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It's Show Time: Golden Belt Community Concerts return
Classic Nashville

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has launched its 2021-2022 membership campaign after a year-and-a-half hiatus due to the pandemic. The concert association expresses its excitement for the new beginning with its theme exclaiming, “It’s Show Time!”

The concerts chosen for this new season include music from many decades and genres: jazz, swing, folk, Broadway, sacred, classic, pop, country, and rock and roll.

The membership campaign was launched with a kickoff banquet for campaign volunteers July 13 and will continue receiving memberships through Aug. 6.

As a way of making up for missed concerts from the 2019-2020 season, the association is offering six concerts for the same membership fee as the previous season’s five concerts. Classic Nashville Roadshow, one of the shows missed in the spring of 2020, is the extra concert. Concerts for the new season are as follows:

• The Fabulous Equinox All-Stars, Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A fiery hot seven-piece little big band called The Fabulous Equinox All-Stars roars onto the stage with energy and enthusiasm playing old favorites from swing, the crooners and pops. The band plays the music of 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 including “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and many more. This talented trio is composed of former band members of 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 – Broadway to sacred, pop to classical, opera to rock and roll, Veritas sings legendary hits through the decades, even including pop hits from Bob Dylan and John Legend.

• Classic Nashville Roadshow, Monday, February 28, 2022

The Classic Nashville Roadshow takes a journey down memory lane with classic hits of 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 tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. Her award-winning work includes “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” “Come in From the Rain” and many others.

• Crocodile Rockin’ – Elton John Tribute by Jim Witter, Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Crocodile Rockin’ takes audiences on a rollicking romp through Elton John’s best-loved hit songs and dynamic delivery style. Award-winning singer and pianist Jim Witter gives a spot-on performance of Elton John’s music that will rock your evening.

Admission to the concerts is by season membership only. No single concert tickets are available. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

Season memberships are $50 for adults; $10 for full-time enrolled students; $110 for a family membership including two adults and all dependent children living in the same household; and $110 for a grandparent package for two adults and up to four minor grandchildren.

Current GBCCA members may renew online at if they wish. Anyone who is not a current member who wishes to become a member may contact Linda Jerke, 620-793-2748; go to the GBCCA website; or go to the GBCCA headquarters at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St., Great Bend, from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 5, or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6.