VICTOR & PENNY
Saturday, September 22, 2018 7pm
Jeff Freling and Erin McGrance deliver swing-infused folk-jazz with high energy style, humor, and soaring musician improvisation. Featured will be tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work, and a fiery ukulele.
Sponsored by Richard & Carole Schroeder, RG Green Petroleum Consulting, Missouri Arts Council
THE MCEWYN BAND
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7pm
The McEwyns deliver a sound that is commanding and infectious, modern in feel while reminiscing back to earlier days of country music. Harmonies meld and
Sponsored by California Construction Supply and JD & Eileen Gattermeir and Hawthorn Bank and Gail & Dorothy Hughes and Eldred & Elaine Proctor
One family pooling their individual efforts and love of music to create a four-piece Bluegrass band with a fresh, tight sound. Solid picking, harmonious singing and interactive spark!
Sponsored by Robert & Mary Keil and Spieler’s Inc.
GRACY & LACY — "Cool Yule"
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7pm
These sisters started with productions of classic Broadway musicals in their family’s driveway! They bring their passion for performing and singing of vintage show tunes entitled “Cool Yule!”
Sponsored by RG Green Petroleum Consulting and Jenice Taggart and Missouri Arts Council
Saturday, January 12, 2019 7pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 6pm
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS...RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 16 & 17, 2019 (see below).
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7pm (THIS PERFORMANCE NOT INCLUDED WITH SEASON TICKET PACKAGE - OPEN SEATING AVAILABLE)
Encore performance from a very special collection of four seasoned musician, comedians, actors, composers, and storytellers. Their bluegrass, gospel and American music blends the fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer and unique vocals. They are the highest rated attraction at Silver Dollar City.
Sponsored by Robert & Mary Keil and Missouri Arts Council
THE KAY BROTHERS
Saturday, February 9, 2019 7pm
After many-a yarn spun at Thanksgiving dinner over the years, two brothers finally decide to form a band together and salute the music traditional to their home: The Ozarks. With no real notion of what that "was", a banjo and upright bass were procured and the two dove into the rabbit hole of traditional Old-Time Appalachian music and, much like the music's pioneers, made it work with the minimal knowledge and equipment they had.
Joined by Molly Healey and Roger Netherton on fiddles as well as "Shakin' Jake" Allen on percussion, the Kay Brothers boast 4-part vocals, upright bass, guitar, banjo, washboard, congas, shakers, fiddle, harmonica, kazoo, cello, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve the rural music of our forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that once dotted countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday morning. That party is still going on....the spirit of Missouri “Stomp Grass” lives on in this quartet...it’s in your blood.
Sponsored by Edwina Kay and John & Patty Kay and VP Plumbing/Dustin & Valerie Volkart
PORTER UNION (Rescheduled from January 12 & 13, 2019)
Saturday, February 16, 2019 7pm (Waiting list only)
Sunday, February 17, 2019 6pm (Tickets still available for this performance)
Cole Michael and Kendra Porter have spent the better part of the last decade traveling the country playing music. Their own story combined with raw emotion and traditional country sound brings the listener into the story.
Please join us for a PRE-SHOW MEET & GREET with Porter Union to be held at Grind Coffee Shop (314 S Oak St.) on Saturday, February 16, 2019 FROM 5:00-6:30!
Sponsored by California Construction Supply and JD & Eileen Gattermeir and Dr. Ned Hug
SPANKY ENTERTAINMENT DUELING PIANOS
Saturday, March 2, 2019 7pm
Nothing is more fun, engaging and memorable than DUELING PIANOS! Two pianos face to face, and two experienced entertainers taking your requests - playing everything from 1940's to Top 40, boy bands to girl bands, country to rock and roll, sock hop to hip hop, Rat Pack to Tupac, and everything in between.
Spanky Entertainment Dueling Pianos has played over 1,000 shows including the Missouri State Fair, Billy Joel Night at Busch Stadium, and hundreds of weddings, fundraisers, and corporate events all over the country. Appropriate for ALL AGES, our sing-along, clap-along "show" is never the same. That's because it's driven by requests from our audience! Simply write down your favorite songs or artists on our request slips and we will rock them out on two baby grand pianos that we bring to the beautifully historic Finke Theater!
Sponsored by Morris & Dolores Burger and Duane & Patricia Sterling and Don & Margo Schlup
THE CAT'S PAJAMAS
Saturday, March 23, 2019 7pm (THIS PERFORMANCE NOT INCLUDED WITH SEASON TICKET PACKAGE - OPEN SEATING AVAILABLE)
Every once in a while something special emerges onto the music scene and with the arrival of The Cat's Pajamas, there is no doubt that this explosive 5-man vocal band is taking the world by storm. Forged out of funky beats and a strong a cappella background, The Cat's Pajamas have toured internationally for the past 11 years wowing hundreds of thousands around the globe giving audiences the performance of a lifetime each night they take the stage.
The group got their start when they competed in the national OREO Cookie Jingle Competition which was hosted by Randy Jackson. They were selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the entire country and appeared briefly on the Oprah Winfrey Show. They also competed in America's Got Talent in New York City and also rocked out on FOX's Next Great American Band where they proved that voices can in fact replicate a band when they finished in the top 30 groups out of a field of over 14,000. They have received high praise from Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Lines and have established a reputation as being one of the top acts not just on the high seas but anywhere in the world. They recently won the Chicago region of the Harmony Sweepstakes, performed for two years at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, MO, as well as touring Performing Arts Centers, Casinos, High Schools and Colleges throughout the US.
The Cat's Pajamas' show consist of popular songs from over the past 60 years. This highly energetic and interactive show will have you toe tappin' and singing along with all the popular songs you remember from back when music was good!
Sponsored by RG Green Petroleum Consulting and Missouri Arts Council
Saturday, April 13, 2019 7pm
Valerie Kirchhoff leads vocals in this energetic blend of Hot Jazz, Hokum, and Low-Down Blues from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Sounds of St. Louis and Chicago will be fueled by a hard driving rhythm section!
Sponsored by Jenice Taggart and Missouri Arts Council
TODD OLIVER — "Ventriloquist"
Saturday, May 4, 2019 7pm and
Sunday , May 5, 2019 2pm (THIS PERFORMANCE NOT INCLUDED WITH SEASON TICKET PACKAGE - OPEN SEATING AVAILABLE)
Todd will perform at California Elementary and Middle Schools on Friday and at the Finke on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. This will be ventriloquism taken to the next level! With appearances on David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Craig Ferguson, Walker Texas Ranger and America's Got Talent, Todd is touring and living his childhood dream playing theaters across the country.
"I've been very blessed. TV is great fun, but a ventriloquist makes his living doing shows. Making families laugh together is the goal. My best memories are those of me and my family all laughing together. I want to make that happen for families across America!"
Sponsored by TBA
ANNUAL COMMUNITY PLAY — "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Saturday, June 8, 2019 7pm and
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2pm
The play is a farcical dark comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).
Sponsored by California Construction Supply and Earl & Marj Friedmeyer