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Stiefel Theatre Announces Fall Schedule

KSAL Staff - May 23, 2013 9:49 am

Stiefel Theatre announces its fall Schedule.

Stiefel Theatre announces its fall Schedule.

Heading into a summer season that so far has included Chicago and the Beach Boys and the likes of Cheap Trick and Rick Springfield still to come among others, the Stiefel Theatre announces its fall Schedule.

The momentum of the summer rolls into the fall season with an exciting array of big acts booked. Upcoming acts include

JOAN BAEZ

Tuesday, June 4, 8pm

From performing at Woodstock in 1969 to winning an International Bluegrass Award and the GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Joan Baez’s enduring musical journey has been a remarkable one driven by love of folk music and passion for human rights. $39, $49, $59

JETHRO TULL’S IAN ANDERSON

THICK AS A BRICK TOUR

Friday, July 12, 8pm

Ian Anderson performs Thick As A Brick in its entirety for the first time since 1972, as part of his world tour. Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 45th year as an international recording and performing musician in 2013. $69, $79, $89

 

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC

Tuesday, July 23, 8pm

Weird Al” Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 11 nominations). $35, $46, $58

 

BOZ SCAGGS

Friday, July 26, 8pm

After first finding acclaim as a member of the Steve Miller Band, singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs went on to enjoy considerable solo success. He will be performing live in concert selections from his new record “Memphis” plus his hits including, “Slow Dancer, Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, and Look What You’ve Done to Me” $55, $65, $74

 

RICK SPRINGFIELD

Sunday, July 28, 8pm

Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records with a whopping 17 top-40 hits. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play over 100 shows a year. Attracting new fans wherever he goes with his unique brand of audience interaction, unstoppable energy, and unforgettable songs that have become part of the soundtrack to people’s lives. $49, $59, $69

 

MARK SELBY & TIA SILLERS

Friday, August 2, 8pm

It’s hard to imagine a happier or more successful musical couple than the husband-wife team of Mark Selby and Tia Sillers. As songwriters they’ve penned over twenty hit singles, including the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning #1 “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black,” which spent 17 weeks at number one and was named Billboard Magazine’s Rock Track of the Year. $25

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Wednesday, September 4, 8pm

Since the bluesy anthem “Bring Me Some Water” brought her to the national consciousness 25 years ago, Melissa Etheridge has been delighting and challenging fans with songs that are both beautiful and activist-driven. Etheridge’s song “I Need to Wake Up,” which was written for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. She is also 2-time Grammy Award winner for her hits “Ain’t It Heavy” and “Come to My Window.” $59, $69, $85

 

JIM BREUER

Thursday, September 12, 8pm

Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Jim Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour, Breuer can be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays with Breuer.” $25, $32

 

TOMMY EMMANUEL

Thursday, September 26, 8pm

“One of the greatest players on the planet” … Chet Atkin “Tommy Emmanuel’s recordings and his songs are imbued with a vitality and beauty rarely heard in instrumental music today” … Acoustic Guitar Magazine. $30

 

CHRIS BOTTI

Saturday, September 28, 8pm

Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards. Chris’ special connection to the area is his legendary performance at Symphony Hall in 2008 which has since become a PBS special, DVD and CD. $51, $67, $77

 

JAMEY JOHNSON

Thursday, October 3, 8pm

Alabama native Jamey Johnson grew up in a poor but highly musical family. Like many country artists, Jamey first performed gospel music in churches. Unlike most, he is a formally trained musician who understood music theory as early as his junior-high years. During 2009 and 2010, Jamey collected five Grammy Award nominations. He toured with country titan Hank Williams Jr. and was one of the few country acts asked to play the massive Bonnaroo festival in June 2010. Johnson followed it in the fall of 2012 with Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, which featured a slew of guests including Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, and Kris Kristofferson. $49

 

FAB FOUR

Friday, October 4, 8pm

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Hosted by “Ed Sullivan” this incredible concert represents every era of the Beatles’ ever-changing career. $39, $49

 

ZZ TOP

Sunday, October 20, 8pm

The American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. They formed in 1970. The original members are still aboard after three decades. They play music that is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100-percent American in derivation. $89.50, $99.50

 

GABRIEL IGLESIAS

Thursday, October 24, 8pm

Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. $65, $55

 

BRUCE HORNSBY & RICKY SKAGGS

Saturday, October 26, 8pm

Bruce Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start. The 13-time Grammy nominee’s commercial stock soared early on when “The Way It Is” – the title track of Bruce Hornsby and the Range’s 1986 debut album – became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 and won ASCAP’s Song of the Year award.

The year 2012 marks the 53rd year since Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind himthe diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. $45, $55, $65

 

RICKIE LEE JONES

Saturday, November 9, 8pm

From the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she tottered on a thread of her own devise, jazz – the old musical kind, and R&B – the Motown thread that permeates her work. Her sense of humor, musical dexterity and song craft is all evident on her exquisite new album Balm in Gilead. $38

 

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Monday, November 18, 8pm

 

MICHAEL W. SMITH

December (date to be announced!)

Michael Whitaker Smith is an American contemporary Christian musician, who has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts. His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when “Place in this World” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has earned 40 Dove Awards. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 29 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums. Smith is an American Music Award recipient; he was also named one of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” $45, $55, $62

 

Stiefel Director Jane Gates says that the schedule includes a very wide range of ticket prices. Gates adds that another big show is also in the works, and is planned for November 18th.

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