The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
Y & T
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.
The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.
Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray’s name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards.
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.
Filmworks presents the dramatic fable “Theeb,” Jordan’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, at the historic Tower Theatre. The debut feature from Jordanian British filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar, who was named Variety’s Arab Filmmaker of the Year in 2014, plays as a rousing epic of one boy’s adventure to live up to the name bestowed on him by his father.
It’s 1916, and as World War I begins to change the Ottoman Empire, young Theeb (“Wolf”) embarks on a journey into adulthood after the death of his father. Theeb’s older brother Hussein raises him traditionally among the Bedouins, but life is interrupted by a British Army officer asking for Hussein’s guidance across the dangerous Arabian desert. Theeb secretly follows them, but the three soon find themselves caught amidst the massive international conflicts raging in their region. Theeb quickly learns what it means to be a true “wolf” and help his pack survive. In Arabic, with English Subtitles. 100 minutes, Not Rated.
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.
It wouldn't be the holidays without A Peter White Christmas. An annual tradition for Jazz aficionados everywhere, A Peter White Christmas is a perfect way for the whole family to celebrate the season.
For the first time ever, inside The Tower Theatre, 559 Fights #41 presents
the best Live! Amateur Mixed Martial Arts action in a Cage - First Bout: 7pm
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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.
Sally has had an outstanding career, which is largely down to her warm and down to earth personality. Her no holds barred and matter of fact manner has attracted a whole new audience to the spiritual world. Watch Sally's Videos here.
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.
A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.
“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!
Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Watch his new video, “Travels” on YouTube
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.
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.
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