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2022/2023 Season

Welcome to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 2022/23 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 single tickets starting June 1. We can’t wait to see you at the theater!

Single Tickets On Sale June 1st!

ECA Presented Events

Orquesta Akokán | Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | $24-$59

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of the 1940's and 50's. Bursting with an innate sense of soul, fine-tuned attention to sonic detail, and songcraft that’s timeless and immaculate, experience original songs by some of Cuba’s finest players. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond.

Sponsored by Julie Long, Tom & Margaret Mesaros, Marla Miller & Al Huff, and David Schaefer & Pat Moriarty 

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An Intimate Evening of Songs & Stories with Graham Nash | Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | $45-$80

Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments. An extraordinary Grammy Award® winning renaissance artist – and self-described “simple man” – Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, for his work with CSN and his work as a solo artist. Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of our lives for nearly six decades.

Sponsored by Kim & Gary Griffiths

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Meet Me at the Movies: People and Places of the Pacific Northwest | Saturday, October 15, 2022 | FREE

Entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting, Meet Me at the Movies is an interactive film program that celebrates the wonder of film and its ability to connect us with memories. As part of ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series, this program is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, and can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based film clips are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion. Presented by the Frye Art Museum with Aging Wisdom.

Sponsored by Ralph & Doreen Boy

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The Robert Cray Band | Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | $44-$79

Grammy award-winner Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul, and R&B and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. His latest album, "That's What I Heard" is described by Cray as, "Funky, cool and bad." Cray’s band features Richard Cousins (bass), Dover Weinberg (keyboards), Terence F. Clark (drums) and Steve Jordan (drums, percussion).

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning and Nick & Kathryn Sweers

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An Evening with Darlingside | Thursday, October 20, 2022 | $19-$49

Darlingside has long been praised for their harmonies and intelligent songwriting, described by NPR as “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop,” and which The New Yorker compared to David Crosby and the Byrds. Their dynamic presence, crowded tightly together onstage for the audience to witness four voices turn to a singular texture of sound, paired with their sharp wit and wordplay, have made them a live-performance favorite, and their songs treasures for literary and lyric-loving fans. Their latest album, Fish Pond Fish, is a celebration of life, in all its impulses and foliage and circling birds.

Sponsored by Doreen & Ralph Boy

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BODYTRAFFIC | Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | $24-$49

Named “the company of the future” by the LA Times, BODYTRAFFIC is a world-class contemporary dance company, known internationally for its LA-grown, contagious vivacity. Founded in 2007, BODYTRAFFIC continues to push boundaries as a company deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices, all while surging to the forefront of the contemporary dance world.

Sponsored by Barclay-Shelton Dance Centre, Matthew & Nicole Cox, Steve & Leanne Shelton

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An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt | Saturday, October 29, 2022 | $74-$109

A singer, composer, and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. A master lyricist, John Hiatt delivers songs filled with tales of redemption, relationships, and surrendering on his own terms. His lyrics and melodies have graced more than 20 studio albums and have earned him a place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Together, these legendary artists join forces for one unforgettable night of music!

Sponsored by Susan Knutson and Jim & Sharon Wilson

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Duplessy & Violins of the World** | Friday, November 4, 2022 | $19-$44

The brainchild of French Gypsy guitarist and composer Mathias Duplessy, Violins of the World brings together the rhythms and melodies of many different cultures in an incredible new style of exotic and unique arrangements. 

Asian always, spirit of the blues often, and Celtic rhythms and melodies of the Mongolian steppe offer an astonishing cross-cultural encounter. Featuring four virtuosos bridging the gap between tradition and modernity: Guo Gan from China with his fiddle Erhu; Enkhjargal (Epi) Dandarvaanchig from Mongolia with the horse-headed fiddle and throat singing, and Frenchman Aliocha Regnard with the Scandinavian fiddle (Nyckelharpa), backed by Duplessy’s propulsive acoustic guitar.

Sponsored by Jean & Dave Barber, Rick & Charlotte Canning, and Will Chen

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Black Opry Revue** | Saturday, November 12, 2022 | $19-$44

Country music has been made by and loved by Black people since it’s conception, and for just as long, Black artists have been overlooked and disregarded in the genre by fans and executives. Black Opry wants to change that. Featuring a group of singer-songwriters including Chris Pierce, Lizzie No, Sunny War, and Lauren Napier, Black Opry Revue explores the sounds and intersections of country, blues, folk, and Americana music, showcasing the diversity in sound and stories that Black artists offer to these genres.

