Live Entertainment

The historic Palace Arts Center is the perfect venue for enjoying a live show. Nearly every weekend, performers ignite the Palace Arts stage, bringing fabulous entertainment to Historic Downtown Grapevine.

Some of the shows you'll see include Kraig Parker as Elvis during Grapevine's Christmas Capital of Texas®, The Grapevine Opry Reunion Shows and local and regional artists performing on various weekends and holidays throughout the year as part of the Grapevine Live series.

The Palace Arts Center is also a part of many art, culinary, and public events including New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail, Main Street Fest and GrapeFest® as well as shows by local artist groups such as Grapevine Art Project and the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild.

So whether you want to see a live music, dance, or theater performance, the Palace Arts Center is the place for live entertainment in the heart of downtown Grapevine.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. 



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Elvis Gospel Brunch starring Kraig Parker

Sunday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Lancaster Theatre
Reserved Seating
Tickets $60
(includes brunch buffet and show)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a brunch buffet and the show will start at 12:30 p.m.

Elvis Presley loved gospel music and no one pays tribute to Elvis’ gospel hits like Kraig Parker. Parker has toured the world for 20 years, astounding audiences with his powerful voice and likeness to the King of Rock-and-Roll. His looks, moves and voice are as close as it comes to watching Elvis. Parker has performed gospel shows with the Stamps Quartet and The Jordanaires, who both sang backup for Elvis.

Join us for a perfect Sunday afternoon that includes a brunch buffet followed by Parkers’ two-hour gospel performance. If you love gospel music, you will not want to miss this show. Elvis has not left the building!

Brunch includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes and freshly baked biscuits with country gravy; Baked potato soup and mini sandwiches. Served with iced tea, orange juice and freshly brewed coffee.

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Songs & Smiles Benefit Concert

Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $50

Join us for an uplifting night of music and comedy, featuring entertainers from Nashville and Branson. Proceeds from this event will benefit Songs & Smiles, a Grapevine-based nonprofit supporting families during the Alzheimer’s journey.

Johnny Meyer, a frequent headliner at Nashville’s Station Inn, connects story and song in a lively blend of bluegrass and American roots music, including songs from his debut album, Porchlight. Meyer’s five-member band will include singer-songwriter Mary Meyer. An award-winning mandolin player, Mary plays with the all-female bluegrass group Sister Sadie and the legendary country group Diamond Rio.

Ted Cunningham, from Branson, Mo., is a comedian on the Date Night Comedy Tour and the author of A Love That Laughs: Lighten Up, Cut Loose, and Enjoy Life Together.

Jimmy & Cheyenne grew up playing bluegrass in successful family bands. When not playing as a duo, the recently married couple performs with That Dalton Gang, a band Cheyenne started in 2010.

Songs & Smiles co-founder Eric Kolb, accompanied by pianist David Meyer, will perform songs from the Great American Songbook.

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Christmas Concerts and Live Events

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A Holiday Tribute to Elton and Cher
Presented by Tribute Masters

Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $38
Groups (20+): $33

Coming to Grapevine’s Historic Palace Theatre - a dazzling and flamboyant Holiday Tribute to Elton John and Cher. The extraordinarily talented and seasoned Las Vegas team of Heidi Thompson and Gene Sironen deliver a highly crafted holiday show garnering laughs, applause, and happy audiences wherever they perform. Together, these two sensational artists bring a unique energy to the stage with their own brand of comedy, vocal duets, audience participation and more.

Cher and Elton John each have six decades of hits like: Crocodile Rock, Believe, Saturday Night’s Alright, If I Could Turn Back Time, and duets including Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Rescue Me, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me! Add cheer to the season with songs including Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bells and Baby, It’s Cold Outside.  This show guarantees a joyful holiday experience for all!

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North Central Ballet Presents
Nutcracker – Short and Sweet

Saturday, November 26 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m.
Palace Theatre
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $15

North Central Ballet and the Palace Arts Center are excited to bring Nutcracker- Short and Sweet to the Historic Palace Theatre this Christmas. Take a magical journey through the land of dancing snowflakes to the Kingdom of the Sweets. Enjoy colorful and energetic dancing to Tchailovsky’s famous score, including Spanish Dance, Arabian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers and of course the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

Les Jordan, executive and artistic director of North Central Ballet, said, “Nutcracker – Short and Sweet and the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party are open to children and adults of all ages. This is a perfect Sunday afternoon outing for those who love to see ballet. We want to inspire children to learn more about the art of dance. This family-oriented event gets people excited about The Nutcracker season, and shows young girls and boys the magic of ballet through the art of dance.”

