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.

 
 
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
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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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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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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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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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
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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Grand O' Opry
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

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, Johnny Hudson, and Ray Hunnicutt will be our Special Guests on May 26th! We will also have a Special Guest keyboard player for this show...David Wooge! Mike Whetstone 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, Drums
David Wooge, 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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May Free Movie Night - The Greatest Showman
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

May Free Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Rated PG

Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. Popcorn, candy, pickles soda and water $1. Nachos $2.

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Grand O' Opry with special guests Duke Mason and Jim Winters
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry with special guests Duke Mason and Jim Winters

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 Jim Winters will be our Special Guests on May 12th. Fred Uzzell will be entertaining you on the steel guitar. We would also like to welcome Gary Milligan as our newest member of the Grand O' Opry band! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance and they will be joined by Grace McKenzie who will be making her Grand O' Opry debut playing the bass guitar!!   Tickets are $10 for everyone 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! Call Dale Reese at 785-214-0013, or email us at grandoopry@gmail.com for more information.

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

Donna Hensley, David Adamson, and Gib Thurman will be bringing their talent to the Grand O' Opry stage as our Special Guests on April 28th!

Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be opening the show with a Preshow performance beginning at 6:30pm.

The Grand O' Opry musicians take the stage at 7pm.
Guitar: Dale Reese, Abner Reese, Mike Whetstone
Lead Guitar: Bobby Ray
Bass Guitar: Mike Newton
Drums: Stewart Denton
Keyboard: BJ Boucek
Steel Guitar: Gib Thurman

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

Grand O' Opry

Arnie Johnson, Barb Walker, and Bart O'Neal will be bringing their talent to the Grand O' Opry stage as our Special Guests on April 14th!

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! We have shows on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. We love providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!

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

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Air Force Academy Band presents "A Celebration of Excellence"
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Air Force Academy Band presents "A Celebration of Excellence"

The United States Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs presents "A Celebration of Excellence" at Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. This family friendly event will feature the concert Band in a program that highlights musical diversity and represents the excellence of our men and women in uniform. The concert is free and open to the public. General admission ticket distribution will begin on March 21.

All United States Air Force Academy Band performances are presented on behalf of Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy.

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Porter Union with special guest Ricky Fugitt
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Porter Union with special guest Ricky Fugitt

Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the comparison stops - you won’t find overproduced, cliche filled songs here. Their honest approach to songwriting combines raw emotional themes with a traditional country sound to bring the listener into the story. It’s no surprise they’ve shared a stage with a variety of notable artists including Cody Jinks, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Whitey Morgan, and David Allan Coe.

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TheatreworksUSA presents: Curious George and The Golden Meatball
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

TheatreworksUSA presents: Curious George and The Golden Meatball

Tickets for Adults $12, Children 12 and Under $7.
Sponsored by Loyd Builders, The Friends of the OMA including: Advantage Electric, Seven Cedars LLC, Kansas State Bank, Ransom Memorial Hospital, Barlett and West, PEC, Arvest Bank, The Gun Guys, Modern Woodman of America-Dale Pearson, East Wilson Recycling Center, People's Bank, Finch Covington and Boyd, Edward Jones Investments-Ryan Henningsen, Clifford and Louise Burke, Ottawa Lions Club, Osladil Insurance, Trendel Lumber Company, Porter Spears and Bundy Insurance.
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.
All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big.
And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more.Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome.
With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

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St. Patrick's Day Party
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

St. Patrick's Day Party

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium. Dine on stew, potatoes and rolls provided by Cosentino's Price Chopper and then enjoy the Celtic music of "Beyond The Heather".  Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  Ticket's $7 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 and under.

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Grand "O" Opry
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Grand "O" Opry

Enjoy Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabily, Gospel and more live on stage. Special guests for this show are Jamie Malone and Katie Wooge.  The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Be sure to get there eawrly so you can watch a preshow performance by Rance and Caleb McKenzie! All tickets are $10 and sold at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

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