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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 Story Show

July 25 – 7 p.m. ($15 Adults/$5 Student)

The Story Show is an independent fundraising event for local charities which brings storytellers to the stage for an evening of comedy and drama. The show features community members who’ve written stories centering on a theme and they will read them aloud to you, the live audience. 
This Story Show’s theme is “Light My Fire,” and all proceeds will go to the Orrie Jirele Scholarship Fund. Orrie was a longtime educator at Albert Lea High School. He was a passionate guy known to light a fire under those he taught, coached and counseled to find and pursue their own passions as well.

A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles Tribute

July 26 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)

Started in 2006, A Hard Day’s Night has quickly become the most exciting Beatles tribute band in the Midwest. They play authentic instruments, wear authentic costumes, and sound just like the records. Featuring Jeff Boxell as John, Joe Covert as Paul, Aron Helm as George and Kevin Fransen as Ringo, you will sing along with all of your favorite songs as A Hard Day’s Night takes you back to the amazing 1960s with the greatest band there ever was, The Beatles!

“Catching Summer” – Independent Film

Aug. 8, 9, 10 – 7 p.m. ($10)

The Marion Ross Performing Arts Center hosts three public screenings of this summer comedy featuring Northwood, Iowa, native Caleb Ryerson. An independent film written and directed by Wisconsin native Seth Mecklenberg, the rated “R” movie for mature audiences only will be submitted to various film festivals this summer. Plot: When their friend Brad has his life spiral out of control after graduating college, Derek and Fred are stuck dealing with his devil-may-care attitude for an entire summer as Derek prepares for his wedding.

The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers

Aug. 13 – 7:30 p.m. ($25)

Since 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed, along with their partner and drummer Burleigh Drummond, have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across the U.S. and overseas in prestigious venues. They say, ā€œ The music of the 50s and 60s are nostalgic for us, our parents raised us all on it, and we feel that the Everly’s contribution is greatly overlooked, especially by younger generations. Our aim is not to impersonate but to do our best in honoring the aesthetics of their iconic sound and in honoring the important role they played in pioneering the rock n’ roll movement, all while having a little fun sharing our own personal story.ā€ And they do just that. The Zmed Brothers continuously strive to pay homage to their personal roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance.

Bobby Flores – “Tru-Country”

with Stephanie Erdman and her Legends Band

Aug. 22 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)

This show features country music star and 2003 Grammy Award winner Bobby Flores along with your local favorite Stephanie Erdman and her Legends Band! Flores is a fabulous fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and composer who has played with many national stars, including the late, great Ray Price. Flores carries a six-piece band that features “Trio Fiddles” and professional studio musicians that are known as the best in their fields. He, along with the Yellow Rose Band, brings you the best of traditional country and western swing music. Flores has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Red Steagall and Doug Sahm … just to name a few. Flores has performed on Austin City Limits, The Grand Ole Opry, TNN Prime, The Kennedy Center and numerous Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnics. He also is regularly featured on RFD-TV’s Tru-Country and Midwest Country Music Show. Flores has been featured on over 500 albums, CDs and singles, including performances on major labels. He has composed music for TV and radio commercials airing throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. If you crave true classic country music, this is a show you will love!

1956-66 Rock Revival

Aug. 31 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)

Come and join the fun for the 1956-66 Rock Revival! Twin Cities-based band leader Joe Covert of A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles tribute band, will take you back in time to enjoy all of those great rock n’ roll songs of the era! Get ready for a wonderful trip down memory lane with all of those great jukebox hits. The music will bring you back to a great time in rock n’ roll history!

The Rolling Stoners

Sept. 7 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)

A fixture in the Minneapolis music scene for over six years, The Rolling Stoners deliver straight-up rock nā€™ roll the way our forefathers intended. Perhaps most famous for breaking the usual tribute band mold of style over substance. The Stoners are not a tribute band per se, but a collective of dearest pals that admire the early era Rolling Stones live performances, dislike special costumes, and love filling dance floors with honky tonk women.


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