Local favorite brings traditional country Christmas to Lyric Arts

Sherwin Linton, a legend among country music enthusiasts, brings a traditional country Christmas to Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Dec. 18 as part of the community theater’s Music in the ‘Burbs series.

Sherwin Linton and his wife Pam perform a traditional country Christmas concert on Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Dec. 18.

Sherwin Linton and his wife Pam perform a traditional country Christmas concert on Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Dec. 18. Photo courtesy of Lyric Arts

The Coon Rapids resident’s traditional country rock style has been compared to Johnny Cash, and he often covers songs from rock ‘n roll greats like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and “the man in black” himself.

Although he’s a longtime favorite in these parts – performing on the Anoka County Fair stage and throughout the area and beyond over the past five decades – Linton has never done a holiday show on the Lyric Arts stage until now.

And Lyric Arts is eager to have him.

He still sings with all the energy and sincerity that gave him his fame in the first place, according to Lyric Arts program directors in an online description of Linton.

Alongside Pam, his

of 25 years, Linton is set to deliver a holiday show sure to please music fans of all ages.

Lyric Arts is located at 420 East Main Street, Anoka.

For tickets to the 7 p.m. Dec. 18 show range from $21-$25) and are available at www.LyricArts.org or by calling the box office at 763-422-1838.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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