Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Marty Stuart did not win the talent contest under the pavilion at the 1970 Neshoba County Fair. He was thwarted by a baton twirler with a dazzling smile. He did, however, go on to win five Grammy Awards, multiple gold and platinum albums, induction into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of…

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Marty Stuart did not win the talent contest under the pavilion at the 1970 Neshoba County Fair. He was thwarted by a baton twirler with a dazzling smile. He did, however, go on to win five Grammy Awards, multiple gold and platinum albums, induction into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of…

Ricky Skaggs

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various…

Ricky Skaggs

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various…

Vince Gill

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing, and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single…

Vince Gill

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing, and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single…

Gaither Vocal Band

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Since the early 1990s, the Gaither Vocal Band has served as a standard-bearer in the world of gospel music. Founded by legendary gospel songwriter and producer Bill Gaither, this Grammy-winning vocal group has performed in the world's most prestigious venues, including the Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall. The list of men…

A Very Electric Christmas

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric…

Old Crow Medicine Show

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

In 2023 a collection of pickers and singers known as Old Crow Medicine Show celebrate 25 years of making live music together. The journey that began in a Volvo station wagon at the Canadian border in the fall of 1998 continues to unfold in ways unimaginable as they explore the continent’s heritage in song. Their…

Junie B. Jones

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one and a half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? On everything from bus rules and Band-Aids and carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With…

“Field of Dreams”

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

The Ellis Theater will break out its new, full-stage projection screen to present “Field of Dreams,” with guest host Alicia Malone of Turner Classic Movies.

Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

The story begins with Aesop’s classic fable of The tortoise and the hare, where the “slow and steady” Tortoise defeats the nimble but overconfident Hare. For those who ever wondered what happened after the race, Lightwire Theater continues the story, which finds the two opponents 10 years down the road, now with children of their…

Dervish

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Get ready for music from the West of Ireland with passionate vocals and dazzling instrumentals. Dervish has been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 30 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music,” the band has played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the…

Hardy

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

2022 Academy of County Music Songwriter of the Year and two-time Association of Independent Music Publishers Nashville Songwriter of the Year Michael Hardy returns to Philadelphia for an intimate hometown performance in the Ellis Theater.

Look Out! Science Is Coming!

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

This is the original Doktor Kaboom! show, in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Topics covered include safety, pressure and force, simple machines, velocity, application of science to everyday life, the scientific method (hypothesis and…

North Mississippi Allstars

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Luther and Cody Dickinson started the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years, the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with Jesse Williams…

Trey McLaughlin

Ellis Theater 311 Byrd Avenue, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Trey M. McLaughlin is a passionate vocalist, educator, composer, arranger, and clinician. Known for fusing together an eclectic mix of musical genres, he arranges and performs original works with his own touring and recording ensemble, The Sounds of Zamar, who concluded their first national tour in the 2018-2019 season. Trey currently serves as Director of…