The Frauenthal Center opens 2019-20 Presenting Season with country icon WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE

Community News |Jul 18, 2019|3 min read

Date:  Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time:  7:30 pm
Place:  Frauenthal Theater
Tickets:  $45-$80


The Frauenthal Center in downtown Muskegon will kick off its 2019-20 season on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a country music legend who has dominated the nation’s musical landscape for decades: Wynonna.


Wynonna & The Big Noise will bring their blend of country, Americana, blues, soul, and rock to Muskegon’s iconic and historic musical venue on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 11:00am.


A musical powerhouse once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide during her remarkable 35-year career. The internationally renowned performer who rose to fame as part of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna has received more than 60 industry awards and has had countless charting singles. Her 20 number one hits include such songs as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”


Wynonna and her band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Describing her new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well,” Wynonna’s most recent work “lays bare the joy that is Judd’s most potent gift as a vocalist,” NPR’s Ann Powers writes in her 2016 review.


In addition to being an inspirational night of music from a country icon, the Sept. 7 event is a celebration of the increasingly powerful role Muskegon plays in Michigan’s creative landscape. The historic Frauenthal Center, which is set to celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, annually draws nearly 100,000 people to a rapidly growing downtown Muskegon.


“We are thrilled to present country music legend, Wynonna & The Big Noise to open the Frauenthal Center’s 2019-20 season,” Frauenthal Center Executive Director Eric Messing said. “This concert is yet another opportunity to experience a vibrant arts and culture scene along the West Michigan lakeshore, anchored by our beautiful historic facility.”


107MUS – The Moose is serving as the Media Sponsor for Wynonna & The Big Noise.


Tickets range from $45 to $80 and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 19 at 11am. Tickets can be purchased at the Frauenthal Box Office (425 W. Western Ave.) by calling (231) 727-8001 or in person Monday through Friday from 11am to 5:30pm. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 and online at




The Frauenthal Center is owned by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and the 2019-20 season is generously sponsored by Nichols and The George and Betty Hilt Fund.


The Frauenthal Center is Muskegon’s premier destination for vibrant entertainment, event hosting, art exhibits, and office leasing. We have a rich history and honor that past through thoughtful use of space, careful restoration and technology. The historic Frauenthal Theater and intimate Beardsley Theater set the stage for the latest in music, drama, speaking engagements, and more. The Reception Gallery showcases the talents of area artists with rotating exhibits. We offer dynamic spaces for public and private events including two theaters, The BallroomReception GalleryThe Boardroom and Conference Rooms.  For a complete listing of shows and events, please visit:



Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI  49440