Announcing The 2016 Summer/Fall Center Presents Season

May 16, 2016 by Anne Bradley

The Center is delighted to reveal a new lineup of performances slated for the upcoming season beginning in late June and continuing through November. The fourteen shows, which will be held in The Center Theater, feature a wide variety of musical talent, world-renowned speakers, film screenings, and a family-friendly science experience.

The summer/fall lineup is as follows:

6/26 Neal Conan
6/27 Marc Broussard
7/12 The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
8/2 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
8/3 Martin Sexton
8/9 The Center’s Annual Benefit Concert featuring Brandi Carlile
8/12 B-Side Players | A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
8/28 Colvin & Earle
9/8 An Evening with Keller Williams and Leo Kottke
9/12 The Hootenanny
9/21 Film Screenings: Unbroken Ground & Harvesting Liberty
9/28 The Subdudes
11/1 David Sedaris
11/6 Doktor Kaboom: Look Out! Science is Coming!

“This season, we worked hard to find a good balance of talented performers and reasonable ticket prices,” said Martha Bancroft, Director of The Center.

TICKETS

Tickets for the upcoming season go on sale on Wednesday, May 25 at 12PM MST and will be available online at jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar and in person at The Center Box Office located at 265 South Cache Street.

Season Ticket Package: Buy tickets to 6 or more Center Presents shows and receive 20% off your total purchase.

*To receive the discount, packages must be purchased over the phone 307-733-4900 or in person at The Center Box Office (265 S Cache Street). Discount does not apply to individual orders or website sales. Limited availability. Discount does not apply to annual benefit concert.

Marc Broussard 6.27.16

Colvin&Earle 8.28.16

Harvesting Liberty 09.21.16

The Subdudes 09.28.16


JUNE 26 AT 8PM | NEAL CONAN | TICKETS: $25 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Renowned NPR host Neal Conan returns to Jackson to present a two-part presentation in The Center Theater. Topics of discussion will include the US-China Standoff in the South China Sea and the 2016 Electoral Cycle. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. More information >>>

JUNE 27 AT 8PM | MARC BROUSSARD | TICKETS: $47-57 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

A Louisiana-born singer and songwriter whose sound is best described as "Bayou Soul," a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. Marc is best known for the songs "Where You Are" and "Home." Broussard previously released several independent efforts, including 2002's Momentary Setback, which spawned the hit "The Wanderer", a song about self-discovery. A re-worked version of the song appears on Carencro. As of July 2005, "Home" was released as a single. More information >>>


JULY 12 AT 8PM | THE W. KAMAU BELL CURVE: ENDING RACISM IN ABOUT AN HOUR
TICKETS: $39-59 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Comedian, Political Satirist, and Host of CNN's show United Shades of America socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, his weekly half-hour FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered in August 2012 and became a critically acclaimed but criminally short nightly show in September of 2013 on FX’s new comedy network FXX. The NY Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” More information >>>

AUGUST 2 AT 8PM | BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS | TICKETS: $99 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and- a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. More information >>>


AUGUST 3 AT 8PM | MARTIN SEXTON | TICKETS: $49-59 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when ­ the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album Mix Tape of the Open Road is that musical cross ­country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his "soul marinated voice." Sexton will perform tunes from Mix Tape as well as your favorite Martin classics on this tour. More information >>>


AUGUST 9 AT 8PM | THE CENTER’S ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE
TICKETS: $195 | $295 | $395 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Through the years, Carlile’s music has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. Carlile said of her style, "I've gone through all sorts of vocal phases, from pop to blues to R&B, but no matter what I do, I just can't get the country and western out of my voice."

Brandi Carlile has released six albums including The Story, Give Up the Ghost and Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, the last reaching number 14 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Her 2007 single The Story, from the album of the same name, was a greater commercial success and was used by General Motors for commercials. Carlile's latest album The Firewatcher's Daughter garnered her further acclaim and a GRAMMY Award nomination. More information >>>

AUGUST 12 AT 8PM | B-SIDE PLAYERS | A TRIBUTE TO CURTIS MAYFIELD | TICKETS: $25 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

The B-Side Players are a 9-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horn-driven polyrhythmic groove.

They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogaloo into the mix. More information >>>

AUGUST 28 AT 8PM | COLVIN & EARLE | TICKETS: $69 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

To celebrate the release of their self-titled, debut album, acclaimed GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle embark on a worldwide tour that includes a performance in Jackson, WY at The Center Theater. More information >>>


SEPTEMBER 8 AT 8PM | KELLER WILLIAMS AND LEO KOTTKE | TICKETS: $57-67 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

This very special evening of music will feature a solo set by each artist and some spontaneous collaborations between Williams and Kottke. More information >>>

SEPTEMBER 12 AT 7:30PM | THE HOOTENANNY | TICKETS: $10 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

Join Jackson’s all-time favorite folk musicians for a special performance on The Center stage. This in-town version of the long-running Monday tradition of talented pickers features founding performers, long-time stalwarts, special friends and surprise guests. More information >>>


SEPTEMBER 21 AT 8PM | FILM SCREENINGS: UNBROKEN GROUND & HARVESTING LIBERTY
TICKETS: $15 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

The future of farming. Regenerative farming and food followed by a discussion led by Ian McGregor of Slow Food in the Tetons and Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest. More information >>>


SEPTEMBER 28 AT 8PM THE SUBDUDES | TICKETS: $53 PLUS $2 VENDINI FEE

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. More information >>>


NOVEMBER 1 AT 7PM DAVID SEDARIS | TICKETS: $75 PLUS $2 VENDINI PROCESSING FEE

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. More information >>>


NOVEMBER 6 AT 6PM DOKTOR KABOOM: LOOK OUT! SCIENCE IS COMING!
TICKETS: $17-29 PLUS $2 VENDINI FEE

Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man science variety show suitable for school and family audiences. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom's supercharged (and super safe!) science experiments will have you erupting with laughter and bubbling with curiosity. Nothing says science like KABOOM!

Look Out, Science is Coming! is the original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Aimed at grades 4-8. More info >>>