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109th Monte Rio Variety Show is set for Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Thank you to all who attended the 108th Monte Rio Variety Show. This year was one of the most successful shows and the rumor finally came true: Jimmy Buffet entertained the sold out crowd along with many other great performers such as Gary Muledeer, Rick Hartwig, Lawrence Hobgoed, Tim Hockenberry, Bobby Vickers, Tim Huffman, Livingston Taylor, Billy Valentine, Patrick Martin, Carlos Reyes, Metalmucil, Tim Nichols, Bob Dipiero, Kix Brooks, Travis Howard and we can’t forget our outstanding Master of Ceremony this year, Malcom McDowell.

The tradition will continue with the 109th Monte Rio Variety Show on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Make your plans to join the Monte Rio community for another fabulous night of entertainment. Keep checking back for updates on next years show.

107th Monte Rio Variety Show Entertainers List (July 26, 2018)

Preshow Local Entertainers

Mark Larson Band

Willie Perez Band

Bill McCubbin Duo

Main Show Entertainers

Tom “Smokey” McCrea                             Spoken Word Comedy

Eric Strattman                                             National Anthem

Peter Sagal                                                   MC (Sire)

Brian Nova                                                   Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist

Liam Tiernan                                               Folk Singer

Paul Brady                                                    Irish Singer and Songwriter

Shelly Berg                                                    Pianist, Composer

Gary Mule Deer                                            Comedic musician

Billy Valentine                                              Musician Artist

Tim Hockenbery                                          Singer and Songwriter

Kelly Veach                                                   Tribute to 1st Responders

Kix Brooks                                                    Country Musician

Tim Nichols                                                  Singer and Songwriter

Patrick Martin                                             Magician

Matt Szmela                                                 Violinist

Roy Rogers                                                   Guitarist

Elvin Bishop                                                Blues and Rock & Roll Singer Guitarist

Dan Wheetman                                          Country and Broadway Star

Pat Flynn                                                     Guitarist, singer and songwriter

Rafe Van Hoy                                              Singer and Songwriter

Bob Dipiero                                                Country Singer and Songwriter

 

108th Monte Rio Variety Show is set for Thursday, July 25, 2019.

The show must go on! With the very successful 107th Monte Rio Variety Show behind us we are planning for the next fabulous show on July 25, 2019. More information will be available as the date gets closer.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 107th Show, to those who donated goods and services, and particularly to all the volunteers who worked so diligently to make the Show such a success.  Special recognition goes to Michele McDonell, the shows champion and principal organizer.

Thank You for a Successful 2017 Show!

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.

The 106th show was enjoyed by over 2000 audience members – the largest since our 100th Anniversary Show in 2011. Our Entertainment list included:

Dick Hardwick (Compere)

Rick Walsh and band (Jazz)

Smokey (one of the longest running acts for the show as a storyteller)

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)