ECA Presented Performances
(All ECA Presented Performances start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.)
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, with Moanalani Beamer
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $19-$54
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson are two virtuosos of slack key guitar. One is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots.The other is a rising star of the next generation of slack key players, who uses the style’s open tunings to explore multiple genres with ease and flair. Together, they present an evening of superb guitar that explores the beauty of Hawaiian music as it reflects its native land, the range of Hawai‘i’s many cultural influences, and the complexity of technique that has shaped the distinctively resonant sounds of Hawai‘i.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $34-$69
Lila Downs has one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music. Lila’s music and vocal artistry has many influences, including the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America and American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. Many of her lyrics focus on issues relating to social justice, and often tell the stories of the workers who migrate from rural Mexico to work in the U.S.
Sons of Serendip
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$44
The Sons of Serendip (SoS) are a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and auditioned for America's Got Talent. Members are Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, MA and lead singer for the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, NC, on piano and guitar; Kendall Ramseur, a performer and cello instructor from Charlotte, NC, on cello and vocals; and Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta, GA, on harp. All have been playing their instruments since childhood.
Aaron Neville Duo
Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $44-$79
Aaron Neville is an American R& B singer and musician. He has had four platinum certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States. With his latest album, MY TRUE STORY, Aaron, one of the world’s finest singers, is revisiting the music he grew up with, and adding a few new spins along the way.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $39-$74
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice's Restaurant", whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism.
Dancing with Our Stars
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $24-$49
Similar to the popular TV show, "Dancing With Our Stars" partners up six local "stars" with Utah Ballroom Dance Company dancers to learn a ballroom dance routine. They costume OUR stars, add in some video highlights and a hilarious local judging panel, then put on a show. The audience gets to vote for who will win the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Women of the World
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$44
Celebrating global folk traditions, Women of the World create and perform a rich tapestry of culture and sounds. 2014 Harmony Sweepstakes National A Cappella Champions, this collective of women musicians believes in the daily practice of peace and performs in 29 of the world's languages, including Japanese, Creole, Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, English, Spanish and French.
John Pizzarelli & Ann Hampton Callaway
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $24-$59
John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country, “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star.
Anne Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation. The statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, and educator. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $39-$74
Almost three decades after winning a GRAMMY® for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $34-$69
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture.
An Evening with Rita Moreno
Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $34-$69
Rita Moreno belongs to an elite group of only nine performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry's most prestigious awards: The Oscar, The Emmy, The Tony and The Grammy. Rita was also recently honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Most recognized for her Academy-Award winning role as Anita in West Side Story, Rita's career has spanned over sixty years of stage, film and television triumphs. Rita's voice has only grown more mature with age, as her stage presence brings down the house with virtuoso performances of classic songs forever associated with her.
A Tribute to Dr. Ralph Stanley
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $19-$54
A concert honoring the history and legacy of Appalachian and bluegrass music that Dr. Ralph Stanley created. The show will feature Grammy Award-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale performing with Dr. Stanley's grandson Nathan Stanley. Dr. Ralph Stanley was a true Giant of American Music, and one of the most influential artists of all time. The music legend was featured in two blockbuster hits “Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and Lawless.” His hits include, “Man of Constant Sorrow, Oh Death, Pretty Polly, Rank Stranger, Angel Band and many more.
MOMIX Opus Cactus
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $29-$54
MOMIX transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Inspired by the flora, fauna and simple magic of the American Southwest, in Opus Cactus Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience.
The Capitol Steps
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 7:30pm |Tickets $24-$59
The Capitol Steps are the only people in Washington who attempt to be funnier than the politicians! This troupe of former (but not disgruntled) Congressional Staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them.
Milk Carton Kids
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$49
The voices of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, the GRAMMY® nominated duo that make up The Milk Carton Kids, blend in the most beautiful harmonies, accompanied by nothing more than gracefully played steel-string guitars. Their sound is widely revered for its indie-folk style, heavily reminiscent and often compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. The Milk Carton Kids fan base encompasses old purists right through to the youngest music lovers. Opening Act: Tony Furtado
Vienna Boys Choir
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $19-$54
Vienna Boys Choir - The quintessential boys' choir - has a long tradition. Boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted musicians like Mozart, Salieri, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers. The Vienna Boys Choir has undertaken around 1000 tours in 97 different countries; in that time, the boys have sung more than 27,000 concerts. There are currently 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. They perform 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world.
The 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$39
The Seattle International Comedy Competition has grown from its humble beginnings to a touring festival, with 23 shows in 26 days in 17 different venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of comedians audition each year from around the country to compete; only 32 are chosen.
Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$49
It's CSI: Bethlehem in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, assisted by a local choir and a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $49-$84
Twenty years after they began releasing records as Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong.
The Peking Acrobats
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $24-$49
The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility.
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $24-$59
Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in “Nuevo flamenco” music, he incorporates elements of flamenco, rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work.
ECA Special Engagement: Naturally 7
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $24-$59
The origins of Naturally 7 date back to NYC in 1999 when Roger Thomas started the group with his brother, Warren and five other talented singers they had come to know over the years singing around the city. Roger developed an affinity for a cappella sounds and a unique ability to create distinct harmony arrangements. Invited to sing at a major a cappella competition in New York, they won, moved onto the nationals and took away two more wins. Since then they have toured as special guests of Michael Bublé performing 3 duets with him.
The Irish Rovers with Special Guests We Banjo 3
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $19-$54
For more than four decades, THE IRISH ROVERS have charmed and entertained audiences around the world with their exciting stage shows. Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer - one that will soon have you singing and clapping along.
Joining the Irish Rovers are We Banjo 3, an award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland. The group delivers a ground-breaking mixture of Irish Music and Old-time American and Bluegrass influences with remarkable virtuosity and passion.
Pirates of Penzance
Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $44-$69
Here’s your chance to get carried away by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ production of Pirates! Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theatre masterpiece is performed in its original format. Click here for the Libretto.
Niyaz featuring Azam Ali
Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30pm | Tickets $14-$44
Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. Niyaz will perform with an electric/acoustic quintet and feature a classically-trained whirling dervish.
New this Season:
ECA Cabaret Film Series
$15 Cabaret + Film | $10 Film Only
6:30 pm Happy Hour | 7:30 pm Film
West Side Story (1961)
October 6, 2016 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
November 3, 2016 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
Pulp Fiction (1994)
December 1, 2016 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969)
February 9, 2017 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
March 9, 2017 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
The Artist (2011)
April 6, 2017 | 6:30 Happy Hour | 7:30 Film
New This Season:
ECA Saturday Matinees
$10 General Admission
$2 Arts for Everyone
Wizard of Oz (1939)*
Oct. 15, 2016 | 10:00 am
The Magic of Kevin Spencer**
Nov. 19, 2016 | 11:00 am
Show Boat (1951)*
Jan. 28, 2017 | 10:00 am
We Banjo 3
Feb. 25, 2017 | 11:00 am
March 25, 2017 | 11:00 am
Snow White (1916)*
Apr. 8, 2017 | 10:00 am
With live accompaniment by Leslie McMichael (harp) and Barbara McMichael (viola)
* This film event is designed with the accessibility of individuals with memory loss as a priority. All are welcome!
**This performance is designed to be accessible to patrons of all ages with Autism or other disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities. ASL interpretation will be provided. All are welcome!