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Funnyman Kevin James coming to Embassy

Lee Brice coming to Sylvan Cellars; Doobie Brothers at Coliseum

Comedian Kevin James will bring The Irregardless Tour to Embassy Theatre on Sept. 29.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 1, 2023

Embassy Theatre announced this week that comedian and bona fide movie star Kevin James will be making a stop at the historic theater on Friday, Sept. 29. 

Yep, you heard me right. James, the man from The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, Hitch, and many more will bring his everyman comedy and warm deadpan delivery to stages across the country aboard The Irregardless Tour. 

In my household, there was a time I couldn’t walk through the living room without his mug on the TV as my kids laughed. Now, we have the chance to see him in person. 

Folks can expect to hear hilarious stories from his youth, his family, his life in TV and film, and his love for sports. Don’t miss your chance to see stand-up, TV, and film legend-in-the-making Kevin James. 

Tickets will be on sale Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. via and and in person at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy. 

Heather Land bringing comedy to The Clyde

Speaking of comedy, The Clyde will welcome Heather Land on Friday, April 14. 

The sarcastic Southern sweetheart and viral filter-video sensation uses her trademark sassy, laugh-out-loud humor to remind us of the many ways that life can be hard and funny. Her hilarious and witty videos have garnered more than 300 million views on top of capturing the attention of more than 2.8 million followers on Facebook. 

Book your reserved seats at, by calling (800) 514-3849, or by visiting The Clyde box office or Sweetwater Sound. 

Ashcraft to join Lee Brice at Sylvan Cellars

Sylvan Cellars Event Center have booked their largest act ever, as the Rome City venue will welcome country music singer Lee Brice on July 22. 

You have seen the Grammy-nominated Brice at Memorial Coliseum, and now is your chance to see him up even closer. 

He will be joined by Tyler Farr and Hubie Ashcraft, so you will want to have the troops rounded up early that day as Ashcraft is scheduled to kick things off at 4:15 p.m., followed by Farr at 7 p.m. and Brice at 9 p.m. 

This general admission show is all ages and will happen rain or shine. All you need is a lawn chair or blanket and your dancing boots. There will be multiple food trucks and drink tents on site. 

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and are not expected to last long. One dollar from every ticket will be donated to Lee Brice & Family Charity Fund Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.

Iconic Doobie Brothers set date at Coliseum 

You know the hits “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” and more. Now, hear them live when Memorial Coliseum welcomes The Doobie Brothers on Friday, June 23. 

The 50th Anniversary Tour will bring together Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, and John McFee together for the first time in 25 years. 

The Doobie Brothers have won multiple Grammy awards, are enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their Best of the Doobies album has sold more than 12 million copies. They are indeed a perennial attraction along the concert circuit, so make sure to come out and see why. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3, at and at Memorial Coliseum. 

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