Memorial City Hall is excited to announce the 2023-2024 Premier Series & Special Event, with country legends, jazz, rock-n-rollers, a family Christmas show, comedy & magic and more!
It was one of the most vibrant and exciting time periods in Country Music history – the mid-1980s. A new and exciting crop of talents were springing up all over the place, and T. Graham Brown began to create his legacy. 3- #1 Singles, “Hell and High Water”, “Don’t Go to Strangers” and “Darlene”; 8- Top Ten’s, and 13 Studio Albums later, T Graham Brown is still putting out hits and will be bringing it all on Saturday September 16th.
SWINGING PIANO, SULTRY VOCALS, SASSY HUMOR! Steinway Artist and Grammy nominee Judy Carmichael is one of the greatest interpreters of stride and swing piano in the world. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride,” and she and her band will have you dancing in the aisles with high energy interpretations from the Great American Songbook and Judy’s own witty compositions (think Randy Newman meets Peggy Lee!). The Judy Carmichael Trio is Saturday October 28 and is sponsored by Texas Bank and Trust.
FROM THE SLUMS OF BRAZIL TO THE STAGES OF THE WORLD- B2Wins pronounced “B-Twins”, led by charismatic twin brothers from Brazil this high energy group continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique renditions of Top 40 songs from the last 40 years and crowd favorites, combining a plethora of genres into a feel good performance that is equal parts rock concert, dance party, jam session and vacation for the soul. “We came from a reality in which some days it was hard to smile. Our desire is to positively impact the world and bring a smile to everyone we encounter” Marshall Regional Arts Council is sponsoring this show on Saturday November 11th.
On Saturday December 9th, Verabank and McKool Smith are proud to bring you, The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show! A Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas Show! The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show is a live, one-of-a-kind musical variety show bringing all-time favorite Christmas classics and original sketch comedy antics to theaters across Texas. An original by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, produced by Will Hearn, featuring globally-acclaimed “Texas Piano Man” Robert Ellis and Americana standout Blue Water Highway as well as a cast of the best artists and entertainers in Texas.
Andy Gross is the hottest stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and his online viral videos have over 1 Billion views and counting! You may recognize him from his numerous TV appearances, including, The Ellen show and an NBC television special featuring his talents. His ad-libs during his stand-up are compared frequently to Don Rickles and Robin Williams. His voice throwing is amazing to hear and only a few people in the world can throw their voice, it is must hear to believe! Andy Gross’ show is suitable for all ages but best for ages 13 and up. Sponsored by Master Wood Craft, Andy Gross will be here on Saturday January 20th.
‘50s-style rock-n-roll will be here on Saturday February 3rd, as Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats takes the stage! Lee Rocker is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated music group, the STRAY CATS. The Stray Cats sold over 10 million albums, garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records, and The Stray Cats’ hits, “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Sexy and Seventeen” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. Lee Rocker has recorded or performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, John Fogerty and Carl Perkins.
The Children’s’/Family show this season is, Puppy Pals Live on Sunday February 11 at 3:00pm. Puppy Pals Live is an all-new comedic stunt dog show that’s fun for the whole family!
The Special Event this season is Pure Prairie League on Friday March 22. Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces for over 50 years, with five consecutive Top 40 LPs in the 1970s and the #1′s “Amie” and “Let Me Love You Tonight” that are still on the radio today!
Season tickets are on sale now and the deadline to register for season tickets has been extended to July 21st. The benefits of becoming a season ticket holder are: discount pricing, guaranteed same seats for the shows, and first dibs on getting tickets to the Special Events; as well as, advertising in our show program and invitations to the post-show receptions with the artists. A registration form can found at www.memorialcityhall.com.
Single tickets for all shows will go on sale Monday August 7th. Follow Memorial City Hall on Facebook to see updates on events.
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