The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
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The Tower Theatre's non-profit operation relies upon generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Help us to keep the Performing Arts thriving in Fresno.
We consistently bring exciting and renowned music artists, comedians, alternative movies, special events, and world-class entertainment to Fresno's Historic Tower District.
By making a purchase of our one-of-a-kind Tower Theatre Memorabilia, you are helping the Tower Theatre, a nationally recognized Historical Landmark, run strong for generations...
15th Season KICK OFF Live Concert
We are looking for All Talents & All Ages to take the stage on March 3, 2017 for your chance at cash prizes and the opportunity to join our 2017 Talent Show season that features performances at Kings Fair, Concerts and the grand finale at the Big Fresno Fair in October! Call or text 559-362-4046 to sign up and reserve your spot today!
All proceeds go towards the J-Love Foundation & Next Big Thing Talent show which provides opportunities and a stage for talented artists to perform annually since 2002.
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… “
Filmworks presents the American documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” at the historic Tower Theatre. An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the racial narrative throughout American history from the viewpoint of civil rights icon and author James Baldwin.
Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online, or by check/cash at the Tower Theatre Box Office, 815 E. Olive Ave.
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!
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be "In the Mood" to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing." Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and Music Director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America's history.
Buck Johnson currently is the keyboardist and backing vocalist for legendary rock band Aerosmith and has also toured and recorded with such notable artists as The Doobie Brothers, Tal Bachman, John Waite, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and many more.
Buck is excited to announce the release of his debut album in 2016 on Spectra Music Group showcasing songs that reflect his life journey with all it’s ups and downs. The album consists of the world class musicians Buck has been recording and playing with in Nashville, Tn.
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.
Gina Lenee celebrates the release of her highly anticipated album, 'Red Diamonds'
—a stunning collection of her newest songs produced by Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records.
A Musical Experience Like Never Before
Expressive, passionate modern piano intensified with brilliant musical contributions from a star-studded cast of these International Recording Artists and Grammy winners
Will Ackerman – GRAMMY winning guitarist, producer, Founder of Windham Hill Records, williamackerman.com
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 Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face tight-knit group of musicians who epitomized the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into a the ultimate rock’n’roll extravaganza. Their live shows involved mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing ‘White Punks On Dope’, exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers. In the tradition of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, the Tubes were one of the first bands to write and perform songs in a head-on theatrical onslaught.
Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” And about the Hollywood Bowl concert in 2012, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like “Only The Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” For Martha Davis, the most important thing has always been the songs she writes.
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.
Eclectic multi-instrumentalist David Lindley has long championed the concept of world music to legions of dedicated fans. His electro-acoustic performances effortlessly combine folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Asian, Celtic and Turkish musical sources. There is something for everyone! Incorporating an incredible array of stringed instruments, David's uncanny vocal mimicry and sense of humor make his onstage banter a show highlight. David has fronted his own band El Rayo-X, collaborated with Ry Cooder and Jackson Brown and lent his skills to Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby & Nash, Ben Harper and Warren Zevon.
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.
A Tribute to the Three Great Ones with Mariachi Los Camperos. Offering Mexico’s treasure, with the musician’s expertise and the variety of voices that pay tribute to three of the greatest composers and singers in the history of Mariachi and Mexican Regional music. This performance will highlight songs from Jose Alfredo Jimenes such as: Ella, El Rey, Si Nos Dejan. Joan Sebastan: Tatuajes, Juliantla, Secreto de Amor. & Juan Gabriel: Se Me Olvido Otra Vez, Querida, Amor Eterno and much more.
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.
Laurie Morvan’s unique, fiery guitar style has been highlighted in feature articles in the world’s top guitar magazines. “Morvan singes the strings with fast, clean chicken pickin’, reaches heights of lyrical ecstasy through liquid bends, and kicks the rhythm in the pocket with propulsive comping” (Guitar Player). “Fearless and fresh...Morvan plays with plenty of imagination” (Vintage Guitar). “Stunning California axe slinger...exhilarating electric blues guitar style” (Modern Guitars).
“Morvan is a stellar guitar player with consummate phrasing and respect for both the music and the spaces between the notes. She is one of the rising stars in the blues guitar world and anyone who wants to hear the future of blues guitar should pick up one of her CDs and check her out.” - Blues Blast
“Guitarist Laurie Morvan and crew make a strong case for more awards to fill their trophy case. With Morvan’s muscular, yet lyrical, guitar lines leading the charge…” - Blues Source
In short, the Laurie Morvan Band plays red hot blues rock that feeds your soul!
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