Encouraging Musical Appreciation for nearly 60 years…

…and counting.

Gaston Concert Association seeks to provide a variety of musical genres. Classical pianist, strings, and vocalist certainly continue to be included; however, jazz, blues, country, and movies and Broadway hits are popular, and we’re always evolving to bring musical variety at an incredible value.

Artists that have appeared in the past include Mac Frampton, Maria Howell, Jennifer Prince, Rob Verdi, and Jason Coleman. A few of the groups that have delighted the audience in the past are Dallas Brass, The Western Piedmont Symphony, Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Diamonds, The Kingston Trio, and Good Company. 

Artist Lineup

Noel Freidline Quartet / Jazz

Amantha Mill / Folk Music

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Mac Frampton / Pianist


Artist Lineup

Coming Up Brass

10-piece band with a big sound! They share a huge variety of music including beach, funk, rock, R&B, Top 40, soul, disco and even a little country.

Two on Tap

Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing.


Shanka La-Verne Pettis, a Gastonia native, is a national recording classical recitalist, vocal coach and vocal producer. 

NIGHT AND DAY: Starring Kevin Spirtas   

Kevin Spiritas sings familiar broadway songs and is a 30-year acting veteran best known for Broadway appearances and NBC’s daytime drama, Days of Our Lives.


Artist Lineup

Trio Lennon

These three gentlemen have rearranged the immortal melodies of the Liverpool quartet, readapting them into a wider-ranging, symphonic structure. Their superb arrangements use traditional instruments in new ways. Think the Beatles in tuxedos.

Portraits of America Feat. George Bugatti

George Bugatti is an American singer/ pianist and songwriter. Discovered while performing at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills by The Tonight Show creator Steve Allen, Bugatti was quickly singled out to be the prolific comedian’s protégé.

Amantha Mill

Tight harmonies and an explosive, energetic sound that pays tribute to the group’s Mountain Music Heritage that both entertains and impresses..



gca 2016-2017 concert artists

Each year, a Gaston Concert Association Membership means a season ticket to a wide range of award-winning, nationally-acclaimed, and even world renowned performers from both GCA featured concerts and Reciprocal concerts. Don’t miss out on the experience, learn how to become a member today!

2015-2016 GCA Season Artist Lineup

A pianist, vocalist, writer and arranger, Noel has been the leader of his group since 1991, performing regularly with touring Broadway shows including “Jersey Boys”, “Bring it On”, “Dream Girls” and many more! Learn more.

The Diamonds are a legendary vocal pop band who bring the hits of the famed television show American Bandstand to life!

Yang & Olivia Liu


Husband and wife duo Olivia & Yang Liu are virtuosic talents who create a fulfilling and unforgettable storytelling event on violin and piano.

Jennifer Prince

jennifer prince photo singing

When you grow up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina you’re constantly exposed to the bluegrass, gospel and country music that have long been prevalent there. Learn more.


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2015-16 Reciprocal Concerts Lineup

Lincoln County Concert Association  |  Lincolnton, NC

  • Puddingstone (Celtic)
  • Amantha Mill (Bluegrass, Folk)
  • Bandstand Boogie (’50 Doo-wop)
  • Tryon Street Ensemble (Classical  String Trio)

Performing Arts Live of Iredell  | Statesville, NC

  • Melinda Doolittle –It Must Be Love
  • Mike Farris -Shine for All the People
  • Ethan Bortnick- The Power of Music
  • The Young Irelanders- Making Old Traditions New

Stanly County Concert Association  |  Albermarle, NC

  • Rowan Big Band All-Stars
  • The Letterman Holiday Show
  • Thomas Pandolfi, Pianist: “One Singular Night” – the music of Gershwin and Hamlisch
  • Killer B’s
    Back to: Barry, Billy & the Beatles, featuring Brian Gurl
  • The Three Davids in Concert: David Holt, David Wilcox, David Mott

Gaston Concert Association
2014 – 2015 Performer Lineup

  • Good Company  |  “Iconic American roots music..making waves across the Southeast and on Music Row in Nashville” – read coverage here

  • SAX-sational  |  “Our music has something for everyone. Who doesn’t get excited by the sultry sound of a live saxophone (or four!?)” –  read coverage here 

  • WindSync  |  “..Revolutionary chamber musicians..” 

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