Ponca City Concert Series membership drive begins March 11

March 9, 2023 | Headlines

PONCA CITY — The 2023-24 Ponca City Concert Series membership drive kicks off March 11.

The series provides entertainment through a series of performances held at The Poncan.

Jill Critchfield, board member and publicity chair for the concert series encourages everyone to get a membership.

“The talent is of such good quality you forget where you are and lose track of time,” she said.

“For me personally, it helped me escape a bad time in 2020. I attended the performance by Sons of Serendip and the vocalist’s voice was so smooth that it took me on a journey. I forgot everything and I remember thinking I had the stupidest smile on my face and I didn’t even care. I was in a low period and the performance was so good for me and healing.”

Critchfield said after her experience the concert series became a passion for her and she jumped at the chance to join the board and help promote the events.

The 2023-24 lineup is as follows. 

The Rice Brothers

Piano and cello duo weave together classical, gospel, jazz, and boogie woogie, with works from Beethoven, Liszt, Joplin, and Gershwin.


A guitar and clarinet duo that combines classical and world music, including Celtic tunes, Mozart, Duke Ellington, and more.

Ireland’s Greatest Showman

Starring David Shannon, mixes Irish songs with selections from this tenor’s roles on Broadway and London’s West End.

The Starlets

This pop female trio provides a journey through the ‘50s and ‘60s, with pop, doo wop, R&B, and Motown, along with choreography.

A bonus concert will be held for new members at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at The Poncan by the Empire Trio on their ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ tour.

Those attending are invited to dress up as movie stars and walk the red carpet. 

Cost of a membership is $50 for adults, $25 for students, and $125 for families residing in one household.  

Payment options are available online anytime, as well as a preview of the upcoming season’s performances.   www.pcconcertseries.org, or call 618-672-7060.