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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Opera House
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Hardened and Tempered: hard enough to hold an edge; soft enough not to break. Austin-based duo Kristin Davidson and (Red Cloud native) Carolyn Phillips live that balance and...
Special Events
Friday, September 21, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
We invite you to a celebratory feast in honor of My Ántonia , which was published exactly 100 years ago on this date. This celebration will bring together local gardeners from...
Special Events
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Follow along on Facebook as we travel throughout Nebraska and share our love of Willa Cather and her works.
Special Events
Friday, October 19, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018
Join Ashley Olson, Willa Cather Foundation Executive Director, and Tracy Tucker, Education Director for a weekend celebrating Cather in Jaffrey, New Hampshire!
Opera House
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be figuring out who the lucky winner is, and who will end up behind bars for malicious...
Opera House
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Lightning Bugs will take you back to when the big bands were blowing, the dance floors were crowded and the Mills Brothers helped everyone fall in love. The Bugs use smooth...
Opera House
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Blue Plate Special is a unique band—for music fans with a hearty appetite. Their songs, whether covers or originals, give the audience a feeling for American Roots music, music...
Spring Conference
Friday, May 31, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019
May 31–June 1, 2019 — Cather at the Theater. 64th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Event will be updated as schedule becomes available!
International Seminar
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
17th International Willa Cather Seminar Virginia | Summer 2019 Co-Directors: Marilee Lindemann, University of Maryland Ann Romines, George Washington University, emerita Site...

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Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Kellison Acoustic Duo is a fusion duo specializing in jazz, funk, rock, gospel and blues, delivering a high-energy performance that is both interesting and entertaining. The...
Art Gallery
Saturday, February 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and conversation with the artists at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery. Followed by the Kellison Duo, jazz, funk and more in the...
Opera House
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
SOLD OUT! Bill Forness & One More Round, a Tribute to Johnny Cash are sweeping the country with the iconic sounds of legendary Johnny Cash. Celebrating the life and music of...
Art Gallery
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Join us in the gallery for “Unique Expressions” a show by The Red Cloud Area Artist club. The title “Unique Expressions” has been selected for the show to portray the very...
Opera House
Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
What can you expect from Lloyd McCarter & the Honky-Tonk Revival? A toe tapping good time. They play good country music the way it used to be according to McCarter. Growing up...
Opera House
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Tow Mater & Lightning McQueen are back in this fun loving adventure! We will be showing Cars 3 , with food and refreshments, on Saturday, December 9, at 11:00 a.m. This event...
Opera House
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Red Cloud Opera House will be brimming with enticing aromas as local chefs dust off their favorite recipe for the 4th annual December Night Soup Showdown. The event is open to...
Art Gallery
Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us on "Small Business Saturday," November 25th, for a reading and book signing with Sarah Baker Hansen and Mathew Hansen, authors of the new book The Better Half: Nebraska’s...
Opera House
Friday, November 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
SOMETHING COOL Mary Carrick, vocalist with J. Gawf, piano A dynamic performer, Mary Carrick captivates audiences with her vocal artistry, charming presence and gift for...
Treo
Opera House
Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
TREO is a 7 piece band out of Kearney, Nebraska. They have been together for more than 10 years and have 5 albums to their credit! They play almost all original music and combine...

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