Bob Nocek Presents | Concerts and Comedy in the Southeast and Beyond

From our home base in Durham, N.C., we bring  great concerts and comedy to outstanding theaters and clubs in the Southeast and beyond. See what we're up to at bnpresents.com. 

 

Willy Porter
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Willy Porter

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Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.

From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994’s Dog Eared Dream, to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences. His 2015 album, Human Kindness, featured the songs “Train” and “Chippewa Boots,” performed live on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion by Willy and his singing/songwriting partner, Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make Bonfire to Ash, a record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).

Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events-- equal parts grit, soul, and muscle-- that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willy’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.

Whether in the studio or on stage, Willy Porter gifts listeners with an unforgettable ride, embodying the very best of what live music has to offer.

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David Crosby and Friends
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

David Crosby and Friends

  • The Paramount Theater CHARLOTTESVILLE VA (map)
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Friday, March 2 at 10AM

 David Crosby

David Crosby

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in Nov and Dec. Joining him will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is and on this tour, he will be performing music from his soon to be released new album Sky Trails alongside some of his best loved songs and greatest hits. 

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Boz Scaggs
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Boz Scaggs

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Friday, March 23 at 10 AM

 Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.” As he did on his most recent previous album, Memphis (2013), Scaggs worked with producer Steve Jordan and a telepathic core band consisting of Jordan on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Ray Parker, Jr. on rhythm guitar and Jim Cox on keyboards. “Steve works on a high energy level,” Scaggs says of his prized collaborator. “It’s relaxed and easy, but also very highly charged. His direction is laser-focused, and his playing is intense. It’s a whirlwind and he’s a strong leader, but it’s also lovely and loose and cool. That’s all a comfort to me. I’ve produced myself and I feel pretty solid in the studio, but it’s really nice for me not to have to do anything but help select the material and be free to be a singer and a guitar player.”

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of “Last Tango on 16th Street” and “I Want to See You,” both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers.

Recording the album over four days at Blackbird Studio in Nashville made possible the participation of such notable guests as guitarist Reggie Young, who lights up a sinuous cover of Al Green’s “Full of Fire,” and steel guitarist Paul Franklin (“one of the greatest steel players alive, and one of the greatest ever,” in Scaggs’ estimation), who lifts a gorgeous reading of Richard Hawley’s “There’s A Storm A Comin’” into the stratosphere. Horns, strings and soulful background vocalists allow the album to render with equal power the bruising groove of Huey “Piano” Smith’s “High Blood Pressure,” the sophisticated Philly Soul of the Spinners’ “Love Don’t Love Nobody” and the torrid, big-band R&B of “Rich Woman.”

Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself. “That’s one of those songs that writers talk about that just falls out of the sky,” Scaggs says. “It just appears, and if you don’t look it too hard in the eye, it keeps talking to you. We perform it with that little extra twang, but Bonnie really put the touch on it. She brought it home for me.”

Finally, Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach. “The Band’s original version of ‘Whispering Pines’ has an exotic quality to it that I’m not sure anybody else who’s done it has quite tapped into,” Scaggs says. “The melody is strange, and there are some chord changes that are quite unexpected. But I heard a live version of it that Lucinda did that was very touching. She seemed extremely vulnerable in the way she approached it, and that vulnerability made for an amazing reading of the song. I couldn’t resist asking her to join me, and she was way into it. It was very special to me to be able to do that song with her.” 

What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. They seem less like interpretations than realizations, proofs that when you truly make someone else’s song your own, you paradoxically restore something essential to it. Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with. Let’s hope so, but let’s also not get ahead of ourselves. A Fool to Care is here right now, and to overlook its many great pleasures by thinking about more that might come in the future would be foolish and uncaring indeed. – Anthony DeCurtis

 

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Sebastian Maniscalco
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Sebastian Maniscalco

  • Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ASHEVILLE NC (map)
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Friday, March 9 at 10AM

 Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco

Let’s face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn’t afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian behind wildly successful network specials including last year’s “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?,” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” is that little voice within all our heads. The one we are too timid to unleash. Maniscalco is bearing the burden of our bizarre and head-scratching modern-day world. You can thank him later.

Make no mistake: Maniscalco’s is a meticulous, hard-won comedic point of view. “Every night you’re getting up there and doing something new,” says the comedian, who now has hordes of fans pouring into venues across North America to witness his outsize, highly physical brand of comedy. That’s when he’s not appearing on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, or making return visits to late-night shows like “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” and “Conan.” “It’s just working out a muscle, man,” he says of maintaining his comedic chops. “You don’t become a bodybuilder the first day you start lifting weights. You gotta work each muscle. Same thing with comedy. You gotta flesh out your joke, your bit. You add and subtract. You see what works.”

