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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.

Todd Utpadel & Snowy River Band – Grand Ole Opry Tribute

Nov. 18 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
This concert by Todd Utpadel and the Snowy River Band will be classic country music at its best! Utpadel has recorded three records – a country, gospel and Christmas album. His beautiful baritone voice is a local treasure.

You’ll feel like you’re in downtown Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium listening to the “Show that Made Country Music Famous.” This salute to the Grand Ole Opry is one you don’t want to miss!

DC Drifters BandDC Drifters – Buddy Holly/50s Tribute

Nov. 25 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
A tribute to the great Buddy Holly by one of the area’s best 50s rock and roll bands, the DC Drifters. Led by lead singer and guitarist Denny Charnecki, who was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, this concert will take you back to the days of hot rod cars, jukeboxes and poodle skirts.

Monroe Crossing – Bluegrass Christmas

Dec. 1 – 7:30 p.m. ($18 advance/$20 concert day)
One of the top bluegrass bands in the nation, Monroe Crossing will return to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center stage for their popular presentation of “Bluegrass Christmas.” A member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and onstage rapport have entertained audiences across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Sinatra and Company – That Holiday Feeling

Dec. 22 – 7 p.m. ($23)
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, as each bring 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 holiday songs from the Andy Williams collection, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd and, of course, Frank Sinatra – as well as sing-a-longs, audience participation and rousing versions of classic holiday tunes. This good-natured group of singers and musicians makes everyone feel at home the minute the show starts, and it’s a sure-fire guarantee that the audience will go home with “That Holiday Feeling.”

Tonic Sol-fa

Jan. 6 – 7 p.m. ($24)
Back by popular demand! Tonic Sol-fa is a groundbreaking a cappela ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago at St. John’s University in central Minnesota. Tonic Sol-fa stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award-winning arrangements and multimillion selling compositions. The group includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist Greg Bannwarth, baritone and percussionist/vocal percussionist Theo Brown, and bass Jared Dove.

The most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest and one of the most successful independent acts in America, Tonic Sol-fa was recently inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, alongside Prince and Garrison Keillor.

The Story Show

Jan. 13 – 7 p.m. ($15 adults/$5 children 10-under)
The Story Show is an independent fundraising event for local charities, bringing storytellers to the stage for an evening of comedy and drama. This show will feature live readings from the stage centered on the theme of invisibility, and money raised from the show will go to the Tiger TLC Fund. About 10 community members will read stories, poems and letters, with each story being about 5 to 7 minutes in length. Music will bookend the readings. It is meant to be entertaining, inspiring and funny! As this is a story reading, it may not be suitable for very young children.

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