If you haven't screamed the lyrics to "I Believe I Can Fly" with your friends in the car, you've clearly been "Trapped in the Closet" for all these years. (Seriously though, you have to give R. Kelly mad props for sustaining a 32 chapter-long opera -- as much as you tell others how ridiculous it is). The pro-basketball-player-turned-King-of-R&B has exploited himself like no other musician, from writing music for 2012's Sparkle film to producing his own Christmas album last year. He's also become a timeless classic for the club -- We can confidently say that people will never stop "bumpin' and grindin'" to "Ignition Remix." You better believe that R. Kelly's After Party tour flies into the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Prolific British DJ and producer Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is known for layering entrancing vocals by artists like Rhye, Erykah Badu and Andreya Triana over lush, sweeping, often cinematic instrumentals. He's just released his latest Ninja Tune album, Migration, which is heating up electronic music charts around the world, and now Bonobo's hitting the road. Catch the globetrotting L.A.-based artist when he plays a DJ set under the stars at the Greek Theatre. Opening sets by Bob Moses and Tourist.
The Shins are a multiple Grammy nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque in 1996. After a few years of self-financed singles, demos and van tours, the band was signed by Sub Pop Records who subsequently released its first three full length records. They helped redefine what indie rock could be, trading in low-fi grit for quirky pop melodies on earworms like "New Slang," "Know Your Onion!" and "Caring is Creepy." Four albums, millions of sales and a couple Grammy nominations later, The Shins and frontman James Mercer are still pushing the boundaries of indie rock. Their new album, Heartworms, brings their trademark insanely catchy melodies and wraps them up in ambitious, layered soundscapes. Don't miss it when The Shins hit the stage for this concert under the stars at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
On a Thursday night in 1980, millions of living rooms across the UK were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. With his "warrior pop" sound and eccentric stage persona, Adam Ant first burst onto the music scene as part of the groundbreaking post-punk rock group, finding success with a string of chart-topping hits, including "Stand and Deliver," "Dog Eat Dog" and "Prince Charming." After the dissolution of that band, Ant propelled his unique, dynamic sound into a solo career that has spanned six albums and more than 30 years. In celebration of the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Kings of the Wild Frontier, Ant hits the road for his North American Anthems tour, which brings him to LA's legendary Greek Theatre.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter White)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Slackers In Paradise)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod)
From "We Are the World" to LiveAid, Farm Aid, Hope for Haiti and beyond, the ability of live music to heal the heart, raise awareness and initiate action is undeniably powerful. The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence comes to DC's Keegan Theatre as one of dozens of events taking place around the country on the same night to support finding solutions to this epidemic. Be inspired and entertained by several of the city's finest theater artists-activists, including Ines Nassara (110 in the Shade), Bridget Linsenmeyer of the female-empowerment band Heroine and others.
The biggest R&B and hip-hop hitmakers of the early 2000s take the stage of The Microsoft Theater for the Pain is Love Tour. A Grammy Award-winning rapper and star of the blockbuster franchise The Fast and the Furious, Ludacris proves that he can juggle a successful career in both music and acting. In the past, he's cranked out numerous hits like "Rollout (My Business)," "Move B*tch" and "Saturday (Oooh Oooh)." Earlier this year, he released a new single featuring Ty Dolla Sign, "Vitamin D." Ever since she exploded onto the scene with her successful self-titled debut in 2002, Ashanti has remained a musical mainstay. Rapper Ja Rule tallied a number of huge crossover successes and platinum records thanks to the combination of his gruff raps and sweet choruses from the likes of R. Kelly and Jennifer Lopez. Together, the duo has produced hits like "Mesmerize," "Always on Time" and "Wonderful." The concert will also feature performances by Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Lloyd, Da Brat and Lil' Mo.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson)Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Burlesque)Sunday September 24, 2017 / Noon (A Beautiful Jazz Brunch)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Red Molly)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Avery*Sunshine)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Words & Music by Dan Wilson)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)
It's too aca-amazing to even imagine -- 10 of the top a cappella teams in the country coming to Carnegie Hall for the ultimate sing-off showdown. The concert is presented by Varsity Vocals, whose previous collegiate tournament champions, Northeastern's The Nor'easters, and high-school winners, Oakland School for the Arts' Vocal Rush, have had their names inscribed on the prestigious Gooding Cup as 2017's best teams. Now these singing dynamos are set to harmonize their hearts out against vocal ensembles from around the globe, including real-life New Directions and Barden Bellas such as The Quintessence out of Tbilisi, Georgia; London's NoVI; L.A.'s Legacy; and Boston's Women of the World. Tweeting and Instagramming is encouraged under the hashtag #AcaOpen.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Oleta Adams)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pm (Oleta Adams)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Oleta Adams)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:30pm (Jacqui Naylor Quartet)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:30pm (The Average White Band)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Average White Band)Monday October 2, 2017 / 8:30pm (Buddy RICH Big Band!)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:30pm (Marcy & Zina)
If you think big bands went out with jitterbugging, you haven't seen The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Led by none other than Wynton Marsalis -- probably the most famous trumpeter since Miles Davis -- New York's house band has had an all-star roster of jazz greats come through its ranks over the years. Now, to celebrate Jazz at Lincoln Center's 30th anniversary, this bucket list ensemble is playing its greatest hits. Bennie Goodman and Count Basie could get a crowd Lindy hopping with the best of 'em, but over the years, this orchestra has redefined what the big band can do. In this concert, they'll bring you a wide range of original music that you'll have to invent whole new colorfully named dances for.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
With its dazzling costumes and choreography, passion-filled story, famous score (you've definitely heard "The Toreador Song") and Grammy-winner Ana María Martínez starring in the title role, the LA Opera's production of Bizet's Carmen is sure to be a stunner. An alluring Spanish gypsy girl with a hot temper, Carmen seduces the innocent Don José, who gives up everything for her, leaving his former love, rebelling against his superiors and joining a gang of smugglers. But Carmen's not exactly the type to settle down. So when she tires of him and moves on to the bullfighter Escamillo, Don José is driven by betrayal and jealousy to exact violent revenge. One of the most sought-after sopranos in the world, Martinez has appeared with respected companies like The Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and Royal Opera House, and is making her much-anticipated return to the LA Opera, after her acclaimed portrayal of Cio Cio San in 2016's Madama Butterfly.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
Let the melodies of a lost Chinese civilization carry you away with this breathtaking show presented by Falun Dafa Association of New England. The rippling notes of the pipa transport you to an imperial banquet, where maidens dance under a silvery moon. In a sudden shift, powerful drumbeats conjure an ancient battlefield where the valor of heroes stands out. The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was formed in response to the many theatergoers who longed to hear the music of Shen Yun -- the phenomenally successful dance spectacular -- in concert form. Shen Yun's approach, from the composition to the expression of the music, results in a vivid sound with deep emotional range. It's the ultimate in musical storytelling. The Orchestra's performance at Boston Symphony Hall features Shen Yun's most celebrated original compositions and award-winning singers, along with timeless orchestral classics by Dvorak, Suppé and Tchaikovsky.
Autism Sings with Rex & Friends is an inspiring concert of extraordinary performers at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. These performances will showcase the exceptional piano playing abilities of musical savant Rex Lewis-Clack, who has been the subject of CBS' 60 Minutes, as well as documentaries on the Discovery Science and Health Channels. Rex will be joined by his special friends who are on the autism spectrum, and who have all discovered the power of music to transcend any disability.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pm
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mountain Heart)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Church)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles Experience)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Paul Kelly)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wye Oak)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Comedy and Cocktails In The Den w/ Host Damon Sumner)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Tommy Fleming)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Elephant Revival)
Two of the most powerful voices in hip hop take the stage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre for a landmark concert, as Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas perform live. Lauryn Hill first rose to prominence as a member of the Fugees, with her vocals on "Killing Me Softly" making that song a chart-topping hit, before branching out for a solo career anchored by The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, one of the biggest selling rap records of all-time. Nas burst onto the scene as a teenager with his magnum opus, Illmatic, and ranks among the top MCs of all-time thanks to his amazing flow and storytelling abilities, which are captured over a series of powerful albums and singles. They'll be joined by rising reggae artist Chronixx, Nick Grant, comedian Hannibal Buress and other guests.
Picture yourself at this opera performance on the beach with a first date, who probably expected a basic dinner-and-movie type situation. The sun is setting on the waters of the iconic Santa Monica Pier, wine samples are a-plenty if you spring for Wine Terrace tickets, and the LA Opera's sensual Carmen is screening live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. You might as well secure a second date now for this one, you smooth operator. Carmen is a world-class LA Opera production starring Grammy Award-winner Ana María Martínez, so come check it out oceanside for this rare, romantic opportunity -- and be sure to pack a blanket for romantic snuggling.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pm (Pink Alive Breast Cancer Concert w/ Maimouna Youssef, The Amours & Victoria Skie)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (B.J. Jansen & Common Ground Feat: Delfeayo Marsalis and Duane Eubanks)
It'll be no small feat fitting three mega-watt jazz luminaries on a single bill, but the Segerstrom Center is up to the challenge. The Costa Mesa arts hub kicks off its jazz season with three Grammy-winning, game-changing legends. First up is composer, pianist and "In Crowd" expert Ramsey Lewis, who'll lead his quintet through musical highlights from his 50-year career (one that's been so filled with prestige that the veteran hipster has memorabilia on display in the Smithsonian). The concert continues with L.A. guitar guru Lee Ritenour, of Fourplay fame, and saxophonist Ernie Watts, who's blown beside everyone from Cannonball Adderley to Zappa.
"Misled from childhood, where I went astray; Till this day I still pray for a better way. Can't help but feel hopeless and heartbroke; From the start I felt the racism 'cause I'm dark." These lyrics appear on Tupac Shakur's "My Block," a song that forms the spiritual backbone of this Broadway musical that utilizes the words and music of Tupac to tell a non-biographical story about family, camaraderie, revenge, change and, ultimately, hope. The harsh realities of inner-city life remain as relevant now as they were when this show's songs -- like "Dear Mama," Me Against the World" and "Hail Mary" -- were written, and the lessons found within are profoundly important. For the first time since its Broadway debut three years ago, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon brings Holler If Ya Hear Me to the stage at Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 2:30pm
Romantic neo-soul crooner Maxwell slides into the Concord Pavilion for a sizzling outdoor show under the stars. Find out why The New York Times called Maxwell "one of R&B's most elegant accessories to seduction" as the charismatic crooner performs tracks like "Lake By the Ocean," his Grammy-winning hit "Pretty Wings," and other unforgettable tracks such as "Fortunate," "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'." But first, you'll swoon to the throwback grooves of R&B singer and producer extraordinaire Raphael Saadiq, whose sultry burners such as "Good Man" and "Love That Girl" will transport you back to the '60s. He'll also perform a string of hits that span his prolific 20-year career. Sensational R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan ("Need U Bad") kicks things off.
Among the greatest Brazilian guitarists of all time (high praise in a country steeped in a guitar-centric musical tradition), Yamandu Costa is as technically proficient as he is deeply soulful, attacking the nylon strings of his signature seven-string guitar "with a demonic playfulness ... as though he and his instrument were both being played by some virtuosic sprite, and he were merely an amazed observer" (Guitar Player Magazine). Combining traditional guitar styles like bossa nova, milonga, tango and samba into something totally new and totally exhilarating, Costa is truly a musical force of nature who must be seen and heard live to be believed. Experience this Brazilian phenom when Costa and his guitar take center stage at Herbst Theatre in the San Francisco War Memorial Building.
Catch the love train back to the era when the Afros were big, the bell bottoms were bigger and grooves were specifically designed to make you shake and sweat all over the dance floor. Superflydisco: The Ultimate 70's Disco Funk was dreamed up back in 2004, after a multi-year tour of the globe inspired Vito to bring the infectious sounds of the 1970s back to his hometown. On tour, he joined up with a few other acts that were throwin' down some heavy 70s disco-funk and brought them to Falls Church for Superflydisco: The Ultimate 70's Disco Funk party. Together, they have over 50 years of collective experience performing, recording and touring -- and they'll bring it all to the stage at the State Theatre so you can boogie woogie oogie 'till you just can't boogie no more (or until last call, whichever).
Friday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Since 2000, The Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana and roots music to audiences from coast to coast. Now the group comes to the Atlanta area for this concert at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.
Texan troubadour Josh Abbott loves his home state -- and he's got the songs to prove it. Abbott's regional hit (and ode to the music he grew up on) "She's Like Texas" first grabbed audiences' and music critics' attention in 2010 and the singer-songwriter went on to hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with his single "Oh, Tonight." Now, the entire Josh Abbott Band -- fiddler Preston Wait, drummer Eddie Villanueva, lead guitarist Caleb Keeter, bassist James Hertless and Abbott's college buddy Austin Davis on banjo -- brings their charm and fresh country sound to House of Blues San Diego. Fellow Lone Star State artist William Clark Green opens up the show with tracks like "Ringling Road" and "Still Think About You."
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Door Time at 7:00pm)
Take a chance on this ABBA tribute at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, a stage spectacular that delivers the Swedish supergroup's greatest hits with stunning '70s flair and stellar showmanship. A soaring showcase of note-perfect renditions of hits like "Waterloo," "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Money, Money, Money" and, of course, "Mamma Mia," ABBA The Concert has played to packed houses all over the country, even selling out the famed Hollywood Bowl. The real band hasn't toured for more than 30 years, but you can get tickets now for the next best thing.
Grammy-winning composer, arranger and conductor Victor Vanacore will lead a world-class orchestra and well-known tenor soloists in the world premiere of La Sorgente, a concert featuring 10 neo-classical arias composed to poems written by Pope (and sometimes poet) John Paul II. The concert takes place at Ford Theatres in Hollywood.
The latest in the Body Rock series, Punk Rock Pilates puts a fun rock 'n' roll spin to your regular fitness class. Led by some of the city's best instructors from P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness, this class at Sacramento's Ace of Spades is set to the sounds of the best punk rock from the '70s through today. There'll be an opening reception juice bar, plus a Kombucha Cocktail Hour after the class. And don't forget to BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat)!
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 7:00pm
There've been hit songs written about it, seminal live albums recorded on its stage, and turned into a hip celebrity hangout by Sinatra and Monroe. Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland feathered its first nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:00pm (Coltrane Revisited)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Eric Comstock)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00pm (Coltrane Revisited)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:00pm (Gabrielle Stravelli)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00pm (Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)Monday September 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Jim Caruso's Cast Party)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 11:00pm (Pharoah Sanders Quartet)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:30pm (David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band)
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
The Long Beach Symphony is bringing you three decades worth of mesmerizing film soundtracks of all genres, from the Harry Potter series to Back to the Future and Cinema Paradiso. A special bonus for this event at the Long Beach Arena includes a grand John Williams suite with LB's Camerata Singers.
Slip back in time and space to 1930s Paris for one evening when the Sinti Rhythm Quartet brings their swinging hot-jazz sound to the recently restored 1793 Carriage House at Waltham's Gore Place. Inspired by the music of gypsy guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt and well-known throughout the Northeast, these four talented musicians have played various Reinhardt-focused festivals and enjoyed a three-year residency at Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge. Come early for the concert and enjoy the gardens and grounds of the estate, too.
Exquisite vocal performances and sensual titillation empower breathtaking cabaret act Fafi D'Alour and The Delinquents. Led by a powerful, sultry singer, the show mixes burlesque, ballet, jazz, contemporary and aerial lyra for a stunning performance you won't catch anywhere else, featuring songs by Nina Simone, Etta James and Amy Winehouse and more. Escape reality and enter the world of Fafi D'Alour and The Delinquents at the Soho Playhouse in Manhattan.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00pm
It's Oktoberfest time, and what better way to celebrate the brew-iest day of the year than with this fun, German-themed bash at Santa Anita Park. Along with steins and steins of delicious German craft beer, the day's festivities include a costume contest, a stein-holding competition and a corn toss, plus traditional German "oompah" music from Bavarian Wunderband. Choose between the General Package -- which includes admission, a racing program and tip sheet, eight (8) 3-oz beer or cider tastings, $5 wagering voucher, access to special Trackside and Grandstand seating areas, and a mini souvenir Oktoberfest tasting stein (3 oz size) -- or the VIP Package, which includes admission, sixteen (16) 3-oz beer tastings, a $15 food voucher, a racing program and tip sheet, $5 wagering voucher, access to special Trackside and Grandstand seating areas, and a mini souvenir Oktoberfest tasting stein (3 oz size).
