One more show to go

Nov. 1—There's still one more show to go in the 2023 edition of the Washington Community Concert Series but plans are already underway and tickets are already on sale for the 2024 series.

Rockland Road, from Nashville, Tennessee, will take over the Washington High School auditorium on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

A six-piece family band, the musicians play 23 different instruments. Jamie and Paul Martin are joined by their four children March, Kell, Texas and Tallant. If Paul's name sounds familiar that's because he is the Grammy-winning lead singer of country group Exile, also known as "Apostle Paul" on The Marty Stuart Show, and his wife, Jamie, is the daughter of Duane Allen, lead singer of the legendary Oak Ridge Boys.

Tickets for Rockland Road are available now at Springs Valley Bank and Trust and while you're there, you can grab season tickets for the 2024 concert series too.

"All four of our concerts are lined up for 2024 and are selling season tickets early this year," said Terri Kelso, who is part of the concert series committee. "It's just in time to purchase these tickets for Christmas gifts."

Season tickets are $85 per person. Individual tickets are $25 per show.

The 2024 series will start on April 13 with Monsters of Yacht, a soft rock group featuring music from the 1970s and 1980s.

June 9, Southern Accents, a tribute to Tom Petty will roll into town and on Aug. 10 "Come Fly with Me" a tribute to crooners Dean MArtin and Frank Sinatra will take over the auditorium. The final show for 2024 will be the John Berry Christmas Show on Dec.7. This will mark the second time Berry has shared his holiday show with local audiences.

The community concert series was started in 2016 as part of Washington's bicentennial celebration and has continued to grow thanks to support from area sponsors.

"We are looking for sponsors now," said Kelso. "Our committee has brought some great entertainment to Washington for the past eight years and we have had an excellent attendance at all our previous concerts."

Kelso said the committee is trying to confirm sponsors by Dec. 1. Sponsorship levels start at $250 and include free concert tickets among other perks.

For more information on the community concert series or to learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Kelso at 812-254-7777 or committee members Dan Roach, DeWayne Shake, Natalie Smith, Kelly Williams or Charlie Vaught.