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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!

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ECA Presented Events

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

3-time Grammy-winner Kalani Pe'a brings his gorgeous voice and endearing showmanship to share the joys of the holiday season. Kalani's holiday show is a delightful mix of Christmas standards, sung in both English and Hawaiian, as well as Hawaiian favorites.

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.

Kalani will perform with special Guest Kumu Hula Mokihana Melendez & Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe

Sponsored by Norm & Kim Brown, Bev & Rick Davenport, 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: Underwater Panther is about our journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as we explore catalysts for movement, water trade routes, Anishinaabe archetypes, and mystery beings on our journey from salt to fresh water.

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, 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, Nick & Kathryn Sweers, Eloria Tracey, and Women’s Business Enterprise Council Pacific

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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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ECA Saturday Matinee: Sultans of String | Saturday, March 18, 2023 | $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.

*The performance will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the artists, focused on world music and the band’s philosophy around creating a model for peace.

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Sponsored by Laura Ellis

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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!

Sponsored by Barclay Shelton Dance Centre and Mike & Leslie Foley

Additional Funding Support from the Western States Arts Federation & the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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 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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Duplessy & Violins of the World | Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | $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; American Casey Driessen, international bon vivant and fiddler extraordinaire; all backed by Duplessy’s propulsive acoustic guitar.

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

This performance was previously scheduled for November 4, 2022 and will now take place on May 17, 2023.

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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 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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To Purchase Tickets:

Order Online or Call the ECA Box Office at 425.275.9595
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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