Special Announcement about the 

July 23, 2020 Show

The Monte Rio Variety Show (MRVS) Committee regretfully announces that due to the risks inherent in the COVID-19 Pandemic the 109th Show is cancelled for July 23, 2020. We are committed to keeping our volunteers and our community safe by observing the public health mandates and not exposing the production crews and entertainers who volunteer their time and talent to our local community each year.

With the loss of this great evening of entertainment under the Redwoods, it also means the loss of necessary funds for the three beneficiaries, St Catherine’s Church, The Monte Rio Fire Department Foundation, and The Monte Rio School Foundation. The committee is exploring various options that will preserve the continuity of the show and its history since it began in 1911.

Shortly we will be announcing how the “Show will go on” where your involvement will be appreciated and our beneficiaries will be able to continue their support in the community.

The MRVS Committee thanks you for your continued support of our Community. We look forward to announcing our “Virtual” 109th Monte Rio Variety Show and providing details of our raffle prizes within the next couple of months.

The 109th Anniversary Monte Rio Variety Show!

Tickets at  brownpapertickets.com

The Annual Monte Rio Variety Show marks its 109th anniversary on July 23, 2020. Join us for a special evening of music, comedy and theater to celebrate with Monte Rio and the Russian River communities. All proceeds raised fund local charities. Past shows have featured such stars as Art Linkletter, Merv Griffin, Bing Crosby and Phil Harris and current shows have starred Jimmy Buffet, Kix Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Billy Valentine, Tim Nichols,  Big Al Anderson and Shelly Berg. Together they carry on the show tradition every July  at the Monte Rio Amphitheater surrounded by the towering redwood trees.

With a uniquely wide range of acts, from Jazz to Classical, from Country to Rock, the Monte Rio Variety Show has been a Russian River tradition for 109 years.

The Amphitheater venue opens at 4:30 p.m. when the following food and beverage items are available for purchase. Join your friends and neighbors for a great barbeque dinner presented by the Monte Rio Fire Services Foundation; and a fantastic dessert bar offered by the Monte Rio School Foundation. Wine and beer is also available for purchase. All proceeds from the food vendors go directly back into the local Community.

After the great food and beverage offerings, relax and enjoy the pre-show with local talent on stage beginning at 6:30 pm. The main show presenting world class entertainers starts at 7:45 pm.

The Monte Rio Amphitheater affords the perfect setting to relax and enjoy top rated entertainment among mature majestic Redwood trees surrounding a gently sloping meadow located in the heart of Monte Rio, California.

You are invited to bring your lawn and beach chairs on the day of the show.  On the morning of the show, Thursday, July 23rd CHAIR SET UP starts at 7:00 am. Chair set up is on a first come, first served basis. The GATES CLOSE at 3:00 pm and reopen at 4:30 pm when concessions offering Barbeque, Desserts, Wine and Beer are open and available for purchase

It’s easy to “Get Your Tickets!” with one of these four methods:

Email: tickets@monterioshow.org

Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

Local Vendors: See Ticket Page

At the Gate: (NO credit card purchases available at the event)


Show tickets are $30 per Adult and $15 for Youth (Aged 13-17) when accompanied by a paying Adult. Children 12 and under are free with a paying Adult. To reserve and pay for tickets by mail please fill out the Will Call Request Form 109th.  Your tickets will be available at the Will Call desk at 4:30pm on the day of the show.

The barbeque begins at 4:30 pm next to the Monte Rio Amphitheater. Chicken or Ribs dinner will be served and veggie Burgers will also be available as a meat alternative. Also available throughout the evening to purchase are Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Baked Goods, Beer, and Wine.




All proceeds from the show and barbeque go to benefit St. Catherine’s Church, the Monte Rio School Foundation, and the Monte Rio Fire Services Foundation.


dt.common.streams.StreamServer3Scene from our July 27, 2017 Variety Show