Sponsored by Matthew & Nicole Cox and Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory

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Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar | Monday, November 14, 2022 | $24-$59

Percussionist and tabla player Zakir Hussain has for decades been a leading figure in the world of classical Indian music, accompanying all its greatest musicians and dancers in concert. One of the most acclaimed Indian musicians of his generation, Zakir performs alongside sitar master Niladri Kumar. Blessed by the lineage of five generations of sitar players and as a result of is numerous years of training, Kumar's profound understanding of diverse gharana styles and mastery of technical skill resonate through the magical touch of his swift, agile fingers.

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Seattle International Comedy Competition | Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | $19-$39

Laugh the night away at the REAL "Last Comic Standing," the 42nd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. ECA is thrilled to present opening night of the semi-finals with the top five acts from each of two preliminary rounds offering up their very best ten-minute routines. They'll be vying for over $15,000 in cash prizes and the glory that goes with succeeding in this demanding event that presents 17 performances throughout the Puget Sound area in November.

Sponored by Mike & Katherine Meeks

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Alphabet Rockers | Saturday, November 19, 2022 | $10

ECA offers $2 "Arts for Everyone" tickets to low-income families and older adults attending Saturday Matinee performances.

ALPHABET ROCKERS make music that makes change. Founded by Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, this intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop. Their GRAMMY-nominated albums inspire kids and families to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves. Their latest album, The Love, lifts voices of our trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming community.

Sponsored by Cena Conteh, Janice Greene & Eloria Tracey

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen | Saturday, November 19, 2022 | $19-$44

God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to set the record straight and expound on everything from Noah's Ark to Star Wars and answer humankind's most asked questions in a hilarious and unforgettable night of comedy! Loved by Preachers and Atheists alike, this show has received critical acclaim for its non-stop brilliant look at pop culture and humanity through the eyes of a silly, foul mouthed, and very loveable Scottish Deity. Winner of ‘Best of Fest’ an astounding 18 times, award-winning comedian Mike Delamont brings his hit one man show to ECA.

Sponsored by Laura Ellis, Lindsay Geyer & Jon Inge, Lisa & David Helber, Ann & Tim McMahon, and Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino

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Kalani Pe'a Christmas Show | Thursday, December 1, 2022 | $19-$49

Three-time Grammy award winner Kalani Pe'a is a singer of power, sensitivity, and charisma. Self-described as “Hawaiian contemporary soul,” Kalani’s dynamic and charming stage presence, vocal brilliance, and range of songs from Hawaiian to R&B has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music for both traditionalists and a new generation. He released his newest album in May 2021, to rave reviews, and was a featured artist on Spotify and Amazon Music’s AAPI campaigns in New York and San Francisco. He made his sold-out New York debut in February 2020, the first Hawaiian artist to be presented by Lincoln Center’s American Songbook.

Sponsored by Norm & Kim Brown, Bev & Rick Davenport, Mochi G., and Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury

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Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor: Home for the Holidays | Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | $19-$54

Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor come Home for the Holidays with a seasonally spiced show that will remind you of what a wonderful time of the year it is. Karla Bonoff, one of her generation’s great songwriters and Livingston Taylor, entertainer extraordinaire, have joined forces for an unforgettable performance of song and joy, featuring some of the best- known Holiday classics including songs from Karla’s critically acclaimed Holiday album, Silent Night, as well as some of their best-known songs. Home for the Holidays is truly a musical gift that will enliven the spirit of the Season for audiences everywhere.

Sponsored by Linda & Alan Freyd

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Booker T: Note by Note | Saturday, January 21, 2023 | $34-$69

Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, four-time GRAMMY award winner and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just As I Am featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

Sponsored by Jan & Benny Teal

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Red Sky Performance, Miigis | Thursday, February 9, 2023 | $24-$49

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Now in its 22nd year of performance, Red Sky continues to be guided by its mission to create inspiring experiences of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture that transform society in meaningful ways. Fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with athleticism in an extraordinary form, Miigis explores ancestral forces and living memory, and the harvest cycle.

Sponsored by Barclay Shelton Dance Centre and Steve & Leanne Shelton

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Niyaz ft. Azam Ali | Saturday, February 11, 2023 | $19-$49

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. A sublime, ever-evolving message is delivered through music that is uplifting and metamorphic. Niyaz is led by front woman, Azam Ali, whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have formed a bewitching singer of richly textured proportions.

