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Legendary Americana singer/songwriter David Olney to perform at the Tybee Post Theater

By Linda Sickler/SMN
David Olney has worked as a professional musician for more than four decades.

“Early on, I saw that I had a knack for it and that it kind of really grabbed my interest like nothing else did,” he says. “Even before I was playing gigs, I was thinking about music a lot.

“That was just playing. When I found I could write songs, it became the main part of my life, the thing I could do the best.”

An Evening with Americana Legend David Olney will be presented Aug. 18 at the Tybee Post Theater. Read more….

Randall Bramblett Band @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/Connect Savannah

IF YOU missed Athens hero Randall Bramblett at the big Night Flight Café reunion back in May, don’t fear: he’s coming back! The treasured Southern songwriter brings his original sound and incredible band to the Tybee Post Theater stage this weekend.

For 40 years, Bramblett has worked as a sideman, collaborator, and solo act to be reckoned with. The prolific artist releases his eleventh album, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, this month via New West Records and will celebrate with a CD release party on Tybee.

Bramblett gave fans a taste of the record’s sound with “Devil’s Haircut,” his unique, bluesy take on the signature Beck track. It’s the first time Bramblett’s released a cover song on a solo record, but the undercurrent of darkness and whimsical lyricism is a smart fit in his catalog. The multi-instrumentalist has said the new record is inspired by the soul and R&B music of his childhood.

friday, july 14, 8 p.m., $25-30 via tybeeposttheater.com, all-ages

Savannah Songwriters Series @Tybee Post Theater

By Anna Chandler/Connect Savannah

CELEBRATE original Lowcountry songwriting with a stellar lineup of musicians, including two Savannah Songwriters Series veterans.

Sarah Tollerson returns to the SSS circle. A Winder, Georgia native, Tollerson has received high praise and awards for her musical talents, earning the John Lennon Scholarship for Songwriting and the Berklee College of Music Performing Songwriter Award. Catch her while you can—the talented musician just announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child in September, and Sunday’s performance will be her last for a while.

These days, you can catch Sarah Poole fronting alternative rock band Ember City, but she still shows off her acoustic, singer-songwriter side. She’ll belt it out solo on Sunday.

Josh Johansson has been gigging and playing cover songs for about four years, but he’s just begun exploring his own songwriting talents. This is his SSS debut.

Abe Partridge has led a colorful life: from theological education to time in the Air Force to roofing, his wealth of experience led him to write an album of original music, White Trash Lipstick, in 2015.

Sunday, August 7, 7 p.m., $10, all-ages

Shakespeare’s Hamlet takes stage at Post

The theatre troupe that brought you A Midsummer’s Night Dream brings the Bard to the Beach with its production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Hamlet, for one performance only at the Tybee Post Theater.

In Savannah Shakes’ updated take on Hamlet, set in the 1950s against the birth of the Beat Generation, Prince Hamlet returns home from school to find his father dead and his mother married to his uncle, whom he despises. It isn’t until he witnesses his father’s ghost, who charges that he was murdered by his younger broth
er, Hamlet’s uncle, that Hamlet becomes convinced that something is rotten in the state of Denmark and vows to revenge his father’s untimely death.

For centuries, audiences have seen themselves in the brilliant, troubled prince at the center of this ghost story, comedy, seven-murder revenge thriller, and philosopher’s gold mine.

Sunday, Dec. 13, 5 pm, $20 reserved seating; $18 Theater members; $15 Students 16 & Under. Reserved seating … Buy your tickets in advance online and select your seats.
This production is appropriate for all ages.

Doors open at 4:30 pm. Curtain goes up at 5 pm. Our concession stand serves beer, wine, soft drinks and hot movie popcorn; and for this special matinee, we’ll offer mimosas!

Tybee City Limits — Sat. Dec. 19, 8 pm

In the third installment of our hit music variety show, Tybee City Limits, the Best in Live Local Music, we’ve got the talented singer-songwriter Payne Bridges; Andrew Gill’s Junkyard Angel, playing foot-stompin’ originals and rock-alt-jam tunes you know by heart; and the Isaac Smith Band, an easy listening Southern-rooted band that displays a versatility of styles from Americana to pop.

It’s a night of live music in the coolest new music hall in the Coastal Empire. Don’t miss this one! Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8. Come in and get a beer, glass of wine or soft drink and hold onto your seat!

Sat., Dec. 19. Tickets are $10 general admission; $9 Theater members

Tybee Comedy Revue — Collin Moulton, Sat. Dec. 26, 8 pm.

Heads up for some holiday cheer! We’ve got a great night of stand-up comedy with Collin Moulton, one of the most sought-after headliners today. He has had his own stand-up special on Showtime, a featured spot on Nickelodeon, regular appearances on Laughs on FOX and has been touring constantly for 15 years.

America knows and loves him. His familiarity and energy engages and relieves the audience before he even speaks. Collin’s show is a steady flow of sharp and relevant humor driven by loose and fun likability. He brings a fast paced and highly engaging mix of clever stand-up and gut busting physical comedy that appeals to people of all ages.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Sat. Dec. 26. Tickets are $15 general admission; $13.50 Theater members.

Tribute to Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, Fri. Jan. 15, 8 pm

The New South String Band from Atlanta will commemorate the life of “The Father of Bluegrass,” Bill Monroe, twenty years after his earthly departure. This compilation of Georgia champion musicians. who are experts in their own right, will perform an original production at the Tybee Post Theater.

The New South String Band members have numerous awards collectively, sharing their passion for old school bluegrass steeped in the tradition of Bill Monroe.The group includes champion fiddler Kenny Lambert; guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocal champion Brian Stephens; Clog dancing champion and bass musician Maggie Aderhold Stephens; and Joel Aderhold, North Georgia bluegrass pioneer.

The show will honor the musical life of the Father of Bluegrass with his band “The Blue Grass Boys.” Performing songs from different periods of Monroe’s life, The New South String Band will entertain the audience with masterful performance and nostalgic, yet enchanting, vocals.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Fri., Jan 15. Tickets are $20 reserved seating; $18 for Theater members.

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  1. Underhill Rose

    June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Salute to Southern Rock

    June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Tybee City Limits: Eric Culberson Band, Kris Youmans Band

    July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Grateful Dead Presented by the Charlie Fog Band

    July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Randall Bramblett

    August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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