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New Christy Minstrels staging concert July 21 at State Theatre

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New Christy Minstrels staging concert July 21 at State Theatre

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POSTED July 14, 2012 1:43 a.m.

MODESTO - The New Christy Minstrels will appear in concert on Saturday, July 21, at the State Theatre.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

  In an effort to connect musical artists with concert-goers of all ages, the Modesto Community Concert Association and the New Christy Minstrels Foundation are presenting The New Christy Minstrels at The State in a concert benefiting both groups. The world-famous group is still under the direction of Randy Sparks, and they’re as good today as they were in their hey-day. They won a Grammy for their very first album and have garnered Gold Records galore ever since. The group, now officially eight members strong, is a mix of old and new and it’s the best collection of performers ever to have been billed as The New Christy Minstrels. Each performer adds a diverse and unique talent to the pool.

 “We’re still alive, we’re still creative, and still eager to please, so we make a deal with the audience: We’ll do all the old songs you came to hear, if you’ll allow just a couple of newer ones,” Sparks said.

The same songwriter who penned their hits: Today, Green,Green, Saturday Night, Denver and Mighty Mississippi, is still at it, and The Minstrels still entrance audiences with the same spirited magic. No performing group has ever spawned so many successful musical careers as the New Christy Minstrels. 

“For over 50 years we have been the best talent show ever,” said Sparks, adding, “We still are!”

Visit The New Christy Minstrels at: www.thenewchristyminstrels.com . Visit the Modesto Community Concert Association at: www.modestoconcert.org

For online ticket sales go to www.thestate.org. To purchase your tickets by phone call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If still available, tickets may also be purchased the night of the event up to the start of the presentation.

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