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John Denver tribute Nov. 22 in DL

Ted Vigil will perform a John Denver tribute Nov. 22 at the Historic Holems Theatre. Submitted Photo

“Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute” is coming to the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Friday, Nov. 22, with performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

This show is underwritten by Foltz Trucking, Detroit Lakes.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for students and can be purchased by calling 218-844-7469, visiting the Box Office at 806 Summit Ave, or online at

Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. 

Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver’s music. 

 Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man.

People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage.  His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.

Ted had been writing, recording and performing his original compositions, leading to winning the national title for Talent Quest in Laughlin, Nev., in 2006.

After this win, Ted began to plan a John Denver Tribute show. He began singing his way all over the U.S. and in 2007 shared the stage with Keith Anderson, Jeff Bates, and Kevin Sharp on the annual Traveling Kountry Kruz with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

That same year Ted won the Komo TV 4’s Northwest Afternoon “Celebrity Look-alike” contest, and in 2010 he performed with John Denver’s lead guitarist, Steve Weisberg and Eddie Kilgallon, keyboard player for award winning bands Ricochet and Montgomery Gentry.

Ted had the incredible opportunity to get together with Eddie K. and write a couple of great songs which they’ve since recorded in Nashville on their new CD project Sing My Songs, which Eddie produced. 

The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music which was both inspiring and influential.  His music was a combination of romance -Annie’s Song; folk -Leavin’ on a Jet Plane; country –Thank God I’m a Country Boy; and environmentalist – Calypso.   He recorded nearly 300 songs, 200 of which he composed, which led to 12 gold and 4 platinum albums; he was also awarded an Emmy and two Grammy’s.  He was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer.