Jim Reeve Tribute in Ararat

Updated: 21st Dec 2010

John Rex Reeves is a musical icon.  Music has run through his veins since he was a child, growing up in a household that embraced music as a livelihood.  John has gained national music success in the United States of America with records such as ‘When Baby Holds Me’, ‘When We’re Together’, ‘What Would You Do?’ and ‘You’re the Reason’. 

His father is the legendary Jim Reeves, better known as Gentleman Jim, the acclaimed singer, song writer and musician who gained international fame and success in the 1950s and 1960s.

John Rex has continued his success with a tribute band to his father, aptly named ‘The Jim Reeves Tribute Show’ which has had both national and international success in countries such as England, Scotland, Norway and Australia.  His show is now coming to the Ararat Performing Arts Centre for one night only.

Mr Rod McKenzie, Director of the Ararat Performing Arts Centre said John Rex is a classic Texan country music singer that brings a truly unique performance to the stage. 

“Tribute bands are not normally directly associated with other family members, and having the son of the legendary country music singer Jim Reeves on stage creates an extremely similar and captivating performance.” Mr McKenzie said.

“The Jim Reeves Tribute Show has performed in front of thousands of country music fans from every state in the United States of America, as well as being invited twice to the Tamworth Country Music Festival where he played to adoring fans of both him and his father.” Mr McKenzie said.

The Jim Reeves Tribute Show will be performing at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 20 February at 2pm.   Mr McKenzie said bookings are essential as the Jim Reeves Tribute Show has been extremely popular throughout other regional Victorian centres.

“The great thing about the Ararat Performing Arts Centre is that we can cater for large crowds, and we now have an online booking facility where people can purchase tickets from the comfort of their own homes.”

Tickets can be purchased online for $20 at www.trybooking.com.au by using the keyword ‘Ararat’ in the “Buy Tickets” search field.  Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from the Ararat Performing Arts Centre box office for $23 per person.

For more information on the Jim Reeves Tribute Show, contact the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on (03) 5352 2181 or email pac@ararat.vic.gov.au 

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