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Join us for a Nashville Nights Christmas special! Come see The Reeves Brothers and Jess Kellie Adams take our stage!

The Reeves Brothers

The Butch and Sundance of Country Music, whose songs sound like they’ve come straight off a vintage Wurlitzer Jukebox. The Reeves Brothers (Matt and Cole) grew up in the small town of Pahrump, NV. Their dad, Jack Reeves, played 5 nights a week at a Honky-Tonk named ‘The Stagestop”, where the brothers got their start, in music. With their Dad being a staple of the Los Angeles Country Music scene, growing up, the boys always had people like Dick Dale, Red Simpson, and Gib Guilbeau around teaching them the music, and showing them the ropes!

After years of doing their own solo careers, in 2013, with help from their then manager Steven Martinez, both Matt and Cole decided to end their solo projects, and start the family band. In 2016, Matt and Cole released their first album, “Home Sweet Honky-Tonk”. The album recieved great reviews, with The Las Vegas Review Journal saying “It’s an album meant to be played on a jukebox also stocked with the likes of Charlie Rich, David Allan Coe and Merle Haggard, pretty much every one of its 10 songs about women and boozin’, the former catalyzing much of the latter. The record is deeply rooted in ’70s outlaw country, with pedal steel-belted ballads and honky-tonk hell-raisers about practically taking up residence at the local watering hole, the Reeves brothers’ voices as smooth as top-shelf bourbon.”

In 2018, after being nominated, The Reeves Brothers took home the Ameripolitan Award for “Honky-Tonk Group Of The Year”. A huge accomplishment, that had previously been won by The Derailers and Gary P. Nunn! It was at this time that the brothers became acquainted with multi-talented musician Kevin Skrla, owner of Wolfe Island Recording Company. He invited the boys in the band to come to Dayton, TX, “to record some real Honky-Tonk music!”, and recording Honky-Tonk music is exactly what they did! Any down time the band had, was spent on “The Island”, as they call it! After a year and a half, in the studio, the album “The Last Honky-Tonk” would be finished. With 12 songs on the record, 9 originals and 3 covers, this is the best Reeves Brothers album to date. The Reeves Brothers’ Merle Haggard meets Alabama sound dominates the album, and will have you craving a shot of Jack Daniels with a cold Budweiser!

Meet Jess Kellie Adams

For some of us, it can take a lifetime to heed the wise words of Dolly Parton: “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” For singer and songwriter Jess Kellie Adams, that awakening came early in her life and career, just in the nick of time.

“I get it now, Dolly!” she says with a laugh. The former self-professed underdog has never been more aware of her purpose and is now making her own way on her own time with tenacity and a whole lotta heart.

“My whole life I’ve questioned who I am. It took seven years in Nashville for me to truly come into my own. My formula is different. My experiences are the foundation of who I am as a person and an artist.”

“What makes me different is what makes my journey magical,” she says with a confident smile.

And those unique stories come to life in Adams’ collection of new songs. 

“Everything I write and release as an artist is a story from my life or a situation weighing heavy on my heart,” the Belmont Music Business graduate reveals.

“When someone listens to my music, I want them to feel inspired, strong, loved, and welcomed into the JKA family. I want them to have a smile of relief because they know we share similar stories and so do so many others in the audience as well.”

With influences ranging from The Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Earl Thomas Conley and Merle Haggard, honest storytelling lies at the heart of everything Adams does. The Ohio-native grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry with her grandpa and devouring every song that played on her local country station. Just as these iconic artists and their songs have influenced her life and make a tremendous impact on her own music, Adams strives to do the same for her fans.

Doors will open at 6:00 PM / Jess Kellie Adams at 7:00 PM / The Reeves Brothers at 8:00 PM

Please note that GENERAL ADMISSION seating is first come first serve. There are no assigned seats in these sections.

Bar & Concessions will be available for purchase.

No outside beverages will be permitted.

Venue Information

Historic Ritz Theatre
263 West Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Organizer Information

Historic Ritz Theatre Inc.

263 West Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL 33880
+1 (863) 937-1414

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