2021-2022 Schedule of Events at the Belcher Center in Longview

A Season of Heart & Soul

Here are the action-packed performances you can look forward to:

Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

Leanne Morgan

Friday, February 5th 2021

7  p.m.

Saturday, February 6th 2021

3 p.m. & 7  p.m.

Leanne’s style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious story telling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. As a stay-at-home, mother of three with a husband, people are always accusing her of spying on them because she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences.

Leanne and fellow comic Reno Collier recently co-hosted Chewing the Fat, a weekly radio show on Sirius XM/Blue Collar Radio and her comedy is in rotation every day on Sirius comedy channels.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

An Evening with Sandi Patty

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

7  p.m.

As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.”

Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in Gospel music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album, Forever Grateful (2016) and Everlasting (2013), which was nominated for a Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year in 2014.

In addition to her prolific musical career, Sandi is also an accomplished author. Her latest book The Voice was released in 2018 to wide acclaim. For the bestseller Broken on the Back Row, Sandi received the 2006 Silver Angel Award. As an author of seven books, her other titles include Life in the Blender, Falling Forward, Layers, and The Edge of the Divine.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

We Are Messengers

Saturday, April 17, 2021

7  p.m.

The acclaimed Irish American band We Are Messengers are a rag tag group of friends consisting of Darren Mulligan (lead vocals), Kyle Williams (guitar), Drew Kerxton (drums) and Raul Aguilar (bass) who still believe that it’s possible to change the world. The band identify with the hurting, the outsider and the underdog, and offer songs like an olive branch to society’s marginalized. They have captivated audiences across the world with a live show that is as gritty and rowdy as it is tender and connective. We Are Messengers’ blue-collar work ethic and unfiltered honesty are front and center on Power (Curb | Word Entertainment) – an album worthy of its name.

Power is the band’s first full-length record since their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut. With nearly 100 million on-demand streams, and more than 1 billion radio impressions, the Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Fan Award-winning band boasts six Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay hits, and three Top 5 singles, elevating the stakes for We Are Messengers’ sophomore effort.

Mulligan and Williams self-produced the record and co-wrote the majority of Power’s 12 tracks, recording the project entirely on the road. “It was a really unconventional way of writing a record, but what’s super cool is that these songs were written and tracked as we felt things deeply and they are still so fresh to us,” Mulligan shares. “Everything about the process felt organic and unforced. We’ve written the most honest songs we can for human beings, telling stories about our messy lives and about how God meets us in our humanity.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

Blues Brothers

Saturday, October 23, 2021

7  p.m.

In 2020, the Blues Brothers blockbuster movie turns 40! To celebrate, The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue, produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi Pisano and the legendary Paul Shaffer as Musical Director, will embark on a World Tour with the 40th Anniversary Blues Brothers™ Revue. The duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by the producers to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

The 40th Anniversary Show will also feature guest tributes to Aretha Franklin, James Brown & Ray Charles paying homage to this incredible milestone.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 11, 2021

7  p.m.

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement that people of all ages will enjoy.

Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and many more. Featuring a cast of 21 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

The Music of Sam Cooke

Saturday, January 15, 2022

7  p.m.

Starring Bradd Marquis (alongside a live big band) in a new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke.

Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. This world premiere concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including You Send Me, Only Sixteen, Cupid, Chain Gang, Twistin’ the Night Away, A Change is Gonna Come, and Wonderful World to name a few.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

One Night in Memphis

Saturday, March 26, 2022

7  p.m.

Jam packed with over 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel, and rock-n-roll in an authentic and energetic presentation.

The show recreates that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime and the very best music of that time.

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Belcher Center Season 15 Heart & Soul

Yesterday & Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience

Saturday, April 23, 2022

7  p.m.

The nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy and Matthew McGuigan, does away the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show.

Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience proves that The Beatles music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.

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