March and April for United Wireless Arena will see a full schedule of acts for Dodge City.

On March 3, country music legend Tanya Tucker kicks off the arena dates followed by five acts over two months.

It was recently announced that Skillet and for King and Country will be bringing their Joy.Unleashed tour to Dodge City on April 13 along with Gaither Vocal band on April 7.

"Gaither is one of the biggest Christian bands in the world," United Wireless Arena executive director Chris Ragland said. "They are having a return and have evolved over the years, appealing to younger audiences.

"Skillet is a Christian rock band with a great following and have paired up with for King and Country, an up and coming band.

"So it's a little bit country, little bit rock and roll show."

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham returns to Dodge City on April 6.

Dunham last came to Dodge City in 2013.

"When I talked with Jeff when he first got here and it did well, he put us down for a return three or four years down the road," Ragland said.

Dunham joins the list of comedians Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Rodney Carrington and Gabriel Iglesias who have performed in Dodge City.

"When I first came here three years ago we didn't have many shows in the pipeline," Ragland said. "Now we have come a long way in three years.

"Dodge is an interesting market and one of the things that does well in Dodge is comedy so we have been fortunate to bring in some big names.

"Those are not easy shows to get into Dodge City.

"It took some negotiating but we came to terms and are fortunate to have Jeff back."

Then on April 25 will be Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.

"Rain is an amazing show," Ragland said. "We did Rain in a different building I was in and there are certain shows that stand out and didn't really know what to expect and then you're like, 'oh my God that was great.'

"And Rain was one of those.

"If you're a Beatles fan, it's the one to see. They go through the costume changes and the gear from when they started in the 1960s to their psychedelic era."

As the year progresses, Ragland is still looking to bring in more.

"We have a few big announcements coming up," he said. "Just trying to get a couple deals closed.

"We are working on getting another Spanish show, another Christmas show and another two shows that are confirmed but not ready to announce that will be in the fall, so stuff is coming together."

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

All shows begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. except the Rain show which starts at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at United Wireless Arena box office or at ticketmaster.com.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com