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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 Devine Ms. Cline...
March is National Women's Month and the Queen of Swing salutes some of these women in song ...

April 2020
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 of the Year Nominee,  #1 hit, 4 top10 singles, Texas State Musician Nominee

May 2020
"Swing Doo Rock" 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. It began with the original artist who scored the hits: Dave Somerville (The Diamonds), Danny  & the Juniors (Joe Terry), The Crystals (Dee Dee Kenniebrew, The Coasters (Carl Gardner) and Little Anthony and the Imperials.
Unfortunately some of these legends have passed so Kelli decided to continue the show herself since she has recorded so many songs from that era and commemorate these legends. 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 50's Swing, DooWop & Rock 'n Roll.

 
 

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.

JUNE 2020
The Kokomo Theatre officially kicks off Summer with their
"FULL MOON PARTY" on June 6th, followed by their Strawberry Festival
with their signature Kokomoat Strawberry Float half price. Wow!
The "MUSIC & MOVIE" theme will be Dance & Romance to the classics featuring
the romantic sounds of Mel Carter, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Roy Orbison and more
followed by FREE MOVIE - romantic comedy: Doris Day, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and more ...


JULY 2020
"FULL MOON PARTY" July 5th, 2020
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 and more.
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



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 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

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.
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

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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