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Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers in concert April 30

COTTONWOOD – The patriotic, all-star country band, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will be heating up the night on the Mingus Union High School Auditorium stage Saturday, April 30th at 7 p.m.

The Gatlin’s are known for their beautiful harmonies and entertaining lyrics in such songs as: “All the Gold In California,” “I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today,” “Johnny Cash is Dead and His House Burned Down,” and “I just Wish You Were Someone I loved,” to name a few.

Profits from the concert will benefit the Verde Valley Military Service Park, a 501 (c3) non-profit organization. More information is online at VVMilitaryPark.com.

Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony.

They will be performing in Cottonwood after flying in from Nashville where they will have performed at the Grand Ole’ Opry just a few days before.

General admission tickets are $50 each and a small number of VIP tickets are available at $150. A portion of your purchase price is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased at the Cottonwood Recreational Center front desk, Weber’s IGA grocery in the VOC, Basha’s in Camp Verde, Desert Dancer in Cottonwood, and Food City also in Cottonwood. Tickets are also available online at: VVMilitaryPark.com.

Local favorites Tom & Shondra will open the concert. Included in their performance will be the debut of a new, rousing American song composed by former USO entertainer and author Terrie Frankel. “We are really honored to be the opening act for the Gatlin Brothers,” said Shondra Jepperson, “we will give it everything we have to warm up the audience for this historic Verde Valley musical event.”

The Verde Valley Military Service Park is in the process of being developed in phases as part of Garrison Park in Cottonwood. All branches of the military will be represented and any veteran who is serving or has served honorably with Verde Valley connections may have his or her name engraved on the granite wall for an inscription fee of $75. To volunteer or for more information please visit the website: VVMilitaryPark.com.

The land has been surveyed by Dugan McDonald and the next step will include purchasing and installing a 65-foot flag pole for the American Flag. Five 30-foot poles will display the flags of the five branches of military service.

Demonstrate your patriotism and support for our military and our beautiful valley by supporting this event. Individuals and companies may sponsor the concert with varying levels of benefits, please contact Cynthia Richmond, Cynthia@DreamPower.net for details.

Mingus Union High School is at 1801 E. Fir Street in Cottonwood. Tickets are limited and for sale online at: VVMilitaryPark.com.

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