The 36th annual Country Music Show will take place at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday night.
The Tina-Avalon Country Music Show will wow crowds during two shows this weekend. The 36th annual event will take place March 22-23 at the school. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m., each night.
Suzanne Stark, organizer, said this year’s show will feature performances by musicians and even a comedian.
Musicians will perform 32 songs - with many artists singing more than one selection.
“Carl Wallaby, is always a favorite and he will be singing a couple of songs, including one he wrote,” Stark said. “For the last six years, we have had some humor along with the music and Billy Smith will be back this year entertaining us again.”
The Tater Hill Boys, a popular area trio will also be performing.
“We also have a couple new, young artists coming this year that I'm sure everyone will really enjoy,” Stark said. “It is great to have the young people coming out to participate and I am sure younger crowds will also enjoy seeing them perform.”
Practices for the event began in February and Stark said the two-night show, while the same, allows participants to showcase all of their hard work.
“A lot of hard work goes into the event, from everyone,” Stark said. “We figured it would allow more people to enjoy it, also, if we offered it to the community for two nights.”
There is no official entrance fee to the popular event, however, Stark said a free will donation is accepted.
“All of the money we raise is given back to the school and alumni scholarships,” Stark said.
Three, $500 alumni scholarships are funded through proceeds. Stark said there has been discussion of raising the amounts of scholarships, if proceeds allow them to do so.
“The cost of college is on the rise and we would like to be able to do more, and help more,” she said. “When we have a qualified student, we have also given out a music scholarship, and would like to continue doing so.”
Proceeds from the Country Music Show has also allowed alumni to purchase a walk-in freezer for the school, and help with other school improvements. In the past, Stark said they have been able to purchase folding chairs, music stands, stage curtain and help fund school activities.
A full concession run by students will open at 5 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m.
“I encourage everyone to come out early, eat their evening meal and get a good seat,” she said. “Concessions will be open until intermission.”
Handicap parking is available.