Our Exciting 31th Concert Season

Carroll Live On Stage (Carroll County Community Concert Association) has been providing the Carroll County region with quality LIVE entertainment since 1986.                         Buy Tickets Online    or   call 410 848 7123

Our 2016-2017 Concert Series

You may purchase a subscription for two remaining concerts for just $35. Individual concerts  are $25.

View information on all artists in our 2016-2017 concert season.

IMPORTANT NEWS

It is with much sadness that we must inform you that effective the close of this 31st season, the organization will cease operations. Despite considerable time, effort and commitment expended by former and current board members in the past couple seasons, recent events and circumstances have conspired to make continuation of operations untenable. The Board met on 11/30/16 and again on 1/25/17 to further discuss the alternatives and options available. After due consideration, it was decided to dissolve in accordance to Article VII of the By Laws.

Despite considerable time, effort and commitment expended by former and current board members in the past couple seasons, recent events and circumstances have conspired to make continuation of operations untenable. There has been a steady and alarming decline in subscriptions from over 1400 in season 2003-04 to less than 400 in the current season, an all-time low. In addition, attendance at concerts has dropped from an average of 1000 in season 2003-04 to about 350 for the first two events in the current season, again an all-time low. Also, financial resources have been reduced by ever fewer sponsors and monetary supporters. The increased cost of doing business, most notably the implementation by the local school system of charging significant fees for the use of the concert venue along with ever rising production, advertising and publicity costs has had a negative impact on our fiscal resources. Likewise, the fees for quality acts has continued to escalate, further making the situation difficult.

However, the single most critical factor that has resulted in this regrettable action is the irreplaceable loss of so many board members of long standing who have held crucial leadership positions. In only the last two years, five [5] such members passed away or resigned. Then recently five [5] additional long term members and one newly appointed member was going to resign at the close of this season. The few remaining members simply cannot continue to perform all the duties and responsibilities of these vacated positions. Efforts through meetings with community organizations and pleadings from the stage, in official correspondence and in the program booklet to bolster the board through volunteers and new members have not met with appreciable success.

Though disappointing, the Board of Directors feels that dissolution is the proper course of action given the circumstances as described. The By-Laws provide that, upon dissolution, “all property of the Association shall be distributed to a non-profit entity with tax-exempt status and with similar purposes, to be determined by the Board.” Meetings will be held in the coming months to discuss the options.  Nevertheless, we pledge to continue our current concert season with as much enthusiasm and commitment as before. There are still two more fabulous events as well as a Student Outreach Program by Victoria Banks at Manchester High School. We sincerely encourage you and your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members to take advantage of the quality live entertainment in this our final season. We will be providing an opportunity at the last concert on 3/18/17 for you to be informed of the offerings of our reciprocal associations who, as you know, continue to provide similar concert events.

Please know that all of us on the Board sincerely wish to thank you for all your support over the years. Your commitment has allowed us to share with our community countless international, national, regional and local acts of renown at a reasonable cost at a local venue. Without you none of this would have been possible.

In accordance with our policy, membership names, addresses and mail lists of this organization will NOT be sold or released to any organization, group or person.

To continue to attend quality concerts we invite you to become a member of the Community Concert Associations in Hagerstown, Gettysburg or Waynesboro. Contact and concert series information can be found by clicking Concerts, then Reciprocals on the navigation bar at the top of this page. 

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Member NEWS

” One of our long time sponsors, Geoffrey Woolfson of Amps and More and his family, has fallen on hard times due to serious and persistent health issues and needs the assistance of not only the arts community which they have supported so generously over the years but also the community at large, most especially during this season of love and kindness to one another. In the spirit of giving and concern for our fellow citizens in need, please consider making a contribution to help this deserving family.  Anyone wishing to do so may use a  Go Fund Me page under Geoffrey Woolfson Click Here to help meet the expenses of both the household and the business. If you prefer to send donations or cards and messages directly, such would be most appreciated. Please send them in the name of Geoffrey Woolfson to the following address 10 Melissa Ct., Littlestown, PA 17340. Whether you are inclined to support them financially or not, they ask for your prayers and thank you.”