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The Four Freshmen


The legendary sound that began in 1948 continues in the 21st century with a new configuration of The Four Fresmen. While the last original member of the influential jazz harmony group died in 2011, Brian, Curtis, Vince and Bob have been performing together since 2001. Whether performing with a full symphonic orchestra, in front of a big band, or playing self-contained, their unmistakable sound continues to thrill audiences all over the world.


• Sun 8/25/19 at - 5:00 PM

Dena Blizzard

Stand Up Comedy

Once gown-garbed and tiara-topped, former Miss Gloucester County and Miss New Jersey 1995 Dena (Querubin) Blizzard ’94 has replaced the clichés of her beauty queen past with jeans, a microphone and a clever wit. As a stand-up comic, Blizzard entertains audiences in the northeast with her humorous monologues on bygone pageant days and more current tales of stretch marks and motherhood.


• Thu 8/29/19 at - 8:00 PM

Mark Schultz

Christian Contemporary

Schultz has sold more than 1.3 million albums and enjoyed success on the Mainstream Adult Contemporary chart, scoring 10 No. 1 singles to date. He also landed the top spot on Billboard magazine’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and has been featured on '48 Hours' and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' His 2005 release, 'Mark Schultz Live…A Night of Stories & Songs,' was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and earned Schultz his first GMA Dove Award.


• Fri 9/13/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Gatlin Brothers


The Gatlin Brothers are one of the most popular country groups in history. Adopting the close harmony vocal techniques of the Everlys to the country-pop era, Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin had a number of hits during the '70s and '80s.


• Sun 9/15/19 at - 4:00 PM

Ron White

Stand Up Comedy

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White, perhaps best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the "Blue Collar Comedy" phenomenon, has emerged as a star in his own right and had been one of the top grossing comedians on tour in the U.S. He also can boast of two Grammy nominations, a gold record, three of the highest rated specials in Comedy Central history, a New York Times bestselling book, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units.


• Thu 9/19/19 at - 7:30 PM

Cirque Mei


Elite circus artists and acrobats from Hebei Province, China.


• Fri 9/20/19 at - 7:00 PM

Norman Foote


Norman Foote is a musician and puppeteer from Vancouver, CA. He has toured internationally, to much critical acclaim, and has received numerous awards, including 2010 JUNO and WMCA awards.


• Tue 9/24/19 at - 6:30 PM

Josh Turner


Many credit Josh Turner's success to a deep baritone voice and gospel-influenced sound that has drawn comparisons to some of the legendary figures of country music.


• Wed 9/25/19 at - 7:30 PM

Lucas Bohn

Stand Up Comedy

Bohn is a stand-up comedian.


• Fri 9/27/19 at - 7:00 PM

Dionne Warwick


The magically melodic voice of Dionne Warwick has resulted in her recordings scaling the pop and soul charts time and time again. Her soulful blend of pop, R&B and gospel has transcended race, culture and musical boundaries. She remains contemporary while never jeopardizing her appeal. The five-time Grammy Award winner's illustrious career spans almost five decades, thansk to nearly 60 charted hits including 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose,' 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again,' 'Message to Michael,' 'This Girl's In Love With You,' to name a few.


• Fri 9/27/19 at - 8:00 PM

San Francisco Comedy Competition

Stand Up Comedy


• Sat 9/28/19 at - 7:00 PM

John McEuen


John McEuen is the string wizard from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


• Sun 9/29/19 at - 4:00 PM

Jen Hatmaker


Hatmaker is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and television presenter.


• Thu 10/3/19 at - 7:30 PM

Los Lobos


Initially perhaps best known for their hit remake of Richie Valens' "La Bamba," the East Los Angeles band Los Lobos has gone on to a venerable,four-decades-long career of incorporating traditional Mexican music with a stylish, rock 'n' roll edge. Their musical journey has taken them a number of places, but never too far from their humble, hard-working roots. Their latest album, "Gates of Gold," was released in 2015.


• Wed 10/9/19 at - 7:30 PM

Taj Express: The Bollywood Music Revue


Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India's pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.


• Fri 10/11/19 at - 8:00 PM

Masterchef Jr. Live


MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to your town. This all-new show brings TV’s hit MASTERCHEF JUNIOR directly to you LIVE! Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MASTERCHEF JUNIOR all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages.