Distinguished by the New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco is a success story resulting from years of hard work and a keen self-awareness of innate talent. A natural born-storyteller, one constantly regaling his family with madcap tales at the dinner table, Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began pounding the pavement on his comedic quest. The tireless worker first made his name at the city’s famed Comedy Store where he performed at every opportunity -- even if that meant rushing over to the club on a break from his waiter job at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I felt if I missed an opportunity to be on stage I missed an opportunity to somebody being in the audience and seeing me.” His persistence paid off: then-massive comic Andrew Dice Clay saw him onstage one night and took a young Maniscalco out on the road with him. But not until Vince Vaughan enlisted him for his popular “Wild West Comedy Show” did his career begin to explode. Says Maniscalco: “From there things started to snowball.”

It’s quite the understatement: Maniscalco now sits as one of the premier standup comedians. And a multi-faceted one at that: following a massive standup tour of theaters last year, the coming months are monumental ones for the 2016 Just for Laughs Stand-Up Comedian of the Year. In addition to starring in his own wildly popular SiriusXM program, “The Pete and Sebastian Show,” Maniscalco has made several major motion picture appearances this year. Notably, a voice-over role as Johnny The Groundhog in the animated feature "Nut Job 2"; a role in the New Line Feature comedy "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler (directed by Andrew Cohen); and a turn in the independent drama "Cruise" directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner.

Still, for Maniscalco, the work continues. Says the comedian, “There’s a voice always in the back of my head saying “Don’t rest!”

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds

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Friday, March 9 at 10AM

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Brian Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape. Now Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, continue their sold-out, critically-acclaimed tour that includes a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety along with top hits and fan favorites. 

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds

  • North Charleston Performing Arts Center NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (map)
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Due to a previously unforeseen venue scheduling issue, the Brian Wilson concert planned for May 15 has been postponed to July 25. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the new date. Fans unable to attend the new date may receive refunds by contacting their point of purchase. We’d like to offer our apologies to both Brian and his fans for this inconvenience but look forward to bringing him to North Charleston in July.

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Thursday, December 21 at 10AM

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Brian Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape. Now Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, continue their sold-out, critically-acclaimed tour that includes a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety along with top hits and fan favorites. 

www.brianwilson.com


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David Cross "Oh Come On"
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

David Cross "Oh Come On"

  • The Paramount Theater CHARLOTTESVILLE VA (map)
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Friday, May 4 at 10AM

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Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small. Best known for "Mr. Show with Bob & David," "Arrested Development" and as the author of the New York Times bestseller "I Drink For A Reason." His new series "Bliss" premiered on Sky TV in the UK in February, and his most recent comedy special "Making America Great Again!" is available on Netflix. He is one of Comedy Central's Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time. 

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John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth

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Friday, April 27 at 9AM

 John Hiatt

John Hiatt

John Hiatt returns to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his outstanding album "Slow Turning," reuniting The Goners and slide guitar master Sonny Landreth for an evening that will include the album in its entirety, as well as Hiatt's greatest hits.  Over 40 years in the music business, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country.

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John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth

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Friday, April 27 at 9AM

 John Hiatt

John Hiatt

John Hiatt returns to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his outstanding album "Slow Turning," reuniting The Goners and slide guitar master Sonny Landreth for an evening that will include the album in its entirety, as well as Hiatt's greatest hits.  Over 40 years in the music business, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country.

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Mat Franco
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Mat Franco

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Friday, April 27 at 10AM

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As the first and only magician ever to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Mat Franco takes an innovative approach to magic-making that’s driven by pure joy. Almost entirely self-taught, the 29-year-old Rhode Island native began developing his own shows before the age of ten and took the stage at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by the time he was 15. With an improvisation-fueled and humor-laced performance style partly honed through his years as a hugely in-demand college act, Franco is now currently headlining his own show, Magic Reinvented Nightly, at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that offers both boundless fun and a stunning sense of thrill and wonder.


For this performance, Mat Franco is offering a VIP package, which includes a ticket in the first 3 rows of the theater, a pre-show meet & greet photo opportunity with Mat, and an exclusive limited edition Mat Franco souvenir.  VIP packages will be available as an option when purchasing seats for this show. 


