Feb 7 & 8
Get ready for two very special nights of entertainment! The Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents KEITH ABLER WITH A LITTLE (Lotta) HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS, Friday and Saturday February 7th and 8th, 2020, at 7:30pm. This show is a fundraiser for the Arts Center with all funds benefiting the Plymouth Arts Center and its ongoing mission, which is: To Enliven the spirit of our community and to Enrich the lives of all by providing diverse experiences in the arts! Tickets for reserved table seating are $30 per person and includes one complimentary martini or glass of wine, or a beer. To order tickets, please visit the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill Street, Downtown Plymouth, WI or call 920.892.8409. Tickets are also available online: www.plymoutharts.org
This show is generously sponsored by Sargento, Meyer Motors, Tricor Insurance, Love 98.5fm Radio Station, Dr. Frank & Cheryl Gatyas, Dr. Josef & Stephanie Gatyas, Dan & Barb Garton, Conrad & Barb Barrows, Paul & Kathy Sartori, BMO Harris Bank, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Keith’s inaugural Plymouth Arts Center show, entitled “Live Art,” was presented in 2001. Since that time, Keith Abler and Friends have generously presented numerous fundraising concerts including a 2018, PAC 25th Anniversary Concert, “An Evening with Keith Abler & Friends..Pilgrims & Pirates, Love @ 25.” Performers for the 2020 concert are Keith Abler, Luke Abler, Brian Augustine, Larry Baldock, Frank Gatyas, Cindy Howley, Bob McManus, Amy Schmidt, John Stoll, Judy Abler-Hughes, and Terry Abler.
Keith Abler, is a vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist who has been composing and performing music since 1966. In the late-’60s-early-’70s he recorded with the Love Society and Phase III bands before releasing his solo debut album, “Pilgrim,” in 1975. In 1974, the Sunblind Lion 6-piece rock band formed, and between 1974 and 1980, they recorded and released “Observer,” “Above and Beyond,” and “Live Lion.” Keith wrote or co-wrote all of the material for the band Gilbert & the Pirates’ 1996 album “Go Easy,” 2001 self-titled solo album “Keith Abler,” 2005 “Live at the Plymouth Art Center,” and a compilation album, “The First 30 Years,” released in 2007. Over his long musical career, Keith has performed with various other groups such as, Les Sax and His Musical Pirates, KEBO, The Tiki Bar Six, Dingo Abler & the Barnico Bills, Flashback, and several more of Les consequence. He has recorded and released eleven CDs of his original compositions in addition to the recent Sunblind Lion albums, “The Sanatorium,” (2017) and “Live Lion 2” (in 2018). He currently performs locally and regionally with the bands, the Abler Boys, an acoustic duo with his son Luke, SkyHouse, and Sunblind Lion. He sings for many weddings, bar mitzvahs, and funerals. He’s also a part-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Folk Group and the Youth Theatre Company.
The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts center founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in all of Western Sheboygan County and beyond. The Arts Center hosts a vibrant schedule of events including…. fine art exhibitions in Gallery 110 North, live musical and theatrical performances, art classes for all, chartered bus trips, and special annual events, such as, the Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts, Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Sartori Big Cheese Drop!” The PAC serves as an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and community events. New members are always welcome. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun. Noon to 3pm; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Opening with a festive reception from 4:30pm to 7:00pm on Friday, December 4th. The reception is free and open to the public and families are encouraged to attend. There will be a cash bar and live music by Mary Fellenz and Andrew Krueger. The show runs through Friday, January15th, 2021.This year’s judge is Patrick Robison. Patrick received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master’s Degree in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He taught ceramics at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and at Lakeland University. Along with his wife Karen, they own Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake, WI. His work includes clay, metal, glass and mixed media. Presenting sponsors for the Holiday Membership Show are: Paul and Kathy Sartori, and Season Sponsors, Sargento, Masters Gallery, the Sartori Company and Love 98.5 fm Radio Station.
Dec. 4-5, 2020
Community Event, All Ages
Please register by November 30th, 2020. Start getting into the holiday spirit with FREE Ornament Making, a gift from the Plymouth Arts Center. Please call the PAC at 920-892-8409 or register online to claim your free ornament kits for the whole family! Pick up times are: December 4 from 4:00-7:00pm or December 5 from 8:30-10:30am
Ornament options include: