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January 2020
It's Rock 'n Roll at the Kokomo
Commemorating the KING OF ROCK 'N ROLL presented by the Piano Poundin, Rhythm Rockin, Bass Kickin, award-winning Rock 'n Roll Swing of
THE QUEEN OF SWING Kelli Grant
The Female Artist of the Year has had 3 - #1 hits and was tagged the Queen of Swing by the Rock 'n Roll legend Carl "Blue Suede Shoes" Perkins after headlining with him. Already known for her unique rockin' and SWINGIN' Piano style other rockers; Mr. Action, Roy Moss and Groovey Joe Poovey had already tagged her the Queen. Kelli has received 4 & 5 star reviews from around the world with write-ups in French Magazines: "Sur La Route de Memphis" and "Le Cri de Coyote". Showcasing CD's: Swing-a-Billy, Honky Tonk Swing, Rock-a-Billy U.S.A., Mo' Swing 2019, Swing 'n Blues

February 2020
It’s the Roarin’ 20’s at the Kokomo Theatre "Speak Easy" every Saturday night February 2020 at 7pm when the Queen of Swing™  Kelli Grant takes the stage performing her original musical revue,  "Jazzin’ Things UP!". Kelli takes the audience on a cross country trip to discover the wonderful world and history of Jazz. Thru her music and career you’ll hear the music, meet its creators and legendary performers that made it apart of our musical heritage. Kelli's "Swing 'n Blues" CD was in consideration for "Best Jazz Album" receiving a Henri Woode industry nod for her rendition of Earl Hines "Rosetta". Complete discography of her music and career is on AllMusic.com. Other CD's showcased "Softer Side of Swing" Grammy voting list for "Best Traditional Pop Album" and "Swing-a-Billy which has had 4 - #1 hit singles independent Blues/Jazz charts. Valentines Day date with wonderful covers by Frank, Dean, Sammy and more  ...

March 2020
"Girls Doo It Too!" a tribute show written by the Queen about some of the Queen's in the music industry: Queen of Rock 'n Roll, a songwriting Queen who was actual a King, an Alien Queen, a Queen Mother, a Voodoo Queen, a Motown Queen, Torch Singing Queen, the MGM Musical Queen and a special tribute to a Counrty Queen, the Divine Ms. Cline...
March is National Women's Month and the Queen of Swing salutes some of these women in song ...


April 2020 - Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Being from Texas, Kelli salutes her Texas heritage in this wonderful show of Western or TEXAS Swing as she showcases her awards and CD’s: Swing Like That, Swings & Sings, Don’t Mess With Texas and Swing ‘n Blues. To our knowledge, Kelli is the only woman to ever front the Former TEXAS PLAYBOYS, Bob Wills former band members and is the first artist to be under contract and allowed by TXDOT  to use their logo for marketing her CD with the #1 international hit, "Don't Mess With Texas" which featured some of those infamous Playboys. RMA Artist of the Year Nominee, 2 Time Female Artist
"Swing Me Back to Texas" was a #4 hit for the Queen of Swing which she turned into a musical production about the former Texas Playboys and the King of Western Swing. Kelli is the ONLY woman that we know of to ever FRONT the former Texas Playboys in concert. The musical revue takes the audience on the road with the Former Texas Playboys telling wonderful stories and little known facts of what it was like to work, record and perform with the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills as conveyed to her by "the boys who made noise that’s known as Western Swing" a line from the song.

Kelli's first album, "Swing Like That" went #6 on the Western Swing charts with her own swing tune, "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor" topping the charts at #2. Due to her popularity in the field she was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame and appeared at the Texas Swing Music Fest in San Marcos, Texas along with Tommy Duncan's baby brother, Glynn. Kelli had worked many shows with the Playboys so when Floyd Domino was unable to play piano on their section of the show, Kelli heard her name broadcast on the loud speaker for her to come to bandstand and once again she was on stage with the "boys who made the noise that's known as western swing". What a great honor.
The Queen took the #2 hit rewriting the lyrics for the Texas litter campaign, "Don't Mess With Texas". The Texas Department of Transportation was so impressed with not only the song but with Kelli's vocals she was put under contract being the first musician ever allowed to utilize their slogan and logo for marketing the CD. Such a nice compliment to her music. The song went #1 on International charts. All proceeds from the CD sale are donated to TXDOT. (her decision)
"Swings & Sings" CD is her crowning accomplishment in Western (Texas) Swing as she won: "FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR", also RMA ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEE (the ONLY Female on the list) and a TEXAS STATE MUSICIAN NOMINEE.
Several songs from the CD were picked up by the Grammy reviewing board and placed in CONSIDERATION in several categories: Best Country Song (Don't Mess With Texas) (Swing Me Back to Texas), Best Female Country Vocal Performance(Don't Mess With Texas) (Stand Up for the U.S.A.), and Best Country Instrumental Performance (Midnight in Old Amarillo). Although none were nominated it was still a great honor to be among the elite artist on the list.
One of those songs that captured the reviewing boards attention was, "Stand Up for the U.S.A." a patriotic original that was heard Dec 7th, 2011 on radio across the country commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
"Swing Me Back to Texas", another industry favorite climbed the charts to #4 with Swedish Music Critic, Lillies Ohllson declaring it, "an  Western Swing Evergreen".
Almost every one of the 11 CD's Kelli has on the market has at least one Texas Playboy on it and her band "The Swing Kings" (which name is a reference to their accomplishments not her title) was comprised of mostly former Playboys.
Although Kelli has been listed, charted and recognized in multiple genres, she always enjoys performing music from her Texas heritage, western swing, the music for dancers and musicians.


of the Year Nominee,  #1 hit, 4 top10 singles, Texas State Musician Nominee

"Full Moon Party" Thursday May 7th. Don't forget your moonshades and moonscreen as you party hearty under the moon and stars to the award-winning Piano Poundin', Rhythm Rockin', Bass Kickin' Female Artist of the Year, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing

May 2020
"it's Rock n Roll at the Kokomo" focuses on the music of the 50's & 60's showcasing her CD’s: Swing-a-Billy, Honky Tonk Swing, Mo’ Swing 2019, Rock-a-Billy U.S.A.
Fasten your seat belts girls and boys as it might get a little bumpy when this Piano Poundin’, Rhythm Rockin’, Bass Kickin’ showman honors the 50's piano rockers; Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Ray Charles. And of course thru the evolution of Swing to a musical revolution called Rock ‘n Roll, the KING's of Rock 'n Roll Swing: Elvis, Bill Haley & the Comets. Comb your ducktails guys and grab your poodle skirts girls ... "it's Rock 'n Roll at the Kokomo" followed by FREE MOVIE, "Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

 
 

The outdoor theatre will officially open with it's "Concert Under the Stars" - "a drive-in theatre without the cars". The design and developement of the theatre is by the award-winning, International Recording Artist, Kelli Grant. Kelli had owned the property for many years with its primary function being rental property. In 2017, she returned to east Texas from Las Vegas where she had been performing at the Majestik Theatre and 3 years prior to that in Branson. The building and property were in shambles and the disappointment was almost overwhelming. She needed to make repairs and take care of the property which is her 401k or IRA as to others. As she began making repairs an idea came to her. At first it was the small. intimate indoor theatre but then she noticed the natural landscape behind the theatre was perfect for an amphitheatre. Her financee just happened to be in construction. With his help, she designed the OUTDOOR theatre. The idea was and is very unique and an amazingly enjoyable venue for both the audience and entertainer. The back porch was adapted to a stage. The level half acre immediately behind the theatre and the terracing of a hill beyond that created a huge gallery area capable of handling 3 to 400 spectators. She added a dance floor with sparkling fairy lights around it and the results are a wonderful romantic experience of dancing under the moon and stars. We have some beautiful evenings here in east Texas.
The idea, concept, "a drive-in theatre without the cars" with a nostaglic "Music & Movie" format. After the concert the spectators can sit back in their lawnchairs and watch a FREE MOVIE of comedy, Sci-Fi classics, musicals, film noir ...
it's one of the most unique and entertaining venues anywhere and the Queen of Swing has performed just about everywhere: concert halls, casinos, theatres, festivals, etc  ...
it is so much fun. I LOVE IT!!
We think you will agree. Oh, we also have a "Snack Bar" like the old drive-in movie theatres with: Hotdogs, Candy, Popcorn, Chips, Frito Pie, Soda, Water and their signature Kokomoat Float (ice cream float with a twist) ...  
Come join the FUN. A Branson Style Theatre with a former Branson Entertainer who has scored 4 - #1 hits, won Female Artist of the Year, a RMA Artist of the Year Nominee, a Texas State Musician Nominee. She is in the  World Who's Who Jazz Cabaret Singers (Federation of American Musicians, NY) and a recepient of a Billbard Songwriters "Honorable Mention".... Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing.

"Full Moon Party" Friday June 5th. Don't forget your moonshades and moonscreen as you party hearty under the moon and stars to the award-winning Piano Poundin', Rhythm Rockin', Bass Kickin' Female Artist of the Year, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing

June 2020 - Thursday/Sunday Gates open - 7:30
"Girls Doo It Too!"
a tribute show written by the Queen about some of the Queen's in the music industry: Queen of Rock 'n Roll, a songwriting Queen who was actual a King, an Alien Queen, a Queen Mother, a Voodoo Queen, a Motown Queen, Torch Singing Queen, the MGM Musical Queen and a special tribute to a Counrty Queen, the Divine Ms. Cline...
March is National Women's Month and the Queen of Swing salutes some of these women in song ...

"Full Moon Party" Saturday July 4th. Don't forget your moonshades and moonscreen as you party hearty under the moon and stars to the award-winning Piano Poundin', Rhythm Rockin', Bass Kickin' Female Artist of the Year, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing


JULY 2020 - Thursday & Sunday gates open 7:30
"Sci-Fi Festival" all movies are GREAT Sci-fi Classics
On June 24, 1947 Kenneth Arnold described nine unidentified flying aircraft over Mt. Rainier as saucer shaped disk and the UFO phenomonen had begun. July 2nd is World UFO Day. Come join the Kokomo Theatre for their "Music & Movie" theme with LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, Great Snacks Goodies and a FREE Sci-Fi Movie after the concert. Gates Open 7:30, Concert 8pm at the Kokomo Outdoor Theatre. Come and dance under the moon & stars to classic 50's / 60's Rock 'n Roll Music and chart topping hits of the Piano Poundin, Rhythm Rockin, Bass Kickin, award-winning Rock 'n Roll Swing of
Kelli Grant the Queen of Swing.
Bring your lawnchair. After the concert sit back and enjoy a great classic Sci-fi movie: The Blob, Forbidden Planet, The Day the Earth Stood Still, the Thing, Close Encounters of the Kind ...
Enjoy the Kokomo Snack Bar Goodies: Hotdogs, Candy, Popcorn, Chips, Frito Pie, Soda, Water and their own signature ice cream drink treats
the Kokomoat Floats: Lime, Lemon, Strawberry Gin, Root Beer Cin, Chocola Cin



"Swing Doo RocK" Fasten your seat belts girls and boys as it might get a little bumpy when this Piano Poundin’, Rhythm Rockin’, Bass Kickin’ showman honors the 50's piano rockers; Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Ray Charles. And of course thru the evolution of Swing to a musical revolution called Rock ‘n Roll, the KING's of Rock 'n Roll Swing: Elvis, Bill Haley & the Comets. Comb your ducktails guys and grab your poodle skirts girls ...


"Full Moon Party" Monday August 3rd. Don't forget your moonshades and moonscreen as you party hearty under the moon and stars to the award-winning Piano Poundin', Rhythm Rockin', Bass Kickin' Female Artist of the Year, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing

August 2020
"It's Rock 'n Roll at the Kokomo"
Commemorating the KING OF ROCK 'N ROLL presented by the Piano Poundin, Rhythm Rockin, Bass Kickin, award-winning Rock 'n Roll Swing of
THE QUEEN OF SWING Kelli Grant the night will be rockin' with live Rock 'n Roll Music. ALL movies in August will feature the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley.
The Female Artist of the Year has had 5 - #1 hits and was tagged the Queen of Swing by the Rock 'n Roll legend Carl "Blue Suede Shoes" Perkins after headlining with him. Already known for her unique rockin' and SWINGIN' Piano style other rockers; Mr. Action, Roy Moss and Groovey Joe Poovey had already tagged her the Queen. Kelli has received 4 & 5 star reviews from around the world with write-ups in French Magazines: "Sur La Route de Memphis" and "Le Cri de Coyote". Showcasing CD's: Swing-a-Billy, Honky Tonk Swing, Rock-a-Billy U.S.A., Mo' Swing, Swing 'n Blues

"Full Moon Party" Wednesday, September 2nd. Don't forget your moonshades and moonscreen as you party hearty under the moon and stars to the award-winning Piano Poundin', Rhythm Rockin', Bass Kickin' Female Artist of the Year, Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing

September 2020
"Back to School Sock Hop" Rock 'n Roll 50's & 60's showcasing Kelli's CD’s: Swing-a-Billy, Honky Tonk Swing, Mo’ Swing 2019, Rock-a-Billy U.S.A.
"Swing Doo RocK" Fasten your seat belts girls and boys as it might get a little bumpy when this Piano Poundin’, Rhythm Rockin’, Bass Kickin’ showman honors the 50's piano rockers; Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Ray Charles. And of course thru the evolution of Swing to a musical revolution called Rock ‘n Roll, the KING's of Rock 'n Roll Swing: Elvis, Bill Haley & the Comets. Comb your ducktails guys and grab your poodle skirts girls ...


October 2020
"FULL MOON BLUE MOON PARTIES"
October 1st & 31st, 2020

Halloween Fright Fest 2020
Thursday & Sunday - All movies are kid friendly but scary ... ooh!

November 2020
Kelli Grant "the Queen of Swing"  takes the audience on a cross country trip to discover the wonderful world and history of Jazz. Thru her music and career you’ll hear the music, meet its creators and legendary performers that made it apart of our musical heritage. Kelli "Swing 'n Blues" CD was in consideration for "Best Jazz Album" and is recognized on AllMusic.com for it's wonderful recording of "Rosetta" Henri Woode. Other CD's showcased "Softer Side of Swing" Grammy voting list for "Best Traditional Pop Album". Toasting the Jazz Singers of yesteryear at the perfect time of the year: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more.....
November 2020
to be announced

December 2019
"A Swingin' Christmas Show"
starring
Female Artist of the Year
Kelli Grant the Queen of Swing
Performing some of your favorite Classic Christmas carols: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Santa Baby, Let it Snow and more ... by some of the greatest entertainers: Brenda Lee, Bobby Helms, Bing Crosby, Eartha Kitt and more...

 
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