Special Featured Entertainment ~
Bill Dixon’s Encore Performance ~ February 16 & 17, 2018 ~ Show starts at 8:00 pm
Bill Dixon (Ryan Richardson’s Dad) is returning back to Natchez for an encore performance. – Dixon gives a narrative of songs from the Great American Songbook, Big Band and timeless Jazz standards. Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble’, Diana Krall and more! Tables will surround the dance floor and dancing is encouraged.
Bill Dixon takes the stage, he not only wants to entertain you, but to also take you on a trip back in time. Back to the time when men would wear their coats and ties and women wore evening dresses to dinner. A time when dining tables circled a dance floor and the entertainment was for dancing and holding your partner close. Songs from the Great American Song Book as well as Big Band and jazz standards are Dixon’s specialty. He performs songs and arrangements from singers such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and contemporary artists such as Michael Buble’ and Diana Krall. These are the songs written in the 30s, 40s and 50s that have stood the test of time and are still being recorded by many artists today. No other genre of music evokes romance and enchantment, as do these timeless standards. Dixon commands the stage alone, accompanied by professionally recorded orchestral sound tracks that evoke the original recordings. The audience will be transported back through time listening to Dixon’s carefully crafted tributes to the great singers loved by several generations.
His love of these timeless standards is evident, and he wins over new audiences to this musical genre through his moving, relevant interpretations of these classic tunes. Audience members will be moved to “jump and jive” if they so desire, or sway with their partner to the sophisticated sounds of some of America’s greatest songs. Grab your sweetheart and take a trip back in time on the smooth, swinging sounds of Bill Dixon.
There is no charge for the show. Please come in early to order dinner and drinks with friends. Reservations are suggested. Coat and Tie not required. Fun for all generations.
Here are few comments from performance, “It was a trip down memory lane, very nostalgic – I wanted to share the memories with my father, I could feel him sitting next to me”! “Wow, I barely knew any of the songs but it was an amazing experience that I have only heard my parents and grandparents speak about”. “It brought back beautiful memories and I loved dancing with my sweetheart.”
Fannye A. Cook ~ Luncheon & Lecture ~ Saturday, February 17, 2018 ~ 12:00 noon
“Pursuing a Dream – Protecting Mississippi’s Natural Resources”
A Theatrical Portrayal of Conservationist Fannye A. Cook, performed by Cathy Shropshire, PhD
Fannye A. Cook, a 1911 graduate of what is now the Mississippi University for Women, was a pioneer among scientists, conservationists, and women. Miss Cook was born in 1889 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, when women couldn’t vote, serve on juries, and were considered generally unsuited for the serious business of politics or science. Still, none of the naysayers deterred her, and may have emboldened her. She was the driving force behind creating the Game and Fish Commission (now the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks), she founded the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, led the push to create a system of wildlife management areas and the push to protect the Gulf of Mexico’s barrier islands, catalogued Mississippi’s flora and fauna, spent her life researching and teaching, and doing so much more. A glimpse at Fannye Cook’s remarkable life unfolds in a half-hour, biographical portrayal performed by wildlife biologist Cathy Shropshire. Dr. Shropshire retired from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, served for over 11 years as executive director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, and is now the theatrical incarnation of Miss Cook. Dr. Shropshire’s captivating portrayal both entertains and educates, in the true spirit of the incredible Fannye Cook. Dr. Shropshire, and Libby Hartfield, the retired director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, will be available to visit with the audience after the performance. “Turning Pages of Natchez will be on site with special books.
The ticket price will be $25.00 per person. Includes luncheon buffet and performance. For more information, email email@example.com or call 601-660-7300. Special group rates seating is available.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner and Runners-Up of the first Annual Oyster Eating Contest.
1st place – Jason Wisner – consumed 8 dozen oysters
2nd place was a tie between – John Brinkley and Steve Lazarus – consumed 5 dozen oysters
Contestants: DEREK BONDS, JOHN BRIXEY, LANSING BRECKINRIDGE, JASON WISNER, DEVIN ARNOLD
Oyster Eating Contest ~ 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Rolling River Bistro
Next door to the Rolling River Bistro at 408 Main St. is a very special room we call “THE 408” and it’s one of Natchez’s most desirable event rooms for meetings, weddings, receptions, banquets and special events. Food and beverage is handled by Rolling River Bistro Catering which is the most highly regarded catering and special event company in the greater Natchez area. With a qualified team of chefs, servers and event professionals, you can rest assured that your special occasion will exceed your expectations.
“The 408” room is perfect for a Natchez wedding rehearsal, a meeting, a banquet, a tour group meal, bridesmaids luncheon, a business meeting or other special function.
- Private dining receptions
- Group tours
- Bridge groups
- Private lectures and meetings
The 408 can accommodate for group up to 100 seated and 200 reception style. The 408 has a large 12 foot projection screen with HD projector. We offer full acoustic, musical, dance floor and audio visual capabilities. For more information about The 408, or call Rene’ Adams at her direct number 601-660-7300.
Contact Rene’ Adams – 601-660-7300
If you’re planning an event of any type, you can count on Rene’ Adams to handle your function professionally. Since 2007, Rene’ has planned and executed events in virtually every major venue in Natchez and quite literally, there is nothing that she has not seen.
Rene’ is a life-long resident of Natchez, a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln –Natchez and attended Delta State University. As a co-owner of the Natchez Specialties & Rolling River Bistro, Rene’ is a member of the Natchez Adams County Chamber of Commerce where she co-chairs the Natchez Tourism Council. She also is Co-Chair of the annual Natchez Food & Wine Festival. She is a proud supporter and member of the Historic Natchez Foundation, Friends of the Natchez Library, Christmas in Lights Committee, Krewe of Phoenix, Natchez Trials Committee, Natchez Little Theatre, Pilgrimage Garden Club, Friends of the Natchez Cemetery, Natchez Adams County Humane Society, the Mississippi Tourism Association, the Mississippi Broadcasters Association and National Association of Broadcasters.
In 2005, Rene’ was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal in “Who’s Who in Mississippi Business” and received the 2006 “Woman of the Year” award presented by the Natchez Adams County Chamber of Commerce.
During her career, Rene’ saw the potential of “marketing Natchez” as a prospective wedding destination and partnered with other properties to make Natchez a great product which has proven to be successful. Rene’ is a firm believer that if you build your product, develop the proper tools, and treat those as if they were your family – THEY WILL COME. Natchez as a Wedding Destination has become a tremendous part of the tourism market.
To discuss your on-site or off-site special occasion, meeting or event, please call Rene’ direct at 601-660-7300.