North Central Ballet was founded in 1993, with the intent to enrich the environment of our community through education, performance and dance related activities. North Central Ballet provides a training for the beginning dancer as well as serious dancers who wish to develop a stage presence while advancing their education. Dancers who are proficient in classical ballet and pointe work are eligible to audition for the company. In all things North Central Ballet strives to instill the desire for excellence in art, cooperation among young people and a sense of pride in the community.

Event add on for SUNDAY BALLET ONLY: The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Lancaster Theatre
General Seating
Tickets: $12

The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party is a magical, family-friendly event that is perfect for all generations to enjoy together. Guests are welcomed into the Kingdom of the Sweets and served pink lemonade and treats, while characters from the ballet visit each table.

Tickets to Nutcracker in the Park will also be available for purchase and the boutique will be open with nutcrackers of all kinds available for purchase.

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William Lee Martin’s
The Return of the Nutcracker
A Christmas Standup Spectacular

Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $35
VIP Seating (Rows 1-3): $45

Comedian William Lee Martin is bringing his annual Christmas standup comedy spectacular The Return of the Nutcracker to Grapevine's Palace Theater. With fan favorites like I’m Dreaming of a White Trash Christmas, brand new standup material, plus guest comedians and musicians, this is one holiday variety show you don’t want to miss.

With his signature cowboy hat, boots and Texas drawl, it would be easy to lump the blue-eyed, 6-foot-2-inch Martin into the category of “another guy doing a country act.” Drawing from real life experiences, Martin’s vibrant routine reflects life as a husband, father and friend. That authenticity is connecting with mainstream America, crossing cultural lines and social status boundaries. His humor is sharp, original and occasionally laced with sarcasm and innuendo, but without the overt adult language prevalent with so many in today’s comedy landscape.

When Martins not touring theaters and clubs, he can be found as a top-rated headliner on Carnival Cruise Lines or hosting his weekly podcast for broadcast, A Stand Up Dad, where he interviews celebrities and news-makers about the state of being a modern-day dad. His comedy specials can also be found on major streaming platforms.

Martin and his wife Michele also operate Cowboys Who Care, a non-profit organization providing smiles, support and free cowboy hats to kids with cancer or life-threatening illnesses.

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*VIP tickets include seating within the first three rows, an autographed poster and a keepsake.

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A Merry Little Christmas Show
with Ricki Derek

Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $32
Groups (20+): $27

Ricki Derek and his swinging Ho, Ho, Ho Orchestra return to the historically-swanky Palace Theatre for one great night. In its 13th year, Derek’s A Merry Little Christmas Show is one of the best holiday traditions in DFW. Drawing inspiration from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby’s Christmas TV specials, A Merry Little Christmas Show is like a time capsule with a wink and a nod. Ricki croons your favorite Christmas tunes backed by his amazing orchestra and a few special guests.

His one-of-a-kind stage presence and sense of humor will take all the stress out of the holidays and put a smile on your face. Derek’s performances have been heralded by Bill Zehme of Esquire Magazine and The Dallas Morning News. Come and join us for a swinging good time!

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Elvis Christmas Special
starring Kraig Parker
with the Royal Tribute Band

Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $32
VIP Seating (Rows 1-3): $42
Kids (under 12): $15*
Groups (20+): $27*

Back by popular demand, Kraig Parker brings his amazing Elvis Christmas Special to Grapevine. Parker, who has toured the world with his spot-on tribute to Elvis, will be backed by his Royal Tribute Band. His looks, moves, charisma and powerful voice are as close as it gets to seeing the King of Rock-n-Roll in person. The show offers a mix of Christmas favorites, Elvis hits and other special surprises, so you won’t want to miss this holiday treat. This show is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season. Elvis has not left the building!

* Child and group discounts not available on seating in the first three rows ($42 ticket)

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The Texas Tenors:
Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Monday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 6 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $48
Groups (25+): $42

The Palace Arts Center is proud to welcome back Emmy Award winners and Billboard No. #1 Recording Artists The Texas Tenors. The America's Got Talent: The Champions finalists will sleigh ride into town with their heart warming and touching holiday concert "Deep in the Heart of Christmas." From seasonal favorites like O Holy Night and Joy to the World to crowd pleasers like The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' and original hit Bootdaddy, JC, Marcus and John bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award winning arrangements. 

The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America's Got Talent.  Since appearing on the series in 2009, JC, Marcus and John have released five studio albums, two PBS Specials, four DVDs, multiple singles and a children's book that have earned them impressive recognition including three Emmy Awards, the Gelett Burgess Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and the distinction of being Billboard Magazine's No. #10 Classical Artist in the World.  The tenors' most recent albums Outside the Lines and A Collection of Broadway and American Classics debuted at No. #1 on the Billboard Charts.

Grab the whole family and head to the Palace to make some new and lasting Christmas memories with The Texas Tenors.

