Ring in the New Year at The Earl Strand Theatre in Marietta, Georgia. Marietta native, Billy Joe Royal, has had a long and successful career in music and it all started at The Strand. Welcome him back and enjoy the Top 10 hits he's best known for: Down in the Boondocks and Cherry Hill Park. During his 50-year career, he's crooned other well-known singles like I Knew You When and Hush, Tell It Like It Is, Burned Like a Rocket, and I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow. Royal worked for the Strand as a teenager, placing the letters of movie titles on the marquee. He later performed late night rock shows with his band, "The Corvettes." He has helped The Strand in its fundraising efforts since 2008 and this performance will be Royal's third New Year's concert on The Strand's stage. It also marks the last show of Royal's touring career.
Opening the evening will be a local favorite band, The Paradocs. Band members are physicians, and after hearing them rock, you may wonder why they need day jobs!
The show starts at 8 PM on Friday, December 31st Tickets are $35 to $45 and are on sale now. For more information or tickets, visit www.EarlSmithStrand.org or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM; 1 PM to 4 PM; and two hours before the show. All ages are welcome.