Lots of entertainment at the Marion Palace Theater in September

I’ve never been a big fan of country music. Sure, I liked the Garth Brooks and Shania Twain crossover hits and “Achy Breaky Heart,” but overall I’ve never been a die-hard fan. I was more into Elton John and Billy Joel growing up. Then in 1983, “God Bless the USA” became a crossover hit and I added Lee Greenwood to my list of favorite country singers.

In the mid-90s, I was visiting my college friend, who was living in Chicago at the time. I remember going to an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day and while waiting for a drink I started chatting with another patron. He mentioned his name was something Greenwood and I said jokingly, “Are you related to Lee Greenwood?” and he said, “Yeah, that’s my dad.” I told him I closed my cabaret show with “God Bless the USA,” and he said, “Well, thank you for the five cents in royalties my dad got from that.”

That being said, the Palace Theater is proud to present Lee Greenwood on the main stage on September 30. Country shows are usually sold out at the Palace, so be sure to get your tickets early for this show. ABC Supply Company and Jim and Barb Greetham sponsor Lee Greenwood’s show.

September also brings music and more to the May Pavilion. Dr. Al and Ingrid May sponsor a classical concert featuring an ensemble from the Central Ohio Symphony of Delaware. “Mainly Mozart Moments” premieres at 2:30 p.m. on September 11.

For lovers of James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet and classic rock, Parsons and Polk, a guitar/vocal duo from the Cleveland area, will perform in the May Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on September 24, sponsored by Mike and Kelly Andrews . I went to college and played at Cedar Point with Dan Polk, so he might even get me on stage for a duet or two, for the good old days.

So whether you’re into country, classic, or classic rock, you’ll find a home at the Palace Theater in September. Our ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week except Wednesday. Visit our website at marionpalace.org.

Kirk Detweiler is the executive director of the Marion Palace Theatre. For more information on theatrical events and activities, visit marionpalace.org.

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