Concerts & Events

Coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

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Fabulous Vegas Guys 

Aug. 17 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
Plucked straight off of a Las Vegas stage, the Fabulous Vegas Guys are a musical, comedy and impressions duo with two of the Midwest’s finest entertainers, Donny “Sands” Tersigni and Jonny “Mirage” Bird. Each show highlights the Fabulous Vegas Guys humor and wit impersonating some of the biggest names in entertainment from Robert DeNiro, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Depp to Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley, with special appearances by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra! This is the final show of the Fabulous Vegas Guys Farewell Tour.


Country Legend Bill Anderson

Aug. 20 – 7:30 p.m. ($30)
See and hear Grand Ole Opry legend Bill Anderson live on stage at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in Albert Lea! Anderson is a living legend of classic country music as a song writer and singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He also hosts the RFD-TV show “Country’s Family Reunion!” In 2002, Broadcast Music, Inc., named Anderson its first country music songwriting icon, placing him alongside R&B legends Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and James Brown as the only recipients of that prestigious award. In 2008, the Academy of Country Music honored him with its inaugural Poets Award.

Anderson continues to paint a broad stroke across the Nashville music scene. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1961 and performs there regularly. He continues to tour and to record, his latest release being the self-descriptive “Songwriter” and the critically acclaimed “Life.” Get your tickets now, and don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Bill Anderson up close and personal at the Marion Ross! This performance is sponsored by Dave Syverson Ford Autocenter of Albert Lea, Farmers Coop Association of Forest City and Austin Office Products of Austin.


Tribute to Orbison, Elvis and Ricky Nelson – Wayne Luchau

Aug. 24 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)
Wayne Luchau grew up in the small midwestern town of Ada, Minnesota. After high school graduation, while attending Minnesota State University-Moorhead, he passed the audition to be on “The Ted Mack Television Show,” which had a weekly viewing audience of 15 million. He appeared on the nationally televised show three times, once from New York, once from Chicago and once from Los Angeles. After very successful careers in teaching and business, he has returned to his first love, singing. Wayne is the embodiment of the 50s and 60s era of music. And his show pays tribute to those artists that were the impetus to his music career. During the show, he literally seems to channel Elvis, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney and many other fabulous vocalists from that great era. As a testament to his wonderful talent, in 2012, he was inducted into The North Dakota Rock and Country Hall of Fame.


Legendary Ladies of Country – Stephanie Erdman

Sept. 6 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)
Back on stage for a rare appearance and presentation of her show “Legendary Ladies of Country Music,” Stephanie Erdman will be at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center with her Legends Band. Members include her mother, Barb Lang, on keyboards/bass; father, Neil Lang, on pedal steel guitar; son, Beau, on guitar; and son, Josh, on drums. Stephanie will be in costume doing the classic country music ladies, such as Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dottie West and Patsy Cline. This is a trip back in time you don’t want to miss! She is sure to stir your memories with these great classic country songs made famous by these four fantastic classic country music ladies!


Tribute to Neil Diamond – Jack Wright

Sept. 14 – 7:30 p.m. ($25)
Jack Wright’s highly acclaimed nationally touring Tribute to Neil Diamond is a contemporary, sophisticated performance of the hits songs that have kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of his fans for more than five decades. Jack captures the essence of Neil’s timeless multigenerational appeal without over-the-top mimicry or gimmickry. His interpretive singing and dynamic stage presence are pure Neil. He connects with his audiences the way Neil always has. He sweeps us along a powerful spectrum of emotions into a true Neil Diamond experience.


Rock & Roll Memories – Darrel Amundson and the DC Drifters

Nov. 3 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
Join us at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center and an evening with KATE Radio personality Darrel Amundson.  Darrel will be telling stories and signing songs with the DC Drifters. This is a change for you to see and hear Darrel on stage singing many of his favorite rock and roll tunes.

A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles Tribute

Nov. 17 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)
Started in 2006 in the Twin Cities, A Hard Day’s Night is high energy, authentic replication of a Beatles performance considered to be one of the top Beatles tribute shows in the nation. They play authentic instruments, wear authentic costumes and sound just like the records. Sing along with all of your favorite Beatles’ songs as A Hard Day’s Night takes you back to the amazing 60s with the greatest band there ever was, The Beatles!


The Hope of Christmas – Mark Smeby

Nov. 24 – 7 p.m. ($18)
Join us as we celebrate the Hope of Christmas with Nashville-based Christian recording artist Mark Smeby. Along with being an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and author, Mark also has acted on national television and appeared in a handful of motion pictures. Please bring a friend and your family for this special evening filled with traditional favorites and inspirational new originals as Mark performs for the first time in Albert Lea.


Bluegrass Christmas – Monroe Crossing

Nov. 30 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)
Fill your holiday season with musical merriment as Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, gospel and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” and based out of the Twin Cities, they are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!


Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry

Dec. 11 – 7:30 p.m. ($35)
Singer-songwriter John Berry visits the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center for the very first time with his crowd-pleasing Christmas concert, “Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry.” He rose to stardom on the country charts of the 90s with such mega hits as “Your Love Amazes Me,” “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye” and “She’s Taken a Shine.” John has earned multiple Gold and Platinum records, and his annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands as does his electrifying rendition of “O’ Holy Night.” Bring the entire family for the event of the year!


Carrie Boyer – A Merry Carrie Christmas 

Dec. 14 & 15 – 7 p.m. ($15)
The wonderful voice of Albert Lea’s Carrie Boyer will be on stage singing all your favorite Christmas songs. Truly a voice of an angel, Carrie will sing you into the spirit of Christmas with her fantastic vocal performance for two nights at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center!



*All shows are subject to booking changes, please double check Wiztix for individual show pricing.