Quarterly Board Meeting 11/30/22

Join us at our next quarterly Board Meeting. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2022, held at the Amherst Opera House/Community Hall starting at 6:30 PM. Discussion will include 2022/2023 schedule of events, restoration projects, past, current, & future, as well as ideas for future events and ideas to increase volunteers & AOH Co Guild membership.

Tim Atwood elected to Grand Old Opry Hall of Fame

Tim Atwood
GOO Independent Country Music Hall of Fame

Tim Atwood has performed twice at the Amherst Opera House in the last 2 years. Tim & Roxanne Atwood have become close friends of the Amherst Opera House. Congratulations Tim on all the years of hard work. The induction into the GOO Hall of Fame is well deserved. Tim’s statement follows:

“Sunday night I was inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame at the Josie Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House! This was a big deal for me.

Honestly, this was such an amazing night, made absolutely perfect when my longtime friend Jeannie Seely came out in support of me because she loves me. We love each other.

Sharing the stage with Jeannie that night was magical. I know the house was filled with music crusaders, but when Seely and I began to sing, for me, we were the only two people in the room. There was magic in the air for me. It’s true. You can’t make old friends…you earn them with time and trust, respect and love. And to receive a standing ovation after that performance at the Grand Ole Opry House was the bow on the package. My heart was full!”


Recently installed valances at Amherst Opera House

Thanks to the Trudeau family the Amherst Opera House has new window valances. They are beautiful. The only issue might be that it is now apparent how great the space will look after the plaster repair and painting is done. Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves in the restoration process. Thanks much to the Trudeau family for this wonderful addition to the Amherst Opera House.

Bonus Performance on Oct. 14th

We just found out that Ira Deboer will be joining Eric Elison(Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Artist) at the Amherst Opera House on Oct. 14th. So two exceptional performers. Doors open at 6:00PM, show starts at 6:30PM. Bring the whole family. This performance is brought to you free compliments of the Amherst Opera House Co. Guild. Donations are always appreciated. Check out Ira’s music here: https://www.iradeboermusic.com/

Tim Atwood Update!! (FREE Family friendly entertainment)

The Village Hive – Bakery and Local Foods Collective

Yesterday at 11:26 AM  · 

While we remodel the Village Hive, it seemed prudent to move the large retail cooler.

The Amherst Opera House is the new temporary home for the Hive cooler. It is stocked with Siren Shrub, kombucha, Spindrift Sparkling Water and La Colombe’ Iced Coffees for Opera House events. Of course the Amherst Opera House folks will still have beer, pop, water and popcorn for sale as usual.

There’s even a rumor that there may be freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from the Hive available Thursday night for the performance!!

Amherst WI Opera House

Published by Tom Parker  · 20m  · 

Plan to come and enjoy a FREE family friendly performance tomorrow evening at 6:30PM at the Amherst Opera House. Tim is an awesome entertainer, great refreshments available, and treats from the Village Hive.

FREE Performance!

Due to a sponsor, the Tim Atwood performance on 9/15/22 is now a free will donation event. Those attending last year’s Tim Atwood performance at the Amherst Opera House will realize how great this is. Tim puts on a tremendously fun performance. Before the show the Smokehouse Barbecue food truck will be serving smoked pork, brisket, & chicken. Water, Soda, beer, & popcorn will be available to purchase from the AOH Co Guild.

Food available at 5PM, performance starts at 6:30PM.

August 2022 Update

There has been quite a lot of activity at the Amherst Opera House lately. Check out our events calendar at https://www.amherstoperahouse.com/events/ for all the details.

In recent weeks we have completed repair of our front entrance steps, added new landscaping on our north lawn, completed scheduling of three musical performances, and had the front of the building freshly painted. Stop by to see the progress we have made in person.

New concrete repair
New landscaping thanks to the Trudeau family.
Fresh facelift August 2022

The FoxFire Affair

The FoxFire Affair

Coming to the Amherst Opera House/Community Hall on Thursday, August 11th, 2022

FREE PERFORMANCE on stage in the historic 120 year old Amherst Opera House, authentic Puerto Rican and Caribbean food available on the north lawn from Boriken Mart. Food & refreshments start at 5:00PM. FREE PERFORMANCE starts at 6:00PM

New Addition to AOHCG Backdrop!

Many of you have seen our original condition advertising backdrop curtain that we think dates to the 1940’s. Since the acquisition of the 120 year old building and the forming of the second Amherst Opera House Company (the first was formed on June 10, 1902) we have wondered why the International Bank of Amherst was not a featured ad on the backdrop.

Thanks to the artistic ability of Tony Albrecht it now has a prominent place on the backdrop. The International Bank of Amherst pre-dates the original Amherst Opera House Co. by 9 years as it was founded in 1893 and the Amherst Opera House Co. was founded in 1902. Since August of 2017 when the building was acquired and the second Amherst Opera House Co. non-profit 501(c)3 was formed, the bank has been a staunch supporter and booster of our efforts to restore the building to community use. We thank them for their continued support.