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South Orange, NY

Ramsey Lewis
Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 8pm

Composer, pianist, and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which showcase his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms. Ramsey Lewis first captivated fans with his first album Ramsey Lewis And The Gentlemen of Swing by the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1956. By 1965, he was one of the nation’s most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with “The In Crowd,” “Hang On Sloopy,” and “Wade In The Water.”

Ramsey Lewis is a three-time Grammy Award winner and has seven gold records to his credit. In 2007, he was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

John Hiatt
Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 7:30pm

As one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters, John Hiatt tours in support of his new album Terms of My Surrender. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, and Linda Ronstadt. He earned a Grammy Award nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame and his legacy was even further cemented with a pair of accolades in the fall of 2008: the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in September, and his October induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8pm

EagleMania has emerged as the greatest Eagles tribute band, thrilling audiences up and down the East Coast since their inception. The music of the Eagles appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band’s music for the past 40-plus years, positioning the Eagles as one of the most successful and most popular bands in music history.

EagleMania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. EagleMania’s attention to detail and their uncanny ability to emulate the Eagles’ music leaves fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.

Manhattan Transfer
Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 8pm

An intimate performance featuring the critically acclaimed, award winning vocal group The Manhattan Transfer (Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel), and their longtime pianist and music director Yaron Gershovsky.

The legendary Manhattan Transfer is one of the most important and innovative vocal groups in the history of popular music. The quartet’s rich harmonies have earned them dozens of Grammy Awards and collaborations with Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, James Taylor, and many more.

The Manhattan Transfer became the very first group to win both Pop and Jazz Grammy Awards in the same year - Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Boy From New York City,” and Best Jazz Performance, Duo or Group for “Until I Met You (Corner Pocket),” both from their sixth studio album, Mecca for Moderns.

Bobby Collins
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 8pm

Always the funniest guy in the room, Bobby Collins is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh across the country.

A native of New York, Collins was literally born into comedy when his father named him for his favorite comedian, Bob Hope. The audience at a Bobby Collins show is half the fun. Many of Collins’ enthusiastic fans have been following him for years and know by heart some of his classic bits (“…on the inside!”). But, Bobby keeps it fresh with new everyday-life observations and his travels. Over the years, he has hosted VH-1′s “Stand Up Spotlight;” toured with Cher, Julio Iglesias, Dolly Parton and Tony Bennett, among others; and released six comedy CDs.

The Wailers "Legend" 30th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Led by Bob Marley, The Wailers burst onto the reggae scene more than 50 years ago with a force never before seen and never since duplicated within in the genre, taking reggae sounds from the streets of Jamaica and delivering them to living rooms and bedrooms across the globe. Now, more than 30 years since Marley’s untimely death, the world’s most iconic reggae outfit will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Legend, the legendary greatest hits compilation containing songs like “Is This Love,” “No Woman, No Cry,” “Could You Be Loved,” and “Buffalo Soldier.”

Tom Chapin's Family Concert
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 2pm

Tom Chapin engages hearts, minds and imaginations with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles.

In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three Grammy Awards, the multi-talented singer-songwriter and guitarist has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. Tom Chapin is a highly respected contemporary folk artist and a pioneer in the field of children's music. Billboard Magazine calls him "totally captivating" and "the best family artist around."

Christine Ebersole
with The Aaron Weinstein Trio in "Strings Attached"

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 8pm

An evening of jazzed up Broadway classics and songbook standards. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (and Maplewood, NJ resident), Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole won her first Tony Award for the smash hit revival of 42nd Street and her second Tony Award for Grey Gardens.

Selected highlights of her illustrious career include Broadway revivals of Steel Magnolias, Camelot, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). In film, she’s has appeared in Wolf of Wall Street, Amadeus, Tootsie, and The Big Wedding, among others. Ms. Ebersole has appeared at Carnegie Hall, with the San Francisco Symphony, the Boston Pops, Tanglewood, and more. She has appeared often on PBS, including her star turns in “Ira Gershwin at 100” and “The Rodgers & Hart Story.”

Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Storm Large: Vocalist of Pink Martini
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 8pm

Acclaimed vocalist Storm Large sings the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems and some of her own gorgeous originals all delivered with a fierce personal commitment. Storm shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. She made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy Award-winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.

Jefferson Starship 40th Anniversary Tour
Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Jefferson Starship, founded by Rock Hall of Fame inductee Paul Kantner (who also founded Jefferson Airplane) and David Friedberg (who also founded Quicksilver Messenger Service), soar into their 40th year, carrying one of rock music's greatest legacies and halcyon repertoires.

The group’s music is the soundtrack of a generation including the smash hits “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit," and “We Built This City.” Recent television specials on PBS and HDNet have only furthered the legendary band's following. As genuine American good will ambassadors, they have appeared in 30 countries on 4 continents, including Brazil, Japan, Israel, and Serbia at the invitation of the American Embassy.

Ralphie May
Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 8pm

Since his debut on the very first season of “Last Comic Standing,” audiences just can’t get enough of this larger-than-life comedian. Ralphie May has a no nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with diverse audiences by pointing out society’s hypocrisies. Ralphie doesn’t shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue when society suggests, because he sincerely believes that as long as what he’s saying is true, people need to hear it.

Voted one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie recently released his record-setting fourth one-hour special for Comedy Central titled “Too Big To Ignore,” proving that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever.

David Bromberg Big Band
Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8pm

With a stage full of incredible talent and no set list, the freewheeling David Bromberg Big Band concerts have become the stuff of legends.

Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the folk and blues traditions. He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and he can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. He became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon.

Get The Led Out "The American Led Zeppelin"
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy. Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, recorded by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album, Jill Sobule, yielded the hit songs I Kissed A Girl (the original) and Supermodel. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowd sourcing, with her 2009 fan-funded record, California Years. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing changing music industry. She’s performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello and Warren Zevon and inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Award-winning composer, lyricist, and producer, Neil Berg brings the country's number one touring Broadway concert to SOPAC. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway showstopper classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

Rachelle Ferrell
Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell’s potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship. Ferrell first emerged in the United States in 1992 with her R&B debut Rachelle Ferrell, a solid collection of self-penned originals that featured a striking duet with Will Downing titled “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.” It was with the release of First Instrument in 1994 (recorded prior to Rachelle Ferrell) that audiences were really introduced to Ferrell’s jazz sensibilities. Ferrell has worked with some of the top names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and George Duke.

The Weight "Celebrating the Music of Levon Helm & The Band"
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 80pm

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. Come and take a load off.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 2pm

A highly amusing and moving musical about Danny, a boy who absolutely cannot stand to eat peas! When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, Danny is ready to make a deal…

Danny agrees, if the monster will eat his peas, he will surrender any of his possessions. First, it's his soccer ball, then, it’s his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will Danny refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Prepare to be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, and Mama Cass Elliot.

Ivy + Bean, The Musical
Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 2 pm

Ivy + Bean, The Musical is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders and is based on the New York Times best-selling children's books series by author Annie Barrows and Illustrator Sophie Blackhall.

The moment they lay eyes on one another, Bean and Ivy knew they would never be friends. The two girls could not be more different. Bean is loud, wild, and goofy while Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister and needs a place to hide, Ivy comes to her rescue. When the two girls become a team, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn - along with lessons about the challenges and joys of family, friendship, and love.


150 W 17th St, NYC 10011
212.620.5000 ext 344
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art ( The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul). The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Tickets are available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Janis Ian
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7pm

In her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian recently won her second Grammy Award. After her Rubin Museum debut last year, she’s back by popular demand. Her 2013 Grammy (her second), presented at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, was for Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book "Society's Child” (

She began her mostly stellar, sometimes stormy, professional life at the age of 12 when she wrote her first song and was published by Broadside Magazine. That led to her first “real” show, at New York’s venerable Village Gate, where she shared a stage with Tom Paxton (with whom she recently toured the east coast of the U.S.), Lou Gossett Jr., Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, and a host of other singer songwriters. At 14, she wrote "Society’s Child”. “At Seventeen” later became her trademark song and, along with the album on which it debuted, “Between the Lines,” it earned five Grammy nominations and wins including Best Pop Female Performance and Best Engineered Recording. The song has since joined “Society’s Child” as inductees in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Music and lyrics are about life experiences and, as Janis’ life has been full and colorful, so have her songs as evidenced by her multiple awards, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and commendations. Her songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack.

