Merryman season shows and upcoming events

Welcome to the
Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center

A truly unique cultural venue located in the heart of Nebraska. The Merryman Performing Arts Center’s mission is to offer quality dance, music and theatre performances, educational events and workshops that will culturally reward audiences and participants.

August 2022
Crane River Theater Logo

Celebrate Broadway

Celebrate the songs of Broadway with Crane River Theater in an unforgettable performance! ...
Sun Aug 14th
2:00 pm
225 W. 22nd St. Kearney, NE 68845
September 2022

Michael Martin Murphey

Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina in the Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” ...
Fri Sep 16th
7:00 pm

The RUSH Tribute Project

The Rush Tribute Project painstakingly recreates the sound and energy that made Rush one of the top-selling rock bands of all time. ...
Thu Sep 22nd
7:30 pm
October 2022

The Texas Tenors

Returning to the Merryman to kick off the season - The Texas Tenors perform it all - from American classics, Opera, Classical, Broadway, and Country. With their incredible vocals, humor, and cowboy charm, if you are not already a fan you soon will be! ...
Tue Oct 4th
7:00 pm

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Five time GRAMMY winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Old Opry star, and living breathing country-music history. ...
Thu Oct 27th
7:00 pm
December 2022
January 2023

Dailey & Vincent

Grand Ole Opry members, five-time GRAMMY award winners individually, and three-time GRAMMY award nominees collectively. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent along their great band will inspire you with their American music and Gospel music songbook. ...
Fri Jan 13th
7:00 pm
February 2023

Sail On

Singing all of the Beach Boys' classic hits plus some treasures from the band's brilliant extended catalog, Sail On recreates the soundtrack to an Endless Summer completely live and in rich detail, with classic hits like "Surfin' USA", "Barbara Ann", "California Girls", and of course - "Sail On, Sailor". ...
Wed Feb 15th
7:00 pm
March 2023

Paddington Gets In A Jam

In this original comedy, Paddington Bear goes next door to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbor Mr. Curry, who is in a panic because he’s expecting a visit from his Great Aunt Matilda. And so, Paddington volunteers to help Mr. Curry with his to-do list before her imminent arrival. ...
Thu Mar 2nd
6:30 pm

One Night In Memphis

A critically acclaimed tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Authentic rockabilly, country, gospel, and 1950's rock & roll. There's a whole lotta shakin' going on! ...
Thu Mar 16th
7:00 pm
April 2023

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

Regarded as one of Rock & Roll's most versatile entertainers, star of stage, screen, and record, Noone sings the songs that defined a generation with hits like "I'm Henry the VIII, I am" and "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter". ...
Fri Apr 21st
7:00 pm
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Merryman Performing Arts Center
225 W. 22nd St
Kearney, NE 68845


Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
And by special appointment


Funding was provided by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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