Singing numbers, theatrical performances and laugh-out-loud comedy sketches.
There is sure to be a show for everyone with the new NIACC Performing Arts and Leaderships Series roster.
On Tuesday night, event officials shared the 2022-23 season rosters with the community. Some of the concerts featured will be from the Red Hot Chili Pipers, Lonestar and Straight No Chaser. In addition to the concerts, there will be a performance of “Chicago” and an address by Craig and Fred.
“There’s a lot to look forward to in our upcoming season,” Lindsay Dalrymple, series director of the NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series, said in a statement. “From country legends to great comedians, we’ve worked hard to find the right balance for our clients. We’re bringing back old favorites and shows that I sincerely hope will become new favorites for many as well.
The performances of the 2022-23 season
Lonestar on Friday September 9 – After nearly 30 years together, Lonestar embark on a new tour for their next album 10 to 1, which takes a fresh look at ten of their chart-topping hits. Don’t miss Dean Sams, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater and Drew Womack when they come to northern Iowa. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information on Lonestar, visit lonestarnow.com.
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Paul Reiser on Friday, September 23 – From stand-up to Stranger Things, Reiser has made an impact in Hollywood. Find out why Comedy Central crowned this star one of the 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information about Reiser, visit paulreiser.com.
The Manhattan Transfer with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra on Monday, October 10 – The Manhattan Transfer (TMT) celebrates its 50th anniversary with a farewell world tour joined by special guests, The DIVA Big Band. TMT continues to set the standard as an innovative vocal group. With millions of records sold worldwide, this quartet builds on the legacy created by their late founder Tim Hauser who organized the band in 1972. TMT now includes Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne and Trist Curless. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information on TMT or The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, visit manhattantransfer.net or divajazz.com.
Craig Morgan with Ray Fulcher: God, Family, Country on Thursday, October 20 – Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrity, television personality, outdoorsman, and military veteran. He’s charted 25 songs on Billboard and excites crowds with hits like “Bonfire.” The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. To learn more about Morgan or Fulcher, visit craigmorgan.com or rayfulchermusic.com.
Straight No Chaser on Sunday, October 23 – Straight No Chaser are the real deal with their captivating sound. Nine voices unite to create extraordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense and sense of humor. The show starts at 3 p.m. and tickets start at $30. For more information on Straight No Chaser, visit sncmusic.com.
Craig and Fred on Wednesday, November 9 – The unforgettable true story of a US Marine and the stray dog he encountered on a battlefield in Afghanistan and how they saved themselves. They now travel America together “to spread the message of tenacious positivity. The show starts at 7 p.m. and all tickets are $20. For more information, visit fredtheafghan.com.
Million Dollar Quartet Christmas on Thursday, November 17 – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the best time of the year. Follow the usual gang antics as we walk through a story of Christmas past, present and future. It’s a night filled with holiday hits and classic characters you won’t want to miss.
Lightwire Theater Christmas Wednesday, November 30 – Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max is deflected and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins. Dancing toy soldiers, singing verses and playing poinsettias light up the scene. Audiences of all ages will cherish this magical and engrossing story of family, friendship and hope accompanied by timeless holiday hits. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit lightwiretheater.com.
Christmas with the Annie Moses Band on Tuesday, December 20 – From the roots of the Grand Ole Opry to the backstage of Carnegie Hall, the Annie Moses Band has been taking music to new heights for over a decade. The Nashville-raised, New York-trained ensemble offers a spellbinding musical odyssey. Christmas with the Annie Moses Band has become a holiday tradition for families at sold-out shows all over America. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit anniemosesband.com.
Dixie Longate: Cherry Bombs and Bottle Rockets on Saturday January 14 – This new show from Dixie Longate is a web of stories only South America’s favorite redhead can create. Catch everyone’s favorite Tupperware lady on her very first stand-up show where she talks about everything from Loretta Lynn to alien abductions to “safe words” in this quick delivery that made her an international sensation. This show has adult content and is not recommended for children. The show starts at 7 p.m. and all tickets are $25. For more information, visit dixielongate.com.
Storm Large on Friday February 17 – Storm Large rose to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show, Rockstar: Supernova, where despite being eliminated the week before the final, Storm has built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. She was seen in the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent. This show has adult content and is not recommended for children. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit stormlarge.com.
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon on Thursday, February 23 – The Dark Side of the Moon transformed Pink Floyd from their grungy garage band aesthetic into a top rock band almost overnight. Authentically reproducing the rich soundscapes of Pink Floyd’s seminal album, Classic Albums Live will transport you to that moment when you first put the needle on vinyl. This is your chance to hear the album that changed him note for note, cut for cut, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit classicalbumslive.com.
‘Chicago’ on Monday, March 13 – After 25 years, Chicago is still the only musical with everything that makes the Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one breathtaking song after another and an incredible dance. Not surprising Chicago received awards and thousands of standing ovations. As the tour celebrates its 25th anniversary, you must come and see why the name on everyone’s lips is still Chicago. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $30. For more information, visit chicagoontour.com.
Our planet in concert on Sunday March 19 – Our planet in concert combines breathtaking HD cinematography with all-new orchestrations by composer Steven Price performed by an on-stage orchestra. Broadcaster David Attenborough chronicles a journey of discovery across our planet. This concert is a spectacular celebration of the planet we call home and invites audiences to be completely immersed in the wonders of Earth’s wildlife and their habitats. A donation will be made to the World Wildlife Fund for each ticket purchased. The show starts at 3 p.m. and tickets start at $20. More information on ourplanetinconcert.com.
The Red Hot Chili Pipers on Wednesday March 22 – Bagpipes with an attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s accomplishments have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call “bag rock”. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit rhcp.scot.
Evil Woman – American ELO presents “The Electric Light Orchestra Experience” on Thursday April 27 – The ELO experience is the world’s largest tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and a big screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come and enjoy this amazing show which faithfully reproduces songs and sounds! It will take you on a magical musical journey through time. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20. For more information, visit theamericanelo.com.
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