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. 

 

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Shawn Colvin
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Shawn Colvin

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Friday, September 7 at 10AM

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Shawn Colvin won her first GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut album, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing twelve superlative albums and establishing herself as one of America’s greatest live performers. She triumphed at the 1998 GRAMMY Awards, winning both Record and Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Her inspiring and candid memoir, Diamond In The Rough, was published in 2012.With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that characterize Shawn’s performances, Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. 

Shawn’s most recent solo endeavor, Uncovered, is the long-awaited follow up to fan-favorite Cover GirlUncoveredincludes masterful interpretations of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Graham Nash and more. In June 2016, Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle united to release, Colvin & Earle, their acclaimed self-titled duo album. Fueled by their longtime friendship, Colvin & Earle beautifully captures the pair’s extraordinary chemistry and is a true standout in careers already filled with pinnacles and masterpieces.  

Shawn was recently recognized for her career accomplishments when she was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association. Presenting her with this prestigious award was Bonnie Raitt.  Said Raitt, “She’s simply one of the best singers I’ve ever heard— and a truly gifted and deep songwriter and guitarist…She was groundbreaking when she emerged and continues to inspire me and the legions of fans and other singer/songwriters coming up in her wake”

Shawn Colvin’s latest release is The Starlighter (Amazon Music),a new album of songs adapted from the children's music book "Lullabies and Night Songs."The Starlighters’s 14 tracks are a mix of traditional numbers and children's standards, an elegant and graceful collection for listeners of all ages. 

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Dweezil Zappa
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Dweezil Zappa

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Friday, June 8 at 10AM

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Dweezil Zappa's "Choice Cuts" tour has been curated by Dweezil for an all-new show filled with some of rock legend Frank Zappa's boldest compositions. Dweezil calls them "a collection of the meatiest tracks," which with he plans to satiate the appetite of Zappa fans old and new. 

Dweezil Zappa grew up listening to the music his famous father was working on or listening to, but soon found himself transfixed by the influences of the Beatles, Queen, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. And like many aspiring guitarists of his generation, Dweezil's ear was caught in a stranglehold by the trailblazing guitar styles of Edward Van Halen and Randy Rhoads.

Dweezil's most recent album release (2018) is "Live In The Moment II," a guitar solo compilation record in the style of his father's "Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar" discs. Live solos interspersed with studio tracks and interstitial palette cleansers.

VIP Soundcheck Party purchase options are available for these performances. Purchasers will be invited to an exclusive soundcheck performance prior to the show and will receive a commemorative poster from the concert. 

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Neal Brennan
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Neal Brennan

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Friday, June 22 at 10AM

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Three-time Emmy nominated Writer, director, producer, and standup comedian Neal Brennan has become a force in the comedy world. An across-the-board talent, Neal has found success in almost every creative vein in the comedy community. He has collaborated with the top writers and talent in the business and worked on several popular shows in various capacities. If there is a comedy that audiences are responding to, Neal is often somewhere to be found.

Neal is currently a writer, Creative Consultant, and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He served as Executive Producer on Chris Rock’s 2018 standup special Chris Rock: Tamborine and as Director on fellow Daily Show Correspondent Michelle Wolf’s 2017 HBO special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady. He also co-wrote the 2017 feature film The Female Brain alongside comic Whitney Cummings.

Neal’s critically acclaimed stand-up special 3 Mics premiered on Netflix in 2017, with Paste Magazine offering “It will floor you in the best way possible.” In a break from traditional standup comedy, 3 Mics sees Brennan alternating between three separate microphones; one for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues covering everything from managing his depression to his difficult relationship with his father. The show enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run in NYC with superstar musician John Legend serving as Producer.

@nealbrennan

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Damien Escobar
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Escobar

  • McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square | CHARLOTTE, NC (map)
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Friday, August 3 at 10AM

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Damien Escobar's  claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on “America’s Got Talent” as Nuttin’ but Stringz. Two urban kids from Jamaica, Queens, who later parted due to growing creative differences.  After the fall, Damien is reveling in the climb. Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts of 200K downloads from his first R&B mixtape, “Sensual Melodies”; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including: CBS Upfront Presentation, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef Awards, Indy Car Championship Awards, Major League Baseball Annual Golf Fundraiser Event, Angela Simmons “Electric Daze” Fashion Show, Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, and corporate concerts for FRIDAYS, Walmart, Target, and more. Currently, Escobar is appreciating his journey as a fresh new artist, with the release of his high-energy, inspirational single “Freedom” which debuted on CNN.com.  Damien makes it no secret that he’s determined to gain recognition for being the “dopest” violinist to crossover into mainstream music. In an industry not overpopulated by instrumentalist, the urban-rock violinist is looking to change the game. He’s a pioneer with a plan, and the future of music rest in his hands.

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

Todrick Hall: The Forbidden Tour

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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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Tig Notaro
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Tig Notaro

  • McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square CHARLOTTE NC (map)
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Friday, November 3 at 10AM

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Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.  Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi.  Season 1 yielded several nominations including - WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards.  Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig, and her memoir I’m Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller. 

In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks.  Live is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, of which she is now in remission.  Tig remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.

www.tignation.com

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Jesse Cook
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Cook

  • McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square CHARLOTTE NC (map)
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Friday, June 16 10AM

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Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has traveled the world exploring musical traditions that he has blended into his style of playing. He was a classical guitarist as a child, then studied flamenco, then jazz, and has developed a unique style based around the three musical and guitar traditions in his background. His pursuit of inspiration, innovation and collaboration have seen him record in multiple countries with guest artists from an array of backgrounds. He has sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide, won Juno Awards, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. His latest album, “Beyond Borders,” continues his global fascination, and his 2017 tour dates will include selections from his new work. 

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