I MOVED A MOUNTAIN Comes to Milwaukee
Music, Military, and Family. These are the three most important things to Jimmy Weber. I MOVED A MOUNTAIN is about the places he's been and the people he's met along the way. Throughout the course of this moving and well crafted show, Jimmy shares memories about his family and the inspiration behind his poignant song, I Moved a Mountain. The song was written about Jimmy's grandfather and the tremendous impact this inspirational man had on Jimmy's life.I MOVED A MOUNTAIN will be in town on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm at the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall and tickets go on sale on Friday, February 16. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 414-273-7206. Groups of 10 or more SAVE! and can purchase now before the February 16 on sale by calling 414-273-7121 x 210 or x213. Special Veteran Discount for $30 tickets is available for military members. Jimmy's behind the scenes stories about his time touring with Wayne Newton and playing lead guitar for John Denver highlight Jimmy's unique brand of storytelling and sense of humor. Jimmy also shares stories and memories from his 5 deployments in his 24 years of service with the US Air Force and the US Servicemen who touched his life. Jimmy highlights these stories with songs from his musical heroes. Spot on vocals and unparalleled guitar work breathe new life into such legends as Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Glen Campbell, as well as selections from Jimmy's self titled album. Jimmy Weber is a singer/songwriter/entertainer from Omaha, Nebraska. During his career, he has opened for top entertainers such as? Tim McGRaw, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Kenny Rogers, and The Beach Boys.?? One highlight of Jimmy's career was playing lead guitar and singing backup vocals for the late John Denver at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. The performance enjoyed live and television audiences of over 250,000 people. In addition, Jimmy toured as lead guitarist/background vocalist with Wayne ?Newton, Neil McCoy, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and Paul Rodriguez. The? group was part of a USO tour that performed over the Thanksgiving ?Holiday for U.S. troops in the Middle East. Trip highlights included shows aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as stops in Bahrain?and Kuwait. Jimmy also traveled and performed with country stars Craig Morgan and Jolie Edwards on a "Stars for Stripes" Christmas and New Years tour of Iraq and Kuwait in support of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Jimmy recently retired from active duty after 24 years of service with the US Air Force. A former member of the US Air Force Band, he deployed 5 times, bringing comfort and hope to our service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and dozens of other countries in Southwest Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America. Jimmy's recent self-titled CD was co-produced by Nashville phenomenon Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Ray Scott). Jimmy wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the album, which showcases his unique vocal style, and impressive guitar work. One listen draws comparisons to his diverse musical influences, including the Eagles, Vince ?Gill, Glen Campbell and James Taylor. Whether performing with a band before tens of thousands of people, or doing ?intimate, solo acoustic guitar/vocal shows, Jimmy's love for entertaining is ?obvious. Check out Jimmy's concert schedule and make it a point to catch a show.? And don't forget to stop up to the stage and introduce yourself. You're sure to make a new friend! This show is part of the Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series which is sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel.