SEASON LINEUP 2022 –2023
Canadian Country Duo
Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, brothers John and James became the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 2005. They made their mark at many high profile U.S. bluegrass festivals and toured across multiple continents while still in their teens and 20s. The Abrams are fourth generation songwriters and recording artists instilled with the ability to tell stories that speak to the hearts of their fans. Their newest EP, Reminder, is both deeply personal and widely relatable. Arlo Guthrie, upon seeing The Abrams for the first time, remarked, “They’re way too young to be playing that good!”
September 22 & 23, 2022
AN EVENING OF WONDERS
Artistry in Illusion
Best known for fooling the legendary Penn & Teller on their hit TV show, Fool Us, not once, but twice, Vitaly is a world-class illusionist. He orchestrates original illusions such as erasing audience members’ faces from their own driver’s licenses or causing a paintbrush to paint on its own. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic as art is blended with illusion in this one-of-a-kind visual experience. Let your imagination roam into the realm of the impossible and discover the importance of finding beauty and wonder in everyday things.
October 20 & 21, 2022
PAT HAZZEL'S PERMANENT RECORD
Award-Winning Writer and Comedian
Your permanent record holds secrets that can dramatically impact your future. Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell uncovers his own Permanent Record in a confessional night of humor, heart and humanity. From his early addiction to card tricks (up to three packs a day) to his recent divorce and living happily ever after, Hazell opens the vault to all his faults, turning a stroll down memory lane into a high-speed chase down memory highway. If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him? Buckle up for a show Broadway World calls “an evening of entertainment that will have everyone laughing and crying no matter what age.”
November 3 & 4 2022
THE DEL McCOURY BAND
Grammy Award-Winning Bluegrass Icon
A man who needs no introduction, Del McCoury’s accolades include nine IBMA Entertainer of the Year awards, more SPGMA awards than one can count, a Grand Ole Opry induction, two Grammys for Best Bluegrass Album in 2005 and 2014, as well as double-digit Grammy nominations. Along with sons Ronnie and Rob, McCoury has headlined music festivals, from Bonnaroo to DelFest, their own namesake. With audiences numbering in the tens of thousands, their admirers are as diverse as country-rock icon Steve Earle and jam band royalty Phish. After more than a half century of bringing bluegrass bliss to the stage, legendary icon Del McCoury is still as relevant as ever.
November 13, 2022
4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
THE MAGICAL WORLD OF SANTA'S CIRCUS
Enjoy a spectacular holiday-themed circus production beautifully decorated to capture the essence of the season. Celebrate wonder and joy with your favorite characters through a beautifully woven story line, breathtaking stunts, comedy and the unexpected! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat or rolling off it with laughter. Santa’s Circus will leave you and your family with lasting memories sure to delight every child and the “inner child” in all of us.
December 1 & 2, 2022
THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER
Grammy Award-Winning Jazz and Pop Ensemble
Ten-time Grammy Award winner, The Manhattan Transfer was the first group ever to win Grammys in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year. The dozen Grammy nominations they received for their Vocalese album is second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the most nominated album in one year. This iconic jazz ensemble has released 19 singles and 29 albums, including a new album, Fifty, in 2022. With dynamic performances, sold-out world tours and record sales in the millions, we are beyond honored to have The Manhattan Transfer celebrate their 50th anniversary and final world tour on our stage.
Janurary 8, 2023
4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Miko Marks made her way to Music City in 2003 playing CMA Fest year after year and fully immersing herself in the country music community. While Marks received well-deserved accolades as “Nashville’s Hottest New Country Star” by People Magazine and “Best New Country Artist” by New Music Weekly, her efforts to be fully embraced by the industry in return proved to be elusive. Back with a new album in 2021, Our Country refuses to be put squarely into one box. Rooted in country, blues, soul and roots, and woven together by her distinctive vocals, Marks’s powerful sound is blazing an unprecedented trail in the music industry.
February 23, 2023
THE KINGDOM CHOIR™
Renowned Gospel Choir
London’s The Kingdom Choir™ is best known for their show- stopping performance in front of a worldwide audience of over two billion at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which instantly catapulted them to worldwide fame. Their recording of “Stand By Me” went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and they later released a full-length recording on Sony Music. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, The Kingdom Choir™ draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.
March 16 & 17, 2023
FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA
The company, Flamenco Vivo, co-founded by Carlota Santana in 1983, furthers the art form as a way to build cultural bridges through the diverse influences of Gitano (Roma), Spanish, Judaic, Arabic and Latin American music and dance. Choreographed by José Maldonado and Karen Lugo, with an original score by José Luis de la Paz, their new evening-length piece, Fronteras, is sure to strike a visceral chord with audiences using flamenco’s innate ability to embody and express the purity, rhythms and intensity of the human condition in this powerful piece about life and connectedness.