The Crockett Theatre and STAAR Theatre
Lawrenceburg has a rich history of musical performances, so in 1950 the Big Red Store closed, and the Crockett Theatre opened with a beautiful display of lights and 1,265 seats to fill in with locals who wanted to see an act! The Lawrence and Giles county areas were already known for their music with the James D. Vaughan Music Publishing Company and school on the Lawrenceburg Square and the Antoinette Hall on the Pulaski Square that opened in 1869. The Theatre would bring in several music acts until TerryTown came and attracted more modern music acts of the 1960s. The STAAR Theatre would not start until 1985 and is more known for its stage production plays than music acts. See the Crockett Theatre below!
The Crockett Theatre Today
In the past, there were music acts that would perform regularly. Musicians past their prime would play here, and tribute bands would come in. There haven't been many music acts for a few years, but this is changing. We have community Theatre stage productions and events throughout the year. Bands like the Jeff Quillen Band play here often with saxophone player Taylor Cheatwood. The gospel quartet The Kellys group and Josh Franks continue the James D. Vaughan Festival each year to keep up the heritage of the man who made Lawrenceburg The Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music! The local Main Street has live music on the Lawrenceburg Square down to Depot Street, where the Depot Street Break Room has music groups each week. These local and regional groups will eventually begin to play in music festivals inside the Crockett Theatre and other music festivals like those at Briar Hill!
Enter your address into your GPS and find your way to Crockett Theatre for a show or concert! See the buttons below for links to their Facebook page, where you can keep up to date with them or ask them questions on messenger!
The STAAR Theatre and Antoinette Hall
It is hard to imagine a place known for the beginning of the Klu Klux Klan having an Opera House, but it is true. A Mr. Angenol Cox built this theatre in 1868 and named it after his wife after the Civil War. It was said to be the grandest opera house on this side of Cincinnati. Antoinette Hall also hosted lavish parties and evening ball-style soirée that only the wealthiest people could attend. The Hall would produce many hit plays and host several famous opera singers along with new and improving theatre management. People from other cities would come to give talks or attend the plays. Sadly in the 1930s, the Antoinette Hall had to close as people were starting to prefer the movies over the traditional stage show. Click on the photos below to see the theatre and learn how you can help restore it to its former glory in the links at the bottom of the page!
Enter your address into your GPS of choice and find your way to the STAAR Theatre, where you can see a show or your favorite concert! Then, click the button below and see the STAAR Theatre Facebook page, where you can keep up with them and ask them questions over messenger.
How to attend these theatres?
Since this is an Amish-related website, these theatres would be labeled in the points of interest category, so you would have to see if there is a show playing during your visit. Planning to attend a show and see the Amish would have you see what shows are coming and then plan your Amish Adventure around the other points of interest. The Amish are open all year, but these shows are only offered during their run. Below are the links to the websites you need to look for upcoming shows and news of other acts coming to the theatres!
Take a tour of the famous Antoinette Hall
To see the theatre today, you must call the STAAR Theatre at (931) 363-7222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. A donation of $15 or more is strongly encouraged, and you must climb a two-story flight of stairs to get into the theatre doors on the side of the building. These donations go to restoring the theatre and adding a school to the building to teach generations of visitors about the arts!
Other things to do here may interest you, like a ghost tour or history tour of the area! There are plenty of Civil War Trails with the Sam Davis monument and statue and a Confederate cave just off the square! Plus, you can see the Trail of Tears Interpretive Center and the bridge piling where the Bell and Benge routes crossed! The famous Milky Way Farm belonged to Frank Mars of the Milky Way Candy Bars!
Pulaski Ghost Tour
Pulaski, Tennessee, has a lot of old cemeteries, battlefields, and Native American history. This area even has its own ghost stories. The Antoinette Hall theatre is said to have its own ghost stories you can explore in the like below!
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