Athena Performing Arts Series to host inaugural event in Athens

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ATHENS, Ala. – A local committee hopes to engage the community in performing arts and make it a vital and part of the Limestone County community.

The committee’s inaugural event is a Singer-Songwriter Night featuring Jim Parker, Michael Anthony Curtis, Rock Kilough & Matt Prater at 7 p.m. on July 25 at the new 760 seat auditorium in the new Athens High School. This admission is free for this event

Here’s more information about the performers throughout the night:

Jim Parker

  • Creator of the Jim Parker’s Songwriter’s Series, Jim co-wrote Jon Anderson’s first single, I’ve Got a Feelin’ which received the ASCAP country song award.

Rock Killough

  • Some of Rock’s successes include singles by Randy Travis & Brenda Lee, songs on two gold albums by the Oak Ridge Boys and gold & platinum albums by Hank Williams Jr.

Michael Anthony Curtis

  • Curtis has written & produced for many Grammy-winning artists including Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Sawyer Brown & Lee Ann Womack.

Matt Prater

  • An Athens favorite, Matt is the perfect blend of country, folk & bluegrass. His songs center around his love of his small town and forge a gap between generations by reminding his listeners of life gone by and the promise of the future.

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