style event.

Dave Gowens of 2 BLU and the Lucky Stiffs wears his most festive attire for this fun New Orleans style event.

This highly anticipated event features music from the winners of the 2016 Best of the Best category for “Best Local Musicians.”

2BLU knows how to bring down the house with their fun and energetic performance. Playing some of their original tunes and some favorite covers, they will surely have you dancing in the aisles.

SCAC Executive Director and front man Bruce Andrews says, “Sometimes events become a tradition when you least expect them to. Three plus years ago we put on the first Mardi Gras themed show at the SCAC Black Box Theater. It sold out and has followed suit every year since. “All of our shows at the theater are quality entertainment, but many are more of sit down concert and listening events,” he continued. “The Mardi Gras show has more of a festive atmosphere with all the beads and color you might expect. Regional favorites 2BLU & The Lucky Stiffs are a fun band that enjoys interacting with the audience. Come prepared to let the good times roll.”

Grab your Mardi Gras beads and head to the Shelby County Arts Council on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a pre-show beverage reception.

If you’re looking for some great local arts and entertainment, look no further than the Shelby County Arts Council.

There is always something happening in Columbiana. A great night of fun is closer than you think.

To purchase tickets to these shows, see class schedules or become an SCAC member, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com or call 669-0044. Be sure to like us on Facebook and find us on Instagram and Twitter to see all our latest news.