Next Show: April 11 - BRIA KELLY!!
THE BRIA KELLY BAND WILL BE FEATURED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT DONK'S THEATER!
Bria Kelly is a 19-year-old Virginianative and honor roll student who has been performing professionally since age 11. She attended Smithfield High School and is currently attending Tidewater Community College. Bria aspires to obtain a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Bria began her career in 2007 at age 11 by singing the National Anthem for the Norfolk Admirals. She sang for the Admirals five times, and also for other local and regional sports teams, the Air Force and Navy, and for local law enforcement and veterans’ organizations. She won the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2007 National Anthem competition, and performed the Anthem for 45,000 Eagles & Jets fans at an NFL football game in Philadelphia. She has also performed the Anthem for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles. She has performed the Anthem at major concerts featuring Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Rodney Atkins, REO Speedwagon, Darius Rucker, and Sara Evans. In all, Bria has performed the Anthem over 45 times to a combined audience of over one-third-million people. Bria was the first official performer of Nashville’s CMA Music Fest 2010. Bria was asked back by the Eagles in December 2014 to perform the Anthem for the Eagles-Cowboys Eastern Division Playoff – 65,000 people packed the stands to hear her sing.
Bria appeared and provided vocals in a music video of one of Grant Austin Taylor’s songs (Make This Love Last), which was selected as a top-64 entry for CMT.COM’s 2008 Music City Madness competition, and which is still featured on their site as one of their favorite “honorable mentions”.
Bria won Altavista,Va’s 2009 Colgate Country Showdown singing contest and competed in the state finals. Bria won Altavista’s 2011 Texaco Country Showdown contest, and went on to win the West Virginia-Virginia State Finals.
Bria won Eagle97’s (WGH-FM) WinterBlast Challenge contest in February 2011, and as a result, she was featured by Eagle97 throughout 2011, and opened WinterBlast 2012 at the Hampton Coliseum.
Bria won The Performers of Hampton Roads competition, produced in association with SKY4 TV. Bria performed her original song (“May Her”) at Chrysler Hall during the first-ever Hampton Roads Gala.
Bria kicked off the City of Norfolk’s 25th annual Grand Illumination Parade in 2009, where 100,000 people heard her sing throughout the streets ofNorfolk,VA.
In 2012, Bria was selected by NBC to appear on “America’s Got Talent” Season 7’s live YouTube/Snapple show, where she was voted through after performing “Gunpowder and Lead” by Miranda Lambert. She also performed on the first semi-finals show, singing “Perfect” by Pink.
In 2013/2014, Bria was selected by NBC to appear on Season 6 of “The Voice”, where she advanced from Blind Auditions through the Live Shows to the end up in the Top 10.
Bria has performed solo, and also as part of a duet, at many venues and festivals, and performed solo at both the Nashville Palace and The Listening Room in Nashville during CMA Music Fest 2010. Performing acoustically, she has opened for country stars Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert (twice), Gloriana, Clay Walker, The Carter Twins, Jerrod Niemann, Ashton Shepherd, Little Big Town and Josh Kelley.
Bria writes original songs and plays the guitar, keyboards and drums, and during 2009 was the lead singer for the original Bria Kelly Band. Later, Bria became the lead singer for CoastLand, which opened for country star Craig Morgan. She is currently appearing in a revival of The Bria Kelly Band, this time with Noel DeLisle, Taylor Gomer, Tyler Casey and Andrew Ballard.
As in the past, Donk’s is a great show in a family atmosphere. Children are welcome – no matter what their age – and the popcorn is freshly popped while you watch!
2015 Season of Shows
February 28 - All Star Opry (cancelled due to snow)
March 14 - Josh Grigsby & County Line
March 28 - Salute to the Oldies
April 11 - Bria Kelly (from The Voice) - no discounts
April 25 - Ralph Motley & Last Minute Grass
May 9 - The Original Rhondels
May 23 - Steve Motley
June 6 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
June 20 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
July 4 - Patriotic/TBA
July 18 - TBA
AUGUST 1 - NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST, JOHN BERRY
August 15 - TBA
August 29 - Farren Winter
September 12 - TBA
September 26 - TBA
October 10 - TBA
October 24 - Tracy Hill
November 7 - William Earl Sadler Trio
November 21 - The Mullins Sisters
December 5 - Smith Family & Friends Christmas Show
*Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Senior discount (65 and older) $12 at the box office only.