Sponsored by Café Louvre, Mochi G., Lori & Darby Meagher, and Sarah Mixson & Oshuna Oma 

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Take Me to the River NOLA Live: Dumpstaphunk ft. Jon Cleary | Saturday, February 25, 2023 | $29-$64

Take Me to the River New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk R&B, soul, and jazz, together on the same stage for a night of extraordinary music. Featuring both individual and collaborative performances, the evening is packed with 3 generations of legendary Crescent City Talent. Featuring funk and jam band Dumpstaphunk and legendary pianist Jon Cleary, the night is guaranteed to keep everyone dancing, shaking, and smiling as if transported to New Orleans itself.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning, Cena Conteh, Janice Greene, Nick & Kathryn Sweers, and Eloria Tracey

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WE SPEAK Festival featuring Shane Koyczan | Saturday, March 4, 2023 | $19-$39

ECA's annual WE SPEAK Festival is a celebration of spoken word poetry and storytelling integrating critically-acclaimed artists alongside talented local youth. Developed in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WE SPEAK provides a platform for artists to respond to issues that impact themselves, their communities, and the world -- including social justice movements, racial equity, the global health crisis, and experiences of disability, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities. ECA’s 2023 WE SPEAK Festival features internationally-acclaimed author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan. Koyczan has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them, in their own voice.

Sponsored by Maria Montalvo & Strom Peterson

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Voctave | Thursday, March 23, 2023 | $29-$64

Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices of a capella sensation Voctave represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from central Florida, the 11 members of Voctave have roots in musical theater, contemporary Christian music, barbershop, pop and choral music, and have performed with countless Grammy, Dove and American Music Award winners. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts.

Sponsored by Bill & Cathy Herzig, Mike & Katherine Meeks, and Jeanne Thorsen & Tom Mayer

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John McCutcheon | Saturday, March 25, 2023 | $19-$44

One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, seven-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon's four-decade career has taken him around the world with his unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling. Hilarious, heartwarming, stirring, and always entertaining, John McCutcheon is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer, and his songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe.

Sponsored by Jerry Hambly

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Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko | Thursday, April 20, 2023 | $19-$49

Kenny Endo stands at the vanguard of the taiko genre. For over 45 years, he has led the way in the U.S. for this Japanese style of drumming. As a jazz percussionist and award-winning innovator in Japanese taiko, Kenny Endo embodies the history of taiko in the U.S. and his adventurous spirit continues to stretch the genre, incorporating such influences as funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban & Hawaiian, with roots firmly grounded in tradition. His performances are nuanced, brilliant, exciting!

Sponosred by Barclay Shelton Dance Centre and Mike & Leslie Foley

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Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider, Dreamers | Thursday, May 4, 2023 | $19-$54

In society, poets and songwriters play the essential role of dreamers, opening up avenues of hope for others. Despite the oppressive regimes which prevailed throughout much of Latin America and Spain in the twentieth century, what persevered from the dreamers was an unending love for beauty and humanity. Mexican-born songstress Magos Herrera and the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces for an unforgettable musical journey, reinterpreting classics of the era from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Spain, and celebrating such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca, and Rubén Darío.

Sponsored by Mochi G., Suzy & Steve Maloney, Joe McIalwain & Jamie Herlich McIalwain, and David Schaefer & Pat Moriarty

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The Small Glories | Sunday, May 7, 2023 | $19-$39

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, veteran singer-songwriters, Cara Luft, an original member of the Wailin’ Jennys, and JD Edwards, have a way of making time disappear. Masters of folk-pop melody and instrumentation, their songs of love and loss are delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar, and harmonica. 

Sponsored by Christian Anderson & Marina Ponomareva, Norm & Kim Brown, Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory, and Heidi, Royce, and Stella Napolitino

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D’DAT | Friday, May 19, 2023 | $19-$44

Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the U.S. – D'DAT combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to their original southwestern feel and genre. Combining the inspirational and heartfelt lyrics of James Pakootas with the hard-driving instrumental fire of award-winning trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of international touring artist and drummer Nicholas Lucero, and the intellectually explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass, D’DAT has carved its own path with high desert-forged influences and world-class musicianship.

Sponsored by Laura Ellis and Susan Raunig & Greg Roeben

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Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite | Thursday, May 25, 2023 | $39-$74

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of front porch blues for over 50 years. Grammy Winner and Blues Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite is one of music’s most important active blues musicians. Together, they’ll share the stage for a stripped-down set of American roots music – a journey through rock, blues, and folk from two of music’s most engaging band leaders.

Sponsored by Mike & Leslie Foley

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ECA Presented Events:

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

ECA Saturday Matinees:

All performances begin at 11 AM.
Saturday Matinees are for audiences of all ages.
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Current Box Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays & Fridays | Noon-5 PM, 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.

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