Straight No Chaser
I’ll Have Another…20th Anniversary World Tour
Tickets on sale Friday, May 6
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…WORLD TOUR comes to town in celebration of the group’s 20th Anniversary together. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
John Berry: The Christmas Concert will be presented on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award nominee John Berry returns with his nationally touring Christmas concertto to the Grand Opera House for this annual holiday favorite event. Berry’s 1995 album O Holy Night launched his annual Christmas concert tour, which is now in its 17th year. Berry has had a string of hits, including Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye, I Think About it All the Time, Change my Mind, If I Had Any Pride Left At All, Kiss Me in the Car, What’s in it for Me and You and Only You. But it was his stunning performance of the title track of the O Holy Night album that led to his most enduring legacy, his annual Christmas concert.
In 1995, Berry’s single Your Love Amazes Me earned him a Granny nomination, joining the 18 other hit songs of his that made it to the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. In fact, many of Berry’s albums have gone gold and platinum, earning awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Still, for Berry, the Christmas concert is special, as it provides him with a chance to share his faith and, according to his website, he views his performances as part of “his walk with Christ, (where) his calling has been to share God’s love with his audience.” Audiences nationwide agree, selling out each stop on a regular basis, and joining together to celebrate with song and good company what the season means to them – family, friends and faith. Single tickets cost $37 for all seating levels.