The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
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We consistently bring exciting and renowned music artists, comedians, alternative movies, special events, and world-class entertainment to Fresno's Historic Tower District.
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Colleen Ballinger is an actress, comedian and singer, most famous for her character Miranda Sings. Miranda Sings has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channel has amassed nearly 7 million devoted subscribers and over a billion views. The character Miranda was created in 2008 to parody the young, self-absorbed singers with more far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent which Colleen saw uploading videos to YouTube.
John Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium, author and lecturer, he has, over the last 25 years, helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed over to the Other Side. No one attending any John Edward event is guaranteed a reading.
For over a decade, Keith has been entertaining comedy fans all over the world. Whether it’s his sarcastic approach, his playful attitude, or his good old-fashioned southern charm, Keith makes his comedy relatable and approachable.
Along the way, he built a solid career that includes such credits as...
• Late Show with David Letterman
• Late Night with Seth Meyers
• Last Comic Standing
• Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update (contributing writer)
• Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (contributing writer)
• Comics Unleashed
• Eight comedy tours for the troops -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and throughout
the Middle East
• Fox News Red Eye
Having spent the past year on a creative odyssey, writing more than 100 new songs and even building his own mobile studio to be able to record music whenever and wherever inspiration struck, Hunter Hayes has pulled the curtain back on the first three tracks from his as-yet-untitled third studio album. Hunter surprised fans by sharing a sampling of his new music—Yesterday’s Song, Amen and Young Blood” via social media on his 25th birthday.
The five-time GRAMMY nominee wrote Yesterday’s Song with Barry Dean and Martin Johnson. In early reviews, Rolling Stone Country calls the single a “hard-driving, Keith Urban-like rocker, with some Lenny Kravitz-inspired guitar” and observes that “Hayes is moving on to embrace a new tune and letting go of ‘yesterday's song’ – a clever, totally appropriate way to introduce this surprisingly turbo-charged number.”
As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.
ADAM CAROLLA is best known as a comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best---selling author. He currently hosts THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most downloaded podcast," and stars on Spike TV’s CATCH A CONTRACTOR. Adam started THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW podcast with only a computer and a microphone from his home office in Feb. 2009. The podcast now receives more than 30 million downloads a month and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. His immediate success prompted Adam to launch an online network known as Carolla Digital in February 2010, which produces many of iTunes' top podcast programming
Adam also recently completed two feature length films: ROAD HARD, a crowd---funded comedy that raised over a million dollars in a single month, and the inspirational documentary WINNING: THE RACING LIFE OF PAUL NEWMAN. Both films are now available on disc and VOD.
For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.
Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra."
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Gary Mullen's career as Freddie started in 2000, when his wife and his mother secretly applied to the Granada TV show Stars in Their Eyes. Gary won the overall Live Grand Final, polling 864,838 votes, more than double the runner up and setting the all time record for votes on the show. Gary is featured in the Stars in Their Eyes video, CD and book and has represented the UK on Euro Stars in Their Eyes.
After the television experience Gary performed as a solo artists but immediately started to receive rave reviews and was encouraged by the audience reaction therefore in 2002 he created One Night of Queen and formed his band The Works
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.
THE POLICE EXPERIENCE is the most authentic Police tribute band in the world; performing nationally and internationally to deliver the ultra high-energy show The Police were known for in the 1980s. This highly acclaimed tribute to the Police has even won the praise of Stewart Copeland himself, who said of the band…
“…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee… “
Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with us and the great joy of being Irish with music, song, dance and irresistible merriment from the Emerald Isle! With brilliant Irish dance led by the great Connor Reider, Irish song from The Voice Squad and the best of Irish traditional music you will be transported to the beautiful and charming Emerald Isle for an unforgettable night in Ireland. A perfect St Patrick's Day celebration for the whole family!
In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.
Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”
Multi Grammy nominee Duke Robillard is a 4-time Best Guitarist winner at the Blues Music Awards and 18-time Blues Music Award nominee overall. His guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. In addition, Duke's most recent release "The Acoustic Blues and Roots of Duke Robillard has been nominated for a Blues Music Award and was named # 45 of 50 of 2015s best blues CDs by Living Blues magazine.
Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) is a household name and it all started when he began producing homemade videos of dangerous stunts mixed with comical behavior. Steve-O graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997, and had a career as a circus clown before achieving fame on Jackass and Wildboyz. Since then, he has become a New York Times bestselling author, standup comedian, and actor. His first hour-long comedy special recently premiered on Showtime and
performed in the top one percent of all Showtime comedy specials.
On the title track of his new album, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and singer ELVIN BISHOP spins a tale of a not-too-smart criminal getting caught by his own foolish missteps. The shaggy dog story, fueled by Bishop’s down-home delivery and deep blues slide guitar, is an affirmation of the Chicago Sun-Times’ ebullient praise: “It’s impossible not to like Bishop. He’s always singing something lowbrow and uplifting.” With his buoyant and deceptively loose-sounding ensemble behind him, he’s also playing some of the most spirited and distinctive blues slide guitar today.
The Heart of Rock & Roll brings to life all the hits of the 80’s super group Huey Lewis & the News. The concept was born in late 2012 when brothers Tony & Roger Langdon, guitarist & front man respectively, for a variety cover band were performing their usual weekend shows. For years the song The Heart of Rock & Roll was a set list staple mixed in among their band’s other classic rock, pop & R&B songs. One particular night, a show guest made the comment that Roger, “Kind of looks & sounds like Huey Lewis.”
Tony suggested to Roger to go ahead and try a full blown Huey Lewis impersonation to see if there was something to that fan’s comment. After working out a few songs, it became clear that there was something special going on. Roger brings the sound, image & style of Huey Lewis to life with such great detail he’s fooled more than a few fans.
With the monumental task of performing signature compositions spanning Frank Zappa's entire career, Dweezil has developed a new way to present this year's live show. The concerts will feature a specialized medley approach inserted throughout the setlist. Layers of Mothers Of Invention material will represent the early years, with special attention focused on "Freak Out". The musical transitions are designed to effortlessly guide the audience through the depth and variety within Frank Zappa's musical universe, allowing for a "live chronological overview" of a broader stretch of Zappa's career.
Dog 'N' Butterfly performs all the 70's hits loved by die-hard Heart fans worldwide as well as the chart-toppers that brought Heart back into the lime light in the 80's. The members of Dog ‘N’ Butterfly painstakingly recreate every harmony & nuance of Heart’s memorable music down to the last detail. This coupled with their dynamic stage show & retro-inspired costumes makes them a virtual tour-de-force of talent and dedication, providing fans with exactly what they promise.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds show also includes hits from southern rock legends like The Allman Brothers, .38 Special and the unforgettable Molly Hatchet. With a recent appearance on the nationally televised AXSTV show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” Southbound has brought the sound of Skynyrd to a whole new level.
Four seasoned musicians from four corners of the country make up South Bound. The band, born and bred on Classic Rock, dedicate their nightly shows to an exciting true blend of Southern Rock, Country Rock, R&B and Classic Country, all performed with a rural California attitude.
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