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 featuring: Rex Peterson, Jamie Mietchen-Ojeda, and Ginelle Esry
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry featuring: Rex Peterson, Jamie Mietchen-Ojeda, and Ginelle Esry

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! Rex Peterson, Jamie Mietchen-Ojeda, and Ginelle Esry will be our Special Guests on June 22nd!
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! The doors open at 5:30pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Grand O’ Opry Oldies Show with Kinley Taylor Rice & Mike Arnett
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O’ Opry Oldies Show with Kinley Taylor Rice & 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!

Oldies Show! You won't want to miss this special event as we bring you all of your favorite music from the 1960s and older! Kinley Taylor Rice and Mike Arnett will be our Special Guests on July 13th!

The Grand O' Opry musicians are:
Dale Reese
Arnie Johnson
Rance & Caleb McKenzie
Mike Whetstone, Rhythm Guitar
Stan Stuckey, Lead Guitar
Mike Newton, Bass Guitar
BJ Boucek, Keyboard
Steve Straub, Drums
Fred Uzzell, Steel Guitar

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. Our passion is providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!

The doors open at 5:30pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

Like us on Facebook at Grand O Opry to stay up to date on all of our events. You can also see photos and videos of past performances there!

Call Dale Reese at 785-214-0013, or email us at grandoopry@gmail.com for more information.

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Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show

Don't miss the Friends of the OMA River Run Craft Show, Saturday, September 21st in the basement of the OMA.

The “River Run Craft Show” 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 upgrade

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Free Movie Night - hosted by Ottawa American Legion Baseball
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night - hosted by Ottawa American Legion Baseball

June 20th is Movie Night at OMA hosted by Ottawa American Legion Baseball!
Join us at Ottawa Memorial Auditorium at 7pm for the movie "Twelve," about a young boy's last chance to achieve his lifelong dream of playing in the Little League World Series.  OALB players and coaches will be on hand as ushers, and will be soliciting donations to benefit the Franklin County Cancer Foundation in conjunction with our June 21st benefit game to Knock Cancer Out of the Park!  Bring the Family down to OMA to see a movie, and help a much needed and very worthy cause!  See you there!

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Friends of the OMA Sloppy Joe Dinner
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Friends of the OMA Sloppy Joe Dinner

Join the Friends of the OMA for their June monthly dinner, Sloppy Joe, a side, drink and dessert. Dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for kiddos. All money raised will be used to upgrade the OMA light board.

Stay after the dinner for the Grand O’ Opry featuring Bart O’Neal, Melissa Petropoulos, and Matt Jurgensen . Tickets are $10 at the door for everyone 13 and over.

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Grand O’ Opry presents Jim Winters and Haylie Bagwell
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O’ Opry presents Jim Winters 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! Jim Winters and Haylie Bagwell will be our Special Guests on May 25th! 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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Ballet Wichita Presents - Cinderella
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Wichita Presents - Cinderella

THE ENCHANTING STORY OF CINDERELLA

Tickets $18 for adults and $10 for students

Join us this spring for an endearing story-based ballet of a young housemaid's determined belief in happiness and the transforming power of love.  Ballet Wichita’s production is re-imagined in 1920s Vienna, inside the “Glass Slipper Cafe.”  Set to the music of Johann Strauss, Jr., Artistic Director’s Alex Ossadnik’s three-part fairy tale ballet is humorous, charming, and entertaining enough for audiences of all ages.  

 

 

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Brecken's Battle Benefit
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Brecken's Battle Benefit

There will be a benefit music show at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium on May 19th from 2pm until 5pm to help raise funds for Brecken, the granddaughter of Steve & Rita Straub. Ticket price is whatever amount you would like to donate and 100% of donations will go to the Straub family to assist with medical costs.

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Grand O’ Opry presents Duke Mason and Jason Colvin
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O’ Opry presents Duke Mason and Jason Colvin

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 and Jason Colvin will be our Special Guests on May 11th! 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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Grand O' Opry presents Kinley Rice, Cindy Boehler, Alexa Kriss
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry presents Kinley Rice, Cindy Boehler, Alexa Kriss

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. 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! 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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The I.Q. Throwdown
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

The I.Q. Throwdown

This live game show will be hosted on April 12th at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium in Ottawa… Join us
Admission Prices Will Vary: General Admission– A suggested donation of $5; Student Admission– A suggested donation of $3; Box Seating– fully catered box seats with free drinks and snacks are available for businesses, organizations or individuals willing to RSVP and donate at a sponsorship level https://unitedwayoffranklinco.org/sponsor-our-event/

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Pawject Runway
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pawject Runway

Grab your girlfriends and come to Pawject Runway on Friday, March 29, 2019. See the hottest trends for spring from local boutiques, shop with vendors, and enjoy samplings of adult beverages, all for a great cause!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first 100 people to arrive get a FREE t-shirt! The fashion show, emceed by Brady Goodman from 99.7 The Point, begins at 7 p.m.

This is a 21 and older event. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Prairie Paws Animal Shelter pets.

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Grand O' Opry featuring Jim Winters and Lorena Prater
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry featuring Jim Winters and Lorena Prater

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 Lorena Prater will be our Special Guests on March 23rd! 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!
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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The Job of a Service Dog
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Job of a Service Dog

We rescheduled this event. Please join us on your spring break. You will learn how service dogs are raised and trained. Meet people who have benefited from having a service dog.

Service dogs are trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. CARES Inc is dedicated to providing people with dogs to help them become independent. Join us and meet some of these amazing dogs and the people they help.

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Paint Your Pet with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Paint Your Pet with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

We invite you to join us for Paint Your Pet with Painted Kanvas and the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter!

During this event you will have the opportunity to paint an image of your own pet - here's how it works: Submit your pet's photo to cheers@paintedkanvas.com prior to the event so our artists have a chance to sketch out your animal prior to your arrival. The deadline to submit your photo is March 1st.
$50.00 a ticket before March 1st - $70.00 after.

Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

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Friends of the OMA - Taco Salad Dinner
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Friends of the OMA - Taco Salad Dinner

The Friends of the OMA March dinner will be a taco salad dinner, complete with a dessert and a drink for $8. This dinner will be held prior to the Grand O' Opry on Saturday, March 9th from 5pm - 6:30 pm. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to update the current OMA sound and light system.

Stay for the Grand O' Opry following the meal. Pre-show is at 6:30pm and the main show is at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for everyone over 12 years of age.

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Franklin County Storm Spotter Talk
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Franklin County Storm Spotter Talk

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Topeka have partnered with your local Emergency Management office and will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. NWS Topeka staff will provide an in depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety.

The presentations are hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies and typically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest in weather. There are no fees to attend, you do not have to register, and you do not have to sign up to be a spotter. So, if you are interested in learning more about severe thunderstorms and their hazards, please take the time to come out and join us for a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

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2019 Cultural Breakfast -- Rescheduled
Mar
7
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Cultural Breakfast -- Rescheduled

The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium along with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa University invite you to the 2nd annual Cultural Breakfast. This year we're celebrating Zimbabwe. Ottawa University residential campus President, Dr. Reggies Wenyika will be our featured speaker. Dr. Reggies is a native of Zimbabwe, he moved to the United States with his wife Dr. Bongi Wenyika and his two children, Thembi and Kudzai in 2000. Dr. Wenyika will share about his home country, the food, the culture, what is was like growing up there and his favorite places to visit. He'll also talk on his journey to the US.

*Tickets purchased for the original date (February 7th) are still valid for the rescheduled date*

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