TOBACCO ROAD BAND of Tallahassee will open for Ward Davis Friday night at the Grady Cultural Center. Tickets are $25 per person at the door.
The Cairo Main Street program’s benefit concert featuring country musician Ward Davis is this Friday night at the Grady Cultural Center and tickets will be available at the door.
Alyssa Blakley, Main Street director, reported Tuesday that 221 tickets and 22 tables, including sponsors, have been sold in advance and she anticipates more tickets and sponsorships will be sold in the remaining days leading up to this weekend’s concert.
“I’m happy with ticket sales, so far. I still think we will have a few more sponsorships come in this week. The support of the local business community has been impressive,” she said.
Sponsors as of Tuesday include 5 AM Surgical, Ameris Bank, Bywaters Plumbing, CNS Next, First National Bank, Graco Fertilizer Company, Hobson Chevrolet, Maryland’s Fried Chicken, New Hire Solutions, Rose City Outdoor, Sunstop Market, Syrup City Electric, and United National Bank.
Davis is an American Singer/Songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennessee. Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and more. Most recently, Ward Davis co-wrote “I’m Not The Devil” with Cody Jinks, with whom he subsequently toured nationwide. With over 250 shows per year under his belt as both a headliner and support act, Ward Davis’ already popular live show is growing at exponential rates.
Opening for Davis will be the Tobacco Rd Band of Tallahassee.
Blakley reminds everyone that each ticket holder will receive a raffle ticket to be entered in a drawing for a JBL Bluetooth speaker, ice chest and band merchandise.
Thanks to the generosity of Kevin Singletary, a guitar and flyer autographed by all musicians who participated at a recent Daryle Singletary charity event in Nashville will be part of a live auction to be conducted Friday night.
According to Blakley, the decision has been made to donate the proceeds of the live auction back to the Nashville community after it was devastated by a tornado Monday night, which left 22 dead.
“We were so fortunate to have other cities help us through our storms, this is our way of giving back,” the Main Street director said.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Storms Shrimp Shack will be on site selling food and drinks throughout the event. The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce applied for and was awarded a catering permit to sell beer and wine during the concert Friday night.
“The community has really been buzzing about the event, so I hope it will not disappoint!” Blakley said.
General admission tickets for the event are still available for $20 in advance and $25 at the door on the day of the show.
Reserved tables will be available for $400, which includes eight general admission tickets, eight drink tickets, and eight raffle tickets.
The preferred method of purchasing tickets is by visiting warddavismusic.com
, but tickets may also be purchased from Cairo City Hall and the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce.