Media Release Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
Media Contact: Jim Babson – Hilton Concerts – 919.553.4515
ROANOKE RAPIDS – For those who love the music of the late Patsy Cline, The Roanoke Rapids Theatre will be the place to be on March 3.
Deb Kiger, who has been performing her production, “Walking with Patsy,” since 2004, will bring her extensive knowledge of Cline’s music and her talent to the venue beginning at 8 p.m., regaling the audience with Cline classics such as “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight,” and “Sweet Dreams,” while also adding tracks such as “Wayward Wind,” and “She’s Got You,” which she characterizes as the most challenging of Cline’s songs.
Kiger began her love affair with Cline’s music in 1963, when she first heard “Sweet Dreams,” on the radio while traveling. After a turn in the production “A Closer Walk with Patsy,” Kiger decided to stage her own tribute to the artist, whom, she has learned, has touched the lives of many who have listened to her music.
“The more I am involved in the tribute show, the more I realize how many people have stories about Patsy,” Kiger said.
“People come and tell me what Patsy meant to them, and most of the time they have a personal experience with Patsy or someone in her family. It’s really been an experience.”
The Country Music Opry Band will open for Kiger, who is looking forward to bringing her show to the beautiful theater in Roanoke Rapids.
“It will be a big show,” Kiger said. “I’m planning some different things, and I am very excited about playing in that theater.”
Concert promoter Jim Babson, of Hilton Concerts, is encouraging all Cline fans to come and see Kiger. “If you want to get the feel for the original Patsy Cline voice, this is a show you don’t want to miss,” Babson said.
Tickets are available 3 ways, at www.hiltonconcerts.com through ShowClix, by calling ShowClix at 1-888-71TICKETS Monday through Friday or at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Premier Boulevard, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale for the Patsy Cline Tribute concert featuring Deb Kiger along with the Country Music Opry Band beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:00 am.