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Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas

December 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CST

$35 – $55
Michael Murphy at The Ector Theatre on December 15, 2023

For three decades, Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas has been an extraordinary blend of music, encompassing his numerous best-selling Christmas albums, alongside his beloved country and pop hits. This vibrant holiday celebration takes the form of a captivating multi-media production, featuring Murphey’s renowned “Rio Grande Band,” dramatic lighting, video, as well as the use of Western Art, captivating master-artist photographs, breathtaking videos, and delightful cowboy poetry. “Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas” beautifully captures the rustic essence of the story of Jesus’ birth in the countryside village of Bethlehem, where the joyous tidings first reached the humble livestock caretakers and herders, often referred to as “cowboys,” over two millennia ago.

Inspired by an 1885 wild-west dance known as the original “Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball” in Anson, Texas, Murphey embarked on a remarkable journey that carries on the biblical tradition of merriment, song, and feasting during the “holidays,” a term signifying “holy days.” In 1992, Michael introduced a groundbreaking concept album called “Cowboy Christmas,” which had never been attempted before in popular Christmas music. Today, this remarkable concept has evolved into a grand live musical concert production! Join Michael, the talented members of the Rio Grande Band, and the captivating Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers for a joyous and heartfelt “Christmas Cowboy-Style” experience.

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas, a magnificent spectacle that showcases the his legendary “Rio Grande Band,” mesmerizing lighting, captivating videos, and an artistic fusion of Western Art and masterful photographs. This extraordinary production takes you on a journey through the spirit of the Wild West, immersing you in its rich heritage and evoking a sense of wonder and joy. To complete this enchanting experience, be prepared to be entertained by delightful cowboy poetry. Through humorous and heartfelt verses, the poetry encapsulates the spirit of the cowboy lifestyle and adds a touch of charm and nostalgia to the festivities.

Together, these elements create a truly unforgettable Cowboy Christmas celebration, where music, visuals, art, and poetry intertwine harmoniously. Immerse yourself in this magical experience and embark on a journey that pays homage to the Wild West while embracing the joyous spirit of the holiday season.




December 15, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CST
$35 – $55
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The Ector Theatre
(432) 653-1246
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The Ector Theatre
500 N. Texas
Odessa, TX 79761 United States
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