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Welcome to the EKU Center’s 2017/ 18 season There’s nothing quite like the moment the theater lights go down and a hush falls over a crowd of 2,000 excited people. The anticipation of what’s to come is electric. These are the moments we create at the EKU Center, and this season we invite you to EXPERIENCE IT LIVE with us and an astounding array of world-class entertainers. From classic rock to Broadway, country, dance, and comedy, the EKU Center is once again proud to host some of the top names in entertainment. This season you’ll be wowed by rock and roll icons The Doobie Brothers, KANSAS, and The Beach Boys, be stirred by Gospel great Shirley Caesar, and be whisked away to Never Never Land in a brand new 3D stage spectacular of Peter Pan. The holidays are filled with even more fun as we present productions of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and special concert events with Mannheim Steamroller and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Puckett, and The Grass Roots. We’ll also visit the beloved Neighborhood of Make-Believe with Daniel Tiger, and spend one unforgettable night with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet. Alton Brown returns to the EKU Center with his new “Eat Your Science” Tour, and we welcome for the first time to our stage country legend Clint Black, Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin, the Sons of Serendip, and violin sensations Femmes of Rock and Black Violin. No matter what kind of performances you enjoy, you can EXPERIENCE IT LIVE at the EKU Center in 2017/18. We can’t wait to see you this season! Skip Daugherty Executive Director EKU Center for the Arts

Subscribe & Save Or d e r T o d a y — A n d S a v e up t o 2 0 % See 4 or more shows and save! Subscribing is an affordable and flexible way to experience even more of the programming that interests you at the EKU Center. You can order as few as one ticket or as many tickets as you like for each show—just be sure to order 4 or more shows at once. The more you buy, the more you save.

Get 10% off 4 or more events Get 15% off 8 or more events Get 20% off 12 or more events Remember to purchase at least 4 shows at the beginning of the season. Subscribers ordering prior to July 21 are eligible for discounted tickets and waived phone fees for additional performances announced throughout the season.* If you’ve already purchased KANSAS or ALTON BROWN LIVE, those tickets count toward your overall subscription package. Call the box office at 859.622.7469 to order your subscription today.

Ot h e r w a y s t o s a v e Bring a group. Groups of 10 or more people receive 10% OFF and groups of 20 or more can receive 15% OFF single ticket prices to most EKU Center events. Contact the box office at 859.622.7469 to reserve seats for your group.

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*Discounts on future performances may not be available for special events. Subscription orders must be placed by July 20 to take advantage of future discounts and waived phone fees offer. Fees will be waived at the EKU Center box office, not the Etix Call Center.

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THe Doobie Brothers T u e s d a y, S e pt e m b e r 1 9 7 : 3 0 P M THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. Their latest album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band’s iconic hits with country music’s biggest stars, including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, and Toby Keith. Their No. 1 single “Black Water” leads a catalog of songs that include: “Long Train Runnin’,” “Listen To The Music,” “China Grove,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” and more. $79.50 / $89.50 / $99.50 / $129.50 / 859.622.7469



Leftoverture 40th anniversary Tour W e d n e s d a y, Oct o b e r 1 1 7 : 3 0 P M Legendary rock icons KANSAS are bringing their highly-acclaimed Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to the EKU Center. The band will perform their hit album, Leftoverture , in its entirety. The 1976 breakthrough album contains the smash hit and million-selling single, “Carry On Wayward Son,” as well as favorites “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind.” Fans can expect to hear the hits they know and love, a few deep cuts, and new work from the band’s latest album, The Prelude Implicit. $50.50 / $60.50 / $70.50 / $95.50


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Shirley Caesar Fri d a y, Oct o b e r 2 0 7 : 3 0 P M Get ready for an extraordinary evening of soul-moving music with The First Lady of Gospel, SHIRLEY CAESAR. Long recognized as a Gospel icon in the ranks of Mahalia Jackson, Caesar has recorded more than 40 albums, won 11 Grammys, 18 Doves, and 14 Stellar Awards. Over the course of her illustrious career she has recorded numerous enduring classics, including “No Charge,” “I Remember Mama,” “Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name,” and “Hold My Mule.” $45 / $55

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THe BEach Boys M o n d a y, Oct o b e r 3 0 7 : 3 0 P M America’s favorite surf rockers, The Beach Boys, are bringing their “Fun, Fun, Fun” back to the EKU Center! Experience the famous harmonies and classic songs, including “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “Kokomo,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Surfin’ USA, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice, “I Get Around,” and so many more. You’ll be instantly transported back to a time of surf, sun, and endless summers. Come relive the magic!

