By Kathy L. Collins

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is presenting a series of concerts in its Thank God It’s Variety Concert Series for 2016. The series is a mixture of music to appeal to audiences of all ages.

First up on Friday, March 4 is Last Generation Great Southern Gospel at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $5.

In an effort to accommodate non-profit fundraisers, the church will host All American Tribute, a Rotary Club of Sun City Center Benefit Concert for East Bay High School scholarships. The concert will take place Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door.

The Nashville Hall of Fame Concert Tour will come to the area on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets to this concert are $10 if purchased in advance and $15 at the door.

Next up, is Alberto Lodoletti, a concert pianist from Italy. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

In celebration of Easter, guests can hear A Journey to Hope Holy Week Cantata by the UMCSCC Chancel Choir on Sunday, March 20 at the 8:30a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

On Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. listen to the South Shore Brass Spring Concert. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Director of Worship Arts Jeff Jordan said of the concert series, “The name of our church concert series is Thank God Its Variety. Besides the play on words, the name is quite intentional. We felt that there was a lack of real variety of musical offerings in the South Shore area. Yes, there is plenty of entertainment that tries to target the 55 and older crowd, but we wanted our offerings to appeal to all ages with a wider range of musical tastes.”

Jordan added, “The series remains true to variety with a southern gospel duo followed by a benefit concert, a very popular country concert, a performance by a brilliant Italian pianist and an offering by our own Chancel Choir and orchestra.”

For more information on the concerts and other events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call 634-2539 or visit www.umcscc.org.