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Milk Carton Kids Postponed to June 11, 2022
The Milk Carton Kids postponed their October 2nd show until June 11, 2022. The band released the following statement:
“Dear friends, we come to you with some hopefully not earth shattering but nonetheless disappointing news. We’re rescheduling our tour dates into next year. Crazy to think we’re still here all this time later, but, here we are. Everyone and every region is at a different place with this pandemic, but for us this decision is based on the underlying health status, risk tolerance, and well-being of our band, families, and touring team. We hope we’re not letting down those of you who have already bought tickets. We can’t wait to come see you again.In the meantime, we’ll be working hard on new music and scheduling many more dates for you. Until then, we love you all, and will see you soon.”
Individual show tickets for The Milk Carton Kids will be transferred to the June 2022 date automatically. You can request a refund through our ticketing service Eventbrite.
The Lime Kiln Theater is rooted in and inspired by the magic of a natural, outdoor theater. In 1967, two Washington and Lee University students, Tommy Spencer and Don Baker, produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an abandoned, turn-of-the-century lime quarry and kiln located in Lexington, VA. Fifteen years later, Tommy Spencer convinced the owner of the site containing the quarry to donate the use of the land for the establishment of an arts organization. After thousands of volunteer hours to clear the brambles, thickets, and rubble and to build the stage, the first season was presented in 1984.
From that summer season of one play, 12 performances, and an audience of 2,000, Lime Kiln expanded to an annual season peak of 74 performances of four plays and 23 concerts for an audience of nearly 25,000. Through Lime Kiln, artists have created and premiered 20 original scripts, and helped develop eight works by other playwrights. In February 2012, the theater temporarily ceased operations due to challenging economic conditions. In 2014, a newly energized Lime Kiln board, led by executive director Spencer McElroy, undertook the challenge to bring the unique performance space back to life.
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Lime Kiln Theater was rekindled in 2014 as a volunteer-based organization. With substantial help from volunteers, our goal is to offer exciting and affordable concerts and theater events in an incredible venue, unlike any other in southwest Virginia. All donations from this web site will be used for maintenance and restoration of the Lime Kiln Theater site. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today.
Lime Kiln Arts, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3), operating at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington. It opened in 1984 and is rooted in and inspired by the magic of a natural, outdoor theater.