Upcoming 2023-2024 Concerts

All performances will be at the Bartlesville Community Center

Church of Cash – A World Class Johnny Cash Tribute

Monday, September 18, 2023 – 7:30 PM

Jay Ernest formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, Jay has returned to his Minnesota home to spread the gospel of one of the world’s most important and enduring songwriters.

The Church of Cash is true to the music of Johnny Cash, and singer Jay’s deep baritone voice sings like a prairie breeze and stomps like a boot heel. Church of Cash is not a country band. Church of Cash is a tribute band with the express purpose of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Road-tested and always road-ready, The Church of Cash is celebrating the soul of American music.

Whether you are an old timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.

What the Church of Cash has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely.

Website: churchofcashmusic.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/churchofcash/

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Yesterday Once More – The Sound of Karen Carpenter

Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 7:30 PM

Do you remember the first time you heard the voice of Karen Carpenter? Do you remember the feeling you had the first time you experienced that sound?

Let this show take you right back to that time and make it yesterday once more.

This is a celebration of those songs and ‘that’ sound told via the velvet voice of singer/actress Joanne O’Brien.

Through a cavalcade of iconic classics, Joanne illuminates the musical diversity, pop culture, and political climate of that time in history when the world first fell in love with the magical sound of Karen and Richard Carpenter.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSoundOfKarenCarpenter/

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Empire Trio

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Empire Trio is an exhilarating and uniquely talented classical crossover ensemble, that has been taking concert halls by storm all over the world.

Empire Trio was formed in 2012 when three musicians came to live in New York City to pursue their dreams of becoming world class performing musicians. When these three musicians met a musical explosion occurred resulting in the creation of Empire Trio,

Empire Trio quickly established themselves as a musical force, selling out major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (who also commissioned their first show), The Redlands Bowl, CA (to a crowd of 7,000+), Ronnie Scott’s, London, and over 350 other venues all over the United States, Canada, and the UK.

Empire Trio features the lush and mesmerizing voice of soprano Erin Shields, the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin, the world’s first (and possibly only) musician to play violin and piano simultaneously. The third member of the trio is the illustriously talented baritone Adam Cannedy.

From deliciously witty to incredibly moving, Empire Trio’s shows have it all; they breathe new life into familiar toe-tapping favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements. The trio has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Empire Trio continues to tour extensively throughout the United States. They are extremely proud to provide educational outreach concerts and masterclasses to children of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Website: www.empiretrio.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/empiretrionyc

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Abbacadabara – The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Dust off the leisure suits! Shine up those platform shoes! Be transported back to a simpler time when gas was under $1.00 per gallon … when music was fun, inspiring, and uplifting … and disco was King! With the resurgence of the ‘70s, fueled in part by the hugely popular 1999 Broadway musical production “MAMMA MIA!” and the 2008 movie of the same name, the music of ABBA is finding its way back into the hearts of those who lived it then and taking over the hearts of those who are experiencing it for the first time now.

Since they started in 2002, ABBACADABRA has been entertaining audiences with the music the world has been loving since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Producer Gary Raffanelli got the idea in an entertainment meeting and bluffed that it was already in production. From that start, the group has performed in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, coast to coast in the USA with more tours planned in Canada and India.

ABBACADABRA promises to continue the momentum of the Broadway show and hit movie by performing 20 of the group’s greatest hits in full ABBA flair. “Mamma Mia!”, “S.O.S.”, “Super Trooper”, and “Dancing Queen” are re-created with such precision you’ll swear you were listening to the originals themselves. “Take a Chance on Me” and “Waterloo” will lift the audience out of their seats to dance! The show is authentic in music and dress and is performed to live music that will leave you excited and melancholy … at the same time.

Website: www.adbacadabra.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066496515218

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