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Roane State Presents - Performing and Visual Arts

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To our arts patrons. We are trying to go green and save a tree or two. If you would like to receive an electronic version of the Roane State Presents Performing and Visual Arts mailer, please sign up. It will be a pdf file that you can print from home and forward to friends and family.

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Note: All performances subject to change. Check website periodically for updated information.

For tickets or information call the phone number listed by each event. Roane State provides the venue for each event but is not necessarily the sponsoring entity.

Humanities Division Events

Music Department Events 2017-2018

Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5:00-7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
$10 per person / $15 per couple

Join the festivities as the RSCC Music Department celebrates New Orleans style! Local restaurants and community members compete in a gumbo cook-off with winners decided by the tasting of the crowd, RSCC musicians provide entertainment, and a costume contest and games round out an evening of fun!

Solo Class Midterm Recital

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre Lobby
Free to the public

Roane State student soloists perform a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

Music Department Alumni Concert

Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

What began with a celebration of RSCC’s 40th anniversary has turned into an annual showcase of RSCC Music Department alumni talent and achievement! Alumni Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and soloists perform, the 2018 Virtual project debuts, and Outstanding Music Department Alumni are awarded!

Sophomore Recital

Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00 pm
Princess Theatre
Free to the public

Sophomore music students present a solo program of music studied while at Roane State.

Solo Class Final Recital

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Free to the public

RSCC music students from multiple campuses combine to perform a program of solo and small ensemble selections.

Music Department Vocal Showcase

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Celebration Singers and Concert Choir join with Harriman and Rockwood High School choir students and director Justin Jenkins to present a concert of eclectic vocal music!

Music Department Instrumental Showcase

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, and guests present a program of varied instrumental music.

RSCC Music Department Scholarship Auditions

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Session 1 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Session 2 - 5:00-8:00 pm
Roane County Campus, Room O-128

All prospective, incoming, and current RSCC students are invited to audition! Awards apply to Music Department ensembles and vary in size and commitment. Check out for links to more details!

Theatre Department Events 2017-2018

Check back in the Spring for our next event!

Community Events

Movie Night: Race

Sponsored by RSCC Arts and Lectures

Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
General admission free. Concessions served (cash only).

The story of Jesse Owens' life.

Mardis Gras!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5:00-7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
Tickets: $10 per person / $15 per couple

Grab your beads! Slap on some bright colors! It’s FAT TUESDAY MARDIS GRAS! Come celebrate the annual revelry. Gumbo! Music! Costume contest! Fun and festive entertainment, featuring the RSCC Music Department, with the Jazz Band, Stage Band, Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, faculty members, and more. Every year, this event is a great gathering. Don’t miss out! All proceeds go to help the Music Department travel on tour, so it’s also for a great cause.

Concert: 100 Years of American Music
Roane Choral Society

Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
General admission, donations encouraged
Suggested donation $15

Travel through time as we explore the relationship between our recent history and song. Roane Choral Society will be joined by the winners of our Music in Education Grants as we sing music from each decade and highlight important events beginning with the 1900s.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute by David Lee

David Lee, from Birmingham, Alabama, is respected around the world as one of the most authentic, respectful, and professional Elvis entertainers. Performing his tribute since 1995, David Lee has won multiple awards, including the coveted “World Champion, International Images of the King.” Save the date and don’t miss out!

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Doors open at 2:00 pm
Show begins at 3:00 pm
Tickets: Reserved: $25. General admission: $18.
For tickets, call 205-266-3030
Online tickets:

O'Brien Art Gallery Schedule

For specific dates and updates to exhibits please visit

Or contact:
Bryan Wilkerson
Associate Professor of Art and Design and gallery director
(865) 882-4649

Contact: Malinda Yager • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4710 •

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