Emporium Presents & Avalon Theatre
Michael Martin Murphey
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Grand Junction, CO
$34.50 - $54.50
Michael Martin Murphey
For three decades, Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas has been an extraordinary blend of music, encompassing his numerous best-selling Christmas albums, alongside his beloved country and pop hits. This vibrant holiday celebration takes the form of a captivating multi-media production, featuring Murphey’s renowned “Rio Grande Band,” dramatic lighting, video, as well as the use of Western Art, captivating master-artist photographs, breathtaking videos, and delightful cowboy poetry. “Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas” beautifully captures the rustic essence of the story of Jesus’ birth in the countryside village of Bethlehem, where the joyous tidings first reached the humble livestock caretakers and herders, often referred to as “cowboys,” over two millennia ago.
Inspired by an 1885 wild-west dance known as the original “Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball” in Anson, Texas, Murphey embarked on a remarkable journey that carries on the biblical tradition of merriment, song, and feasting during the “holidays,” a term signifying “holy days.” In 1992, Michael introduced a groundbreaking concept album called “Cowboy Christmas,” which had never been attempted before in popular Christmas music. This innovative creation became a best-seller and paved the way for five more Cowboy Christmas albums and accompanying DVDs. Today, this remarkable concept has evolved into a grand live musical concert production! Join Michael, the talented members of the Rio Grande Band, and the captivating Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers for a joyous and heartfelt “Christmas Cowboy-Style” experience.
Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas, a magnificent spectacle that showcases the his legendary “Rio Grande Band,” mesmerizing lighting, captivating videos, and an artistic fusion of Western Art and masterful photographs. This extraordinary production takes you on a journey through the spirit of the Wild West, immersing you in its rich heritage and evoking a sense of wonder and joy.
With the renowned “Rio Grande Band” as the heartbeat of the performance, their musical prowess and infectious energy will transport you to the heart of the holiday season. The stage comes alive with dramatic lighting, creating a visually stunning backdrop that enhances the magical atmosphere.
Adding to the sensory experience are breathtaking videos that complement the music and storytelling, immersing you in the spirit of the Wild West and the joy of Christmas. These visual delights will leave you captivated and enchanted throughout the performance.
Moreover, the integration of Western Art and captivating master-artist photographs further elevates the production, bringing the essence of the cowboy culture to life. Each brushstroke and photograph captures the rugged beauty and timeless allure of the American West, resonating with the themes of the holiday season.
To complete this enchanting experience, be prepared to be entertained by delightful cowboy poetry. Through humorous and heartfelt verses, the poetry encapsulates the spirit of the cowboy lifestyle and adds a touch of charm and nostalgia to the festivities.
Together, these elements create a truly unforgettable Cowboy Christmas celebration, where music, visuals, art, and poetry intertwine harmoniously. Immerse yourself in this magical experience and embark on a journey that pays homage to the Wild West while embracing the joyous spirit of the holiday season.
Ages: All Ages
Seating: Reserved Seating