Spend a wholesome night in Picayune

Published 7:00 am Saturday, August 9, 2014

Oftentimes, for a family with children, it’s a difficult task to find a local attraction the entire family can enjoy. 

There are a number of kid-friendly attractions in nearby Slidell, La for example Chuck E. Cheese and the movie theater. 

But, after a long work and school day, the last thing one might not want to do on a Friday night is drive out of town for dinner and fun with the children.

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However, there’s a new spot in town that just may solve those Friday night dilemmas.  

Local barber, Tim Burns recently established the Solid Gold Theater in Picayune and every Friday night, there is a different musical variety type show. 

Shows range from magic acts, comedy acts, karaoke night, Elvis night, oldies and many more. 

There’s a dance floor where the children show off their favorite moves, which children often love to do. 

The venue is smoke and alcohol free, making it great for the entire family.  

Tickets for children ages 8-12 are a mere $2 and children under 8 can groove for free. 

Not only is this an inexpensive and wholesome way to spend a Friday night with the family, it’s a way to expose them to eras of music that, in our opinion, overshadow the majority of today’s mainstream music. 

How many children under the age of 18 know who Elvis Presley is, what classic rock is or who Fats Dominos is?

It’s definitely a music lesson they won’t forget. 

And a lesson that needs to be taught. 

It’s important that the memories of these musicians don’t fade away.  

There is a little something for everyone of all ages at the theater.

We at the Picayune Item salute Tim Burns for bringing wholesome family entertainment to Picayune.