September 19-20, 2020

This tribute to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, features the incomparable Da’Quela “Cookie” Payne. Her melodic voice will take you on an emotional journey, as she puts her heart and soul into each note she sings. Crowned the most gifted Christian singer in America back in 2007 for a reality singing competition called “Gifted.” This victory earned her a major recording contract with EMI Gospel, pushing her to audition for American Idol in 2011 where she went on to advance all the way to Hollywood and the top 100. “Cookie” pays homage to the late great Aretha Franklin with such classics as “Think,” “Chain of Fools,” “Never Loved a Man,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see this Vegas style tribute act performed live on The Fireside stage. You’ll swear that the Queen left behind a little of herself in Cookie so that she can carry on the torch!

Eric “Diamond” Ebert has been performing as a Neil Diamond Tribute Artist for the last 19 years, but has been Wisconsin’s Favorite Neil Diamond Tribute Artist since 2009.  He has been told on countless occasions that he “sounds more like Neil than Neil Diamond does.”  Primarily focusing his solo shows between the southeast and northwestern regions of Wisconsin, for the last ten years Eric has toured the casinos, theaters and festivals of the Midwest as a headliner with the Ultimate Legends Show.

Over the last several years, Eric has been showcased on WITI Fox 6’s Wake Up and Real Milwaukee shows, as well as CBS 58 Sunday Morning’s “Diamond in the Rough” feature story.  He has recently done shows at Kansas Crossing Casino in Pittsburg, KS, a tour of American Legion Posts of Central Kentucky, and has performed for sold out crowds at historic Wisconsin Theaters such as Manitowoc’s Civic Center, Racine’s Memorial Hall, and Sentry Theater in Stevens Point.  He has also been a favorite for many years at Summerfest’s JoJo’s Martini Lounge Stage and The Wisconsin State Fair.

Dinner and concert for just $54.95. Three shows only. Seating is limited to allow for social distancing.


COVID-19 Precautions
We are offering limited seating for these events in order to allow proper social distancing in both the dining room and the theatre. To accomplish that, reservations can be made only through our Box Office which will be staffed from 11 – 5 Monday through Friday and 10 – 5 on Saturdays at 800-477-9505. We will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Labor Day Weekend. Access our complete preparedness statement including mask policy here.

Show Schedule


Day Type Arrive Dine Showtime Price +Tax/Fees*
Saturday Matinee 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $54.95 $57.97
Saturday Evening 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $54.95 $57.97
Sunday Matinee 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $54.95 $57.97
Day Arrive Dine Show Price*
11:00am  11:30am 1:30pm $57.97
5:15pm 5:45pm 7:30pm $57.97
11:00am 11:30am 1:30pm $57.97

* Price includes taxes and fees.

*All tickets subject to 5.5% sales tax. Tickets are not refundable. Tickets do not include beverages or gratuity. There will be a $30.00 fee assessed for all returned checks. Dining is required for all performances. All dates, times, prices, and menus are subject to change.