Tulip Time Welcomes the Legendary Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight!
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary including “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me,” and the #1 hit “Midnight Train to Georgia.” In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Gladys Knight and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 1998, and in 2004, Knight received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual BET Awards ceremony. The performance will take place on Fri., May 8, 7p-8p, at Central Wesleyan. Premium tickets (rows 1 through 12) are $90/p, General tickets are $75p.
Elton Rohn – The Premier Elton John Tribute Show – Don’t miss the show that has been proclaimed “the best Elton John tribute in North America!” Experience fabulous music and non-stop, high energy from start to finish! Sat., May 2, Holland Civic Center; 8p; $35/
Dave Bennett – A Tribute to Benny Goodman – Benny Goodman will forever be the King of Swing. Bennett has created new arrangements of Goodman’s popular hits and jazz classics including Moonglow, I’ve Got Rhythm, Slipped Disc, Sing Sing Sing, and many others. Wed., May 6; 7-9p, Beechwood Church; $32/p
The Texas Tenors – Back by popular demand, The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group in the history of America’s Got Talent! Join us as they celebrate 10 years of performing together with their “10th Anniversary Tour.” Wed., May 6, 7-8:30p, Central Wesleyan Church, General tickets $38/p, VIP tickets $60/p.
Fiddlefire – The Panning Family Band – Now in their 8th year, Fiddlefire continues to share their exceptional musical talent, humor and charm to sold-out crowds. Their diverse instrumentation includes fiddles, guitar, string bass, mandolin, percussion and dancing feet! Thurs., May 7, 7-8:30p; Central Wesleyan Church, $32/p.
Dueling Pianos International – Dueling Pianos International is an all request, rock ‘n roll, comedy piano show that makes the audience the STAR of the show! This high-energy performance is full of fun and will have you singing, cheering and calling for more. Sat., May 9; 8p-9:30p; Knickerbocker Theatre, $18/p.
Local Performing Arts Series – presented by Fifth Third Bank
Tulip Time is pleased to announce the Performing Arts Series for the 2020 Tulip Time Festival. Each year, several of Holland’s cultural organizations collaborate with Tulip Time to create an array of entertainment for festival visitors.
Holland Community Theatre presents –On Golden Pond, a hilarious and heartwarming show about family generations learning to communicate and care about each other. Consult website for days and times; $23/p.
Dutch Organ Concert – Organ music has a long history in the Netherlands and Dutch composers today continue to write music for the organ now influenced by jazz, rock and popular music. Sun., May 3, 7-8p, Hope Church, $15/p.
All That Jazz – Holland’s own chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates a distinctly American music style in a distinctly American way. Sat., May 2, 7-8:30p, Beechwood Church, $23/p.
Ah!Men Lunch Show – Enjoy a delightful lunch coupled with a one-hour show. One of West Michigan’s most powerful and versatile singing groups will present an all new program for 2020. Tues., May 5 – Fri., May 8, 11a-1p, Evergreen Commons, $28/p.
Dazzle! A Tulip Time Talent Showcase – The brilliantly fresh talent from four area high schools bursts onto the stage to present this vibrant medley. Enjoy this astounding variety of soloists, show choir and orchestral performances, all in one show! Tue., May 5, 8-10p, Central Wesleyan Church, $17/p.
Taste of Holland Dinner – Enjoy Dutch cuisine, dancing, music and costumes as part of this truly Dutch culinary and cultural experience. Fri., May 8 & Sat., May 9, 6:30-8p, Haworth Inn, $48/p.
Floral Arranging Class – Eastern Floral’s master designers teach you the art of floral arranging as you create your own masterpiece. Eastern Floral; Mon., May 4, 2p & Tue., May 5, 10a and 2p; $35/p.
American Legion Band 100th Anniversary Celebration Concert – The Band is the pride of the Holland Community and has zealously entertained audiences both locally and around the world. Don’t miss this 100th year celebration concert. Sat., May 9, 7-8p, The Jack H. Miller Center, $20/p.
Dutch Comfort + Craft – Big Lake Brewing invites you to savor an incredible fusion of Dutch comfort food and unique craft beers. Tue., May 5 and Wed., May 6 from 6-7:30p, Big Lake Brewing, $50/p.
Visual Arts Series
Join us at the Holland Area Arts Council for the Visual Arts Series of exhibits including the Tulip Time Quilt Show, Festival Artwork Display, the Klompen Garden winning art, and our newest addition – the Dutch Dance Exhibit. Sat., May 2, 10a-5p; Sun., May 3, 12-3p; Mon., May 4-Fri., May 8, 10a-8p; Sat., May 9, 10a-1p; Sun., May 10, 12-4p, Holland Area Arts Council, Admission: $10/p.
An Orchestra of Voices – Holland Chorale with Chanticleer – In the final concert of the Holland Chorale’s 60th anniversary season, they will share the stage with internationally renowned, GRAMMY® award-winning, vocal ensemble Chanticleer! Fri., May 1, 7:30-9:30p, DeWitt Auditorium, $20.
Kids & Family
Animal Magic – Tulip Time welcomes Mark Rosenthal, voted Nickelodeon’s Michigan Entertainer of the Year, and his fascinating cast of critters! Family fun for all ages! Sun., May 3, 2-3p, Holland Civic Center, $12/child; $18/adult.
There’s still a lot of planning going on at Tulip Time. Watch for more program announcements in the coming months on other fun ways to celebrate Tulip Time!
Join the dance at Tulip Time, May 2-10, 2020. Detailed program and event information for Tulip Time 2020 is available on www.tuliptime.com. Tickets for shows go on sale November 7, 2019. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tuliptime.com, in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office located at 42 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, or by phone at 800-822-2770.