North Platte Concert Association


"Make Music Real in Your Life"



The concert association now has a page on Facebook.  The facebook image to the left is a link to it. 
Be sure to check it out and click that you like it if you use facebook and like it. 
We we need to have 25 members at least to have our own 
password for the page.

(2013-2014 program being put on the site--will be finished by May 5th so check back)




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. 

The local board of directors has worked with various booking agencies, including the famous Sol Hurok, to provide talent for the series.  At the present time, our booking agent is Allied Concert Services of Minneapolis, MN, but we appreciate relationships with the Nebraska Arts Council and Arts Across Nebraska - Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Famous artists have appeared in North Platte, including Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, Isaac Stern, Arthur Rubenstein, Victor Borge, Ferrante and Teicher, the Vienna Boys Choir, the King Singers, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, the Canadian Brass, the Montovani Orchestra, and the Silver Cornet Band.  Because of the interest and generosity of the people of west-central Nebraska, the North Platte Concert Association presents very talented artists who are the stars of tomorrow.
Announcing the 2013-2014 Season
All Concerts will be held at the Neville Center for Performing Arts.
Click here to see samples of the Performers' work

The Lightning Bugs ~ ~  Sunday, October 13th, 2013 2:00 p.m. Matinee)
The Lightning Bugs will take you back to when the big bands were blowing, the dance floors were
crowded, and the Mills Brothers helped everyone fall in love.  the bugs use smooth vocal harmonies and tasteful instrumental styling to tip their hats to such masters as duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Nat King Cole.  This is a good program for the entire family to enjoy.

Ann Chang-Concert Pianist ~ ~ Monday, December 2, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Ann Chang is an active soloist and lecturer in the U.S. and Europe.  She is in demand as an artist and teacher, and her recent appointment as a Fulbright Scholar in Brussels, Belgium, has given her an opportunity to expand her interest in the study of Classic Performance Practice.  Ann is the founder of the award-winning Meadowlark music Festival, an d more recently she was appointed Artistic Director of the Leid  Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln.  Dr. Chang has performed in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Croatia, Argentina, and in celebrated U.S. venues  in Spokane,, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, and the Kennedy Center in washington, D.C.
Sons of the Pioneers ~ ~ Friday, February 28, 2014  7:30 p.m.
For over 75 years the sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American west celebrating the West, its awesome landscape, its people, its culture and the american Cowboy.  Certainly, many of the songs they originally introduced and which have become signatures, such as tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Water and ghost riders in the Sky have become forever entwined into the fabric of the West.

Tribute to ABBA ~ ~ Tuesday, March 18, 2014  7:30 p.m. 

Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA - is an exciting and dynamic tribute to the Swedish pop super-group ABBA.  Powerful harmonies, high-energy dance, and the unforgettble hits of ABBa make this musical tribute one not to be missed.  Join us as we turn back time, andre-live the moments of our past...moments when we heard each and every one of ABBA's truly timeless hits.

John Davidson ~ ~ Monday, May 19, 2014  7:30 pm
The Abbey road Band is a live tribute to the music of the Beatles! This is a show that will entertain an audience of any age, as we all know and love the Beatles.  You will be amazed at how much the group sounds like the Beatles, having spent countless hours studying the music and original recordings to perfect the arrangements for a live tibute show like no other.
Gold Benefactor:  NebraskaLand National Bank       

             Complete Eyecare Associates:Drs. Baxter, O'Conner & French
             Creative Interiors
             Family Medicine Associates:
                     Drs. Lmberty, Bernard, Gosnell & Kezeor
                     Great Plains Regional Medical Center
                     Great Western Bank
                     KNOP-TV (In-Kind)

            Membership                                                                  The North Platte Concert Association relies solely on memberships and sponsors
                               to bring quality professional musical entertainment to North Platte.
Also appreciated are further contributions as a Contributor, Donor, Patron, Benefactor or Gold Sponsor.
(Note: a family membership includes two adults and all dependent children living in the household.  If a grandparent lives in the home, it includes the  grandparent.)
You may download this form to your computer.  If you wish to print out just the form you can find a printer friendly form by itself  HERE                         

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.