Martha Wainwright
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 7pm

With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different, new force in music.

Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice. In the January 2005 issue of Mojo, Norah Jones listed her as one of the “best things she heard all year.” London’s Sunday Times included Martha in their songs of the year issue. Throughout her career, Martha has also contributed to albums by Dan Bern, Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Rufus Wainwright, Snow Patrol and Teddy Thompson amoung others.

Erin McKeown
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 7pm

Over the past decade, Erin McKeown has spent an average of 200 nights onstage each year. She has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Later with Jools Holland," NPR, BBC, and has had her music placed in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. She has even written a song via text message with her friend Rachel Maddow.

Erin's compelling and energy-packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim. She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world's esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen.

Melissa Ferrick
Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 7pm

Melissa Ferrick is back with her first self-produced album since 2004, the truth is. An evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog, the record is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career.

Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-‘90s, Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including artists like Liz Phair and PJ Harvey—who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act. Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself. She tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S.

Dana Fuchs
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 7pm

A rare phenomenon whose unique voice and stage presence alludes to those of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Otis Redding, Dana Fuchs is back on the Rubin’s stage after multiple on stage appearances. Arriving in NYC at the age of 19, Fuchs worked the blues circuit for a couple of years until deciding it was time to tell her story through her own music. She began compiling a solid body of original rock songs. “My personal ‘blues’ had a different story and I needed to tell it…and express my rock and roll side more.” Part of her self-exploration included playing the title role of Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway musical hit Love, Janis, and "Sadie" in Julie Taymor's critically acclaimed film Across The Universe. Perhaps Stereophile Magazine said it best: "imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60's Rolling Stones...Rock n' Roll doesn’t get any better." Dana tours in support of her new album, Bliss Avenue, her most honest and unflinching studio album.

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Natalie Merchant (Rescheduled from 7/19)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 8pm

Natalie Merchant tours in support of her new self-titled album which will be released May 6th, on Nonesuch Records. Merchant’s career began when, as a college student, she joined the seminal alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Serving as lead vocalist, lyricist, and sometime pianist, Merchant released five critically acclaimed studio albums with the band, including the platinum-selling In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man’s Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden(1992), and MTV Unplugged (1993). Merchant left the group in 1993, after 12 years, to record her first solo album. Tigerlily (1995) was certified five-times platinum, and was followed by the platinum Ophelia (1998), Natalie Merchant Live (1999), and Motherland (2001). “Merchant is one of the most successful and enduring alternative artists to emerge from the Eighties – intact and uncompromised.” – Vogue


Paula Poundstone
Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8pm

Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Paula Poundstone was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner. She has starred in solo specials on HBO and BRAVO and made frequent TV appearances on Letterman & Leno. Attending her performance will leave you marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members. In conversations bound to garner riotous laughter.

John Hiatt
Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 8pm

As one of America’s most respected and influential singer/songwriters, John Hiatt tours in support of his new album Terms of My Surrender. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, & Linda Ronstadt. He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame and his legacy was even further cemented with a pair of accolades in the fall of 2008: the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in September, and his October induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Emmylou Harris
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8pm

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for “Best Americana album”), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.

Boz Scaggs
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 8pm

Grammy-Award winning rock legend Boz Scaggs tours in support of his most recent album MEMPHIS (released on 429 Records). Produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer), Memphis was recorded at Willie Mitchell legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other hit music artists. William Royce Boz Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz. Scaggs quickly developed into an iconic singer songwriter cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops working with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976 achieving multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees and its follow ups. Scaggs continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey with successes in film soundtracks. He and his band continue to tour worldwide and Scaggs also performs alongside Donald Fagan and Michael McDonald in their band billed as The Dukes of September.

