Concerts & Events

Coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

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Tickets also available from 24/7 Call Center at 1-877-730-3144 (service fees apply).
The box office opens two hours before the performance on show day.

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!


Looney Lutheran Christmas – Hold the Lutefisk!

Dec. 9 – 3 p.m. ($15 Adult/$10 Student)
The Looney Lutherans return to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center for a special holiday show! Please, hold the lutefisk because it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their fictional new cookbook and lifestyle guide. All material is comedic, interactive and family friendly. Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for living a long and healthy life, the Lutheran way. But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em!


Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry

Dec. 11 – 7 p.m. ($35)
(Meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. for additional $20)
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!



Sinatra and Company – That Holiday Feeling

Dec. 21 – 7 p.m. ($25)
This fun-filled variety holiday show features the talents of award-winning vocalist Tim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Raye, and top-notch big band vocalist Debbie O’Keefe, each bringing their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage. You’ll hear wonderful renditions of your favorites put to music by Musical Director Todd Matheson and the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band. “That Holiday Feeling” will feature songs from the Andy Williams collection, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd and Frank Sinatra. The show also features sing-a-longs, audience participation and rousing versions of classic holiday tunes like “Joy to the World,” “Oh, Holy Night,” “The Little Drummer Boy” and many more! This good-natured group of singers and musicians makes everyone feel at home the minute the show starts and a sure-fire guarantee people will go with “That Holiday Feeling.”


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