The Grand Opens Again with Country Music Legend “Ray Benson”

Coming to The Grand is country-music legend Ray Benson, for a unique solo acoustic concert on Saturday, June 26, with performances at 5pm and 8pm.

This Philadelphia-born, six-foot, seven-inch front man and founder of the world-renowned swing band – Asleep at the Wheel – is certain to delight and entertain The Grand’s audiences!

A nine-time Grammy award-winner, Benson will include hilarious behind-the-scenes stories of working with legends in the industry and secrets behind some of his favorite songs. Ray Benson graced The Grand’s stage when he starred in A Ride with Bob: The Bob Wills Musical and has made several appearances at The Grand with Asleep at the Wheel. He was awarded the Texas Medal of Arts in 2011.

Tickets for this production will open for sale Monday, May 10 for both performances. Seating capacity will be limited to 200 patrons per performance. Social distancing and masks will be required for all attending the concert. To purchase tickets, contact The Grand’s Box Office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District and is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.

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