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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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.

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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

May 27, 2016 - 9:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.


The Mirror Comedy Show

Featuring:

Nick Guerra · Insane Wayne · Anthony K · Jak Knight

 

Zeppelin USA - An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Nick Guerra

Nick Guerra is one of the most exciting young comedians quickly making an impact in the clubs and on TV. Nick is an audience favorite from NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase winner. He made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution and has also appeared on Nuvo’s Cabo Relief Stand Up Special. He also appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! With his cool and energetic attitude, he skewers relationships, family, and everyday life.

 

Insane Wayne

A Central Valley favorite, Insane Wayne first graced the stage with his comedy in 1998. A 2004 shooting left Wayne paralyzed from the waist down but this didn't deter him. He returned to the stage and eventually won the 2011 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and the 2011 Central Valley Comedian Competition.  Insane Wayne has opened for D.L Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Kat Williams. Currently Insane Wayne headlines lines tours all across the country.

 

Anthony K.

From Ceres California, Anthony K. is an up-an-coming comedian with knockout power, who punches above his weight. His style is raw, grating but relatable. His ability to pull humor out of everyday life and its stumbling blocks makes for an evening of laughter. He regularly headlines at Laughs Unlimited in Sacramento and Tommy T's in both, Rancho Cordova and Pleasanton. He was also a top 5 finalist in the Big Sky Comedy Festival, the largest comedy festival in the US. Now he is in collaboration with Comedy TV.

 

Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle Washington, Jak knight has made his mark in the world of comedy. His fresh and candid style has landed him features  on Comedy Central, Adult Swim and Just for Laughs. You can catch him on the small screen on the third season of Comedy Central’s hit series Adam DeVine’s House Party .

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June 4, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

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Sponsored by Tower District Records

 

Ron Thompson

& His Resistors

 

Ron Thompson & His Resistors

Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can, and that's just the beginning!

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June 23, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

BUCKETHEAD

 

Buckethead

Buckethead is famously known for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that reads FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask. He also incorporates nunchucks and robot dancing into his stage performances.

 

An instrumentalist, Buckethead is best known for his electric guitar playing. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" as well as being included in Guitar World's lists of the "25 all-time weirdest guitarists" and is also known for being in the "50 fastest guitarists of all time list".

 

Watch this YouTube Video of Buckethead Live in Concert

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June 24, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:00 p.m.

 

Mixed Martial
Arts In A Cage

 

559 Fights: Cage Fight Fresno

The historic Tower Theatre welcomes 559 Fights, the best
Live! Amateur Mixed Martial Arts action in a Cage.

 

If you are interested in VIP Seating or VIP Tables contact
(559) 362-4046 or email jliveking@gmail.com

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June 25, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

Bling 1 Entertainment Presents

 

THE Legends of Motown

ALL STAR REVUE

Legends of Motown All Star Tribute

Come out and groove to the timeless sounds of Motown. Featuring tributes to such legends as the Temptations, The Spinners, and The Marvelettes. Come experience the Magic, the Memories and the Music of your favorite Motown Hits.

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July 8-9, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

THE BLUE LIVE

Under the Weather

 

Fresno Rock Band The Wild Blue Yonder

Fresno rock band Wild Blue Yonder, now known simply as The Blue, releases its first new music in 35 years. For the 13 songs on “Under the Weather” they ditched the studio and rented out the Tower Theater. They set up on stage and used room microphones to capture the ambient sound, then, they just played.

 JULY 8 SHOW TIX   JULY 9 SHOW TIX

 

 

 

July 16, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

MOVIE - The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard

THE SEEDS: PUSHIN' TOO HARD

A new film by musician, composer, actor, and director Neil Norman tells the fantastic, gleeful, tragic tale of 1960's garage rock wunderkinds The Seeds, a band credited with creating the idea of flower power, whose front man Sky Saxon is the prototypical rock god, who like Icarus, flew too close to the sun and plummeted back to earth in an inglorious heap. Q&A with Writer/Director following movie.

 

Watch the Movie Trailer on YouTube

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July 14, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

TODRICK HALL PRESENTS

STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ

Toddrick Hall presents Straight Outta Oz

The Broadway actor, MTV star, American Idol finalist, and viral YouTube personality is putting a new twist on L. Frank Baum’s classic creation, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with a show featuring 20 original songs.

 

Todrick Hall auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, where he made it to the semi-finals. Since then, Hall has been performing on Broadway and YouTube.

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July 29, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

Bobby Bones

Funny & Alone Comedy Tour

Bobby Bones - Funny & Alone Comedy Tour

Bobby Bones, who recently nabbed his second ACM award for "National On-Air Personality of the Year” and is best known as “the biggest thing in country radio,” (New York Times) has proven to be one of the genre’s most influential tastemakers, breaking some of country music's freshest talent.  The host of iHeartMedia’s, The Bobby Bones Show, the show reaches millions of listeners on nearly 100 stations.

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August 6, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

Laurie Morvan Band

Legends of Motown All Star Tribute

The LMB made their first big splash on the national blues scene in 2008 at the International Blues Challenge, where they were Finalists in both the live band and CD competitions, the only band in IBC history to reach both finals at a single competition. Other accolades include twice being named the House of Blues Radio Hour “Blues Breaker” artist of the week, a B.B. King’s Bluesville “Picks to Click”, and winning the Blues Festival Guide’s Blues Artist on the Rise Award.

