The Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host the 5th annual 'Classic Country Jamboree' benefit at Tan-Tar-A Resort on October 22.

The event will be used as a way to help raise scholarship-funds for students at State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks and also funds for the Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association. Last year the benefit raised nearly $21,000.

According to a press release from SFCC, eight entertainers will perform a variety of traditional country music. In addition to the music, the doors will open at 1:00 for a silent auction.

SFCC says the headlining act this year is Tony Booth, a traditional country music singer/songwriter who with his band became the house band at the famous Palomino Club in California. Booth’s hits include “Keys in the Mailbox,” “Lonesome 7-7203,” “Cinderella,” and “Workin’ @ the Carwash Blues.”

Also returning , is Tim Atwood, a musician, singer, storyteller, and entertainer who is a 38-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry staff band; fiddler and singer Dennis Stroughmatt, as well as Scotty Henderson, a Kansas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member, Alicia Farrell Lange, a Lake of the Ozarks native who is a demo-singer and back-up vocalist in Nashville; The Board of Directors Band, with Roy Dee and Jim Phinney on guitar, Jay Orr on drums and John Farrell on bass; and J.R. Love, a country and gospel singer, from the St. Louis area.

New to the Jamboree this year, will be Jerry Frank, a Lake of the Ozarks local who “blows the cobs out of the saxophone!”

Roxane Atwood, a Nashville TV producer, announcer and voice-over artist, will emcee the event with John Farrell.

The press release says there will be a dance floor and concessions. A silent auction and a special live auction for a “Boots ‘n’ BBQ evening with the Board of Directors Band.”

The cost is $15.00 for GCMA members, $20 for nonmembers, and free for children under age 12. Tickets are available at SFCC-Lake of the Ozarks, located at 3797 Osage Beach Parkway, and the SFCC Foundation, at 3201 W. 16th Street, in Sedalia.

Seating is limited. A 10-person table can be reserved ahead of time for $100.

For more information or to order tickets, call Lynn Farrell at 573-348-2181 and 573-216-2182, or John Farrell at 573-216-2181.

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Randy Kirby

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