North Platte Concert Association

"Make Music Real in Your Life"

A quick rundown of the concerts for next year--

Sons of Serendip Friday, October 26, 2018

Fredric Chu¦  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (pianist)

Jersey Tenors  Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Doo Wah Riders  Sunday, April 7, 2019 

The next concert will be May 11th, 2018. I have heard the light show and video display 
that go with the music by the Derik Nelson 
family are spectacular. AT that concert
tickets will be on sale for  the 2018-2019 season.  If you purchase
a new membership at that concert you will not have to pay  for the
May 11 concert.

2017-2018 programs


The North Platte Concert Association has been bringing the Performing Arts to North Platte for over sixty years. The "Greater Artist Series" was organized in the late 1930's by a group of North Platte residents who appreciated the performing arts and dreamed of the opportunity to experience them in our community.

From that original organization, the association evolved to the "Civic Music Association," the "North Platte Community Concert Association," and now the North Platte Concert Association. 

It is the mission of the North Platte Concert Association to provide the performing arts and arts based educational experiences to the community of North Platte and the surrounding area. 
Announcing the 2017-2018 Season
All Concerts will be held at the Neville Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise stated
Click here to see samples of the Performers' work

                                                David Osborne Trio                     
Thursday, October 5th, 2017,  7:30 p.m. 
Known as the "Pianist to the Presidents", David Osborne's credentials are many.  The list of White House Performances include Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations.  David currently performs at his new home in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.  He was a fixture at Caesar's Palace for 12 years. As he tours with his trio his music includes romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic and Broadway show tunes. He is a spectacular performer with a long and continuing recording history.  If you enjoy a really, really good jazz trio, led by an exciting pianist, you must be sure to see this show!

Sponsored by Dr. Chris and Julie  Johng


The Ballad Baby Doe

      Sunday, October 8  2017,      2:00 p.m.

UNL Opera will present the American Classic Opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, by Douglas Moore.
Based on the true story of the rise and fall of a Colorado silver miner ultimately defeated by the gold standard, 
The Ballad of Baby Doe,
with its tuneful and spirited music is an opera for all audiences to enjoy.  The performance promises to entertain everyone from seasoned opera-goers to those who are discovering the genre for the very first time.  Now in its second year, the Opera Across Nebraska Tour is made possible by a major gift from the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund.


A Rocky Mountain Christmas 

Thursday November 30. 2017

Jim Curry has created the ultimate tribute to John Denver and his music, including music from John  Denver's many Christmas television  specials and Christmas music collections. Curry has emerged as  the top perform of John Denver's music today.

Program highlights will include Silver Bells,Silent Night,  O Christmas Tree, Christmas is Coming, Aspen Glow, Christmas for Cowboys.  Carol for the Christmas Tree, The Marvelous Toys,  Noel Christmas Eve, The Peace Carol, plus a few other holiday classics, anda nice helping of John Denver favorites.  Jim curry has toured heavily with the John Denver tribute show and has been celebrated nationally and is the first only full-length John Denver Tribute to headline in Las Vegas.


Sponsored by Nebraskaland National Bank



 Monday  March 5, 2018,  7:30 p.m.

WindSync is a hot  ensemble quickly broadening the appeal of the woodwind quintet by mixing familiar classical music, some lighter tunes, and their interesting stage presentation and communication skills, all of which yields a great program for every audience.  WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.  A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild international competition, this dramatic ensemble focuses on building a connection with audiences through adventiurous programming and charismatic stage presence. these five virtuoso players PERFORM EXCLUSIVELY FROM MEMORY and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.


Derik Nelson & Family        

~ ~ Friday May 11, 2018  7:30 p.m.

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson and Family sing in a velvety  three-part harmonythat only a family can deliver.  Siblings Derik,  Riana and Dalten have been forming togethersince childhood.  Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist in "Glee" and other TV shows and the group toured 40 locations to raise money for music education,.  The concert features a state of the art light show and an integrated 20-foot video display.

Sponsored by Complete Eyecare Associates: Drs. Baxter, Oconnor and French

and by Eagle Radio



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There is reciprocity with concerts in Kearney, Cozad, Grand Island and McCook.   For more information, click on the Reciprocity link in the link bar at the top of this page.  

You may be eligible to attend up to ten total concerts.