 

“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

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August 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

KEIKO MATSUI

Pianist Keiko Matsui

Pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s spirit and music knows no boundaries. The first Japanese musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts, Keiko’s borderless tapestry of sound, fueled by her alluring, spiritual, healing and earthy mix of jazz, classical and world influences, have put her in a class by herself.

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August 27, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

 

A Celebration of

Joni Mitchell

featuring

Kimberly Ford

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford

Kimberly Ford says her singing career is bathed in “Blue.” In the early 1970s, when she was learning to sing, Ford used that Joni Mitchell album as a primer.

 

Mitchell’s words, music and soul-baring honesty “articulated my experiences before I had language for them,” says Ford, a singer, vocal teacher and president of the Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation.

 

Ford is pouring her deep love and respect for Mitchell’s music into a new tribute band, A Celebration of Joni Mitchell. The group — featuring Ford on vocals, George Friedenthal on keyboards, Lee Rollag on guitar and violin, Tom Buckner on saxophone, Tom Etchart on bass and Charles Levin on drums — will perform in the Tower Theatre Lounge.

 

The group digs deep into the catalog of the legendary Mitchell, who is recovering from a brain aneurysm she suffered in March. They trace her evolution from progressive folkie to rock, jazz and world music master. Expect to hear songs from such classic Mitchell albums as “Clouds,” “Ladies of the Canyon,” “Night Ride Home,” “Both Sides Now” and, of course, “Blue.”

 

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September 28, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30pm

 

Benise

Benise

Rarely is an artist capable of touching the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures, and diverse musical backgrounds as BENISE (pronounced Buh-nes-say).

Armed with his Spanish guitar and an amazing world-class band of musicians, Benise pushes the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar.

 

BENISE started to promote his own concerts, selling out 2,000 seat theaters through Southern California. A natural performer, BENISE held audiences captive with exotic drums, Gypsy violin, Flamenco dancers, Cirque performers, Brazilian Samba dancers and percussionists, African tribal drummers, Havana horns, and brilliant theatrical lighting to create and unforgettable experience.

 

MEET & GREET VIP FAN EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE

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October 1, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

Barbra & Frank
The Concert That Never Was...

 

Barbra & Frank

Together At Last

A Match Made In Las Vegas

 

They never worked together, exactly, but it’s intriguing to think what it would have been like to see Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra in concert together! Just imagine the possibilities. Could they share the spotlight? Would one have out-performed the other? Would their stage banter have been everything we’d hoped for?

 

Unfortunately, Streisand and Sinatra never shared the same stage, that is until Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was, starring Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo. For more than a decade, Sharon and Sebastian have paid tribute to the superstars they adore, singing the most memorable music and songs ever written.

 

The rapport between the two icons is immediate and electric. What’s On magazine states, “As good as the music is, the banter between the stars is equally memorable.”

 

Barbra & Frank have held long-run headline residencies at the historic Riviera and Westin on the Las Vegas strip, played the famous Rainbow Room in New York, NY and toured the US appearing in theaters, showrooms, casinos and at corporate events. International dates include, Germany, Holland, Great Britain and Hong Kong, China.

 

Whether fans are reliving memories through the songs they’ve loved for years, or are experiencing Barbra & Frank for the first time, this “must see” show captures the imagination and brings to life the spirit of two of the most beloved legends ever to grace a stage.

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October 22, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

Christopher Titus

Born With A Defect

Christopher Titus - Born With A Defect

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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November 5, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

Bling 1 Entertainment Presents

 

Jazz Saxaphone Artist

Gerald Albright

Saxophonist Gerald Albright

One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, Gerald Albright has earned his reputation as a “musician’s musician.”

 

During the ’80s, Albright became a highly requested session musician, playing on albums by a wide variety of artists – including Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, Olivia Newton-John, the Temptations and Maurice White. He also toured extensively with Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, the Winans, Marlena Shaw, Quincy Jones, and Whitney Houston, among many others.

 

Gerald Albright has appeared on numerous TV shows such as A Different World, Melrose Place and BET Jazz segments, as well as piloting a show in Las Vegas with Designing Women star Meshach Taylor. Albright was selected to be one of 10 saxophonists to play at President Clinton’s inauguration ceremony. Along the way, he has sold over a million albums in the U.S. alone and has appeared on nearly 200 albums by other artists

 

Sample some of Gerald's music and discography at geraldalbright.com

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December 3, 2016- 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

THE FAB FOUR
THE ULTIMATE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

 

THE FAB FOUR - The Ultimate Beatles Experience

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

 

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

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

 

Psychic, Medium, & Author

John Edward

Psychic John Edward

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.

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January 27, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

Jim Messina
& his Band

Jim Messina

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.

 

Watch the Jim Messina concert preview on YouTube

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February 17, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuck & Patti

Tuck & Patti

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."

 

Watch Tuck & Patti perform Time After Time (great version) on YouTube

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Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

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

 

California Theatre Center

 

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