Mainstreet Souvenirs: great music and fun on November 9th!

Scott Kirby presents a multi-media stage performance which features live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation in search of the American Heartland.
Scott will present his Mainstreet Souvenirs program at the Belle Fourche Area Community City auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th. This performance by Scott Kirby is yet another Center of the Nation Concert Association program, which has been bringing outstanding entertainment to this region for more than 25 years.

The music in the first half of the program will span about 150 years of American pop, jazz and folk music, including tunes by Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa and many others continuing up to the present time.
The second half of the program features Kirby’s original compositions for piano, old photos from long ago, and his original paintings, all joined together as he plays the piano and talks about the history of the American Great Plains and prairies.  The visual “projected” dimension of the program accompanies both the narrative and the music.  Scott will talk about life in small town America, and his comments are sure to bring back wonderful memories for members of the audience.
Scott Kirby was first a musician and fine pianist, but his artistic passion has grown to include visual art, and he has completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions.  He makes his home in Boulder, Colorado, and divides his time between composing, painting, performing and teaching.
CBS newsman Charles Osgood, who hosted Sunday Morning for 22 years, noted that music critics said Scott Kirby is “one of the best interpreters of ragtime music on the scene today.
Musician Max Morath, known as “Mr. Ragtime,” has said that “Kirby is leading the way toward the irresistible keyboard literature that has its roots in the past…and its eye on the present.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a bit of Americana music presented by one of its best talents.  Join us in Belle Fourche Thursday night, November 9th for Mainstreet Souvenirs with Scot Kirby!

New season begins September 30th with the Guthrie Brothers!

Prepare to fall in love again with the music of Simon and Garfunkel!  

Jeb and Jock Guthrie – "Scarborough Fair"!
The Guthrie Brothers, Jeb and Jock will bring you that opportunity on Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2017 as the Center of the National Concert Association opens its 2017-18 season at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center.  The curtain goes up at 2 o’clock as the music of Simon and Garfunkel comes alive!

From their first startlingly authentic rendition of Sound of Silence, to their playful version of Cecilia, Jeb and Jock Guthrie will have every audience member smiling….and singing along.

Through songs, stories, trivia and humor, they pay homage to the music of Simon and Garfunkel and playfully engage the audience along the way.  The show highlights the brothers’ deep spiritual connection to this music, and to the 60s, the time period it all happened.

The Guthries’ original music received national attention with the release of their self-titled album.  It garnered extensive airplay on both Americana and Country radio stations.  About the album, Billboard magazine wrote, “Many stations will find the well-written heartfelt lyrics and wonderful harmonies a welcome addition to their airwaves.  The album has been re-released and is available online at the iTunes Music Store, Spotify and Rhapsody.

Jeb and Jock perform this tribute show with startling authenticity in an “unplugged” acoustic style.  The brothers have been singing together for as long as either one of them can remember—a major reason for the perfect blend of their harmonies.  Both play acoustic guitar and sing, and add a bit of percussion and bass from time to time.

Remember, admission is by season ticket only – so get yours soon!  And be sure to check out our 2017-18 Schedule.