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7 Concerts - GBCCA 2023-2024 lineup announced
Phat Cat Swinger

In its 2023-2024 season, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association will mark its 85th year of providing live high-quality, affordable musical entertainment for the people of the Golden Belt.

Giving a celebratory note to this anniversary season, the association will offer seven concerts for 2023-2024 – one more show than the current season yet with the membership fee remaining at $50 per adult. The membership campaign for the new season begins April 18 and will continue through May 12.

Anyone who is not a member and purchases a membership for the 2023-2024 season by April 22 (the date of this season’s final concert) will be able to attend that concert, Beginnings, ultimate Chicago tribute band, as a Bonus Concert. Memberships can be purchased at the door of that concert.

The seven concerts will offer a variety of music that will keep members excited and looking forward to each new show. The shows will include the following:

Phat Cat Swinger

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023

Hollywood’s Hottest Little Big Band presents USO dance music from the 1940s with a mix of standards and Disney classics. Nine performers on stage present re-imagined arrangements from the music of timeless eras – Sinatra to Bublé – with rock-star energy.

Branden & James, with guest Effie Passero

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023

A mixture of rock, country and Broadway performed by Branden James, a finalist from America’s Got Talent, and powerhouse cellist James Clark with dazzling tenor vocals and soaring cello accompaniment, plus guest singer/songwriter Effie Passero of American Idol fame. 

Here Comes the Sun

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023

Celebrating the Beatles with a fresh, vibrant, and musically authentic act. Five multi-instrumentalists/vocalists (Broadway, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) combine talents to re-create a decade of Beatles soundscapes.

Jason Lyle Black

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

One hundred hits from screen to stage including musicals, movies, and classical hits from movies. An award-winning piano entertainer whose clever arrangements, fun stories and onstage charm takes audiences on a journey through numerous musical styles. Black has the ability to play as easily sitting backward as forward, performing music from Disney to Broadway.

Divas 3

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Four decades of the “greatest hits by the greatest divas.” Three female singers with powerhouse voices sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history from the 1960s through the 1990s by such greats as Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton and more – with an enticing mix of glamour, class and goosebump-inducing vocals.

Abbacadabra - ABBA Tribute

Monday, April 8, 2024

Take a chance on a step back in time with the music of ABBA. These performers are helping the music of ABBA find its way back into the hearts of those who lived it and loved it, and are giving the gift of ABBA’s music to those hearing it for the first time.

7,000 Miles to Broadway – J. Robert Spencer

Friday, May 3, 2024

Music across genres and decades, all leading to Broadway. J. Robert Spencer takes his audiences on the journey he took to achieve his goal of making it on Broadway. He grew up singing classic country, rock and Broadway hits along with the car radio and 8-track tapes. This music helped pave his way to starring in “Jersey Boys” and “Next to Normal.”

How to join

Current members will receive their renewal information by regular mail and will be contacted by concert volunteers. Both renewals and new memberships may be purchased from concert volunteers; or online at; by mail, GBCCA, P.O. Box 1795, Great Bend, KS 67530; or in person at the GBCCA campaign headquarters at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard from noon to 7 p.m. on May 11, or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12. Anyone with questions may call 620-793-2748.

Season memberships will be available for $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.

Admission to the concerts is by season membership only. No single concert tickets are available. Concerts are held at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

For the second year, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association is offering a no-cost benefit to concert association members – the GBCCA Travel Benefit. With this benefit, renewal and new members receive travel opportunities ideal for individuals, couples, families and groups of friends. The travel benefit is applicable to programs of all major cruise lines, travel companies, resorts and other travel options. Without any cost to the members or GBCCA, this program is provided and totally underwritten by Cheyenne Travel Agency Inc./Please Go Away Vacations.