Gayville Hall kicks off fourth season March 20

Gayville Hall kicks off fourth season March 20 Everything is coming up "fours" at Gayville Hall in Gayville, according to proprietors Doug and Judi Sharples. The music hall begins its fourth season at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, with the fourth presentation in Gayville of what was the venue's fourth concert of its inaugural season, "A Celebration of Hank Williams." The concert will be Gayville Hall's 64th overall.

The original concert, conceived by Gayville Hall emcee John McNeill in 2001, produced the music hall's first standing-room-only crowd and has been its most durable show, having been presented extensively on the road as well. The show's four stars are McNeill, his wife Susan McNeill, Nick Schwebach and Owen DeJong.

Other highlights of the season will include showings of the Sharples' film about writer Jack Kerouac and other film events, Nashville singer Laurie McClain, a tribute to Johnny Cash, the return of Maine guitar virtuoso Harvey Reid and fiddler Joyce Andersen, and such premier regional artists as Poker Alice, Chuck Suchy and the South Dakota Jazz Quintet with Sue Ann Stutheit.

Scheduled dates this spring include:


* March 20 � "A Celebration of Hank Williams."


* April 2 & 3 � Go Moan for Man, two-hour documentary about "beat" writer Jack Kerouac.


* April 24 � "A Celebration of Johnny Cash," with Owen DeJong, Nick Schwebach, the McNeills.


* May 1 � Nashville singer-songwriter Laurie McClain, the McNeills.


* May 22 � Former South Dakotan Joe West and his band from Sante Fe, NM.

Performances are at 8 p.m. at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Admission is $10 at the door or $12.50 for an advance reserved seat. Call 605-267-2859.

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