A bouquet of yellow roses is seen at the Triumvirate Theatre on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

A bouquet of yellow roses is seen at the Triumvirate Theatre on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Country, a cappella artists perform benefit concert in Ninilchik

The Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik is hosting a benefit concert for the Triumvirate Theater this Friday, featuring an a cappella group and a Grammy award winner.

The proceeds will primarily help with the theater’s rebuilding efforts, but some of the funds will be granted to The Whiffenpoofs a cappella group from Yale University so they can add Alaska to their summer tour in future years.

Lara McGinnis with MUSE Consulting is one of the main organizers of the event. She said she took the opportunity to book both Bryan White — a country music singer-songwriter — and the Whiffenpoofs for a good rate and a good cause. McGinnis said she wanted to invest in a partnership with The Whiffenpoofs to show kids in the area about different opportunities in higher education.

She’s back putting on the concert after taking some time off from event planning.

“It’s really fun for me to get back into the game,” McGinnis said.

The Triumvirate Theater, located along the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski, burned down in February. McGinnis said the concert was an opportunity to host a big fundraiser for something the community needs.

General admission tickets for Friday’s benefit concert will be $25 a piece, and can be purchased through eventbrite. The show starts at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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