The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts

815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728

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Box Office: (559) 485-9050

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BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

 

Located at 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 · Ph. (559) 485-9050

Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tower Theatre Seating Chart

Tickets purchased online are held at the Box Office for pick up

For Weekday Shows:

Opens at 10:00 a.m.
Closes one hour after show time

Weekend & Holiday Shows:

Open at 12:00 noon
Closes one hour after show time

February 24, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:00 p.m.
95.7 The Fox presents

 

One Night of Queen

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

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

 

View the promo video for One Night of Queen

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February 25, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

Y&T

Y&T

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.

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Y&T GUITAR RAFFLE

Y&T Guitar Raffle

A fundraiser for The Tower Theatre.. Y&T will sign a guitar that will be raffled off on show night. Be sure to stay for the whole show to see if are the WINNER.

 

Must have Y&T show ticket to enter raffle. No limit on raffle ticket purchase.

Raffle tickets can also be purchased on show night, at the box office prior to Y&T show, and online below.

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February 26, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

eric johnson
ACOUSTIC GUITAR & PIANO

Eric Johnson
Photo © Max Crace

 

Thirty years after his breakthrough solo release Tones brought him national recognition, Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his first all-acoustic album. Showcasing nine original compositions and four covers, EJ is easily Johnson's most intimate album to date. "Ever since I was young, I've played piano and acoustic guitar in my private life," Johnson says. "This type of music has always been a part of me, but I never showcased it on any kind of bigger level, like a full acoustic record. With EJ, I just decided to be more honest with myself and everybody, and show more of my personal side." EJ brings listeners as close as possible to hearing Johnson in his own living room, performing songs on piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars.

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March 4, 2017- 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

The Police Experience

 

The Police Experience

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… “

 

Watch The Police Experience on You Tube

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March 10, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

 

Movie: I Am Not Your Negro

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.

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March 15, 2017- 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

St. Patrick's Day
in Ireland

 

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

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!

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March 22, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

IN THE MOOD
A 1940's Musical

 

In The Mood - A 1940's Musical

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.

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March 24, 2017- 8:00 p.m.
Doors - 7 p.m.

INSIDE THE TOWER THEATRE LOUNGE

 

The

Buck Johnson Band

Special Opening Performance:
JOHN CLIFTON

 

Buck Johnson & His Band

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.

 

Watch The Buck Johnson Band perform Led Zeppelin's Cashmere on You Tube

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March 25, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan

 

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.

 

Watch Stanley Jordan Trio perform at The Paris Concert

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March 26, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 5 p.m.

 

Noel Paul Stookey

Noel Paul Stookey

of Peter, Paul & Mary

 

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.”

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March 30, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge
Doors Open at 7 p.m.

 

DUKE ROBILLARD
BAND

Blues Guitarist Duke Robillard

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.

Watch Duke Robillard Band on You Tube

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April 7, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

STEVE-O

Comedian Steve-O

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.

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April 8, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet Ticket Holders - 6:30pm in Lobby

 

Gina Leneé, Composer Pianist

celebrates the release of her

highly anticipated album

'Red Diamonds'

Gina Linee - Red Diamonds Album Release

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

  • Todd Boston – Award-winning guitarist and producer, toddboston.com
  • Eugene Friesen – Fresno’s Own GRAMMY Winning Cellist and composer,
    eugenefriesenmusic.com
  • Jeff Haynes – The pulse of GRAMMY Winning percussionist and producer. Cassandra Wilson, Pat Metheny, jeffhaynesmusic.com
  • Jeff Oster – Three-time ZMR Album of the Year Winner, Grammy Nominee, jeffoster.com
  • Premik Russell Tubbs – Multi-Instrumentalist, songwriter, producer. Sting, Michael Jackson, Ravi Shankar, premik.com

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April 15, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

THE ELVIN BISHOP
BIG FUN TRIO

Elvin Bishop

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.

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April 22, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

ROCK OF THE EIGHTIES TOUR

STARRING

The Tubes & The Motels


The Tubes

THE TUBES

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.

 

The Motels

THE MOTELS

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.

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April 28, 2017- 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

The Heart of Rock & Roll

A Tribute to

Huey Lewis & The News

 

The Heart of Rock & Roll

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.

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May 3, 2017- 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

50 Years of Frank:
Dweezil Zappa Plays
Whatever The F@%k He Wants

"The Cease and Desist Tour"

 

Dweezil Zappa - The Cease and Desist Tour

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.

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May 26, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors - 7 p.m.

INSIDE THE TOWER THEATRE LOUNGE

DAVID LINDLEY

David Lindley

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.

 

Watch David Lindley Perform on YouTube

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June 30, 2017- 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

DOG n' BUTTERFLY

The Music of HearT

 

Dog N' Butterfly - The Music of Heart

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.

 

Watch Dog N' Butterfly Perform "Crazy on You" at YouTube

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July 15, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

Tributo a Los 3 Grandes
(A tribute to 3 Great Ones)

Mariachi Los Camperos

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.

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August 18, 2017- 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

Southbound & Company

The Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

South Bound & Company

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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August 19, 2017- 8:00 p.m.
Doors - 7 p.m.

INSIDE THE TOWER THEATRE LOUNGE

 

Laurie Morvan Band

Laurie Morvan Band

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!

 

Watch the Laurie Morvan Band perform on YouTube

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TOWER THEATRE FRIENDS & SPONSORS

 

Donaghy Sales Inc.

 

Hedrick's Chevrolet

 

 

Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

Check the Fresno Filmworks Website for upcoming movies
playing at the Tower Theatre!

 

California Theatre Center

 

Cell Pros Phone Repair & Trade-In

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