Brian Free and Assurance

Aug. 22/STEELVILLE – 6 p.m. at the Meremac Music Theater. Tickets are $15-25. Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable tenor of our generation. Since 1982, he has been at the forefront of Christian music since first joining Gold City Quartet, then moving on to form his own group. Christian music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group at the Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Performance of the Year. The mission of Brian Free and Assurance is to lift up Jesus Christ through their music, see souls come to know the Lord as Savior and be an encouragement to Believers across the nation and abroad. >MORE


Aug. 29/FULTON – 8 p.m. For the Callaway County Bicntennial

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss.

Oak Ridge Boys

Portrait of American country and gospel music singers The Oak Ridge Boys (L-R: Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Duane Allen), 1986. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Oct. 14 -15, 21-22/ BRANSON – The Mansion Theatre. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Hits include “Elvira,” “Everyday,” “Sail Away,” and more. >MORE