The Meherrin River Arts Council series returns to Emporia in 2022


The Meherrin River Arts Council have resumed their concert series after a year’s absence due to Covid and fans are more excited than ever!

This 2022 season, three series of shows feature terrific programming and one that features incredibly talented artists and incredible musical hits, in an experience that only a live concert can provide.

March 5 – The TEN Tenors

April 9 – The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters

May 14 – Men of Letters

On March 5, you are invited to open your hearts to the TEN Tenors because love is in the air! In this show, the TEN Tenors will sing some of the most popular love songs and first wedding dance songs of all time. They’ll cover many of your favorite romantic tunes, from pop songs with a twist to classic love songs, and even some of the most famous and touching love tunes out there.

The concert features “All You Need Is Love”, “Unchained Melody”, “I’d do Anything for Love” and that classic “Somebody To Love” plus many more, all performed in incredible 10-part harmony.

Love Is In The Air is the kind of concert guaranteed to fill you with passion and put a smile on your face. For anyone with a soft spot for a tender melody, this is an experience not to be missed.

On April 9, the RMCA invites you to spend a nostalgic evening saluting 3 of the world’s most beloved musical groups who have been instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll/Doo Wop sound: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters (Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy); The Platters featuring 4 of America’s top singers performing their greatest hits (Only You, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Great Pretender); and The Drifters, one of the founding vocal groups of Rock & Roll, are touring the United States again under the auspices of their

original management team with its 50-year catalog of hits (Under the Boardwalk, Up on the Roof, This Magic Moment and On Broadway).

Together, these three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bands have been associated with over forty of the best classic songs in Rock & Roll history. From “Under the Boardwalk” to “Only You” to “Yakety Yak”, very few artists can boast of a richer musical resume. With such incredible musical diversity – from the comedy of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters to the romance of The Platters to the Motown Magic of The Drifters – this show has songs to please every palate, delivered exactly as you remember them, when you first heard them on the radio.

Concluding the series on May 14 is RMCA’s all-time fan favorite – The Lettermen. The dictionary defines harmony as “a combination of musical sounds considered pleasing”. The music world might define harmony as “The Lettermen”. For more than 50 years, The Lettermen – Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack, who are each artists in their own right – have kept the sense of harmony alive with their mix of soft, romantic and harmonic music that is as popular with their fans today as they did in 1961 when they recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight”.

Under their belt, The Lettermen have over 75 albums – including numerous certified gold records – and a myriad of hits including “When I Fall In Love”, “Come Back Silly Girl”, “Theme From A Summer Place”, “Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “Hurt So Bad” and “Shangri-La”.

Tickets for Meherrin River Arts Council series and individual shows can be purchased online at, or via the MRAC ticket office by dialing 434-634-6001. All performances take place at the Emporia Greensville Performing Arts Center in Emporia, Virginia.

New this year, you can go to our website from your mobile or computer to buy your tickets at any time of the day or night! Is it easy? !

As always, you can always call the box office directly from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 27, at 10 a.m.!


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