A performance in a mattress and furniture store might be an unlikely concert hall. However, Mary Domito, owner of Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle, is also a part-time music promoter and decided to use her space right next to the old El Taoseño restaurant to host a performance this Saturday.
Country singer Emily White of Meridian, Mississippi will perform at Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle (815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur) on Saturday, January 29 from 5-6:30 p.m.
“She’s the Patsy Cline lookalike,” said Mary Domito, speaking in Emily White’s voice.
Domito said she would perform a mix of famous country covers and White’s own catalog of singer-songwriters. White also recently released a new album titled “Child of Mississippi.” The album includes new versions of classic country songs like “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Stand by your Man”.
Domito said his space gave him the opportunity to have a show where people can social distance in a large space in a “relaxed setting.”
“One of my passions is to promote and introduce the public to really, really talented new talent,” said Domito.
In addition to music, food will be provided by Aly’s which includes Mediterranean cuisine and Kiwi (New Zealand) food.
This isn’t the first time Domito has performed at his store. She’s had John Denver tribute singer Chris Collins and Jimmy Stadler in previous years in the store.
The event is free, but donations are appreciated for the artist, Domito said. The wearing of the mask will be obligatory inside the store.
White will also have a soon-to-be-announced performance on Feb. 5 and one at Gutter’s Bowling on Feb. 11.