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Coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

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Wayne Luchau – 50s & 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll

Nov. 2 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)

Wayne Luchau grew up in the small midwestern town of Ada, Minnesota. After high school graduation, while attending Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Minnesota, 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 those television appearances, Wayne has had numerous other successes, including vocals on a Jacqueline Smith movie and an ABC After School Special. 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.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl – 30s & 40s Swing

Nov. 4 – 7 p.m. ($15)

Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a wife/husband duo with a style all their own. While some call it “Vintage Pop” and others deem it “Cowboy Jazz,” there’s one adjective that everyone can agree on: delightful. Sundae + Mr. Goessl have been in the business of delighting audiences all across the U.S. for the past five years. The couple has put out five albums and has booked 13 national tours. Sundae + Mr. Goessl has successfully drafted an act that encompasses virtuosity, jazz, pop, country, charm, fashion, comedy, vaudeville and even magic!

Johnny Rogers – History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Nov. 9 – 7 p.m. ($20)

Johnny will transport his audience back in time when you could go to your favorite malt shop with your favorite girl or guy, and dance to your favorite bands. The show is a tribute to the music of the legends of rock ‘n’ roll. His show will start with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly, and go on with a tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, and many more. The show will climax with Johnny’s portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. From Branson to Las Vegas, rock ‘n’ roll showman Johnny Rogers is in the business of bringing yesteryear’s music and the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life. This show is a crowd favorite and appeals to just about everyone. Johnny is an outstanding musician, and can pull off guitar licks that would make Jimi Hendrix proud! That’s why we say, with Johnny Rogers, you get “Buddy and Beyond!”

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Nov. 22 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)

Terry Kline, a headliner from the casinos in Reno, performs as Ricky Nelson in this trip that takes you back in time to remember the life of Ricky Nelson. Members of the Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame bands DJ and the Runaways and the DC Drifters provide the music, as this concerts narrates through the story of Ricky Nelson’s musical career, beginning with his time as a young man on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet television show. You’ll hear all of the great Ricky Nelson tunes, like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Poor Little Fool” and many more!

Monroe Crossing – Bluegrass Christmas

Dec. 6 – 7:30 p.m. ($20/advance, $25/day of show)

Don’t miss this fabulous Bluegrass Christmas show by one of the nation’s top bluegrass groups, Monroe Crossing! Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass and even selections outside the bluegrass genre. A member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, their superb musicianship and onstage rapport have entertained audiences across the U.S., Canada and Europe for 20 years. They are favorites among bluegrass connoisseurs and non-bluegrass audiences alike. They love introducing newcomers to bluegrass music!

A Merry Carrie Boyer Christmas

Dec. 7 – 7 p.m. ($15)

Celebrate Christmas with the angelic voice of Albert Lea’s own Carrie Boyer. This will be an evening of Christmas songs sure to get you in the holiday spirit! This amazing concert features a true local talent singing new and traditional holiday songs. The concert will be hosted by Jeff Simpson with music and sound by Paul Olson of Screammin Production. Guest singer Rob Daniels will also join Carrie on stage for this one-of-a-kind Christmas concert.

Mark Smeby – The Hope of Christmas

Dec. 13 – 7 p.m. ($18)

Celebrate the Hope of Christmas with this inspirational evening of traditional favorites and moving originals by Christian recording artist Mark Smeby. Mark lived and performed in Nashville for nearly 25 years before coming home to Minnesota. He’s had his songs find audiences all over the world, and he’s also acted on national television, movies, and has had his writing published in dozens of magazines and websites, and authored several books. Mark cherishes being able to travel around the country and delivering messages of hope at live events with his speaking and his music.


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