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 12:30pm
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the 1980s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight Top 5 singles in the early '80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits, along with some of Air Supply's newer songs, when they hit the stage of the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
As one of the most iconic musical figures in history, Art Garfunkel is part of every audiophile's essential playlist, from his celebrated work with Paul Simon as Simon & Garfunkel to his own award-winning solo material. Hits like "Mrs. Robinson" and "I Shall Sing" have remained alive, strong and relevant throughout the years, along with his memorable curly-haired locks and melodic harmonies. Join Art Garfunkel at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco to celebrate the release of his new memoir What Is It All but Luminous for a special in-depth look into both his personal and musical life. Hear enchanting stories about the formation of Simon & Garfunkel, as well as his journey into other endeavors like poetry and acting.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
More than four decades into her remarkable career, singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, author -- and new mom -- Janet Jackson remains as powerful an entertainer as ever. One of the best-selling artists in history and the record holder for most consecutive Top 10 hits by a woman, Jackson has a massive catalog of hits that includes "The Pleasure Principle," "Control," "Nasty," "All for You," "Again," "Rhythm Nation" and many more. But she's not resting on her laurels: her latest album, 2015's Unbreakable, became her seventh to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. See this multiple Grammy winner in a new, state-of-the-art live production featuring more than 20 fan favorites, plus some soon-to-be released new tracks, when she comes to Sacramento's Golden 1 Center on her State of the World Tour.
Sweetwater Music Hall holds a special place in California music history. For over 40 years, this Bay Area treasure's played host to artists like Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt and members of the Grateful Dead. In fact, it was the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir who helped reopen the club in 2012 with an all-new, state-of-the-art sound system and a revived sense of purpose to support local musicians. Today, Sweetwater Music Hall is a thriving 300-person venue that hosts everyone from rising local talent to the biggest national roots, folk and rock stars, with concerts virtually every night of the week (and an organic restaurant that's perfect for date night).
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Willie Watson)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Y La Bamba)
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Drew Tucker & The New Standard)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00pm (Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00pm (An Evening with Chantae Cann)Monday October 2, 2017 / 10:00pm (George Mason University Jazz Ensemble)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 10:00pm (Band of Roses)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter Bernstein - Larry Goldings - Bill Stewart Trio)Monday October 9, 2017 / 10:00pm (ERIC NOLAN of the O'Jays)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 10:00pm (LOIDE)
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Lloyd Gregory)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Twice As Good)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Terrie Odabi)Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Chris Cain Band)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Paula Harris & The Nate Ginsberg Trio)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest Daniel Castro)
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, the lounge is a collaboration between Vitello's and famed drummer, vocalist, producer and composer Sheila E. You'll catch up-and-coming musicians and singers, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Don Most)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ted Howe Presents: Deb Bowman Sings the Music Of James Bond)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (17 Years of Cabarabia Spotlight )Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Mostly Musicals )Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wendy Liebman and Friends)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Douye)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Kelly)
With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide, Piaf! The Show is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This acclaimed French production features the extraordinary Anne Carrere. In two 45-minute acts, Piaf! The Show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer's career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era. See it at Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
From the time she was a little girl, the Portland-born Marzhan always loved to sing. She relocated to Atlanta, where she performed in her high-school choir, formed a girls' group called Alayze and later qualified for X-Factor. But when she discovered she could write music, everything changed. A real-life journey into self discovery and expression was born. Come hear the results at The Space in Las Vegas.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
Spend a night with swanky dames at Dizzy With a Dame. The tantalizing night of tease features beautiful women seducing with song, dance and much more. Get bent, enjoy the tease and witness some hip, sexy hits. The cabaret-style experience comes to one of the newest back rooms in town at The Space in Las Vegas.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 10:30pm (Doors at 9:30pm)
Hailed by The New York Times as a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss, Gustafer Yellowgold is a slightly psychedelic sun creature who landed in the Minnesota woods and teamed up with illustrator-songwriter-performer Morgan Taylor. Together, they share stories and sing fantastical, infectious pop-rock songs your whole family will think are out of this world. Gorgeous full-screen animation accompanies a live band, as the 2016 Grammy nominee's multimedia musical adventure returns to Arlington's Regent Theatre as part of the Family Fun Saturday series.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30am (Doors at 9:45am)
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features an ever-changing lineup of eats, music and special guests for a fabulous night of fun under the stars in Victory Park. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Batman (1989) (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
The most successful American rock band of all time, Chicago has been hitting the Top 40 album charts for five decades. Bringing horns to the forefront of rock, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers scored an incredible string of hits (21 Top 10s in all), including "Saturday in the Park," "Beginnings," "If You Leave Me Now" and "25 or 6 to 4." The group began as a politically charged and often experimental rock band, fusing rock, jazz, funk and soul, and evolved into a softer sound with hit ballads like "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "You're the Inspiration" and "Look Away." Today, Chicago is still going strong, with founding members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider backed by a top-notch touring band. You can see these classic rock legends live in concert at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Two heavy metal giants, Scorpions and Megadeth, join forces for a night of headbanging at the Forum in Los Angeles. Riding the first wave of metal in the '70s, Scorpions unleashed a string of classic anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change." More than 50 years since forming, they're still rocking: in 2015, they released their 19th album, Return To Forever. Helping pioneer the thrash metal genre in the early '80s, Megadeth has weathered a hard road in becoming one of metal's biggest bands. Now the five-time platinum-selling band is going stronger than ever, recently winning a Grammy for the song "Dystopia."
Frontman Screamin' Dave teams up with his partners in crime, The Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars, at Harvelle's Santa Monica. The L.A.-based blues band features local legends, Ray Brundidge, Lucky Lloyd, Craig Kimbrough and D.J. Ison. They'll wail through a set of traditional blues, high-octane originals and some quirky riffs thrown in between.
Experience an evening that's the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you'll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you'll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zarni, Steven Dale Jones & Steve Leslie)
The newest and brightest stars from Broadway, off-Broadway and beyond come to shine on the coveted cabaret stage at New York's favorite supper club and theater-insider hot spot, co-owned by platinum-selling recording artist and impresario Michael Feinstein. With legendary names like Charles Busch, Ben Vereen, Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone and the very latest musical-theater talent from shows including American Psycho, Beautiful, Wicked, Next to Normal and more making appearances, Feinstein's/54 Below offers exciting entertainment that boasts everything from solo debuts, straight jazz shows, tribute artists and composer showcases to new musicals in concert, cast reunions from all-time favorites and salutes to pop-music genres -- including recent faves like Sonny & Cher, Prince, David Bowie, Kelly Clarkson and even The Muppets. Come see the city's best cabaret in the club that's been called "Broadway's living room" -- or maybe dining room, as you can enjoy a delicious three-course prix fixe meal, including a glass of wine, if you wish.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (Todd Almond and Michelle Shocked)Monday September 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Jamie Leonhart in Estuary: An Artist/Mother Story)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Gloria Reuben: Great Ladies of Motown)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (Refinery29: Badass Women of Broadway)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (The Ed Sullivan Birthday Show)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Liz Byrne)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Brittain Ashford)
One of America's best-selling jazz instrumentalists, trumpet phenom Chris Botti joins the Seattle Symphony for this concert at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium's Benaroya Hall. A storyteller who thrives on audience interaction, Botti feels most at home on the stage. The jazz superstar's smooth lyrical phrasing and expressive solos make for an electrifying stage show, and his compositions cross a wide swath of genres (he's performed with everyone from Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett to Sting and Paul Simon). Botti's 2013 release, Impressions, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart and won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Few music venues in the world are as iconic as the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea and Diana Krall have graced its stage. Now, this legendary venue is coming west. Located downstairs at the Napa Valley Opera House, the Blue Note Napa brings you that same blend of jazz greats and hot young stars on the scene, while adding a little wine country flavor to the mix. With gourmet farm to table cuisine and, of course, terrific local wines, the Blue Note Napa puts a fresh spin on the jazz club experience while keeping the focus on what matters most: the music.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Sammy Miller & The Congregation)Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Sammy Miller & The Congregation)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (RIVVRS)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (RIVVRS)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Michael Kaeshammer)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Michael Kaeshammer)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Times 4)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Times 4)
More than four decades into her career, singer, dancer, songwriter, actress and author Janet Jackson remains as influential an all-around entertainer as ever. One of the best-selling artists in history and the female record holder for most consecutive Top 10 hits, Jackson has a catalog of favorites that includes "The Pleasure Principle," "Control," "Nasty," "All for You," "Again," "Rhythm Nation" and many more. But she's not resting on her laurels: her latest album, 2015's Unbreakable, became her seventh to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. See this living legend when she comes to the Bay Area's Concord Pavilion on her State of the World Tour.
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a delicious menu of food and drink for purchase, but no purchase minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Music of The Mystery of Edwin Drood)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (David Phelps)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (BariToned)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm (We Have A Voice)
With a few musical notes and melodies, a composer can conjure exotic worlds, brimming with awe-inspiring adventure. Bring the whole family to this musical journey, as the San Diego Symphony explores the masterpiece Scheherazade. Pre-concert activities in the lobby include the hands-on Instrument Discovery Zone, a personal encounter with the symphony's musicians and a performance by a young ensemble. Expand your world with music, and embolden your loved ones with an appreciation for musical adventure at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Sade, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Cafe Wha?
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
One of the nation's oldest community orchestras, the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest kicks off their 86th season with a concert at Lund Auditorium saluting composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. You'll hear the Russian great's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 1, with soloist Ketevan Kartvelishvili. Music director and conductor Jay Friedman received the Illinois Council of Orchestras' Community Orchestra Conductor of the Year Award in 2017.
Chicago's own Ron Hawking reprises his successful show The Men and Their Music on its 10th anniversary featuring the music of Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Burt Bacharach and more. This celebration on the intimate Apollo Theater Main Stage boasts a refreshed set list, live band and even some surprise hits from current artists. Hawking's a gifted singer and engaging comic entertainer who also had a long-running hit with his Sinatra tribute, His Way. Spring for VIP seating and enjoy an included cocktail.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 6:30pm (Billy Ocean With the Ron Burgundy's)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Lacs)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 9:30pm (Modern Day Romeos)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:00pm (7th Heaven)Saturday November 11, 2017 / 9:00pm (Hi Infidelity)Thursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jimmy Sarr CD Release Party)
The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat and Nahko hit the stage at DTLA's Mayan Theater with some of their biggest hits, joined by musicians from around the world. Special guests are set to include Ellis Hall (Tower of Power), drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers/Al Green), harmonica man Lee Oskar (War), Grammy-nominated blues legend Vasti Jackson and others.
Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Bonafide in New York.
The entertainment extravaganza known as Kiss Kiss Cabaret combines comedy, burlesque, magic and juggling for an ever-changing, always-fresh weekly variety show. The long-standing Chicago production has moved to a new, state-of-the-art venue -- Uptown Underground. Hosted by funny and bawdy personalities and backed by a red-hot band, the Kiss Kiss Coquettes entertain with their seductive striptease. But each exciting show also features comedians, feats of magic, juggling, acrobatics and plenty of special guests. Plus, you can purchase libations from a fully stocked bar before and during the show.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 10:00pm
Get swept away to a romantic night in Havana as the Mountain Winery hosts this Cuban-flavored edition of Thursdays on the Mountain. Live music from Los Boleros will set the Latin tone for the night, while you enjoy dinner, wine tasting and dancing under the stars in Silicon Valley. Food trucks will be on hand with tasty eats to purchase, or you can hit up the plaza food booths. You can also try your hand at some games and more during this fun night out.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Spontaneous, experimental and wildly creative, the House of Vibe crew is a loose group of producers, vocalists, talented musicians and special guests who put on exciting performances sure to get you and your friends moving on the dance floor. House of Vibe's fluid live shows combine rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B, all on the fly, so every performance is different. Expect electrifying experimentation, solid grooves and nothing short of musical excellence when the Vibe All-Stars kick off at Harvelle's Santa Monica.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 9:30pm
The House of Blues in San Diego will get a neon makeover when the Totally 80's Tour hits the stage. Missing Persons' hit list will give you instant '80s flashbacks. Bouncy new wave pop tracks like "Walking in L.A.," "Words" and "Destination Unknown" became quintessential Reagan-era earworms. And their bright, over-the-top looks helped keep their music videos on constant rotation during the early days of MTV. This musical time warp also features Bow Wow Wow, the British band most famous for "I Want Candy," When in Rome II, who broke out with dreamy dance-pop ballad "The Promise," along with The Untouchables, the infectious mod/ska band behind "Free Yourself."
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
One of the greatest composers of all time is anonymously commissioned to write a requiem commemorating the death of a patron's wife -- only he passes away before he can complete it. Once finished, though, it's recognized as a masterpiece that perfectly and dramatically captures his life and work. The man is Mozart, and now you can see this requiem performed by Boston Baroque, led by Music Director Martin Pearlman, when they take the stage at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
The Apollo Theater goes from Harlem to Hollywood for one special night in celebration of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday. The legendary First Lady of Song was the first female performer ever to win the Apollo's amateur contest at the tender age of 17 -- and it also happens to be where R&B songstress Patti Austin made her childhood debut as well. Though Austin may be best known for her '80s soul-pop hits "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" with James Ingram, she's since segued into a career as one of the country's most sought-after jazz singers, winning a Grammy for her 2008 disc Avant Gershwin and releasing her own best-selling salute, For Ella, which includes favorites like "Satin Doll," "Miss Otis Regrets," "The Man I Love" and "A Tisket, A Tasket." She's set to be joined under the stars at the Ford Theatres by fellow vocalists Monica Mancini and Ledisi under the direction of Grammy-winning producer Gregg Field, Fitzgerald's former drummer.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm (Gates open at 6pm)
One of the contemporary jazz world's biggest and best-selling stars, pianist Keiko Matsui celebrates the 30th anniversary of her recording debut with her latest disc, 2016's Journey to the Heart. The producer-composer's signature sound blends classical, new age, jazz, R&B and ambient music with both Eastern and Western influences, and has garnered her wide acclaim, more than a million records sold and a devout international following. A consummate and versatile live performer, Matsui has firmly cemented her reputation as a leading jazz fusion innovator and artist. Catch her live in concert at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver.
Two legendary hard-rock groups, Scorpions and Megadeth, join forces for a night of heavy-metal headbanging at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Riding the first wave of metal in the '70s, the Scorpions unleashed a string of classic anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change." More than 50 years since the German band first formed, they're still rocking: in 2015, they released their 19th album, Return To Forever. Helping pioneer the thrash metal sound in the early '80s, Megadeth has weathered a hard road to become one of the genre's biggest bands. Now the five-time platinum-selling group is going stronger than ever, recently winning a Grammy for the song "Dystopia." After The Crazy World Tour 2017 wraps up its U.S. dates, it heads to Russia and Eastern Europe.
The Los Angeles Times called Toledo "the coolest cat working in Hollywood." A soul singer, jazz man, poet, dancer, choreographer and connoisseur of haberdashery, he also might just be of the most dramatic and entertaining performers you'll ever see. His vocal stylings have been compared to Tom Waits, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone and Barry White, while his music has been described as "avant-jazz," "acid jazz," "gangsta jazz," "beat poetry," and "funked-up spoken word." Don't miss The Toledo Show at Harvelle's Santa Monica.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors open at 8:00pm)
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll," Smokey Joe's Café is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s, and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love." This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show's music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Don't miss Smokey Joe's Cafe when it hits Marietta's New Theatre in the Square.
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:30pm
If you've ever been lucky enough to catch sight of a hummingbird in your backyard, you know that they never stop moving for very long. Acclaimed choreographer Jayanthi Raman captures that spirit with her latest work, Dance of the Hummingbirds, which fills the stage with artists for a boistrous, nonstop tribute to the creative process. This performance at Portland's Winningstad Theatre features an original score performed by a live orchestra, traditional Indian dancers choreographed by Raman, and even a reading of a newly commissioned work of poetry by Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen. Like the creative process, hummingbirds never stop moving -- and neither do the diverse selection of artists taking the stage for this moving tribute.
Taylor Dayne stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, with 17 Top 20 singles including No. 1 hits like "Tell It To My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back," "I'll Always Love You," and "Prove Your Love." During the course of her career, Dane has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, acted in film and television, and appeared on Broadway in Elton John's Aida. Disco diva Maxine Nightingale opens this concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center with her own Billboard hits like "Right Back Where We Started From."
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Door Open at 6:00pm)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
In the peace-loving '60s and '70s, a world found solace in the soothing harmonies emanating from pop radio. Remember the timeless music of groups like Mamas and the Papas; Fifth Dimension; Temptations; Beach Boys; Simon & Garfunkel; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and many others. Celebrate those glorious sounds and give peace a chance ... again.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
This three-man tribute to Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé entertains audiences by combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy, singing and swinging concert. Without a doubt, Michael Bublé has become the most popular neo-crooner of this generation and Shades of Bublé follows in his footsteps -- times three! With three voices singing incredible songs like "Sway," "Quando, Quando, Quando," "Moondance," "Come Fly With Me," "Fever," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Feeling Good" and many others, the afternoon at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center promises to be one filled with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography and nostalgia.
Thanks to hits like "Misty," "Chances Are," "The Twelfth of Never," "Wonderful! Wonderful!" and "It's Not for Me to Say," legendary crooner Johnny Mathis was one of the biggest musical stars of the 20th century. He's been singing romantic jazz and pop standards for 61 years now and has sold some 350 million albums over the course of his storied career. At this concert at the City National Civic in San Jose, Mathis will be celebrating his six decades in music with an evening of unforgettable songs you won't want to miss.
In a concert they're calling A Night of Love and War, R&B stars Keith Sweat and Tamar Braxton throw down at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Since he first hit the charts in 1987, O.G. soul star Keith Sweat has specialized in house-party jams like his breakout single "I Want Her" and the slow-burning "Make It Last Forever," plus hits like "Twisted" and "Nobody." The American Music Award-winner and New Jack Swing innovator's latest release is the well-received 2016 disc Dress to Impress. Tamar Braxton, who in addition to being Toni Braxton's sister and a star on shows like Braxton Family Values, The Real and Dancing With the Stars, is a powerhouse soul singer in her own right. Her 2012 single "Love and War" hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and her upcoming fifth album includes her latest single, "My Man."
Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks and you've got the perfect night out in L.A. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment each week for a fantastic variety of fun under the stars at Street Food Cinema: Pacific Palisades. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items -- even your dog -- and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm -- Jurassic Park (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Inspired by the vibrant music scene of New Orleans during Jazz Fest, Brooklyn Comes Alive is back for its third year! World-class musicians will perform in unique jam sessions, supergroups and never-before-seen collaborations over two days at three neighborhood staple venues all within walking distance -- Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Schimanski. Your ticket includes in-and-out access to each of the three venues, creating an indoor music festival feeling all within the heart of Williamsburg. See the full event listing for band lineup.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / Noon-11:30pmSept. 23 @ Noon - Sept. 24 @ 11:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / Noon-11:30pm
Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and TV star Ivy Queen takes the stage at Xalos Nightclub in Anaheim for an evening of top hits. Since '03, she's released gold and platinum-selling albums Diva, Flashback and Sentimiento, not to mention the Grammy-nominated Musa. Top singles include "In the Zone" and "La Vida es Asi," and you'll no doubt hear tunes from her 2017 disc The Queen Is Here.
Marking the beginning of a new era of orchestral music in Long Beach, Maestro Eckart Preu takes the podium for his inaugural concert as the Symphony's new music director in this musical celebration. The highlight of the evening will be Brahms' Double Concerto, performed by two of Long Beach Symphony's most beloved players, Roger Wilkie and Cécilia Tsan. The piece allows for violin and cello to conduct a dialog, ultimately bursting into a section where both play passionately together. This concert at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center will close with the most famous waltz ever written, Johann Strauss' On the Beautiful Blue Danube, in a celebration of what is to come this season.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the high-end cabaret and jazz club Metropolitan Room brings the latest in live music to New York City. Fabulous award-winning performers like Annie Ross and Baby Jane Dexter take the stage in an intimate 115-seat setting reminiscent of the golden age of cabaret. From jazz and blues to Great American Songbook favorites and standards, this club's got it all on the lineup. The venue's also been known to host a fun night of stand-up comedy.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Walter Willison)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (Andrea Bell Wolff)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 4:00pm (Rob Wortzel)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (24 Hour Marathon)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Margo Brown)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Dragaret)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Frank Frascati)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Tyce Performs Meat Loafs Bat Out Of Hell in Full)
Remember all the wonderful variety shows we all grew up on in the 70's & 80's? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas' number one impersonators of all time, The Edward Twins. Watch as all of your favorite legendary superstars, including Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and much more, come alive on the stage. NBC's Today show says "it's one of the most extraordinary shows we have ever seen." Featuring pitch-perfect vocals and spot-on impersonations, this dazzling show takes over Piper Repertory Theatre in Mesa.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:30pm
Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland opens its 49th season with Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem in an intimate setting utilizing Brahms' own four-hand piano accompaniment and featuring soprano Anne McKee Reed, baritone Erik Hundtoft and pianists Jennifer Creek Hughes and Hannah Brewer. This rarely-performed chamber version is a profound and moving experience as powerful as the full orchestral version. Hear the Requiem as you've never heard it before at First Congregational Church.
More of a party than an opera, The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra is pleased to bring you in-your-face symphonies of classic British '70s rock and epic soundtracks from The Who's Tommy and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. A nine-piece vocalist effort, the U.S.O. is an unconventional orchestra that combines a rock concert with a night at the symphony. Playing with power and precision, they relive the glory days of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, plus they'll debut their original rock opera. Feel free to sing your heart out and add onto these melodic harmonies at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
The Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society opens its 2017-18 season at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace by welcoming back the dazzling young virtuoso violinist In Mo Yang, playing the effervescent Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The New England Conservatory student is a favorite orchestra guest, familiar to many area music lovers from his appearance with BB&B last season, as well as his win of the Boston Classical Orchestra's Mozart Competition in 2014. Also on the program are Amy Beach's Bal Masque, Leonard Bernstein's Music from West Side Story and Beethoven's First.
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Not Fade Away re-creates the joyful sound and on-stage energy of early-rock pioneer Buddy Holly, along with fellow greats Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. But this nationally-touring tribute act, backed by a live band on vintage-style instruments, puts their own modern rockabilly spin on truly classic songs like "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Donna," "Summertime Blues," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby" and of course, "Not Fade Away," along with those from Valens ("La Bamba") and the Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace"). Plus, tickets include lunch or dinner served prior to the performance at Peoria's Arizona Broadway Theatre, with soup or salad and choice of entree.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dining Begins at 5:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dining Begins at Noon)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dining Begins at Noon)
For two days, the A3C Festival will bring some of the biggest names in hip hop -- as well as rap's rising stars -- to the heart of downtown Atlanta. On the first day, you'll see acts like Fool's Gold label head DJ A-Trak, Rich Homie Quan, DJ Drama and Atlanta's own Zaytoven and Don Cannon, plus many more. This indoor-outdoor fest at the Georgia Freight Depot features beats and lyrical heat blasting from two different stages, not to mention plenty of food trucks and games around the festival grounds.
This tribute show starring the engaging duo Ashley Monique Menard and Jessica Stark will call up every emotion you could want from Adele's music -- whether you're aching ("Someone Like You"), angry ("Rolling in the Deep") or feeling feisty ("Rumor Has It"). Their powerful voices will fill New York nightclub Cafe Wha? with chart-toppers from Adele's award-winning albums 19, 21 and her latest mega-hit 25.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with a side of inspirational gospel music with your waffles and eggs. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James, from the original House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, this show will lift your spirits as seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir, perform live Motown-style music. You might also be inspired by the buffet brunch included with your ticket, which features shrimp cocktail, BBQ spare ribs, lasagna, Southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, hash brown, waffles and more.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)
She's known as The Queen of Soul and Lady Soul, among other terms of endearment, and those names were rightfully earned with hits like "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Think," "Chain of Fools" and more. Aretha Franklin has a career that stretches back to the 1960s, and through the decades put a total of 112 singles on the hit charts, with her name appearing on the Billboard charts more often than any other female artist in history. Now you can see and hear her story told by talented performers in this musical biopic at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Atlanta.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Danielle Nicole Formerly of Trampled Under Foot)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mojo Cannon)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (KALIMBA: Musical Tribute to the Music of Earth,Wind & Fire )Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Hank Shreve Band)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Rose City Kings)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sister Mercy and Seattle's own CD Woodbury Band)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Jones)
The East-L.A.-bred Los Lobos are three-time Grammy winners who play a rootsy and soulful brand of rock 'n' roll influenced by Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B and traditional Mexican songs. They first topped the charts in 1987 with their cover of "La Bamba," and Rolling Stone named their 1984 release How Will the Wolf Survive? one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. They'll headline Earle Fest 2017 at the SOMO Events Center, alongside The California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt and more. The 10th anniversary of this festival also features food trucks, artists and local vendors.
Jewish composers and Broadway musicals go together like pastrami and rye. Celebrate this always-delicious combo with Hershey Felder, the acclaimed star of hit one-man shows on Gershwin, Berlin and Bernstein, as he leads this sing-along at New York's Streicker Center. He'll put your pipes through their paces as you join him in sure-to-be spirited renditions of great tunes from shows like Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, South Pacific, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Porgy & Bess and more.
See vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." Eigenberg, an accomplished jazz singer and composer, is equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Moriera, a Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Enjoy this exciting evening of music at Club Groove in New York City.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:15pm
Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those baggy JNCOs and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. Saved by the '90's originated in New York, but now have local bands carrying the '90s music flag in 20 cities across the country, including Los Angeles for this show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. The party band revives your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, Nirvana or the Backstreet Boys. This time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era with the best of the boy bands, head-banging to some grunge gems or raising the roof with the flyest hip-hop tracks -- flannel shirts, Boy Meets World and all.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
An enticing lineup of musicians, an intimate atmosphere and a premium selection of beer, wine and small plates add up to the perfect place to see some jazz in the heart of Silicon Valley. Café Pink House has all these elements in spades, not to mention two stages across which local and national jazz and blues artists play four nights a week. Enjoy some of the sweetest grooves in Saratoga, along with a selection of desserts for purchase at this inviting neighborhood club.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pm (Shanna Carlson)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Kiyoe Wakabayashi)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Michael Carter's Vintage Noise)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Sandra Marlowe Group)
You might say that Pavel Sporcl is very much like the carbon fiber-infused blue violin he commissioned from violin maker Jan B. Spidlen: He manages to be traditional and yet highly modern at the same time. The Czech violinist's talent, passion and unorthodox approach to classical music have made him the most sought-after musician by both purists and young trailblazers alike. He specializes in the music of Dvorak, Paganini and Bach, and recently added a CD of all of Bach's Suites and Partitas to his more than 20 already released discs. He's enjoying immense critical acclaim, and now you can experience his talent live in the intimate setting of Point Loma Assembly as he performs a program of Bach and Paganini.
Joe's Bar is known for its country-music bona fides, with concerts by Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and others, but this warehouse-style venue has also hosted the likes of Salt N Pepa, Run DMC, Rick Springfield, Good Charlotte, Joan Jett and Eddie Money. How's that for range? In addition to national touring artists, you can find local Chicago favorites playing everything from rock to hip-hop to acoustic country, not to mention tribute acts and party bands like the famed Yacht Rock Review. Cap it all off with a full bar and excellent sound system, and you've got one heck of a music venue.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 10:30pm (The Hair Band Night)Friday October 20, 2017 / 10:00pm (The Boy Band Night)
Pianist Claire Huangci joins the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra for a stunning performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, one the composer's most popular and enduring pieces. Huangci is a remarkable talent, beginning as young prodigy and winning first prize at Chopin competitions in 2009 and 2010. The symphonic highlight of the evening is Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, a monumental work that received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour following its 1937 premiere in Leningrad. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs works of the Russian masters at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.
Everyone loves a block party, but it's not every day that Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, Tha Dogg Pound, 2 Live Crew and Digital Underground throw down at your neighborhood cookout. Get your hip-hop fix at the Arizona Old School Block Party Festival, where you'll see these acts and more throwback classics during this outdoor concert. Enjoy snacks and drinks from vendors, plenty of merch tables to stock up on new threads and sets from 2nd II None, Trinere, Mary Jane Girls, Baby Bash, Newcleus and several more old school groups. It all goes down at the Rawhide Western Town in Chandler.
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Newman's many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Catch him in concert at Glenside's Keswick Theatre, where Newman will delve into classic tunes -- from "Short People" to "You've Got a Friend in Me" -- plus, material from his new album Dark Matter.
One of the most influential figures in new flamenco music, Canadian guitarist-composer Jesse Cook fuses flamenco with rumba, jazz and countless other forms of world music to create his unique sound. A Juno Award winner and three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, Cook has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. His music has been featured at the Olympics and on popular TV shows, such as Sex and the City. He's opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, and has performed on The Tonight Show and on PBS in his own concert special, Jesse Cook, Live in Concert. Hear his eclectic instrumentals when he takes the stage at the Concert Hall in New York.
Steel Beam Theatre presents this original musical show that takes you on a journey through the major Broadway hits -- and near misses -- that make up the American showtune canon. From the era of Ziegfeld to the big blockbuster musicals of today, this show will get your toes tapping and your heart singing. If you're a fan of musical theater, you won't want to miss this cabaret-style night of entertainment.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pm
The best local bands rock the boat all summer long with reggae, '80s music, pop, surf rock and more aboard this weekly sunset cruise around beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Get ready to party as soon as you set foot on this smooth-sailing vessel with a complimentary glass of Dana Pride Punch, and enjoy a cash bar with wine, beer (domestic and imported), mixed drinks and snacks throughout this 90-minute boat ride. With both upper deck and inside galley seating, you're sure to find the perfect spot to spend a cool summer evening on the water, listening to some great music.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
Revered as "the best Beatles show in the world" by the Los Angeles Times, Emmy-winning group The Fab Four is the ultimate Beatles tribute act. With a stunning stage show that spans the brief but timeless career of The Beatles (including three costume changes to signify different eras), this uncanny reenactment has been performed the world over. Delivering one note-for-note song rendition after the next -- including classics like "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "Penny Lane," "A Day in the Life," "Here Comes the Sun," "Hey Jude" and many more -- The Fab Four have so perfected their performance that you may just forget you aren't actually watching the real thing. See the Fab Four at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer member Carl Palmer could easily be considered the ultimate drummer's drummer, who harnesses the ability to play complex double bass rhythms while removing his shirt at the same time -- the ultimate sign of a true rockstar. Not only did he help this progressive rock team thrive in the '60s, he's also backed legendary English bands like Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Asia. Although they disbanded in 1980, Palmer continues the legacy of ELP with a new band that plays all of the hits, from "Pictures at an Exhibition" to "Lucky Man" and "Tarkus."
Take a fantastical trip to '60s-era Rome via this bacchanalian stage extravaganza featuring an intoxicating Italo-inspired mix of music, dance, comedy, striptease and more. With designs from the classic costume epics and the mod Fellini days flowing freely together, the music and dance styles of Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome also run the gamut from classical to jazz and ballet to belly dance, with a healthy serving of go-go added to the heady mix as well. Burlesque superstars Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann star in the latest edition of the show, commissioned especially by the Triple Door.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30pm
Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne -- included as part of your ticket -- while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:15pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:15pm
Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Carvo, who appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off, performs some of Winehouse's biggest hits. The Band will also play some of their favorites, with their own twist. Experience The Unforgettable Songs of Amy Winehouse at Groove in New York City.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pm
Oregon Ballet Theatre invites you to enter a world of love and secrets, passionate American jazz, and heart-stopping dance this fall. This steamy double bill is the result of another exciting collaboration among OBT Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte, Concert Pianist Thomas Lauderdale, and Portland's own "little orchestra," Pink Martini. The show begins with a world premiere set to George Gershwin's brilliant Rhapsody in Blue. Together, Fonte and Lauderdale reconstruct Gershwin's pulsating score to produce an arrangement that promises to enthrall. Next on the bill is the highly anticipated reprise of 2014 audience favorite Never Stop Falling (in Love). The 40-minute work, set to your favorite songs performed live on stage by China Forbes and Pink Martini, carves a theatrical arc of seduction, playful flirtation, mystery and heartache. Be part of the passion when this show dances onto the stage of Keller Auditorium.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world -- and they've even got the Grammy Awards to prove it, scoring numerous wins in everything from Best Orchestral Performance to Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance. Annually performing more than 150 concerts across the globe, this acclaimed ensemble makes an unprecedented appearance in San Diego. Presented by La Jolla Music Society, this one-night-only concert at Jacobs Music Center's Copely Symphony Hall will feature clarinetist Stephen Williamson, as well as an exciting program that includes works by Schubert, Mozart and Schumann. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see the artistry of CSO live.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Prelude at 7:00pm)
Join award-winning songwriter Glitter Rose ("American Girl"), musician and actor Sean McNabb (Tacoma on Sons of Anarchy) and more as they bring a whole lotta country fun to Pasadena's The Rose with Country Girls Shake It. Dance the night away to your favorite country tunes, try to beat your best time on the mechanical bull, and sing along to Hot Country's live renditions of hits by Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert, along with faves by Brooks and Dunn, Shania Twain and Johnny Cash. Whether you're down for a line dance to "Boot Scootin' Boogie" or ready to shake it to "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," this fun night at The Rose is a great way to get your country fix.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
R&B songbird Vivian Green was raised on a steady diet of Motown classics and turned that into a successful career while still a teenager, writing a hit for Boyz II Men ("Dear God") and touring as a backup singer for Jill Scott. As a solo artist, she's gone on to earn rave reviews from critics for her rich vocal blend of jazz and soul, which helped her sell more than a million albums. Now, Green heats up the stage at B.B. King's in New York with a concert filled with groove-intensive tracks from her 2017 album VGVI, including the singles "I Don't Know" and "Promise." But she'll no doubt perform some of her big hits, too, like "Get Right Back to My Baby," "Gotta Go Gotta Leave" and "Emotional Roller Coaster."
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
A world-class collection of singers, vocal ensembles, chamber musicians, flautists and organists are set to appear this year as part of the acclaimed concert series at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta. With the beauty of the setting, the acoustics of the church, and one of the country's best organs, drawing top-notch artists hasn't been a problem. In fact, the Kenan Memorial Organ, named after longtime Atlanta parishioner and philanthropist James G. Kenan, boasts 87 ranks of pipes, more than 5,000 total, and began making beautiful music in 2003.
Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dexter Kennedy, Organist)Sunday December 17, 2017 / 3:00pm (Coro Vocati, Vocal Ensemble's Holiday Concert)Sunday February 4, 2018 / 3:00pm (Cain-Oscar Bergeron, Flutist)Sunday March 11, 2018 / 3:00pm (John Tibbetts, Baritone)Wednesday June 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (Peggy Haas Howells, Organist)
All those HOT 105 jams that have you "car seat clubbing" your way through traffic? Get ready to experience them live. The station's annual R&B Groove concert is winding its way into Miramar Regional Park with new jack swing trailblazers GUY featuring Teddy "Jam, Oh Jam" Riley, plus Monica, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and Next. Non-stop '90s classics are on-deck -- from "Angel of Mine" to "Let's Chill" and "Where the Party At" to "Pony." By the end of the night, you'll have heard a soundtrack to pretty much every house party, heartbreak and hook-up you can remember.
A spectacular feast for the senses featuring live music, burlesque, cabaret and film, This Is Halloween is a wild ride inspired by the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas. Featuring movie characters Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and many more being portrayed by the theatrical tricksters at Can Can Presents, this amazing production is choreographed by Fae Phalen. Don't miss the magic, mystery and madness of This Is Halloween at Seattle's The Triple Door.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 10:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pm
Howl at the Moon brings together a live concert and a full bar so you can party the night away as musicians jam out their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails will keep your energy up at this non-stop party that rocks the Rockies and keeps downtown Denver dancing all night long.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00amFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm-2:00am
Known as "the world's greatest bar band," George Thorogood and his group The Destroyers have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, with classic rock hits like "Bad to the Bone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Who Do You Love," "Move It On Over" and "I Drink Alone." These boogie-blues-rock specialists have been criss-crossing the country with their wild live shows for more than 40 years, and now they're bringing their latest, the Rock Party Tour, to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Thorogood, meanwhile, has just released his first-ever solo album, Party of One, featuring his signature slide guitar-work on a collection of covers. But he's not about to leave the band, who're adding on to their total of more than 8,000 live shows.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight top-five singles in the early '80s. Hitchcock's remarkable tenor and Russell's simple yet sumptuous songwriting have made songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary music stations. This concert at The Rose in Pasadena gives you the chance to relive those huge hits, as well as hear the Australian popsters' newer songs.
Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment with Top Shelf's top-notch R&B and soul tribute show. They'll take you on an interactive musical journey from the early doo-wop days, through the classic sounds of Motown, pop and soul jukebox hits. From Stevie and Michael to Prince and Bruno Mars, from Billie Holiday to Aretha, the narrated concert showcases hard-hitting, faithful renditions of your favorite songs. The first set features a fully staged choreographed production, while the second will have everyone out on the dance floor! Whether you come for the show, the dancing or the optional three-course meal, Top Shelf won't let you down at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dinner at 7:00pm)
Acclaimed for his raps in both English and Spanish, MC Magic is known for R&B-heavy songs that have been referred to as "Latino hip hop ballads." Now, you can see this Phoenix-based MC when he headlines this show at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles. The show will also feature Baby Bash, who took the airwaves by storm with his smash hit "Cyclone," featuring T-Pain. Baby Bash has also collaborated with a wide range of stars, including E-40, Too Short, Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson. Mexican-American rapper Lil Rob will open the show.
Maestro Riccardo Muti, travels west with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a concert that kicks off with the theme to The Lone Ranger, otherwise known as Rossini's William Tell overture. This CSO performance at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall also features the West Coast premiere of All These Lighted Things by composer-in-residence Elizabeth Ogonek, and comes to a thrilling conclusion with Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, subtitled "Romantic," that famously opens with the sounds of daybreak and is said to have been inspired by Wagner's grand operas.
Go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to San Diego's beautiful Civita Park, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your blanket or lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (500 Days of Summer -- Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Howl at the Moon brings together a live concert, a full bar and a dance floor so you can party the night away as musicians jam out with their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that classic rock song that brings back memories, the hip-hop tune you find yourself singing along to or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon refreshes each tune with a new shot of energy that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets (we're talking 86 ounces!) of sugar-fueled cocktails will keep your energy up at this non-stop party that rocks Houston and keeps you dancing all night long.
The Atlanta-based Avery Sunshine was a sought-after pianist and choral director for artists like Tyler Perry, Jennifer Holliday and Michael Buble before she stepped out front and commanded the spotlight with her gorgeous gospel-tinged soul and R&B vocals. She's recorded two well-received albums, including 2014's The SunRoom, and she's toured with the likes of Ledisi, as well as sharing the stage with Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King, among others. Don't miss her at Harlow's in Sacramento.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Hear the music of Oingo Boingo live in concert when Johnny Vatos' Oingo Boingo Dance Party, a band featuring multiple members of the classic Southern California band, comes to the Rose in Pasadena. The ten-piece band features Johnny Vatos, Oingo Boingo's drummer for 17 years, as well as the band's founding saxophonist, Sam "Sluggo" Phipps, and keyboardist Carl Graves. And don't forget Doug Legacy, a long-time Oingo Boingo studio and touring keyboardist who later formed the band Doug & The Mystics with several of Oingo Boingo's members. This high-energy live show includes "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day," "Little Girls," "Stay," "Only A Lad" and more of the quirky, unforgettable hits that Boingo fans know and love.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Smoke: The Cabaret is a musical exploration of the mysteries of love. This one-woman show, a sensual tale of infidelity and passion, stars vocalist Lori Rivera, who was a member of Grammy-nominated group The Bobs. Smoke: The Cabaret features a dozen original jazz tunes, cabaret songs and comic ballads by Joe Ortiz. Experience this tale of two women -- sweet Celeste, a dangerously open-hearted innocent in search of Mr. Right, and sophisticated Francesca, a worldly master of erotic strategy -- at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:30pm
The legendary R&B group Ready for the World returns to the Bary Area for an intimate concert at the Bal Theatre in San Leandro, where they'll perform sultry hits like "Oh Sheila", "Let Me Love You Down" and many more. The show opens with R&B sensation Dyson, who will rock the stage with hits from his upcoming record, as well as classic soul hits.
A celebration of the richly entertaining and distinctive world of Stephen Sondheim, this program follows the romantic liaisons of several couples as they navigate the complexities of the human condition. During their journey, old flames reignite, kindred spirits struggle to bottle their passions and youthful strangers experience the joys of newfound love. This is your opportunity to hear the next generation of operatic talent at Chapman University's Salmon Recital Hall.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm
Hailing from the Hawaiian isle of O'ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii's cultural ambassadors to the world. He's recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine, and was honored by his peers in Hawaii with the Ki Ho'alu (Slack Key) Foundation Legacy Award. His music is featured on the soundtrack for the George Clooney film The Descendants. His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, economic, interpersonal, sensual and universal -- and often through the lens of humor and a piercing wit. Vocalist Estrella lends her voice for this evening that will have you feeling the Pacific island breezes from your seat at Portland's Alberta Rose Theatre.
The world's best tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ Live, recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and "Beat It," the spot-on show brings all of the Gloved One's staples to life. He even dips into the Jackson 5 era with favorites like "ABC" and "I Want You Back." Including dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ Live dancers, this show is a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm
R&B-dance legends The Whispers have been delivering dance-ready hits for nearly 50 years. Formed in Los Angeles, The Whispers were chart-toppers in the '70s and '80s with singles like "Rock Steady," "And the Beat Goes On," "Can You Do the Boogie," "Out of the Box" and more. Combining R&B, boogie, dance, soul, funk, disco and synthpop underneath their vocal harmonies, The Whispers create a unique, high-energy sound. Now they'll take the stage of B.B. King Blues Club for an electric concert filled with the songs you know and love, performed with the group's signature smoothness and flair.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pm (Door Open at 6:00pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
Grammy-winning reggae fusion star Shaggy and reality TV star Tara Wallace (Love & Hip Hop: New York) host the IED Awards, featuring a lineup of talented guests, at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Honoring great entertainers who give back to the community, the Image Entertainment Distinction Awards returns for its fifth year with appearances by reggae legend Maxi Priest, smooth-as-silk singer and longtime Bob Marley collaborator Marcia Griffiths ("Electric Boogie"), chart-topping R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan ("Do Me, Baby") and more.
If you weren't in the audience the last time Andrea McArdle performed at 54 Below, now's your chance to see what all the buzz was about. McArdle first soared to international fame as the original star of Broadway's Annie in 1977 at the age of 12, a performance for which she received a Tony nomination. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in such shows as Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast and State Fair, in addition to her many concerts, recordings and film and television roles. In her all-new show Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theater's greatest roles -- the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. In the process she showcases the dynamic melodies of such Broadway musical masters as Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more.
Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:15pm)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:15pm)Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:15pm)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:15pm)
Bringing her acclaimed Fringe show back to life in St. Paul, local cabaret singer Melody Mendis channels Barbra Streisand in an intimate space with spot-on vocal and visual impersonation. Filled with timeless musical numbers and great stories, this revival is a can't-miss for fans of the EGOT diva. When Mendis takes the stage at Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar, you'll hear "like buttah" covers of some of Streisand's biggest hits.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pm
Feinstein's/54 Below presents music by Broadway's most talented emerging and established composers as part of their Songwriters in Concert cabaret series. An all-star cast of Broadway's best belters will be on hand for these evenings of new tunes and classic standards, with a different composer highlighted at each show. Ticket options include adding dinner, so you can make an evening of it.
Monday October 16, 2017 / 9:30pm (The Songs of Michael Radi)
Brian Wilson, who wrote some of the greatest tunes in American pop music as a founding member of The Beach Boys, performs Pet Sounds in its entirety -- as well as other career-spanning hits -- live at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago. From his early songs about cars and surfing to the 1966 masterpiece LP Pet Sounds and beyond, Wilson's "teenage symphonies to God" broke new ground in rock music, combining elaborate vocal harmonies with unconventional instrumentation. He's been productive in recent years, reuniting with The Beach Boys for a 50th anniversary tour and releasing his 11th solo studio album, 2015's No Pier Pressure. This concert also features special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
The Original NYC Dueling Pianos is ready to rock your weekend at Bar Nine in Hell's Kitchen. This show brings a party atmosphere to a concert-style performance with tons of audience interaction, and stars The Flying Ivories -- two highly-skilled musicians that always have a blast on stage together. The audience determines the set list for the night, requesting their favorite songs. Whatever your personal picks, you can expect to hear classics from piano giants like Billy Joel and Elton John as well as popular sing-along tunes (like "Sweet Caroline") and rock standards. But even if you have more obscure tastes, the guys will do their best to throw in something for everyone and play whatever audiences want to hear from oldies to the top of the charts and everything in between.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pm
Praised as a "dancehall pioneer" by The Washington Post, Kingston-born "queen of reggae" Sister Nancy has been challenging sexist ideas about women DJs for over three decades. Her most famous song, "Bam Bam," has been sampled in 73 songs, most notably in Kayne West's controversial "Famous." Now you can see Sister Nancy, known for her expressive performances and culturally conscious lyrics, when she performs live in the Los Angeles area at Carson's SOL Venue.
Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch comes to Feinstein's /54 Below with a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. Weaving tales of his childhood and adolescence through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the '60s, Charles will be singing a great songbook from Broadway to pop including Burt Bacharach, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and more. He will be appearing with his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson in a hilarious and poignant evening of music and storytelling.
Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm
Gregg Allman may have passed in the spring, but his spirit lives on with the Laid Back Festival that he founded. Close out your summer in style when food, beverages, music and more come together at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. The music lineup features many of Allman's friends, like Jackson Browne, who's written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, raw emotion and personal politics. He came to prominence in the 1970s, gaining fans with such iconic songs as "These Days," "The Pretender," "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes" and "Take It Easy." British rock icon Steve Winwood possesses one of the most captivating voices in popular music, as front man for such legendary bands as Traffic and as a solo artist with a string of hits. His '80s era chart-toppers include memorable classics like "Higher Love," "Roll With It," "While You See a Chance" and "Back in the High Life Again." These heavy hitters are joined by Peter Wolf, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Garland Jeffreys and Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band. The one-day event also celebrates New York's diverse food and drink, and a plethora of restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries and other artisans will be on hand for your dining and drinking pleasure.
Channeling the Velvet Underground and the Everly Brothers, then adding a healthy layer of fuzz, Danish duo the Raveonettes know how to put on one rocking live show. They'll be headlining the 10th Annual Desert Stars Festival at Pappy & Harriet's, a three-day party with more than 30 bands on three stages. Also on the bill at one of California's most revered venues are Psychic TV, Tess Parks, Mild High Club, Entrance, Ryley Walker, Tijuana Panthers, Thunderpussy and Kolars. Grab your tickets and hang out among the Joshua trees in Pioneertown.
Three-Day Weekend Pass: September 22, 23 & 24, 2017Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pm - 1:30amSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm - Midnight
Keith David is famous for acting in films like Platoon, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Armageddon, Men at Work and They Live, but he can also sing, and you'll appreciate his pipes when he takes you on a swinging journey through the life and music of Nat King Cole. With charming songs like "Unforgettable," "Mona Lisa" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" Cole knew just how to croon and wheel true romance into an evening. Experience his legacy through song and story when David takes the stage at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
For vocalist Akua Allrich, jazz is more than just a genre of music -- it's in her blood. Her father Agyei Akoto was a founding member of the jazz group Nation, and his collection of jazz albums was so robust that Allrich didn't buy her first album until she was a sophomore in college. Now she's embarked on her own career as a jazz vocalist, lending her voice to three solo albums -- A Peace of Mine, Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live! and 2015's Soul Singer -- that have garnered international acclaim. In this concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., Allrich leads a sizzling hot band in a tribute to the music of jazz legends Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba.
Thinking of traditional Celtic music, you probably envision loud bagpipes and wild mandolins, right? Ten Strings and a Goat Skin erases all your preconceived notions of traditional Irish music and modernizes it to something entirely folk-friendly and infectious. Retaining original Celtic sounds, the trio adds in their own blend of Irish, Acadian, and French language with modern and world rhythms, making for a high-energy, fiery sound. Hailed by The Guardian as a "seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse," the gang lights up the stage, along with a special guest, at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.
Prince and Michael Jackson were two of the most prolific and talented musicians of our time, and they were both taken from us far too young. Fortunately, their music will live on forever, and you can hear songs from the repertoires of both icons in one night when the Harlem Gospel Choir comes to B.B. King Blues Club in New York City with a double tribute. Blues, soul and rock and roll all have origins in black gospel music, and the Harlem Gospel Choir blends the history of gospel with the pop sounds of today. From "Purple Rain" to "Billie Jean" and beyond, you'll hear all your favorite hits during this concert tribute from the most renowned gospel choir in America.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Sherie Rae Parker brings her incomparable tribute to Bette Midler to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson. In Bette & Her Divine Divas, you'll see Parker joined by Roz Thomas standing in as the legendary Diana Ross, plus Stacey Whitton as Shania. Together, they'll create a magical night of music, including unforgettable hits like "Baby Love,""Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "The Rose."
With more than 100 speciality martinis to choose from, an array of delicious food, and top live acts from L.A., New York and beyond, Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage is the ultimate supper club experience. On any given night, you'll enjoy entertainment ranging from jazz to pop to American standards, and even acts like an expert Dame Edna impersonator, comedians like Alec Mapa, movie and Broadway stars like Molly Ringwald and country musicians like Ty Herndon. Sit back and relax over a martini and treat yourself to a meal or a snack while you bask in the sounds of live music, comedy and more. Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage offers a hip, eclectic dining and entertainment experience in an upscale yet decidedly unstuffy environment.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Alexis Michelle in It Takes A Woman)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jake Simpson in The Standard)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Female Songwriters)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Female Songwriters)Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 8:00pm (Miss Richfield 1981 in 2020 Vision)Thursday October 12, 2017 / 8:00pm (Miss Richfield 1981 in 2020 Vision)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (Simply Barbra starring Steven Brinberg)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 8:00pm (Anthony Federov: CD Release Party!)
A sleek natural-wood autoharp resembling something one might purchase at Ikea, the kantele is the Finnish national instrument, and Kardemimmit is the Finnish quartet who've turned its mastery into modern Scandinavian music with a folk-roots feel. Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius all hail from Espoo, the second largest city in Finland, and as an ensemble, they produce haunting traditional harmonies to go along with the singular sound of their strings. They'll perform as part of the Global Roots series at The Cedar in Minneapolis, with openers The Lacewings, a local acoustic folk duo.
Goldie Malone's Speakeasy Cabaret is a two-part musical performance that will transport you back to a time when Hollywood was in its heyday, a tinsel-filled town of glitz and glamour. Picture young dames arriving in droves in hopes of catching that big break and seeing their name up in lights. This cabaret performance at Downtown L.A.'s Globe Theatre gives you a glimpse into the mind and imagination of one of those starry-eyed women ... a new arrival who has her sights set on fame.
