2013-2014 Season

2013-2014 Davis Theatre Season

Tickets for all shows are available 24 hours a day online and at the Davis Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

John McCutcheon | Folk

Friday, May 2, 2014
8 PM


Johnny Cash declared John McCutcheon to be “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”  Master of a dozen traditional instruments, he is one of our most respected and loved folk singers.  His thirty recordings have garnered seven Grammy nominations, but live performance is his passion and his forte. folkmusic.com

Malpass Brothers | Country

Thursday, April 10, 2014
7:30 PM
Malpass Brothers


Chris and Taylor Malpass play traditional country music like Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings and have toured as Merle Haggard’s opening act. themalpassbrothers.com

Sachal Vasandani | Jazz

Friday, March 21, 2014
8 PM


NPR’s All Things Considered called Sachal Vasandani “a special voice that makes you stand up and take notice.”  The vocalist/composer/arranger has established himself as one of the most promising new voices in modern jazz with his energetic mix of jazz standards, pop covers and original songs accompanied by his superb four-piece band. sachalvasandani.com

Trout Fishing in America | Family

Saturday, March 15, 2014
3 PM
Trout Fishing in America

$12 Children/$14 Adult

Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet play eclectic folk rock music for people who take their fun seriously. Best known for family music and kids' tunes like "My Hair Had a Party Last Night" and "When I Was a Dinosaur," they have earned a place in the hearts of kids and parents everywhere as well as four Grammy nominations. troutmusic.com

Brand New Opry | Bluegrass

Thursday, March 6, 2014
7:30 PM


The best bluegrass around, featuring Jeff Whittington, John Culbreath, Pete Corum, Mike Wood and Jason Wood.


Carolina Gator Gumbo | Cajun and Creole

Thursday, February 20, 2014
7:30 PM


This friendly mix of high-spirited musicians has brought a festive mix of music from southwest Louisiana to the Carolinas since the early 1990s. carolinagatorgumbo.com

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues | Blues

Saturday, February 8, 2014
8 PM


Mac Arnold’s first band had James Brown on the piano.  He moved to Chicago and got hired by Muddy Waters.  This man knows music, and his band plays old school blues, soul and funk at its finest.  It’s a plate full o' magic when he’s on the stage!  macarnold.com

Brand New Opry | Bluegrass

Thursday, December 23, 2013
7:30 PM


The best bluegrass around, featuring Jeff Whittington, John Culbreath, Pete Corum, Mike Wood and Jason Wood.


The Fuzzbucket Music Company | Variety Show

Thursday, December 19, 2013
7:30 PM


This contemporary take on The Ed Sullivan Show includes ragtime piano, country, folk, R & B, vaudeville and an a cappella barber shop quartet. fuzzbucketmusic.com

Brand New Opry | Bluegrass

Thursday, December 5, 2013
7:30 PM


The best bluegrass around, featuring Jeff Whittington, John Culbreath, Pete Corum, Mike Wood and Jason Wood.


Jim Avett | Folk and Country

Friday, November 8, 2013
8:00 PM


Affable singer-songwriter and guitarist Avett sings and tells stories like he’s inviting the audience onto his front porch. jimavett.com

SOLD OUT!! Please call the Box Office at (704) 920-2753 if you are interested in our waiting list.

Chic Gamine | Soulful Nouveau-Pop

Saturday, October 19, 2013
8 PM


Chic Gamine’s fresh new sound has earned them multiple Juno awards and a worldwide audience at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.  With tight harmonies and hip-shaking beats, these four women and one man could be straight out of Motown until you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singers. chicgamine.com

Mipso | Americana

Thursday, October 3, 2013
7:30 PM


North Carolina string quartet composed of Jacob Sharp, Wood Robinson, Joseph Terrell and Libby Rodenbough plays Americana music deeply rooted in bluegrass. mipsomusic.com

Ruthie Foster | Gospel and Blues

Saturday, September 21, 2013
8 PM


Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster is one of the roots music world’s brightest stars.  She sets the stage on fire with her voice that has been compared to Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt and her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. She and her band have toured all over the world.  ruthiefoster.com

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Upcoming Events


Thursdays on Main: Exit 54

Thursday, May 28

11:30-1 pm

Veterans Park, Kannapolis

Free show by Concord band that plays rock, funk, beach and R&B.


Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6

Friday, May 29

8:45 pm

Village Park, Kannapolis

Free outdoor screening of animated superhero film. Rated PG.


Festival: Kaleidoscope

Saturday, May 30

Noon-4 pm

Downtown Kannapolis

Enjoy a variety of arts activities at the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival.




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