Kessler Theater Announces Three-Year Anniversary Party.
Since first opening way back in 1942, the Kessler Theater's been through quite a bit.
In the '40s, it was owned by famed singing cowboy Gene Autry. Later, in the '50s, it was hit by a tornado. Then, in the '60s, it was damaged by a fire.
Throughout that storied run, it's also had a number of identities. When it first opened, it was a movie theater. Then, for a time, it was a revival tabernacle. A couple years back, of course, it took on yet another identity, becoming one of the region's finest listening rooms and music venues under the guiding hand of owner Edwin Cabaniss and his close collaborators.
Later this month, the venue will celebrate three years of this latest incarnation. And judging from the gorgeous marquee that was added in recent months — and an upcoming concert calendar that features such legendary names as The Zombies — it looks like they're just hitting their stride at the venue, too.
As far as specifics for that anniversary celebration goes, we just got word the venue intends to mark the occasion with a March 29 show at the venue featuring local heavy hitters Burning Hotels, Ice Eater and Analog Rebellion. Conveniently enough, the tickets, which range in price from $14 to $22, just went on sale here, too.