Music at The Mission
The Mission Inn is proud to present Music at The Mission, a new house concert series. We look forward to bringing you an intimate concert experience with talented and passionate musicians in an unique setting, our beautiful great room.
Join us for an evening of amazing music by artists from all different genres. All of the Music at The Mission concerts are free, with a suggested donation of $10 that goes directly to the artists. Concerts start at 7 pm and seating is limited so be sure to RSVP (see the links below). Guests staying at the Inn the night of a performance will also get to meet and mingle with the artists over breakfast and an afternoon happy hour.
October 28: Kelly & Ellis (Click here to RSVP)
November 25: C. Lynne Smith (Click here to RSVP)
We will be adding more dates soon. If you'd like to be notified via email when the schedule is updated, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about each artist on the schedule, see more details below.
Kelly & Ellis - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Kelly&Ellis is an award-winning acoustic duo from Nashville. Leslie Ellis performed lead roles on Broadway including Grizabella in “CATS” and won a Grammy® with Celine Dion for “My Heart Will Go On”. Casey Kelly began his career in the legendary “Greek Fountains” of Baton Rouge opening for major artists at arenas and stadiums. He then began writing hits at 1650 Broadway and the Brill Building, working among the likes of Carole King. He nearly joined Three Dog Night, toured with Tom Rushand The Beach Boys, and wrote #1 hits “Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight”, “Somewhere Down the Line”, “Only Game in Town” (recorded by America/produced by George Martin”) “The Cowboy Rides Away” – a signature hit for George Strait – among many others, and scored a brace of Grammy® nominations.
“They’re fun, beautiful, heartbreaking and so much more wrapped up into a collision of genres (classic rock, Celtic, New Orleans R&B, contemporary pop, Broadway) from their careers. The Long Road to You [and their live show] is about their journey to find each other, to find their place; for the listeners, we finally found them.” - Brenda Hillegas, Emore Magazine
“Kelly&Ellis are one of those rare and wonderful unions in life, and what that does for their music and the listener is palpably wondrous. You’ll hear and feel it for yourself when you indulge in this milestone CD, aptly titled The Long Road to You. This collection of songs is truly wonderful, beautifully sequenced and charmingly eclectic. There’s a real purity about it. No big production. Just great performances, superb musicianship and terrific tunes. It’s honest, fun and personal; the kind of thing that makes you feel that they’re right there in the room with you. I wish they were.” - Scotty Brink, Former Program Manager, WRKO Radio, Boston, MA
“The Long Road to You wraps Kelly&Ellis’ journey - a tuneful autobiography, a slice of music history and a vision of their future - in lush, guitar-rich arrangements. We’re lucky to go along for the ride.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
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C. Lynne Smith - Saturday, November 25
If Patsy Cline, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin had a child C. Lynne would be it. Her dynamic, soulful vocals combined with intricate guitar picking perfectly compliment her thoughtful lyrics. Her musical style ranges from traditional country with a modern feel to folk rock and beyond. Her inspiration for creating music comes from a life well lived. From highs to lows, C. Lynne will drag you through the dirt, help you stand then show you the beauty being alive.
A prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist C. Lynne has yet to be cornered into a single genre. Her music comes from life and it doesn't all sound like a country song. She writes songs of love, heartache, anger, peace, war within and without, awareness of humanity and our planet and everything in between.
“The masterful combination of lyrics, music, and vocals make this a must have in anyone's collection. In the first three songs (Real, Where Are You Now, and When) I could feel her pain while getting goose bumps from the excellent writing and moving music. The last two songs (One More Heartache and Time Won't Wait) are toe tapping, knee slapping and a whole lot of fun. Definitely an Artist to be watched!”
To learn more about C. Lynne Smith: