After a year hiatus, the Washington Community Concert Series will return to the Washington High School auditorium. The four shows that were originally slated for 2020 have been rescheduled beginning in August.
“We have brought back all the shows scheduled for last year that had to be canceled,” said DeWayne Shake, a member of the Washington Community Concerts committee. “The biggest response so far has been to the first show featuring Cody Ray Slaughter and his tribute to Elvis. We have received several calls from state’s away who follow him.”
Shake said Slaughter is the closest thing to a live Elvis show one could see now.
“He is rated as the top Elvis performer in the country,” said Shake adding the show will be Aug. 7 and all four concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.” This will be an awesome show of all your Elvis favorites.”
On Oct. 25, “Purple Veins” Tribute to Prince will take over the auditorium.
“This is a recreation of the live Prince Show,” said Shake, adding the group will perform hits from the catalogue of Prince hits. “It’s another great show and for Prince fans, it will be a big hit.”
Fans of the Eagles can hear the band Hotel California on Oct. 16.
“These guys are one of the original tribute bands to the Eagles. They have been together since 1982, and truly will be a big hit with the crowd,” said Shake. “They have really amazing vocals and the music is spot on as a real Eagles show.”
The big finale in 2020 is the Kornfield Friends on Nov 13. The Kornfield Friends, Shake said, features the surviving members of the TV show “Hee Haw” with special guests T. Graham Brown and Irlene Mandrell.
“This will be a great way to wrap up the series, as the cast will perform some of your favorite ‘Hee Haw’ skits on stage and sing all your favorites with crowd participation throughout the night,” said Shake, adding it is great to see the response the series has garnered since it started. “LuLu Roman and Jana Jae from the original ‘Hee Haw’ will be there.”
Seating is all general admission and tickets are on sale now and are $25 for each show. Those who purchased season tickets last year will be able to use their tickets for the upcoming shows.
“We have four great shows right here close to home. If you have season tickets from last year they will be honored. We appreciate the support of our local businesses and community leaders to keep the series alive and back in 2021. Hope to see you at the shows this year, there is truly something for everyone,” said Shake.
The series would not be possible without the support of the community though.
“We appreciate the support of all the sponsors because they help us bring great entertainment to the community and help us keep our ticket prices down so everyone can afford to attend,” said committee member Terri Kelso, adding season tickets are available at the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, Springs Valley Bank and online at www.washingtoncommunityconcerts.com for $80.