By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – It’s been 64 years full of music and entertainment for the Tupelo Concert Association, and the group is continuing that tradition for its 65th anniversary.
The lineup for its 2012-2013 season was announced at a banquet last week, and the members are excited to bring another year of music to Tupelo.
“This is quality entertainment,” said Linda Kinsey, TCA president for the upcoming year.
The 2012-2013 season begins Oct. 9 with “Broadway Today!” which features Broadway stars singing hits from shows like “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Lion King”; countertenor Terry Barber on Jan. 22, 2013; 1960s rock band Papa Doo Run Run, who perform hits by groups like the Beach Boys and Frankie Valli, on March 7, 2013; and the Legacy of Floyd Cramer, a tribute to the late pianist by his grandson, Jason Coleman, on April 23, 2013.
Tickets are sold at the door at each concert, but it’s more economical to purchase the $50 season pass for the four shows. The passes are on sale this week, and anyone who buys a season pass for the 65th year also will receive a ticket to the last concert for the 2011-2012 season, pianist and violinist Anita Chen, on March 22. Those who purchase season tickets are considered official members of the Tupelo Concert Association. It’s a not-for-profit organization, so ticket sales completely fund the next season of concerts. In addition to new members, TCA also hopes to find new volunteers.
TUPELO CONCERT ASSOCIATION’S 65th season 2012-2013
• Broadway Today! – Oct. 9
• Terry Barber – Jan. 22
• Papa Doo Run Run – March 7
• Legacy of Floyd Cramer featuring
Jason Coleman – April 23
ALL CONCERTS ARE at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium. Season passes are $50. For more information, call (662) 842-3173, (662) 842-4569 or (662) 840-2658. Those who purchase a season pass for the 2012-2013 season will also receive a ticket to the upcoming Anita Chen concert on March 22.