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.



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.






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

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

September 10, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.

Fresno Grand Opera presents:

Opera Remix: Musical Worlds Collide


Opera Remix: Musical Worlds Collide


A fusion of the best classic rock songs and opera arias, arranged by professional composers for a rock orchestra and performed by opera singers in a casual, fun and interactive environment.





September 11, 2015 - 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Fresno Filmworks Movie: The Wandering Muse

Fresno Filmworks presents at the historic Tower Theatre a film about resilience and togetherness: the independent documentary “The Wandering Muse.” From ram’s horn to beatbox, the movie tells the story of wandering Jewish musicians, who for millennia as reluctant nomads have used instruments as passports to the world.  In nine different languages, with English subtitles. 93 minutes, Not Rated.





September 12, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.


Performing at The Tower Theatre’s Tower Lounge

Leftover Cuties at the Tower Lounge

An irresistible combination of sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and old-school musicianship.


Leftover Cuties – Shirli McAllen (lead vocals, ukulele), Austin Nicholsen (bass, vocals), Mike Bolger (brass, keys, accordion, vocals ) and Stuart Johnson (drums, percussion, vocals) – have sparked a fire with music lovers with a timeless jazz-tinged sound, combining sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and seasoned musicianship.





September 26, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Saxophonist Euge Groove

“Fear and creativity can not live in the same room,” declares free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist, composer, producer and radio host Euge Groove.  “You can’t bring fear into the creative process. It took me a while to get that.”  Euge Groove’s Yin and Yang and ebb and flow approach to his artistry and life have allowed him to enjoy a career longevity that is atypical.


The highly sought after musical chameleon has been called upon for his musical prowess by everyone from Rock `N' Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner and balladeer Luther Vandross to UK Blues Rocker Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News, among countless others.





October 2, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.


Movie: Spirit of the Marathon II

From the producers of the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon, this highly-anticipated sequel follows seven runners from around the world as they journey to the starting line of the Rome Marathon. Spirit of the Marathon II weaves the compelling stories of each runner - the trials and the triumphs that paved their road to Rome. The documentary also features insightful interviews with marathon greats such as Stefano Baldini, Paula Radcliffe and Frank Shorter.


We are concluding this screening with a 20 minute Q&A session.





October 19, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Lounge & Doors Open - 6:00 p.m.


Tina Marie

Master Hypnotist


Tina Marie - Master Hypnotist

Advanced knowledge in the field of hypnosis, and gifted with natural talent. Tina Marie excels in her ability to intuitively read a crowd. She creates outrageous fun that leaves positive lasting memories with her loyal fans year after year.

Mature Audience 18 and over.





October 31, 2015 - 9:00 p.m.
Doors Open - 8:30 p.m.


The Comedy Convicts
Hosted by AJ "Ezell" Johnson
Hurricane, Bubba Loc and Peanut

Special Guest: G Rocc


The Comedy Convicts Halloween Show




November 6, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.


Glenda Jackson - Signs and Wonders

Watch the Promo Video on You Tube





November 7, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Jazz Fusion Group Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a groundbreaking American jazz fusion/smooth jazz/Asian-American jazz band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), Peter Hata (guitar), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), Dave Iwataki (keyboards) and Danny Yamamoto (drums).


Named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the band is best known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into its playing. Its early  jazz-pop R&B Funk sound gave the group a huge following among the African American community and regarded as musical pioneers among the Asian American and Japanese American community.





December 8, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.


Dweezil Zappa
Guitar Masterclass

Dweezilla on the Road

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.

“I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”





December 8, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.



40th Anniversary of
One Size Fits All

Zappa Plays Zappa - 40th Anniversary of One Size Fits All

In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.





December 12, 2015- 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


The Fab Four


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.





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


Dave Mason’s
Traffic Jam


Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience,Traffic Jam.  Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.


The Dave Mason VIP Experience includes:


  • Meet and Greet with Dave Mason at Sound Check
  • Color 8 x 10 photo or Official Tour Book
  • Exclusive VIP laminate pass
  • One merchandise item from merchandise table (to be determined on show day, based on availability)
  • A Personalized Autographed Photo AND your picture taken with Dave





February 4, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world.  But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future.  Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of the Met talent scouts.





February 18, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Ottmar Liebert


Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert

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.





March 19, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.



The hottest group
in the Celtic realm


Altan - Irish Acoustic Quintet at The Tower Theatre

“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!





April 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Y&T Concert & Guitar Raffle with the Appletones

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.


The Appletones

The Appletones






Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

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playing at the Tower Theatre!


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