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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

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.

*Join us for a free pre-show talk with Red Sky's Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, led by Amelia Wood, before the performance from 6:30PM to 7:00PM. 

CONTENT WARNING: Please note that some scenes or images in this story may be distressing to some audience members. This performance contains images of, and references to, residential schools. We acknowledge all Nations across Turtle Island (Canada and the USA) and the impacts of colonization, intergenerational trauma, and the recent exposures of Truth.

WARNING: Strobe lights and synthetic fog will be used during this performance.

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.

**There will be a pre-show talk with the artists, led by Darek Mazzone of KEXP & SAMA, before the performance from 6:30PM to 7:00PM. 

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. 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. This year, we're asking questions like: How do we find belonging? How do we approach self-care? How do we respond to a recover from a global pandemic?

ECA’s 2023 WE SPEAK Festival features internationally-acclaimed author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan who has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them, in their own voice. Koyczan will perform alongside talented local youth chosen through a juried selection process, as part of the WE SPEAK Youth Poetry Slam Competition.

**There will be a free pre-show talk with the artists from 6:30-7PM.

Sponsored by Marjie Bowker and 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, andbDavid Schaefer & Pat Moriarty

Community Transportation Equity Program support provided by Community Transit

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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. The group consists of Guo Gan from China with his fiddle Erhu, horsehead fiddler and throat singer Enkhjargal (Epi) Dandarvaanchig from Mongolia, and Tunisian violinist Zied Zouari, backed by Duplessy’s propulsive acoustic guitar.

**There will be a pre-show talk with the artists before the performance from 6:30PM to 7:00PM. 

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.

D'DAT Trio is a multi-cultural band fusing Indigenous traditions with Native Southwest rhythms, Jazz and Groove.  Diné(Navajo) trumpet artist Delbert Anderson connects traditional Diné spinning melodies with improvisational Jazz language. LatinX funk percussion of drumset artist Nicholas Lucero integrates his Peruvian and Spanish culture into a modern funky style, while groove bassist Mike McCluhan connects and flows. Together, they create a cross cultural collaboration that forms the experience of Hózhó(beauty and balance). By integrating different identities and cultural backgrounds and traditions, they come together in musical harmony.

**There will be a pre-show talk with the artists before the performance from 6:30PM to 7:00PM. 

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 Special Engagement: Colin Hay | Saturday, April 22, 2023 | $17-$72

Colin Hay has a prolific career both as the lead singer and principal songwriter of Grammy Award winning band Men at Work and a solo career that spans 25 years and 15 albums. This show will feature songs from his entire catalog and latest releases “Now and the Evermore” and “I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself,” engaging stories he is known for, and special rare accompaniment of his acoustic band.

With special guests Lazlo Bane. 

Sponsored by Leslie & Mike 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

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10% Discount for Seniors 62+ & Military available for ECA Presented Events.

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