Al Joslin as Elvis backed by the nations #1 tribute band SPINOUT.
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe. There were between 1 and 1.5 billion viewers worldwide. The show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million. Come watch the reenactment!
Join us for a tribute show on August 26.
Orchestra tickets $35, Balcony $20
•4:45-5:45pm VIP experience
• 6pm Doors
• 7:00-7:20pm Wordsplayed
• 7:30-8:00pm Social Club Misfits
• 8:15-9:30pm Andy Mineo (subject to change)
Show is first come first serve!
Hank and Patsy, the lives and music of country's first superstars, starring award-winning vocalists Jake Penrod and Bridgette Huffhines comes to Waco’s Hippodrome Theatre at 2pm Saturday, September 30th.
The concert features more than 40 songs and a narrative depicting the life stories of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Williams died at age 29 and Patsy Cline was killed in a tragic plane crash in Tennessee at age 30. Both had major roles in transforming what was known as "hillbilly" music into a genre’ which is now recognized throughout the world.
Jake Penrod has earned a reputation as a master of honky-tonk music, who not only sings and writes, but can also play 14 instruments. In 2013, he released an album of original material titled Closer To Me. The album showcases Penrod’s songwriting ability as well as musicianship across an array of different styles of honky-tonk music. He wrote each song on the album and played every instrument in authentic honky-tonk fashion and earning the title of “King of Texas Twang.”
A native of Brownsboro, Texas, he first became interested in country music as a child when he saw a commercial for a Hank Williams record album on television.
Jake attracted national attention as a featured guest on RFDTV’s TruCountry, and was a regular cast member on RuralTV’s Texas Pickin’ Party where he not only sang, but was also the program’s pedal steel guitarist. He has performed as country music icon Hank Williams, Sr. in the Off Broadway play Lost Highway and in his self-penned road show, Hank Williams Remembered. He hosted the 2nd longest-running show in America, WSM's Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, on September 19, 2015
He is a country music traditionalist who believes moving forward doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the past behind. “There were a lot of great ones before me,” he says. “There’s still a lot you can do with what they started. These new guys, they’re creating something new and different, and that’s great, but we can’t forget where we came from. If country music is going to carry on, you have to keep the roots alive.” Jake identifies with fellow Texas Honky-Tonker, Dale Watson, and has embraced the Ameripolitan genre as his own. Jake landed “Honky Tonk Male Artist of the Year” for 2017 at the annual Ameripolitan Music Awards (ameripolitan.com) in Austin, TX. He was named "Pure Country Vocalist of the Year" at the 2016 Academy of Western Artists Awards in Fort Worth.
At an imperially slim 6-feet-two-inches, decked out in a suit and tie, and crowned with his signature Stetson, Jake Penrod even looks like a flashback to country music’s heyday. He gives credit to fellow Texan Ernest Tubb for inspiring his style. “He always looked like a million bucks. His band, too.”
Jake Penrod and his Million Dollar Cowboys can be seen regularly in the dance halls and honky-tonks throughout Texas. His hardcore honky tonk band and powerful, Ray Price-like tenor vocals pierce through the loudest of barrooms and keep dancers on their feet all night. “There’s not a lot of downtime in our shows,” he says. “These people show up to dance.”
Bridgett Huffhines, a Texas based singer and songwriter began singing at age six. Her parents were musicians and her father was also a songwriter. In her early 20s, she sang in area churches with her mother. In 1989, Bridgett and brother James Grisham formed a country band, Southbound, and toured nationally for 4-years. The band performed concerts with Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Jerry Reed, and Mark Chesnutt and others. Southbound disbanded in 1993 and she moved to Nashville. After returning to Texas four-years later, she turned her life and abilities over to the Lord. Bridgett has been singing and writing gospel and country music for the last 14-years. She sang with a women’s trio called ?Surrendered? for 3 years. The trio released two CD?s with six songs penned by Bridgett. The Music Association of Central Texas (M.A.C.T.) nominated the trio for Christian Group of the Year three years in a row. Bridgett was also nominated M.A.C.T. top female vocalist 4 years running and songwriter of the year for three. In 2004, the trio received the award for Christian Group of the Year. They performed throughout Central Texas and shared the stage with Greater Vision, Mark Bishop, The Messenger Quartet, New Ground, Al Brumley Jr., The Dixie Echoes, Haskell Cooley and others. Bridgett taught voice and writing until 2006 and co-wrote many songs with some of her students. She is writing and serving the Lord with hopes to write, sing, and spread the gospel through her songs on a much larger scale. For the last 9-years, Bridgett has been a Pain and Stress Management Specialist with Bodylign, a business she owns with her husband, Mark. Bridgett completed her 6th CD of original and collaborated Christian and Country songs at DRS studio in Waco, TX and her newest album was released in February 2014. In 2013, she was nominated as Top Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year by her peers at the M.A.C.T. and was honored to take home the Songwriter of the Year award. For the past 17-years she has toured the United States performing Patsy Cline’s music for various corporations and for many functions locally.
Renowned Texas songwriter/Americana hero returns with a lean ’n’ mean follow-up to 2012’s triumphant The Grifter’s Hymnal; album soon to be followed by his uproarious, hair-raising autobiography, A Life … Well, Lived! Co-produced by Hubbard and bassist George Reiff, The Ruffian’s Misfortune showcases Hubbard’s bluesy slide alongside the twin guitar leads of Gabe Rhodes and Hubbard’s son, Lucas!
RStrong Violence and Language
The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
The Fifties and Sixties might be a thing of the past, but the pop and rock music that was so much a part of the American culture then remains popular today with people of all age groups. Not only do Baby Boomers continue to rock out to this music that they grew up hearing, but younger people have also come to enjoy the sounds of classic rock and roll. And the band that has been synonymous with 50’s and 60’s music in Central Texas is THE MORTICIANS!
The Morticians songlist reads like a Who’s Who of that incredible era in music. With performances of songs by such great artists as the Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Roy Orbison, the Kinks, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Linda Ronstadt, the Righteous Brothers, Van Morrison, Santana, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, as well as many other “One-Hit Wonder” groups, it’s hard to sit still when THE MORTICIANS take the stage!!