Martina McBride tickets on sale Oct. 30

Two time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride is bringing the holiday spirit to Rockford this year when “The Joy of Christmas” comes to the MetroCentre at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28.

Tickets, which are $44.50, go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 and can be purchased at or charge by phone at 815-968-5222.

Martina McBride’s “The Joy of Christmas” will be a multimedia, theatrical event complete with dazzling sets, brilliant lights, and impressive special effects, all created especially for this one-of-a-kind stage show and starring one of music’s most spectacular voices and dynamic entertainers.

“I was inspired by the Christmas productions put on at New York’s Radio City Music Hall,” said Martina. “We go every year and just love it.”

The ever-changing film backdrops, state-of-the-art digital projections, and set designs are only a part of the large-scale, theatrical experience planned. Martina has also enrolled a troupe of 10 actors who play multiple roles and reenact live action scenes from bustling city streets to Santa’s workshop and even a live nativity scene. The two-hour program will also feature caroling with the children in the audience and, of course, Martina McBride performing all the season’s classic songs.

“This show is something I’ve wanted to do for many years,” she said. “Christmas is such a wonderful time, and I wanted to create a memorable holiday experience for the entire family and something they can come see year after year. By developing a show that includes elements of theater, video, special effects, and audience interaction, we’ll be able to take the audience through every aspect of the Christmas season in a magical, inspiring way. I’m so excited about sharing it with everyone.”

Bud Schaetzle of SOS Multimedia is the executive producer, writer, and director of the show. When asked how he felt about embarking on such an extensive endeavor for Martina, he replied: “If you‘re trying to put together a ground-breaking show—a truly unique touring show that has never been done before—the one thing you must have is a total world-class talent at the center of it, someone who can anchor the show. Martina would be at the top of anyone’s list. She’s the best in the business. Truthfully, when it comes to pure vocal talent and the gift to interpret song, there’s no better singer than Martina McBride.”

Martina McBride has been astonishing audiences with her breathtaking soprano voice since she first burst onto the country music scene in 1992. Over the last 12 years, McBride has sold more than 12 million albums, garnered 20 top-10 hits, including nine No. 1 singles, and received numerous awards. She has seen crossover success with three top-10 hits, including the recent “This One’s for the Girls.”

Martina McBride’s “The Joy of Christmas” is presented in Rockford by Centre Events and Police Productions.

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