Gateway Arts Council unveils 2019-20 Presents Season

Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio

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Company Men

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Maureen McGovern

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SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council is continuing its tradition of bringing professional entertainment to Shelby County.

“Our Board of Trustees continues to be aggressive in bringing the best quality entertainment for the best price to Shelby County,” said President Chris Gibbs.

Ellen Keyes, Executive Director agreed and added, “Now with the Sidney High School auditorium air-conditioned, our possibilities are endless for scheduling family entertainment year round.”

With hits from Diamond Rio to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, this season’s Presents Series brings you the best in arts and entertainment. Great songs, dynamic groups, family fun, moving performances-all are part of the series. In addition, Gateway Arts is adding a fourth show to the Presents Series. All concerts are held at the Sidney High School auditorium.

Diamond Rio will open the series on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28; with AAA. $27; or with a season ticket, $25.

Diamond Rio formed in 1984 and features lead singer Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, drummer Brian Prout, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist/harmony Dana Williams and Gene Johnson on mandolin/harmony. The band has sold over 10 million albums, earning three platinum and five gold records, and won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award six times, as well as netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category, 13 Grammy nominations and won their GRAMMY award for their album “The Reason.” When they debuted in 1991 with the hit “Meet in the Middle,” Diamond Rio became the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. They continued to place 32 more singles on the Billboard chart, including “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.”

Maureen McGovern Christmas will be performed Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23; with AAA, $22; and with a season ticket, $20.

Start the holiday season off right with the amazing vocals of Maureen McGovern. An American singer and Broadway actress, well known for her renditions of the song “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno in 1974. McGovern became world renowned with the #1 chart-topping, Academy Award-winning, gold record “The Morning After”, from The Poseidon Adventure. With a career spanning over three decades, McGovern has earned a reputation for being one of America’s most popular artists. For her recorded works, Maureen has been dubbed The Stradivarius Voice,” and has received International Gold Records

The Company Men will perform Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27; with AAA, $26; with season ticket, $25.

Motown meets Boytown! Unlike any other four-man vocal group touring today, The Company Men uniquely interweave today’s Top 40 hits with re-imagined classics of the last six decades, blending songs by some of your favorite artists including Sam Smith, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Weekend, Billy Joel, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, Nick Jonas, The Eagles and many more. Featuring a roster of seasoned performers who have appeared on NBC’s “The Voice,” ICE, the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series, “The Temptations” and in numerous Broadway and National Touring productions (“Hairspray,” “The Lion King,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Camelot,” “The Sound of Music” and “Hair” to name a few), The Company Men bring an unparalleled level of talent to every show. With their throwback sound, smooth Motown moves, and an incredible all-star band, The Company Men are ready bring you an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform Saturday, April 19, 2020, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29; with AAA, $28; and with a season ticket, $26.

Get into the swing of things with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! Celebrating 25 years and countless appearances in film and television—including a remarkable seven appearances on “The Tonight Show,” the Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show, “Dancing With the Stars” and performances for three U.S. presidents — this nine-piece band takes music to the next level with a high-octane, deliriously fun show, fusing together jazz, blues, swing, and more!,

Season tickets are $76 for three shows – Diamond Rio, The Company Men and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Maureen McGovern is not part of the season package. Tickets for her performance are season ticket holders, $20; AAA members, $22; and general seating, $23.

Individual show tickets are:

• Diamond Rio, general seating, $28; AAA members, $27.

• The Company Men, general seating, $27; AAA members, $26.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – General Seating – $29.00 AAA Members – $28.00

Tickets on sale for 2019-20 season ticket holders from April 29, 2019, to May 31, 2019.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 3, 2019.

For more information on any of these programs, call the Arts Council 937-498-2787 or visit

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