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The family-friendly “Royce Montgomery Musical Variety Oldies Show” is a blend of songs from Motown, jazz, country, classic rock.

The toe-tapping sounds of Motown, blues, classic rock and even country take center stage at Vive Les Arts Theatre in the “Royce Montgomery Musical Variety Oldies Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Montgomery, a singer from Central Texas, is known for his previous Motown shows at the theater, both to sold-out audiences, but this performance will feature more than just one genre of music.

“It’ll be a mix of soul, jazz, R&B and country along with gospel and, of course, some Motown,” Montgomery said. “Killeen has always been very supportive of me, and I love performing in this area.”

More than 25 performers from throughout Texas — including Waco, Austin and Fort Worth — will take the stage, along with comedian Bryon “Sugar Daddy” Armstrong.

“We are so excited to have this show here at VLA,” said Traci Tipping, Vive Les Arts Theatre executive director.

Montgomery, a Waco native, started singing in a church choir and in 1994 appeared in musical shows in Branson, Mo., with singers Glenn Campbell Randy Travis and others before creating his own musical variety show in 1997.

“I broke a lot of barriers back then, because the only person in Branson that looked like me was country singer Charlie Pride,” he said.

Montgomery is the pastor of Ministry of New Horizon Baptist Church in Waco.

“This show is for the whole family, and everyone will enjoy lots of great music,” Montgomery said.

General admission tickets are $10 each with a discount for veterans at $8 and children 12 and younger are admitted free.

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