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Tennessee Mafia Jug Band performs

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The Arts Center of Cannon County presents

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band

5 guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth

In concert Monday, April 15th


In celebration of the gallery opening of

    Choctaw Gardens: Photographs by Hilda Stuart

Featuring photographs of her family including her son Country Music star Marty Stuart


We’ve got it on good authority that an incredibly talented rhinestone wearing, guitar picking, mandolin playing special guest (who may or may not share the same last name as Ms. Hilda) will be there to make a special musical appearance. This is an incredibly rare and fortunate turn of events, and we are tickled pink to have this opportunity. 

Don’t miss this one of a kind evening with Hilda Stuart and Family and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band! Only 250 tickets will be sold for this one-time event. Once they are gone…well you know the rest. 

Hilda Stuart

Hilda Stuart

Ms. Hilda is a uniquely talented photographer from Philadelphia, Mississippi. As a young lady, Ms. Hilda documented her rural upbringing out of fascination with the photographic process. She has kept snapping images throughout her life, capturing images of her family, friends, special occasions and folklife. In doing so, she documented a fascinating inside glimpse of country music history.

As members of her family started gaining fame, Ms Hilda was there, capturing every decisive moment. This evening is a one-of-a-kind and cannot be missed. The evening will begin at 6:00PM with an informal artist talk and book signing. Copies of Choctaw Gardens will be available for purchase and autographs. Around 7:30PM, the audience will be escorted to the theater for a high energy performance by SpringFed Records recording artists – The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and their special guest. 

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band have shamelessly stolen a feature of the old Roy Acuff Show – a bit known as “Pap & the Jug Band”. There’s only so many graveyard numbers or raunchy love songs that even the most rabid country audience can sit through without some kind of relief. This frolicking fivesome brightens up the stage with rib-tickling old time tunes. Even better, they have an utter lack of self-consciousness (and some might say any sense of decorum). The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band not only know the music, they wear the costumes, tell corny jokes and even do slapstick gags that throw a cable-TV numbed audience into hysterics. 

 “The Blue Porch @ Arts Center” restaurant is open before all performances. 

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073 or online at www.artscenterofcc.com.  Payment is required when making a reservation. The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.