The first week of September not only starts with plenty of live music, but plenty of musicians. Here’s a look at four shows with multiple bands or performers slated to play.
The Royce Montgomery Musical Variety Oldies Show, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive; $10 general admission, children 11 and younger free, with advance tickets at the museum, Marilyn’s Gift Gallery, The Eatery and Beauty Mart.
Waco entertainer, Branson veteran and pastor Royce Montgomery will fill the stage with performers and musical tributes to greats in Motown soul, jazz, pop, rhythm-and-blues and country in his latest revue.
The show, with music director Rashad Maybell of Chicago and Willie Reed as assistant director, will feature salutes to such performers as Nat King Cole, Tina Turner, Hank Williams, Bob Marley, Etta James and more. Performers include Sandra Hawkins, Teresa Byford, Linda Lee, Frank Ariano, Brenda Bryant, Naheema Marshall, TJ Bell, J.C. Cleveland and Emma Cox.
The concert is a ministry of Montgomery’s New Horizons Baptist Church and canned goods will be accepted for the “I Can Feed The Forgotten Child” program.
Music Association of Central Texas benefit, 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Ace’s Bar and Grill, 2911 Primrose Drive; $5.
Central Texas musicians are a largely generous lot, willing to help out a colleague or a family in need. This time, the cause are Mission Waco’s music and arts programs for neighborhood kids and nine local bands or performers have signed up for that cause.
Providing the music Saturday afternoon are Darrell Ray, Isis Lee, Hideout Road, Spirits of Mars, Shotgun Laddie, Maxx Carter, Retro Rose and Dirty Echoes.
Stars Over Texas Jamboree, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive; $14, $12 for senior adults, with advance tickets at Lone Star Music and the museum.
In a town where it’s often hard to build an audience or sustain a fan base, the monthly Stars Over Texas Jamboree marks its seventh year — or 85th performance, if you count it that way. Celebrating the occasion are local country veterans Roy Robbins and Billy Roy Mitcham and a three-generation performance by jamboree regular Rick Buckner, his daughter Teresa Byford and her son Garrett.
”Stars: Million Dollar Reunion,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive; $100, available online at wacocivictheatre.org.
The Waco Civic Theatre’s “Million Dollar Quartet” show last season, a recreation of a Sun Records Studios recording session with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, proved enough of a crowd-pleaser that its cast is returning for a reprise at the theater’s annual “Stars” fundraiser.
Supplementing that cast are WCT actresses with their takes on Patsy Cline, Etta James, Carol King and more.