Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

Upcoming Events

 

OMA Box Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Box Office will open 2 hours prior to doors opening on performance dates. Tickets may also be purchased below. If you need assistance please call 785-242-8810.

 
 
Grand O' Opry
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Loren Lance (from the Mildred store) and David Marshall will be our Special Guests! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm!

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Ottawa Library Presents-Laughing Matters
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Ottawa Library Presents-Laughing Matters

It's time to laugh it up! Jay and Leslie Cady have brought the gift of laughter to audiences across the United States and overseas. Ottawa Library is proud to bring this Kansas City based husband and wife team to the stage of the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium for a free show of juggling, mime, magic, and humorous dialogue. Their show has timing and polish from years of performing together in all sorts of venues including theaters, festivals, schools, and libraries. Their humor is original and irresistible for the whole family. Don't miss this unique program of lively antics and sidesplitting humor!

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Grand O' Opry
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Come celebrate the season with us at the Grand O' Opry! Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Christmas and Gospel music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Bart O'Neal and Johnny Hudson will be our Special Guests on December 22nd! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm! Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. Our passion is providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!

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Grand O' Opry with Jim Winters and Mike Arnett
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry with Jim Winters and Mike Arnett

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Jim Winters and Mike Arnett will be our Special Guests on October 27th! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm! The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Free Movie Night-Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night-Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Free admission, concessions available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 movie begins at 7 p.m.

For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he's been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again.

Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references. Release Date: July 31, 1992

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Error Reduction-Why We Get Things Wrong
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Error Reduction-Why We Get Things Wrong

Guest Speaker: Lt Colonel Dave Young
Why do individuals and groups make mistakes? What are the external and internal factors that lead us to fail?
This presentation covers the basics of human performance, influencing factors and the design of tools used to reduce high-impact errors. The discussion will include case studies of the human factors contributing to the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia loss and the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster.

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Grand O' Opry featuring Duke Mason
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry featuring Duke Mason

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Duke Mason will be our Special Guest on October 13th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance! Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door.

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Liverpool a tribute to: The Beatles Ladies Night Out Concert
Oct
5
8:30 PM20:30

Liverpool a tribute to: The Beatles Ladies Night Out Concert

Tickets on sale Sunday, July 15th for Liverpool a tribute: The Beatles. This is our Ladies Night Out concert for 2018 in conjunction with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Reserved seating main floor tickets $25 and reserved balcony $18. Tickets can be purchased at the OMA Box Office or online. Prairie Star Catering will be back this year with many food options and bar options for you to purchase.

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Grand O' Opry with Arnie Johnson and Haylie Bagwell
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry with Arnie Johnson and Haylie Bagwell

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Haylie Bagwell and Arnie Johnson will be our Special Guests on September 22nd! The Hideout Band will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:15pm!
Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. Our passion is providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!

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Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show

Registration is OPEN for the Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show.
Registration is on a first come first served basis. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 with limited electricity access. $20 for the first booth space and $10 each additional. Set up will be Friday afternoon from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. or Saturday morning beginning at 7 a.m. Registration fee is non-refundable. Registration deadline is end of business on September 4, 2018.
The “River Run Craft Fair” will be a stop on the OL’ Marais River Run shuttle route. Concessions will also be available in the OMA Basement.
For more information please contact Tiffany Evans, Ottawa Memorial Auditorium Director, at 785-242-8810 or email tevans@ottawaks.gov
The Friends of the OMA is a 501 (c) 3 organization, dedicated to program enhancement and facility upgrades.

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Bop Daddies at the Ol' Marais River Run Car Show
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Bop Daddies at the Ol' Marais River Run Car Show

Celebrate 25 years of the Bop Daddies with the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium and the Friends of the OMA. The Bop Daddies will be in concert Friday, September 14th at Forest Park during the Ol' Marais River Run Car Show from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bop Daddies will be performing in the parking lot by the ball fields in Forest Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

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Ben Haggard with Red Shahan
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Ben Haggard with Red Shahan

Ben Haggard is the son of iconic Country Music Legend, Merle Haggard, and we are honored to have him at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, September 6th! Red Shahan is the guest opener for this show.
Tickets are general admission and $15. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 13th at the OMA Box Office and online.

All ages show!

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Grand O' Opry
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Bart O' Neal and Johnny Hudson will be our Special Guests on August 25th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!

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80's Double Feature - Free Movie Night
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

80's Double Feature - Free Movie Night

It's back! 80's Double Feature Movie Night. Join us on Friday August 17th for Pretty in Pink and Footloose! Pretty In Pink begins at 7 p.m. and Footloose at approximately 9 p.m.
Admission is FREE...concessions will be available for purchase. 80's attire is highly encouraged!
Pretty In Pink is rated PG-13
Footloose is rated PG

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Grand O' Opry
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium!  Arnie Johnson and Jim Winters will be our Special Guests on August 11th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!

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Grand O' Opry
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium!  Donna Hensley and Lorena Prater will be our Special Guests for our Fabulous Fifties show on July 28th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!

The Grand O' Opry musicians are:
Dale Reese, Guitar
Bobby Ray, Guitar
Abner Reese, Guitar
Mike Whetstone, Guitar
Gary Milligan, Lead Guitar & Steel Guitar
Mike Newton, Bass Guitar
BJ Boucek, Keyboard

We have shows on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Free Movie Night-Trolls
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night-Trolls

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

Admission to the movie is FREE. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Soda, water, pickles, candy and popcorn $1, nachos $2.

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Grand O' Opry
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Kinley Taylor Rice and Melissa Petropoulos will be our Special Guests on July 14th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!
The Grand O' Opry musicians are:
Dale Reese, Guitar
Bobby Ray, Guitar
Abner Reese, Guitar
Mike Whetstone, Guitar
Gary Milligan, Lead Guitar & Steel Guitar
Mike Newton, Bass Guitar
BJ Boucek, Keyboard
Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Free Movie Night - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night - Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. Rated PG Run time 1 hr 50 min

Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available for purchase.

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Grand O' Opry
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Duke Mason, Katie Wooge, David Wooge, and Karen Boyer will be our Special Guests on June 23rd! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance! Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Air National Guard Band of the Southwest
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Air National Guard Band of the Southwest

The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium and the City of Ottawa are honored to welcome the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest for a FREE concert, Friday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. No tickets necessary.

Sponsored by: Advantage Electric, Carstar of Ottawa, Goppert State Service Bank and Delta Dental.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

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Grand O Opry
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium!  Arnie Johnson and Jamie Malone will be our Special Guests! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!

The Grand O' Opry musicians are:
Dale Reese, Guitar
Bobby Ray, Guitar
Abner Reese, Guitar
Mike Whetstone, Guitar
Gary Milligan, Lead Guitar & Steel Guitar
Mike Newton, Bass Guitar
BJ Boucek, Keyboard

Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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