Events

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Joshua Redman Group

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Saxman Joshua Redman calls his Blue Note debut,  where are we, “a meditation on America and the power and importance of place.” With mesmerizing vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, they take on music from Rodgers & Hart to Springsteen, all interpreted with the improvisational brilliance and melodic invention that is a hallmark of Redman’s artistry.

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Dave Holland New Quartet

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Renowned bassist, composer, bandleader, and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland brings his new quartet of masters to the Lensic, each an established bandleader and composer: alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, pianist  Kris Davis, and drummer Nasheet Waits. Innovative, sophisticated, virtuosic, and totally unforgettable.

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Meshell Ndegeocello

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Acclaimed Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Meshell Ndegeocello’s career is one of originality, longevity, and musical truths. She's known for her journeys into soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and rock.

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Kishi Bashi

Lensic Performing Arts Center

The latest full-length from Kishi Bashi, Kantos is a work of exquisite duality: a party album about the possible end of humanity as we know it, at turns deeply unsettling and sublimely joyful.

Last November in London, Cat Power took the stage at Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. In her own rendition of that historic night, the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall inhabited each song with equal parts conviction and grace and a palpable sense of protectiveness, ultimately transposing the anarchic tension of Dylan’s set with a warm and luminous joy.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

For the past 30 years, The Wallflowers have stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands—a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack.

AMP Concerts

Al Di Meola

Lensic Performing Arts Center

A bonafide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

The Second City Touring Company’s "Mo’ Funny, Less Problems" promises an uproarious celebration of comedy genius through two acts of scripted scenes, musical comedy, and their legendary improvisation. The iconic Chicago theater makes America laugh at pop culture, headlines, scandals, and trends.

Lensic Presents

Melissa Etheridge

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Don't miss Melissa Etheridge at the Lensic this October! Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singers for more than two decades.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

In this unique expression of thirteen years of friendship and collaboration, Robert Mirabal (Grammy Award-winning master musician, actor, artist, and story-teller, and elder of the Taos Pueblo) and ETHEL (Grammy Award-winning, genre-defying, New York-based string quartet) come together to reimagine the concert experience.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure is a bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences and families that uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of twelve-year-old Vita Flores.

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Trae Crowder

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Wise, insightful, and wickedly funny, “Liberal Redneck” Trae Crowder has been called a "sensation" by the Chicago Tribune. Crowder is known for his hilarious “porch rant” videos, his sold-out comedy tours, and his best-selling The Liberal Redneck Manifesto.