This Thursday's edition of the Downtown Fall Concert Series will feature a familiar favorite, Terry Ray Bradley and Linda Kay Bradley of Kennett, Missouri.
Terry Ray and Linda Kay married in January of this year and have been performing together ever since. The two met through their love of music and knew right away they had much in common. Both have been performing most of their lives. As a duo they have performed throughout the tri-state area for various organizations and fundraisers. Most recently, the Bradleys performed for the Veterans of Foreign Wars benefit at the Sikeston,Mo. post.
Terry Ray was born in Memphis, Tenn.His father played music and starred on his own radio show in Memphis.Terry began his career in music at eight years of age and eventually started his own band playing in night clubs and military bases in a four state area. At only 10 years of age, Terry won First place at the Midsouth Fair Talent Competition, beating out over 3000 contestants. Throughout his career, Terry shared the stage with such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Ace Cannon, Ray Smith and Narvel Felts.
He has had several hits including "Highway Robbery," "Can't Go Dancin'," "The Kind of Man I Am," By My Side," "I Got a Lot to Get Over," "I'd Be Willing to Try," "The Rain Never Falls in Denver," and "It just Keeps Getting Better."
Over his career Terry appeared on many T.V. shows such as Talent Party, The Roads Show, and The Eddie Bond Show all of Memphis and The Narvel Felts Show in Jonesboro, Ark.
Linda Kay Bradley has been performing all over the South for over 40 years. Notable performances include the Louisiana Hay Ride, Nashville-Rhyme Audition, and performances in New Orleans, Kansas, St. Louis and Southeast Missouri. Linda has also volunteered her musical talents to notable causes such as, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Residential Care, VA Hospitals, Detox Centers, Jefferson City State Penitentiary, Nursing Homes, and Disabled Children.
"Concerts on the Square" will continue next Thursday, October 11 with Jaded of Kennett.
All performances are free. Music starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. Seating is general admission and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. A concession stand benefitting the Kennett Downtown Revitalization Program will be set up selling food and drinks.
In conjunction with the concerts, the Byrd's Nest, 126 St. Francis Street, will be selling Ervin Byrd's famous chicken wings. Pre-orders are encouraged by calling the Byrd's Nest or through their Facebook page and wings can be picked up during the concert from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Prices are three wings for $2 or 10 for $5. Contact the shop at 888-6378.
The concerts are hosted by the City of Kennett, the Kennett Downtown Revitalization Program, and the Kennett Community Development Corporation (KCDC).
This event is designed to help promote local artists and social interaction in the downtown area.
The KCDC and the Kennett Downtown Revitalization Programs are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.