The First Farmers Performance Series begins its 20th season in 2022. Since its inception, this series has been committed to bringing diverse and engaging entertainment to the beautiful Cherry Theater stage. This series provides students and those throughout the region an incredible opportunity to experience live performance at its best.
Past seasons have featured a wide variety of celebrated artists from across the country and around the world. This roster of unmatched talent includes: Melinda Doolittle, Ricky Skaggs, John McEuen, Jesse Cook, Sam Bush, Brandy Clark, Music City Hit-Makers, The Nashville Symphony, The Time Jumpers, Shaun Johnson, Mike Farris, Mac McAnally and many, many more.
First Farmers & Merchants Bank returns for a 13th year as the title sponsor of the 2022-23 Performance Series. “First Farmers & Merchants Bank is a pillar of the southern Middle Tennessee community. We are fortunate to have their support,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State. “The Performing Arts are essential to our community, and this commitment on the part of First Farmers shows that both organizations are devoted to hosting outstanding cultural events year-round.”
Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires
December 8, 2022
Jaimee and Leif are internationally-acclaimed artists who make old songs shine while making legendary music into the current obsessions of today’s music lover. Jaimee began as a first-call studio singer, then singing live as backing vocalist for the likes of Wynonna and Kelly Clarkson. Leif’s career has flourished working with artists as varied as Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Shania Twain, Barry Gibb, Wanda Jackson, and as part of the most influential horn section in music history, The Memphis Horns. Leif and Jaimee are reinventing the classics for a new generation of music enthusiasts.