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Nashville Stage Show
at Lanterns 2024

Performed at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm

inside the Cabe Festival Theatre

 

No WildBucks required -- free with admission to Lanterns

Wildwood's main stage is known for outstanding musical performances, and the tradition continues with the 2024 Lanterns stage show. This year, Lanterns celebrates the music and culture of Nashville, Tennessee -- and there's nothing more iconic of Nashville's musical artistry than the Grand Ole Opry.

 

We're excited to bring you performers who cherish the classic country sound, including songs popularized by Buck Owens, Ricky Skaggs, Brooks and Dunn, Randy Travis, and Darius Rucker. You'll be tapping your toes in no time, and you might even have the opportunity to dance across our stage yourself if you're so inclined!

The Nashville stage show runs for approximately 40 minutes, and the show is performed 3 times each evening at 7, 8, and 9 pm. Our indoor theater seats 625 and is wheelchair accessible, so there's plenty of room for y'all to come on in and sit a spell.

You don't need to buy additional tickets or spend WildBucks to see the show, thanks to the generosity of our main stage show sponsor, Bale Chevrolet. You are welcome to enter and leave the show whenever you wish (but please be courteous to the performers and your fellow audience members when moving about).

Featured Performers

Sally Howell

Sally Howell grew up in a theater in Washington, Missouri, where she was immersed in theater and bluegrass music. She studied opera at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory and then earned a BA in commercial voice performance from Belmont University in Nashville. Sally worked on Music Row and then toured nationally and internationally with an all-girl country band, Mustang Sally.

 

After life on the road, she signed with Ash Street Music Publishing and sang demos. In Nashville, she worked with several major producers and recorded numerous albums. In 2006 she starred on a national TV series where she clogged, yodeled, sang and danced. Sally now owns and operates Starling Music Studio in Bryant, Arkansas, where she teaches voice and piano.

The Sally Howell Band

The Sally Howell Band is comprised of teachers and musicians from the Starling Music Studio in Bryant, AR. The band members have a passion for music and always perform from the heart!

Michael Shipp, the band’s dynamic guitar shredder, was a touring band member and buddy of Billy Bob Thornton; he also worked with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dwight Yoakum, and Johnny Cash.

 

On sweet vocals, fiddle, and guitar, we have Casey Penn of Mountain Fever Records, who also tours with her own band as well!

 

On bass is Don Tucker, a successful songwriter and NSAI member.

 

Bernie Quell, a seasoned entertainer, keeps us moving on drums.

 

Tiffany Turner and her brother Titus Turner hail from Mountain View, AR; they will mesmerize you with their quick fingers!

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Sarahjane Lay

Sarahjane Lay is a follower of Jesus Christ. Born and raised in Heber Springs, AR, she began dancing at the age of 3 with Judi King’s Red River Cloggers.  She danced on Carnival Cruise Lines, at Silver Dollar City, and in the city of Branson, MO.

 

Sarahjane was the overall champion in the 2004 Arkansas State Fair’s Talent Show.  She earned a degree in psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and resides in Hillcrest with her daughter.

 

Sarahjane is a middle school science teacher and continues her passion for dance as a member of Shuffles and Ballet’s Adult Tap class, under the direction of Jana Beard.

Stephen Eifling

Stephen Eifling comes from a musical family, which inspired his love for the arts.  He excelled at choir during his high school years at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, making it to All Region and All State from his freshman through his junior years.  

 

After graduation, Stephen acquired his bachelor’s in criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; he then started his own construction company.

 

Stephen continues to sing at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, and he enjoys playing guitar and performing throughout central Arkansas.

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