Bob Baldwin began began learning to play piano from his father at age 4. His musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder and the late greats Joe Sample, Miles Davis and George Duke. In 1986, he formed The Bob Baldwin/Al Orlo Project, performing at the legendary club the Bottom Line in New York City as the opening act for Tom Browne of "Funkin' for Jamaica" fame, which led to his first production effort with the trumpeter on one of the first-ever gospel-jazz offerings, No Longer I. Don't miss Baldwin's show when he takes the stage at Suite Food Lounge in Atlanta.
The fast-fingered Stanley Clarke -- jazz bassist, composer and producer -- brings his band of exciting young musicians to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica just before heading off on a European tour and just after playing the Detroit Jazz Festival. Equally virtuosic on electric and acoustic versions of his instrument, Clarke's a long-time innovator who's composed for film and TV and won tons of awards, including four Grammys and Rolling Stone's very first Jazzman of the Year. Plus, he's jammed in bands or on records with just about everybody, from Chick Corea, Ronnie Wood and Stewart Copeland to Esperanza Spalding, Michael Jackson and Beck, and way beyond.
"A live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm" (The New York Times), Tony Danza brings his acclaimed cabaret show to the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Though he's probably best known for his starring roles on beloved sitcoms Taxi and Who's the Boss?, Danza's an established song-and-dance man who's starred on Broadway in musicals like Honeymoon in Vegas and The Producers, and on TV recently in Broad City and Netflix's upcoming The Good Cop.Standards & Stories finds him sharing some personal anecdotes and performing a selection of favorites from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by his four-piece band.
Come out and groove to the music of Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and TV star Ivy Queen, as she takes the stage at Giggles nightclub in Glendale for an evening of top hits. Since '03, she's released gold and platinum-selling albums Diva, Flashback and Sentimiento, not to mention the Grammy-nominated Musa. Top singles include "In the Zone" and "La Vida es Asi," and you'll no doubt hear tunes from her 2017 disc The Queen Is Here.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 10:00pm)
This smooth-jazz fest gets things grooving with acclaimed guitarist-vocalist Nick Colionne, the contemporary urban jazz star whose signature sound adds R&B, funk, soul and blues to the mix. He's topped the Billboard Jazz charts with singles like "High Flyin'" and "Got to Keep Moving," and released nine albums, including 2016's well-reviewed The Journey. Also on the bill for this outdoor concert at the Weber Point Events Center are the all-female ensemble Jazz in Pink and bass guitar star Julian Vaughn, plus artists like Jeff Toboloff, Sonny Fairley and Sweet Tea.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker and Whitney Houston its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Groove.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Fast on their way to becoming true Las Vegas legends, Human Nature come out singing at The Venetian. Mixing pop classics with doo-wop, Motown, soul standards and more, Australia's top pop vocal quartet blends retro cool with contemporary sounds with a playlist of the groups' musical influences and the greatest vocal hits of all time. Brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen have spent more than 20 years together perfecting their performances. Not only have they released 23 best-selling albums, but they've also starred in their own popular PBS special, and appeared on Oprah, Dancing with the Stars and more. Hear everything from "Under the Boardwalk" to "Uptown Funk" at Sands Showroom at The Venetian.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm
Beethoven called it "too wild and terrible." The mysterious circumstances surrounding its frenzied composition are legendary. Portland Baroque Orchestra presents Mozart's Requiem at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. As the story goes, Mozart was commissioned to write this haunting piece by an Austrian nobleman. With his health declining, Mozart raced to finish the work, coming to believe he was composing a requiem for himself. Ultimately, he died before he was able to complete it, but the score he left captures Mozart at the height of his creative and dramatic powers, pouring all of his knowledge and expertise into the work. Timpani, strings, brass, chorus, soloists -- all are brought to bear on the Latin text's plea for peace and eternal rest. Two more Mozart compositions round out the program. Monica Huggett directs the orchestra and guests Cappella Romana and the Trinity Chamber Singers.
The San Francisco Chronicle called rising star conductor Krzysztof Urbanski "gorgeously expressive" when he debuted with the San Francisco Symphony last season. Now Urbanski returns for a dramatic program featuring Augustin Hadelich on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. The concert will open with Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and will close with Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony. Composed after the death of Stalin, when Shostakovich could write without fear of reprisal, the piece is widely considered his greatest work -- and one of the 20th century's most powerful symphonies. It's a harrowing and exhilarating work full of tragedy, terror and ultimately triumph. Don't miss this stirring performance at Davies Symphony Hall.
Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute is set to cast a special spell courtesy of the In Series at the Scottish Rite Temple in Washington, D.C. In a new English adaptation by Nick Olcott, this adventure-filled story begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. This audience-friendly opera's got it all, from comedy to coming-of-age to Mozart's timeless music.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:30pm
Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen -- a moving memorial concert to her longtime friend and collaborator Leonard Cohen. Batalla got her start in the music industry as a backup vocalist for Cohen on his albums I'm Your Man and The Future, leading her to a successful music career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen's death in 2016. In this concert, Batalla pays tribute to her old friend and collaborator with an evening of covers and revivals of some of Cohen's most treasured works.
Counting Crows and Rob Thomas had a ton of success touring with each other last summer, and now Thomas is getting his band back together for another sizzling hot double bill. Led by the multi Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Matchbox Twenty rose to international fame with their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, which spawned a number of Top 40 smashes, including "Push," "3 A.M.," "Real World," and "Back 2 Good." Their most recent release, North, debuted at No. 1 and included the hit singles "She's So Mean" and "Overjoyed." Counting Crows rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of their hit "Mr. Jones," highlighted by lead singer Adam Duritz's expressive vocals. The band's addictive melodies have spawned hits like "Round Here," "A Long December" and "Hanginaround," as well as the Oscar-nominated "Accidentally in Love" from Shrek 2. They're also known for reinventing songs and giving new life to covers as part of their legendary live performances. Don't miss the A Brief History of Everything tour when it comes to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
The Festival of Colors, called Holi in India and Nepal, celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Also called the festival of love, it invites participants to forgive mistakes, laugh and play together. Witness interactive dance performances, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, delicious cuisine and lots of love. Get a shot of springtime from kirtan singers J Brave and Johanna Beekman, mantra DJ Srikala, and dancer Malini, plus yoga instructors. Beautiful and environmentally-friendly colors are available for purchase, so you and your friends can celebrate spring while dousing each other in vibrant colors at Sacramento's Southside Park.
The Wade Ford Concert series gives back to the community and loyal customers with the annual Wade Ford Summer Concert Series in Mableton. This concert at the Marble House Barnes Amphitheatre features jazz and soul trombonist Jeff Bradshaw.
Amy Winehouse's signature brand of soulful retro R&B made the cat-eyed British songstress a musical legend long before her tragic death in 2011. Now, Mia Karter and her band The Hits go "Back to Black" at The Mint in L.A., where she'll belt out the smash singles and the lesser known gems, from "Love is a Losing Game" to "Rehab" to "Valerie" and beyond, backed by a nine-piece veteran ensemble. Karter's loving tribute captures all the sultry swagger of the original from her throwback look to her powerful pipes.
The Historic Everett Theatre may be over 100 years old, but it still stands as a lively home for all different types of entertainment. Voted "The Best Venue" by the Seattle A-List, this historic community gem hosts a diverse range of events, including classic and contemporary plays, stand-up comedy acts, movie nights, ghost hunting and tribute band concerts. First built in 1901, this performance space has been fully remodeled (but still upholds its classic charm), which makes it the perfect place to enjoy the acoustics of any live concert or performance. You can be sure to catch the latest and most exciting programs at this historic theater located in the heart of downtown.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm (Craig Morgan American Stories Tour "Operation Finally Home")Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Abbamania)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with Joby Rogers)
With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King, Lesley Gore, Dionne Warwick, Jeannie C. Riley and more, Carole J. Bufford celebrates the songstresses of the 1960s in her tribute/revue show, You Don't Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s. Putting her own inimitable spin on these classics, Bufford will take the stage at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club to delve into and celebrate a time of great change and transition in America and across the pond. The musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold and daring women planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.
Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment at Leila By the Bay Restaurant in Hercules with Top Shelf's Monday Night Motown n' More dinner show. While dining, enjoy the classic sounds of Motown, Staxx and Atlantic up to the smooth soul favorites of today. The songs of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and other '60-'70s icons will be performed by Top Shelf's band and will feature a variety of dynamic vocalists from the Bay Area and beyond. Tickets do not include food or beverage and a minimum of one dinner entree per person is required.
Monday October 2, 2017 / 6:30pmMonday October 16, 2017 / 6:30pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 6:30pm
A sought-after songwriter with hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and others, country artist Lee Brice stepped into his own spotlight in 2010 with his debut disc, Love Like Crazy, scoring major airplay and award nominations for the title tune. His follow-up, released in 2011, shot to the top of the charts behind the platinum-selling No. 1 single "A Woman Like You." He's also known for smash hits such as "I Don't Dance," "Working Class" and "Hard to Love." He'll bring his latest best-selling single, "Boy," off his much-anticipated self-titled fourth album, to the stage at City National Civic in San Jose.
His "staggering technical prowess, sense of command and depth of expression" wowed The Washington Post. The New York Times declared him a "powerhouse." Now, after becoming the first American to medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (the Olympic Games of classical music) in a quarter century, piano prodigy George Li is hitting the Davies Symphony Hall stage for a concert featuring pano masterworks from some of the world's most beloved composers. This special program includes Haydn's Piano Sonata in B minor, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme by Corelli and two by Liszt: Consolation No. 3 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
Mystery and superstition surround the theme of Mozart's illustrious work, Requiem. Uncompleted at his death, Mozart felt that he was writing this piece for his own untimely demise. After leading a lauded performance of the 2014 All-Beethoven program, Jun Märkl returns to Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct the internationally praised Colorado Symphony in Mozart's immortal work. Strauss' Death and Transfiguration -- a tone poem depicting the death of an artist -- complements Requiem in a program that proves the longevity of brilliance.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC's only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey's boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Hear the hits from two of R&B's best acts ever as LaRita Gaskins pays tribute to Tina Turner and Earth, Wind & Fire. An accomplished R&B singer-songwriter in her own right, Gaskins has shared the stage with greats like Aretha Franklin, Rick James, Patti LaBelle, Debbie Harry and more. For this concert at New York's Cafe Wha?, Gaskins (a D.C. native) will showcase her incredible range and widespread influences as she performs some of R&B's most unforgettable songs.
It's going to be a super-chill night of smooth sounds at the Saban Theatre as a trio of yacht rock favorites take the stage for a night of music that will take you back to the 8-track days. Ambrosia's been cruising along for more than 40 years, reviving hits like "Biggest Part of Me" and playing to appreciative audiences around the globe. Pablo Cruise brings its funky twist on the California coast sound back to the stage with a string of hits like "Love Will Find a Way." And Peter Beckett of Player was the voice of that group's biggest hits, including the powerhouse song "Baby Come Back."
Vocalist Emilie Surtees comes to Groove in New York City for a musical salute to three all-time great musical divas: Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. This sure-to-be-electrifying set will excite any music-lover who's ever been caught belting out songs like "Hot Stuff," "What's Love Got to Do With It" or "I Feel For You." Surtees has a great talent for replicating these great tunes, note for note, while conveying the soul of the singers who originated them. She'll channel these inspirations for a truly captivating evening that honors her idols.
Elvis Presley will always be the King of Rock and Roll, but over the course of his reign he showed many different sides to his loyal, loving subjects. In Double Trouble, two iconic Elvises take to the stage to perform signature songs from pivotal points in the pioneering singer's career. First, acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter portrays the black-suited Elvis from his smash-hit televised comeback concert in 1968, followed by 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower portraying the jumpsuit-clad Elvis who performed in Las Vegas throughout the 1970s. You can't help falling in love with this soulful, hip-shaking duo at the Downey Civic Theatre.
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen matches the original band's vocal layering and studio precision with the elaborate lighting, special effects and costumes to create an uncanny live concert experience for even the biggest Queen fan. Lead singer Joseph Russo, who channels Freddie Mercury, is also a Broadway veteran whose powerful voice has earned him stage and musical success around the world. Almost Queen band members have toured internationally with groups such as Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider and others. From "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" to "We Will Rock You," "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Somebody to Love," Almost Queen's repertoire spans all the biggest hits and more.
With her 2017 album On My Side hitting the top spot on the U.S. Christian music charts and spawning the hit single "Throne Room," contemporary Christian artist Kim Walker-Smith is better positioned than ever to spread the faith, and she'll do just that at this night of worship at Anaheim's City National Grove. Walker-Smith, now embarking on a solo career after a long and successful collaboration with the band Jesus Culture, is one of the most passionate voices of the current youth revival, and she'll join with L.A.'s own Urban Rescue to perform at this sure-to-be inspiring concert event.
From Stevie Wonder to Aretha Franklin, the Supremes to the Four Tops, Wilson Pickett to Martha and the Vandellas, you'll hear it all when the Motowners take the stage at Boca Black Box. Featuring powerful vocalists and a tight rhythm section, the Motowners perform all your favorite soul and blues classics with style. Revisit one of the most wonderful eras in music at this lively concert in Boca Raton.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
After 45 years of performing, 23 studio albums and a Grammy (for the immortal "Don't Leave Me This Way"), Thelma Houston now brings debuts her latest project: My Motown, her solo show, to Los Angeles's Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. At a time when pop "stars" are barely into their teens, it's a pleasant shock to recall that Houston had graduated high school, gotten married, had two children and was divorced and working in healthcare when she got her first big break. Now she relives the entire journey -- from her gospel recordings for Capital Records, her debut album Sunshower and her wild ride with Motown Records -- during an incredible evening of music. Houston will share behind-the-scene anecdotes in between renditions of classic Motown hits, including "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "I Second That Emotion", and (of course) "Don't Leave Me This Way."
Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung -- responsible for writing and singing seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits -- now re-creates the supergroup's music live with his own six-piece band at The Rose in Pasadena. Styx had huge success in the '70s, '80s and '90s with classic-rock favorites like "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Babe," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Mr. Roboto," "Grand Illusion" and more, and DeYoung and his distinctive tenor bring them all back, cementing his reputation as one of the most recognizable vocalist-composers in rock.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Long Island rockers Blue Öyster Cult have been writing, recording and performing hard rock for over 40 years, selling more than 24 million records in the process. Some of their biggest hits include the gargantuan rocker "Godzilla," the blazing "Burnin' For You" and their biggest song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which was introduced to a whole new generation of fans by the now-classic Saturday Night Live sketch "More Cowbell." With a live show that hasn't lost any of its impact over the years, it's no wonder Blue Öyster Cult continues to occupy a unique place in rock history as one of very few bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as massive commercial success. Be sure to see them live when they come to The Canyon in L.A.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Danish tribute artists Queen Machine recreates the glam gods' magnificent rock-and-roll showmanship and sky-high vocals at Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach. At this tented outdoor concert, you'll witness front-man Bjarke Baisner embodying Freddy Mercury with every note on classic Queen tracks like "We Are the Champions," "We Will Rock You," "Somebody to Love" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." This European cover band sensation will satisfy your craving for the '70s rock royals.
Bust out your flannel and Chuck Taylor's, because for one night, the House of Blues Chicago is going back to the grunge era for a tribute concert covering Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. Relive the headbanging hits that blew away the synthesizer age with a back-to-basics assault of garage-rock distortion. With hits like "Black Hole Sun," "Jeremy," "Alive," "Rooster," "No Excuses," "Plush," "Creep" and more these bands helped define the "Seattle sound." Now you can experience all your grunge favorites live in concert, again or for the first time.
Creative Cauldron is a-bubblin' and a-brewin' with the latest edition of its Summer Cabaret Series. This year's adventurous lineup as is as diverse as it is distinguished, featuring the very brightest stars of D.C. theater-dom performing the music of (among many, many others) Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, plus their own original music and show tune favorites. A few of the many talented performers slated to appear at the intimate and acoustically pleasing ArtSpace Falls Church include Iyona Blake, Katie McManus, Jamie Eaker, Dani Stoller, Kathy Halenda, Sandy Bainum, Jim Van Slyke and Stephen Gregory Smith. Please see the full description for a schedule with performer lineups.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm ("Moment" with Stephen Gregory Smith)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm ("Moment" with Stephen Gregory Smith)
Singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young burst onto the music scene in 2011, when she won the Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones. She followed up this early success with three celebrated albums -- Too Many Februaries, Little Candy Heart and Recess. In this performance at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago, the Sarah Marie Young Trio pays tribute to one of America's most influential jazz singers: Sarah Vaughan. From Vaughan's early days with The Earl Hines Big Band to her final recordings on Pablo Records, Young will be celebrating the full career of the four-time Grammy Award winner remembered as "The Divine One."
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm
Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa leads the San Francisco Symphony in a program of classic Pursuits of Passion from his country's greatest composers, including Dvorak, Smetana and Janacek. Violinist Piotr Anderszewski will also feature in this concert at Davies Symphony Hall. Considered the father of Czech music, Smetana takes you on a musical journey down the Vlatava River, bringing to life Bohemian forests, castles, ancient ruins, peasant weddings and enchanting river nymphs. Based on a novel by Nikolai Gogol, Janacek's rhapsody Taras Bulba captures an aging warrior and his two sons as wrestle with love, honor and death.
