What’s coming to the PAC in 2019-2020?

The McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center in Wautoma, WI is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Season with eight national and international touring acts in their main stage series along with educational outreach and programming for area schools.  The season offers a wide variety of entertainment for almost every taste and interest. Season Tickets and “Four or More” Packages are available now, and individual show tickets will be available at the box office and online starting Monday, June 3rd.

The season will launch on Sunday, September 22nd with country rock pioneers, Poco,at 7:00 pm.  They found platinum success early in their career, and four decades later Rusty Young, who wrote and sang the massive hits “Crazy Love” and “Call It Love”, still leads this incredible band. Other hits include, “Heart Of The Night”, Spellbound”, “Keep On Tryin’” and “Good Feelin’ To Know”. Patrons can purchase a Two20 Main Dinner Package for before the performance. Concert is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Cottage Motors, Doggers Bar & Lanes, The Boyson Family, Two20 Main, Wisconsin 106 and Zamzow Law, LLC.   

Women of the World will grace their stage on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 pm. Their repertoire is thus, vast and varied. Constantly searching for new genres to explore, the group has performed in 34 languages (and counting) including Bulgarian, Cuban, Ladino, Brazilian, Turkish, Kenyan, Haitian, Indian, Italian and Japanese music. In many ways, the ensemble is a microcosm of the world. Each of the musicians has a strong artistic identity shaped by the culture in which they grew up, and each finds endless excitement in learning and exploring the many cultures of the world. Women of the World continues to serve as cultural ambassadors of peace and unity through music and has delighted audiences at venues like Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater as well as through collaborations with the United Nations, amongst others. Patrons can purchase a Moose Inn Dinner Package for after the matinee performance.  Concert is sponsored by Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, Heid Music, Linda & Tim Freudenthal, The Berlin Journal, Wautoma Lions Club, Wautoma Kiwanis Club, WDUX Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Glen Campbell’s right hand man for 15 years, Jeff Dayton,willpresent his show Salute to Glen Campbell on Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. From the White House to the Grand Ole Opry, Jeff Dayton has been playing guitar and performing all his life. He’s a Nashville producer and writer and loves the concentrated creative scene in Music City. He’s had the honor of backing artists including Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Buck Owens, Tracy Byrd, Bo Diddley, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Autry, Mac Davis and touring with megastar Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood, Sarah Darling, Tammy Cochran and others. A Silvercryst Supper Club Dinner Package will be available before the show. The concert is being sponsored by ACE Hardware, Bug Tussel Wireless, Craig & Julie Walker, Cooperative Care, Graphic Associates – Gary & Carol Williams, Holt’s Fine Jewelry, Silvercryst Supper Club & Resort and WDUX Radio.           

Back by popular demand! Hometown Christmas will be taking place on Friday December 6 at 7:00 pm. The night will be filled with holiday favorites performed by local talent. The program is being sponsored by Retro Radio – The Bug, Schmitt Title, Inc., Thrivent Financial – Mecan River Group and WDUX Radio.

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute will be on Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm. Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay and produced recordings for Micky Dolenz. In 2018 Sail on performed over 70 dates across the country, including 3 nights filling in for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, while accompanied by the famous Nashville Symphony. A Moose Inn Dinner Package will be available before the show. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Dave Gruszka of Active Lifestyle Chiropractic, Moose Inn, Ole & Lena’s Fuel Depot, Pioneer Floral & Greenhouse, Schmitt Title, Inc., Waushara Dental Associates, WDUX Radio, Weekly, Timber & Pulp and Wenninger Auto.

The Colorado Bluegrass group, Trout Steak Revival,will be Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm. Defined more by expressive song writing and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, Trout Steak Revival crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots evoking its own style of Americana. With five band members all contributing unique lyrics, lead vocals, acoustic instrumentation, and harmonies, Trout Steak Revival delivers memorable tunes to an energetic fan base that grows hand-in-hand with the band. A Moose Inn Dinner Package will be available before the show. The show is sponsored by American Family Insurance of Berlin & Wautoma, Antique Liquor & Video, Culvers Restaurant, Farmers State Bank, Gary & Kay Christensen, Grimm’s Sports Bar & Grill, Heid Music, The Berlin Journal, WDUX Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio. 

On Sunday, April 5th at 3:00 pm, experience classical music’s most dynamic music group, Sybarite5. “Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described the group. Highlights of recent seasons have included performances in 43 states and counting, from the Library of Congress and St. Paul’s Schubert Club to Anchorage Concert Association and Sun Valley Center for the Arts, as well as concerts in their home of New York City at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, the Apple Store and the 92nd Street Y. In addition to their own groundbreaking, portable music festival, Forward Festival, Sybarite5 has appeared at Ravinia, Caramoor Center for the Arts, Wolf Trap Opera, Grand Teton Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Music in the Mountains, Chautauqua Music Festival, Green Lake Music Festival, Look and Listen Festival and many others. International appearances include Canada’s Tuckamore Music Festival, the New Docta International Music Festival in Cordoba, Argentina, and the Osaka Festa in Osaka, Japan. Patrons can purchase a Moose Inn Dinner Package for after the matinee performance. The concert is being sponsored by Moose Inn, Ward Brodt, Wautoma Rotary, WDUX Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.

The 2019-2020 Season ends with Al Stewart with The Empty Pocketsperforming the whole “Year of The Cat” albumon Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. Al Stewart and a full backing band, The Empty Pockets, recreate the iconic platinum album “Year Of The Cat” from start to finish, plus a bonus set of the many hits from his other albums including the platinum-selling “Time Passages.” This show sold out two days at London’s Royal Albert Hall and is selling out theaters across North America. The Empty Pockets will perform a 30 minute opening set and then Al Stewart will join for the next 2 sets. A Silvercryst Supper Club Dinner Package will be available before the evening performance. The concert is made possible by Silvercryst Supper Club & Resort, The Boyson Family, Wautoma Masonic Union, Wisconsin 106 and Zamzow Law, LLC.

In addition to the regular season programs, the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center will also be offering a series of School Programming performances which will bring national touring companies to Wautoma for performances of Judy Moody & Stink in November and The BFG in March.  Over 1600 students from 8-10 area school districts will have an opportunity to enjoy the curriculum related performances. 

In June 2019, the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre will present Alice in Wonderland.  Registration & Auditions are on Monday, June 10th at 12:30 pm and performances will be on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm. The production will feature over 50 area youth.

Special season ticket rates are available through Monday, September 23rd. Patrons can purchase reserved seats for all eight main stage shows for only $211.20, a savings of $52.80, or they can create their own custom package of any “Four or More” shows and receive a 10% discount.

Season and individual show tickets will be available at the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center located at 514 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma starting on Monday June 3rd. The box office is staffed Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm two weeks prior to each show as well as June 3rd and 4th, or tickets may be ordered at any time by phone at (920) 787-2189, or on our website at mccombbruchspac.com. Visa, Discover, and MasterCard are accepted.  Group and student discounts are available. For more information visit www.mccombbruchspac.com or our Facebook page.

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