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Apr 30, 2:00 PM

TEMPLE THEATRE, 2320 8th St, Meridian, MS 39301, USA

About the event

Live from the Temple -Nashville Songwriters Showcase Fundraiser for the Temple Theatre Restoration Initiative

The Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts in Meridian, Mississippi, is a historic theatre and auditorium which has served as the center of cultural activities in the region and a talent generator for musicians for decades. The Temple Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, but is currently on the Top 10 Most Endangered Historical Buildings in the United States due to its need for extensive restoration.

Temple Theatre President Roger Smith is dedicated to bringing the Temple back to its former splendor and has applied formany grants to assist with restoration costs. Ken Rainey-who has produced over 2,000 shows at the Temple Theatre, including Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Todd Tilghman, Track 45, Randy Houser, Marty Stuart, and many more-is also committed to seeingthe Temple Theatre restored to its former glory so future generations can experience the historical ambiance of the establishment. In an effort to raise the funds necessary to facilitate the restoration of the Temple Theatre, the "Temple Theatre Restoration Initiative" has been established.

On Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00pm, SuperTalk Mississippi Meridian, Roger Smith, and Ken Rainey are collaborating to host anevent titled "Live from the Temple!- Nashville Songwriters Showcase" at the

Temple Theatre. This event features Wynn Varble, Brice Long, and Don Poythress. Songs written by them include hits such as, "Waitin' on a Woman", "Have You Forgotten", "Anything Goes", "Its only Mondav" "A Little More Country than That". Al funds raised from the event will go to the Temple

Theatre Restoration Initiative.

If you, your organization, or your business is interested in participating in or sponsoring the "Live from the Temple! Nashville Songwriters Showcase", event, please contact Shelley Hotchkiss-Whitehead; SuperTalk Meridian 103.3FM General Manager;; (601)880-0535.

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