July 13, 2016

LAKE of the OZARKS—Eight entertainers will perform at the Genuine Country Music Association’s (GCMA) fourth annual benefit Classic Country Jamboree at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, 494 Tan-Tar-A Drive, Osage Beach.

The event will raise scholarship funds for students attending State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks, funds for the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association and give traditional country music lovers a chance to hear their favorite music.

Returning by popular demand is Leona Williams, international country music star who has written songs for and performed with Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and many more; Ron Williams, acclaimed Nashville recording artist and son of Leona Williams; Tim Atwood, a musician, singer, storyteller, and entertainer who is a 38-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry staff band; Scotty Henderson, a Kansas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member who has performed for more than 30 years; vocalist Alicia Farrell Lange, a Lake of the Ozarks native who is a demo singer and back-up vocalist in Nashville; Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddler extraordinaire, singer, recording artist, and entertainer; and The Board of Directors Band, with Roy Dee and Jim Phinney on guitar, Jay Orr on drums and John Farrell on bass.

New this year will be J.R. Love, a talented country and gospel singer from the St. Louis area.

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 is planned, and there will be a special live auction for an “Intimate 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.

John Farrell, Brad Rigby and Tony Smith founded the GCMA in 2009 to promote, perform and maintain traditional country music.

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.