The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present “Live From Nashville,” a country music song-and-dance spectacular from Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions. Tracing the history of country music from its roots to its sold-out stadiums of today, this production represents a century of celebrities and songs – and the tradition that gave Music City its name.
The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone. This GBCCA event is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door by showing their school ID. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
This production features 12 musicians, singers and dancers in a performance of phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork and top-flight vocalists who bring the music of noted country musicians through the years, from rural roots with the music of Jimmy Rodgers, the Carter Family and Roy Acuff, to today’s country with the music of Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, followed by patriotic country songs “God Bless the U.S.A.” and others.
The show includes music from country music’s golden age (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline), the bluegrass connection (Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs), country gospel (“I’ll Fly Away,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”), country rock (the Eagles, the Allman Brothers, the Charlie Daniels Band), and country royalty (Garth Brooks, the Judds, Brooks and Dunn).
For more information about the Golden Belt Community Concert Association, contact Linda Jerke, 620-793-2748, or visit the GBCCA web site, www.goldenbeltcca.org.