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Elvis's daughter among upcoming acts to Don Gibson Theatre

July 28, 2013

YellowBrix

July 28--The daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley is on her way to the Don Gibson Theater.

"I worked on getting this act for a year," said Don Gibson Theatre executive director Stan Lowery.

Presley is one of seven upcoming Don Gibson Theatre performances that were announced Saturday night at the venue.

Performances range from bluegrass bands to a celebrity impersonator.

Don Gibson Theatre shows announced Saturday:

To reserve tickets for any of these shows, call the Don Gibson Theatre at 704-482-3339 or buy online at www.dgshelby.com.

- Aug. 31: SteelDrivers

A Nashville based bluegrass band, SteelDrivers was nominated for a Grammy award in 2009 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for their song "Blue Side of the Mountain." The band was nominated for two Grammy nominations in 2010 for their album Reckless for Best Bluegrass Album and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for the song "Where Rainbows Never Die."

- Oct. 11: Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart's music is a blend of rock, blues and jazz. Since 1999, the band has been nominated for Grammys, International Bluegrass Music Awards and County Music Awards.

- Nov. 9: Lisa Marie Presley

Daughter of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley has been a singer-songwriter since 2003.

- Nov. 23: Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro is a Hawaii-based ukulele player and composer. Shimaburkuro has composed the music for two Japanese films, "Hula Girls" and "Sideways."

- Jan. 17, 2014: Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn is a singer-songwriter whose music is a mix of rock and blues.

-Feb. 14, 2014: Gene Watson

Selling out three times at the Don Gibson, Watson's hits include "Love in the Hot Afternoon" from 1975, "Fourteen Carat Mind" from 1982 and "Farewell Party."

-Mar. 1, 2014: Impersonator Jimmy James

From Marilyn Monroe to Bette Davis, celebrity impersonator Jimmy James has performed for celebrities such as Whoopie Goldberg to Elton John.

Reach Jessica Pickens at 704-669-3332 or jpickens@shelbystar.com. Follow on Twitter at @StarJPickens.

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