Special events taking place at the Zebulon this week
Continuing their efforts to raise the $75,000 needed to convert Cairo’s historic Zebulon Theater from film to digital, volunteers have organized several major benefits this week that will entertain the community and others who support the downtown theater. First, a gospel concert is scheduled for Thursday, then a live comedy show and dinner night is slated for Saturday.
The concert begins at 7 p.m., on the Zebulon stage with the gospel groups Atonement and Redirected. Tickets are $6 each and will be on sale at the box office.
The Live Comedy Show featuring Charlie Hutchins begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the Zebulon. Tickets for the show only are $15 each and may be purchased the night of the event.
Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance, and a total of only 65 are available. Dinner will be served at Cairo City Grill in downtown Cairo beginning at 6 p.m. The buffet style meal will include baked chicken and spaghetti with meat sauce and various sides. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40 and include dinner and the Hutchins comedy show.
Hutchins is billed as having a high-energy humor that includes visuals, voices and stories that will leave the audience laughing as he shares his views on life. His credits include Comedy Central and XM Radio.
Another upcoming concert takes place next week on Thursday, Oct. 3 and will feature Heavy Cowboy performing at the Zebulon beginning at 7 p.m. Concert tickets will be $15 each.
Also at that event, the Zebulon will raffle off four tickets to see Luke Bryan in concert in Tallahassee on Oct. 11. Two of those raffle tickets will include back stage passes and will sell for $50 each. The concert raffle tickets without the backstage passes will sell for $25 each. Winners do not have to be present to claim these prizes, and tickets will be pre-sold before the drawing.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, Jeff Davis and Tired Creek band will perform with an appearance by Lifelong Journey. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 each.
Other events are being planned including concerts by Cairo native Ralph Roddenbery.
The Zebulon is a single screen theater in downtown Cairo owned and operated by Regional Community Center, which is a non-profit organization.
Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the Zebulon may do so by mailing it to Zebulon Theater, P.O. Box 1330, Cairo, GA 39828. Checks may be made out to Zebulon Theater.