The Angel City Jazz Festival celebrates a decade of cultivating and revitalizing the jazz culture in Los Angeles with a tribute to innovative composer/pianist Thelonius Monk. Monk's influence on the jazz scene is inevitable -- It can be found in practically every musician's compositions thanks to his original, radical ideas of dissonance and angular melodic twists during his start in the 1940s. The second most recorded jazz composer (after Duke Ellington), Monk wrote what are now standard jazz compositions, including "Straight, No Chaser," "Round Midnight" and "In Walked Bud." Presenting at the gorgeous Ford Theatres in Hollywood, the festival kicks off performing "Thelonious Monk's Afro-Cuban Dream," adding the clave to Carmen McRae's "Carmen sings Monk." They'll wrap things up with a DJ twist when DJs Mark de Clive-Lowe, DJ Logic and Deantoni Parks sample and cut Monk's iconic pieces.
The classic sounds of legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughan still have the power to bring a tear to the eye or joy to the soul, decades after the fact. In Jazz Queens, vocalist Emilie Surtees pays homage to these musical powerhouses with a tribute concert that highlights the amazing work of these artists and the excellence of Surtees' voice. Come out to Groove and enjoy an evening of jazz standards that showcase the greatness of these queens and the music they created.
The Festival of Colors, called Holi in India and Nepal, celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Also called the festival of love, it invites participants to forgive mistakes, laugh and play together. Witness interactive dance performances, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, delicious cuisine and lots of love. Get a shot of springtime from kirtan singers J Brave and Johanna Beekman, mantra DJ Srikala, and dancer Malini, plus yoga instructors. Beautiful and environmentally-friendly colors are available for purchase, so you and your friends can celebrate spring while dousing each other in vibrant colors at Santa Cruz's San Lorenzo Park.
You can't talk about the fiery art of flamenco guitar without mentioning the late Paco de Lucía, who pushed flamenco further than the world had ever seen. De Lucía's artistry propelled his unique style of flamenco into genres including classical and jazz. 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón honors that legacy by reassembling the original band that toured with the artist for 10 years, continuing the groundbreaking experience with the Paco de Lucía Project, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco at Berklee Performance Center in Boston and presented by World Music/CRASHarts.
A pair of killer pianists take your requests and play your favorite throwback 1980s hits during this music-filled evening of high-energy, rock 'n' roll keyboard playing. Amazing Dueling Pianos, featuring Scott Doyle and Tim Butterworth, is a crowd-pleasing show, taking place at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, that'll have you singing, dancing and cheering the night away. This talented duo's impressive repertoire and fun, interactive show entertains audiences with rollicking renditions of some of the world's most-loved songs.
Backed by an eight-piece band, '90s R&B hitmaker Tevin Campbell sings his chart-topping smash singles and pays special tribute to Michael Jackson in this live show -- his first West Coast appearance in years. Campbell broke through as a young artist in 1990 on Quincy Jones' Grammy-winning album Back on the Block with the No. 1 R&B single "Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)," and followed that up with a string of successful solo records. He also hit No. 1 on the R&B charts with "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do," "Alone With You," "I'm Ready" and "Can We Talk," and was rewarded with a string of Grammy nods in the '90s. He then went on to star on Broadway as Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray. Don't miss seeing this engaging entertainer perform live.
Spend an evening with country star Billy Ray Cyrus as he performs tracks from his latest album Set the Record Straight, along with hits from his three decade-long career. Cyrus found fame in the early '90s with "Achy Breaky Heart," which led to platinum sales of his debut album Some Gave All and a whopping 15 solo albums since. He's dived into the acting world, having appeared alongside daughter Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, The Spy Next Door and even as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Cyrus has done it all, and now he'll show you what he's got at the Lewis Family Playhouse Theater in Rancho Cucamonga.
Maestro Piotr Gajewski and the National Philharmonic's '17-'18 season gets off to a star-studded start at Strathmore with multi-award-winning violinist Sarah Chang and Santiago Rodriguez, who's been called a "phenomenal pianist" by The New York Times. A true child prodigy, Chang made her musical debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 and has since gone on to record 20 albums and appear at most of the world's great concert halls. In fact, she's the youngest person ever inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame. She's set to perform one of her signature pieces, Bruch's romantic Violin Concerto No. 1. Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor are also on the bill for this Sunday afternoon concert.
With appearances at major concert venues and festivals from coast to coast, this top tribute band re-creates the funk-rock vibe and trademark appearance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with uncanny accuracy and unrivaled energy to produce a blistering live show. The Red Not Chili Peppers are set to play all the original group's hits at Sage Nightclub in Whittier, from the early classics like "Under the Bridge," "My Friends," "Soul to Squeeze" and "Behind the Sun" to '00's "Californication," and "By the Way" and Stadium Arcadium's "Dani California" and "Snow (Hey Oh)."
Metal group FireHouse has been igniting audiences' hearts for more than 25 years. It all started in 1990, when their self-titled debut album lit up the charts, soon to be followed by a string of hit singles including "Reach for the Sky," "All She Wrote" and "I Live My Life for You" throughout the decade, eventually earning the group an American Music Award. With over 7 million worldwide sales since their debut, not to mention an astonishing 16 gold and platinum albums, FireHouse is just as hot today as they were when they got their start 27 years ago. But don't take our word for it -- see for yourself when FireHouse blazes onto the stage at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Their moment to shine has finally arrived. This ongoing salute to Broadway and off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates showcases the talented performers who know their roles inside and out, yet rarely if ever get to step into the spotlight. Scheduled performers for this edition of the popular show are Juwan Alan Crawley (Aladdin), Michael Hartung (Hello Dolly!), Crystal Kellogg (Finding Neverland), Michael Minarik (Matilda The Musical), Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen), Molly Rushing (Anastasia), Gregory Treco (Hamilton), Nik Walker (Hamilton), Elena Wang (Allegiance) and Brit West (The Color Purple). Musical director Eugene Gwozdz provides accompaniment for At This Performance ... on the stage of The Green Room 42 in New York City.
Get ready to party like it's 1976 at Nectar Lounge as one of Seattle's premier cover bands, Hit Explosion, celebrates its 20th anniversary with Disco Inferno, a night of party jams that will leave the place rocking. Don't worry about standing on the wall at this party, as Hit Explosion goes deep into its arsenal of 1970s and '80s hits that are perfect for dancing. Find your inner dancing machine at this epic disco throwdown.
Groove nightclub in New York City celebrates the dynamic and danceable music of the Buena Vista Social Club with this tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba. A red-hot trio of musicians, lead by guitarist-vocalist Francois Wiss, will be playing. He'll be joined by Damian Quinones on guitar and vocals, and Danny Valdez on percussion and vocals. Wiss studied music at the Conservatoire in Paris, and was mentored by notable guitar masters Pierre Culaz, Marc Benguigui, Belaid Ait Abdallah, Terry Fleming and Mathias Berchadsky. The set list will include such Buena Vista Social Club favorites as "Chan Chan," "El Payande," "Se Seco el Arroyito" and many others.
Thousands thronged the streets to hear them play the Montreal International Jazz Festival, millions more have listened (and invariably danced) to their Grammy-winning albums, and now you can experience the amazing Spanish Harlem Orchestra live at CSULB's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. With full-bodied big band style, suave vocals, and crisp new arrangements of classic pieces, the Orchestra sets the standard for authentic, New York-style salsa. Get ready for an exhilarating program of rumbas, cha-cha-chás, mambos, son montunos, and other styles from the golden era of Latin dance music from this acclaimed 13-member group.
The Atlanta-based Avery Sunshine was a sought-after pianist and choral director for artists like Tyler Perry, Jennifer Holliday and Michael Buble before she stepped out front and commanded the spotlight with her gorgeous gospel-tinged soul and R&B vocals. She's recorded two well-received albums, including 2014's The SunRoom, and she's toured with the likes of Ledisi, as well as sharing the stage with Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King, among others. Don't miss her at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Stacia (pronounced Stay-Sha) Hobdy is a unique songwriter and vocalist who can sing just about any style of music convincingly. Hobdy has been performing in a variety of music genres and venues throughout the east coast. She leads her own jazz trio and R&B/Funk quartet, a cabaret revue, and hosts open mikes in the tri-state New York areas with her band "Free." Watch her perform classics from Sade ("Smooth Operator"), Anita Baker ("Talk to Me") and Regina Belle ("Baby Come to Me"), at Groove in New York.
This space-inspired cantata includes cutting-edge virtual reality and music by composer Paola Prestini that examines a human story in the context of the vast cosmos. The Hubble Cantata follows a couple experiencing loss, framing the story with the parallel tale of the life and death of a star. The innovative virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, couples with the powerful instrumental ensemble of members of the LA Opera Orchestra and members of the LA Opera Chorus. In its final gesture, the performance incorporates virtual reality cardboard headsets that simulate an immersive voyage through the universe, with a 360-degree soundscape. Experience a captivating, profound tale of humanity's place among the stars at Hollywood's Ford Theatres.
With hits like "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day" and "Weird Science," Oingo Boingo was one of the most rollicking bands of the '80s. Now you can hear their songs played live by some of the Southern California band's original members. Oingo Boingo Dance Party features Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on saxophone, Carl Graves on keyboards and backing vocals, and Doug Legacy on keyboards. Joining them are some outstanding musicians, including Chris Paul Overall on lead vocals and Mike the Spike on rhythm guitar/vocals. Catch all your favorite Boingo hits and at this special dance party at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Irish trio The Script is known internationally for blending a Celtic soul sound with contemporary R&B influences such as Timbaland and The Neptunes. Singles like "For The First Time," "Hall Of Fame," and "Breakeven" have been smashes on a global scale. Hear them usher in a new sound -- future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and sonic adventurism -- when they play tracks from their latest album, Freedom Child, at the Grand Theater in Mashantucket.
Put on your raspberry beret and party like it's 1999 with Purple Reign, a high-energy musical show that recreates the experience of seeing Prince in his prime. This longtime Vegas favorite lights up the stage with outrageous outfits and infectious melodies for one great night of music. Purple Reign has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and was named "Best Tribute Act" in a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll. Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner and his band will capture your imagination with their blistering performance. Relive all your favorite tunes at the International Westgate Theatre.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00pm
Best known for their No. 1 hit "Heaven," the Grammy-winning Los Lonely Boys bring their unique brand of Texican rock 'n' roll to Pasadena. Made up of three brothers, Los Lonely Boys draw on their Tejano roots to create a special blend of sweet harmonies, infectious rhythms and great guitar hooks. The resulting sound shows influences that include musical luminaries as varied as the Beatles, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan. With more than three million albums sold, Los Lonely Boys have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Los Lobos. Now catch the trio when they hit The Rose.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
A clandestine love affair sets the stage for a battle full of fury and anguish in West Bay Opera's production of Norma. The epitome of the bel canto opera style, Vincenzo Bellini's masterpiece has been a vehicle for supremely talented sopranos since its debut in 1831. Set during the Gallic-Roman wars, the story focuses on the awe-inspiring Druid high priestess, whose role demands a strict vow of celibacy. But she's violated that code by falling in love with the leader of the occupying army, and leads a double life to conceal her secret. Don't miss this tragic story brought to life by Bellini's fiery score at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pm (Post-show Q&A With the Cast)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
Russ Kaplan, the composer of acclaimed Broadway a cappella musical In Transit, once again steps out from behind the scenes to bring his live jazz show to the stage at New York's Green Room 42. Expect a night of Broadway classics as the keyboardist and bandleader plays his Broadway Jazz Session with a revolving cast of special guests.
Two Motown legends -- The Temptations and Four Tops -- come together for an unforgettable night filled with some of your favorite golden oldies. Providence Performing Arts Center will get a double dose of smooth choreography and sweet harmonies from the '60s and '70s. The two groups boast both Rock and Roll and Grammy Hall of Fame status, so you'll truly be in the presence of R&B royalty. You'll hear Temptations classics like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." And Four Tops will belt out hits like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" and "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)."
Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
When you step aboard the Clipper City for this two-hour midweek jazz concert cruise, the sounds of the city turn into the cool rhythms of bebop, smoky blues, ballads and other jazz standards with the sparkling city lights as the backdrop. Acclaimed jazz guitarist Joe Cohn leads a quintet that includes saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith and a variety of other guest musicians booked by Jazz Standard founder James Polsky, as the crew sets the massive sails of New York's largest sailing ship for this music-filled cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers.
What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to enjoy the band Miramar's spin on bolero! Bolero is a style of love song that originated in 19th century Cuba and became a sensation in the hands of Mexican composers in the 1940s before spreading throughout the Spanish-speaking world. For this show at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., Miramar will play a selection of songs from Puerto Rico's golden age of boleros, the 1950s, including works by Sylvia Rich. The show also includes original songs penned by members of the band, with signature arrangements that feature pipe organ and duets.
Enjoy brunch in your undies when The Skivvies return to The Green Room 42. A band that actually lives up to their name, singer-actor-comic-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley play pared-down arrangements of an eclectic collection of covers while stripped down to their underwear. Letting it all hang out, the popular "Undie-Rock" duo transform songs from every genre into bewitching harmonies accompanied by cello, ukulele, glockenspiel -- and plenty of skin.
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses together blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to the legendary Cafe Wha? for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
The cool crooners of the Summer Club head to Philadelphia to play a swinging set at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center. Expect a jazzy revue filled with American songbook standards as singers Fran Prisco, J.P. Dunphy, Ben Dibble and some special guests revive those bygone days of white dinner jackets, martinis and Rat Pack-esque stage banter. Great vintage vocals and a 17-piece swing band led by Larry Lees make for a night of electrifying, retro-loving entertainment.
Cruise on back to the Roaring '20s aboard a vintage-style yacht, accompanied by a live ensemble playing great tunes from the golden age of jazz and beyond. This 90-minute trip through Boston Harbor on the elegantly-appointed Northern Lights offers relaxation and romance, with sparkling views of the city at night, dancing in the climate-controlled cabin, plus champagne and mixed drinks available for purchase from the onboard bar. You'll be entertained by the Benjamin Young Trio from the world-famous Berklee College of Music, featuring Young on bass, composer Dabin Ryu on piano and James Davis on drums.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:45pm)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)Saturday November 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
With her husky voice and gravitas, Kathleen Turner may be known for award-winning performances in films like Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married and War of the Roses, but she also has Broadway chops. She received Tony nominations for her starring roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. You'll hear Turner sing standards from the Great American Songbook -- and share show-biz stories -- in this intimate cabaret performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
Grammy-nominated modern metal rock band Mastodon reached a career pinnacle recently when they cameoed on the Game of Thrones Season Seven finale as White Walkers. Add the imminent release of their newest EP, titled Cold Dark Place, close on the heels of spring's full-length Emperor of Sand, and you could say 2017 has been an eventful year for the foursome. Since forming in 2000, they've toured with Metallica, Judas Priest and other hard rock icons, made waves at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Download, and now they prepare to take the stage as headliners for a live concert at the Fox Theatre in their hometown of Atlanta. Don't miss the band Rolling Stone described as "a bunch of doom-haunted, myth-obsessed, meat-and-potatoes Southern badasses who have become the most important new band in metal."
Acoustic pop folk trio Uncle Bonsai tackles all of life's problems with a slew of harmonies and clever lyricism. In their 36 years of musicianship, they've sung about everything from first world problems to holidays with the family and the creation of the universe. In addition to releasing a ninth studio album The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young, the gang also put out a "bedtime book" for grown-ups, a fully-illustrated work featuring two of their songs. Special guests for this show at the Schimmel Center at Pace University are the contemporary folk group The Lords of Liechtenstein.
In 2011, a group of long-time friends, motivated by their love of Steely Dan and bolstered by their experience as session musicians, came together to pay tribute to their favorite band. The result is King of the World, which is a tribute band but also much more. These talented musicians have whipped up a voodoo cocktail of cool inspired by the music of their youth. The result is a mutant offspring of rock and jazz that pays tribute to the music of Fagen, Becker and company, but doesn't take itself too seriously. Faithful to the original tunes, but more than happy to put a little "stank" on things, King of the World is ready to get down at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
The All Things Go Fall Classic is back, bringing what's next in pop, hip hop and rock to D.C.'s iconic Union Market. The music festival lineup is packed with three days' worth of national and local artists, featuring Swedish EDM duo Galantis ("Runaway (U&I)," "Peanut Butter Jelly"), Atlanta rapper Young Thug ("Stoner," "Pick Up the Phone") and Grammy-nominated L.A.-based indie pop trio Foster the People ("Pumped Up Kicks," "Coming of Age"). Catch Bleachers, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat and more, all while filling up on dishes from the city's best food vendors, grabbing drinks at bars set up throughout the venue and shopping official band and festival merch. Plus, if you opt for VIP tickets, you get faster entry, front-of-stage access, dedicated restrooms and a festival swag package.
