The Petersens are an award-winning family band performing American roots music which is uplifting and brings people closer together. Their Arts Center debut in 2022 was a runaway success and now they return with their extremely popular Christmas show. The band is known for their tight vocal harmonies, instrumental prowess and warm sibling humor. Now in their 13th season of shows in Branson, MO, the band earned TripAdvisor’s rank of #1 show in Branson in 2019 and 2020. The band includes the four Petersen siblings: fiddler Katie, banjo player Ellen (an American Idol top 48 finalist), guitarist Matt, and mandolinist Julianne, their mother Karen on bass, and dobroist Emmett Franz. This is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.
Proudly supported by the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation. Program at 7:00pm, book signing at 8:00pm.
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 40 million copies worldwide; have been published in 51 territories and in 48 languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies. In 2006, he founded the nonprofit SAY Detroit, an organization for major health, housing and education initiatives for Detroit's most underserved citizens, which also includes a dessert shop and a gourmet popcorn line to fund them. He also operates a home and school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.