Main Street El Dorado

An Evening with Richard Marx!

Grammy winner Richard Marx with Barrett Baber to perform the Grand-Opening of the newly renovated El Dorado Municipal Auditorium!

Main Street El Dorado & Murphy USA will present An Evening with Richard Marx with special-guest Barrett Baber on Friday, July 8th at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. The concert will serve as the Grand Opening of the newly-renovated El Dorado facility.

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native and Grammy award winner has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. His mainstream success began with his self-titled debut which spawned four #5 singles, including the chart-topping Hold on to the Nights with Don’t Mean Nothing earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in Satisfied and Right Here Waiting. When both Rush Street (with two #1 hits in Keep Coming Back and Hazard) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 hit Now and Forever) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.

For most artist, that would be impressive enough –but Richard Marx didn’t stop there, launching a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer with songs like To Where You Are, the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, This I Promise You. He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ Dance with my Father. Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urban’s #1 smash Long Hot Summer) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artist who has had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.

NBC’s The Voice finalist and Arkansas native Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show has ever seen. With commanding performance energy, Barrett owned the stage from round 1, and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special. Blake Shelton says, “Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music.” Also winner of the national CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime in 2014, Barrett continues to deliver, wowing fans as well as the music industry.

Tickets are reserved-seating and are on sale now at:
Click here to buy tickets online, or call the office of Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747. Ticket prices are $40 (Orchestra), $35 (Parquet).


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Richard Marx
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For more information, contact:
Mark Givens, Executive Director of Main Street El Dorado
(870)862-4747 (office) or (870) 866-7879 © /

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