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Published on July 19th, 2016 | by TLV News


Jimmy Robinson & Lily Kiara Return to a Very Different Venue With “The Field Tour”

On Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 pm, veteran New Orleans guitarist Jimmy Robinson and Amsterdam songwriter Lily Kiara (both of the International Folk Collective) return to Water Valley for an intimate concert evening at Foster Music and Arts’ Old School Theater.

Robinson first played Water Valley for the final show of the Fiddler’s Loft concert series. Last year he and Lily Kiara came to Water Valley as part of the International Folk Collective for a fantastic capacity show in the Loft on Main space.  At both of these shows, the audience was treated to a performance beyond what the humble venue could reasonably expect. These were really more like concerts that should be held at the Ford Center or some other grander auditorium. Well, now Water Valley has that grander venue in the Old School Theater courtesy of Foster Music & Arts.

One of New Orleans’ true local treasures, Jimmy Robinson is an accomplished guitarist and veteran performer who, according to Georgianne Nienaber of The Huffington Post, displays “Talent, emotion and plain old musicianship…Robinson is nothing short of brilliant.”

An accomplished dancer, choreographer & singer/songwriter, Lily Kiara is on tour of the US, sharing songs from her new album Fishing in the Field, which was released in the USA on July 8th on Zip Records and is available on all digital channels. After touring the West Coast, Kiara has joined up with Jimmy Robinson in New Orleans and will play the first show of the second leg of the Field Tour in Water Valley.

The Old School Theater is a revitalized 250-seat school auditorium with brand new stage, sound, lights, and seating located inside the Melonvine Marketplace on the south side of Water Valley at 817 South Main Street. Foster Music & Arts uses it regularly to present both national and regional music acts with the stated mission of “cultivating the best live music in North Mississippi.”

All Foster Music & Arts shows at the Old School Theater are sponsored by The Caryl Company and the Melonvine Marketplace.

The Jimmy Robinson/ Lily Kiara show at the Old School Theater is Thursday, July 21st 2016 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30.  The show is general admission, tickets are $12.00 and they can be purchased at the door on the day of the show with cash or they can be purchased with a credit card online at fostermusicarts.comThe Local Voice Ligature

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