• Thu 10/17/19 at - 6:30 PM

Blue Man Group

Experimental/Perf. Art,Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

Blue Man Group is, put simply, three bald men, painted blue, and none of them has many words to say. Instead, they express themselves with paint. Paint that spurts from their mouths, paint that flies in balls, finger paint, spray paint. This is a unique blend of original music, mime and art.


• Fri 10/18/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 10/19/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 10/19/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 10/20/19 at - 1:00 PM
• Sun 10/20/19 at - 6:30 PM

Jason Mraz


Jason Mraz, whose surname is Czech for "frost," was known on the San Diego coffee house scene in 2000. His 2002 debut album, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," contained the hit single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," but it wasn't until 2005 when his second album, "Mr. A-Z" was released that he achieved widespread commercial success that has continued through such hit singles as "I'm Yours" and "I Won't Give Up."


• Wed 10/23/19 at - 7:30 PM



Grammy award winning superstar group Intocable (Untouchable) is a Tejano/Norteño musical group from Zapata, Texas that was started by friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez in the early '90s.


• Fri 10/25/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Odd Couple


Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter, is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.


• Fri 11/1/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 11/2/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 11/2/19 at - 7:30 PM

Hanneke Cassel Band


Charismatic fiddling has brought this native Oregonian many honors and awards. She was the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a bachelors in Violin Performance from the Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and China. Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. If that's not enough, her band also includes cellist Mike Block, who often plays in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and Canadian guitarist Christopher Lewis.


• Sun 11/3/19 at - 3:00 PM

A Toast to Bread

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock

The band re-creates all the hits of the great '70s band Bread — as well as the solo work of its founders David Gates and James Griffin.


• Thu 11/7/19 at - 7:30 PM



Nella is a new voice hailing from the Venezuelan Island of Margarita. A Berklee College of Music graduate where she shone as a soloist, Nella's music is a meeting place for her country's folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries and the music of the Andalusian region. She has performed with a variety of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique, Susana Baca, Los Amigos Invisibles and Guaco and joined the stellar cast of Oscar Award winner Asghar Farhadi's new movie, Everybody Knows, featuring Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz, singing songs written by composer & producer, Javier Limón, exclusively for the screenplay. She is now setting out on her first US tour performing songs featured in the movie, as well as Venezuelan folk songs and some of her own compositions.


• Fri 11/8/19 at - 7:30 PM

Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation With Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries

Film, Talks/Lectures

A screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" will be followed by a freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico


• Fri 11/8/19 at - 8:00 PM

Just Imagine: The John Lennon Experience Starring Tim Piper

Pop,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Tim Piper as John Lennon has been playing to rave reviews in 'Rain,' 'Beatlemania' and 'Revolution' from LA to Liverpool. Tim Piper and the show 'Just Imagine: The John Lennon Experience' was hailed by the LA Times “Critic’s Choice” as “...a remarkable, evocative John Lennon."


• Sat 11/9/19 at - 8:00 PM

Los Chicos del 512

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Latin/Salsa,Pop

Los Chicos del 512 is a Selena tribute group.


• Sun 11/10/19 at - 5:00 PM

BJ Thomas


BJ Thomas owns one of the most distinctive voices in American music that helped him earn five Grammy Awards, 15 platinum and gold records and over 25 Top 40 Hits, including 'Hooked on a Feeling' and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," the theme song to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."


• Thu 11/14/19 at - 7:30 PM

Felipe Esparza

Stand Up Comedy

Felipe Esparza walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. In 2012, he released his first stand-up special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You,” for Showtime, now available on DVD and Netflix. In 2014, Esparza launched a podcast, “What’s Up Fool?,” on the All Things Comedy network started by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal.


• Fri 11/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes

Solo Performance,Comedy

Join actress and comedian Kerry Ipema as she portrays all 4 of our favorite women Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in this 90 minute love-letter and hilarious tribute through six seasons of this mad-cap series. Kerry portrays Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they eat brunch, banter, argue and swoon over men and Manolos. Ipema and co-creator and director T.J Dawe (One Man Star-Wars/One Man Lord of the Rings) bring all of our favorite moments to life. The naked dress, the post-it note and the tantric sex demonstration all weave their way into this fantastic send-up. Who can forget how the Cosmopolitan drink swept into our lives? Mr. Big may even make an appearance. One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes reminds us all of the power of friendship and why this show so firmly remains in our hearts and minds.


