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'First Family' to highlight Prescott Opry Thursday

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The Bost Family Tradition from Cochise County will perform Thursday in a Prescott Opry concert at the Elks Opera House.

Courtesy photo<br> The Bost Family Tradition from Cochise County will perform Thursday in a Prescott Opry concert at the Elks Opera House.

Arizona's "first family of entertainment" will make its Prescott debut Thursday in a Prescott Opry concert at the Elks Opera House.

The show, featuring the Bost Family Tradition from Cochise County, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, with senior and student discounts. To buy tickets, call the opera house box office at 928-777-1370 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.elksoperahouse.com. The Elks Opera House is located at 117 E. Gurley St. in Prescott.

The Bost family is a nine-piece family entertainment company, described by one reviewer as "the quintessential family band." Jeff and Pamela Bost and their seven children have been playing at RV resorts, festivals, community events and churches full time for the past seven years, from Branson to Portland and other venues around the country.

Along with family comedy, the family's music is a stylistic blend characterized by western-style vocal harmony, combined with the instrumental tradition of Appalachia.

Jeff Bost is a long-time banjo enthusiast and arranges the compositions. Pamela Bost plays the stand-up bass, and the children, ranging in age from 3 to 20, sing and play their instruments, ranging from mandolin and fiddle to piano and guitar.

Other show highlights include J.L. Pike, Prescott teenager Johan "Bix" Glidden, Prescott Valley's Nancy Drake as the legendary "Miss Minnie Pearl," Brush Arbor Revival, host Ed Gary and the Prescott Opry Band.

Pike is lead singer for the Arizona group, The 8 Tracks, and is the former lead singer for the KOOL Radio house band, "Juke Box."

He performed for the elder President George Bush and opened for such acts at Johnny Cash, the Bellamy Brothers, Grass Roots, Mickey Gilley and more.

The Greater Arizona Country and Western Swing Music Association is presenting the concert.

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