This collection’ inspiration got here from Rowe attending reserving festivals, discovering gifted acts that won’t work within the bigger PAC or Veterans Park ambiance however worthy of an viewers. That’s the place a extra intimate setting like COHatch works.
Based mostly in central Ohio, Hillier’s work is impressed by modern singer-songwriters together with Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Ryan Adams, and the late Michael Jackson, utilizing a soulful vocal presence and finesse guitar types. A hyperlink to Hillier’s model of Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is offered on the SAC web site.
Different collection acts embody multi-talented musician Theo Perry, who will deliver a soulful present on Feb. 18, and acoustic ensemble Ghost Story Quartet, a bunch fashioned at Capital College’s Conservatory of Music, on March 18. Rowe selected the third Thursdays of the month as it could be a unique night time away from weekends when potential audiences might produce other plans.
The SAC was in a position to safe sponsorships and advertisers for a program, together with presenting companion The Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee. Every other proceeds raised will go towards SAC packages. The group has been restricted in presenting exhibits for the reason that pandemic.
Rowe stated they’ll be checking attendance figures and if they’re good or average – bearing in mind some individuals who don’t need to exit because of security issues – there’s an opportunity for added Downtown Sounds exhibits in April and Could.
As the primary three exhibits are a pilot program, the hope is Downtown Sounds may very well be an everyday month-to-month present as security circumstances enhance. Rowe can envision presenting at quite a lot of space venues, extending the SAC’s mission.
“There are a variety of alternatives to deliver high-quality performing arts to these audiences who might not attend exhibits on the Performing Arts Middle or on the Artwork Competition. That’s what we do,” he stated.
The Summer season Arts Competition is within the very early planning phases in keeping with Rowe.
“We’d like to maneuver ahead with it in some type,” he stated. “It might be totally different than what individuals are used to, however protecting security in thoughts and well being protocols.”
An announcement concerning the pageant ought to be forthcoming within the spring.
For extra info on the Downtown Sounds Sequence, visits the SAC’s web site or Fb web page.