The band will perform from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and is being brought to Beeville by the Hall-Rialto Preservation Association. The event is a fundraiser for the Rialto Theater, and everyone is invited to support the community project of refurbishing the Rialto Theater in downtown Beeville. Those in attendance will also be able to view items on display in the silent auction.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at Hogue’s Jewelry, 202 N. Washington St.; Libby Spires Tax Office, 208 N. Washington St.; Wicker Basket, 300 N. Washington St.; and a Place for Paws, 3809 N. St. Mary’s St. A patron giving a $500 sponsorship to the Rialto Theater will receive four tickets to the event.
In addition to music from the Patsy Cline era, the band offers a wide variety of music including classic country, classic rock and pop – great to dance to or just listen and enjoy the music you know and love.
In 2006, The Almost Patsy Cline Band was awarded the Cowboy Capital Award by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce for promoting Bandera as Cowboy Capital of the World.
Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Lanette Pennell, and actress/keyboard player/vocalist Vicki Gillespie formed The Almost Patsy Cline Band in 2002. Audiences loved the harmonies by Pennell and Gillespie and the frequently-requested Patsy Cline songs spawned the band name. Guitarists/vocalists Larry Lucas and Larry Nolen Jr. bring versatility and drive to the unique sound of the band, backed up by drummer/vocalist Rick Reynolds.
“We’re very proud to be from such a great Texas town,” says Pennell. “And we’re excited about coming to share our music in Beeville once again.”
“It’s magic,” says Gillespie, “and the people feel it. We like to play songs that everyone knows – fun and meaningful songs that revive fond memories.”