The Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host its sixth annual Classic Country Jamboree benefit at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, 494 Tan-Tar-A Drive, Osage Beach. Twelve entertainers will perform a variety of traditional country music. Doors will open at 12:30 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 Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association and Rising Abilities, an organization that coordinates camps for special needs individuals. Last year the benefit raised about $25,000.
Returning by popular demand will be headliner 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.”
Also returning are 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; J.R. Love, a talented country and gospel singer from St. Louis area; Jerry Frank, a Lake of the Ozarks local who “blows the cobs out of the saxophone;” and The Board of Directors Band, with Roy Dee and Jim Phinney on guitar, Jay Orr on drums and John Farrell on bass.
Roxane Atwood, a Nashville TV producer, announcer and voice-over artist, will emcee the event with John Farrell.
Tickets are $20 for GCMA members, $30 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. The event has grown over the years and has been moved to the main building at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Salons A and B off the main lobby.
There will be concessions, two dance floors, a silent auction featuring many items, and a live auction for a ‘Country Cajun Mardi Gras’ evening with the Board of Directors Band and country Cajun artist Dennis Sroughmatt. A raffle will be held for a new Alvarez Model AD30 acoustic guitar with natural matte finish that retails for $399.
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.