3-Day Pass: Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ Various TimesFriday October 6, 2017 / 4:00pm (Doors Open)Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon (Doors Open)Sunday October 8, 2017 / Noon (Doors Open)
Take Me to the River delivers a live concert revue based on the award-winning documentary and record that traced the roots of Memphis' influential blues and soul sound. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Grammy-winning performers William Bell, Bobby Rush and Charlie Musselwhite all in one place, burning up the stage with beloved blues classics and new collaborations. These living legends will be backed by an all-star Memphis band when they hit Annette Strauss Square in Dallas.
As one of the pioneers of funk, saxophonist Maceo Parker is a giant in his own right, but in this special concert, he'll be paying tribute to his hero, Ray Charles. Joining him in re-creating Charles' beloved songbook are the Ray Charles Orchestra and the legend's original backing singers, The Raelettes. Irresistibly soulful and energetic, Maceo Parker joined James Brown's band in 1964, remaining one of the Godfather of Soul's most prominent band members until 1970. He went on to play with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, before launching a full-time solo career. Today, this unstoppable 74-year-old still blows with the best of them. Don't miss this musical celebration at the Valley Performing Arts Center.
Sam Harris' career has seen many incarnations: After rising to fame in the 1980s on TV's Star Search, he's been a best-selling recording artist, a Tony-nominated Broadway actor, a cabaret superstar, and a cast member on TV's Down to Earth and The Class. His talent for redefining the vast American Songbook, exploring songs from the '20s up to today, defines Harris as among cabaret's most distinguished performers (Rolling Stone listed him as one of the "Top 100 Singers of All Time"). Now you can experience his talents live when he brings his latest show, appropriately titled The Hits, to the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, offering his singular interpretation of an eclectic collection of Broadway showstoppers and pop classics.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:30pm
With a voice hailed as one of the "most beautiful in the world" (Washington Post), Kathleen Battle is acclaimed not only for her technical gifts, but also her ability to emotionally connect with a story and an audience. The multiple Grammy-winner will no doubt put both those gifts to good use when she makes her Auditorium Theatre debut with Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey. Opera's most famous and respected African-American diva, Battle will take to the Chicago stage to perform classic spirituals, including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Wade in the Water" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Proclaimed "musically superb" by the Los Angeles Times, the ensemble of Russian folk instrumentalists known as the Firebird Balalaika Ensemble takes the stage for a concert at Escondido's California Center for the Arts. This acclaimed quintet, anchored by the triangular guitar-like balalaika, boasts a wide-ranging repertoire, from traditional Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European tunes to classics and original songs.
As lead guitarist for multi-platinum metal band Dokken, George Lynch became one of the 1980s' most influential shredders. His inventive and intricate guitar work on songs like his signature instrumental track "Mr. Scary" put the band at the forefront of the headbanging scene, earned them a Grammy nomination and cemented Lynch a spot on Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. But Lynch didn't rest on his laurels. After Dokken, he formed Lynch Mob, scoring more hits with "Wicked Sensation," "River Of Love" and "Dream Until Tomorrow." The band's latest album Rebel was released in 2015, and now they're playing a concert at BLK Live, where Lynch's blazing fretwork will be on full display.
Enjoy a romantic evening with Latin Grammy-nominated artist Espinoza Paz. During this intimate concert at M3 Live Anaheim Center, Paz will serenade you with songs like "¿Por Qué La Engañé?," "Llevame," and much more. Opening the show will be singer William Garza and Banda Neuva Eskuela with Jr. Salazar.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm
With Great American Songs, The Coastal Communities Concert Band takes you through America's star-spangled musical history. This journey includes genres from our own backyard -- from jazz and American folk to opera, ragtime and blues -- as well as pieces from film and theatre. Don't be surprised to find yourself humming along to these tried and true tunes. This concert at the California Center for the Arts features fan favorite vocalist Michael Ruhl.
From singers to dancers, comedians to poets, anyone can take the stage at Open Mic at The Revival and deliver a knockout performance. This ongoing event will feature talented individuals from around the Windy City ready to make an impact, and you'll get to see them on the way up the entertainment ladder. You'll enjoy these must-see performances in a relaxed, comfortable environment, hosted by Ben Noble and Adrienne Brandyburg.
As towering a figure as any in the history of American music, legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington wrote music that combined profound musical innovation with undeniable popular appeal. A key character in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, Ellington absorbed influences from his jazz contemporaries as well as from classical greats Delius, Debussy and Ravel, and went on to write key parts of America's soundtrack. As Australian composer Percy Grainger once wrote, "The three greatest composers who have ever lived are Bach, Delius and Duke Ellington." Enjoy this concert featuring the best of Ellington, including "It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain't Got That Swing)," "Take the "A" Train," "Satin Doll" and more at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm
Featuring members of Beatles tribute band Let It Be, musicals Million Dollar Quartet and Book of Mormon, this bombastic night of grunge and punk revives the look, feel and high energy for a genre showdown. Representing grunge, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Pearl Jam's "Even Flow," The Foo Fighters "Everlong" and more throw down the gauntlet against punk, represented by Green Day's "Basket Case," Sublime's "What I Got," The Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones" and more. The vibe gets more mellow for MTV Unplugged-style renditions of Green Day's "Time of your Life," Oasis' "Wonderwall" and Nirvana's "All Apologies." The tribute show finishes strong with Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life," letting you decide which genre reigns supreme at Cafe Wha? in New York.
In Frankie, Bobby Valli naturally re-creates the magnificent vocal sound of American icon, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and his brother Frankie Valli. Bobby Valli pays tribute to his sibling with great memorable songs like "My Eyes Adore You," "Lets Hang On," "Dawn," "Sherry" and more. Bobby's television appearances have recently included the PBS Special, Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop, which features him singing with Joey Dee and The Starliters. See him bring the legend of Frankie Valli to life at Hunting Beach Central Library Theater.
Superstar Joshua Bell kicks off Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th anniversary season and Leonard Bernstein's centennial with the lyrical Serenade, after Plato's "Symposium." Guest conductor Jaime Martín, in his LACO debut, leads Bell and the orchestra in the piece inspired by Plato's text on love. Martín also conducts Brahms' Serenade No. 1, noted for its prominent horn section and remarkable symphonic quality, as well as Mozart's energetic Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio. Don't miss this concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of his former band Gomez's Mercury Music Prize-winning debut Bring It On. Fittingly, Ben Ottewell's latest solo album, A Man Apart, is the first he's made without some kind of Gomez project lurking in the background. Demonstrating the Chesterfield-born, Derbyshire-raised singer-songwriter's potent and ongoing love-affair with Americana -- and flecked with trace elements of what you might loosely call Derbyshire folk -- A Man Apart is tinted with a pleasing ambiguity. "It could refer to my solo career away from Gomez, or to the crazy populist politics demagogues and thugs that seem to rule our world right now," he explains. "Or it could simply refer to a broken man; someone who has fallen apart." Decide for yourself when the troubadour takes the stage at City Winery Chicago.
Catch some of the Bay Area's brightest up-and-coming talents and test your Broadway knowledge, baby, at this fun event at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Musical Director Joe Wicht and hostess Kayta Smirnoff-Skyy showcase both rising and established stars from San Francisco's musical-theater scene who'll both perform and help quiz the audience on their knowledge of show tunes and stage trivia. Prizes from the Hotel Nikko include tickets to future Feinstein's performances.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
This concert at Burbank's The Colony Theatre features the headlining prowess of both Phillip Brandon (Billboard Jazz, Trans Siberian Orchestra) and Elijah Rock (NAACP Theatre Award Winner). This performance serves as the official release show of Phillip Brandon's debut full-length album, The Story Begins -- a warm wraparound throwback matrix of soul-stirring contemporary jazz, R&B and pop that will place listeners under a tranquil spell of artful gratitude. To open the show, American Songbook crooner Elijah Rock will sing from his recent album debut, Gershwin For My Soul.
The New Yorker dubbed them "the world's reigning male chorus," and now multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer dedicates an evening to songs of war, peace and the Heart of a Soldier. The first vocal ensemble voted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, Chanticleer has been wowing audiences for almost four decades. Hear early music of war and peace by Byrd, Tomkins, Janequin and Dufay, passionate martial music from Russia, works by Glinka and the songs of ordinary soldiers. Chanticleer performs new works by Mason Bates and John Musto, alongside an extract from Jennifer Higdon's "Cold Mountain" and lighthearted popular music from the homefront. With voices from countertenor to bass and original interpretations of tunes from classical to jazz and gospel, Chanticleer has the range and expertise to deliver this powerful new show at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pm
Let the melodies of a lost Chinese civilization carry you away with this breathtaking show presented by Shen Yun Promotions International. The rippling notes of the pipa transport you to an imperial banquet, where maidens dance under a silvery moon. In a sudden shift, powerful drumbeats conjure an ancient battlefield where the valor of heroes stands out. The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was formed in response to the many theatergoers who longed to hear the music of Shen Yun -- the phenomenally successful dance spectacular -- in concert form. Shen Yun's approach, from the composition to the expression of the music, results in a vivid sound with deep emotional range. It's the ultimate in musical storytelling. The Orchestra's performance at Carnegie Hall features Shen Yun's most celebrated original compositions and award-winning singers, along with timeless orchestral classics by Dvorak, Suppé and Tchaikovsky.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pm
It's been nearly 50 years since a teenaged Bettye LaVette stepped into a recording booth to make her first hit record (the Top 10 R&B single "My Man - He's a Lovin' Man"). But the Detroit-bred singer remained pretty much of a cult legend until just a few years ago, when she was rediscovered by a new generation of music lovers captivated with her alluring mix of soul, blues, folk, R&B, country and retro pop. Still a powerful live performer and active recording artist, LaVette comes to Santa Monica's The Broad Stage.
Lots of folks call themselves "rock legends," but only one recorded "All Along the Watchtower" with Jimi Hendrix in '68, sang a duet with Michael Jackson in '80, joined Fleetwood Mac in '95 and was enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in '04: Dave Mason. Now this truly legendary British rocker hits the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. A founding member of classic rock band Traffic (with Steve Winwood), the singer-guitarist also recorded four gold records as a solo artist. Mason's music remains as satisfying and inspiring as it was when it was produced.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Backed by the 40-piece Blue Note Orchestra, Grammy-winning Melissa Manchester brings her gala and CD release party benefitting the Art Attack Foundation to the James Armstrong Theater at Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Performing music from The Fellas, Manchester pays tribute to some of the most iconic male singers of all time -- singers so iconic we can call them out by their first names: Frank, Tony, Nat, Johnny, Dean and several more. Don't miss this unforgettable night of sing-and-swing.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight Top 5 singles in the early-'80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits, along with some of the popsters' newer songs, with this concert at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
Catch some of the greatest vocal groups of the '50s and '60s performing their biggest hits and showing off their still-sweet harmonies and ultra-smooth sounds in a concert inspired by the popular PBS doo-wop specials. Among those set to perform are Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas and The Drifters ("On Broadway," "There Goes My Baby," "Under the Boardwalk"), as well as Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You," "Pennies from Heaven"). This impressive lineup also boasts The Vogues ("Five O'Clock World," "You're the One"), The Marcels ("Blue Moon," "Heartaches"), The Cookies ("Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby"), The Shades of Blue ("Oh How Happy"), The Spaniels ("Goodnight Sweetheart"), Will Rogers & The Soul Stirrers ("If I Had a Hammer"), Stormy Weather ("Street Corner Serenade") with Blue Suede Orchestra ("Harlem Nocturne"). Don't miss this night of great vocals with the original artists at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
The taste of Spain comes to Newark with this fun and romantic afternoon of flamenco music and dance, accompanied by a paella dinner and sangria. A cast of some of the Bay Area's best flamenco artists will showcase this vibrant genre, which combines singing, guitar playing, dance and handclaps. Originating in Andalusia in southern Spain, this energetic and passionate style evolved out of the melting pot of the region's many cultures and is mostly credited to its Romani population. Tickets include food and drink, plus a meet and greet with the artists.
To open the 49th Season of New Music in September, Boston Musica Viva will perform a pair of works by two of their favorite composers, and a pair of works by composers new to the ensemble. Pulitzer Prize-winner Elliott Carter was one of the most celebrated composers of the later 20th and early 21st centuries, and A Mirror on Which to Dwell is justly one of his most famous works. In addition to an expanded instrumental ensemble, acclaimed soprano Zorana Sadiq joins for this masterwork. You'll also enjoy Concerto di Camera IV, the latest piece by longtime BMV audience favorite Bernard Hoffer (who also wrote the theme to ThunderCats). In addition to these audience favorites are pieces by two new-to-BMV-composters. Hailed by The New York Times as a "striking and resourceful" composer, Hannah Lash has been a rising star since she started at the Eastman School of Music at only 16 years old. John Aylward, a Cambridge, Mass. resident whose success has spanned from chamber music to opera, sets up an intriguing dialogue between bass clarinet and cello in his Ephemera, making full use of the contrasting colors of two instruments that share the same register.
The self-proclaimed "Godmother of Grunge," drag cabaret star Katya Smirnoff-Skyy has been enchanting audiences throughout the Bay Area for years. Telling tall tales that include living next to Kurt Kobain, teaching diction to Celine Dion and being Lilith Fair's muse, she's been named "Best Drag Act" in 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "Best Actor" in a musical Bay Area Theater Critics Association. At Oasis, Katya draws upon the music of Nirvana, Semisonic, the Spice Girls and more for A Bittersweet '90s Symphony, whisking you back to a time when "groove was in the heart," streets were paved in plaid flannel and no one dared to destroy your sweater.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
Experience great music performed against the backdrop of Manhattan's spectacular skyline on this Rocks Off Concert Cruise. The three-hour floating concert on New York Harbor features great live music from Wigjam, the Northeast's premier Grateful Dead tribute act. Whether you are a dedicated head or unfamiliar with the Grateful Dead's material, you'll be won over by Wigjam's impressive musicianship and improvisation chops. The Harbor Lights yacht features an onboard cash bar and food will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from this cruise will go to support the Morning Dew radio show heard on WBAI 99.5 FM New York City.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
A true living legend, jazz pianist and three-time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis' brilliant, far-reaching musicianship and outgoing personality have allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts through the years. Born and raised in Chicago, Lewis first came to fame with the Ramsey Lewis Trio in the late '50s and '60s. With hits like "Hang on Sloopy," "The In Crowd" and "Wade in the Water," the performer-composer and syndicated jazz radio host's performances are a rare treat for jazz aficionados. With his dynamic electric band, Lewis' current tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his hit albums Hang on Ramsey! and The In Crowd at Balboa Theatre in San Diego.
Transport yourself to Munich for Oktoberfest and enjoy a little bier, Bach and Brahms as Denver Philharmonic Orchestra's 70th Season premiere kicks off with a pre-concert Bavarian street festival. Oboist Hideki Machida from the Bavarian Philharmonic, DPO's transatlantic sister orchestra, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's spirited Concerto for Violin & Oboe with DPO's own concertmaster, violinist Katherine Thayer. Joining for Franz Schubert's Magnificat are the Colorado Repertory Singers and solo vocalists Emily Morris, Jennifer DeDominici, Kevin Gwinn and Nicholas Navarre. The night concludes with Johannes Brahms' emotional Symphony No. 2.
Bow down before the musicians Newsweek called "the high priests of brass" when the American Brass Quintet comes to the Winningstad Theatre in Portland. One of the most acclaimed and awarded brass ensembles in the world, the American Brass Quintet has put out more than 50 recordings, premiered over 150 pieces of contemporary brass literature and performed all over Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. The program for this performance by a group of celebrated brass virtuosos includes Louis Hanzlik's Elizabethan and Jacobean Consort Music, Kevin Cobb's Suite From 19th Century Russia and Joan Tower's Copperwave.
How did two young boys from Queens go on to become world-renowned duo Simon and Garfunkel? See for yourself! The Simon & Garfunkel Story uses state-of-the-art video projection, lighting and a full band for a moving and powerful concert show featuring the incredible story, plus favorite songs like "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," "The Boxer" and many more. Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has the fascinating scoop on this chapter in music history.
Kick off your night with some salsa dancing lessons, then put your moves to use as some of San Diego's best salsa musicians hit the stage, including The Manny Cepeda Orchestra, Derek Cannon, Fred Benedetti and more. A scholarship fundraiser and CD release party, Salsa Under The Stars takes place at Grossmont College in El Cajon.
Since first breaking onto the music scene in 1982, Aimee Mann has been one of the biggest names in the music business. Her masterful melodies, intelligent lyrics and refined song craft have earned her legions of admirers. NPR has called her "one of the top 10 living songwriters, along with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen," while The New York Times has called her "One of the finest songwriters of her generation." Nominated for an Oscar for her song "Save Me," which appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's film Magnolia, now you can see Aimee at Lund Auditorium in River Forest.
