IMAGINE... A Community Concert!

  • Diana Wortham Theatre

  • Address: 18 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Price Varies

On August 4th at 7pm, DAVID TROY FRANCIS and HAYWOOD STREET FRESCO will present a summer evening of superb entertainment...a high caliber Variety Spectacular at the Diana Wortham Theatre! The benefit for the Haywood Street Fresco will highlight Western North Carolina's finest performing artists encompassing musiciansactorsa dancera poet and much more.

The program will include brilliant classical pianist, KIMBERLY CANN; a sensational group of actors from THE ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE directed by JERRY CROUCH; a stupefying electronic band, DRAYTON & THE DREAMBOATS; the bawdy, enthralling vocalist, CAROL DUERMIT; a charismatic rhythm and blues singer, ANDRÉ ELLERBY; the phenomenal symphonic cellist, FRANKLIN KEEL; a sublime a cappella vocal group, PASTYME; the Kennedy Center performing artist and transcendent poet, GLENIS REDMOND; a compelling young singer, gifted JORDAN SCHEFFER; a superb master oboist, BRIAN SEATON; the Rock-Star Danseur, JAKE STAINBACK; the operatic soprano extraordinaire, SIMONE VIGILANTE; a 100-member chorus lead by musical maestra, MELODIE GALLOWAY.

The accompanying backup band will include MATTICK FRICK (drums), CRAIG SANDBURG (bass), BRIAN TURNER (digital keyboards), and DAVID TROY FRANCIS (piano). The backup vocal ensemble includes Will Jones, Barry Pate, Carol Duermit & Simone Vigilante.