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Concert series opens curtains Oct. 9

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association’s 67th season is about to start with the return of Jason Coleman to Sunnyside on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lower Valley Community Concert Association has been bringing live entertainment to South Central Washington since 1947: that’s more than 200 performances in 65 seasons.

The 2013-14 season features five performances:

• Legacy of Floyd Cramer: Featuring Jason Coleman – Oct. 9, 2013

• Evan Marshall – Nov. 24, 2013

• Andy Feldbau – Feb. 12, 2014

• Grand Standard Time – March 9, 2014

• The Gothard Sisters – April 27, 2014

National and international musicians have performed in a wide variety of genres, including classical, country, folk, jazz and Broadway. Comedy and gymnastics have also been popular during the series, which usually includes five events from fall through spring.

Volunteers run the association, keeping the ticket prices reasonable. At one time the concerts were held in a school gym but now are in the Sunnyside High School auditorium, which was recently renovated with comfortable seats, new lighting and improved acoustics.

Reciprocal agreements with other community concert associations have allowed season ticket holders to attend concerts in other communities at no cost.

Subscriptions for this year’s five-concert series in Sunnyside are $55 for adults, $125 for families and $15 for students 18 and younger with identification. Single performance tickets are available for $30 each and are based on availability.

For more information or to subscribe visit the website at lowervalleyconcerts.org.

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