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MPAC Live Presents Chicago Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:30 pm Tickets: $128, $103, $88, $78, $58 Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era," the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists of All Time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago recently received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYS. The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award ceremony and tribute concert celebrating the honorees was held in 2020.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!
AEG Presents Theo Von Return of the Rat Tour Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:00 pm Tickets: $79.50, $49.50, $39.50 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters Sunday, June 5, 2022 7:00 pm Tickets: $47, $42, $32, $22, $12 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Friday, June 24, 2022 7:00 pm Tickets: $42, $37, $32, $22 Tickets
Blue Man Group Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:30 pm Tickets: $82, $77, $72, $67 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents
An Evening With
Vince Gill Featuring Wendy Moten Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:30 pm Tickets: $116, $92, $76, $56 One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. Since then, Gill has won 17 additional CMA Awards, 22 Grammy Awards, and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. In 1991, Gill was invited to become a member of The Grand Ole Opry, and in 2007 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2012 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A gifted songwriter, Gill’s compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and was awarded the prestigious BMI Icon award in 2014. Throughout his career he has released 20 albums, sold over 30 million albums, and charted 45 singles. Always considering himself a musician above all else, Gill has over the years been a part of some iconic bands including Pure Prairie League, The Cherry Bombs, and The Time Jumpers. In 2017 Vince was asked to join the Eagles on the road and continues to be a part of that historic band’s tour.

Wendy Moten is an exceptional, adaptable singer, a pure musical spirit, and a bridge from Memphis to Nashville to the rest of the world. Respected in the music industry as a consummate professional for years, the wider public discovered her talent and charm through her remarkable run on NBC’s The Voice in 2021. She turned all four judges’ chairs on her blind audition and ended up in second place overall – unprecedented for an artist in her 50s. A native of Memphis, Moten sang R&B on a major label in the 90s then moved to Nashville to become an in-demand harmony singer. She spent 15 years as the key support voice for Julio Iglesias. And she has toured with Martina McBride, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and Vince Gill. She’s performed as a soloist on the Grand Ole Opry multiple times and been a featured artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Musician Spotlight series. In 2019 she joined the Grammy-winning Nashville western swing band The Time Jumpers.
Universal Pictures Trolls Live! A VStar Entertainment Production Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 24, 2022 Noon & 4:00 pm
Tickets: $110, $55, $45, $35, $25, $15 Sat 10 AM Sat 2 PM Sun Noon Sun 4 PM
MPAC Live Presents Stoney LaRue Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:00 pm Tickets: $32, $27, $23, $17 Throw away any preconceived notions you might have about country singers — especially ones from Texas — because Stoney LaRue smashes them all. Over a nearly 20-year career, the Lone Star-born and Oklahoma-raised LaRue has transformed himself into an unlikely Renaissance man. He is a deft songwriter, informed traveler and self-aware philosopher, a troubadour who converses just as easily about Indian yogis and gurus as he does about Texas barbecue and dance halls. LaRue highlights all facets of his complex persona on the inspiring new album Onward.

The title itself is reflective of his outlook on life — if LaRue has a mantra these days, it’s “keep moving forward.” His first album since 2015’s Us Time, Onward captures the husky-voiced singer looking not only ahead, but inward. This is a man unflinchingly shining a light into some dark, uncomfortable corners of his psyche and bettering himself in the process. Forging connections with his fans is paramount for LaRue, who plays more than 200 live shows a year. His base is a fiercely loyal one, and not just within the Red Dirt region. He regularly tours throughout the entire country and has fans in some unexpected places. Chalk up his mass appeal to the way he sells his songs both onstage and on record — to listen to LaRue sing the nostalgic, Bob Seger-esque “Drowning in Moonlight” on Onward is to hear someone with whom you share an experience.
AEG Presents Pre-Labor Day Blues Show Sir Charles, Pokey Bear, Big Ro Williams, Cupid, Sir Duke & MC Lightfoot Friday, September 2, 2022 8:00 pm Tickets: $65, $55, $45 Tickets
The Black Jacket Symphony Van Halen 1984 Friday, September 16, 2022 8:00 pm Tickets: $35 Tickets
Emporium Presents The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:00 pm Tickets: $52, $42, $32, $22 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents The Gatlin Brothers Friday, December 9, 2022 7:00 pm Tickets: $42, $37, $27, $17 Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than sixty-five years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career. They celebrated the 40th anniversary of the multi-award winning single, “All the Gold in California,” in 2019. Through the years, the Brothers have amassed numerous accomplishments including:

  • -GRAMMY for Best Country Song for “Broken Lady”
  • -ACM Single of the Year for “All the Gold in California”
  • -ACM Album of the Year for “Straight Ahead”
  • -ACM Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin
  • -5 CMA nominations for Vocal Group, Single, Album and Male Vocalist of the Year
  • -7 #1 Singles
  • -32 Top 40 Records
  • -22 Studio Albums
  • -Grand Ole Opry Members for over 40 years
  • -Performed for multiple U.S. Presidents

Larry ranks as Billboard’s #4 solo writer of all time with the most self-penned top 40 hits, and songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Sir Tom Jones, Dottie West, Charlie Rich, Johnny Mathis and many others. He’s also a proud Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member.
Outback Presents Nate Bargatze The Raincheck Tour Sunday, December 11, 2022 8:00 pm Tickets: $79.75, $59.75, $39.75 Hailed this year as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine and a “Rising Star,” by CBS Morning, 2021 Grammy nominated comedian and podcaster Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world.

Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011.

Off-screen, Nate was part of Jimmy Fallon's Clean-Cut Comedy Tour, and has done live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. In addition to touring the country as a headliner, Nate toured in arenas with Chris Rock on his 2017 Total Blackout Tour. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row.
Emporium Presents Mania The Abba Tribute The Ultimate Tribute Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 pm Tickets: $62, $52, $42, $32, $22 From London’s West End to Las Vegas, MANIA the ABBA tribute (Formerly ABBA MANIA) remains the world’s No. 1 touring ABBA tribute show. Formed in 1999, this production has sold out theaters and concert halls across the globe, with over 3,000 live concerts in over 30 countries, bringing the music of the beloved Swedish supergroup to 3 million people.

In an exhilarating, two-hour recreation of one of ABBA’s most memorable concerts, MANIA brings to life the flamboyance of the ‘70s. This includes all of the uplifting, dance-inducing and sometimes heart-breaking songs from the iconic Swedish band, with fantastic costumes, staging, lighting and effects.

MANIA recently toured the United States for the 10th time with an impressive 37-date national tour, selling over 50,000 tickets and visiting 18 states.

For lifelong ABBA fans, as well as new generations who never had the opportunity to see the band live, MANIA provides the perfect excuse to party, relive memories and simply feel entertained with the best music ever.

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and enjoy all your favorite hits, including “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes It All,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Super Trouper” and many more. For more information visit: