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

Sunday, October 22, 2017- 2:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 1 p.m.

 

Battle of the Big Bands - Glenn Miller vs. Tommy Dorsey

Battle of the Big Bands


Two Big Bands! 30 Musicians! Roger Lloyd Wood's Big Bands provides an afternoon concert of the most popular songs from the 1940's featuring the"original" Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Be dazzled and charmed by vocalists Bill A. Jones and Nancy Osborne.

 

Bill A. Jones is known to millions from his multiple appearances as news anchor 'Rod Remington' on the hit Fox TV show "GLEE".  As a singer, Bill has opened for Tony Bennett and Steve Tyrell, and has toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Bill swings the great standards in the tradition of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble & others.

 

Nancy Osborne's career includes performing with some of the greatest bands and orchestras, led by legendary Leaders Nelson Riddle, Tex Beneke, Ray Anthony, and Pat Longo. Nancy's recently released jazz combo CD "Songs in the Key of Love," has received rave reviews.

 

The show provides a "non-stop" 1940s music experience. The audience will "vote" for their favorite!

 

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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

102.7 The Wolf presents
Howl-O-Ween

Craig Wayne Boyd - Season 7 winner of The Voice

Danielle Bradbery - Season 4 winner of The Voice

Local Favorite - Gregor Ross

Howl-O-Ween with Craig Wayne Boyd and Danielle Bradbery

Craig Wayne Boyd:

Craig Wayne Boyd is just getting started. Thousands thrilled to his victory in Season 7 of The Voice. That right there is more than most performers could even dream of.With the upcoming October 27th release of his new album, Top Shelf, Boyd goes way beyond that platform to a place that even his fans might not have anticipated. Confident delivery, upbeat personality, deep country soul, and easy charisma -this is all still there.What’s changed is that these qualities aren’t the whole picture. Rather, they’re the foundation of all the qualities that make Craig Wayne Boyd unique among today’s young artists of any genre.

 

Danielle Bradbery:

At the finals, Bradbery sang the song "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" along with her coach Blake Shelton, she also re-sang the song "Maybe It Was Memphis" which would this time reach the iTunes top 10 charts and sang the song "Born to Fly" then she was announced as the winner of season four of The Voice. She had the most peak positions and most singles to reach the top 10 on iTunes during the season. Overall, she had more iTunes downloads than any other contestant in the show's history. At age 16, Bradbery was the youngest winner of The Voice.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

MINDI ABAIR & THE

BONESHAKERS

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, sat in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, caught her recent appearances at The Grand Ole Opry, or recognized her as Al Pacino’s sax player in the movie Danny Collins.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

 

CUJO

THE MOVIE

CUJO The Movie

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive.  As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. Horror Thriller, 1983, 1h 33min, RATED R.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.


The Unexpected Journey
of Mr. B in the
Colorful Underwater

World of Bubblelandia

Mr. B and The Underwater Bubble Show

This is a story about our lives. We all know life can be gray or colorful…Don’t worry…this time it is going to be very colorful!

Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia, a place to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor, and to marvel but, above all, a place to dream.

 

The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others – will carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 1:00 p.m.

78th Anniversary
Festival Celebration

of the Tower Theatre

78th Anniversary Festival of The Tower Theatre

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Volkswagen Presents
Warren Miller's
”Line of Descent”

MOVIE: Warren Miller's " Line of Descent"

Warren Miller Entertainment teams up with Volkswagen for its 68th annual ski and snowboard film LINE OF DESCENT.

 

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat.

 

From powsurfer to splitboard, motorcycle, dogsled or snowmobile, watch as athletes chase winter along the Beartooth Pass, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.

 

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 9 p.m.

 

R&B Recording Artist

Melanie Fiona

Canadian R&B recording artist Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona Hallim, known professionally as Melanie Fiona, is a Canadian R&B recording artist with Guyanese background. She started her career in 2002 as part of a Canadian musical girl band trio X-Quisite that was nominated for "R&B/Soul Recording of the Year" for the band's album X-Quisite. She went on to be part of The Renaissance (with rapper Drake), and under the name Syren Hall, recorded some reggae songs.

 

Hallim's debut solo album The Bridge was released in 2009. The Bridge earned her a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist. In 2012, Hallim won two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for the song "Fool for You" with CeeLo Green.

 

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Saturday November 18, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

JAZZ VOCALIST
KEVIN MAHOGANY

Jazz Vocalist Kevin Mahogany

The standout jazz vocalist of his generation.” Newsweek

 

With over ten recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and educator Kevin Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades.

