The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts is hosting solo guitarist Matt Palmer March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. Palmer differs from many of his contemporaries by using his own method called “The Virtuoso Guitarist.” Palmer has written an instructional book for those who wish to learn his new method. His classical approach of the instrument brings a new light to the guitar’s potential. Palmer’s new album “Sonata Sentimental” will be sold at the concert and includes some of the songs he will be playing at the concert.
On March 23, a comedian will be coming to ETSU’s campus! Lucas Bohn will be showcasing his gig in the D.P. Culp University Center Cave at 7 p.m. His energetic energy between schoolboy charm and witty remarks is an easy-going humor relatable for all ages. His stand-up has taken him far, having performed with big name stars such as Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon. His outstanding impersonations are his known quirk and reminds us all that laughing at others is almost as fun as laughing at ourselves.
Fun Movie Friday
Buctainment is showing the newest suspense movie “The Bye-Bye Man.” Though not necessarily a big hit in the box office, it’s still a fun movie to go and see with friends and get a little scare (or a laugh, if that’s who you are). The story is based off an unspeakable evil that terrorizes its victims. This tale reiterates the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” motto. If you think about him, see him, or say his name, everything’s over. He will come for you, and there’s no escape once he’s in your head. On March 24, “The Bye-Bye Man” will be showing in the D.P. Culp University Center Cave starting at 7 p.m. Free for all students.
Johnson City is known for its continuous shows of art exhibits. On March 24, the 32nd annual positive/negative national juried art exhibitions. There will be several exhibits on display, including “Open” at the Tipton Gallery. The national exhibition has 32 artists displaying their works out of 116 submissions across the country. The art selected is intended to open dialogue and create discussions between viewers and speakers. Note that trigger art will be be displayed and may cause negative emotions or memories to arise. The exhibits will be open to the public from 5 – 7 p.m. at Tipton Gallery in Johnson City.
On March 25, acapella students will be performing a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center auditorium. BucApella will be a combination of a concert and a workshop. Featuring guest clinician Deke Sharon from the hit movie “Pitch Perfect,” who knows what will be in store for the singers and the audience? Sharon wrote the musical arrangements for the movie and is a renowned vocalist with directing and coaching musicians in the art of acapella. The admittance fee for students will be $5. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to acapella live and get a chance to learn how to sing it!