Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Welcome to a new season for the Newell Concert Association.  This season is dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Jackson who was a long time member of the Newell Concert Association and a tireless advocate for the arts in Brooks.  She brought many memorable performances to the Brooks stage.     The  prices are listed on our website.    Check out the shows we have to offer.  It's a great deal for the whole family.  Shows are listed on our website as well as contact information if you have any questions.  All of our concerts are held at Griffin Park Theatre - 805 4th Avenue West.  Looking forward to another great year!


Thursday, September 26th, 2019 7:30 p.m.

The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele

Be part of a special tribute to the man considered the greatest country singer of all time - George Jones. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum" evolved from a young honky-tonker to a music icon as he recorded nearly 150 albums. Award-winning singer/songwriter Duane Steele and his band will take you on a journey of Jones’ life through stories and songs. Steele will sing the hits of Jones that spanned five decades including his duets with Tammy Wynette to the No.1 country song of all time “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. You’ll also hear the stories of Jones’ life which echoed the country songs he sang - filled with success, failure, hard-drinking and heartbreak. The Legend of George Jones is a must-see for Jones fans and country fans alike.


Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Terry Barber

Spend a memorable evening listening to the world’s favourite melodies, interpreted by internationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry Barber.  He has been featured on the world’s most storied stages from Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall.  A true entertainer, Terry’s extreme vocal range and delicate nuance are enhanced by his witty rapport with the audience.  A former member of the Grammy winning Chanticleer, Terry’s voice is heard on every major record label, with artists from Madonna to the London Philharmonic. An evening you don’t want to miss!


Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Connie Kaldor

Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, something roars in and it turns you about. Connie Kaldor writes this and more about the unexpected twists and turns of life and love.  She could well be writing about her personal artistic complexities.  Music pundits have tried to define the essence of the prairie-born acoustic performer for over two decades, but even the most eloquent have fallen short of perfection.  Back for a repeat performance Connie will once again thrill our audience.


Thursday, December 5th, 20197:30 p.m.

Lizzy Hoyt

Award-winning songwriter with the voice of an angel, Lizzy Hoyt delivers music with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding contribution of commemorating Canadian history through music. She is bringing her Christmas concert "Ancient Carols for a Winter's Night" to the Brooks stage.  A perfect way to begin the Christmas season.


Thursday, January 9th, 2020 7:30 p.m.

 Emerging Artists - Krissy Feniak - Brianna Lizotte - Travis Dolter
Every year at the provincial showcase the ATAA gives up-and-coming artists a chance to display their talents.  This year the association decided to give three young performers a chance to hone their skills on the Brooks Stage.  Krissy Feniak is a Country Music singer/songwriter from Alberta.  In 2018 Krissy Feniak won the North American Country Music Awards International Entertainer, Songwriter and Artist of the year and was nominated for the ACMA Horizon Youth Award, and the Edmonton Music Awards Rising Star Award. Brianna Lizotte is most recognized for her old time fiddling and from performing various roles within the award winning Red Deer Royal Marching Show Band.  She has received the Rising Star Award from the Alberta Men and Women of Country Music. Travis Dolter is an emerging singer/songwriter artist who brings high-energy and excitement with him to the stage.  He plays a wide variety of music from country to Class Rock.  


Thursday, February 13TH, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band.  Jaws will drop, and eyes will pop as Alex slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card, juggles ping pong balls with his mouth, and gives the audience the world’s largest high-5 in the ultimate family comedy experience.  The Zaniac zigzags between physical stunts, jokes and audience engagement.  Come see why this two-time Guinness World Record holder was voted “Seattle’s Funniest Pop Comic”. For this show only members can bring their children or grandchildren under 18 years of age free of charge.


Thursday, March 5th,  2020 7:30 p.m. 

Maya Rae

This 16 year old vocalist from Vancouver released her debut album in February of 2018 on Cellar Live.  She has always been passionate about many genres of music and will bring original songs and interpretations of jazz standards to the Brooks stage.  Ultimately her goal is to use music to tell a story, create a positive narrative and inspire young people (and people of all ages) to follow their dreams.


Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 7:30 p.m.

James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe

James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe are like twin sons of different mothers.  They are respected and celebrated songwriters and performers in their respective countries. James was born in in Alberta and Jez in County Durham in the UK.  They share a passion for storytelling and a love of performance.  The shows – characterized by their easy banter on stage and their stellar songwriting has been praised as the finest of their kind, eliciting comparisons to legendary folk duo Makem and Clancy.  Come out for an unforgettable evening.


Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Silver Screen Scoundrels

The Silver Screen Scoundrels are Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot.  Both are exceptionally creative performers.  Together, as the Silver Screen Scoundrels, they present a multi-media performance in a new Vaudeville style.  Combine topnotch song writing, world class musicianship, witty anecdotes, with a touch of slap-stick silent cinema and you have Canada’s original, silver Screen Scoundrels.

Sunday, October 18, 2009



Friday, October 9, 2009


Newell Overture Association was formed in 1974 to provide a variety of cultural entertainment not normally available in the community. The Overture Society out of British Columbia and under the leadership of George Zukerman presented the idea of forming a concert series to a meeting of 50 people in Brooks. The first series offered four concerts to a membership of approximately 250 people.
The local society was affiliated with Zukerman's organization and booked all their concerts with him annually. The first Showcase attended was in Edmonton in 1976 and from this several concerts other than classical were booked.
The concert series was held in the Brooks Composite High School gymnasium until 1982 when a theatre with fixed seating as well as sound and light, was made available. Newell Concert Association worked tirelessly to encourage the inclusion of this theatre in the new school.

The original board consisted of : President : Albert Zagorsky
VPresident: Wally Friesen
Secretary: Evelyn Ellerman
Treasurer: Keith Boquist
Directors: Doris Cairns, Doug Ingram, Bob and Helen Baxter. Dennis Petersen, Joan Lester, Helen Kraus, Wes Hutton

There was representation on the board from the town of Brooks as well as surrounding area.
One of the first priorities of the board after finding a home for the series in the new theatre in Griffin Park School was to purchase a grand piano in 1983 for $13,000.
Throughout the years the concert series continues to thrive and has been successful in acquiring an annual grant from the Alberta Arts Foundation . This funding along with ticket sales has enabled the organization to present an average of nine concerts per season, offering a wide variety of entertainment ranging from comedy to classical.


Early Bird Prices until June 30th, 2019

Adult - $120.00

Family (includes mother, father and children under 18 or grandparents and grandchildren under 18) - $260.00

Prices after June 30th, 2019

Adults - $130.00

Family - $285.00

All tickets are transferrable.

Season tickets can be purchased at the ATB - 219 2nd Street West in Brooks.
You can also mail in a cheque with the completed order form to Newell Concert Series, Box 1601, Brooks, AB T1R 1C4
Pamphlets are located in various businesses around town or you may call 403-362-5040 for more information.

A limited number of rush tickets are available at the door at $25.00 for each concert. Children 12 and under - $10.00 each. These are on a first come first serve basis. Rush tickets are purchased at the door the night of the performance.


Executive for 2018-2019 Season


Terry Connor
Phone: 403-362-3882

Vice-President: Jo-Ann Hodge
Phone: 403-362-7811

Treasurer: Robin Niebergall
Phone: 403-362-1804

Secretary: Terrie Hager
Phone: 403-793-3683


Janet Perkins
Phone: 403-362-5040

Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837

Herb Brown
Phone: 403-362-4227

Celina Everett
Phone: 403-363-8326

Valerie Deunk
Phone: 403-362-3515