How many Super Bowl players turn into Andy Williams at Christmas? If you answered just one — Ben Utecht, the former Super Bowl winner with the Indianapolis Colts and University of Minnesota football star, Hastings native, author and professional singer — Santa’s got something sweet for your stocking!
Utecht, rockin’ Twin Cities soul man and impresario Mick Sterling and Twin Cities vocalist Cate Fierro have created the most nostalgic of any Holiday shows again this year with their “An Andy and Bing Christmas” concert featuring a 17-piece orchestra/band. The renowned singers faithfully celebrate and re-create the perfect classic Christmas albums of Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. For many Baby Boomers raised on Andy and Bing albums at Christmas, the familiarity will be heart-warming. For others hearing these beloved songs live for perhaps the first time in their lives, it will be a refreshing discovery and a new tradition.
Saturday, December 16 – 7:30pm
Memorial Auditorium – Dawson
Tickets: $25 Adults $10 Students
Included in the show are Bing and Andy Christmas classics such as THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN, WHITE CHRISTMAS, IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS IN KILARNEY. This 27-song Christmas celebration are delivered and performed in a beautiful, remarkable and memorable way. But Ben’s remarkable back story is also worth sharing and equally as memorable.
Since the holidays are a time of giving, Andy and Bing audience members will have the opportunity to support the non-profit sponsor of the show, The 30 Days Foundation, which assists Minnesota families in real-life financial crisis with a one- time financial grant that is made payable only to the service provider. Since 2011, 30-Days has assisted over 70,000 families.