The Pampa Community Concert Association has been active since 1944. Live On Stage, Inc. is the booking agent for Pampa, Borger, and Plainview. Live On Stage has done a phenomenal job of finding diverse musicians and bands to perform for the community for many years. All Pampa shows are performed at the M. K. Brown Auditorium and tickets can be purchased at Pampa Pack N Mail at 808 W. Francis Ave from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. These tickets can also be used for shows in Borger and Plainview.
Glennette Goode, Pampa Community Concert Association’s Treasurer, explains the work that goes into picking performances for the future seasons.
“We are booking for the 2023 - 2024 season already,” Goode said. “We worked out a relationship with Borger and Plainview. We each get to pick our top 5 musicians/bands and get together to discuss. The discussion is to ensure that there are no overlapping performances between these 3 locations.”
Goode clarifies the benefit of not having duplicate performances.
“It’s for convenience and opportunity,” Goode said. “Instead of the same show at 3 different places, there’s a variety of performances to look forward to.”
The Pampa Community Concert Association has been in operation for many decades. Previous performances used to be hosted in the same location where the temporary FirstBank Southwest used to be. Over the years, the Association has had the opportunity to showcase legendary performances from the von Trapp Family (the exact family the iconic movie, The Sound of Music, is based on), Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, and Ferrante & Teicher.
Goode mentions the intention behind the affordable cost of tickets.
“We’ve tried to keep our tickets as inexpensive as possible,” Goode said. “The purpose is to accommodate as many people as possible.”
In addition to being the Treasurer, Goode and her husband, Jeremy Goode, help with the lighting for the performances in Pampa.
“The artists will provide us with a Technical Music Writer to give us an idea of what they want,” Goode said.
Regarding the lighting in the auditorium, Goode mentions that there will be upgrades in the future.
“I’m part of the board for the Jeanne Willingham Foundation,” Goode said. “The Foundation is in the process of funding the updated lights at the auditorium.”
The fantastic array of musical guests would not be possible without the help of Live On Stage.
“They have been very gracious,” Goode said. “I’ve never had to worry whether or not the artist will show up. If there are situations that occur with the artist, Live On Stage is ready to help.”
Be sure to check out Vinyl Radio’s performance on September 19 at 7:00 p.m. For any questions, you can call (806) 665-9432.
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