The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
“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!
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.
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playing at the Tower Theatre!