Fall Show Details. Season Ticket Packages Available Now.
Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) announces their 2017-2018 season along with flexible and affordable ticket packages. Season Ticket Packages are on sale now, and individual tickets to all presented shows will go on sale on August 15th, 2017. Three Show Packages start as low as $119.
KPC’s Opening Weekend includes three nights of amazing music this October. These shows include folk legend Loudon Wainwright III, the founder of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn, and Take Me to the River: LIVE! featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite. Of special note is Grammy Award winner Kenny G performing his holiday tour on Thursday, November 30, 2017. This show is a benefit performance for KPC. With him, Kenny G brings a night filled with festive spirit & contemporary classics right here to Kirkland. Nestled in between are many exciting shows including returning favorites The Brothers Four and New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek, and Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic, a musical/story telling and video concert experience like no other.
KPC is also continuing its Local Favorites series, which highlights local artists/groups and helps them grow in the Eastside community. Local Favorites is in its third year, and was designed to shine a spotlight on some of KPC’s frequent local collaborators. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), Studio East and StoryBook Theater, and Uncle Bonsai are just a few of the artists who will be presented on the KPC stage as Local Favorites. These artists and groups will also provide many educational opportunities throughout the 2017-18 Season.
Select fall show details are listed here. For a complete list of shows from the entire season, visit www.kpcenter.org. Tickets are available online, over the phone at (425) 893-9900, or at the KPC Box Office Noon – 6pm Tue- Sat and until curtain on show days. The Box Office is located at 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland WA, 98033.
Loudon Wainwright III – October 19, 7:00pm – Tickets $43
2010 Grammy winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. Loudon Wainwright III, the American songwriter, folk singer, and actor comes to KPC for an intimate performance. His daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche will be opening for him.
Roger McGuinn – October 20, 8:00pm – Tickets $48
As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn?”, “Eight Miles High”, and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn did not just make music, he made history. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master that is as intimate as it is spellbinding.
Take Me to the River: LIVE! Featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite – October 21, 8:00 pm – Tickets $68
Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday.
Paula Cole – October 27, 8:00 pm – Tickets $43
Grammy winner and activist Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs, spanning a 20+ year career.
New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek– November 3, 8:00 pm – Tickets $38
New West Guitar Group has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. And for this performance they will be joined by special guest vocalist Sara Gazarek.
The Brothers Four – November 9, 7:00 pm – Tickets $48
Folk revival pioneers the Brothers Four are national icons of American music. With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.
Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic – November 10, 8:00 pm – Tickets $43
Survivorman – Les Stroud Live and Acoustic is a musical/story telling & video concert experience like no other. Intimate music and stories woven together with beautiful video imagery for a presentation that is as much inspiring as it is entertaining. From a man who has quite literally survived around the world comes a show meant to bring you back to nature. A concert focused on re-connecting you with the earth.
Twisted Flicks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon – November 11, 8:00 pm – Tickets Adult $24, Youth $16
Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on The Creature from the Black Lagoon! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.
Seattle International Comedy Competition Finals – November 24, 8:00 pm – Tickets $50
America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings 5 of the top comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes. Watch the 2016 finals at KPC!
Kenny G: The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour – November 30, 7:00 pm – Tickets $160, VIP $310
A night filled with festive spirit & contemporary classics. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. This show is also a benefit for KPC and a portion of the ticket price is a donation to the theater.
Loudon Wainwright III Folk 10/19, 7:00pm
Roger McGuinn Folk/Rock 10/20, 8:00pm
Take Me to the River: LIVE! Blues/R&B/Soul 10/21, 8:00pm
Paula Cole Pop/Contemporary 10/27, 8:00pm
New West Guitar Group Guitar/Jazz 11/3, 8:00pm
The Brothers Four Folk 11/9, 7:00pm
Survivorman – Les Stroud Rock/Storytelling 11/10, 8:00pm
Twisted Flicks Comedy/Film 11/11, 8:00pm
Comedy Competition Finals Improv/Comedy 11/24, 8:00pm
Kenny G Jazz/Pop/R&B 11/30, 7:00pm
About Kirkland Performance Center: KPC provides cultural enrichment by offering a home for the presentation, support and promotion of the performing arts. Located in downtown Kirkland, this 402-seat theatre hosts an average of 300 music, theatre and family-oriented performances a year from acclaimed regional, national and international artists. With an annual operating budget of $1.2 million KPC serves more than 70,000 patrons and over 20,000 students each year. Since opening in 1998 over 800,000 patrons have walked through KPC’s doors. In addition to presenting performing arts, KPC conducts a variety of educational and community outreach programs at area schools.