Brett Dennen Presents Water Colors: A Special Acoustic Evening
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8pm

Brett Dennen tours in support of his most recent album Smoke and Mirrors. His music career began humbly around the camps of the Sierra Nevada mountain range–a retreat to which he would eventually return for inspiration on Smoke and Mirrors. Brett’s 2006 release, So Much More, officially launched him as a discovery artist and drew frequent comparisons to troubadours like Paul Simon and Tom Petty. In 2008 his Hope for the Hopeless didn't stray too far from the songwriter's comfort zone, though a partnership with producer John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) led to a high level of production not yet heard on any of his albums. In 2011, Dennen’s Loverboy was his biggest departure to date: a danceable collection of songs influenced by the road and recorded by a studio filled with friends and imperfect takes. Following the release of Smoke and Mirros, Brett spent most of Summer 2014 on tour with Michael Franti.

Martin Sexton
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8pm

One of our favorites returns to the Music Hall! Martin Sexton was one of the most talked-about arrivals on the "new folk" acoustic music scene. In The Journey, his 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, as well as his captivating live appearances, earned him a number of Boston Music Awards not to mention The National Academy of Songwriters “Artist of the Year.” The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Unlike so many other contemporary singer-songwriters, Sexton’s vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville and Otis Redding. Sexton is originally from the Syracuse, New York area. He migrated to Boston in 1990 where he built a following singing around Harvard Square and gradually working his way into the club scene. Today he is selling out venues from coast to coast. John Mayer calls him “The best live performer I have ever seen”.

John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 2pm

Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia presents a one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Tartaglia starred in the acclaimed musical Avenue Q, appeared on Broadway in Shrek The Musical and in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and created and starred in The Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites”.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 8pm

Speical Guest: Tift Merritt
Over the course of her career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 13 albums and sold over 13 million records, won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993, has won two Academy of Country Music awards, one Emmy award, and, in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. She has developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base, as her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Her latest album, Songs From The Movie, with its compelling orchestral reinventions of ten classic Mary Chapin Carpenter songs, is no exception. Composed, arranged, and co-produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, the album is an artistic landmark for the beloved singer-songwriter. Recorded at London’s legendary AIR Studios with a 63-piece orchestra and a 15-voice choir, the record harkens to Carpenter’s love of classic film and symphonic music.

The Jayhawks
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 8pm

The Music Hall is thrilled to be a part of the first US Jayhawks tour in over two years, touring behind the reissue of three of their acclaimed albums, Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music. The band emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s — a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country — "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once memorably called it — The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. Named after "The Hawks" — as in "Levon and the Hawks," the name of Dylan's backing band in the 60s before they became known as "The Band" — The Jayhawks and their fellow travelers even helped make the world safe again for artists who weren't afraid to fuse traditional rock, country and folk influences into something that was both timeless and modern, just like the best American bands always have.

The Mavericks
Friday, October 31- Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 8pm

A Returning to the Music Hall after two sold-out shows last year... The Mavericks are back!The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."

Justin Hayward: Voice of The Moody Blues
Sunday November 2, 2014 @ 8pm

Special Guest: Mike Dawes
Justin Hayward returns to the music hall after his wonderful appearance in 2013. He best known as the lead vocalist, guitar player and songwriter for the legendary Moody Blues; the iconic group that has sold more than fifty-five million albums. He penned many of the group’s megahits including “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon”, and had a hit single of his own when he recorded “Blue Guitar” for the Blue Jays album with fellow Moody Blue John Lodge. Justin's new solo album is titled Spirits of the Western Sky . The acoustic evening will feature Moodies hits and his own solo material, joined by Mike Dawes, one of the world’s finest modern finger style guitarists.