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John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth

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Friday, April 27 at 9AM

 John Hiatt

John Hiatt

John Hiatt returns to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his outstanding album "Slow Turning," reuniting The Goners and slide guitar master Sonny Landreth for an evening that will include the album in its entirety, as well as Hiatt's greatest hits.  Over 40 years in the music business, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country.

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Buddy Guy
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Buddy Guy

  • Dominion Energy Center RICHMOND VA (map)
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Friday, April 13 at 10AM

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Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

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Kristin Chenoweth
Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Kristin Chenoweth

  • Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ASHEVILLE, NC (map)
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Friday, April 13 at 10AM

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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. 

In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Notable television roles include appearances in “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in "The Peanuts Movie." She starred in the indie teen drama entitled "Hard Sell" and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend. She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. She was recently seen in the Starz original series “American Gods,” where she has reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter. Chenoweth also recently voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and can be heard next in the animated film “The Star.”  

Last year, Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records.  The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews.  

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth's accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming "The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre" in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need.  She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper

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Friday, April 20 at 10AM

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Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.  With a schedule that includes six months each year on the road, Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie.

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Matthew Perryman Jones
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Matthew Perryman Jones

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Friday, May 18 at 10AM

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A performing songwriter by trade, Matthew Perryman Jones is actually a seeker, at heart. With each entry in his discography, his musical and moral compass points toward an artistic horizon he has yet to explore. Sometimes, he turns his gaze to examine his own inner world. Other times, he looks to the inspirations found in the letters Vincent Van Gogh penned to his brother Theo, in the idea of duende as proffered by Federico García Lorca, and in the poetic verses of Sufi poets Hafiz and Rumi.

Of his most recent release, American Songwriter wrote that, “MPJ’s songwriting acumen could easily be used as a musical template to demonstrate how less can be so much more. [He]sounds cinematic and slowly worms its way inside your brain, feasts upon your emotions, and ultimately burrows down into your soul.” It could be said that Matthew makes soul music — not based on how it sounds, but on where it originates and where it resides.

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Jonny Lang
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Jonny Lang

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Friday, April 20 at 10AM

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It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades.

Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15 -- an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings. "I got married, had kids, and that arc has been recorded on albums along the way," says Lang. "There is a lot of personal history in there, and also some things that relate to world events."

What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. Lang's distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became one element in a sea of passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.

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Paula Poundstone
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone

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Friday, May 11 at 10AM

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Paula Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Garrison Keillor described her as “the bravest and best improv comic of our time.” Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the Peabody-award winning weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, and she is the author of the hilarious 2017 book "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness."

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Brian Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape. Now Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, continue their sold-out, critically-acclaimed tour that includes a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety along with top hits and fan favorites. 

brianwilson.com


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Bill Engvall
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Bill Engvall

 

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Friday, April 13 at 10AM

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Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.

Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher.  While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte.  Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Bill resides in Southern California with his family. 

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Brian Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape. Now Wilson and his band, joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, continue their sold-out, critically-acclaimed tour that includes a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety along with top hits and fan favorites. 

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VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE HERE

Pet Sounds VIP Meet & Greet Package

  • One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket (depending on venue configuration)
  • Early Entry
  • First access merch shopping
  • Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
  • Meet & Greet with Brian Wilson
  • Individual photo with Brian Wilson
  • One signed copy of I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir
  • One commemorative VIP laminate
  • Please Note: VIP Meet & Greet patrons will receive a signed copy of I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir, please do not bring any other memorabilia to be signed.

Pet Sounds VIP Soundcheck Package

  • One Premium Reserved or General Admission Ticket (depending on venue configuration)
  • Early Entry
  • First access merch shopping
  • Exclusive Soundcheck Experience
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  • One Brain Wilson Soundcheck Laminate 

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Lisa Loeb
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles "Do You Sleep," "I Do" and "Let's Forget about It ” and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker were both certified Gold.

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Celtic Thunder X
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Celtic Thunder X

  • Duke Energy Center RALEIGH NC (map)
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Friday March 30 at 10AM

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Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers of Celtic Thunder - Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne will deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”.  No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet. Celtic Thunder have sold over 3.4 million albums in the US, combined, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times, and Australia 4 times performing almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over 1 million tickets. 

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A John Waters Christmas
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

A John Waters Christmas

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Friday, March 16 at 10AM

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Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble”, “Hairspray”, “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”.  This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?”, “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?”, “Has Santa ever been nude?”, and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”  Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time.  Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.  You better watch out, you better cry!  John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

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Paula Poundstone
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone

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Friday, March 2, 2018

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With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.

