Niswonger performance to honor Floyd Cramer

9:12 am | November 2, 2012

GREENEVILLE – “The Legacy of Floyd Cramer,” featuring the famed pianist’s grandson Jason Coleman, will be performed at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3:30.

Coleman, 27, will not only be playing some of his grandfather’s songs, but will help kick off the Festival of Trees at the center by playing some favorite Christmas music.

Born and raised in Nashville, Coleman said, “I’m thankful to have the opportunity to make a career out of doing something I love. God has blessed me with a gift — I have played the piano all my life, since I was able to reach the keys as a little kid, or so my parents tell me. What makes things interesting though, is the fact that I was fortunate enough to be born with the genes of a piano legend; my grandfather, Floyd Cramer.”

Before the 3:30 concert, from 1-3 p.m., there will be an open house and official lighting of the Christmas trees for the 2012 Festival of Trees, sponsored by Wellington Place Assisted Living and the center. Cookies and punch will be served; there is no admission but guests are invited to bring canned foods for the Food Bank.

Tickets for the Coleman concert are $22.50 for adults and $10 for students. For more information or to buy tickets, call the NPAC Box Office at 638-1679 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is next to Greeneville High School at 212 Tusculum Blvd. For more information visit the website at www.greenevillenpac.com.

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