“BOB KETCHUM AND FRIENDS”
TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE SHEID
Music and video producer Bob Ketchum of Cedar Crest Studio in Henderson is bringing together a band of Arkansas professional musicians to play a benefit concert on Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. at The Sheid on the ASUMH campus. The concert is called “Bob Ketchum and Friends present The Musical Heritage of the Natural State.” Proceeds from the concert tickets and program advertising will go to benefit the work of the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society.
“This is going to be a wonderful and unique show,” says Jennifer Baker, President of the Historical Society. “Bob has worked with great Arkansas musicians for many years, producing much of their music in his studio. He and each of the musicians are donating their time and talent to the concert, and The Sheid has been great in working with us to stage the concert.”
Ketchum, who has operated Cedar Crest studio since 1976, says “This concert will be filled with the best music you never heard.” He points out that the show’s playlist will be made up of two original compositions from each of the seven band members. “Arkansas musicians struggle to make a living in our state,” says Ketchum, “but they keep working and playing here because we love the place.” Along with Bob, band members are Doug Driesel, Boots Walker, Ron Miller, Mark Cheney, Jerry Bone and Randy Keck. “Each player represents years of professional experience and skill in composing, playing and singing,” according to Ketchum. As a special feature, a beautiful concert acoustic guitar, brand new except for being played in the first portion of the concert, will be sold at auction from the stage during the show.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adult general admission, with $5 tickets for kids. Advance tickets are on sale at Square One Music, Old Tyme Restaurant, Century 21 LeMac Realty, Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce, The Back Forty Restaurant, and at the Avon Store, as well as at the Historical Society’s Heritage Center, 808 S. Baker Street. Tickets may also be purchased at The Sheid on the night of the concert.
Businesses and individuals who would like to support the Historical Society by advertising in the printed concert program may call the Heritage Center at 425-2551 by August 8, and a Society member will contact them.