David Bromberg Big Band
Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 8pm

A real Music Hall classic: Hometown hero David Bromberg and his Big Band return to Tarrytown! With a stage full of incredible talent and no set list, his freewheeling Big Band concerts have become the stuff of legend. David’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the folk and blues traditions. He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and he can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. He became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon.

The Weight - Celebrating the Music of Levon Helm & The B
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 8pm

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order but interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats….Come and take a load off.

Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 8pm

Gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty, they carry on the an illustrious tradition as the world’s preeminent boy choir. No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Wiener Sangerknaben, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continue to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses holiday favorites, Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant.

Keb' Mo' Band
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 8pm

Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb' Mo' tours in support of his new album ‘BLUESAmericana’, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #2 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Keb's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America - informing all of its musical roots - before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Over the past two decades he has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.

51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766

Bruce Hornsby
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 7:30pm

A benefit for Possessed of a breezy, nonchalant style that belies his technical gifts, pianist Bruce Hornsby writes powerful songs from the heart that touch on several distinctly American traditions: pop, jazz, bluegrass, and ’60s soul. He worked for a while as a studio player and songwriter, and had his first hit in 1986 with the stirring and philosophical “The Way It Is.” After that, he continued to release albums that honored his own muse rather than the marketplace, and put together various backing bands to suit the mood and style of the genres he works in. Hornsby has also maintained a close musical relationship with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead and has recorded with bluegrass player, Ricky Skaggs. Hornsby’s recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 1990, and the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 1993.

Los Lobos
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Since 1974, East LA’s Los Lobos have been exploring the artistic and commercial possibilities of American biculturalism, moving back and forth between their Chicano roots and their love of American rock & roll.

Although the band first gained fame as part of the early-Eighties roots-rock revival, they didn’t so much strip music down as mix it up, playing norteño, blues, country, Tex-Mex, ballads, folk, and rock. They have been guests on albums by Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, and Paul Simon, and their music has been featured in films such as La Bamba and Desperado.

Los Lonely Boys
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Can anything even more magical happen in the already charmed career of Los Lonely Boys? You bet. It’s called Rockpango, their first self-produced long player on their own LonelyTone/Playing In Traffic Records. And yeah, it’s magical indeed.

At least as magical — and maybe more so — as debuting in 2003 with a multi-chart gold single, selling millions of albums, winning a Grammy, racking up reams of critical acclaim, opening for The Rolling Stones, and many more accomplishments for the Texican rock’n’roll trio of brothers. Plus playing and recording with such legends as Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana, associations that give a strong hint at what’s at work here on Rockpango.

After proving themselves one of the most stunning and wonderful musical success stories of the last decade, Los Lonely Boys are now carving out their legend with their fourth studio album. Even though the band has already shown they can “up the ante with greater musicianship and confidence” (People Magazine) every time out, on Rockpango they heighten the trajectory, open up their sound, and show what flourishing maturity feels like from these veteran yet still young and burgeoning musical talents.

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Upcoming shows include: Harpeth Rising and Eugen & Jenal Huff in the round (9/9); The Big Bright (Glenn Patscha/Fiona Bickhardt/Liz Tormes) and Buddy Mondlock, Craig Bickardt and Joe Henry in the round (10/14). Tickets and info at

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 826-1100

Willie Nelson & Family
Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 7:30pm

With six concerts already under his cowboy belt (all sellouts), it was announced today that Willie Nelson will return to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts for a seventh performance on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Backed by his longtime touring and recording “Family,” Nelson is on the road again, this time in support of his 69th studio album, Band of Brothers, which is due out in August.

With a six-decade career and more than 200 total albums already in the rearview mirror, Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician, and has amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

Umphrey's McGee
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:30pm

After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels and attend to their lives as husbands and fathers. But you’d be wrong. With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group - which formed on the Notre Dame campus outside of South Bend, Indiana in 1997 - has something to prove. And that’s not just to their ever-loyal fan base, but to those who have never heard a note, or worse - dismiss them as “too sophisticated, too complex” or think they know what Umphrey’s McGee is all about.