Poundstone’s razor sharp wit and impeccable timing makes for the perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Paula, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, "Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious.  If you cut her into bits, each piece would be funny. (But don’t!). Air becomes funny having been breathed by her."

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Whose Live Anyway?
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Whose Live Anyway?


We are excited to announce that legendary Kids In The Hall co-founder and sketch comedy icon Dave Foley (Newsradio, Maron) will be joining the cast of “Whose Live Anyway?” as a very special guest! Dave replaces Ryan Stiles who due to illness is unable to perform. We anticipate a hilarious night of improv comedy and music, but if you wish to receive a refund due to this cast alteration please contact the venue box office or your point of purchase. 

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Friday, September 22 at 10AM

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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. All ages welcomed!

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Michael Ian Black & Nick Thune
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Ian Black & Nick Thune

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Friday, March 23 at 10AM

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian and author who began his career with the legendary sketch comedy group and MTV hit show, The State. He then co-created the television shows Viva Variety, Stella, and Michael and Michael Have Issues. He was a series regular on the NBC show Ed; was heavily featured on VH1's I Love the… series; and starred in the feature, Wet Hot American Summer. Most recently, he’s been a lead on TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central’s Another Period, and the Netflix television series based on Wet Hot American Summer, which just shot its second season. 

Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. Nick has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time. On each occasion, he won. He stars in the feature film Dave Made a Maze and his special Folk Hero is currently available on Netflix.  

 

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Whose Live Anyway?
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Whose Live Anyway?


We are excited to announce that legendary Kids In The Hall co-founder and sketch comedy icon Dave Foley (Newsradio, Maron) will be joining the cast of “Whose Live Anyway?” as a very special guest! Dave replaces Ryan Stiles who due to illness is unable to perform. We anticipate a hilarious night of improv comedy and music, but if you wish to receive a refund due to this cast alteration please contact the venue box office or your point of purchase. 

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Friday, September 22 at 10AM

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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. All ages welcomed!

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Whose Live Anyway?
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Whose Live Anyway?


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We are excited to announce that legendary Kids In The Hall co-founder and sketch comedy icon Dave Foley (Newsradio, Maron) will be joining the cast of “Whose Live Anyway?” as a very special guest! Dave replaces Ryan Stiles who due to illness is unable to perform. We anticipate a hilarious night of improv comedy and music, but if you wish to receive a refund due to this cast alteration please contact the venue box office or your point of purchase. 


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Friday, September 29 at 10AM

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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones. All ages welcomed!

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Art Garfunkel
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Art Garfunkel

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Friday, February 23 at 10AM

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.  He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007.

Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 26 year-old James and 11-year-old Beau Daniel.  He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD ACROSS AMERICA) and now Europe. 

Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling album ever. 

After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, GARFUNKEL landed several major film roles, including “Carnal Knowledge” (opposite Jack Nicholson), “Catch 22” and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.”  His solo debut ANGEL CLARE spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.”  His other solo albums include BREAKAWAY (‘75; features the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”), WATERMARK (‘78; featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), FATE FOR BREAKFAST (‘79), SCISSORS CUT (‘81), THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS (‘86), LEFTY (‘88), GARFUNKEL (greatest hits, ‘88), UP TILL NOW (‘93), ACROSS AMERICA (‘97), SONGS FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD (‘97), EVERYTHING WAITS TO BE NOTICED (’03), SOME ENCHANTED EVENING (’07) and THE SINGER (2012).

The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for GARFUNKEL: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America--on foot.  But the ‘80s and ‘90s found GARFUNKEL doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says GARFUNKEL, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job.  I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.”

GARFUNKEL earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College, majoring in Art History; later he earned his Masters degree in Architecture at Columbia University.  He lives in New York City with his wife Kim.  GARFUNKEL is an avid reader and has chronicled every book he’s read since June 1968 on his website–-1,210 in all.  Garfunkel's new book, "What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man)" will be released September 26 by Alfred A. Knopf.

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Brian Culbertson
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Culbertson

  • McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square CHARLOTTE, NC (map)
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Friday, December 8 at 10AM

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Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age eight and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was twelve, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped since, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles (and counting!) and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts.

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Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour

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Friday, December 15

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Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his new world tour Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.  The tour will feature a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes, and production. 

Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, costume designer, playwright and director.  In 2010 Todrick Hall rose to fame as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.  He focused his talent on creating his own content on YouTube.  His videos of flash mobs to songs by Ariana Grande and Beyoncé became viral video sensations.  Todrick has amassed nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers and an astounding 513 million YouTube views. In 2014, Todrick was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 to watch in Hollywood & Entertainment. 

