LAKE of the OZARKS—Tickets are still available for 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.
This year’s event will raise scholarship funds for students attending State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks and the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association, and give traditional country music lovers a chance to hear their favorite music.
Returning by popular demand are 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 to the show this year will be J.R. Love, a 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 live auction for two NASCAR hot passes to an October race in Kansas City and “An Elegant Evening with the Board of Directors Band” will be held.
There also will be a silent auction for more than 60 items such artwork and quilts; musical instruments, including collectible guitars; food and services certificates; show, cruise and helicopter tour tickets; housewares and tools; a Wakesledz; American flags flown over Iraq and Missouri State Capitol; a murder mystery dinner theatre performance; and gift baskets that feature Harley Davidson, Harry and David, wine, and spa items. Silent auction items are still being added.
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.
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.