Dec. 18th 2019
On December 18th, 2019, the new holiday rock opera The Bell Ringer is coming to The Nampa Civic Center. The show features former Trans-Siberian Orchestra members Jody Ashworth and Valerie Vigoda, and delivers a powerful and inspiring experience in the early TSO tradition, combing anthemic rock music with poignant storytelling. The Bell Ringer is the debut album from progressive rock band Symphony North, and it relates a story that builds on the ideas of selflessness and self-worth, employing the talents of musicians hailing from as far as Sweden, Spain, Russia, and Turkey. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Featured artists on The Bell Ringer album also include former TSO members Tim Hockenberry (also an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist) and Michael Lanning, as well as Dream Theater members James Labrie and Jordan Rudess (voted by Radar Music Magazine as the Best Keyboardist of All Time).