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Summer Nights return to Embassy Theatre

Monroeville sets summer concerts; Nita Strauss in Angola; Kings Kaleidoscope at The Clyde

Todd Harrold will be among the performers at this year's weekly Summer Nights at Embassy Theatre.
Nick Braun

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 17, 2023

The folks at Embassy Theatre have announced the lineup for their eighth season of Summer Nights at the Embassy, which begins Wednesday, July 12, and runs through Aug. 30. 

These shows run from 5:30-9 p.m. in the multilevel Yergens Rogers Foundation Ballroom with access to the Parkview Health Rooftop Patio where patrons can view our city’s breathtaking skyline. 

A cash bar and food concessions will also be available. 

The acts set to perform are The Dead Pickers Society on July 12, Basketcase on July 19, Ty Causey on July 26, Alicia Pyle & The Locals on Aug. 2, Todd Harrold Band on Aug. 9, Sunset Musica on Aug. 16, Chris Worth on Aug. 23, and Hubie Ashcraft Trio on Aug. 30. 

All individual tickets will run you only $5 and can be purchased at,, and in person at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2. Flex passes will once again be available for $30 (eight tickets for the price of six). 

Each ticket directly supports Embassy Presents programming, education offerings, and the upkeep and restoration of the beautiful and historic Embassy Theatre. 

Music scene heating up in Monroeville

The lineup is set for this year’s Monroeville Summer Concerts at the Monroeville Community Park, 421 Monroe St. 

Except for June 15, free concerts will be held from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday.

Things kick off June 1 with a downtown car show and music by Reload. From there, it will be Dark Horse on June 8, StraitJack on June 22, Mason Dixon Line on June 29, OK Boomer Band on July 3, Mismatched on July 6, Wallen Road on July 13, Jiggs Hendrixson Band on July 20, and Dave Liles Band on July 27. 

In addition, the Monroeville Harvest Festival will take place on Aug. 3-5 and feature performances by Hubie Ashcraft Band on Aug. 3, Whoa, Man! on Aug. 4, and Jesse Kellie Adams and Mismatched on Aug. 5. 

The Clyde books Kings Kaleidoscope

On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., The Clyde will welcome the faith-based alternative rock band Kings Kaleidoscope

Employing a wide array of styles from math rock and hip-hop to chamber pop and anthemic indie rock, the group continues to blur genres and find favor with secular and nonsecular audiences. 

Opening the show will be indie rockers Mike Mains & The Branches

Tickets are on sale at, over the phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at The Clyde box office and Sweetwater Sound. 

Nita Strauss performing at Eclectic Room

If you were taken in by Nita Strauss’ guitar work when she performed with Alice Cooper at Memorial Coliseum this month, then I have good news for you. The guitar virtuoso is embarking on a monthlong solo tour between her Cooper shows. 

The Summer Storm Tour will make a stop at The Eclectic Room in Angola on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. She will be joined by special guests Lions at the Gate

Tickets are available via TicketWeb. 

After her solo tour wraps up, she will jump back in with Cooper who has a run of August dates with Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard before embarking on a co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie.

Catch Alexander Craig at The Rail

When producer, singer-songwriter, and prodigal son of rock Alexander Craig visits The Brass Rail on Thursday, June 15, he’ll have local band Left Lane Cruiser as his opening act. 

The Minnesota-based artist wrote and produced a handful of albums and performed thousands of gigs as Crankshaft from 2008-18. With a new perspective on life, he decided to get rid of the persona and reinvent himself using his given name. 

His songs are as wide-ranging as his character; swampy gut-bucket blues to blistering punk inspired rock n’ roll. It’s a perfect match with Left Lane Cruiser. 

This show will only cost you $7 at the door. 

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