It’s show time: Gold Belt community concerts are back
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has launched its 2021-2022 membership drive after a one-and-a-half-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The concert association expresses its enthusiasm for the new start with its theme exclaiming: “It’s show time!
The concerts chosen for this new season include music from decades and genres: jazz, swing, folk, Broadway, sacred, classical, pop, country and rock and roll.
The membership campaign kicked off with a kickoff banquet for campaign volunteers on July 13 and will continue to receive memberships until August 6.
In order to make up for the missed concerts of the 2019-2020 season, the association offers six concerts for the same subscription as the five concerts of the previous season. Classic Nashville Roadshow, one of the missed shows in Spring 2020, is the extra concert. The concerts for the new season are as follows:
• The Fabulous Equinox All-Stars, Tuesday September 28, 2021
A hot little seven-piece big band called The Fabulous Equinox All-Stars roars on stage with energy and enthusiasm as they play the old favorites of swing, crooners and pop. The band plays music from Frank Sinatra, Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and others.
• The Folk Legacy, Tuesday October 12, 2021
The Folk Legacy presents the best of the folk era with songs such as “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”, “If I Had a Hammer”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and many more. This talented trio is made up of former band members The Kingston Trio, The Limeliters and The Diamonds.
• Veritas, Monday November 1, 2021
This powerful male vocal quintet, Veritas, bridges the gap between classical precision and popular culture – from Broadway to the sacred, pop to classical, opera to rock and roll, Veritas sings legendary hits through the decades, including pop hits from Bob Dylan and John Legend.
• Classic Nashville Roadshow, Monday February 28, 2022
The Classic Nashville Roadshow takes a trip down memory lane with classic hits from the world’s most beloved country greats. The show features a variety, including duets such as “Golden Ring” and “Jackson”, and poignant songs like “Crazy” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today”.
• Melissa Manchester, Thursday April 7, 2022
Melissa Manchester’s hugely successful solo career has earned her critical and commercial success. His award-winning work includes “Don’t Cry Out Loud”, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”, “Come in From the Rain” and many more.
• Crocodile Rockin ‘- Elton John Tribute by Jim Witter, Tuesday May 3, 2022
Crocodile Rockin ‘takes audiences on a wild adventure through Elton John’s most beloved hit songs and his dynamic delivery style. Award-winning singer and pianist Jim Witter delivers the perfect rendition of Elton John’s music that will rock your evening.
Admission to concerts is restricted to seasonal members. No single concert ticket is available. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Seasonal memberships are $ 50 for adults; $ 10 for full-time students; $ 110 for a family membership including two adults and all dependent children living in the same household; and $ 110 for a grandparents package for two adults and up to four minor grandchildren.
Current GBCCA members can renew online at www.goldenbeltcca.org if they wish. Anyone who is not a current member and is interested in becoming a member can contact Linda Jerke, 620-793-2748; go to the GBCCA website; or meet at GBCCA Headquarters at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St., Great Bend, noon to 7 p.m. on August 5 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6.