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FOLSOM LAKE COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION

In 1994, a group of Folsom residents interested in the performing arts formed the first Board of Directors of a fledgling concert association. Out of their interest and willingness to serve their community has grown the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association (FLCCA). Today, in partnership with Live on Stage of Nashville, TN, the FLCCA continues its dedication to bringing concerts of the highest quality to the greater Folsom area. In addition to the artists from Live on Stage, the FLCCA contracts with local talent to provide a diversified genre of music for their patrons and guests.

COMING IN THE 2018-2019 SEASON!

  • SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A THREE MAN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL BUBLÉ
    Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

    With three voices singing incredible songs like "Feeling Good," "Moondance," "Come Fly With Me," "Home," "Everything," "Fever," "Save the Last Dance for Me" and many more, SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. Beginning with an amazing sold-out debut at the end of the 2014-2015 concert season, this act has already begun wowing audiences around the country with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks. Delivering a setlist comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this world-class tribute act honors (but doesn't imitate) the sophistication, retro style, and high-energy fun that Bublé himself brings to his concerts while engaging diehard fans with thrilling new three-part vocal arrangements. SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé gives audiences seamless variety by combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the '50s/'60s/'70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy show that generates standing ovations from sold-out crowds.
  • THE NEW CHORDETTES: BRINGING BACK THE MEMORIES
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

    "Mr. Sandman," "Lollipop," "Never On A Sunday," "Eddie My Love"...all songs made famous by The Chordettes. In 1946, The Chordettes premiered on The Arthur Godfrey Show, and their lush vocal sound brought them a string of hits turning them into a singing sensation! Forty years later, Judy Duncan and her husband Bob decided to bring back those musical memories and reorganized the group into the current New Chordettes. With beautiful costumes, elegant choreography, slick and sassy comedy, audience participation and silky harmonies, The New Chordettes create four-part and solo vocal magic that leave every audience wanting more! They bring a rich taste of The Big Band era with such standards as "In The Mood," "Begin The Beguine," "Stardust" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
  • TAPESTRY: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING
    Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

    Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King, starring Jeannie Austin on piano and vocals with her back-up singers and band, faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, leaving you with memories of the great music she wrote and recorded, including "You've Got a Friend," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "The Loco-Motion," "Natural Woman," "It's Too Late," "So Far Away," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "One Fine Day," "Beautiful," and "I Feel the Earth Move."
  • CHRISTIANE NOLL & HUGH PANARO: MEMORIES DOWN BROADWAY LANE
    Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

    Superstar singers regale the audience with the hit tunes from memorable Broadway musicals, such as Chicago, Ragtime, Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables, Funny Girl, West Side Story, and others.
  • CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW: STARRING JASON PETTY & KATIE DEAL
    Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

    Classic Nashville Roadshow brings you some of the most unforgettable songs in country history just as they ought to be, just as you remember them from the radio! Remember when Johnny fell for June, and Loretta was just a coal miner's daughter? CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW is classic country music at its finest! Share an evening with hits such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "King of the Road," "Momma Tried," "Harper Valley PTA," and "Crazy," along with legendary duets "Louisiana Woman," "Jackson," and many more. This full production features a live band, comedy and the stories behind the legendary performers such as Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline. Take a journey back in time when Country was King!

The History Of Community Concerts

The history of Community Concerts parallels in many ways that of the past century. In the 1920's, America underwent rapid change and modernization, and the performing arts were no exception. While Chautauqua tours, traveling minstrel shows, and vaudeville had created a national appetite for live performances, they were disappearing from the scene. There was a demand for concerts, but the question was how to find a new way to cover their cost.

In 1927, an idea destined to revolutionize the performing arts in America, sprang up simultaneously in the Great lakes region, and in several Eastern states. Instead of struggling to make up deficits after the fact, people thought, why not raise some money first and then hire the artists? It was a plan that worked. Audiences, it seemed were willing to spend a modest sum in advance for a season of three or four concerts, even if they didn't know what the concerts were going to be. This principle of raising funds to secure a season prior to contracting is Community Concerts' “magic ingredient”. It insured the success of the humble experiments that grew first into the organized audience plan, and ultimately into Community Concerts, the largest, most enduring network of performing arts presenters that has ever existed.

The organized audience idea caught fire and spread, fostering cultural development on an unprecedented scale. Families, who had been indifferent to “highbrow” single concerts, were attracted to a whole season with varied offerings at a reasonable price. People, who had never been to a concert before, were being invited to attend by people they knew - ordinary folks who lived in their neighborhood, went to their church, and whose children attended school with their children. The early quality performances featured artists including Vladimir Horowitz, Lawrence Tibbett, Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin. A new appreciation for the performing arts, deeply rooted in community spirit, was being nurtured by the organized audience movement across North America, contributing to the nationwide growth of local symphonies, theaters and dance companies.

Although the stock market crash of 1929 threatened this brave experiment in the arts, Community Concerts continued to grow from 42 Community Concert Associations at the start of the Depression to 335 by 1940. People were determined that economic deprivation would not deprive them of beauty and meaning in their lives. Minutes from Association meetings held in Dust Bowl towns refer to families who could not afford the fifty cents to attend the concerts, and were being carried by loans from neighbors or by the Association itself. Concerts were regarded as more than mere entertainment; they were a lifeline to humanity and normalcy.

After World War II, Community Concerts expanded rapidly. Between 1945 and 1950, the total number of Community Associations rose from 330 to an all time high of 1,008. Audiences enjoyed the talents of performers like Rudolph Serkin, Paul Robeson, and the Von Trapp Family Singers. Community Concert Associations were formed in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and even, briefly, South Africa.

Since then, Community Concerts has continued to adapt to change, and has successfully weathered many challenges. Faced with the advent of television, competing performing arts presenters, and changing lifestyles, the total number of Associations has declined from the remarkable figures of the early 1950's. However, Community Concerts remain a vital force in the arts world today with more than 400 affiliate Associations. Community Concerts programs have contained artists including Van Cliburn, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe, the London Symphony orchestra with Andre Previn, Claudio Arrau, Leontyne Price, and a wide and impressive variety of others. The concerts continue to be of the highest quality, a vital mix of major stars and performers still on their way to prominence.

The traditional organized audience Associations remain at the heart of Community Concerts' business, but now small colleges, private schools, planned communities, and other interested presenters are also invited to participate.

Related Links

Folsom Lake Community Concert Association Official Website


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