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Music, Performances, Art and More

Built in 1997, the Tinnin Fine Arts Center has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people through performing and visual arts and the humanities. The Nelson B.-Brent B. Tinnin Center was named after the husband and son, respectively, of major contributor, Lora Tinnin.

The Tinnin Center is a vital part of the College’s community outreach efforts. Each year, the Three Rivers Music Department hosts workshops for hundreds of area junior high and high school band and choir students. The Patrons of the Arts sponsors performances for area school children. The theater provides a venue for community-sponsored conferences, lectures, political debates, and performances.

Featured Performances

The Tinnin Center theater hosts a variety of performances including national touring productions of ballet and modern dance, plays and musicals, acrobats, and musical performers from opera tenors to bluegrass pickers. All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets at Three Rivers College Student Accounts, Tinnin Center Art Gallery or online (online fee may apply).

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The Isaacs

Date: Dec. 3, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Historic Rodgers Theatre
A multi-Grammy nominated family gospel group, the Isaacs blend a tight family harmony wtih their influences of country, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and southern gospel.

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A Christmas Carol

Date: Dec. 7, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this new, original production featuring 26 beloved traditional carols woven throughout this classic tale.

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Tango Argentina

Date: Feb. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
On their inaugural U.S. tour, Argentina’s greatest tango dancers and musicians perform a thrilling program of this sensuous, passionate, and elegant dance style.

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Corney Chop Suey

Date: Feb. 11, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
These seven multi-talented musicians provide electrifying performances of instrumental and vocal jazz ranging from traditional New Orleans sounds to Big Band Swing to showy pop tunes.

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Dailey & Vincent

Date: March 20, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Historic Rodgers Theatre
Three Rivers Patrons of the Arts & the Rodgers Theatre partner to present the award-winning bluegrass/country duo of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. The distinctive vocal blend of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies, plus their fantastic musicianship, has earned them worldwide recognition.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

Date: March 24, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart is a Grammy Award winner and a practitioner of country blues, 60s and 70s guitar rock, and more.

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An Unforgettable Century

Date: April 7, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $15
Joe Bourne performs the unforgettable Nat King Cole classics with the same smooth, soft baritone voice that audiences fell in love with in the 40s and 50s.

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Rhonda Vincent

Date: April 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Historic Rodgers Theatre
Grammy award-winning bluegrass musician and singer and Missouri native Rhonda Vincent delivers a must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.

Center Stage Shows

Students and community members take the stage.

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The Odd Couple

Dates: June 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7 PM
June 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10
This classic Neil Simon comedy centers around uptight, neat Felix and easygoing, disheveled Oscar as new roommates.

Music Department Performances

Three Rivers College Music Department hosts student concerts and recitals, as well as the College’s choir and band groups.

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Fall Concert

Date: November 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC collegiate and community musicians take the stage to bring you timeless musical classics.

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Spring Recital

Dates: April 12, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
TRC Music Department’s vocal and instrumental students showcase their musical talents.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dates: April 29, 2022 and 30 at 7 p.m.
May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
In the TRC Music Department’s annual family musical, six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

Student Musicians Standing Together

Dates: May 10, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Tickets: Free Admission
The Three Rivers College Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Collegiate Choir perform their final concert of the semester.

Art Department Exhibitions

The Tinnin Center Art Gallery displays monthly exhibits of regional artists, as well as the works of Three Rivers students.

Please check back later for event information.

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Become a Patron of the Arts

Performances are made possible by the Patrons of the Arts Society, a philanthropic organization that raises money to bring cultural opportunities to our region.

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