|The North Platte Concert
Association has been bringing the Performing Arts to North Platte for
over sixty years. The "Greater Artist Series" was organized in the late
1930's by a group of North Platte residents who appreciated the
performing arts and dreamed of the opportunity to experience them in
From that original organization, the association evolved to the "Civic
Music Association," the "North Platte Community Concert Association,"
and now the North Platte Concert Association.
The local board of directors has worked with various booking agencies,
including the famous Sol Hurok, to provide talent for the series.
At the present time, our booking agent is Allied Concert Services of
Minneapolis, MN, but we appreciate relationships with the Nebraska Arts
Council and Arts Across Nebraska - Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Famous artists have appeared in North Platte, including Jan Peerce,
Robert Merrill, Isaac Stern, Arthur Rubenstein, Victor Borge, Ferrante
and Teicher, the Vienna Boys Choir, the King Singers, the Glenn Miller
Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, the Canadian Brass, the Montovani
Orchestra, and the Silver Cornet Band. Because of the interest and generosity of the people of west-central Nebraska, the North Platte Concert Association presents very talented artists who are the stars of tomorrow.
|The Limelighters ~ ~ Thursday, October 9th, 2014 7:00 p.m.
For 50 years The Limeliters have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible musical talent and zany sense of humor. They first made their mark in folk clubs and on college campuses during the height of the folk music boom of the early 60s, which led to numerous TV appearances. With their energy and enthusiasm undiminished and undaunted, current members Gaylan Taylor, Andy Corwin and Don Marovich remain as exciting an act as the genre has produced. They continue the tradition of surging vocals, thrilling harmony, and whacked out sense of humor that the trio has always been known for!
Ben Gulley~ ~ Friday, Npovember 7, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Up-and-coming American operatic tenor Ben Gulley's career is burgeoning with lead and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, concert work, film work, nationwide touring, and prestigious appearances abroad. He is also a member of the SONY/BMG recording group The American Tenors.
|The Glenn Miller Band ~ ~ Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:30 p.m. (location to be announced )|
The Glenn Miller Band was re-formed in 1956 by Ray MccKinley who had become a member of the Army Air forces Band after Glenn Miller's disappearance. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from civilian band and the AAFB libraries, ws well as some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. (sponsored by Arts Across Nebraska)
Susan Werner ~ ~ April 2015, date to be announced 7:30 p.m.
Susan Werner has been performing music since age 5, singing, plahying guitar and piano at her local church. She has a degree in voice and has toured the nation with the likes of singer/songwriter Gail Ann Dorsey, Keb Mo, Joan Armatrading and Trina Hamlin. She was a featured artist in a 1998 PBS special with Peter, Paul andMary. Werner was introduced on the program as the best of the next generation of songwriters. (sponsored by Arts Across Nebraska)
|Cornet Chop Suey ~ ~ Friday, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm|
The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since its first appearance at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee in 2001. Best known for a wide variety of styles, Cornet Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz, swing, blues, and "big production" numbers. Every performance by Cornet Chop Suey is a high-energy presentation and a memorable experience for the audience!
|Gold Benefactor: NebraskaLand National Bank
Complete Eyecare Associates:Drs. Baxter, O'Conner & French
Family Medicine Associates:
Drs. Lamberty & Kezeor
Great Plains Regional Medical Center
Great Western Bank
Membership The North Platte Concert Association relies solely on memberships and sponsors to bring quality professional musical entertainment to North Platte.(Note: a family membership includes two adults and all dependent children living in the household. If a grandparent lives in the home, it includes the grandparent.)
Also appreciated are further contributions as a Contributor, Donor, Patron, Benefactor or Gold Sponsor.
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There is reciprocity with concerts in Kearney, Cozad, Grand Island and McCook. For more information, click on the Reciprocity link in the link bar at the top of this page.
You may be eligible to attend up to ten total concerts.