Grammy-nominated R&B hitmaker Jeffrey Osborne kicked off his career as the lead singer for the funk-soul group L.T.D., but it was his 1982 self-titled debut album, with its hit single "On the Wings of Love," that launched him into stardom, with five gold and platinum albums, collaborations with Dionne Warwick ("Love Power") and such beloved pop singles as "You Should Be Mine" and "Only Human." For this concert under the stars at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach's Back Bay Amphitheater, Osborne is joined by Mindi Abair and her band, The Boneshakers. A triple-threat singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Abair has recorded 10 No. 1 singles and repeatedly topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. After catching Steven Tyler's attention, she wound up touring with Aerosmith for two years, while also making time to play with Bruce Springsteen and jam with Paul Shaffer and The Late Show band.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Come celebrate the rich multiculturalism of America's melting pot at the HTX International Fest. Grab some friends, throw on a T-shirt showing your own national or ethnic pride, and come out for this adults-only evening featuring music, dance and cultures from all over the world. Your ticket includes tastings of spirits, beer, wine and vodka, and dozens of vendors will be on hand selling local and international foods and crafts. Don't miss this fun time at The Silo in Houston.
Broadway, TV, film and recording star Christine Ebersole is famed for her sparkling talent and vibrant personality, both of which shine on the nightclub stage. Now she's bringing her latest show, After the Ball, to NYC's legendary Feinstein's/54 Below stage. A celebration of such classics as "The Way You Look Tonight," "S'Wonderful" and "Lazy Afternoon," After the Ball has garnered rave reviews, with Theatermania calling Ebersole "a Broadway broad at the top of her game." The versatile Ebersole, who's been recently seen in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Wolf of Wall Street, won her Outstanding Actress Tonys for playing Dorothy in 42nd Street and Edie Beale in the acclaimed musical Grey Gardens, and now stars in the new hit musical War Paint.
Monday October 9, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday November 13, 2017 / 7:00pm
Rooftop dance parties aren't just for adults anymore. Families and little ones are welcomed to be a part of the seemingly silent festivities once they throw on some glowing headphones at the Hudson Terrace in New York. Just off the Hudson River, this gorgeous rooftop will be decked out with three live DJs spinning Top 40, throwback jams and hip-hop tunes (all clean, of course) for everyone to sing and groove out to -- Simply pick the channel on your headphones and you're good to go. There'll be plenty of food and drinks around for purchase once you've worked up an appetite, and don't forget to check out the killer views of the river and Midtown surrounding you. A unique event, Quiet Clubbing is the perfect way to change up a Sunday Funday with the family.
Straight No Chaser bring their jaw-dropping vocal prowess, soulful harmonies and a cappella charisma to Morrison's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where they'll share a bill with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Both bands specialize in contemporary pop songs delivered with timeless flair. You'll re-think the stuffy notion of all-male a cappella groups when SNC does what they do best: making musical worlds collide. Think unconventional genre mashups like Frankie Valli and One Republic. Meanwhile, PMJ will crank out their signature "pop music in a time machine," re-interpreting pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of swing, doo-wop, ragtime and Motown from yesteryear.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
From music to exhibitions to art classes and numerous live performances, Fullerton's Muckenthaler Cultural Center is the place to be for exciting and accessible entertainment. With its upcoming 2017 "In The Villa" Event Series, the historic Spanish revival mansion with stunning views promises another great season of cultural enrichment. Nestled atop a hill, The Muck kicks off this year's season with an evening of storytelling and spoken word, followed by silent Charlie Chaplin films accompanied by a live pianist. The season also features Celtic bluegrass, choral music of the renaissance eras, a Korean infusion band, folk harmonies and more!
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Haemil)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (The Darden Sisters Band)
Feel the smooth swing and twang of the blues in the heart of Times Square with global traveler and multitalented blues-rock musician Jon Paris. Catch this roots rocker at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York, famous for hosting legendary musicians like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Allman Brothers and Alicia Keys. Practically born with a harmonica attached to his neck, Paris may know blues music better than he knows himself. He's toured and performed with renowned artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Etta James, Joan Jett, Dick Dale and more. He was also regularly featured on electric guitar legend Les Paul's Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. This isn't to say Paris hasn't headlined his own shows, which he has certainly has in places like Norway, Israel and even South Africa.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 2, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 16, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday November 6, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday November 13, 2017 / 8:00pm
A jazz musician, vocalist and songwriter from the city of Chicago, Michele Thomas combines her gospel background with her deep love of jazz and contemporary R&B to craft a brilliant sound all her own. Known for her deep and emotional performances, there's something about her blend of genres and the power of her voice that really moves audiences. Come find out for yourself why she's earned comparisons to artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Anita Baker when Michele Thomas performs at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 4:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:30pm
What would Miles Davis sound like covering Bob Dylan? How about Coltrane doing Hendrix? If the thought of that gets you salivating, look no further than Hudson, a new quartet of current jazz greats that's coming to Jazz at Lincoln Center to blow some minds. And while Miles won't be playing -- even he couldn't pull off that trick -- some of these guys actually toured and recorded with him. John Scofield, a monster of jazz guitar, is one of those guys. Jack DeJohnette is, too. As the drummer on Bitches Brew, he was in charge of holding down all that crazy fusion genius. Bassist Larry Grenadier has been a part of boundary-pushing trios with Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau. As the keyboardist of "avant-groove" trio Medeski Martin & Wood, John Medeski has ventured far afield, playing with rockers like Iggy Pop and Trey Anastasio. There's no telling what kind of alchemy these electric improvisers will conjure up with their mix of original compositions and surprising takes on rock favorites.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
Set in a modern and intimate cabaret, BAZ - A Musical Mash-Up is a mash-up of music and moments from famed movie director Baz Luhrmann's greatest love stories. Inspired by the lushly romantic films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, the show captivates with soul-stirring music and stunning performances from an ensemble cast of vocalists, actors and dancers. It's the Las Vegas Strip's most unique show, combining live dancing, music that includes tunes from the likes of Nirvana, Elton John and more into a curious cocktail that is part rock concert, part nightclub cabaret act and part Broadway-style musical. Don't miss the Vegas musical that's been called "the ultimate date night."
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm
The popular radio program Democracy Now! tapped Incognito for its theme song not only because their mix of jazz, funk, soul and pop strikes a chord with audiences around the world, but also because the British acid jazz band stands up for what it believes in. The multicultural crew has contributed to two Red Hot compilation albums to raise awareness for AIDS, one which Time magazine voted Album of the Year. Incognito's fans span the globe, including here in the U.S., where their most recent release, Amplified Soul, landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album charts. From their breakout hit "Always There" to their latest, the Memphis soul groovin' "Hats (Make Me Wanna Holler)," come hear all their jams at B.B. King Blues Club in New York.
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
L.A.-based Guns N' Roses tribute band Lose Your Illusion takes you back to a time when the band was at its debauched prime. Satisfy your "Appetite for Destruction" with covers of GNR's biggest hard-rock hits, as well as those lesser-known requests that usually go unplayed. This Sage Nightclub double-bill also features Noise Pollution, paying homage to those Aussie heavy weights of rock 'n' roll, AC/DC. You'll hear classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson periods.
Guaranteed to be a true Thriller of an event, a bonafide Bad to the bone tribute to the man behind the moonwalk, this special performance by the Cafe Wha? House Band covers Michael Jackson's entire illustrious career. From the early hits of The Jackson 5, like "ABC" and "Rockin' Robin," through classic solo smashes like "Billie Jean" and even his latest single, "Love Never Felt So Good," completed posthumously with the help of Justin Timberlake, this show promises to be a joyous celebration of the King of Pop's music.
In the four years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Proof of Love, blues and soul singer Gracie Curran has been filling clubs across the country, wowing audiences with her powerful voice and stirring delivery. Her contagious enthusiasm makes for a concert that's as high in fun as it is in musicality. Catch Curran when she returns to Beverly to play at 9 Wallis.
Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle -- from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00pm
Minneapolis warehouse-turned-venue, Aria, hosts The Alehouse Sessions, an energetic evening of 17th-century English tavern music. Through Purcell overtures, English sea shanties and Scandinavian folk songs, this unconventional concert provides a window into that tumultuous historical period. Using their own arrangement of the tunes, the Barokksolistene "Alehouse Boys" will make their Twin Cities debut in a program combining humor, unrivaled virtuosity and a flare for improvisation.
From "Up on the Roof" and "Under the Boardwalk" to "This Magic Moment" and "Stand by Me," the list of hits from The Drifters is evocative of the feel-good, hip-swaying nostalgia of '50s R&B and '60s soul. And they've still got it, puttin on high-energy shows that mix classic Drifters songs with hits from the '70s and '80s done up in their unique style. Experience The Drifters' velvety vocals and perfect harmonies live in concert at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
One of the most influential figures in new flamenco music, Canadian guitarist-composer Jesse Cook fuses flamenco with rumba, jazz and countless other forms of world music to create his unique sound. A Juno Award winner and three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, Cook has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. His music has been featured at the Olympics and on popular TV shows, such as Sex and the City. He's opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, and has performed on The Tonight Show and on PBS in his own concert special, Jesse Cook, Live in Concert. Hear his eclectic instrumentals when he takes the stage at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Papa J. and Mo' Soul incorporate blues, soul and funk into a fearsome musical mix that's sure to work your groove thing. Appearing with a different guest diva each performance, Papa J. and Mo' Soul are sure to stimulate your musical senses. Join the party when they perform live at Lucille's Grill inside New York City's B.B. King Blues Club, the Times Square club that's been instrumental in bringing top musical artists to New York, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many more.
Reggae rocker Michael Franti & Spearhead headline the Tempe edition of the 33-city Tour de Fat Craft Beer Carnival, a cutting-edge collection of old-timey entertainment featuring vaudeville acts, circus performers, magicians, comedians and more. Costumes are highly encouraged, as the party atmosphere extends to a come-one, come-all fashion show and dance contest at Tempe Beach Park, with a portion of the festival's proceeds going to local nonprofits. Charismatic singer-songwriter Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are famed for channeling political and social activism into music that blends R&B, reggae and hip hop. They had a huge hit with "Say Hey (I Love You)," and their 2016 disc SoulRocker topped out at No. 5 on the U.S. rock album charts.
Theater flourished in England during the time of William Shakespeare, but just as popular were the ballads and art songs that served as a soundtrack to the high dramas and low comedies of the time. An English Garden is a fertile mix of Elizabethan era tunes -- some associated with Shakespeare and his company and others from later plays -- paired with lively instrumental pieces fit for nobles and groundlings alike. Soprano Emily Noel and a selection of period instruments including fiddles, lutes and citterns bring the music of Elizabethan theater to life in this concert at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm
Four of Broadway's hottest talents team up as a tribute band dedicated to the history of rock, '80s-style. Chris McBurney and JT Curtis of Let It Be, Todd Meredith (Million Dollar Quartet) and Darcy Macrae (Book of Mormon, School of Rock) go back to the future at Cafe Wha? with hits from Prince ("Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain"), Bruce Springsteen ("Born in the U.S.A.," "I'm on Fire"), The Police ("Message in a Bottle," "Every Breath You Take") and even some one-hit wonders.
Encore Vocal Ensemble presents the iconic 1960s rock-musical Hair. Featuring hit songs such as "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine," "Hair" and "Good Morning, Starshine," The quintessentially American rock musical provides a humorous, colorful and often poignant look at the rise of the hippie culture and the sexual revolution set under the shadow of the Vietnam War. Following a group of long-haired, politically active young people living in bohemian New York City, Hair is a potent exploration of the themes that defined the Age of Aquarius: identity, community, sexuality, global responsibility and peace. Considered controversial and subversive in its time, Hair remains as relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a rapidly changing world.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pm
Combining music, performance art and the latest in concert technology, Glow Campus brings an exciting EDM-inspired experience to House of Blues Boston. Australian hit-makers and mash-up maestros Mashd N Kutcher headline a concert and dance party featuring rockstar DJs, interactive body artists, UV lighting effects, performance characters, and elaborate stage production with eye-popping lighting, video and special effects. Escape your world and enter the world of Glow Campus.
The Boondocks Music Festival takes over Boonsboro with an all-day country music experience. Camp out at Washington County Ag Center (formally known as Fairgrounds Country Fest) and enjoy some of the best in local and national country talent. Outlaw country rocker Shooter Jennings headlines this outdoor honky-tonk happening, along with Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall, Maryland's own Josh Morningstar and more. Grab your hats, your boots and your whole music-loving posse because there'll be plenty of cold beer, fun games and even kids' activities.
Blending classic rock with jam band, roots and world music influences, Rusted Root has sold millions of albums and had a hit with the 1995 single "Send Me on My Way." Renowned for its live shows, the Pittsburgh-bred group has toured across the country and around the world to great acclaim. The 2009 album Stereo Rodeo was the group's first in seven years and songs from that album -- as well as tunes from 2012's The Movement -- have found their place in the shows alongside favorites like "Ecstasy," "Cruel Sun," "Airplane," "Welcome to My Party" and "Blue Diamonds." See them live at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Called "a shining feature in L.A.'s cultural landscape" (L.A. Times) with "jaw-dropping virtuosity" (LA Weekly), the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers for 50 years. Mozart, Bernstein, Brahms, Beethoven, Stavinksy -- you can expect to hear works from all the greats when the orchestra takes the stage, all performed with fiery passion and meticulous attention to detail. Catch "America's finest chamber orchestra" (Public Radio International) at Royce Hall at UCLA.
Sunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm (Mozart's Symphony No. 40)
From performing for cash donations on the streets of Paris to achieving mainstream success, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux has come a long way. Peyroux comes to City Winery Chicago with her unique renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Edith Piaf and more. You'll hear songs from Peyroux's latest album Secular Hymns, which showcases her soulful blend of funk, blues and jazz vocals. Singer Dayna Kurtz, of whom The Boston Globe declared ""there's no logical reason why (she) is not a full-blown star," opens the show.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer comes to B.B. King's Blues Club in support of his album The Way Life Goes. The singer, songwriter and guitarist has led the Philly rock band for more than 30 years and now brings his raw, introspective solo work to both fans of the band and new listeners. His new material follows the last 15 years of his life, from being told that he'd never sing again due to a partially paralyzed vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed. Keifer will perform both his new favorites and classic Cinderella faves when he visits New York City.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Chicago saxophonist, composer and bandleader Chris Greene synthesizes jazz improvisation, funk beats and pop music with his personal experiences to create his own style of music. Boasting a tight-knit group with a deep rapport, the Chris Greene Quartet has performed together since 2005. Greene and his group frequently flow from smooth jazz to prog rock to funk and back, bending genres for a novel music experience. Greene has become equally dynamic on both tenor and soprano saxophones. Along with performing, the Chris Greene Quartet also teaches and leads musical workshops for students of all ages across the country, which keeps the music sounding fresh and allows new musicians to tap into the group's passions and inspirations. The innovative quartet celebrates the release of Boundary Issues at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago, their newest release signifying their constant pushing and blurring of music boundaries.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)
For the first time ever, Santo Domingo Tiene Salsa is bringing the biggest and brightest stars of the Salsa Dominicana together on stage at "La Casa de La Salsa" -- the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx. Dominican singer José Alberto "El Canario", known affectionately as The Showman, will host this music-filled festival, which features veterans such as Raulin Rosendo, Michel El Buenon, Sexappeal, Victor Waill and El Canario. Joining them is the "new generation" of salsa performers including David Kada, Alex Matos, Chiquito Team Band and Revolucion Salsera.
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees' biggest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The group began their careers in the '60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London's West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees' greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he's played, when Dolenz hits the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Also on the bill is Felix Cavaliere. A founding member of the Rascals, he's also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Rascals' topped the charts with memorable hits including "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning" and "People Gotta Be Free."
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
If your familiarity with jazz flute begins and ends with Will Ferrell's "performance" in the hit comedy Anchorman, you owe it to yourself to experience the power and exquisite musicianship of Nestor Torres. Equally fluent in the jazz, classical and Latin traditions, Torres speaks through his flute, inflecting every note with style and personality. Winner of five Grammy Awards (four Latin, one "American"), this towering artist and performer has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews and Gloria Estefan. He's also released 15 studio albums and made it to the top of Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Now you can see the legendary flautist live when he comes to Boca Black Box for a special performance.
Let the bon temps roulez with the sweet sounds of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, straight from the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. This joyful jazz ensemble has been touring for over fifty years and now they're playing a concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet will be joined by Grammy-winning singer Irma Thomas, the Crescent City's "Soul Queen." Just as they've done for the past half-century, the PHJB continues to charm and impress audiences across the country with its signature brand of New Orleans jazz.
Marc Martel, whose uncanny imitation of Freddie Mercury in a YouTube video has racked up more than 30 million views -- and a job with Queen on their tribute tour -- has stunned fans across the globe with his soulful, spot-on re-creation of the band's timeless rock classics. Now, in his own concert-style production at NJPAC's Prudential Hall, called The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Martel belts out more than 20 of their greatest hits, from "We Will Rock You" and "Fat-Bottomed Girls" to "Another One Bites the Dust," "Somebody to Love," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and of course, "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as promising a few interesting surprises.
Flamenco's mystique and beauty come alive as the music of legendary artist Paco de Lucía is re-created by his original band and punctuated by the staccato footwork of a fiery dance soloist. A revolutionary influence, Paco de Lucía left his mark on the flamenco world after a 50-year-long career and collaborations with leading musical figures like Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola. This production presented by World Music Institute in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space is led by 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, who will also moderate a pre-performance Q&A leading up to the event.