The Judy Garland Festival - 2019

June 20 - 22 2019

Festival Package - $85*

The package does not include the Reif Center concert.

*$85 minus the Gumm Family's Grand Rapids Tour, which is sold out.

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Thursday, June 20th


GR2019ThursdayAfternoonJackPaar 100WITH A LAUGH AND A SMILE AND A SONG:   JUDY AND JACK PAAR

To launch the 2019 Judy Garland Festival, we offer a FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC hour in which we celebrate "the world's greatest entertainer" -- Grand Rapids-born Judy Garland! -- in her first television talk show appearance (December 1962). Prompted by host Jack Paar, Judy happily remembers her vaudeville days, her MGM and Hollywood career, her concert tours -- and sings three songs from her then-current animated cartoon feature, GAY PURR-EE. Also appearing: Robert Goulet.

TIME:
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
FREE


Josh gallagherJUDY IN JAZZ: JOSH GALLAGHER AT THE PIANO

Josh Gallagher will play his exciting jazz renditions of favorite and lesser known Judy Garland songs.

TIME:
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
$10.00


Friday, June 21


JUDY JEOPARDY

Don’t miss the annual fun as fans compete in this very special edition of the classic TV game show. Hosted by Joe Malinovsky and Paul Herrick.

TIME:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
$5.00


GR2019FridayAfternoon1JudyAtTheMoviesJUDY IN THE MOVIES

John Fricke presents the film clips and anecdotes he created for the 2014 Turner Classic Movies Festival in Los Angeles. It's a motion picture history of Judy from childhood to maturity, in glimpses of her work with everyone from Fanny Brice and Mickey Rooney to Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Maximilian Schell.

TIME:
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
$10.00


GR2019FridayAfternoon2JudyFanReminiscences 100POWERFUL, SINCERE, FRAGILE, TRIUMPHANT, JOYOUS, ICONIC, LEGENDARY

John Fricke presents backstage and behind-the-scenes memories from Judy's concert era, as written by the fans, friends, and strangers with whom she met and mingled across those years. Plus: recollections from those who have offered remembrances or thoughts about her across these past five decades.

TIME:
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
$10.00


Glazier Gershwin 100FROM GERSHWIN to GARLAND in CONCERT with Richard Glazier and Joan Ellison

This show puts the spotlight on two of the greatest figures in American Popular Song: George Gershwin and Judy Garland. The multi-media show combines music written by Gershwin and his contemporaries, songs made famous by Judy Garland on stage and screen, and rare video footage, including Gershwin home movies. Songs include: The Trolley Song, Over the Rainbow, The Man that Got Away, But Not for Me, and Rhapsody in Blue.

Pianist and host Richard Glazier has won Telly awards for his three nationally broadcast PBS specials. Vocalist Joan Ellison has starred in her one-woman Judy Garland show, appearing in theaters and with symphony orchestras across the U.S. Don’t miss this special multi-media event.

Reception at the Reif follows the concert.  

TIME:
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Reif Performing Arts Center, 420 NW Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, MN
PRICE:
$20.00

*Tickets for this event are available through the Reif only. They may be purchased online, by phone, and at the door:  https://www.reifcenter.org/event-tickets/  or 218.327.5780

 Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Box Office is open ONE HOUR prior to each show. Please note that they are not able to take phone calls during that time.


Saturday, June 22


GR2019SaturdayMorningJudyInConcert 100JUDY IN CONCERT

On the fifty-fifth anniversary of the acclaimed “Judy Garland Show” TV Series, John Fricke presents a video compilation showcasing Judy-as-Judy – the best of the best!

TIME:
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum, Art Room
PRICE:
$10.00


93.0102 NewGrand 100THE GUMM FAMILY'S GRAND RAPIDS

A tour of the town, starting at The Judy Garland Museum and continuing to landmark locations in the Gumm family’s life. Hosted by Joe Malinovsky and Paul Herrick. Limited seating - 28 only! Don't delay in purchasing your ticket.  ONLY TWO TICKETS LEFT!

TIME:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum. Meet at the Judy Garland Museum sign in the garden.
PRICE:
$5.00   -  SOLD OUT!


JG 2711 parlorside onlineSINGING IN JUDY'S HOUSE

Let your voices ring in The Great Garland Songbook in a piano/singalong with Richard Glazier.

TIME:
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum/House, Front Parlor
PRICE:
$5.00


GRAND FINALE BANQUET . . . & REMINISCENCES FROM “THE JUDY FAMILY OF FANS" ABOUT THE FASCINATION & UPLIFT SHE INSPIRES

A buffet dinner will be served.

TIME:
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Timberlake Lodge, 144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
PRICE:
$35.00*

* Reservations and payments for this event no later than Friday, June 14th