The Lincoln County Concert Associationâ€™s season of variety will kick off next week.
The 2004-05 season will open Thursday, Oct. 7 with Time for Three. The band plays an interactive concert of Bach, rock, bluegrass, jazz, folk, gypsy and crossover music. The group is only the beginning of a list of multitalented performers, said Adair Cantwell with the concert association.
â€œWe really have a real good variety using theater as well as music in our presentations,â€ said Cantwell. â€œWe want to reach a larger audience all the time.â€
This year concerts will be centrally located at the James W. Warren Citizens Center and the Lincoln Cultural Center. Performances were held in buildings around the county last year, but Cantwell said people seem to appreciate more centralized locations.
Time for Three will perform Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center. Individual tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Season tickets are also available: $35 for adults, $10 for students, $80 for a two-parent family and $45 for a one parent family.
Season tickets include entrance to performances by the following:
The Bel Canto Company Oct. 23 at the Citizens Center
Mark Twain on Stage Jan. 27, 2005 at the Citizens Center
Robert Belink Feb. 24, 2005 at the Cultural Center
Steely Pan Band April 8, 2005 at the Citizens Center
Season tickets also offer admittance to community events in Hickory, Albemarle, Asheboro and Statesville/Mooresville.
Cantwell said she hopes the local and regional events will encourage music lovers to come out and see what the organizations have to offer.
â€œOur aim is to reach as many people as possible with music they enjoy.â€
Tickets for the upcoming concert or season can be purchased at the door or by mailing checks to the Lincoln County Concert Association, 228 Stanford Road #175, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. For details call 704-748-9175.by Diane Turbyfill