Mecosta County CVB Brings John Berry Christmas to Big Rapids

The Mecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau is extremely proud to announce that they will be hosting Grammy Award Winning singer and songwriter, John Berry at Williams Auditorium on Monday, December 9.

This will mark the first time that John Berry will be appearing in Big Rapids, MI with his crowd-pleasing Christmas concert, Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry.

“In speaking with Mr. Berry’s manager, it was noted that with his extremely busy schedule he will only be able to make one performance in Michigan and we are beyond thrilled that the Mecosta County CVB will be able to host this phenomenal artist here in Big Rapids,” noted Mecosta County CVB Executive Director Connie Koepke. “I cannot think of a better way to kick-off the holiday season with family and friends than with one of the most talented and nicest guys in Country Music. John’s musical talent and inspirational stories are sure to bring Pure Michigan Magic to Big Rapids this holiday season.”

Singer-songwriter, John Berry, rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990’s placing 20 singles on the country charts, 6 of which went Top 5, with Your Love Amazes Me, scoring a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country Chart as well as Standing on the Edge of Goodbye and She’s Taken a Shine earning the #1 slot in Radio & Records. He has earned multiple Gold and Platinum records over the years. John was nominated for the ACM Top New Male Vocalist in 1994, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1, was nominated for another Grammy in 1995 for his smash hit Your Love Amazes Me and was nominated for the CMA
Horizon Award and Top Male Vocalist Award in 1995. In 1997 he was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year (for Long Haired Country Boy with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum) and in 2013 John was nominated for the Mainstream Country Male Artist by the ICM Awards. And thanks to the miracles of modern technology, he even sang a duet with the late, great Patsy Cline.

John’s annual Christmas tours, Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry, brighten the holidays for thousands as does his electrifying rendition of “O’ Holy Night.”

Personal VIP Experience tickets will be available at just $25.00 each, allowing ticket holders early access to the concert (1 hour prior to doors opening) a Meet and Greet with John in the theatre, question and answer session along with an acoustical performance of 2-3 songs plus a photo and autograph session. The VIP Experience with John Berry is a 45 minute event and limited to 100 people.

Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry tickets are just $35.00 per person and can be purchased online at or on John Berry’s website at

The Mecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau is also proud to announce that Big Rapids own Big Country 100.9 Radio will be our media sponsor of this amazing event.

For questions regarding this amazing event please call the Mecosta County CVB at 231.796.7640.