MAQUOKETA — The Wichita Lineman – A Tribute to Glen Campbell, featuring Carl Acuff Jr., will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa.
Campbell spent five decades entertaining audiences all over the world. His songs and dazzling showmanship shot him to superstardom in the 1960s. His hits included “Gentle On My Mind”, “By The Time I Get To Pheonix”, “The Wichita Lineman”, “Dreams of an Everyday Housewife”, “Galveston”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and “Southern Nights”.
During his 50 years in the music business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records worldwide and accumulated 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts.
After his death in August 2017, fellow musician and entertainer Carl Acuff Jr. along with a notable group of musicians decided to put together a tribute show to this entertainment legend featuring his wonderful catalog of music.
Therefore, The Wichita Lineman show was born. After searching around on how to approach this project, Acuff hand picked musicians to bring this show to life with full instrumentation, great vocals and musical ability.
Tickets are $22 in advance for adults and $13 for students. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $15 for students.