The Genuine Country Music Association is hosting the 10th annual Classic Country Jamboree at The Lodge of Four Seasons October 20 at 2 p.m.

The Genuine Country Music Association is hosting the 10th annual Classic Country Jamboree at The Lodge of Four Seasons October 20 at 2 p.m.

Entertainers scheduled to perform include London Dodd, Tim Atwood, Roxane Atwood, Alicia Farrell-Lange, J.R. Love, Dennis Stroughmatt, Bill (Goofer) Atterberry, John Farrell, Jim Phinney, Bobby Regot, Scotty Henderson and Roy Dee. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for GCMA members, $30 for nonmembers, and free for ages 12 and under. For tickets and more information, call Lynn Farrell at 573-348-2181 or email lynn@johnfarrell.com.

The Genuine Country Music Association was formed in November 2009, as a Missouri non-profit corporation. Several Mid-Missouri “traditional country music” musicians and performers formed the group to operate for charitable, education, literary and benevolent purposes, dedicated to the preservation and perpetuating the past and understanding of country music, its performers and groups and other personas associated with the country music industry.

The original founders were Tony Smith, of Camdenton, John Farrell, of Osage Beach, and Brad Rigby of Lincoln, all Traditional Country Musicians. The operating capital of the association comes from the membership dues and donations. The association has received certification from the IRS as a 501c(3) tax exempt organization, therefore donations are tax deductible. The Association has a 13-member board of directors who volunteer their time and meet monthly. It is the function of the association to sponsor and promote "Traditional Country Music Festivals" by conducting the music festivals and at the same time raising funds for worthy charitable purposes.

It's first such festival was held in Knobnoster, MO and the charity was St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Other festivals have benefited Wounded Warriors, Relay for Life, State Fair Community College-Lake Ozark Campus, Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association and Rising Abilities. GCMA has donated over $125,000 in the past ten years to these deserving organizations.