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Business Monthly - Rock out for Citizens for Progress

The 11th annual Citizens for Progress charity concert will occur Saturday evening, March 30 at the downtown Park Theatre.  

The headliner group will be the Classic Rock All Stars from Nashville. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Park with the WCHS Select Choir singing the national anthem. All seats are at the Park will be reserved seats with a ticket price of $30 each. Tickets can be purchased online through

All proceeds from this concert will go to the CFP Scholarship Fund which began in July 2007. Almost $1 million has been raised over the 12 years to provide funds for youth of Warren County for higher education.

Due to the expansion of dual enrollment classes at Warren County High School, demand for CFP funds will hit a recent high during the (next) 2018-19 academic year. Dual enrollment means WCHS students can take Motlow/TCAT classes while in high school.  This can be from one class to a full time status at Motlow College and/or TCAT while going full time at WCHS.

Motlow has created a “Middle College” at WCHS to make it easy for students to go full time at Motlow and WCHS. TCAT has/ is rapidly expanded dual enrollment options at WCHS to speed up time needed to reach a certificate program in welding, culinary arts, machine shop technology, and construction trades. TN Promise does not provide tuition funding for dual enrollment, so our CFP program becomes a primary means for most WCHS students.

The group Classic Rock All Stars is made up of six top rated musicians who have a long history in Rock & Roll. The players have performed with and on records, movies, and major TV commercials that make up the fabric of our lives.  The group plays music from 1966 to 1977. They specialize in top songs from the 1970s. An electronic press kit is available on YouTube. They also have a Facebook page. The players are as follows:

Abe White – bass player – currently with Brian Howe & Bad Company, Cold Truth

David Parks – drummer – played with Ted Nugent. Tesla, Henry Lee Summer

Paul Warren – guitar – works with Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Cactus

Michael Whittaker – keyboard – on Jimmy Kimmel Show, Lionel Richie, TV scores

Thane Shearon – singer & guitar – plays with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kentucky Headhunters

Dan Shafer – singer & guitar – on Blake Shelton’s Team, Transformers, Matchbox

Classic Rock All Stars will be debuting in McMinnville on March 30. They often play at Main Street Music in Murfreesboro and outdoor music festivals. The group plays an average of six shows a year. 

Among their music are songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Bad Company. The group drawing card is the top level of musical talent with the six musicians. This concert will be a special treat for the audience.

This CFP concert is being sponsored by the Business Roundtable Action Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. The beneficiary of the concert is the youth of Warren County. Please come out for a fun evening and help our young at the same time.