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2021/2022 Season

Welcome to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 2021/22 Season!

See the legendary artists you know and love, alongside genre-defying, rising stars from around the world. Each of these artists brings joy, passion, and innovation to their craft, and we hope their stories inspire and challenge you to look at the world in a different way.

Learn more below and get your tickets today. We can’t wait to see you at the theater!

ECA Presented Events:

All performances begin at 7:30PM.
Performances with ** have an Artist Pre-show Talk from 6:00-6:40PM.
Artist Pre-Show Talks are FREE to attend.

ECA Saturday Matinees:

All performances begin at 12PM.
Saturday Matinees are for audiences of all ages.
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To Purchase Tickets:

Order Online or Call the ECA Box Office at 425.275.9595
Current Box Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays | Noon-5PM, extended hours during performances

Youth/Student/TeenTix Pricing is available for ECA Presented Events.
10% Discount for Seniors 62+ & Military available for ECA Presented Events.

ECA 2021-2022 Season Spotify Playlist:

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Learn more about the latest COVID-19 health and safety updates and what to expect at ECA events here >>

ECA Presented Events

ECA Presents Pink Martini featuring China Forbes | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | $64-$99

We're thrilled to once again bring you our favorite “biggest little orchestra," Pink Martini! Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, – Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers that have focused on civil rights, education, and the environment. 

Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.


Sponsored by Jan & Benny Teal.

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ECA Presents: WE SPEAK Festival (IN-PERSON) | Thursday, January 27, 2022 | $20-$35

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) presents the 2nd annual WE SPEAK Festival – a celebration of spoken word poetry integrating critically acclaimed artists alongside talented local youth. As a hybrid in-person/virtual event in 2022, the festival features Steve Connell in collaboration with flexing pioneer Drew Dollaz and violinist Daniel Bernard RomainIvan Coyote, Kealoha, and Seattle poet Chelsey Richardson with jazz trumpeter Owuor Arunga. 

This year’s WE SPEAK Festival centers on the theme of “Connection.” After the past two years, how do we connect – and heal – as a community? Where do we see love and resilience, and how do we move forward after trauma? Through performance, WE SPEAK artists may address topics including (but not limited to) the global health crisis, Black Lives Matter and the racial justice movement, and experiences of disability, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities. Their voices call for action, understanding and, ultimately, hope.  

Please note that as a hybrid event, non-local artists will appear via video submission, while local artist Chelsey Richardson ft. Owuor Arunga and student finalists from our Youth Poetry Slam Competition will perform live on the ECA stage. 

Warning: Student and professional artist submissions to the WE SPEAK Festival may contain adult or explicit language.
 

Sponsored by Edmonds Arts Commission and Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury. Additional funding generously provided by the Edmonds Diversity Commission and the Hazel Miller Foundation.

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ECA Presents: WE SPEAK Festival (LIVESTREAM) | Thursday, January 27, 2022 | $10-$15

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) presents the 2nd annual WE SPEAK Festival – a celebration of spoken word poetry integrating critically acclaimed artists alongside talented local youth. As a hybrid in-person/virtual event in 2022, the festival features Steve Connell in collaboration with flexing pioneer Drew Dollaz and violinist Daniel Bernard RomainIvan Coyote, Kealoha, and Seattle poet Chelsey Richardson with jazz trumpeter Owuor Arunga. 

This year’s WE SPEAK Festival centers on the theme of “Connection.” After the past two years, how do we connect – and heal – as a community? Where do we see love and resilience, and how do we move forward after trauma? Through performance, WE SPEAK artists may address topics including (but not limited to) the global health crisis, Black Lives Matter and the racial justice movement, and experiences of disability, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities. Their voices call for action, understanding and, ultimately, hope.  

Please note that as a hybrid event, non-local artists will appear via video submission, while local artist Chelsey Richardson ft. Owuor Arunga and student finalists from our Youth Poetry Slam Competition will perform live on the ECA stage. 

Tickets to the livestream event are sold through our partner Mandolin. When you click ‘Buy Tickets’ you will be redirected to Mandolin's site.

The livestream event will be available for 72 -hour replay after the performance.


Warning: Student and professional artist submissions to the WE SPEAK Festival may contain adult or explicit language.
 

Sponsored by Edmonds Arts Commission and Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury. Additional funding generously provided by the Edmonds Diversity Commission and the Hazel Miller Foundation.

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ECA Presents Ensemble Mik Nawooj | Thursday, February 10, 2022 | $19-$44

Hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, and accessible. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound…like the world’s fastest ping-pong game" and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop."


Sponsored by Mary Ann & Cliff Cameron, Chris & Nancy Fleck, Andrew & Ciara Leckie and Shubert & Mira Ho with Feedme Hospitality: Salt & Iron, Bar Dojo, The MARKET, Shooby Doo Catering, and San Kai Sushi, and Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino.

This project received support from the Washington State Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Media Partner KCTS-9

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ECA Presents Paula Poundstone | Thursday, February 17, 2022 | $24-$59

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone has one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations. In a review of Poundstone’s show for The Boston Globe, Nick Zaino III wrote, “Her talent for creating humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. She improvises with the crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. You know that she is a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.”

Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. 


Sponsored by Cline Jewelers, Richard Hoon Design & Staging, and Vicki & Jim O’Gorman.

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ECA Presents Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV | Saturday, March 05, 2022 | $24-$59

In HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis, two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics, and everyone in between, come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience. Volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis by Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci, their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. Then, one of the world’s leading improvisers Colin Mochrie takes the stage, turning the show into an improv extravaganza!


Sponsored by Susan Dunn, and Bill & Cathy Willcock.