 

His broad baritone was forged in his hometown: the legendary jazz metropolis known as Kansas City; where he learned to swing like Charlie Parker, shout the blues like Big Joe Turner, and cry a ballad like Lester Young; while, extending, elaborating and refining the jazz vocal legacies of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Eddie Jefferson and Al Jarreau into the myriad, interwoven dimensions of music – from gutbucket, the Great American Songbook, and gospel, to Mingus to Motown.

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

Black Cat

Movie: Black Cat

When a near-decade old murder case involving a movie star threatens to reopen, adult child Duke Moody decides to make a true crime documentary, financed by his mother. A Wesley Curtis Production. Produced by Grant Garry. Written and Directed by Peter Pardini.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

 

ATTENTION
ALL CENTRAL VALLEY PRINCESSES!
Come spend an evening with
"Something Enchanted Princess Parties" at

SPARKLE 2017

SPARKLE 2017 Princess Party

SPARKLE - All New Show For 2017! Imagine  This...

 

* A beautiful Castle on stage

* Snow White will sing, dance and play fun games

* The Little Mermaid will share treasures from her treasure box

* Rapunzel will tell an original Christmas Story

* A Princess skit is performed with a Magical Mirror

* A Princess and Christmas Sing-a-Long

* After the show, you may meet the princesses and take photos

* Come visit our "Sparkle Boutique" before the show begins.

  Cash only please.

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

 

CHRISTOPHER TITUS
AMERIGEDDON

Christopher Titus - Amerigeddon

Christopher Titus has done the work, paid his dues and has the history to show that he is one of the best comics working today.  Not happy to just write bit after unrelated bit, Titus always brings a cohesive, complete show. Titus’ comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but ALWAYS funny.  His reputation is one of a hard, funny comic who takes no prisoners and gives the audience everything he has, in every show he does. He has tackled the world, relationships, families, the human race and most of all, himself.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

 

Mariachi Sol De Mexico
de Jose Hernandez

Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez

Jóse Hernàndez is a master of mariachi music. An internationally recognized musician, composer and educator, Jóse Hernàndez continues to break boundaries in the world of mariachi.

A fifth generation mariachi, Jóse brings the pleasure of mariachi music to audiences all across the globe. He is the founder of two world-famous ensembles: Mariachi Sol de México® and Reyna de Los Angeles®, America’s first all-female professional mariachi ensemble.

 

He has recorded with the most respected and recognized names in the industry, including Selena, Vicente Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Bryan Adams and the Beach Boys, and has received four Grammy nominations.

 

Jóse’s musical inspirations are rich and diverse, ranging from Leonard Bernstein to Augustine Lara; Glenn Miller to José Alfredo Jimenez. One of Jóse’s proudest achievements is establishing the Sol de México® symphony orchestra, bringing this powerful and vibrant sound to mariachi lovers around the world.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

Santa Paws
Holiday Show
with The Olate Dogs

Santa Paws Holiday Show with The Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, capturing the $1 million prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks.

 

The all-new LIVE theatrical show include the famous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages.

 

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

Acoustic Guitar Phenom
Tommy Emmanuel CPG*
with special guest
J.D. Simo

Acoustic Guitar Phenom Tommy Emmanuel CPG

 

There’s a science to assembling the parts, and Tommy Emmanuel’s technical gift has earned him multiple awards from Guitar Player magazine and made him a Member of the Order of Australia, an honor bestowed by the Queen in his homeland. But the average fan could listen without even considering the precision behind the work, focusing instead on the artful tension and release of Emmanuel’s melodies. That’s how he intends it.

 

“I write as if I’m writing for a singer,” he explains. “I don’t think, ‘Ah, it’s just a solo guitar piece.’ I try to imagine I’m playing with a band or with a singer, but then I play the whole thing as a solo piece and look for ways to give it space.”

 

*Note: Tommy Emmanuel's CGP designation stands for "Certified Guitar Player" – the title given by the great Chet Atkins to only 5 guitarists in the entire world.

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 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.

 

OPENING ACT for Y&T:
The Appletones

The Appletones
Five friends playing 60's British Invasion vinyl B-sides.

Band Members: Ray Appleton-Bass, Jason Barnett-Guitar,

Jon Kapetan-Vocals, Marc Kapetan-Guitar, Daniel Burt-Drums

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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.

GUITAR RAFFLE

 

 



Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.
THE
FAB FOUR
THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. 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. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

 

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Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST

LUCAS HOGE
Country Music Artist Lucas Hoge

Some people are just born communicators and Lucas Hoge has that gift. Fans know this because Hoge's new album Dirty South ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart during its debut week. Hoge's title track "Dirty South" is also currently climbing the charts and gaining momentum at country radio.

