your concert experience with us is always. . .

Just Plain Amazing

We provide outstanding entertainment with our live concerts across the country. We love what we do! Our audience comes to relax and sing along with the HITS that they remember from the sixties and seventies, while enjoying a few NEW SONGS performed with the fabulous harmonies of this one and only big Folk group!

A Smooth Operation Performed By Experienced Professionals

A lot of pride, and attention to details, goes into our concerts to create not just a concert, but a musical happening! Want to book this group? Booking us is an easy process and we love to work! Becky Jo Benson generates all Contracts, Tech Riders, Graphics, and any help that we can provide with marketing our act is gladly donated to help fill the seats. No one has ever lost money on our act! Bookings are handled in house as concert Presenters deal directly with us.

Enhanced With Our Own Exceptional Sound System

We bring our own complete sound system, set it up, and operate this fantastic sound system from stage during our concerts. We can run two lines to the House Main Speakers of your facility, or use our Main Speakers which we have with us–which ever is the BEST sound. After years of experience, we can guarantee a consistently AWESOME sound quality throughout our concerts.

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What Do We Provide You?

You Will Be Delighted By Such Great Entertainment!

This act has a 100% record of at least one standing ovation per concert since Randy Sparks revised the line up of performers in 2010!

Contracts, Tech Riders, Updated Graphics, Help With Marketing

We provide a prompt response to any offers for bookings, as well as an expedited contract/tech rider for each event. We do not require a deposit to hold any dates, and we are easy to work with.

A Superior Sound System

We travel with our own complete sound system, which we set up, and operate from the stage. This to insure that our audience is provided the best possible sound system to highlight this stellar group of entertainers.

Contact to book The New Christy Minstrels®

Becky Jo Benson (323) 940-0880


Who will you see on stage?

We would LOVE to see you in our audience!

————————————–MEET THE PERFORMERS————————————–(Drag photos left and right to see who will be on stage)

(Photo Below) Left to right: Greg O’Haver, Uncle Dave Deutschendorf, Becky Jo Benson, Randy Sparks, Cousin Dave Rainwater, Ed Stockton, Tholow Chan

Please join us at the Meet & Greet tables after each concert!

Stop by after each concert so that we can meet you, and thank you for coming!  This is also a great time to take photos with us.  We love to give autographs!

The latest reviews

The New Christy Minstrels still tour under the direction of founder Randy Sparks.

Great show, self-contained production, low maintenance. Strong sales around the country, I’ve sold them out almost every time they are here.

Richard D. Haerther
Artistic Director
Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa, FL 33618

March 5, 2018 Carrollwood Cultural Center



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At least one standing ovation.
We are hired back at the same facility.
We give autographs after the concert.
We discover that the concert was sold out.

from the blog

Randy Sparks wrote this for his mom. (Click here to see the player, then click on the triangle to play the song)

Randy Sparks wrote this song for his mom and sang it to her on Mother’s Day.  ‘Take Your Mother To Brunch’ is on The New Christy Minstrels’ CD titled ‘NICE TIME TO BE ALIVE’ and is for sale at all the live concerts.  This CD was recorded, and mixed by The NCM Sound Engineer, Becky Jo Benson, and Mastered by Fab Dupont of Pure Mix Studio, New York, New York.

The Burl Ives Mobile Museum

The New Christy Minstrels Foundation is presenting a precious collection of Burl Ives memorabilia in this moving museum to celebrate the life of singer, performer, actor, and dear friend of Randy Sparks, the late Burl Ives.  First stop for viewing will be Burl Ives birthplace of Newton, Illinois in Jasper County, June 14th (which would have been Burl’s birthday).  For details, please click on UPCOMING EVENTS and scroll down to June 14, 2018.  Then the moving museum will travel to be parked next to the River Inn, Brownville, Nebraska during The New Christy Minstrels’ concerts there on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th and Monday, June 18th for the 2:00 PM concert in the Brownville Concert Hall, Brownville, Nebraska.  If you buy a ticket to any of the above concerts, then you deserve a tour through the Burl Ives Mobile Museum.  See you there!

Who wrote ‘Mighty Mississippi’?

April 26, 2018, Steve (Slim) E. asked:  Who wrote Mighty Mississippi?  I searched the web and didn’t find its author. RANDY SPARKS wrote Mighty Mississippi while on board the airplane that was bringing The New Christy Minstrels back from their concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York.  The Captain of the airplane announced that they were flying over the Mighty Mississippi and folks could see it if they looked out the window.  This view inspired Randy Sparks to start writing and singing the song, Mighty Mississippi, which he completed before they landed the airplane.  Then he started teaching the song to the group, and they recorded Mighty Mississippi shortly after.

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