After a two-year delay, Jim Curry will be performing the music of John Denver at the Coggon Opera House!

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry at the Coggon Opera House for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. His uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso,” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie “Take Me Home: The John Denver Story,” has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Seating is by general admission only. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door. You may also reserve will-call tickets by leaving a message at 319-435-2071. Your call will be returned to confirm your tickets. The Coggon Opera House seats 280 people, but this will be a very popular show. We recommend calling in advance for will-call tickets. Payment by cash or check only at the door. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.

 

The Coggon Opera House welcomes Carol Montag back to our stage as part of her 2022 Iowa Opera House Tour on Saturday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. She will perform a Tribute Concert to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins – the three legendary women of the folk music scene. Montag says “Like so many songwriters, I honed my skills listening to their music and learning their songs. In college, their music drifted out of my dorm room and down the halls.” We are excited to have Carol pay tribute to the women who have been such an inspiration to her and to share the songs we all know and love!

Montag is an Iowa native and has been described by folk music legend Tom Paxton as a “genuine discovery” and “the best thing to come out of Iowa since Bonnie Koloc.” Carol has recorded four solo albums Carol has opened for or shared the stage with Arlo Guthrie, Michael Johnson, Jim Post, Greg Brown, Priscilla Herdmann, David Wilcox, John Gorka, John Stewart, Cliff Eberhardt, Larry Groce, as well as Three Dog Night.

In addition to performing, Montag is a songwriter. She received two honorable mentions at the 2017 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition, and was a semifinalist at the 2015 IMMERSE Artist/Writer Competition – GMA (Gospel Music Association).

Seating at the Coggon Opera House is by general admission only. Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be reserved for will-call by leaving a message at 319-435-2071. Payment by cash or check only. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.

Join us as we celebrate all things Irish on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. This Cedar Rapids based band is known for their authentic Irish sound and will feature all the familiar Irish favorites. And there will be Irish storytelling too! Whether you are a lot Irish and or only a wee bit, you will think you are in the old country.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to learn more and to reserve will call tickets.

Marion Big Band Christmas Concert

The 15th annual Marion Big Band’s Christmas Concert at the Coggon Opera House is set for Sunday, December 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to further the work of the Opera House. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand. The first half will be traditional big band tunes, but the Santa hats come out after intermission and it’s time for the “Sounds of the Season.”

The Johnny Rogers Show

The Coggon Opera House welcomes Johnny Rogers back to the opera house stage! Johnny transports his audiences back in time when you could go your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands. The Show is a tribute to the music of the legends of Rock n’ Roll. Johnny opens with his uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly and goes on with a tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, and many more. The show will climax with his portrayal the late Elvis Presley.

Johnny is an outstanding musician and can pull off guitar licks that would make Jimi Hendrix proud! He was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2016 and into the Midwest All Music Association Hall of Fame in 2019.

Seating at the Coggon Opera House is by general admission only. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or can be reserved for will-call by leaving a message at (319) 435-2071. Payment by cash or check only. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.

Gordy and Debbie, the highly popular husband-wife entertainment act from Branson, Missouri, are returning to the Coggon Opera House! This year they are bringing their new “Tribute to George Strait” show to Coggon on Sunday, August 22 at 2 p.m. A Tribute to George Strait pays tribute to this living legend of country music! It’s a show that not only gives you Gordy Wensel’s amazing performance of the best of George Strait, but the excellent voice of his wife, Debbie, as she belts out songs and shares fun stories of the female country artists who have opened for him, such as Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert.

Gordy and Debbie will share bits of trivia about one of America’s  favorite country artists and show  spectacular video presentations of George Strait songs.  See a sensational show that pays tribute to the man named the top country music artist of the past 25 years by Billboard  magazine, featuring an outstanding George Strait tribute artist and an  incredible female vocalist! Seating at the Coggon Opera House is by general admission only.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or reserved for will-call by calling (319) 435-2071. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand and payment is by cash or check only.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, we are postponing this performance.  We are working with Jim Curry to reschedule in the fall.

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry at the Coggon Opera House for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

General admission seating. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to reserve will call tickets. Payment is by cash only.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso,” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, we have postponed the March 28 Bluegrass Night at the Opera House. The new date is tentatively Saturday, November 7.

It’s going to be another great BLUEGRASS NIGHT at the Opera House! If you like great banjo playing, fiddle playing or just good bluegrass music, then you need to be at Coggon Opera House that evening. Banjoy headlines the show with Bob Black playing a wicked banjo. Also performing are The Great Bluegrass Herons, and Straightback Chair. This will be their third time to perform here.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to learn more and to reserve will call tickets.

Join us as we celebrate all things Irish. This Cedar Rapids based band is known for their authentic Irish sound and will feature all the familiar Irish favorites. And there will be Irish storytelling too! Whether you are a lot Irish and or only a wee bit, you will think you are in the old country. Band members include violinist Carlis Faurot, Joe and Debbie Byrd, and John O’Connell.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to learn more and to reserve will call tickets.

In honor of Valentine’s weekend we are trying something a little different. It’s a Cabaret Night featuring the music of four different musicians. Instead of being in the Opera House, we are setting up tables in the Opera House Annex across the street. We’ll have appetizers and beverages (plus sweets, of course!), included in the ticket price of $10. Our musicians will be Tammi Reed, Aaron Warner and Laura Kittrell from Cedar Rapids and Cameron Stephenson from Coggon. And we have some Valentine’s Day fun planned between the musicians. Seating is limited to 40 persons. You can make your reservation by calling 319-435-2071.