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Winter concert season at GSUMC set

Special to Atmore News

An all-time local favorite, Cody & Friends, opens the popular winter concert season on Friday, January 11, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 per person.
Additional January concerts include Three on a String on Friday, January 18; the Elvis Gospel Show on Monday, January 21; Monroe Crossing on Friday, January 25; and Cody and Friends Jr. on Saturday, January 26. All shows are at 7 p.m. in the GSUMC sanctuary with tickets at $10 per person with the exception of the Elvis Gospel Show with tickets at $15 per person.

Cody & Friends
Cody & Friends will feature a wide variety of music styles as well as unusual instruments, including a cajon, a Peruvian box-shaped drum played by Mark Stauffer. Also featured will be a new group, ImPrompTwo with Marsha Guyer and Tom Meador, returning favorites Andi and Chris Carstens, the GSUMC Praise Team and other soloists presenting a broad range of music styles.

Three on a String
From their big band sounds, country, classical and bluegrass melodies, Three on a String has become a favorite with Gulf Shores listeners. Just off a show on PBS a year ago, this group incorporates a high level of musicianship with comedy skits and stage antics that leave the audience laughing.

Elvis Gospel Show
Elvis in the person of Shane Tucker is no stranger to GSUMC concert-goers.
Shane brings great Elvis melodies and sounds along with an amazing look-alike style. His new show brings back the Elvis we all love. Elvis will be joined by local favorites, The Promised Land Band.
Monroe Crossing
New to this year’s concert series, Monroe Crossing in an award-winning band from the Twin Cities recently inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. They have played across the world from Carnegie Hall in New York City to venues in South Korea. This will be a hit show with two great bands, amazing harmonies and soaring instrumentals. As a special treat, Monroe Crossing will be joined by Gulf Shores own Sandspur Band.

Cody and Friends Jr.
Cody and Friends Jr. will feature a number of talented young singers and instrumentalists from the area, including Maura Hawkins, Nora Malone, Ali Livingston and the GSUMC youth choir and band.
For additional information on the 2019 GSUMC concert contact church office at 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway, 251-968-2411 or visit the website at