On June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Deep Groove Steel Drum Band, sponsored by Progressive Savings Bank/The Rains Agency, will return to the Playhouse for one spectacular show. “They were so well received last year that we decided to bring them back,” noted concert administrator Buster Irvin.
The Deep Grooves Steel Drum Band was formed in 1993 when several percussionists “discovered” each other through the Nashville music scene. They saw the need for a steel band, so they got together to share their love of Caribbean music and the steel band art with the Nashville community. Under the direction of Mat Britain, the band has grown in popularity and has become a crowd favorite throughout the South.
The band has performed for the elite of Nashville’s music community including Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Wynonna, the CMT Network, and numerous music awards shows. Performing for these stars has led to the Deep Grooves sound appearing on the quadruple platinum hit “When the Sun Goes Down” and Grammy nominated “Shift Work” by mega-star Kenny Chesney through Mat Britain’s recorded efforts.
Each band member is very active in the Nashville music scene as percussionists as well as educators. Many teach at area universities (Vanderbilt, Trevecca, and Belmont Universities), perform in the Nashville symphony, and are active composers and clinicians on a national and international scale.
Performing the authentic Caribbean steel drums, from Calypso and Reggae to Belafonte and Buffett, the exotic sound of steel drums will take you from the Playhouse mainstage to a beach in Trinidad. This is one concert you don’t want to miss.
Tickets for Deep Grooves are $10 kids/students & $20 Adults. Currently at the Playhouse is the smash-hit comedy "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel", rated PG-13 and sponsored by Stonehaus Winery, through July 14; and the hilarious and crazy musical "Little Shop of Horrors", rated PG and sponsored by Discovery Depot, through August 6. Don’t miss our upcoming shows: R and H’s classic "Oklahoma" sponsored by Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and Hampton Inn, opening June 17 and new to the Playhouse stage, some of the best dancing you have ever seen in "Chicago", sponsored by Crossville, Inc, opening July 21. You can get more information or purchase tickets for all of our shows by calling 484-5000.