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Will Hearn’s
The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show
with Blue Water Highway

Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 9 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $36
VIP Seating (Rows 1-5): $50
Groups (20+): $31*

The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show is a live, one-of-a-kind musical variety show bringing all-time favorite Christmas classics and original sketch comedy antics to theaters across Texas. This original by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, and Will Hearn, features Americana standout Blue Water Highway, the N-0-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers, plus a cast of the best artists and entertainers in Texas. The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show combines progressive satire with nostalgic Christmas classics performed through the framework of a vintage era that appeals to multi-generational audiences.

* VIP tickets include seating in the first five rows and a cast meet-and-greet prior to each performance. Group discounts are not available in VIP seating.

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Christmas with the Petersens

Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $36
VIP Seating (Rows 1-3): $46
Groups (20+): $31

Celebrate Christmas with The Petersens as they bring their original bluegrass sound to the Palace Theatre. The Petersens are an award-winning Americana roots family in their 10th season of shows in Branson, Mo. The band includes American Idol finalist Ellen Petersen Haygood on banjo and vocals, Katie Petersen on fiddle, Matt Petersen on guitar, Julianna Petersen on mandolin, Petersen matriarch Karen Petersen on bass and newest member and family friend Emmet Franz on dobro. The Petersens perform year-round in Branson, but also enjoy performing throughout the Midwest. For the past five years, the band has toured Ireland, Canada and Finland. For authentic music, clean comedy and family values, you won’t find a group better than The Petersens.

*VIP tickets include seating in the first three rows. Group discounts are not offered in the VIP section.

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Rocky Gribble Presents
A Grapevine Opry Christmas

Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $28
Groups (20+): $24

Sit back with family and friends and enjoy your favorite Christmas holiday songs, presented by Rocky Gribble and the Grapevine Opry gang. This longtime Grapevine fixture returns to the Palace Theatre stage, performing its most popular show ever. Come to listen or come to sing along, but either way, get your reservations early. After all, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!”

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Carpenters Legacy:
A Christmas Portrait
Presented by Tribute Masters

Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 16 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $38
Groups (20+): $33

Direct from Las Vegas, Carpenters Legacy: A Christmas Portrait, starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, takes the audience back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas. The show recreates the nostalgia of the Carpenters' 1977 and 1978 Christmas TV specials, in addition to the endearing humor that will make you feel like a kid again! The show features holiday classics Merry Christmas, Darling; Sleigh Ride; and The Christmas Song as well as many of the Carpenters’ greatest hits.

​Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, says “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest,” and John Katsilometes of Las Vegas Review-Journal has lauded the show as “musically sound, vocally spot-on, and will please any fans of the duo.” Sam Novak of Vegas Unfiltered says, “Sally Olson and Ned Mills perfectly embody Karen and Richard Carpenter. Carpenters Legacy is nothing short of astounding.” David Halston of Tribute Masters says, “Sally is remarkable, spot-on and delightfully entertaining.” Sally is truly unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, including authentic hairstyles and makeup, vintage costumes, gestures and stunning voice.

Carpenters Legacy completed their first Las Vegas residency in Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard in spring of 2021. Carpenters Legacy was featured at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration. Olson is the first-ever and only Karen Carpenter tribute artist to perform with the world-renowned Las Vegas based review Legends In Concert. Carpenters Legacy: A Christmas Portrait features historical commentary and lovely arrangements and video, taking audiences on an incredible journey down memory lane into the world of the Carpenters - the world’s ONLY authentic Carpenters tribute in sight and sound.

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Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin -
A Christmas Tribute

Presented by Tribute Masters

Saturday, December 17 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $38
Groups (20+): $33

Get ready for an evening of music and laughter with a sensational holiday tribute to the most celebrated entertainment duo ever to grace the stage and television. Produced by Tribute Masters, this show is a rousing Christmas salute to the “Kings of Cool,” Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. This show is a critics’ choice and features two of the most accomplished and sought-after Las Vegas entertainers in the business- Dave Halston as Frank Sinatra and Tom Stevens as Dean Martin.

You will experience a captivating blend of swing, swagger and holiday fun. The show is an energizing spectacle that delivers “old school cool” like never before. It will excite the imagination with hilarious comedy and plenty of Christmas favorites. Don’t miss this uproarious extravaganza of 18-karat fun!

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MAY 2023

The Lone Star Elvis Festival
Presented by Kwick Productions

May 25-28
Reserved Seating
Tickets: $250-$395

Come enjoy the 5th Annual Lone Star Elvis Contest with four days of Elvis music. Shows include professional tribute artists and contestants singing all of Elvis' classics. Licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, we are excited to be a preliminary competition for the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, in Memphis 2023. Elvis Tribute Artist's will compete for the right to represent the Lone Star Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest™, Semi Final during Elvis Week 2023.

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