On behalf of the Monte Rio School and Fire Services, and St. Catherine Catholic Church, we thank the individuals who provided the production resources and entertainment contacts this year and for the past 106 years.    We are grateful to the awesome performers who give their time and talent, and also the crew and volunteers without whom this event would not be possible.

Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunne joined us for the 106th Monte Rio Variety Show.
Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunne joined us for the 106th Monte Rio Variety Show.

In 2017 with our 106th show we enjoyed a 2000 member audience – the largest since our 100th Anniversary Show in 2011. Our run list included:

Rick Walsh and band  (Jazz)

Smokey (one of the longest running acts for the show as a storyteller, although has not performed in the past several years)

Dan Brower – National Anthem

John Ballachey (Jack Jones song)

Liv Taylor (James Taylor’s brother  – Folk Song)

Gary Muledeer (Comedy)

Shelly Berg  (Jazz Piano)

Billy Valentine (Pop Song)

Patrick Martin (Magician)

David Jackson (Comedy & Song)

Mark O’Connor Bank (bluegrass with fiddle)

Tim Huffman (Country song)

Phil Vassar (Country song)

Tim Nichols (Singer, guitarist, songwriter)

Ray Benson (Country song)

Kix Brooks and Friends ( Country, Finale)

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