The benefit will be held October 22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the silent auction with music starting at 2 p.m. 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.
Eight entertainers will perform a variety of traditional country music during The Genuine Country Music Association’s (GCMA) fifth annual Classic Country Jamboree.
The benefit will be held October 22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the silent auction with music starting at 2 p.m.
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 is 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.” Updates on the silent auction items can be found on the GCMA Facebook page-Genuine Country Music Association. There will also be a raffle for a new black Sammick Acoustic Greg Bennett design Electric Guitar.
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. 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.