The Pastime Theatre was built in 1937 and was restored by The Winfield Main Street program in early 2002. In 2007, Winfield Main Street purchased the adjoining building and renovated it for use as a civic center, dinner theatre, office, dressing rooms and green room. Both buildings were given to the City of Winfield.
The City appointed a seven-member board to manage the day-to-day operation of the theatre and civic center. Board members are David Miles, Nancy Moss, Ron Moss, Nick Posey, Stephen Preuninger, Don Studdard and Mary Hyche. Tammy Brashier is the office manager.
The theatre, which is now a performing arts theatre, seats 317 and is handicapped accessible. Today, The Pastime Theatre/Civic Center, with its clock tower and chimes, is the focal point of downtown Winfield and one of Winfield’s special treasures.
Concerts featuring nationally and internationally known artists, as well as incredibly talented local artists, are scheduled each year. Performances range from country to classical, jazz to blue grass, and gospel to rock genres, and appeal to all ages.
1052 U. S. Highway 43
P. O. Box 766
Winfield, AL 35594
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Multi-award winning, best-selling pianist, Jim Brickman, will appear live on stage at the Pastime Theatre in Winfield on April, 22, 2023.
Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 22 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles. He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, Gospel Music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and is a member of Pandora’s “2 Billion Streams” Club.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Brickman is one of pop-music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising, to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s “No Words,” and he’s gone on to sell ten million albums worldwide.
He’s written three best-selling books, starred in five TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.” His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like, Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Jane Krakowski, and a host of country, R&B, Broadway, pop, and jazz musicians. Hope, faith and peace are truly at the heart of Jim Brickman’s passionate songwriting. “I write music to be shared — to soothe, to inspire, to celebrate, to love. To me, music is the pure and simple soundtrack to life’s most memorable moments.” As a true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates, Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to his most recent songs and perform them live in concert halls across the world. In this special concert event, Brickman performs his most popular songs like “Valentine”, “Love of My Life”, “Never Alone”, and “The Gift”, along with songs that capture the sound and spirit of each region of the country.
On March 25th, The Pastime Theatre in Winfield invites you to grab a slaw burger, fries and a bottle of ski and head on down to the theatre for a night of foot stomping good music when the Kentucky Headhunters take the stage.
The Kentucky Headhunters are a musical hybrid of honky-tonk, blues and southern rock that appeal to fans of all ages. Declared as “the great American rock ‘n’ roll band” by Billboard magazine, The Kentucky Headhunters hits include “Walk Softly on this Heart of Mine”, “Oh Lonesome Me” and “Dumas Walker.” The Kentucky Headhunters began their career in 1968 when brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney formed the Southern blues-rock band Itchy Brother. The Itchy Brothers played for over a decade before launching separate careers and then reuniting in 1985 as The Kentucky Headhunters. Currently, the band is made up of Richard Young, Fred Young, Greg Martin and Doug Phelps.
In 1989, they released their first album “Pickin’ on Nashville” which included the hit “Dumas Walker.” The album was a hit selling over two million copies and spawned four consecutive Top 40 Country hits. “Pickin’ on Nashville” would go on to win a Grammy Award, three Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and an Academy Of Country Music Award. Since then they’ve released 9 studio albums, 6 compilation albums and 27 singles. Their latest album was released in October of 2021 and titled “That’s A Fact Jack.”
“I have been anticipating this show since my first phone conversation with Richard Young. He was so down-to-earth and the entire conversation just had a good time coming feel. I feel we are in for a fantastic night,” stated Mary Hyche, Theatre chairman. “We are thankful to the Alabama State Council on the Arts for grant funding which helps us bring quality entertainment such as this to our area,” said Hyche.
Tickets are still available for the March 25th show. Tickets are $35 and seating is general admission. Doors and box office opens at 6 p.m. with show beginning at 7 p.m.. Concert tickets can be purchased online via debit/credit card at itickets.com. Tickets are also available to be purchased in person, via cash or check only, at the Pastime Theatre office, Winfield City Hall, Gold Connection and The Kemp Foundation in Winfield. For more information, contact Tammy Brashier at 205-487-3002.
Tom Petty has been classified as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His lyrics, voice and stage presence make him legendary. Tom Petty had hit albums from the 1970s through the 2010s and sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. To recreate his sound and performance, you need a band that can meet big expectations. The Birmingham based band, The Wildflowers, have done just that.
“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day in 2012 while listening to the radio. Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians on how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty. One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a Tom Petty tribute band.
“We normally begin our concert season in February, but the Pastime Theatre and the downtown area were directly impacted by the December 28, 2021 tornado. While repair and rebuilding efforts are still underway, we are excited to announce that performances will return to The Pastime Theatre stage in March," stated Mary Hyche, Theatre chairman.
March 26th at 7:00 p.m., the Pastime Theatre will kick off the 2022 concert season with The Wildflowers, A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The Alabama-based band was formed in 2012 by bassist Darryell Stone. Since their debut, they have toured nationally and internationally recreating the music of Tom Petty with precision, attention to detail, and reverent respect. Tickets for this performance will be $25.