It was a beautiful night to party on The Plaza in McPherson this past Thursday night as CFTC hosted a benefit for The Girl Scouts.
Stevie Warren from the band Road 23 out of Wichita, KS., who opened the show by singing The National Anthem. She did a beautiful job. Her voice has an amazing range and I don't think I've ever heard the anthem sung with such emotion. Stevie did a fantastic job. She brought tears to people's eyes by the time she was finished.
Up next was Sean Story from the band VOS (Victims of Spotlight) out of Hutchinson, KS., who performed solo and did his acoustic show. One of Sean's stand out songs of the evening was his version of Creep by Radiohead as sung by Kermit the Frog. He had everyone laughing and how he does that song without laughing himself silly, I have no idea. But every time I've seen him perform is he does it with so much emotion and a totally straight face. I think the voice and how serious he is when he sings it just makes it all the more hilarious to the audience.
To finish out the night was the band The Calm, from Wichita, KS. These fellas played a variety of original songs, they joked with the crowd, and even played songs suggested by the crowd. It was hard to sit still and listen. So dancing broke out in pockets all around the plaza. The crowd just couldn't sit still.
All in all, another successful show in McPherson. This was the second show for CFTC and it was bigger than the one before. Who knows what this coming Thursday will bring? Come down to The Plaza this Thursday night and check out what CFTC has in store. The musical acts featured will be Burgess Martin along with his band Phenomenon from Hutchinson, KS.,, as well as Johnathan Fleig from Emporia, KS.