The Golden Belt Community Concert Association celebrates more than 79 years of providing high-quality, affordable musical entertainment to the Golden Belt community.
The season features six concerts selected by the association's local board members with the goal of pleasing a variety of musical tastes. Concerts are performed at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
-------- GBCCA Membership Drive
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will begin its membership drive for the 2016-17 season,
April 9th and run through May 7, 2016.
Admission to concerts is by season membership only. No single concert tickets are available.
Purchase memberships in person
May 6 & 7, 2016
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Best Western Courtyard
2920 10th St, Great Bend, KS
The 2016-2017 concert season includes the following quality entertainment:
Equinox Little Big Band Monday
September 19, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
This band plays from the Great American Songbook with style and swagger. Audiences have fallen in love with Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson and The Fabulous Equinox Little Big Band. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage.
David Burnham's Broadway Saturday
October 1, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Described as charismatic, versatile and regal, David Burnham performed in the mega-hit musical, “Wicked,” as Fiyero. Winner of the prestigious Helen Hayes Award, he is an original Broadway cast member of the musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” performing both on the Tony Awards® and the PBS telecast, “Live from Lincoln Center.” He performs songs from his numerous roles on Broadway.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Saturday
October 15, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Singing traditional southern gospel, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James, and Roy's son, R.W. That heritage of gospel music is carried on today as James' younger son, Billy, along with tenor Wayne Little, bass singer Butch Owens and lead voice Mike Helwig re-create that famous Blackwood sound.
Next Generation Leahy Tuesday
November 15, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Building on more than three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy with wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping their family traditions alive. Performing high-energy infectious Celtic-based music on fiddle, cello, French accordion and piano, also including French-Canadian step dancing and vocals, these talented children are a rare inspiration.
Alina Kiryayeva Saturday
January 28, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Professional concert pianist and chamber musician, Alina is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She has won numerous awards and has been honored by Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk with the State Award for Achievement in Arts. She gives a brilliant light-classical music performance.
All-American Boys Chorus Thursday
March 16, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
The All-American Boys Chorus performs the best of America's musical heritage. Acclaimed for its musical excellence and fostering leadership skills in its membership, the All-American Boys Chorus presents an uplifting and patriotic program.