The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
Y & T
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.
Head on over to the Tower gift shop to check out our Tower shirts and mugs. We're also offering a Y&T Signature Guitar signed by the group when they performed here at the theatre.
Lloyd Wolf, leader of an outfit responsible for stealing gold that renegade Union General Curtes is illegally mining from Indian territory, is betrayed by his gang, and then hired by the General to eliminate them, however, he soon finds out the General is part of an elaborate plan to eliminate him for good.
Fresno Filmworks presents The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2016 at The Tower Theatre. The two evenings will feature five full programs of Academy Award-nominated short movies. Friday show times: live action at 5:30 p.m. and animation at 8:30 p.m. Saturday show times: animation at 1 p.m., live action at 4 p.m., and documentary at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, with a special $15 double-feature ticket good for any two shorts programs. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Go online to FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.
The most significant challenge for the modern comedian is their ability to relate to a variety of audiences. Eric Blake has taken this challenge to heart, expanding his material beyond the African-American lens, and identifying with many other cultures and experiences. He is one of the few performers who can truly be labeled as a "universal comedian," defying comedic normality.
This engaging comic has proven his worth night after night, performing to diversified audiences from coast to coast. Some of his performances include NBC's "Last Comic Standing," HBO's "Bad Boys of Comedy," BET's "Comic View," in which he has aired on "The Best of Comic View" for the fourth consecutive year. He has also been televised on Galavision's "Que Loco," where he has displayed his cross-cultural abilities that have earned him a devoted Latino following.
Hosted by Weezy the P
Comedians: John Jones, Lonnie Pelly,
John Creel, Mariah Alexis, and Derek Burns
Special guest Comedian: Ralphy Ralph Sanchez
Poetry: Kieth Caldwell & More
Special performance by Kinzie Rose
Music by DJ Ghost Bum
Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating rock, jazz and pop music influences, Liebert redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. Featuring his signature song Barcelona Nights, it remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.
The historic Tower Theatre welcomes 559 Fights #42, the best Live!
Amateur Mixed Martial Arts action in a Cage.
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A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.
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.
Come join us as we crown the next MISS FRESNO COUNTY and MISS FRESNO COUNTY'S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2016. Watch as 17 local young ladies compete for scholarship dollars and the chance to compete for Miss California this summer in Fresno, CA. Phases of competition include: Private Interview, Swimsuit and Lifestyle & Fitness, Talent, Evening Gown, and On-Stage Question. Miss Fresno County is a local preliminary pageant to the Miss America Organization and will be
hosted by Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014.
After Party inside The Tower Theatre Lounge with DJ Vince Perez
“Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world’s great treasures,
gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse.”
Los Angeles Times
“More than any Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen
as keeper of the traditional flame.”
The Boston Globe
“Altan’s tireless touring has won them a loyal following
especially in America, and helped them make impressive
on world music charts.” Billboard
“The appeal of Altan centres on the fact that they see no differences
or divisions in music. As such, they have managed to cross the all- important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music.”
The Sunday Tribune (Dublin)
You've gotta see Altan at The Tower Theatre! No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world!
Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. (18 and Over)
Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Watch his new video, “Travels” on YouTube
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 the hard rock bands that trailed.
Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems.
Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from "Facemelter" as well as
all the hits and fan favorites.
Mike Amaral became a musician in his youth and started a band called Flashback. Having spent a lot of time as a youth surfing and body surfing around Santa Cruz, Mike always wanted a Beach Boys tribute band.
“The one prerequisite I had is to find people who love Beach Boys music. Our goal was and still is to play for people who want to come listen to this great music”, says Amaral, but he knew the challenges of doing Beach Boys music, which is why there are very few (pure) Beach Boys bands out there. “We acknowledge the Beach Boys all the time. They’re simply isn’t any more fun music around and it’s such an honor to perform.”
Felipe Esparza is best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. After 17 years of stand-up comedy, various television appearances and two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. In 2012, Felipe produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, for Showtime.
With dynamic performances fitting of one of the great live bands in classic rock, Zeppelin USA forgoes the usual costume shtick to focus on creating the quartet's trademark sound -- heavy riffs, layered arrangements and haunting Tolkien-influenced lyrics.
Christopher Titus is known for his edgy, confrontational material that pushes the envelope instead of brushing the topic under the carpet. Past topics have included custody battles, mental illness, family suicides, heart attacks, domestic abuse, and his relationship with his judgmental father.
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