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  • Memorial Opera House Foundation 2023 Concert Series Announced!

    Memorial Opera House Foundation is excited to announce its first complete and robust Concert Series
    for the first time in over four years at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, Indiana. They will be
    kicking off the season on Saturday, January 21 with MegaBeatles for their eighth annual appearance.
    Members of The Crawpuppies and Chris & Lou will present a spectacular trip down memory lane
    featuring the Beatles’ Revolver album and other great hits! Lead band member Chad Clifford says,
    “This year, in addition to playing all the Beatles songs you know and love we are going to play the
    Revolver Album in its entirety!” Historically selling out every year, MegaBeatles has been a wonderful
    way to celebrate the history of Memorial Opera House with concert goers and patrons of the arts. “We
    are happy to open our doors for the 2023 season with MegaBeatles.” shares Executive Director Scot

    MacDonald. “For the majority of the past eight years, they have played an excellent concert to a sold-
    out house. It is certainly a great way to start off the year, chase away the winter blahs, and listen to legendary songs performed by a group of top-notch local musicians.” Clifford continues, “Considered
    by many to be the best album of all time, [Revolver] features songs when the Beatles were at their
    most creative peak. It is challenging because we will play songs that require intricate harmonies and
    complex instrumentation. We are excited to present these amazing songs at the historic Memorial
    Opera House!”

    Continuing the series, Elton Jeff & The Honky Cats will return on March 25 after last June’s world
    premiere at the Opera House for their second annual appearance. Last year’s event sold out in record
    time and was received with multiple standing ovations throughout the evening. “Elton” Jeff Gajewski,
    a regional talent in many respects, describes the act as not just a typical tribute act, but “more like a
    musical journey spanning over six decades, featuring a review of Elton John's chart-topping favorites
    that have been embraced by multiple generations.” The Elton Jeff & The Honky Cats production
    offers a variety of attractive visual elements, along with a stunning musical representation featuring
    some of the area’s greatest talent in the region. Opera House Foundation Marketing Consultant
    Andrew Brent says, “They nailed the sound-alike qualities of the music, and presented a dazzling and
    magical show that had the audience on its feet more than once. It’s not difficult to decide to have
    them back again, and again... and I hope for many years to come – absolutely delightful!”

    On April 1 Memorial Opera House welcomes back the regional legendary Pink Floyd tribute band,
    Echoes of Pompeii to rock the house with synthesizers, delayed vocals, slide guitars and female
    backup singers, as well as their impeccable state-of-the-art visuals such as lasers, lights, video, and
    iconic images that Pink Floyd was well known to produce. This event typically sells out long before the
    performance date so it is best to reserve seats well in advance. This is a spectacular event that is not to
    be missed!

    Finally, to round out the Spring concerts MOH welcomes back The Cash Box Kings after several years,
    headlining with Intrepid Artists International artist Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials on April 15 for an
    evening of flawless and soulful original blues. The Cash Box Kings are bona fide blues royalty. Co-led
    by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar Wilson and Madison, Wisconsin-based
    songwriter, harmonica giant, and singer Joe Nosek, the band plays masterfully raw and unvarnished house-rocking blues. Wilson’s huge, gritty vocals and Nosek’s powerhouse harmonica fuel their razor-
    sharp original songs. With their top-shelf musicianship and trademark good humor, The Cash Box

    Kings are a one-of-a-kind blues band. In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-
    renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years – an extraordinary feat for any group. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep
    blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago
    blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of
    bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.”

    Sat, January 21 MegaBeatles!
    Sat, March 25 Elton Jeff & The Honky Cats
    Sat, April 1 Echoes of Pompeii
    Sat, April 15 The Cash Box Kings, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

    Other upcoming concerts to be announced include Willie Nile, Midwest Big Band, Atlantic City Boys,
    Marrakesh Express ~ A CSNY Experience, Bonfire ~ an AC/DC Tribute, and Roger McGuinn.
    All concerts are fundraisers sponsored by Memorial Opera House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
    entity. The Mission of Memorial Opera House Foundation is to provide financial support to Memorial
    Opera House so that they may use theatre and the arts to build community and create a sense of
    belonging.

    Tickets: $40, $60, & $80 available at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcmoh
    Full-Service Cash Bar Available. All tickets fees are included in ticket price.
    Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5603
    Box Office opens at 6 pm day of event. House opens at 7:30. All concerts begin at 8 pm.
    Please visit the Memorial Opera House Upcoming Events page for all concert, theatre, and special
    event information, and to purchase tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcmoh
    For additional information contact Memorial Opera House Box Office:
    tickets@memorialoperahouse.com • 219.548.9137 • memorialoperahouse.com
    Websites and resources:
    MegaBeatles event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2goX4xymT
    Elton Jeff official website: https://www.eltonjeff.com/
    Echoes of Pompeii on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echoesofpompeii
    The Cash Box Kings official website: https://www.cashboxkings.com/
    Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials official website: https://www.liledblues.com/ 

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