Autumn is in the air in Wisconsin Dells and Crystal Grand Music Theatre has some fantastic music and comedy acts lined up for the fall and holiday season! Here’s a preview of what’s coming to the stage at Crystal Grand Music Theatre.
Loverboy – 10/10 at 7:30pm
For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” and on weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to local guitar hot shot Paul Dean, both veterans of several bands on the scene, at that city’s Refinery Night Club. The band found themselves playing on mega tours with Journey, Bob Seger, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, Kansas and Def Leppard, to name a few; they quickly became MTV darlings, being one of the first bands ever featured on the music channel. LOVERBOY went on to win a still-record six Juno awards in 1982, and were one of the Top 5 grossing touring acts in the world, performing in over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Their success made them the first Canadian group ever to earn Columbia Records’ exclusive Crystal Glove Award, celebrating the sale of over five million albums outside their native country. Since 1992, the band has maintained a steady road presence, with Sony/Legacy releasing a greatest hits compilation, LOVERBOY – CLASSICS, in 1993, which went gold five years later.
Mickey Gilley – 10/17 at 8pm
In 1971 along with business partner, Sherwood Cryer, he opened the world famous Gilley’s night club in Pasadena, Texas. The club would grow and one day enter the Guinness Record Book as the World’s largest Honky-Tonk. By the mid-seventies his songs were hitting the country charts with regularity. As the eighties neared, Gilley’s was growing bigger with every day. With the club rising in popularity so too did Mickey. To name a few of his many hits, “City Lights”, “I Overlooked and Orchid”, and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” all reached number one on the Billboard Country Charts. Mickey’s success along with the attention of an Esquire article led Paramount pictures to film movie Urban Cowboy in 1979. The movie’s soundtrack featured many popular artists including a huge hit by Mickey, “Stand By Me”, which went platinum and made Mickey a household name. Today, Mickey’s show is full of stories, music, and tender moments. You just never know what he is going to say and do and the audience loves it.
Matthew West & Francesca Battistelli – 10/30 at 7pm
Several years ago, when Matthew West invited people to share their stories to serve as inspiration for an upcoming album, he had no idea it would be the start of an amazing journey that would forever change his music, ministry and life. With great songs like “Into the Light,” “Do Something,” to “Hello My Name Is” which boasts a catchy melody that immediately draws the listeners into the song where they are hit with a powerful truth. Join us for a night of inspiration as we present Matthew West along with singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli and special guest Mr. Talkbox.
Scotty McCreery – 11/7 at 8pm
His deep voice and irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. With more than 300 live shows under his belt, McCreery has quickly become a crowd favorite appealing to all ages. After winning Season Ten of “American Idol” and capturing the hearts of millions of television viewers nationwide, McCreery released his debut album, which was the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. His highly anticipated sophomore album, See You Tonight, was released in October 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. He has begun work on his third studio album, with plans to release new music later in the year.
Country Legends in Concert – 11/15 at 3pm
Enjoy a great afternoon of the best of the best in Country Music as they share the music and the memories from careers that have spanned generations. Featuring Moe Bandy, Janie Fricke, Moore & Moore, Jeannie Seely, and T.G. Sheppard!
Air Supply– 11/28 at 7:30pm
Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, at rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. In 1980 “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles’ run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.
Maggie Mae Christmas – 12/6 at 3pm
Come celebrate Christmas with Maggie Mae at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre. It’s a down home, good ole fashioned show,filled with Holiday cheer and so much more. Maggie Mae’s Christmas Celebration is one you don’t want to miss. Only at the Crystal Grand… Ho, Ho, Ho!
An Irish Christmas – 12/12 at 7:30pm
An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table – joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration of life. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology, enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling, all led by an award-winning cast of Irish dancers, in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of ‘magic!’
The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Night Out – 12/19 at 7:30pm
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. The Crystal Grand is proud to have these dynamic performers back! Be sure to get your tickets for The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Night Out!
Grab a seat and enjoy one of these great shows at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre in Wisconsin Dells. For more information, visit: https://www.dells.com/listing/crystal-grand-music-theatre/