Tribute artists performing in Sumiton
by Rachel Davis
May 31, 2012 | 2308 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SUMITON — What would it be like to see Dolly Parton, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Blues Brothers and Jeff Foxworthy all together in one place? That will never happen, but the closest thing to it will be at Lee’s Family Restaurant on Highway 78 in Sumiton on Saturday night. Celebrity impersonators from Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will be putting on a one-night show there.

“There were doing these shows already,” Lee’s owner Doug Ragsdale said. “They lost their location to hold the shows in and I have the space so I’m glad to let them use it.”

This will be the second show featuring impersonators, although Ragsdale said he plans to have them once a quarter. The next two shows will be Sept. 8 and Dec. 8. Each show will feature different performers.

Memories Theatre specializes in people who can impersonate a celebrity or celebrities for their shows as well as for special events like this. Jessee Black will be portraying Buddy Holly, Dove Bush is Dolly and Jamie Simpson is Jeff Foxworthy. Josh Livingston and Jarrod Millsap, who portray the Blues Brothers, have been to other events in Walker County.

In addition to the performers from Memories Theatre, local celebrity imitator, Joey Beaird will also be performing at the show.

“He’s really talented,” Ragsdale said. “It’ll be a fun show.”

Tickets are $15 (children 12 and under are free) and are available in advance by calling 648-9217 or 471-1127. The show will start at 5 p.m. There is limited seating and many tickets have already been sold. If the show isn’t sold out, tickets will be available for the same rate at the door.