Judith Arts Society

Judith Arts Society 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season

Information shared by Vicky McCray, Judith Basin Press News-Editor

JAS Season Tickets on Sale Now!

Admission to all of the concerts except Pub Night is by season ticket or at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for high school students, and $3 for grade school students. Pub Night admission is by season ticket or $15 at the door, but it includes tasty hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket for use at the no-host bar.

Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through any JAS board member:
Conni Kaufman at 406-423-5332, George Keating at 406-423-5531,
Norma Zimmer at 406-566-2651, and Vicky McCray at 406-735-4429.   

Look What the Judith Arts Society is Bringing to the Area - See below!







"Twang Klatch"

August 28, 2015
Pub Night! - 7:00pm
Utica Community Hall



August 28, 2015
Pub Night at the Utica Community Hall
presents "Twang Klatch"

Lewistown band opens JAS season

Twang Klatch comes to Utica

The Judith Arts Society kicks off its 2015-2016 performing arts season this Friday, Aug. 28, at the Utica Community Hall. Dubbed Pub Night for the past several years, the first performance offers not only great music but also tasty hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. The eats will be ready by 6:30 p.m. and the music gets started at 7 p.m.

This year the JAS board welcomes Twang Klarch, a band of Central Montanans that came together after performing with separate groups and became united thanks to the camaraderie in the surprisingly diverse (and talented) Fergus County music scene.

Lead vocalist Charlie Denison started playing when he moved to Lewistown from Glendive. Denison, originally from Indianapolis and inspired by Ray Charles and Van Morrison, loves to put soul into the songs. When not playing music, Denison is busy writing stories for the Lewistown News-Argus, where he works as a staff writer.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Steve Hughes is a country picker extraordinaire with a colorful sense of humor and adored stage presence. Hughes moved to Lewistown four years ago from Harlem, where he worked as an art teacher.

Last year, Hughes and Denison were joined by Chris Headhunter, a choir teacher at Fergus High School who is also a highly talented keyboardist and sax player. Together they played a number of shows as a trio, including a performance on the side stage at Red Ants Pants Music Festival.

Most recently, the trio joined forces with bassist and vocalist Les LaFranier, who is perhaps best known performing with Mustache Pete. LaFranier spent several years performing on the road and still greatly enjoys performing. He lives in Lewistown, where he is enjoying being retired from a career working for the railroad.

Nik Scebba, known around the Lewistown community as KXLO’s Nik St. Claire, plays drums for Twang Klatch. Scebba stays busy in the Central Montana music scene, as he also plays drums with the Bent Willows and other groups. Scebba also used to play Santa Claus in Lewistown department stores and on the Charlie Russell Chew Choo Polar Adventure.

Twang Klatch plays a mix of country and blues Americana, sharing cover songs as well as original tunes.

Admission to Pub Night is by season ticket or $15 at the door and includes the hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket.  Don't miss this first JAS concert; grab your guy or your gal – kids, too – and head to Utica on Friday night for a fun time in the old town with Twang Klatch
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"Vince and Mindi"
October 25, 2015
4:00 pm - Hobson School



October 25, 2015
Presenting "Vince and Mindi"


A musical duel performing western and American roots music. They draw from swing, cowboy, bluegrass and old-time, interjecting humorous and interesting stories.

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"Bryan Bowers"
February 14, 2016
4:00pm - Hobson School
February 15, 2016
10:00am - Stanford School



February 14 & 15, 2016
Presenting "Bryan Bowers"


An award-winning autoharp player. His program includes instrumentals, singing and stories. He does call-and-answer songs with audience participation.

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"Tom Rigney & Flambeau"
April 3, 2016

4:00pm - Hobson School


April 3, 2016
Presenting "Tom Rigney & Flambeau"


This group specializes in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues,  funky New Orleans grooves and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes. Rigney, an electrifying violinist, composes most of the groups repertoire, but they also mix in a few classics from the Cajun/zydeco/New Orleans songbook.

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Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through any JAS board member: Conni Kaufman at 406-423-5332, George Keating at 406-423-5531, Norma Zimmer at 406-566-2651, and Vicky McCray at 406-735-4429
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