Kearney Concert Association

 

The latest news, keeping you up-to-date on our local events.

 

Feb 26 KGFW "Talk of the Town"

Feb 22, 2024

 

February 26, 2024, Steve will be interviewing Divas3 on KGFW "Talk of the Town."

 

Dec. 7 Give Where You Live

Dec. 6, 2023

 

December 7, 2023 is Give Where You Live. An opportunity to support your Kearney Concert Association Endowment. To Give

 

Dec. 1 Charlie Albright concert @ KHS

October 29, 2023

 

The December 1, 2023 Charlie Albright concert will be held at Kearney High School, 2702 W 11th Street. Enter on the east side under the "Blue K". Enter on the west side Door #33.

 

2023-2024 Season Begins September 18

May 17, 2023

 

The 2023-2024 season will begin September 18, 2023 with Phat Cat Swinger, a 11-piece "little big band" straight from DisneyLand. It will be a great start to another great season. Join Now so that you do not miss a single amazing performance.

 

2023-2024 Campaign Kick-Off, April 1

March 31, 2023

 

The 2023-2024 Campaign volunteers will be meeting for breakfast and informational meeting, Saturday, April 1. The volunteers will then begin contacting all current members encouraging them to renew at the April 20 concert. After that date the volunteers will then be contacting potential new members. Plan now to renew at the April 20 concert.

 

Gary Mauer & Elizabeth Southard to replace Jeremy Stolle

March 12, 2023

 

We are so fortunate that Gary Mauer and his wife, Elizabeth Southard consented to fulfill Jeremy's touring schedule. Gary and Beth have spent their careers on Broadway. It will be a memorable evening (April 20, 2023) as they share their experiences and their favorite Broadway music.

 

Steve talks about the new season Friday, Sept 9, 10:30am, KGFW-1340am

September 8, 2022

 

Hear about all seven 2022-2023 artists complete with audio clips. Our 75th year is going to be outstanding. Click the "JOIN" tab at the top of the page to purchase season passes.

 

Youth Concerts Oct 6 & Nov 3, 2022

August 30, 2022

 

Backtrack Vocals is a five-person a cappella ensemble based in New York City. With top-notch vocal and beatboxing abilities plus a versatile repertoire including pop, funk, Motown, standards and Broadway, this YouTube sensation has gained over 12,000,000 views and 107,000 subscribers. They have appeared on NBC, FOX, PBS, and Broadway's Kinky Boots.

A genre-bending, crossover trio, Empire Wild has brought their signature mix of original music, inventive covers and twists on the classical canon to audiences across the country. Ken and Mtch bring all the cello ha to offer - bowed, plucked, chopped and more while Brandon can be found singing and playing anything he can get his hands on.

All Youth Concerts Are Free!

Register by emailing kearneyconcerts@gmail.com.

 

New Season Begins October 6, 2022

August 30, 2022

 

Our 75th year opens on October 6 with Backtrack Vocals, a 5-member a cappella ensemble from NYC. With top-notch vocal and beatboxing abilities plus a versatile repertoire including pop, funk, Motown, standards and Broadway, this YouTube sensation has gained over 12,000,000 views and 107,000 subscribers. They have appeared on NBC, FOX, PBS, and Broadway's Kinky Boots.Enjoy this concert plus 6 more great concerts for $50 Adult, $25 Student, $110 Family. JOIN NOW!

 

Steve Interviews Josh Young
KGFW "Talk of the Town"
Thursday, May 12, 2022 10-10:30 am

May 9, 2022

 

Meet Josh Young, who along with Erin Mackey, will be performing for the 8th and final concert of this season. New 2022-2023 members will receive this concert as a bonus, making the package 8 great concerts for $50 Adult, $25 Student, $110 Family. JOIN NOW!

 

New '22-'23 Members Receive Bonus Concert

April 15, 2022

 

Celebrating seventy-five years with a dazzling seven concert series. 2022-2023 memberships for all seven concerts remain $50 Adult, $25 Student, $110 Family. Bonus-New members who join by May 17, 2022
may attend the final concert of the 2021-2022 season, "Josh Young & Emily Padgett." JOIN NOW!

 

A new season of SEVEN great concerts at one low price.

