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2024 - 2025 Season

Welcome to the 2024 - 2025 Season at the Colonial Theater and Willard Arts Center!

Thank you to our 24-25 Season Sponsor:

SEASON PREVIEW STREET PARTY

September 21st, 2024

IFAC Season Preview Street Party

Back by popular demand! We don’t get to repeat even one minute of our time here, but what if you could experience all the youthful energy and sonic celebration that was 1980s New Wave & Radio Pop?  Every sound. Every nuance. Every time. That’s Electric Avenue. The Best 80s music hits performed the way you remember them.

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EVENT SPONSOR: Bank of Commerce, Teton Auto Group, Bateman Hall, Yellowstone Teton Territory

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

September 10th, 2024

Ben Folds Paper Airplane Request Tour

The Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.

SPONSORED BY: SelectHealth, Bank of Commerce, Bingham Healthcare

September 19th, 2024

The National Parks Wild Spirit Tour

You know the feeling when the clouds part and the sun shines down on you, the rush you get when you run and jump into a lake at full speed, or the moment a gust of morning air brings new life as you step outside and look at the world around you? The National Parks translate these sensations into songs.

SPONSORED BY: Ryan and Dana Kirkham, Marcy & Dave Nigg, Grand Teton Gastroenterology- Larry & April Evans

EDUCATION SPONSORS: Onyx Financial Advisors, Fred & Erin Springman

April 1st, 2025

Lyle Lovett

A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

SPONSORED BY: MarCom, LLC, Marcellar's Vintage Wines and Brews, Fred & Erin Springman, The Hartwell Corporation

December 2nd, 2024

Celtic Woman: White Christmas Symphony Tour with the Idaho Falls Symphony

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman complete with the majestic sound of the Idaho Falls Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s favorite Yuletide songs, this performance will enthrall audiences of all ages. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.

SPONSORED BY: Onyx Financial Advisors, Park & Sharon Price, Steve & Jackie Larsen, Smith, Woolf, Anderson & Wilkinson, Hawley Troxell Attorneys and Counselors, Todd & Gina Stevenson of Medicare Instructors

MAINSTAGE SERIES

October 24th, 2024

Uptown: A Celebration of Soul

Fusing Bruno-Mars-caliber stage presence with top-tier vocals and wall-to-wall choreography, the men of UPTOWN combine the smooth stylings of R&B with the fresh hits of today in a unique and modern show that gets every crowd on their feet!

SPONSORED BY: Sue Maginn, Pat Scott, Myrna Taylor, Stephine Dunn, Danny & Elaine Gray, Lucy Bean, Carol Ormond, Grand Teton Gastroenterology- Larry & April Evans, Mary Lynn Hartwell

November 16th, 2024

Collin Raye

Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different,” and “If I were you.” Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.”

SPONSORED BY: Wes Ryan, IE Productions

January 28th, 2025

Aluminum Show

This show brings the material, the music and the artists together on stage in a magical, mystery-filled creation combining visual theater, dance, and humor into an exciting, multi-sensory experience, the likes of which audiences have never before seen.

SPONSORED BY: Kevin and Lisa King of Edward Jones, Carrie & Jerry Scheid

EDUCATION SPONSORS: David & Cathy Johnson, Scott Weigel, Fred & Erin Springman

February 27-28, 2025

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. That power has resonated with audiences around the globe, giving the band hundreds of millions of views on their online videos and leading to live performances in more than twenty five countries.

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Jerry & Ann Shively, Wes Ryan, Jay & Megan Kommers, Leslie Jones & Rick Dale, Todd and Melanie Mary

March 10th, 2025

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

An electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. This theatrical concert event starring a live band and supreme vocalists takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Experience a night of music that inspired a generation featuring hits such as “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles!

SPONSORED BY: Sue Maginn, Pat Scott, Myrna Taylor, Stephine Dunn, Virginia Willard- Willard Charitable Foundation

March 21st, 2025

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon…

SPONSORED BY: Dr. Troy & Dr. Amy Brumfield, Bateman-Hall, Teton Auto Group

EDUCATION SPONSORS: Dr. Troy & Dr. Amy Brumfield, Grand Teton Gastroenterology- Larry & April Evans, Bateman-Hall, Teton Auto Group, Carol Ormond, Curtis & Kris Smith

April 3-5, 2025

Gangstagrass

Gangstagrass is a multi-racial collective of musicians who demolish every preconception you have about country music and hip-hop music. These string pickers and MCs create a shared cultural space for dialogue and connection between folks that usually never intersect. The boundaries are gone and Gangstagrass is out there doing things nobody thought would work but when you hear it you know, down in your soul, that it does work.

SPONSORED BY: SelectHealth, Bank of Commerce

EDUCATION SPONSORS: Tiny Jelly, Leslie Jones & Rick Dale

April 18-19, 2025

Celebrate Ameri'kana with Making Movies and Los Texmaniacs

Making Movies presents AMERI’KANA All-Stars – a high-energy show that blends the folkloric with the cutting edge and features a rotating cast of incredible leaders in their respective genres. 

SPONSORED BY: Teton Auto Group

EDUCATION SPONSORS: Ralph & Annette Perez, Bank of Commerce, Teton Auto Group, Matt and Lara Hill, Fred & Erin Springman, Leslie Jones & Rick Dale

April 23rd, 2025

Luca Stricagnoli

With his music videos having Internet views exceeding 200 million and bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli is considered to be one of the most unique guitarists in the world.

SPONSORED BY: Miles Willard Technologies

EDUCATIO SPONSORS: David & Cathy Johnson, Abigail Martin, Jay & Megan Kommers, Scott & Wendy Cramer, Ryan and Dana Kirkham, Irene Jones

A Street Sessions at the Carr Gallery

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October 10th, 2024

Blue Moon Marquee

Blue Moon Marquee writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.  A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) have played for a vast gamut of crowds at jazz clubs, Lindy Hop dance halls, folk venues, blues haunts, hospitals, prisons, markets, motorcycle joints, dive bars and prestigious festival stages.

SPONSORED BY: Salon H Davis, Kevin and Lisa King of Edward Jones, Carol Ormond, Mary Lynn Hartwell, Teton Auto Group, Jody Henley and Kelly Ellis

February 5th, 2025

Damn Tall Buildings

Bluegrass at heart, but pulling from a wide range of influences including swing, ragtime, jazz, and even a hint of contemporary perspective in the songwriting, they offer virtually unmatched energy and enthusiasm, underpinned by intelligent songs that don’t skimp on the infectiousness...

SPONSORED BY: Onyx Financial Advisors, Abigail Martin, Wayne & Stephanie Austad, Grand Teton Gastroenterology- Larry & April Evans, Bank of Commerce, Jeff & Betsy Hunsicker

February 13-15, 2025

The Lucky Valentines

The Lucky Valentines, also known as Shaun and Jamie Carrier, have been making music since, well, forever it seems. All bands have a story to tell, and you’re going to want to hear this one. Cupid outdid himself this time. Jamie and Shaun are more than just bandmates. They are soulmates, husband and wife drawn together by their love of music, and of each other.

SPONSORED BY: Jerry & Ann Shively, Shay & Maranda Moon, Tony & Tai Crawford