Chicago’s McDonough returns to Bartlesville

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Chicago’s McDonough returns to Bartlesville

Chicago-based singer and songwriter Megon McDonough returns to Bartlesville on October 30 presenting “Great Women of Country.” During the prime rib dinner and benefit concert for CONCERN, McDonough will delight the audience with her music and humor while performing songs of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and many more.

As stated in the Chicago Tribune, “Megon can charm the birds out of the trees …” She is a celebrated performer, singer/songwriter, recording artist and actor. She studied at Chicago’s infamous Second City and with the guru of Improvisation Paul Sills. She has recorded 15 solo CDs and is included on 9 compilation CDs. She is a founding member of the hit folk group; The Four Bitchin’ Babes, and in the 1970’s toured as an opening act with the legendary John Denver.

According to co-chair Marjie Newman, “In 2013 Megon came to Bartlesville to perform for area Vietnam Veterans and the community fell in love with her incredible singing and delightful wit.” As a result, in March 2014 she performed her original one woman show, “Her Way — An Interesting Bunch of Gals” in Bartlesville to benefit CONCERN. The 2014 dinner show sold out in 10 days.

On Oct. 30, McDonough returns to honor the strong women who paved the way for every girl who ever dreamed of playing The Grand Ol’ Opry.

Social begins at 6:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s Great Hall with dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations of $80 per person will be accepted until sold out by calling Linda Befort at 918-331-9207 or Tables of eight may be reserved with full payment when reserved.

Opening act for the evening will be the BHS Girls Jazz Choir with master of ceremonies Faye Marlowe.

CONCERN, which was established by cooperative efforts of area churches in 1967, continues to help struggling families with much needed services which include the Child Learning Center, food pantry, payee representative and urgent support for local families in need.

To date in 2015 CONCERN has distributed 54,353 pounds of food to 5,360 individuals. CONCERN also provides affordable and quality early childhood education to the children of working families, which makes it possible for the parents to maintain a job, support the family and build stability.

The agency is run by a board of directors representing the community and many local churches with Mark Wilburn, president; Allen Bretz, vice president and Kay Martin, executive director.