Have a meal with Simon Estes, in Greenfield!


April 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Time is running short to purchase your tickets to enjoy a meal on Mother’s Day with world renowned opera singer and Iowa native, Simon Estes. Greenfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ginny Kuhfus says tickets for the meal with Estes….which follows his concert May 8th , at the Nodaway Valley High School…cost just seven-dollars. The concert begins at 3-p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Tickets for “Premiere seating,” which puts you right up front by the stage, are $20. General admission tickets are $10. Estes will, of course perform during the concert. And, he’s bringing some people along with him to make the event even more enjoyable. Kuhfus says some area students will be on the stage as well.

The 32-member Simon Estes Music High School Choir from Capetown, South Africa will be there, along with students from the Nodaway Valley High School, Adair-Casey and Orient High Schools.

Kuhfus says Estes’ visit to Greenfield is part of his ’ 99 county “Roots & Wings tour,” which combines his performances with school assemblies. Proceeds from the sales of tickets will benefit efforts to restore the E.E. Warren Opera House in Greenfield, and the Simon Estes Iowa Educational Foundation, which provides scholarships to aspiring young Iowa artists.

Kuhfus says work on the Opera House is progressing nicely, thanks to a 1.2-million dollar grant the Chamber, Main Street and Development Corporation received in August, 2010. The I-Jobs grant will allow the project to be completed by February, 2012.

Tickets for the meal with Simon Estes must be purchased by this Friday, April 28th.  Tickets for the meal and/or concert can be purchased in person at the Greenfield Chamber Main Street Office, or by calling 641-743-8444.