Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Foreword . . . By David Davenport
Having witnessed Jason Petty, the “Star of “Country Royalty,” perform for us the first time six years ago, I was an immediate fan. I can’t say I was a big fan of Hank Williams or Country Music for that matter, but after Jason’s performance, I was sold on Hank and Country Music! Jason delivered the most passionate and awe-inspiring performance I have ever seen, and I’ve seen many. I don’t quite know how or when it happened, but I was mesmerized by his every word and like a “deer in the headlights,” I couldn’t move! I was hooked in the moment waiting for his next word; I was transfixed on a story I had never heard before. Was it his singing, his mastery of the guitar, his delivery, his acting? I honestly can’t say exactly what it was, but I do know I wanted more! Larger than life, Jason, for that moment in time, was Hank Williams! True to his words . . . Jason puts it like this – “I treat the stage like my front porch, so let’s all gather ‘round and do some singing and storytelling and have a night of it.” I couldn’t agree more!
Join us for an afternoon of “Country Royalty” as two of the largest legends of country music perform together on stage . . . Hank Williams and Patsy Cline! Jason Petty, star of “Hank Williams Lost Highway” and 2003 Obie Award winner, re-creates the role he has become famous for, while vocalist Gail Bliss, star of “Just a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” gives her jaw-dropping performance as Patsy! Between the two, they’ve performed on Broadway, the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and many other great venues around the country! “Country Royalty” features a live band as Jason and Gail perform over 20 of Hank and Patsy’s chart-topping hits like: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Walkin’ After Midnight, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, I Fall To Pieces, Move it on Over, Leavin’ On Your Mind, Lost Highway, Sweet Dreams, and more!
Before the matinee begins, travel to downtown Richmond for a delicious lunch at the popular Sine’s Irish Pub. Located in the heart of Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip, Sine is modeled after the authentic “city pubs” in Ireland. Please choose from the classic Fish and Chips, Beer Can Chicken Sandwich (served with swiss, bacon and caramelized onions), Turkey or Black Bean Burger or Chicken Caesar Salad. Includes non-alcoholic beverage and Bailey’s Irish Chocolate Cake or Banana Fosters Bread Pudding for dessert.
Spend a thrilling afternoon of song as they honor the legendary performers that helped make Country Music great! Event to be held at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – 2880 Mountain Road – Glen Allen, VA 23060
VB/N 9:00 am/7:00 pm
H: 9:45 am/6:15 pm
W: 10:30 am/5:30 pm
Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms
Wednesday – April 1, 2020
A visit to the nation’s capital in the spring is a beautiful sight to behold during the annual
Cherry Blossom D.C. tour! Visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a stunning
sculpture honoring our 32nd President of the United States. It’s also a great vantage point to view the Cherry Blossoms!
Next, enjoy an elegant luncheon cruise aboard the luxurious Odyssey. Its unique design allows for travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac and its glass atrium dining rooms offer incredible panoramic views. Choose from a delightful menu of creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
As a special treat in the afternoon, visit the US National Arboretum for a guided tour. Encompassing over 400 acres on the northeast side of DC, they boast 14 different varieties of Cherry Blossoms. Learn about the ongoing research and take a brief walk thru the National Herb Garden.
PLEASE NOTE: Peak bloom for blossoms is subject to Mother Nature, but this date, on
average, is the best time to visit. $220
VB / N: 6:00am / 10:00pm H: 6:45am / 9:15pm W: 7:30am / 8:30pm
Easter Gospel Jubilee
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Rudy Theatre once again provides you with an entertaining and uplifting performance. If you’ve seen their popular Christmas show, you will LOVE their Easter Jubilee. Enjoy the music of spring, the message of Easter and the antics of their very own Homer the Easter Bunny. This is a one-of-a-kind show at the historic Rudy Theatre in “downtown” Selma, NC! As the lights go down and the music comes up, you are transported to a world of fast-paced entertainment, side-splitting comedy, and enjoyable music you know by heart!! Enjoy a wonderful Southern-style, Country Buffet at the ever-popular Grandsons, Carolina’s Famous Buffet. $175
W: 6:00am / 8:00pm H: 6:45am / 7:15pm N/VB: 7:30am / 6:30pm
Christmas at the White House Washington, DC
December 3, 4 or 5, 2020
Visiting the White House in Washington, DC is a time-honored and treasured holiday tradition. The custom of placing a decorated tree in the White House began in 1889 on Christmas morning during the Presidency of Benjamin Harrison. What began as a family gathering has become a national
tradition. Stroll through America’s most prestigious and honored house. Experience firsthand this historic tradition while viewing the beautiful trees and decorations. After touring the White House and White House
Visitor Center, lunch will be included at a popular area restaurant as well as an
additional attraction in the afternoon. Details will be announced once the date is finalized. This is a high demand tour with extremely limited availability. Sign up immediately to increase your chance of going!
PLEASE NOTE: For the best chance of touring the White House, we recommend signing up immediately. $75.00 of the tour
cost is non-refundable if cancelled after names have been submitted to the White House. Once names are submitted there are no substitutions, additions or changes. SignaTours will notify you immediately upon notification by the White House in late November.
Please, No Phone Calls.
The White House makes all decisions on appointments. SignaTours has no say in the decision-making process. The White House Tour is a “Guaranteed Departure” and will run as planned. In the unlikely event your tour is denied entry into the White House, an optional tour will be planned in its place, most likely a tour of the United States Capitol.
Departure and Return Times depend on
the White House appointment schedule.