Friday, December 2

At the Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church
The University of Michigan G-Men
Presented by Representative Jason Sheppard and Senator Dale W. Zorn

Saturday, December 3

Downtown at the Ida Township Parking Lot
Peg Harris Dance Studio 12:15pm
Flurry of Fantastic Family Festivities Show
Hosted by Heritage Baptist Church
Presented by ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Lighthouse Dance Company 1:25pm
Alexis Meier Newcomer, Miss Monroe County 2016 1:55pm
Prince and Princess Crowning 2:15pm
Flurry of Fantastic Family Festivities Show
Hosted by Heritage Baptist Church
Presented by ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Festival Partner Introductions 3:00pm
Anita's Dance Company of Wisconsin 3:15pm
Pop Music Concert
Claudia Paddy
Presented by Monroe Dodge Jeep Chrysler Superstore
Country Music Concert
Little Texas
Presented by Meijer
Public Meet and Greet Stars of the Pop Music Concert Presented by Monroe Bank & Trust in Partners Tent 4:50pm

SUNDAY, December 4

Ida High School
Christmas Collage Concert - Ida High School Bands 2:00pm
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Headliner Entertainment

The La-Z-Boy Family Concert Series

Celebrating 34 Years of Family Entertainment

Country Music Concert

Presented By

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Little Texas Returns to Christmas in Ida to Film Concert for Television Special

LITTLE TEXAS is no stranger to the Christmas in Ida Festival, they are returning to perform a special concert that will be filmed for the television series "Back On The Back Roads" with host Andy Ross. "LITTLE TEXAS picked the greatest Mid-West small town of Ida, Michigan to film an episode of Back On The Back Roads and this concert is a once in a lifetime LITTLE TEXAS performance", said Duane Propes, member LITTLE TEXAS.

Filming will take place during the concert as well as throughout the downtown district during the day. "When LITTLE TEXAS called to tell us that they wanted to include Christmas in Ida in the filming of Back On The Back Roads, we were excited to be a part of this country music special, as well as welcoming LITTLE TEXAS back to Ida for another premier country music concert that you don't want to miss, it will be fantastic", said Dale Zorn, Executive Director.

LITTLE TEXAS will perform their songs from their new album "Young For A Long Time" and perform their No. 1 country hits "God Bless Texas", "What Might Have Been" and "My Love" during a seventy-five minute concert. LITTLE TEXAS has thrilled fans across the world with great hits including the albums "Kick a Little", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "First Time For Everything", and "Big Time".

The multi-platinum band LITTLE TEXAS performs with original members Duane Propes, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, and Del Gray who brought a new brand of rockin county to the music industry.

Known as the hardest working band in country music, LITTLE TEXAS has produced country music that is timeless, and has been featured on hundreds of television programs such as “True Blood," while "God Blessed Texas" has been the theme music for the Ford commercials.

The winner of the Academy of Country Music Award - Vocal Group of the Year, LITTLE TEXAS has received the Album of the Year from the Country Music Association, has been nominated for a Grammy and has sold over 7 million albums.

Pop Music Concert

Presented By

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Claudia Paddy

Christmas in Ida is proud to introduce the newest sensation in the pop-music world; Claudia Paddy will open the early evening concerts. From South Rockwood, Michigan and at just 17 years old, Claudia Paddy has taken pop-music to a new level with an exceptional voice and sound in pop-music. She has completed her second EP recording in May 2016 with internationally renowned producer Chuck Alkazian of Pearl Sound Studios. The album titled Reborn features five original songs including Never Have to Part, Mine, Close, My Tomorrow, and Song for You. Her first album entitled Love and Other Second Hand Emotions came out in 2014 featuring her original song Its Called Love. Claudia Paddy is an award winning singer/songwriter with her own style of music and has been recognized by Sony Records as true Americana with a unique feel beyond anyone currently in the music industry. Claudia Paddy is a two time finalist on the Michigan Super Stars Competition, has auditioned for the FOX television show American Idol, and has performed at the Michigan State Fair, the Royal Oak Beats and Eat and the Monroe County Fair.

Friday Night

Commemorative Concert

Presented By

State Representative Jason Sheppard
Senator Dale W. Zorn

The University of Michigan G-Men

The University of Michigan G-Men

The Christmas in Ida Family Concert Series opens its doors to the world on Friday evening with a Commemorative Concert by the University of Michigan G-Men (or Gentlemen). The G-Men are the premier all-male cappella group that will perform songs from their albums ABCDEFH, the GP album and their G-Manifest Destiny. The G-Men compose their music with sophisticated arranging, charismatic percussion, and vibrant mixing from a talent group of young men. The G-Men have competed in ICCA Finals in New York City's Town Hall, toured extensively across the US, and performed privately for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

In true Christmas in Ida tradition, all concerts are free with many opportunities to meet you're the stars of the concerts.

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