07/09/13 Quentin Flagg has traveled the continent performing in venues from night clubs to theaters, churches, festivals, cruise ships and more. Yet, he never tires of performing in his own home town. His fans are loyal. They love him and he loves his fans. He understands economic times are difficult and he knows that not everyone can afford to come to his shows as frequently as they would wish.
That is why Flagg recently planned a fan appreciation party for his loyal following. On Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Flagg invited all his family, friends and fans to bring their lawn chairs and join him at the Elks Club north of Plymouth for a free concert. The Elks provided a beautiful outdoor setting for the concert and also sold concessions throughout the evening.
Joining “Q” (as he likes to be called) on his concert line up were his good friend and Blues Brother’s partner, Bill Downey; The Marshall County Church Orchestra with whom Q plays percussion; banjo extraordinaire, Trilly Cole of Kouts; and guitarist/composer/vocalist, Alexandra Jeffers. Flagg and the other entertainers agreed to perform strictly for tips to forgo charging an entrance fee.
The gray skies had threatened rain throughout the day. As the crowd gathered they were optimistic the storm would by-pass Plymouth. However, as the Marshall County Church Orchestra began their musical set the ominous clouds began to roll in. The MCCO ended their set as the rain drops fell. Flagg announced a short intermission to give the storm time to pass.
After thirty minutes it was apparent the rain was there to stay and Flagg jokingly sang the first few bars of “Singing in the Rain”. He then announced that he, Downey and Jeffers would continue the concert under the fan tent donated by Oak Crest Realty. The members of the MCCO and Cole decided to call it a night in the best interest of protecting their instruments. The weather did not dampen spirits as the concert continued. Flagg sang and danced his heart out for his fans and thanked them for making his career choice worthwhile.
Business sponsors who donated or discounted equipment and items for the evening of fun deserve a thank you. They include: The Elks Club, Oak Crest Realty, Miller’s Senior Living Community, Country Road Bicycles, Stone Excavating and WTCA Radio. Flagg would also like to thank individuals who helped make the evening successful including: Kathy Ambrose, Linda Jacobson, Sara Kauffman, Patty McKee, Melissa Muller, Heather Lehman, Nancy Smiley, Chad Bailey, Gary and Maggie Flagg and Cindy Flagg.
To keep up to date on Quentin Flagg’s performance schedule you may go to his website at: www.quentinflagg.com.