Concerts & Events

Coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

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The Story Show

July 26 – 7 p.m. (Adults $15/Students $5)
The Story Show is an independent fundraising event for local charities. It brings storytellers to the stage for an evening of comedy and drama. This Story Show is dedicated to Randy Kehr, and the theme is “Let Your Light Shine.” All of the proceeds will be dedicated to “Spruce Up Albert Lea for Christmas.” Sometimes there is a light that shines so bright and leads us so faithfully that when it goes out, for a moment, we think it is dark. But then we look around and see hundreds of lights twinkling all around us, and even our own light is shining bright.

 

Bobby Vee and Brenda Lee Tribute – The Night the Music Lived

July 27 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)
This is a wonderful tribute to the music of Bobby Vee, Brenda Lee and more from the 50s and 60s. The concert is titled “A Winter Dance Party with Bobby Vee and Brenda Lee” led by Joe Covert and The Night the Music Lived, a seven-member tribute band from Minnesota. Five of the band members are also of the popular Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night, which has played hundreds of shows across the Midwest. Brenda Lee and Bobby Vee had countless hits, such as “I’m Sorry” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.”  You’ll hear them all in this show and then some! If you love the music of Bobby Vee, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and Dion and the Belmonts, you must see this show!

 

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.

 

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