From Enterprise Staff
Memberships are available for the 2023-2024 season of the Livingston Community Concert Association. An exciting lineup is scheduled for the upcoming season which marks the organization’s 38th anniversary (1985-2023). It includes: Key of G Live!; Sounds of Silence Tribute; Southeast Texas Swing Band; The Suits; and Bennie & the Jets.
Key of G Live!, a tribute to country superstar Garth Brooks, will kick off the season at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The group is led by AJ Bisto on lead vocals and guitar and backed by a six-piece band of drums, fiddle, bass, steel guitar and keys. This concert captures all of the signature sounds that Garth Brooks fans know and love and pays tribute to the chart-topping artist in classic country music style.
The second concert of the season is The Sounds of Silence Tribute at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. This tribute journeys back in time to the 1970s Greenwich Folk Village Scene to a timeless era of music when lyrics and melody meant something more. Award-winning musicians Steven Delopoulos and Johnny Phillips are known for their unique sound, energetic live shows and introspective lyrics underscored by their remarkable musicianship. Their concert features the music of Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Cat Stevens, Don McLean and more.
Rounding out the Christmas season will be the local Southeast Texas Swing Band which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. The local group will bring a Christmas special you won’t want to miss as they usher in the Christmas season.
Kicking off the new year will be The Suits, who are slated for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. The Suits are four dynamic gentlemen performing four genres of hit music across four decades. The group fuses smooth choreography and tight harmonies with exciting showmanship and fun audience interaction and take audiences on a journey from the 50s through the 80s. The repertoire features recognizable hits like “Oh What a Night,” “My Girl,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and more.
The final show of the upcoming season will be Bennie & the Jets, the premier Elton John tribute, at 7:30 p.m. on March 9. Led by Greg Ransom on piano and vocals, this group has performed around the world for a variety of audiences. In honor of his 2022 farewell tour, this concert offers audiences the opportunity to relive Elton John’s iconic catalog of music, including “Candle in the Wind,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Rocket Man.”
Memberships are available at varying levels: Adult $50, Family $110 (two adults and children), Patron $150, Sponsor $300, Benefactor $500 and Endowment $1,000-plus. Checks may be mailed to Livingston Community Concert Association at P.O. Box 960, Livingston, Texas 77351. All concerts are held at the Polk County Commerce Center located at 1017 Hwy. 59 Loop North in Livingston. For additional information, contact Sally Frasier at 936-967-0219 or visit www.livingstoncommunityconcert.org.
The Livingston Community Concert Association is the fruition of an idea of Jo Nevins and her family 38 years ago that was discussed with Sherry Peterson Foster, Debbie Haynes Jenke, Nell Franklin and Miriam Young. The idea grew into a community dream come true. While there were just a handful of patrons then, there are now over 368 patrons, endowment contributors, benefactors and sponsors and over 217 members of the Livingston Community Concert Association, Inc. The organization has made a tremendous impact on the community with years of outstanding musical talent and musical education for both adults and students.