The Waynesboro Community Concert Association opens its 85th concert season in September, 2022. WCCA, formed in 1936, is both the oldest in the area and the only concert association in Franklin County. Membership has grown steadily since 2016, and our seasons provide truly exceptional value for a very modest cost. We present artists of high caliber skilled at entertaining audiences of all ages and tastes.
Yes, we are excited to offer our six-concert 85th concert season, opening in September of 2022. The “buy tickets” page is the place to buy subscriptions, or individual tickets for any currently scheduled concert.
The campaign for the 80th Anniversary Season (2016-17) established a goal to increase membership to 600 within the decade. Amazingly, we reached that goal by the end of calendar 2021. The auditorium holds 1,500, so we have plenty of room for additional growth.
Responding to the virus, WCCA held no concerts in 2020, and postponed the 84th season a full year, finally opening in September of 2021. Those who had subscribed during 2020, before the postponement, stayed with us and were joined by hundreds more once we reopened the membership campaign.
We continue to hold subscription prices to $50, or $25 at the door for individual concerts. Students K-12 are admitted at no cost (K-8 with adults please).
WCCA does more for the community than simply hold concerts: as examples, we provide scholarships to graduating WASHS students continuing post-secondary education in music; invite active duty and military veterans (in the fall) and first responders & educators (in the spring) to an annual designated “appreciation” concert as our guests; and support various local nonprofit agencies with free subscriptions to offer at fundraisers.
Thank you one and all for your strong support.
Upcoming 2022-2023 Season:
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Chester Gregory, joined by a rhythm section, performs a high-caliber tribute to Jackie Wilson and the artists he influenced. This energetic show will have you dancing and singing all night long. Chester is an award-winning actor and singer. He made his Broadway debut in Hairspray, performing in many more productions including the leading role of Berry Gordy in the hit show, Motown the Musical. Rhythm and Blues Tribute.
Kenny Rogers Band
Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Don Gatlin, longtime friend of Kenny Rogers, has joined Kenny’s original band to present a timeless song catalog while sharing the untold stories from his illustrious career. Kenny was a GRAMMY Award-winning superstar that entertained fans for six decades. Selling over 120 million albums worldwide, he is one of the best-selling male artists of all-time. NOT a tribute band…Kenny’s actual Touring Band.
Vox Fortura, an international male pop-op quartet and a great opening to the season. Big voices, hot music, sounds you will appreciate for days and weeks following the concert. Classical vocals from nearly every era and genre. Captivating, with a dominating stage presence. And a lot of fun..
The Starlets female trio, taking us on a musical journey through the 50s and 60s. They’re a powerhouse, bringing pop, doo wop, R&B and Motown. Fabulous costumes, sizzling choreography and audience engagement. Yes you’ll hear “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “These Boots are Made for Walking”, and “Stop! In The Name of Love” among many others.
The Beau Soir Ensemble
The Beau Soir Ensemble brings harp, flute and viola to the WASHS stage, in a program of music that spans the centuries. Ensemble is from the area and includes members of the National Symphony Orchestra. This concert is funded in its entirety by Gerlald and Mary Jo Kowallis.
The Sounds Of Silence Tribute
The Sounds Of Silence Tribute of course is a guitar and vocal duo. Take a journey back in time to an era of music where lyrics and melody really meant something more. A unique sound and remarkable musicianship. You’ll hear the music of Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Cat Stevens and more.
Real Deal Country, with Katie Deal
Katie has performed to sold-out houses across the US and Canada. A Georgia-born artist. Katie is best known for her authentic country sound. She can do Patsy, she can do Loretta, she can do Brenda Lee.
The Dallas Brass
The Dallas Brass closes the season. Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the group has a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with drums & percussion. Repertoire includes classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood, & patriotic music. Lots of energy, and a crowd pleaser. Don’t miss this one!
K-12 students are admitted free,
K-8 accompanied by paid adult.
Season Tickets Include Reciprocal Shows