In the 1930’s, the members-only organization Rio Grande Valley Civic Music Association was formed to bring reasonably priced artistic attractions to the Harlingen area. This group contracted with Civic Concert Services, Inc. based in New York City, and the Civic Concert Association, which provided talent to cities nationwide.

Audiences in these early days enjoyed performers such as Rudolf Serkin, Paul Robeson, and the Van Trapp Family Singers. Jan Peerce, famous Metropolitan Opera tenor, performed in Harlingen as did soprano Vivian Della Chiesa, and pianist Alec Templeton. In the 1960’s, the Civic Music Association became Harlingen Community Concert Association and was serviced by Community Concerts, a division of Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

In the year 2000 the service corporation, Community Concerts, was purchased by the Trawick Company, and was serviced by them until 2003. In 2004, the local association revised its Constitution and By-Laws and became Harlingen Concert Association, as we are known today. We partnered with Nashville-based booking agency, Live On Stage, Inc. and all of our talent is contracted through them.

During the Fall & Winter, Harlingen Concert Association continues to offer five to six outstanding concert events each season. Artists range from Country, Broadway & Pop, Irish & other international music styles, Classical, Jazz, and everything in between. There is truly something for everyone! We also proudly sponsor performances by these world-class artists for area students, and welcome them to our concerts as well. It is thanks to you, our loyal subscribers, that we are able to continue to offer low-cost access to quality entertainment, and we look forward to continuing this legacy for years to come. We couldn’t do it without you!

Executive Board
President Bonnie Brown
Vice President/Membership Chair Joel Brotzman-Gonzales
Recording Secretary Roslyn Salmeron
Treasurer Annette Cornelius
Talent/Venue Coordinator Lois Day

Contributions & Sponsorships

Your generous tax deductible contribution will help support the arts in Harlingen by assisting HCA to continue to provide outstanding programs in the future and will help fund our education outreach programs to area students. If you would like to become a season sponsor, please email us at harlingenconcertassociation@yahoo.com and we will send you a sponsorship packet. Thank you!

Mail checks to:
Harlingen Concert Association
1327 E. Washington Ave. PMB #328
Harlingen, Texas 78550

Harlingen Concert Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All monies donated over the price of a season ticket are fully tax deductible.

Your gift is very much appreciated!