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Tri-City Music Concert Association

Tri-City Music Concert Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide quality concerts to cities in Hutchinson County and the Texas Panhandle.

The idea that Borger could have professional talent perform on a Borger stage was first proposed in November, 1948.  A group of musically inclined citizens sponsored a concert by the Amarillo Symphony at the Borger High School Auditorium.  The featured soloist was Virginia Probst of Borger.  The evening was a huge success.

Mayor Fred Herbst dedicated the profits from the concert, $121.67, to any group that would organize to bring quality music to the local area.  His offer generated a meeting of 60 enthusiastic people from various clubs and churches on January 23, 1949.

Rev. Jimmy Glenn presided with Mrs. Stanley Goodman serving as secretary.  Additional officers included Wayne Phelps, first vice-president; Weldon Jolly, second-president and Jim Odom, treasurer.  A Steering Committee of Gene McDonald, Carl Snow, M. S. Flegle, Dan Durow, Lee Johnson, Mrs. Bob Gough and Mrs. C. R. Stahl was appointed to investigate how professional artists could be brought to the area. The new group became known as TRI-CITY MUSIC CONCERT ASSOCIATION.

The first membership fees were $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Board members  invited friends  from their neighborhoods, churches, schools and businesses to join to attend the local shows.  Within a few years, membership peaked at about 1500.

The Association began independently but later joined the national Community Concert Association, network of performing arts presenters managed by Columbian Artists, Inc.

When Columbian Artists ceased business in 2002, Tri-City Concerts changed its booking affiliation to LIVE ON STAGE owned by Matt Davenport.

Matt Davenport Productions is known in the entertainment business as the provider of the highest quality entertainment.  Each season LIVE ON STAGE provides a network of vibrant performers from which to select concerts.

Tri-City Concerts is managed by local volunteers.  Although competition with television, cable, internet, sports activities and changing life styles is stiff, the beauty and inspiration of  live performances survive.  The Patron program begun in 1984 and the assistance of Tourism money provided by the City of Borger has kept Tri-City Concerts strong continuing its history of providing variety and excellence in its performances.

TRI-CITY CONCERTS has brought more than 200 live shows to Borger.  Reciprocity concerts in Pampa and Plainview have added another 500 concert choices for season subscribers.  Any annual season member can attend concerts in all three cities:  Borger, Pampa and Plainview.


Tri-City Music Concert Association Venue:

Borger High School Auditorium, 600 W 1st St, Borger, Texas 79007, United States

Handicap Accessibility: Ramp available at North side of building at the auditorium entrance.

We also partner with the Reciprocity Concerts in Pampa & Plainview. Locations of these concerts are:
Pampa - M.K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W Coronado Drive, Pampa, TX 79065

Plainview - Harral Auditorium on the Wayland Baptist University Campus, 1900 W 7th St CMB 1210, Plainview, TX 79072


Mailing Address:

Tri-City Music Concert Association
625 Evergreen, Borger, TX 79007

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