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TMJR Productions Presents: ICONS A Tribute to Dolly Parton and Elton John

Time: June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $29 – $100
Immerse yourself in an Iconic tribute to the Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton, and the Queen of Rock, Elton John, in a “Star Studded” evening filling the air with excitement, glitz, and glamor. Featuring Award Winning Tribute Artists Karen Hester as Dolly Parton and Dwight Icenhower as Elton John.

Karen Hester, has impressed audiences around the country with her charm and professionalism. She has starred as Dolly Parton with Legends in Concert around the country and has even appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show and Clash of The Cover Bands where she placed 1st in Season 1.

Adding to her success, she has been an opening act for recording artists such as Trace Adkins and Ricky Van Shelton.

Dwight Icenhower, is a world class entertainer. He has traveled the world and has entertained hundreds of thousands across the globe. In 2022, he debuted his tribute to Elton John in Las Vegas, NV wowing audiences with his immense talent and strong vocals. 

Join us as this evening will be sure to knock your socks off with an unprecedented finale of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Us”.

Featuring a Special Guest Appearance by Taylor Rodriguez


Box Seat: $100.00* (includes Meet N’ Greet)
Premium Plus Orchestra Seat: $79.00* (includes Meet N’ Greet)
Premium Orchestra Seat: $49.00*
Standard Orchestra Seat: $39.00*
Value Orchestra Seat: $29.00*

Premium Balcony Seat: $45.00*
Standard Balcony Seat: $35.00*
Upper Balcony Seat: $29.00*

Meet N’ Greet Add-On: $30.00*

Meet N’ Greet takes place directly after the show behind stage. Light refreshments will be provided. Guests will get to meet each artist and have the opportunity to take pictures with them.

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.