October 30, 2013

Country group performs Sunday

Grammy-winning Shenandoah to take McHale stage.

By Amie Sites Pharos-Tribune

---- — A Grammy-award-winning country band will be taking the stage a McHale Performing Arts Center Sunday.

Shenandoah, a group that got its start in 1984, has earned various awards including a Country Music Association award and TNN and ACM group of the year. It has had 13 number one songs, three gold albums and various chart hits.

Some of the band's songs include "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Mama Knows," "I Want To Be Loved Like That," "Sunday in the South," "Two Dozen Roses" and "Next to You, Next to Me."

The country super group is being brought to Logansport by the Logansport Performing Arts Council.

Suanne Schwering, an officer with the Performing Arts Council, said though she has never seen the band, said she is looking forward to the music.

“I know they have a lot of popular music and have won awards,” Schwering said. “It’s a country band and we have a lot of country fans in the area — we hope they come.”

Teri Ann Dibble, president of the council, said although she has not heard the group's music, she is also excited. Dibble said she is not a big country music fan, but she has heard great things about Shenandoah.

“I’ve had several people say to me they like Shenandoah and are excited,” Dibble said.

Schwering said she will be in the front row at the show.

“I am looking forward to it,” Schwering said. “I have never seen a poor show up there. We’ve had two excellent shows and are hoping to have two more.”

Shenandoah, a group that has moved from CBS records to RCA records and finally Capital Records, earned a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a duet with Alison Krauss.

Dibble is hoping the event draws a large crowd.

“People complain there is nothing to do in Logansport, but here we are bringing top entertainment you can go anywhere to see,” Dibble said. “Instead of traveling and spending the gas money, you can see it right here.”

The performance will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the McHale Performing Arts Center, 1 Berry Lane, Logansport.

Tickets to the concert are $30. The box office will be closed until the day of the show, but if people would like to charge their tickets ahead of time, they can contact Schwering at 574-721-2988 or Dibble at 574-739-2026. The box office will open at 5 p.m. Sunday evening.

The last show of the Performing Arts Council season will be the Singing Hoosiers. The Singing Hoosiers will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at McHale Performing Arts Center. Tickets will cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. For additional ticket information, call 574-722-1121 or 574-753-4116.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or Follow her: @PharosAES.

If you go WHAT: Shenandoah concert WHERE: McHale Performing Arts Center, 1 Berry Ln., Logansport WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday INFO: Tickets are $30. The box office will be open at 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can also be charged ahead of time by calling 574-721-2988 or at 574-739-2026.