9th Annual Due South | Postponed

Dear Center Friends,

Each day Thomasville Center for the Arts opens our doors to hundreds of children and adults from across our community. We take our role in safeguarding the vulnerable or at-risk populations who we serve daily, very seriously. To that end, we are taking proportionate measures out of concern for public health and safety.

Beginning on Monday, March 16th all events, gatherings, and classes at the Center’s historic building and downtown locations are postponed through April 13th. Additionally, we are postponing the Due South Music Festival.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone in our community to band together, listen to public officials, and heed the call to follow recommended protocol as it is released.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will share more information via our website, www.thomasvillearts.org, and Facebook pages as it becomes available.

-Michele Arwood, Executive Director

All proceeds go to further Thomasville Center for the Arts education and outreach programs.

Presented by tnb


All events have been postponed. For more information please visit thomasvillearts.org

Respect the Butter!
Thursday, April 16 | 4-5 pm
AJ Moonspin

Kids cooking class featuring restaurateurs Allison Cohenour & Josh Smith, who will guide participants through the process of making something that may not ‘be’ southern taste a whole lot like ‘home’.

30 spaces | 12 & under | Free with registration | Suggested Donation $10

Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts, in partnership with AJ Moonspin.

Rhythm & Roots @ Due South
Friday, April 17 | 8-10 pm
The Biscuit Company

Nashville is coming to town with songwriters in the round – some of our faves in the biz will be sharing their stories and performing original songs among friends.

Ticket $40 | Limited seating | BYOB | No cooler fee

Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts, in partnership with Flowers AutoGroup.

Acoustic in the A.M.
Saturday, April 18 | 10:30 am
The UnVacant Lot (W. Jackson Street adjacent to Empire Bagel)

Singer-songwriter and co-host of “Coffee, Country & Cody” Jo Smith, is ready to charm our ears with her musical talent while sharing the songwriter process and her Nashville story.

Free admission | Limited seating

ShinDig & Due South Concert
Saturday, April 18 | 6-11 pm
TCA Downtown & The Ritz Amphitheater

Hope your boots are dusted off, because our headliner this year, Donna the Buffalo, along with Brother Hawk and George Jackson are going to get them moving – guaranteed. We can already taste the flavors from local and regional restaurateurs, chefs & breweries.

ShinDig Tickets $125 Adult 21+ | $50 Youth 13-20 | Free Child 12 & under
General Admission Concert Ticket $25 | 12 & under Free

Presented by Thomasville Center for the Arts, in partnership with Thomasville National Bank.


Just because we can’t be listen together to this this AWESOME array of talent on stage, doesn’t mean you can’t check them out online. Show your support for the performing arts, and checkout these artist’s channels, albums for sale and ways to keep the arts thriving so when we gather together again, we’ll be able to light up our stages once more!

donna and the buffalo


Donna The Buffalo
8 pm

Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community.

Dance in the Street, their first new album in five years, captures the dynamic energy that has earned the band the love and respect of their fans, “the Herd,” for thirty years.

Donna The Buffalo is well known for their lyrics about human potential and community. Throughout Dance in the Street, Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins, the band’s co-founders, share songs of social commentary and self empowerment.

brother hawk


Brother Hawk
7 pm

Formed in 2010, southern rock band Brother Hawk features four members passionate about rock ‘n’ roll: J.B. Brisendine (vocals/guitar), Nick Johns-Cooper (keys/vocals), James Fedigan (bass), and Allan Carson (drums). With incredible energy, the four piece combines their love for both classic rock legends including Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and The Allman Brothers Band with contemporary rock artists including Soundgarden and The Black Crowes.

george jackson

George Jackson
6 pm

At the heart of all traditional music lies two important coordinates, the time and place of origin; objective definitions in the ever evolving aesthetics of folk music.  These coordinates are the concepts explored with infinite new possibility by New Zealand born, American old time fiddler George Jackson on his debut album, Time and Place.  Traveling has been a way of life for Jackson, who was born to musician parents in Christchurch, New Zealand. He spent the better part of his childhood living and touring around in a house bus with his family band.  An avid student of American fiddle styles, Jackson eventually made his way to Nashville, TN where he now lives.




Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for supporting Due South!

Presented by:


In concert with:

Ashley HomeStore
Thomasville Entertainment Foundation
Four Oaks
CNS Next
Flowers Auto Group
J Smith Lanier
Nutrien Ag Solution
MMHP Investment Advisors
Thomasville Dental Center
Alexander & Vann, LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Asa Davis
Ms. Sandra Hall
Shaw Living, Dr. Brandi Warren
Dr. and Mrs. Philip C. Watt
Mr. & Mrs. Keane West
Mr. & Mrs. B Wortman


Joanne Thomas, Development Director
Thomasville Center for the Arts
229.225.8705 | jthomas@thomasvillearts.org



All proceeds from Due South benefit the work of Thomasville Center for the Arts. By giving your time, you’re putting art in classrooms, on walls, and in the streets.

For more ways to be involved, visit us at thomasvillearts.org