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ECA Presents Lorrie Morgan | Saturday, March 12, 2022 | $34-$69

Lorrie Morgan staked her claim as being one of the youngest to have made his/her debut at the Mother Church of Country. Taking center stage at the Grand Ole Opry, young Miss Morgan performed her rendition of “Paper Roses.” Lorrie became a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry at the age of twenty-four. As an RCA recording artist, and later on the roster of its sister label, BNA, Lorrie made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, “Five Minutes,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part Of No,” to establish her place as a bright and shining country star.

Sponsored by Ron & Michelle Clyborne, and Jan & Benny Teal.

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ECA Presents Eileen Ivers | Friday, March 18, 2022 | $19-$54

Grammy award-winner Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators in Celtic and World music genres, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Called a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin," by The New York Times, Eileen Ivers electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning, Marni Muir, Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury, and Wildland Adventures.

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ECA Presents Glenn Miller Orchestra | Thursday, March 24, 2022 | $34-$69

The most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.


Sponsored by 
Irwin Zucker, Age 18

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ECA Presents Masters of Hawaiian Music | Saturday, March 26, 2022 | $19-$54

Masters of Hawaiian Music with George Kahumoku, Sonny Lim, and Jeff Peterson. Three Masters share Hawai'i's unique folk styles. Featuring Four-time Grammy winner Master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", talented multi-instrumentalist Sonny Lim who comes from a renowned hula and music family from Hawai'i Island, and virtuoso Jeff Peterson, who has received multiple Na Hoku Awards for Best Slack Key Guitar and has five songs featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants. 


Sponsored by Kim & Gary Griffiths.

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ECA Presents Ranky Tanky | Friday, April 08, 2022 | $19-$54

Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. “Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit, this quintet performs a bone-deep mix of spirituals and gutbucket blues born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States.

Sponsored by Cline Jewelers, Donnie & Ross Griffin, Ann & Tim Mcmahon, and Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino.

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Sultans of String | Saturday, April 09, 2022 | $10

Three-time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard charting band Sultans of String creates “energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick magazine. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.


Sponsored by Laura Ellis.

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ECA Presents Derina Harvey Band | Friday, April 22, 2022 | $19-$44

Likened to a rockier version of Canada's Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, Celtic rock group the Derina Harvey Band has earned a reputation as a high-energy live show. The group recently won the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards, offering a fresh take on traditional folk songs layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina Harvey’s powerful voice. Listen >>


Sponsored by Barb & Pat Fahey.

This project received support from the Washington State Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please note: There may be points in this performance when the audience will be standing, participating, and dancing.

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ECA Presents Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles | Thursday, April 28, 2022 | $19-$54

In a musical landscape of songs that are often written by men, and for men, Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles is the first all-female mariachi in the United States. Under the leadership of eight-time Grammy nominee, Maestro Jose Hernandez, Reyna was the first female Mariachi to break out of local level recognition to international stardom with original compositions, arrangements, and interpretations of Mariachi Classics. As performers, their passionate vocals, ability to engage the audience, and stellar musicality is second to none.


Sponsored by 
Michelle & Ron Clyborne and The Cheesemonger's Table

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Media Partner KCTS-9

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Jacob Jonas The Company’s CRASH ft. Okaidja Afroso and other works | Saturday, May 07, 2022 | $29-$54

Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) advances human narratives through the creation and presentation of exceptional dance. Together with a community of diverse collaborators, JJTC creates socially relevant works and strives to make dance a more visible and valued art form.

CRASH is a collaboration between Jacob Jonas The Company and Okaidja Afroso, who composed and will perform an original score live. The piece is inspired by the formation and patterns of waves — a source of inspiration for both Santa Monica, CA-based choreographer Jacob Jonas, and Afroso.

“The ocean is never still. Waves crash continuously. While observing from the shore, we expect to see waves on the horizon. One never crashes the same as another. Never the same height, pressure, distance or rhythm. Waves transmit energy, not water. Once crashed, a specific whitewater formation appears, then disappears. I have taken a series of still images of these whitewater formations from the Santa Monica Pier to inspire and imitate the patterns and directions choreographically.” – Jacob Jonas

**There will be a Pre-Show talk from 6:00-6:40PM.


Sponsored by Barclay-Shelton Dance Centre, Matthew & Nicole Cox, and Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory.

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Media Partner KCTS-9

 

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ECA Presents Brubeck Brothers Quartet | Friday, May 20, 2022 | $19-$49

Celebrating the life and legacy of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, his sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave’s extraordinary life and career.


Sponsored by David & Susan Earling, and Irwin Zucker, Age 17.

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ECA Presents The Mavericks | Tuesday, August 02, 2022 | $39-$74

Any band that manages to survive three decades, seeing its core members go from young adults to veteran musicians is bound to have its swings and cycles.

The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.

Now, The Mavericks are releasing a new album that ushers in the fourth phase of their evolution.  The Mavericks officially launch that adventure with the debut of their first-ever, all-Spanish album, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Entitled simply En Español, it is produced by Malo and the band’s long-time collaborator Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, Sheryl Crow). The line-up includes Malo’s fellow Miamian and charter bandmember, Paul Deakin on drums and vibraphone, as well as veteran Jerry Dale McFadden, who joined in 1993. Eddie Perez, a Mexican American guitarist from Los Angeles, is the band’s youngest and newest member, becoming a Maverick in 2003.


Sponsored by Loughrin & Company CPAs, and Chris & Nancy Fleck/Puget Sound Tax Services.

Please note: There may be points in this performance when the audience will be standing, participating, and dancing.

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ECA Presents Asleep At the Wheel | Friday, August 26, 2022 | $24-$59

They began with a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Asleep at the Wheel holds 10 Grammy Awards, over 25 albums and more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!


Sponsored by 
Eric Carlson Dentistry and Main Street Electric.

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