John Berry performs holiday dates
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
– John Berry is doing an annual rite of November and December - his 13th consecutive holiday music tour. The first half of the show is comprised of his hits, and the second half is The Christmas Show. The tour winds down in his native Georgia on Dec. 22.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 28 - Jackson, TN
Nov. 29 - Kalamazoo, MI - The State Theatre
Nov. 30 - Valparaiso, IN
Dec. 1 - Detroit Lakes, MN
Dec. 2 - Grand Rapids, MN
Dec. 3 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Dec. 4-6 - Regina, SK, Canada
Dec. 7 - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada - Mae Wilson Theatre
Dec. 9 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Dec. 10 - Carlyle, SK, Canada
Dec. 11 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Deerfoot Casino
Dec. 12 - Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Dec. 14 - Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Dec. 16 - Yountville, CA
Dec. 17 - Tuolumne, CA
Dec. 18 - Bakersfield, CA
Dec. 22 - Watkinsville, GA
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