The Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host its fifth annual Classic Country Jamboree benefit at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, 494 Tan-Tar-A Drive, Osage Beach. Eight entertainers will perform a variety of traditional country music. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the silent auction.
The event will raise scholarship funds for students attending State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks and funds for the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association. Last year the benefit raised about $21,000.
The headliner this year will be Tony Booth, a traditional country music singer/songwriter who with his band became the house band at the famous Palomino Club in California. Booth’s hits include “Keys in the Mailbox,” “Lonesome 7-7203,” “Cinderella,” and “Workin’ @ the Carwash Blues.”
Returning by popular demand is Tim Atwood, a musician, singer, storyteller, and entertainer who is a 38-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry staff band; Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddler extraordinaire, singer, recording artist, and entertainer; Scotty Henderson, a Kansas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member who has performed for more than 30 years; Alicia Farrell Lange, a Lake of the Ozarks native who is a demo singer and back-up vocalist in Nashville; The Board of Directors Band, with Roy Dee and Jim Phinney on guitar, Jay Orr on drums and John Farrell on bass; and J.R. Love, a talented country and gospel singer from the St. Louis area.
New this year will be Jerry Frank, a Lake of the Ozarks local who “blows the cobs out of the saxophone!”
Roxane Atwood, a Nashville TV producer, announcer and voice-over artist, will emcee the event with John Farrell.
There will be a dance floor and concessions. A silent auction and a special live auction for a “Boots ‘n’ BBQ evening with the Board of Directors Band.”
Tickets are $15 for GCMA members, $20 for nonmembers and free for children under age 12. They are available at John Farrell Real Estate Company, 5750 Osage Beach Parkway, and SFCC-Lake of the Ozarks, 3797 Osage Beach Parkway, both in Osage Beach; and the SFCC Foundation, 3201 W. 16th St., Sedalia.
Seating is limited. A 10-person table can be reserved ahead of time for $100 to guarantee a preferred table location.
John Farrell, Brad Rigby and Tony Smith founded the GCMA in 2009 to promote, perform and maintain traditional country music. The association is a 501c3 organization.
For more information or tickets, contact Lynn Farrell at (573) 348-2181, (573) 216-2182 or at Lynn@JohnFarrell.com, or John Farrell at (573) 216-2181.
Learn more about the GCMA at www.gcmatherealthing.com or on Facebook.