I want to write just a few thoughts about the 2016 edition of the Greg Hager Christmas Concert.
December 4, 2016 saw the 5th Annual presentation of the Greg Hager Family Christmas Concert Event. As I think about the preparation and the exceptional effort that went into the making of this years edition, I want to pause to thank a few people.
First, I want to thank the band and artists that played along with me:
Donnie Tahran – Bass Guitar
Steven Thomas – Drums
Steve Kuykendall – Lead Guitar
Nick Holden – Pedal Steel Guitar and Dobro
Kerry Wicks – Fiddle, Harmonica, Mandolin, Saxophone
Erin Harris – Keyboards
Andrea Hager – Wife – Vocals
Hannah Hager – Daughter – Vocals
Next I want to mention again these local Valley City, ND businesses that helped to sponsor the concert:
Thrivent Financial – Scott Wilmes, and Dave Bjornson
The GrandStay Hotel & Suites
First Community Credit Union
The Bridges Arts Council
Smith Lumber Company
Frontier Agriculture LTD – Buffalo, ND
RKS Sales & Service
Valley Meat Supply
Valley Plains Equipment – Valley City, Jamestown
The Midwest Dairy Association
Through the Smoke BBQ Company – Olathe, KS
The concert went so well, I was pleased with the players, and with the purpose. I “told” the Christmas Story through original song. The whole concert was original music.
I hope this note finds you well and that you have a Merry Christmas from my family to yours.