Community Concerts looks at another sold-out season

With a sold out season, the Craig Community Concert Association is optimistic about the shows they have planned for the 2003-2004 schedule.

"We try to appeal to a good cross section of the population," said Butch McKune, who does public relations for the Craig Community Concert Association. "There is a group of 24 members on the board that picks the acts and we have a pretty good cross section there."

Acts are selected based on availability. The board spends one afternoon in the fall picking out the shows for the next year.

"Sometime in September, we will pick out the shows for the 2004-2005 season," McKune said.

The concert series has been a resounding success, said McKune. For seven years, the concert series has been sold out.

"The reason I've stayed involved is it is completely community sponsored," McKune said.

Shows for this season include:

  • New York Theatre Ballet will perform the 1950s show "Alice and Wonderland Follies."
  • Prudence Johnson Trio is comprised of a vocalist and a two-piece back-up group.
  • Tillers Folly, four musicians and a singer from Canada, will play Celtic and folk music from the western provinces of Canada.
  • Marcoux Corner, an all-men's a cappella group will perform hits from the 50s, including songs from the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley.

o Barbary Coast is a Dixieland band.

Season tickets, which are the only way people can attend the concerts, went on sale April 21 and wrapped up May 31. Last year, 800 season tickets were sold, which was the same as this year. Tickets for the five concerts were $30 for a single person, $70 for a family and $85 for friends of the Craig Community Concert Association.

"This is a wonderful way to get entertainment into Craig," McKune said.

Liz King is an intern with the Craig Daily Press. She can be reached at 824-7031 or eking@craigdailypress.com.

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