City Opera House

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MAR 29

The Hot Sardines

Back by popular demand, Forbes Magazine calls The Hot Sardines “One of the best jazz bands in NYC today.”

Mar 8


We have 5 presenters each month. Each presenter is allowed 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of question and answer (time limits are politely enforced).

APR 15

An Evening with Greg Iles

Meet Greg Iles, a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer with millions of loyal fans. Guest host is Doug Stanton

APR 22

Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks

A new musical revue of the music and lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.

APR 28

An Evening with Eric Fair

An evening of conversation with Eric Fair, an Abu Ghraib prison interrogator, who wrote the chilling book, Consequence.

APR 30

2017 Traverse City Chocolate Festival

Eight Years of chocolate in April in Traverse City. That’s a lot of chocolate! The TC Chocolate Festival gets better every year.


An Evening with Elizabeth Strout

Meet Elizabeth Strout and her newest novel, Anything is Possible. 

MAY 24

Seth Bernard and Mark Lavengood

Special guests, The Lil Smokies open the show. Mark Lavengood and Seth Bernard come together for a night of bluegrass and folk with Max Lockwood and Janga.

MAY 26

An Evening with Andrea Petersen

Wall Street Journalist Andrea Petersen suffers from anxiety. So much so that she wrote a book on it: On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety.


An Evening with Mary Roach

Meet Mary Roach—America’s funniest science writer who is out with a new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

JUN 25

An Evening with Julia Glass

Featured guest Julia Glass writes of the unusual bond between a world-famous children's author and his assistant in The Denver Post.


An Evening with Bruce Cameron

An evening with live music, an open bar, and two hours of laughing with author W. Bruce Cameron and radio celebrity Ron Jolly.

Aug 9-12

Hockey – The Musical!

Noted author and playwright Mitch Albom dives into the world of musical comedy with the irresistible new show he laughingly describes as "Spamalot - with hockey sticks."


Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

Emmy-winning actor, musician and Michigan native, Jeff Daniels, returns to City Opera House with the Ben Daniels Band for one night only.

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