Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) teams up with the 1st annual "Go Green Festival" Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 and sponsors a spectacular pair of concerts at the former Oregon County Country Music Theater and the new Evergreen Center in Thayer, Mo.
Friday, at 7 p.m., Sunny Aaron, "The Working Man's Entertainer" and the best Elvis tribute artist in the Ozarks and Nashville, will kick off his season at RTO with Branson Bound, his weekly variety show featuring special guest Larry Price of Alton, Mo., the local King of Country.
Branson Bound is a musical revue starring Sunny Aaron, who is a Las Vegas style singer who stylizes Conway Twitty, Marty Robins, Tracy Atkins, Dierks Bentley, Tracy Bird, Ricky Nelson, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. "His shows change every time he gets on stage, so you never know what he's going to sing -- but he always does Elvis and his award winning original songs," a spokesman said. A different special guest will be featured each week.
Saturday night, March 28, RTO brings in the bluegrass and gospel group String Circle. The show starts at 7 p.m. String Circle is made up of Don Goff (also of Drive Tyme) on dobro and vocals; Sandy Taurone, mandolin and vocals; Ann McAllister, upright bass and vocals; Carl Johnson, guitar and vocals; and Ron Johnson on the banjo.
The group is based in Southeast Missouri and plays area festivals such as the Azalea Festival in Charleston, Mo. The group plays traditional gospel and bluegrass along with original songs. "This is a strong harmony group that will delight the diehard bluegrass fan," a spokesman said.
Both Branson Bound and String Circle charge $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Make sure to attend the 1st annual Go Green Festival at the Evergreen Center all day Friday and Saturday. Friday will feature speakers on alternative energy solutions, and on Saturday they will discuss planting gardens, vegetable production and sales. There will also be canning demonstrations and demonstrations of cars run on hydrogen and cooking oil. Many vendors will be on hand with crafts and go green related products. Booths will be set up indoors and outdoors.
For more about the festival, including the schedule of events, see http://sites.google.com/site/evergreence....
There will also be food concessions, No Buns Barbecue, Barbecue and stuff by Beryl, RTO concessions, and a concession booth by the Thayer FFA. Admission to the Go Green Festival is free of charge. The festival opens at 9 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m. each day.
"Come have a 'Go Green Good Time' at the festival and be sure to stay for Branson Bound and String Circle to round out a day of fun," promoters said.
Evergreen Center is located at 420 Walnut in Thayer, Mo., just 2 miles from the Arkansas State line. Take U.S. Highway 63 to Thayer and turn west at the McDonald's stoplight to the former Oregon County Country Music Theater