Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 4, 2012

Utsey presents musical variety show


CROSSVILLE — The Palace Theatre will open its doors for an evening of musical variety on the first Saturday in October. You may know Terri Utsey from her many vocal performances with the Trackside Band and the Dillon Street Band. She has assembled an exceptional group of gifted musicians from our area and together they will be performing songs spanning genres from country to show tunes to gospel. Brian Bacon, Terry King, C.W. Pemberton, Dewayne Wagner, Tony Zarola and Wetwood Dalton will bring their special talents to the stage.

Brian Bacon is an award-winning conductor, singer and pianist. He is the director of Music Ministries at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade and also serves as the conductor/music director of the Cumberland County Community Band.

Terry King has played lead guitar for more than 40 years and will be showcasing his mastery of the steel guitar on October 6. He has performed with Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and many other country legends.

Playing drums for over 45 years, C.W. Pemberton spent 15 of them on the road. He has played with successful artists like Cheech & Chong and Jimmy Buffett, as well as members of the Charlie Daniels Band. On the local front, he stays busy performing at many venues, including the Cumberland County Playhouse, as well as giving lessons on the drums.

Dewayne Wagner is an accomplished musician. In addition to playing guitar and bass, Dewayne possesses an impressive singing voice. He is a native of Cumberland County and began performing when he was only six years old. He currently plays with several groups in the area and, because of his talent and generous nature, has earned the respect of the local music community.

Tony Zarola started playing guitar at 12 years old and has been performing since he was 15. He plays a wide variety of music in his distinctive manner, including jazz, folk and blues. On October 6, he will perform a mixture of styles from ragtime to flamenco, as well as one of his original compositions.

Wetwood Dalton is a well-known, local comedian and singer. He is sure to put a smile on your face as he entertains with his wit and humor.

Terri Utsey has come to love performing at the Palace Theatre since her debut public appearance there in 2010. On October 6, she will once again bring her ability to sing all genres of music to that historic venue and is very proud to be joined by these accomplished musicians.

The new online ticket system has been implemented at the Palace. Tickets are $12. You now have the option of using credit or debit cards at the box office or from the convenience of your home. Call 484-6133 or go online to to reserve your seats now!