The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts

815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728

Tower Theatre Neon Marquee

Box Office: (559) 485-9050





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...







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

May 6, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 4:00 p.m.


Women's Art & Music
Festival of Fresno


Women's Art & Music Festival

Women’s Art and Music Festival of Fresno (WAMFF) is a fundraiser celebrating women’s art, music, and fellowship. In celebrating, we are also raising money for scholarships to support Women's Studies student internship opportunities at Rape Counseling Services of Fresno (RCS).





May 8, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.
Inside the Tower Theatre Lounge


Mother's Day Bluegrass Concert

The Gilly Girls
with Evo Bluestein
& Barry Schultz

The Gilly Girls Band with Evo Bluestien & Barry Shultz

The Gilly Girls Band:

Composed of four sisters—two sets of twins, Savannah and Morgan, age 12, and Hailey and Jillian age 9—the Gilly Girls enjoy playing bluegrass, southern gospel and old-time string band music.  Savannah sings and plays mandolin and fiddle. Morgan sings, yodels, and plays mandolin and bass. Hailey sings and plays mandolin and guitar.  Jillian sings and plays mandolin and banjo.


Evo Bluestein:

Considered one of this country's most accomplished Appalachian-style autoharpists, Bluestein is equally known as a performer and teacher of oldtime fiddle, button accordion, guitar and banjo. His repertoire includes songs derived from Appalachian, Cajun, zydeco, blues and other styles of music.


Barry Schultz:

A native of Fresno, Schultz has lived and traveled worldwide to discover and learn traditional songs and tunes on the fiddle. He specializes in pre-1800's music. Barry is a very talented musician and greatly welcomed here at the California Autoharp Gathering.




May 12, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Tower Theatre Lounge - 7:00 p.m.


Comedian & Actor

Felipe Esparza

Comedian Felipe Esparza

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.




May 13, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.


Fresno Filmworks Movie: City of Gold


Filmworks presents the American independent documentary “City of Gold” at the historic Tower Theatre. The movie, a love letter to the transformative power of food and food culture, follows Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold as he explores his beloved city of Los Angeles. Long adored for his writing about Southern California’s hidden culinary treasures, Gold reviews small, family-owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. Through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Gold’s style of criticism offers a rare opportunity to discover the true L.A. through the eyes of its foremost cultural journalist. 91 minutes. Rated R.


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.





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


Zeppelin USA

An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin


Zeppelin USA - An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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.





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

Doors open 7:00 p.m.


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!





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





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


Bling 1 Entertainment Presents


THE Legends of Motown


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.



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

Doors open 7:00 p.m.



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.





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




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




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.






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.





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.




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




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



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.





January 17, 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




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







Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

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