COLLEEN RAYE
The Music of
ADELE

Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated.

Date:  Sunday, July 31, 2022
Time:  6:00 p.m., there will be an intermission
Tickets:  $35
General Admission
Location:  North Stage

Full Cash Bar Open

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts.

When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special.  Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since.  Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet.

Although from different eras, Colleen and Adele both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield and others as they were developing their singing styles, even though they grew up in different decades.

Music is Timeless.

Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences.

Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated.

Colleen’s dream is to someday sing a duet with Adele! Yes she dreams big!  You never know!

Colleen Raye Bio

Colleen Raye is an accomplished singer, actress and entertainer. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen began her career at the young age of 15 and has been enchanting audiences ever since. Her rich, sultry, alto voice and charismatic personality combine to make each performance a complete experience of world class vocals and entertainment.  Whether singing with Big Band Jazz, intimate vocals and piano, or full-out show tunes, Colleen has a talent that makes all of them shine. Coupled with a touch of her off beat humor, you never know quite what to expect from this engaging artist.

Colleen began singing at age 15 with her brother’s band “The Tradewinds”, then in college at UW Green Bay as vocalist for the UWGB Jazz Band under the direction of  Lovell Ives. She also performed with The Lovell Ives Quintet and The Peter Polzak Jazz Trio. Colleen is also a classically trained soloist in choral works and operettas winning awards throughout her youth and performed with UW River Falls Choir and Alumni Choir.

After winning the Horace Heidt Jr Talent Contest at age 19, Colleen toured in the musical show group, “Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye”. Colleen and Steve married and traveled across the country performing in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and all across the country in various venues from fairs and festivals to casinos and performing arts centers. They had 4 children, all of them currently in show business.

Colleen began her solo career later in life and has since starred in and produced several shows including “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”, “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline”, “Girl Singers Sirens of the 60s”, and “The Girl Singer Christmas Show,” “Belting Babes of Broadway,” as well as “An Evening At The Cabaret,” “Sinatra and Company – Music From The Rat Pack Era,” and “That Holiday Feeling,”  “That’ll Be The Day”  The Music of Roy Orbison , Linda Ronstadt and Gene Pitney and currently working on a new show “Symphony at The Cinema” with several Symphonies across the US.

Colleen freelances as a soloist for big bands and orchestras and privately teaches vocal performance.

There are no Covid-related restrictions or requirements for this event.

July 31 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm — 8:15 pm (2h 15′)

North Stage

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