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1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH
The Covered Bridge Music Series is thrilled to welcome the truly exceptional Bonnie Bishop to the Wagner Theatre stage on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Texas (by way of Mississippi), Bonnie started out writing and performing more country influenced songs including “Not Cause I Wanted To” recorded by Bonnie Raitt and “The Best Songs Come from Broken Hearts” featured in the ABC hit show, “Nashville”. After taking a break from extensive touring, she went back to school and considered giving up a life in music when Thirty Tigers’ David Macias, and producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) convinced her that she should make a soul album. It was a decision that would prove to be providential for both Bonnie and her audiences. In 2016, Bonnie released the Cobb produced, “Ain’t Who I Was” marking her triumphant return to a life that she may have once considered leaving behind, but clearly never left her.
Join Bonnie, along with guitarist Ford Thurston, for a memorable evening of dynamic music steeped in soul, blues, rock and country.
Hospitality will begin at 7:00pm with food and beverages available for purchase as well as a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30pm. Music begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. Students who present a valid ID at the door will receive free admission on a “first come-first served” basis.
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We are proud of our partnership with Ohio University Lancaster on our Covered Bridge Music Series. The series features original songwriters performing their music live throughout the year here in Lancaster. Past performers include Paul Thorn, Langhorne Slim and the Law, Aubrie Sellers, Alejandro Escovedo, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Amanda Shires, Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Fullbright, Elizabeth Cook, Joe Pug, David Mayfield, Parker Millsap, and Humming House. The events take place on the Ohio University Lancaster campus in the newly renovated Wagner Theater or in a beautiful outdoor setting near the historic John Bright #2 Covered Bridge on the University grounds.