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21 Maia Sharp Catie Curtis
  Dates: November 18, 2016, Friday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Maia Sharp wears many hats. She has had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Lizz Wright, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb and many more. She produced Edwin McCain's...(more)
22 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Concert
  Dates: November 19, 2016, Saturday
Location: JMU Memorial Hall Auditorium
23 Jake Shimabukuro
  Dates: November 21, 2016, Monday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the “machete” their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and...(more)
24 An Evening w/ Jorma Kaukonen
  Dates: November 27, 2016, Sunday
Location: The Tin Pan
  In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular...(more)
25 Holidayfest: Dreams of the Nutcracker
  Dates: December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Featuring the JMU Chorale and Symphony Orchestra Join the JMU Chorale and Symphony Orchestra for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra, featuring selected movements from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Also featured is a holiday reading by a...(more)
26 Edwin McCain
  Dates: December 7, 2016, Wednesday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Called the "great American romantic" by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic...(more)
27 The Tallis Scholars
  Dates: December 8, 2016, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Director Peter Phillips founded the Tallis Scholars in 1973, and since then the group has become the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred vocal music throughout the world. The critically acclaimed Tallis Scholars have performed in over 2,000 concerts in sacred and...(more)
28 Lee DeWyze
  Dates: December 8, 2016, Thursday
Location: The Tin Pan
  A Millennial troubadour, DeWyze’ s depth as a songwriter along with his earnest ability to drive home a song with a delicate balance of deep emotion and subtlety, call to mind some of his earliest influences like Simon and Garfunkel, Yusef...(more)
  Dates: December 23, 2016, Friday
Location: The Tin Pan
  For four decades, the legendary NRBQ has offered up a vibrant, unruly take on everything from power pop to barrel house blues to free jazz and has inspired generations of younger artists to emulate their infectious spontaneity. Peerless as musicians and...(more)
30 The Family O'Brien
  Dates: January 13, 2017, Friday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Hod O’Brien, his wife Stephanie Nakasian and their daughter Veronica Swift will take the stage for an evening of jazz that will entertain audiences of all ages! A professional jazz pianist for over 60 years, O’Brien is “a masterful bop-based improviser”...(more)
31 HYPNOHYPE - Starring Asad Mecci, written by Colin Mochrie
  Dates: January 13, 2017, Friday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Hot off his two-man show with Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Colin Mochrie... Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci stars in HYPNOHYPE, a hilarious comedy/hypnosis show. Mecci's jaw-dropping performances have captivated audiences worldwide having performed for over 1.5 million people...(more)
32 Greg Brown
  Dates: January 15, 2017, Sunday
Location: The Tin Pan
  One of American folk music's most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, Greg Brown has earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody...(more)
33 Rakonto: Voices from the Valley
  Dates: January 18, 2017, Wednesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  In his groundbreaking RAKONTO series, award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly weaves together the recorded voices and stories of everyday people with photography, jazz, classical and folk music to create compelling community-based presentations. The Forbes Center commissioned Kelly’s newest project drawn...(more)
34 Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet
  Dates: January 19, 2017, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Lithuanian-born clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and contemporary music artist whose playing has been praised for its “exotic flair” and “smooth and seductive delicacy.” He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, appearing as a...(more)
35 The Acoustic Living Room" Songs & Stories w/ Kathy Mattea (Feat. Bill Cooley)
  Dates: January 20, 2017, Friday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room to share...(more)
  Dates: January 22, 2017, Sunday
Location: John Paul Jones Arena
  About Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots’ latest album, BLURRYFACE, opens a new chapter in the Columbus, Ohio-based band’s story. A chapter which finds the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun disinterested in expectation and certainty, instead absorbing themselves...(more)
37 An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
  Dates: January 24, 2017, Tuesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  One of the brightest stars of the jazz community, Pat Metheny is a 20-time Grammy-winning guitarist whose versatility is nearly without peer on any instrument. The youngest member and only fourth guitarist inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in...(more)
38 Shawn Mullins
  Dates: January 29, 2017, Sunday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins readily admits that several of the songs on his new album, My Stupid Heart, address his perceived relationship failures. In fact, many were written as he was falling out of his third marriage; in the title tune, he...(more)
39 James Markey, trombone
  Dates: February 2, 2017, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  James Markey joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as bass trombone in 2012 following a 15-year tenure with the New York Philharmonic as associate principal trombone (1997-2007) and bass trombone (2007-2012). Markey began his “great career” (CNN) as principal trombone of the...(more)
40 Opera and the Jazz Age
  Dates: February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017, Friday, Saturday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  In the tumultuous and raucous years wedged between the two world wars, music took on new harmonies, haunting melodies and captivating rhythms. Students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this tribute to opera born out...(more)
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