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Classic country to usher in return of live shows to Mars Theatre
Music to return Aug. 7
Mars Theatre
Bill Whyte (from left), Linda Davis and Lang Scott are set to appear at the Mars Theature on Saturday. - photo by Photo submitted

 After cancelling most of its 2020 live shows, the Mars Theatre has announced three upcoming shows for the fall, beginning Aug. 7.

The Grand Tour: A Night Of Classic Country Music is a show backed by award-winning musicians, complete with classic country wardrobe, that takes an audience back to the golden age of country music. Expect to hear the songs of Conway Twitty, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and more.

Lead vocals come from Gil Grand, an eight-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) nominee and CCMA “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Record Producer of the Year” winner. His debut album on Sony Records’ Monument imprint, “Famous First Words,” produced a No. 1 single, along with several top 10s, gaining Grand the momentum to release two more award-winning projects. He won SESAC’s “Song of the Year” award for his participation as a publisher on Chris Young’s No. 1 hit “Tomorrow” and a GRAMMY® for “God and My Girlfriends” recorded by Reba McIntire.

Sept. 11 will bring Jim Curry’s Tribute to the Music of John Denver. The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie T”ake Me Home: The John Denver Story,” has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Linda Davis and her husband, Lang Scott, will make a return appearance to the Mars Theatre on Oc. 2. An Evening in the Round will be an intimate evening of acoustic music filled with songs, stories and laughter as Linda, Lang and singer/songwriter/comedian Bill Whyte take turns at the microphone to sing songs and share stories behind hits made by Reba, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, JoDee Messina and more.

Tickets for each show cost $35 and can be purchased online at, in person at the theatre or at Springfield City Hall, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (912-754-7617). 

Beer and wine are available at all live shows. 

For more information on upcoming shows and movies visit, or call 912-754-1118.