BEAVERTON – The Cavalrymen Quartet, known for their innovative blend of Southern and progressive gospel music, kick off an exciting slate of acts coming to the BAC.
The broad range of events will also include other forms of cultural art and performance.
First formed in 1956, the Cavalrymen are making their second appearance on the stage of the BAC and have represented the State of Michigan numerous times on the main stage of the National Quarter Convention, home of many top names in Southern gospel music.
Present day members Barry Maust, Steve Ratliff, Phil Parkin, and Jim Glasco, pictured above, have continued contributing numerous hits that have charted on radio stations across the U.S. In 1976 the quartet was declared Ambassadors of Goodwill in an official resolution passed by our State Senate.
Their special appearance on stage is scheduled for Dec. 13, 6 p.m., at the newly renovated Activity Center Gymnasium. To celebrate the debut of regularly scheduled events, there will be no charge for admission. However, a Love Offer donation will be accepted during the show.
For several months a committee of volunteers has been working towards assembling a lineup that includes concerts, storytellers, glassblowers, BHS Forensics Reunion, and modern dance.
The committee will join with Beaverton Downtown Association in planning and sponsoring indoor and outdoor events, and has been working hard on obtaining grants that will bring in popular artists and talented local acts.
Details and schedules will be released in early 2016.