The Grand 1894 Opera House to Present Asleep at the Wheel's SANTA LOVES TO BOOGIE, 12/21

Nine-time Grammy winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel delivers Santa Loves to Boogie at The Grand 1894 Opera House for one not-to-miss holiday treat Saturday, December 21 at 8pm. With a repertoire that combines the band's most popular songs with holiday favorites and originals such as "Christmas in Jail", "Merry Texas Christmas Y'all", "Pretty Paper", and many more performed in true eggnog -swinging style as only Asleep at the Wheel can deliver. This performance is part of Galveston's Passport to Holiday Magic activities and events.

It's not his towering 6'7" height that makes Philadelphia-born Ray Benson a giant in the music industry. For forty years he has been the driving force behind Asleep at the Wheel and has overseen the release of more than twenty-five albums and countless tours. An accomplished producer and active board member of several health foundations, Benson originally played traditional country roots music from Hank Williams. With the advice of Willie Nelson, he and the group relocated to Austin where they improved their instruments and vocals to create western swing. Boogie your way to The Grand for this fun, holiday-spirited performance!

This performance is one of over 1,000 magical events taking place during this holiday season on Galveston Island. Again this year, The Grand 1894 Opera House is a proud participant in

Galveston's Passport to Holiday Magic celebration- where visitors can access a downloadable "passport" to be stamped as they attend the island's many holiday events. Valuable prizes will be awarded, with the top drawing a cruise on Carnival Magic for four. For details and to download your "passport", visit

Ticket prices start at $30. Call for pricing on Box Seats. Special discounts for group and senior tickets may be available. For information about this and other performances scheduled, contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at The theatre, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown, is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.

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