November 24, 2009
John Berry Performed at The Grand for Annual Christmas Concert
MACON – Grammy Award nominee John Berry performed at The Grand Opera House on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon. The concert featured a number of holiday favorites, mixed with hits from Berry’s repertoire. Berry is scheduled to perform again next year on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand. Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at TheGrandMacon.com.
“Christmas with John Berry” is a highly anticipated annual favorite at The Grand. The singer/songwriter has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in country music. Berry has released multiple gold and platinum albums and received nominations from the Grammy Awards, the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. His intimate solo acoustic performances have been enthusiastically received internationally as well, with successful concert tours in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
Born in Aiken, S.C., and raised in Atlanta, Berry gained his first No. 1 single in 1994 with his signature song “Your Love Amazes Me.” Berry has had several other Top 10 releases, all of which exhibit his incredible songwriting prowess. For more information on Berry, visit his Web site at www.johnberry.net.
The night of the show individuals could purchase a chance to win a guitar autographed by Berry. The winner was called on stage before intermission and Berry signed and personalized the guitar. All proceeds from the drawing benefited the Macon Rescue Mission. This year the drawing raised more than $600.
The Grand Opera House
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com.
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