Darryl Van Leer Concert

Darryl Van Leer Concert

September 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The City of Madisonville, Kentucky, is proud to announce a FREE
concert on Friday, September 30th, featuring Madisonville native DARRYL VAN
LEER. The concert will take place at the First United Bank & Trust Plaza in
Downtown Madisonville. Food, drinks, and various vendors will be on-site throughout
the evening. The event is from 6 pm – 9 pm. Fans and guests are encouraged to come
to town early and enjoy a meal at one of Madisonville’s many restaurants.

International Performer Darryl Van Leer has been captivating audiences for over two
decades with his one-man dramatizations that he writes, directs, and produces, and in
October, 2014 toured 7 cities in the countries of England and Wales. Recently Darryl
Van Leer co-stared in the feature film Deadline starring Eric Roberts. Inspired by a
true story, Deadline is adapted from Mark Ethridge’s novel Grievances.

Van Leer’s most recent stage play entitled Rubycat Lawson’s Roadhouse Lounge
was ten years in the making. A trained musician, Van Leer started his musical career
at age 11. Through live music, acting, and singing, Van Leer showcases his full range
of talent as he illuminates the need for music in today’s society. Ray Charles, Elton
John, Little Richard and more are highlighted in this feel good production. Roadhouse
is now being performed at theaters and performing art centers throughout the U.S. and

In his original composition Power on Earth, Van Leer portrays some of the greatest
legends and leaders of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The dramatization
showcases Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglass,
Malcolm X and more. Termed “emotionally riveting, masterful, and rousing” by Daily
Variety, Power on Earth is a tour-de-force performance in which Van Leer creates
living history.

As a full time actor, Van Leer has shared the screen with such actors as James Earl
Jones, Samuel Jackson, Gregory Harrison, Rue McClanahan, and Beau Bridges. Van
Leer starred in TLC’s reality series The Messengers. Van Leer was one of the four
finalists in the series that was devoted to finding America’s next great inspirational
speaker. He starred in the role of a tough-love father in the Nickelodeon movie, First
Time, the story of Jackie Robinson. He also played the father in Aaron Spelling’s
weekly series Safe Harbor, co-starring with Gregory Harrison. Other television series
in which Van Leer has co-starred in include One Tree Hill and Sheena. Additionally,
Van Leer has been featured in two HBO original movies, The Second Civil War and
Up Against the Wall, as well as Fox’s Steel Chariots and NBC’s original movie,
Witness to the Execution.

Darryl Van Leer, born in Madisonville, KY is a graduate of Western Kentucky University
with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications. He has performed at over 300
Universities in America and has been honored with awards from NACA (National
Assoc. for Campus Activities) and Campus Activities Today and received a nomination
for “Best Performance” from Hollywood’s NAACP Image Awards. Van Leer has also
been recognized for his accomplishments as a Notable Kentuckian.