Todrick was on Broadway starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.  He has returned to Broadway this winter and is currently starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO. He also just released his film Todrick Hall Behind The Curtain, an inspiring documentary that shows the hard work and creative power of this multi-talented artist.

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Brian Culbertson
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Culbertson

  • The Paramount Theater CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (map)
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Friday, December 8 at 10AM

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Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age eight and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was twelve, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped since, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles (and counting!) and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts.

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Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, December 15 at 10AM

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Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his new world tour Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.  The tour will feature a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes, and production. 

Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, costume designer, playwright and director.  In 2010 Todrick Hall rose to fame as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.  He focused his talent on creating his own content on YouTube.  His videos of flash mobs to songs by Ariana Grande and Beyoncé became viral video sensations.  Todrick has amassed nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers and an astounding 513 million YouTube views. In 2014, Todrick was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 to watch in Hollywood & Entertainment. 

Todrick was on Broadway starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.  He has returned to Broadway this winter and is currently starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO. He also just released his film Todrick Hall Behind The Curtain, an inspiring documentary that shows the hard work and creative power of this multi-talented artist.

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Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour

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Friday, December 15 at 10AM

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Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his new world tour Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.  The tour will feature a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes, and production. 

Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, costume designer, playwright and director.  In 2010 Todrick Hall rose to fame as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.  He focused his talent on creating his own content on YouTube.  His videos of flash mobs to songs by Ariana Grande and Beyoncé became viral video sensations.  Todrick has amassed nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers and an astounding 513 million YouTube views. In 2014, Todrick was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 to watch in Hollywood & Entertainment. 

Todrick was on Broadway starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.  He has returned to Broadway this winter and is currently starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO. He also just released his film Todrick Hall Behind The Curtain, an inspiring documentary that shows the hard work and creative power of this multi-talented artist.

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Brian Culbertson
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Culbertson

  • Diana Wortham Theatre ASHEVILLE, NC (map)
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Friday, December 8 at 10AM

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Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age eight and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was twelve, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped since, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles (and counting!) and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts.

www.brianculbertson.com

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Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour

TICKETS ON SALE
Friday, December 15 10 AM

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Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his new world tour Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.  The tour will feature a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes, and production. 

Todrick is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, choreographer, costume designer, playwright and director.  In 2010 Todrick Hall rose to fame as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.  He focused his talent on creating his own content on YouTube.  His videos of flash mobs to songs by Ariana Grande and Beyoncé became viral video sensations.  Todrick has amassed nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers and an astounding 513 million YouTube views. In 2014, Todrick was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 to watch in Hollywood & Entertainment. 

Todrick was on Broadway starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.  He has returned to Broadway this winter and is currently starring in the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO. He also just released his film Todrick Hall Behind The Curtain, an inspiring documentary that shows the hard work and creative power of this multi-talented artist.

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Black Violin
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Black Violin

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Friday, February 23 at 10AM

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Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. And Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.  

The duo composed music for the television series Pitch which debuted on FOX in 2016, in addition to appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen Show.

In addition, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.

In December, Black Violin was announced as the Turnaround Artist for Mary B. Bethune Elementary School in their hometown of Broward County, FL. Turnaround Arts, a national education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses arts into struggling schools to support overall reform efforts. Founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2012, the program partners schools with music instrument grants, arts supplies, professional development, musicals, and pairs each school with an artist to provide mentorship, inspiration, and support for the school’s journey in the program. Turnaround Artists include Elton John, Edward Norton, and Yo-Yo Ma, among other highly acclaimed members of the arts community.

Black Violin served as the house band for ESPN's Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation, held in December, for the second consecutive year. In Fall of 2017, the network selected Black Violin’s track “Stereotypes” to promote the US Open tennis tournament.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due out in 2018. The band’s most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” 

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George Winston
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

George Winston

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Friday, January 26 at 10AM

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Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.  He performs songs from his seasonal favorites "Autumn," "December," "Winter Into Spring," and "Summer," as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums "Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi" and "Love will come - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2," and more. 

Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, has released 13 solo piano albums since 1972. His next album, to be released in March 2017 is "Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit."  He is currently mainly touring and performing live concerts.  Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations in every community he visits while on tour.  He will continue to raise awareness through Canned Food Drives and information about the local organizations available in the lobby.  The CD and merchandise proceeds will benefit the local Food bank or Organization in each market.

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