The Grand 1894 Opera House will reopen with a new season on
Saturday, September 25, November 13th at 8pm when the world-renowned Asleep at the Wheel takes center stage and is “Still Comin’ Right at Ya!” as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary Tour.
Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.
The number of individual artists and bands who have sustained a thriving career for a half-century is “infinitesimally” small. And against all odds, Asleep at the Wheel is one of them. Indeed, the stars aligned in 1970 when three friends – Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans, and Leroy Preston – moved to Paw Paw, West Virginia. It was there that their dream of forming a band began. Together, they determined their mission would be to play old-style Roots/American music. Lucky (who lived up to his name) suggested the band be called Asleep at the Wheel… and the rest is history!
Over the last half-century, Asleep at the Wheel has been awarded 10 Grammy® Awards, cited by the Country Music Association as the Top Touring Band, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association. Altogether, the group has released 31 albums, charted more than 20 singles on the Country charts, and according to Billboard: “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular.”
Come spend a night to remember at The Grand and hear for yourself their fresh new lineup and the release of New Routes – from their latest album. Come enjoy this world-class group who are more relevant, more enjoyable, and more musically nimble than at any time in their 50-year history! And, come find out for yourself why their 6’7” leader, Ray Benson, is convinced that “neither he or the band will be slowing down anytime soon!” The opening night of each Grand season is dedicated to the memory of Joseph and Helene Levy. And, this performance is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
At this time, The Grand’s protocol includes wearing masks when attending a performance. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to modify our approach as conditions warrant. At all times, our decisions will be based on the latest available data and expertise from the Center for Disease Control, Texas Department of Health, and our own health and medical experts.
Season subscription tickets are now on sale; single tickets – on sale on August 30. For ticket prices and more information, call The Grand’s box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand’s website at www.thegrand.com.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District, is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.