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Multi-generational Attractions in the Carolinas


Elise Murrell
Published April 25, 2014

American Music Jubilee at the Rudy Theater

Selma, North Carolina

The Rudy Theater was built in 1948 and refurbished in 1998, and it has been home to the American Music Jubilee for the past 15 years. Visitors love the family-oriented variety and comedy show.

The show itself is a Branson-style, eclectic mix of music: You can hear everything from old and new country to pop tunes, oldies, gospel and patriotic music. Visitors may hear songs such as “Welcome to My World,” “At Last” and tunes from “The Blues Brothers.”

Owner Spook Joyner, who jokingly introduced himself as “the writer, director and floor sweeper” of the program, said the show was all about God and country.

“We get visitors from all over the eastern U.S.,” Joyner said. “We have a great cast and crew, and there’s lots of comedy in the show. People love the down-to-earth element.”

In addition to the regular season, the American Music Jubilee also has a character education program for children and a Christmas program that visitors love, which includes seasonal music and uplifting yuletide tunes.

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