DANVILLE — The Fischer Theatre welcomes one of Nashville’s rising stars, Chad Bearden, tonight. The show will start at 8 p.m.

General admission tickets are on sale at $15 each. Tickets may be purchased online at www.fischertheatre.com/tickets, by phone at (800) 514-3849 or at the Fischer box office from 9 a.m. today to concert start.

Originally from the small town of Grant, Ala., Bearden left a long career as a police officer to move to Nashville and pursue music full time. Bearden has worked his way into a career as a successful country music artist. Touring more than 150 days a year, he lures fans in from all over the United States and Canada with his high intensity, non-stop live show.

Combining a traditional country voice with the rock and pop influences he grew up on, Bearden's music has a life all its own.

"I'm not trying to fit a category or a sound," Bearden said in a release. "I'm just trying to be myself and to be as true to that as I can be."

For more information on Bearden and to hear a sample of his music, go to www.chadbeardenmusic.com.

The Fischer Theatre, ,  at 158 N. Vermilion St., was built in 1884 as the Grand Opera House and operated as a performing arts venue and later a movie house until the mid-1980s. The building is owned and operated by the Vermilion Heritage Foundation.

Thanks to the generosity of Julius W. Hegeler II, the Fischer reopened this fall as a renovated performing arts center to a sold-out crowd for a concert by The Lettermen and has since hosted classic film presentations, public speakers, and private events.

Holiday movie presentations will be offered in conjunction with Downtown Danville, Inc. on Friday, Dec. 6, and “Christmas at the Fischer” with the Danville Barbershop Chorus at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

For information, see www.fischertheatre.com or Fischer Theatre on Facebook.

Events at the theater provide entertainment for area residents and a draw for tourism, as well as generating funds for additional needed equipment and ongoing improvements to the building.

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