Calling All Veterans!!!

Tickets to the 2021 Classic Country Music Jamboree are free to veterans so contact us to claim yours.  We would also love to see you in your uniform if you would like to wear yours.

For immediate release

Sherlyn Nail

Writing Services Manager, Marketing and Communications

State Fair Community College

3201 W. 16th Street

Sedalia, Missouri 65301-2188

(660) 596-7248

Classic Country Jamboree benefit Oct. 17 for SFCC scholarships, soccer association

Lake of the Ozarks – Aug. 25, 2021 – The Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host its

ninth annual Classic Country Jamboree benefit at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Exhibition Center at Lodge of

Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

While celebrating and promoting traditional country music, the GCMA’s goal is to raise funds for

State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks (SFCC-LOZ) student scholarships and for Lake of

the Ozarks Soccer Association. Last year the benefit raised $13,000 for SFCC-LOZ scholarships.

This popular benefit features multitalented entertainers and The Board of Directors Band

performing a variety of classic-style country music. This year there will be two headliners – Leona

Williams and Tony Booth.

Leona Williams, an international country music star, began singing with her family band as a child

and had her own radio show in Jefferson City as a teen. She has written songs and performed with

artists such as Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and others. Her son Ron

Williams, acclaimed Nashville recording artist and crowd favorite, also will perform.

Tony Booth is a traditional country music singer and songwriter. He and his band became the

house band at the famous Palomino Club in California, and he participated in Buck Owens’

“Bakersfield Sound” revolution. Booth’s hits include “Keys in the Mailbox,” “Lonesome 7-7203,”

“Cinderella,” and “Workin’ @ the Carwash Blues.”

Returning performers are Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddler extraordinaire, singer, recording artist;

Alicia Farrell Lange, a demo singer and back-up vocalist who has returned to the lake from

Nashville; J.R. Love, a talented country and gospel singer from St. Louis area; and The Board of

Directors Band, with Jim Phinney on rhythm guitar, Elijah Chastain on lead guitar, Jimmy Willis

on drums, Darrell Cummings on steel guitar, and John Farrell on bass. Rick Newman, another

extraordinary fiddle player, also will perform.

Larry Hurst, from the Kansas City area, will perform some of his country favorites. Hurst began his

professional singing career while in the Air Force and has performed on shows with Jeannie Seely

and Tim Atwood and appeared on the Earnest Tubb Midnight Jamboree.

Bill (Goofer) Atterberry, singer and comedian, returns again to guarantee everyone a good laugh.

Atterberry was an entertainer at Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry in Osage Beach for over 38 years.

Two dance floors, concessions and a cash bar will be available. A silent auction and a live auction

featuring many items will be held during the event.

Tickets are $30 for GCMA members, $40 for nonmembers, and free for military veterans and

children under age 12. Tickets are available at John Farrell Real Estate Company, 5750 Osage Beach

Parkway, Osage Beach, and the SFCC Foundation, 3201 W. 16th St., Sedalia.

John Farrell, Brad Rigby and Tony Smith founded the GCMA in 2009 to promote, perform and

maintain traditional country music. The association is a 501c3 organization.

For more information or tickets, contact Lynn Farrell at (573) 348-2181, (573) 216-2182 or at