Bainbridge State announces 4th Annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series lineup

Published 3:30 pm Monday, September 19, 2016


Tallahassee’s Bottom Dollar Boys featuring Max Tillman, Bainbridge native and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, is scheduled to perform on Sunday, Oct. 16, as part of this year’s Carter Arts and Lecture Series lineup.

By Susanne Reynolds

Bainbridge State College is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Carter Arts and Lecture Series lineup.

The diverse lineup for the 4th Annual Carter Arts & Lecture Series has something for everyone.

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The Series will kick-off just in time for the first 2016 Presidential Debate. The community is invited to join in with Bainbridge State College professors for a “Presidential Evening” as they lead a discussion on the history and significance of presidential debates and what to expect this year.

The discussion will begin at 8 p.m., in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center auditorium with the televised debate being shown on the big screen at 9 p.m. A post-debate discussion will take place.

The Carter Arts & Lecture Series committee is excited to bring “An Afternoon of Bluegrass in the Wiregrass” to campus on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Flatt Lonesome, the 2016 Bluegrass Band of the Year and regulars at the Grand Ole Opry, will headline the event. The Bottom Dollar Boys featuring Bainbridge native and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee fiddle player, Max Tillman, will open for Flatt Lonesome.

Please note: A ticket is required for entry to this event only since there is limited seating. Tickets are free and open to the public. For ticket registration, please visit

The Albany Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform as part of the Series on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. It is a full-professional orchestra celebrating its 53rd year of live symphonic music and serving the South Georgia region.

New York Times Bestselling Author, Nathalia Holt will speak on Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Nathalia Holt is a science writer and the New York Bestselling Author of “Rise of the Rocket Girls: Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars” and “Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV.”

On Thursday, February 9, beginning at 7 p.m., Bainbridge State will welcome Dom Flemons, the American Songster and Grammy Award Winner, to the Kirbo stage. His music will pull from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. He has performed professionally since 2005 and has played for over one million people within the past three years.

Tallahassee native and social activist, Agnes Fury, will speak on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. She is a social activist for a number of causes and has worked as a lead nurse in addiction treatment. Fury was also a founding board member of the Sarasota Aids support services.

The season will wrap up on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m., with former foreign correspondent, Terry Anderson. Anderson is a retired journalist and former foreign correspondent to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He served as chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, as well as working as a newspaper editor, TV & radio reporter and documentary producer.

In conjunction with the Carter Arts & Lecture Series, Bainbridge State College is pleased to bring the Georgia Poetry Circuit (GPC) back to campus. This year’s poets include Virgil Suarez on Nov. 16; Kim Addonizio, Jan. 31; and Rachel Eliza Griffiths, April 3.

The GPC craft lectures will begin at 4 p.m., and the reading at 6 p.m., all in The Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Solarium.

As always, Carter Arts & Lecture events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Carter Arts & Lecture Series, please visit