The Bellamy Brothers will perform in Arkansas City in November, the Burford Theatre — in collaboration with KSOK Radio — announced Aug. 30.

Photo by JENI McGEE

Burford Theatre Arts Director Shannon Martin made the announcement prior to the start of the Fifth Thursday Art and Music Crawl, in front of the Burford marquee located at 118 S. Summit St. in downtown Ark City.

She said the Bellamy Brothers concert would be around 7 p.m. Nov. 30, which is the night of the final Art and Music Crawl of 2018.

“(KSOK co-owner) Marty Mutti was really excited about this concert because he love(d) the Bellamy Brothers,” Martin said.

Mutti died Aug. 25 at South Central Kansas Medical Center after suffering a medical emergency at his home. The 53-year-old radio personality’s death was unexpected.

The Bellamy Brothers will perform on the Burford stage at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts. Tickets for the concert go on sale today.

A pair of tickets were given away to Karen Legleiter during the news conference.

About the Bellamy Brothers

Howard and David Bellamy have been performing for more than 40 years.

The brothers’ first official gig was in 1968, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida, according to their webside,

The duo has performed with such acts as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.

David Bellamy’s songwriting is credited with the brothers’ national breakout, which came with the song entitled “Spiders and Snakes.”

In the 2000s, the Bellamy Brothers held the record in both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods also have been directed toward the brothers, according to their website.