 

His new EP is the culmination of years of hard work, writing incessantly and performing for crowds all over the world.   “I feel I’ve been hoeing my row for a long time and I’ve stayed true to exactly who I am,” he says. “I’m just going to be a nice guy and put good out there and hopefully get good back because that’s how mom and dad taught me. I’m going to cling to my roots and keep my head about myself.  I just want to be the best me I can be.”

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Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6:30 p.m.

AJA VU CELEBRATES
AN EVENING OF
Steely Dan
& Chicago

Aja Vu Celebrates the Music of Steely Dan and Chicago

Aja Vu has long performed the music of Steely Dan and now they've added a generous set of Chicago favorites to a show of stellar and totally classic music. That's right: one great band, two great tributes.

 

Now you can hear songs you know and love played live! From Reelin in the Years and Hey 19, to Saturday in the Park and 25 or 6 to 4, they perform the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

The Kingston Trio

The Kingston Trio

Credited with launching American folk music into mainstream popularity, the legendary Kingston Trio topped the charts in the 1960s with songs from the storytelling “Tom Dooley” to the humorous “Tijuana Jail.” Their iconic sound influenced the musical tastes of a generation, paving the way for the folk singers who followed.

 

While hits such as “M.T.A.” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” fit the music-with-a-message era and remain relevant today, part of their charm isthat they never take themselves too seriously. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2011, the Kingston Trio’s songs sound as good today as they did when they first soared up the radio playlists. Any evening spent with the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of the Kingston Trio is about more than just memories, it’s memorable.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7 p.m.

 

50 Pounds from Stardom - Yvette & Marianne

50 POUNDS FROM STARDOM
MUSIC & COMEDY AT ITS BEST!
STARRING

Marianne LeMoine Phoenix & Yvette Karr


Combined, Marianne and Yvette have a tremendous history in show business performing with such luminaries as Wayne Newton, Debbie Reynolds, and Dolly Parton. That’s just to name a few! These two women have been connected in spirit and song for a lifetime, both began singing at age five! Come share in this family affair where you will experience love, laughter and great fun! These gals were born to sing! These talented ladies parody their own lifelong attempts to “make it big” in show business, and celebrate the magic that happened when their journeys brought them on stage together. This show is a treat that will entertain you, move you, and leave you laughing!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

OTTMAR LIEBERT

& LUNA NEGRA

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Ottmar Liebert’s global success can be attributed to a myriad of things - his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Liebert founded the first incarnation of his band, Luna Negra, in 1989. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decades, entertaining audiences around the world and releasing a catalog of 33 classic albums including live recordings, an orchestral album for Sony Classical, a binaural surround sound recording, remix albums, a lullaby and a flamenco-reggae album. Ottmar Liebert has been nominated for five Grammy awards.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Inside The Tower Theatre Lounge
Doors Open at 7 p.m.

TINSLEY ELLIS

Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis has achieved a lot of success and worked with some of the best in the business.  He has toured the globe, released 19 albums (with Red Clay Soul), and hit the heights of commercial success with songs covered by other artists – notably, Jonny Lang recording "A Quitter Never Wins."  Ellis even gave Derek Trucks his recording debut on Ellis' Storm Warning. He won Rock/Blues Album Of The Year with Tough Love in 2015 from Blues Blast Magazine and made many "Best Of" lists within Downbeat and others.  Tinsley Ellis continues to release compelling music. And he continues to bring it night after night at one venue after another across the globe, sharing his blues-steeped legacy, fine songwriting.

 

“Feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

- Rolling Stone


PRESS

Tinsley Ellis featured in Blues Music Magazine, January 2017

”Circuit Rider” from Red Clay Soul #1 on Roots Music Report
Top 50 Blues Rock Song Chart

Red Clay Soul is #1 on Living Blues Radio Chart, June 2016

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 6 p.m.

 

Singer/Songwriter

Ethan Bortnick

Singer/Songwriter Ethan Bortnick

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 16-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $50,000,000 for charities across the globe. At these charity events, he’s shared the stage with artists such as Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Josh Groban and Reba McEntire, among many others.

 

Billy Joel's Musical Director, Dave Rosenthal, renowned globally for his work with Billy for over twenty years is also Ethan's Musical Director.

 

Ethan has performed at venues around the globe, charity functions, performing arts centers, large arenas with over 70,000 people and for Ethan, the most fulfilling aspect of success is bringing people joy.

 

"Ethan’s imagination and ability to create music from stories is unbelievable." - QUINCY JONES

"I'm amazed by your songwriting." - CELINE DION

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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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