• Fri 11/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

Terry Fator

Pop,Stand Up Comedy,Puppet Theater

Terry "The Human Beatbox" Fator is a phenomenal impressionist and ventriloquist, winning the top prize on season two of "America's Got Talent."


• Sat 11/16/19 at - 7:30 PM

Richard Glazier: Pure Imagination


Join award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier on a musical tour of Broadway and Hollywood..


• Sun 11/17/19 at - 4:00 PM

Classic Albums Live

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and performs them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut - using the world's greatest musicians.


• Fri 11/22/19 at - 7:30 PM


Special Event,Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms),Experimental/Perf. Art,Musical

STOMP is a unique theatrical experience that is all rhythm and percussion. Developed by street buskers in Brighton, England, who were seeking to grab attention and get donations, this production features artists who make music with brooms, garbage pail lids, pipes and, well, whatever is handy.


• Sat 11/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Little Texas


As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas was responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with three Grammy nominations.


• Sun 11/24/19 at - 4:00 PM

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Holiday,Musical,Puppet Theater

The unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology comes together in "A Very Electric Christmas," a magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centered on a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This story is performed in complete darkness and set to Christmas classics, including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey.


• Fri 11/29/19 at - 3:00 PM
• Fri 11/29/19 at - 6:00 PM

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Holiday,Holiday Music,New Age,Classical,Pop,Electronic

Under the leadership of composer Chip Davis, Mannheim Steamroller is among the pioneers of neo-classical electronic music, emerging as one of the driving forces behind the New Age music phenomenon. And now, 35 years later, the group is still going strong and has created a show with multimedia effects in an intimate setting.


• Sat 11/30/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 11/30/19 at - 6:00 PM

Asleep at the Wheel


The self-described "Kings of Texas Swing" started out in 1969 with Ray Benson and Lucky Oceans (Reuben Gosfield) in Paw Paw, WV as a tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. The group has opened for such artists as Alice Cooper and Hot Tuna. But since 1970, they have gone on to earn multiple Grammy Awards and record over 20 studio albums. Of their many singles on the Billboard Country charts, their highest-charting hit and perhaps most beloved tune is 'The Letter That Johnny Walker Read.' Their most recent album, "Still the King," was released in 2015.


• Mon 12/2/19 at - 7:30 PM

John Tesh

Jazz,Pop,Classical,New Age

John Tesh is a Grammy-nominated recording artist and radio show host.


• Tue 12/3/19 at - 7:30 PM

Modesto Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Holiday Music


• Fri 12/6/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 12/7/19 at - 2:00 PM

Central West Ballet: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance,Holiday Music


• Fri 12/13/19 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 12/14/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sun 12/15/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Fri 12/20/19 at - 7:00 PM

A Very Choral Christmas

Holiday Music,For the Family

Eight local choirs perform holiday favorites.


• Fri 12/20/19 at - 7:30 PM

Central West Ballet: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance,Holiday Music


• Sat 12/21/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 12/21/19 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 12/22/19 at - 2:00 PM

Posada Navidena

Holiday Music,World,World Dance

This annual production of the Ballet Folclorico de Sacramento is complete with a traditional Christmas processional (posada), Mexican holiday music (villancicos), a visit from the Three Wise Men, a festive piñata scene, plenty of regional dances, and live musical accompaniment by Córima “Posada Navideña” is sure to fill you with that holiday spirit,


• Sun 12/22/19 at - 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations


In the pianist Jeffrey Siegel's trademark Keyboard Conversations he briefly and in non-technical language speaks about the music he is about to peform. These programs both enrich the listening experience for the music connoisseur and provide an entertaining, instantly accessible introduction to great music for the novice.


• Fri 1/10/20 at - 7:30 PM

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


The true story of King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.


• Fri 1/17/20 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 1/18/20 at - 1:30 PM
• Sat 1/18/20 at - 7:00 PM

The Piano Guys


Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their series of strikingly original self-made music videos.


• Tue 1/21/20 at - 7:30 PM

David Foster

Stand Up Comedy

New York City comic David Foster transitions effortlessly between opinionated and silly material.


• Wed 1/22/20 at - 7:30 PM

Jeff Allen

Stand Up Comedy

Jeff Allen has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, and TBN. He was also Featured at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and performed for George W Bush in 2005.


• Fri 1/24/20 at - 8:00 PM

Escape To Margaritaville


Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.


• Wed 2/12/20 at - 7:00 PM
• Thu 2/13/20 at - 7:00 PM