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Mark Farner’s American Band Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:00 pm Tickets: $35 Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over. At age 69, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation— “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”— and “rock star” is only one facet of this Michigan-born son’s legacy. Farner is also about as real as they get: He’s a husband, in his fourth decade of marriage to wife Lesia. He’s a family man with five adult sons. And he’s a caregiver. Tickets
Blackberry Smoke Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:30 pm Tickets: $35, $25 Blackberry Smoke is Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Of their latest album, NPR Music praises, “For nearly two decades, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has been a purveyor of the new Southern rock movement, creating music on its cutting edge…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “Blackberry Smoke is part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.” In addition to their work as musicians, the band remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research. Tickets
Pre-Labor Day Blues Show Sir Charles
Calvin Richardson
Mose Stovall
Ronnie Bell
Big Ro Williams
Hosted by Comedian MC Lightfoot
Friday, August 31, 2018 8:00 pm Tickets: $49, $45, $39, $35, $29 Tickets
Black Jacket Symphony Presents AC/DC Back In Black Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:00 pm Tickets: $30, $25 The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening's artist. Tickets
Wynonna & The Big Noise Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00 pm Tickets: $67, $57, $47, $37, $27 Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.” Tickets
TOTO's 40 Trips Around The Sun World Tour Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:30 pm Tickets: $77, $67, $57, $37 TOTO’s brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun was released and is impacting charts all over the world. The band is currently in the middle of an extensive European tour with multiple dates already sold out across Europe. The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will be the band’s most extensive run in years.

“Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long lasting success of the band,” Steve Lukather remarked. “This 40th Anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out. On top of all that, it’s really exciting to be working with SONY again. We’ve spent a lot of time last year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks.”

TOTO also recently announced the release of their definitive box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music). This limited edition release is available for pre-order here: http://SMARTURL.IT/TOTO40TRIPSBOXSET

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone along while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.

With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.
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PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 am & 6:00 pm
Tickets: $112 (VIP), $47 (Gold Circle), $37, $30, $23, $20 PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour!

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Be a VIP – Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with three characters after the show. Each adult & child (aged 1 & up) must have a VIP ticket.
Tue 6pm Wed 10am Wed 6pm
MPAC Presents An Evening with Kenny G Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:00 pm Tickets: $75, $65, $55, $35 Kenny G has connected with millions around the world as a refined instrumentalist, he is a master of the soprano sax and world renowned Jazz superstar. It’s been 25 years since Kenny G debuted the Grammy Award winning album Breathless, selling over 12 million copies in the United States alone.

Breathless was the sixth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G, released in 1992 on Arista Records. It reached No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The track "Forever in Love" won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at the 1994 ceremony and reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been certified Diamond for sales of over 12 million copies in the US, making it one of the top 100th best-selling albums in history.
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Paul Thorn Don't Let The Devil Ride Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 pm Tickets: $35, $25, $20, $15 The son of a preacher man, an accomplished painter, former professional boxer ( 10-3-1 as a middleweight and also fought 4-time World Champion Roberto Duran) and seasoned skydiver. Paul has opened up for Sting, Huey Lewis and the News, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Toby Keith and Jeff Beck. Paul brings his keen songwriting ability and talent with his band for this intimate evening of songs and stories. Tickets
Don Felder Formerly of the Eagles Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30 pm Tickets: $52.50, $42.50, $32.50, $23.50 Putting all the tumult and glory he’d experienced to that point into perspective gave new urgency to the creation of Road to Forever – only Felder’s second solo effort in a storied, four-decade-plus sojourn through rock history. Road to Forever represents the culmination of a personal journey of introspection that Felder began over ten years ago. In 2001, he suffered an emotionally-devastating double blow – separating acrimoniously from The Eagles for the last time while facing the end of his first marriage, which had lasted 29 years and produced four children.

“Every identity I’d been attached to – musician, husband, and father – was being taken away,” he says. To heal, Felder began writing down as many memories as he could, putting his past in perspective. Finding these musings compelling, Felder was inspired to write a book, and connected with legendary Hollywood deal-maker Michael Ovitz to set it up. “Two weeks later, I went to New York with a three-page synopsis, and received four offers from publishers,” Felder says. “Now I was forced to reflect on my life.” That introspection inspired him to “write out the stories of my life as songs. After I collected myself, I found I needed to go out and play music again, and that’s how I began recording the upcoming album.
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Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic Friday, November 23, 2018 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25, $20, $15 When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic.

That’s when Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power of yet” —the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. Along the way, Elmo and Abby, joined by their friends Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, and Gonger, discover the many magical moments in everyday life.

In the end, Elmo learns that you can do anything you set your mind to if you just keep trying! Join your favorite Sesame Street friends on this magical adventure when Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic comes to your neighborhood.
2:00pm 6:00pm
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