MAJOR SPRING ANNOUNCEMENT—18 NEW SHOWS

NEW SHOWS ADDED TO 2018–19 SEASON

Highlights include performances by Norah Jones, Jim Gaffigan, Gipsy Kings,
Aida Cuevas, Anne Lamont and Eve Ensler, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Black Violin and Complexions Dance Company

Tickets for all shows on sale Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m.

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) made its major spring announcement of 18 new shows added to the 2018–2019 season, continuing to showcase chart topping musicians, compelling dance companies, groundbreaking storytellers and authors and a wide range of holiday performances, all appealing to diverse audiences. Tickets for all shows go on sale first to LBC members on Monday, April 9 at 12 p.m. and then to the general public on Friday, April 20 at 12 p.m.  Click here to learn more about membership levels and benefits. Don’t wait until April 20th — call 707.546.3600 or join online!

Tickets are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa), open daily from noon to 6:00 pm.

The new show lineup kicks off this summer with a varied array of acts – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons bring all their hits from the musical Jersey Boys on Sunday, August 5; Gipsy Kings, the Grammy Award-winning band behind the hit song, “Bamboléo,” celebrate 25+ years of flamenco, salsa, and pop fusion perfection on Wednesday, August 8; Grammy Award-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and best-selling author Jim Gaffigan performs for one-night-only on Thursday, August 9;
T Bone Burnett, celebrated songwriter, performer and music producer, shares stories and selections from his 50-year career in music and entertainment on Sunday, September 9; and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones returns to her piano and jazz roots with selections from her 2016 album “Day Breaks” Thursday, September 20.

Fall shows continue to feature the wide range of performances that is a trademark of LBC programming. The semi-finals of the prestigious 43rd San Francisco Comedy Competition will be held on Saturday, September 22. In a celebration of Latino culture, the “Queen of Ranchera Music” Aida Cuevas presents a mariachi spectacle paying tribute to her friend and mentor, Juan Gabriel, on Thursday, October 4, followed by the return of The Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series on Wednesday, October 17 with a thought-provoking, dynamic performance from Complexions Contemporary Ballet. On Thursday, November 1, the speaker series at LBC presents bestselling author Anne Lamott and playwright Eve Ensler In Conversation, which addresses provocative issues with compassion, pathos, and humor. The multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder will perform as part of their X Tour celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary on Saturday, November 10

The holiday season at LBC offers the return of perennial audience favorites as well as brand-new productions, including the jaw-dropping magic and breathtaking circus acts of A Magical Cirque Christmas on Friday, November 23. Shows returning to LBC include Transcendence Theatre Company’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular, spotlighting holiday favorites Broadway-style on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2; the continuation of the Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series with Posada Navideña featuring Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento, a beloved Sonoma County tradition on Friday, December 7; and Moscow Ballet’s innovative, eye-popping version of the holiday classic Great Russian Nutcracker on Tuesday, December 18. Also new to LBC’s holiday lineup is Beach Boys founding member Brian Wilson presenting “The Christmas Album Live” with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin on Saturday, December 22.

In the new year, several performers return by popular demand. Following previous sold-out appearances, psychic medium John Edward returns on Sunday, January 13. On Thursday, January 31, LBC welcomes back Black Violin, led by classically-trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The spring season also features the final performance in the Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series from the Trinity Irish Dance Company, known for their fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and longstanding dance-form and elements of American innovation on Sunday, March 3.

More information about individual shows can be found by searching Events section of this site.

Resident theater companies Left Edge Theatre and Roustabout Theater will continue to call LBC home for their 2018–19 seasons, producing a diverse range of works for audiences of all ages.

Click here to learn more about membership levels and benefits. Don’t wait until April 20th —call 707.546.3600 or join online!