April 15, 2022

 

Celebrating seventy-five years with a dazzling seven concert series. 2022-2023 memberships for all seven
concerts remain $50 Adult, $25 Student, $110 Family. JOIN NOW!

 

Joe Robinson to Take Over Frank Vignola Duo Tour

February 10, 2022

 

KCA once again is forced to adjust its concert season. Due to Covid-19, Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Duo will not be touring. But we are pleased to report that young guitarist.singer.songwriter extraordinaire Joe Robinson will take over the Vignola tour. Joe amazes all who hear him. His guitar fingeraction is second to none. Add to that his singing and song writing talents along with his easy, warm, friendly audience rapport and you are set for a wonderful performance. The concert will be the same time, same location as the Frank Vignola concert, Saturday, April 23, 2022. 7:30 pm at the Merryman Performing Arts Center.

 

BECOME A MEMBER!

August 1, 2021

 

World-class artists await you in the 2021-2022 season. Be part of something extraordinary! With an unprecedented 8 concert series, this is a season not to be missed. To become a member, click on the "JOIN" tab found at the top of this page. We look forward to enjoying the season with you.

 

Curtains Preparing to Rise Again!

May 20, 2021

 

The Kearney Concert Association (KCA) curtains are preparing to rise again. After cancelling and postponing concerts for over a year, we are excited to say that our 2021-2022 season is scheduled to begin October 4 with Miss Myra and The Moonshiners. With the rescheduled Frank Vignola Hot jazz Trio on April 23, 2022 and the Masters of Soul (Young Irelanders substitution) on November 28, 2021; our 2021-2022 season will be an unprededented 8 concert series. As always, especially in a time of pandemic, everything is subject to change.

 

2020-2021 Season Postponed

December 7, 2020

 

KCA has again been forced to modify our 2020-2021 concert season. Due to COVID-19 issues, there will be no concerts until the fall of 2021. All Concerts that were scheduled for 2020-2021 are being postponed until approximately the same dates in 2021-2022. The rescheduled Frank Vignola Hot jazz Guitar Trio will be April 2021 and the Masters of Soul (Young Irelanders substitution) will be November 2021. During our rescheduled season, you will enjoy an unprecedented 8 concerts. As always, especially in a time of pandemic, everything is subject to change.

 

2020-2021 Season Will Begin
February 11, 2021 with Duo Baldo

August 3, 2020

 

Due to COVID-19 issues, all 2020-2021 concerts are being scheduled for 2021. The February through May of 2021 concerts will run as planned, beginning with Duo Baldo on February 11, 2021. Concerts that were scheduled for the fall of 2020 are being postponed until the fall of 2021. The rescheduled Frank Vignola Hot jazz Guitar Trio will be April 12, 2021 and the Masters of Soul (Young Irelanders substitution) will be November 2021. During this modified season, you will enjoy an unprecedented 8 concerts. As always, especially in a time of pandemic, everything is subject to change.

 

RESCHEDULED Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

August 3, 2020

 

Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio, April 12, 2021-Any KCA 2019-2020 members that do not renew their memberships for this next season will be able to attend this concert without charge. Contact KCA
at 308-627-2717 to arrange your attendance for this performance.

 

REPLACING Young Irelanders with Masters Of Soul

August 3, 2020

 

Masters Of Soul, November 2021-Any KCA 2019-2020 members that do not renew their memberships for this next season will be able to attend this concert without charge. Contact KCA at 308-627-2717 to arrange your attendance for this performance.

 

Update on Canceled and Postponed Concerts from 2019-2020 season

May 19, 2020

 

As soon as we receive an official "ok" we will share the dates for the rescheduled Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio concert and a replacement concert for the canceled Young Irelanders concert. Our dates for the 2020-2021 season as they appear in your brochure and on this website are confirmed. It is our hope that when October arrives, our concerts can once again begin.

 

Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio, Friday, Apr 24, 2020, POSTPONED.

March 30, 2020

 

In response to the CDC's directive to avoid large gatherings, the Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio scheduled for April 24, 2020 has been postponed. It is our intent to reschedule this concert once it is safe for our patrons, artists and volunteers. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of the Kearney Concert Association.

 

2020-2021 Season
Become a Member

March 30, 2020

 

Join now for the 2020-2021 season. You can join online using your credit card, by mail (membership form), or you can phone 308.627.2717.

 

 

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