A full afternoon of great country music is on tap for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. at the King Opera House. This will be the 11th annual Bob Reed Country Music Showcase directed and organized by Cindy Rhodes as a fund-raiser for the King Opera House and the Bob Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Rhodes will be on keyboards surrounded by her house band that includes Kevin Maughan, lead guitar and vocals, Richard Coop, rhythm guitar and vocals, Mike Freshwater bass guitar and vocals, Eric Chambers drums and vocals, Evan Bennett, fiddle and banjo and Becky Thomas, vocals.
The band will accompany the following local performers:
Scott Reed, “Cherokee Fiddle,” Becky Thomas, “Don’t it Make my Brown Eyes Blue,” Mike Freshwater, “God Bless the USA” and “If Tommorow Never Comes,” Kevin Maughan, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” Christi Ballard, “Let Me Be There,” Dave and Jan Paxton, “If I Were a Carpenter,” Autumn Denato, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Evan Bennett, “A Thousand Mike From No Where,”
Also, Mark Haselhuhn, “Nobody Falls Like a Fool,” Caleb Haselhuhn, “The River,” Allyson Haselhuhn, “You Were Mine,” Betty Patterson, “Never Ending Love,” Gene Reed, “Jail House Now,” Reverta Stewart, “Act Naturally,” Arlene Jacobs, “Cowboyd Sweetheart,” “Curg McCoy, “My Way,”
Also, Roger Reed, “Runnin’ Bear,” John VanWeelden, “The Older I Get,” Judi Lahart, “More Than a Name on the Wall,” Jewel Whicker, “When Will I Be Loved,” Eric Chambers, “It’s Up to You,” Richard Coop, “Lost Highway.”
A special guest performing for the first time is Darrell Koehler of Udell who will perform “Wabash Cannonball,” and “Orange Blossom Special,” on guitar and harmonica.
The show will end with its tribute to the late Nellie Collins with the cast singing “I’ll Fly Away.”
Admission is a freewill donation. Doors will open at 1 p.m. at the King Opera House.