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Rick Prater and the Midnight Travellers

Bluegrass Band, back by popular demand!

Saturday, September 6, 7:30 pm 


The Pemberville Opera House




The Pemberville Opera House kicks off it’s 7th season of

Live! In The House

September 6, 7:30 pm with Bluegrass!!!

The Rick Prater Band

Rick Prater shares a cultural heritage with many of the top names in Bluegrass music. A native son of Knott County, Kentucky, Rick has absorbed the sounds of his home and combines this with original musical ideas to form a unique traditional sound. Having played Bluegrass the biggest part of his life he honed the craft with local and regional groups in Southeastern Kentucky. Rick moved back to his home in Kentucky in 2010 after living several years in Indiana. With this move came a reorganization of his band, formerly known as Rick Prater & The Midnight Travelers, now becoming The Rick Prater Band.

One of the great soul singers in Bluegrass today, Rick lives every word while singing a song, often keeping the audience

on the edge of their seats, delivering the lyrics in his own characteristic way. His strong rhythm guitar, as well as an occasional lead, is the perfect complement to Rick’s vocal style and forms the band’s foundation of sound. Rick Prater has been well received at the large number of Bluegrass festivals and personal appearances he plays each year.

 Promising a good, fast-paced show of traditional Bluegrass, Rick is always eager to take requests and to please the audience. In addition to his normal Bluegrass shows, Rick delivers a Bluegrass Gospel program that has earned him many compliments and touched many hearts.

Rick and The Midnight Travelers have appeared numerous times on RFD-TV’s “The Cumberland Highlanders Show” and been featured in the “Notes and Queries” column in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. The Rick Prater Band performs Bluegrass music in its own way. When the band appears at your event, the audience

will be captivated by a good, wholesome, family show. The band doesn’t rely on gimmicks. There is no smoke and mirrors or fancy light shows, just real traditional Bluegrass music, played from the heart, for real people.

featuring  Larry Martin on Banjo and Baritone vocals,

                   Brian Scott on Mandolin and  Tenor vocals,  and

                   John Arms on the  Bass Fiddle


All shows are the first Saturday of each month thru May!  Tickets are $10. Each or season tickets are available for only $75.00.

Tickets are available at Beeker’s General Store or by contacting Carol at 419-287-4848 or carol@pembervilleoperahouse.org  More information is available at www.pembervilleoperahouse.org


Get your tickets now!!!  Available at Beeker's General Store or call Carol 419-287-4848



$75.00 for the entire season or $10.00 per show! 


Live In The House Concert Season

2014-2015 “Live In The House” Concert Series


September 6

Rick Prater and The Midnight Travellers

Our very favorite Bluegrass band returns!!


October 4

Barbara Bailey Hutchison

Grammy Award winning singer songwriter   


November 1

The Great Kaplan

Vaudevillian magician and comedian


December 6

The Voices Of Harmony

Barbershop Chorus a la Christmas!


January 3

Silent Movie Night

This year we’ll laugh to  some Charlie Chaplin! We’re bringing back Lynne Long to play along on the piano


February 7

Ragtime Rick and The Chefs of Dixieland

Pianist Rick and his Dixieland band will have a smile on your face in no time


March 7

Lone Raven

An electic blend of traditional music from the Celtic lands and various areas of the world


April 11

Russian Duo

A collaboration highlighting the mysterious sounds of the Russian balalaika underscored by the vast expressive range of the piano


May 2

Lee Murdock

Lighthouse Legends and Songs of The Great Lakes

Elevator Brochure


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Going Up!!!!

News about the Elevator Project 

We are pleased to announce that we have received a Community Block Grant from our County Commissioners in the amount of  $52,367.50  Bringing our total so far up to  $272,367.50 in grant funding. We have approximately $9000.00 additional saved up taking us to just over $280,000.00!!!!  All told, we are now at the 80% mark needing only about $70,000.00 to make the elevator a reality!  Please consider a gift to the opera house. Just open the brochure on this page to see how you can help us "Raise the Elevator"!!
Get more information about the page on the "donate to the elevator" page on this website




Ticket Information

New Concert Series


This gem of a theatre, built in 1891 is located

 in the heart of the Village of Pemberville.
 The Opera House has been lovingly
restored and is now operated by the
 Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society.

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