Bringin’ Blues to The Grand

The Alligator Records Blues Festival, March 3-4, is an entire weekend of rockin' blues! Let's meet the performers of this unique weekend. Call our box office at 1-866-96GRAND to order tickets, or click on the titles of each event to order online! MARCIA BALL: March 3rd at 8 PM Born in Orange, Texas in 1949 to … Continue reading Bringin’ Blues to The Grand


The Iron Man of the Mask

Franc D'Ambrosio is a multi-faceted vocalist, best known for his role as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (over 3,000 performances today!) Affectionately known as Phantom's "The Iron Man of The Mask", D'Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom". This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented … Continue reading The Iron Man of the Mask

John E. Kuenzl Foundation Donation

  We are grateful to the John E. Kuenzl Foundation for increasing their annual support of The Grand to $50,000, to support The Grand’s “Every Child, Every Grade, Every Year™” initiative. The Kuenzl Foundation has, for years, supported the Student Discovery Series, which also receives support from the Bemis Foundation. In addition to the Discovery … Continue reading John E. Kuenzl Foundation Donation


Faces of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist Concert

Over 30 young musicians competed for an opportunity to perform with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra this January as part of OSO’s Discovery Artist Concert competition. Four winners were chosen to perform with the symphony for their 75th Anniversary season. Performing January 28th at The Grand is 14 year old violinist Emily Hauer who will perform Saint-Saen’s Introduction … Continue reading Faces of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist Concert


Questions and Answers for The Millennials

Recently, one of our committee members prepared for a meeting by asking her Facebook friends what they’d like to see at The Grand. The answers were terrific, and I thought I’d reply to them in a post I’d share not only with them but with all of you as well.   The questions are in … Continue reading Questions and Answers for The Millennials


Reflections on the first afterWALK

Saturday night was the first night of our new afterWALK series. afterWALK is designed to complement the highly successful Downtown Gallery Walk. At the same time, it is another avenue for The Grand to highlight regional performing and visual artists. The concept—to feature a visual artist as part of Downtown Gallery Walk, but to add … Continue reading Reflections on the first afterWALK


Sometimes the facts are just boring…

Sometimes a story just isn’t all that interesting. This past week, I did an interview with local media at their request, about The Grand’s annual payment of a ticket service surcharge fee to the City of Oshkosh as a user-based contribution towards the cost of the emergency repair to The Grand in 2009-10. The finished … Continue reading Sometimes the facts are just boring…