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Femmes of rock Bella Electric Strings Fri d a y, N o v e m b e r 3 7 : 3 0 P M The only string act of its kind, FEMMES OF ROCK starring Bella Electric Strings will rock you with blistering violin solos and unforgettable arrangements of hits from Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Prince, David Bowie, The Beatles, and more. These hard rockin’ violinists have performed with Beyoncé, Shakira, and Andrea Bocelli, as well as appeared on America’s Got Talent. Be prepared for something the likes of which you have never seen! $21 / $31 / $41 / $51 / 859.622.7469


Sons of Serendip Su n d a y, N o v e m b e r 5 7 : 3 0 P M SONS OF SERENDIP perform soulful pop music which blends magnificent vocals with harp, piano, and cello to create a sound that touches the heart and lifts the spirit. A fan favorite on America’s Got Talent, the quartet has reinvented beloved hit songs, including Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” $25 / $35 / $49


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Box Office Information T ick e t s : 8 5 9 . 6 2 2 . 74 6 9 / e kuc e n t e r . c o m TICKET FEES - Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to a convenience fee per ticket. No convenience fees are charged when purchasing tickets in person at the EKU Center box office unless requested by the artist’s management. REFUND POLICY - All ticket sales are final and may not be refunded or exchanged, unless an event is canceled or a date changed. TICKETS PURCHASED BY THIRD PARTIES - Etix is the only official ticket provider of the EKU Center. Other websites and phone services are operated by third party, unauthorized ticket resellers who charge substantially more than the face value of the tickets, for tickets that may even be stolen or counterfeit. To guarantee entrance to a performance, always purchase tickets through,, or by calling 859.622.7469. CHILDREN, FAMILIES & INFANTS - Due to fire code, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry. This includes infants. Our box office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding child-appropriate performances. DOORS & SEATING - Lobby doors and box office open approximately 90 minutes prior to the announced show time. The Grand Hall doors open 45 minutes prior to most performances. Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of management during an appropriate pause in the program. TICKET MAILING & WILL CALL - Ticket orders received less than 10 days before the performance will be emailed or held at will call. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to the start time of the performance to pick up will call tickets. Tickets will only be released to the patron who ordered the tickets unless prior notice is given to the box office of your designee. Photo ID may be required. LOST OR MISPLACED TICKETS - If you can’t find your tickets, visit or call the box office at 859.622.7469 for a reprint. Picture ID may be required. RETURNED CHECKS - Checks returned for insufficient funds will have a $25 service fee. PAYMENT OPTIONS - MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Cash, Checks

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Alton Brown Live Eat Your Science

T h ur s d a y, N o v e m b e r 1 6 7 : 0 0 P M ALTON BROWN returns to the EKU Center with his all new “Eat Your Science” tour. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music, and food into two hours of pure entertainment. He promises “plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game while we’re at it. Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” $35 / $45 / $55 / $125


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Daniel TIger’s Neighborhood Live!

S a tur d a y, N o v e m b e r 1 8 5 : 3 0 P M The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the awardwinning TV series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe. $25 / $35 / $45 / $75 / 859.622.7469


Russian Grand Ballet presents

Swan Lake M o n d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 0 7 : 3 0 P M Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production for the first time includes the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages. $35 / $45 / $60


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Lexington Ballet presents

The Nutcracker S a tur d a y, D e c e m b e r 2 2 : 0 0 P M & 7 : 3 0 P M THE NUTCRACKER marches back onto the EKU Center stage this holiday season in an enchanting production that will delight every member of the family. Join Clara on a magical journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy, waltzing flowers, the Snow Queen, and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel to the Land of Sweets. Lexington Ballet performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! $19 / $29 / $44 / 859.622.7469


A Christmas Carol Nebraska Theatre Caravan T u e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 5 7 : 3 0 P M This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL performed by Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with enchanting ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and tells the magical tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a manner people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 24 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences everywhere cherish this lavish holiday production. $25 / $35 / $45 / $55


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Herman’s Hermits Peter NooNe Starring

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap The Grass Roots Su n d a y, D e c e m b e r 1 0 7 : 3 0 P M Spend the holidays with three legendary bands! You’ll hear Christmas favorites plus all the hit songs you know and love, including Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” and “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”; Gary Puckett’s “Woman, Woman,” “Over You,” and “Young Girl”; and The Grass Roots’ “Let’s Live for Today,” and “Midnight Confessions.” $45 / $65 / $75 / $85 / 859.622.7469


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas W e d n e s d a y, D e c e m b e r 1 3 7 : 3 0 P M America’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the EKU Center by popular demand. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Grammy winner Chip Davis features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller! $39 / $59 / $69 / $84

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Get The Led Out The American Led Zeppelin Fri d a y, F e b ru a r y 2 3 7 : 3 0 P M From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded catalog of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Six veteran musicians deliver Zeppelin songs live, like you’ve never heard before, in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. No wigs or fake English accents, just a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. $35 / $45 / $59 / 859.622.7469


Ballet Magnificat presents

The Prodigal’s Journey S a tur d a y, M a rc h 3 7 : 0 0 P M The Prodigal’s Journey is a touching tale of forgiveness and restoration, presented by Ballet Magnificat and set to an array of classical ballet, jazz, modern, and even some swing dance. A kaleidoscope of exciting music, costumes, lighting, and staging captivates the hearts of young and old alike in this beloved tale, retold in a contemporary setting. Experience the power of restoration as the Prodigal journeys home. $25.50 / $15.50 Children 12 & Under


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Clint Black W e d n e s d a y, M a rc h 2 1 7 : 3 0 P M Spend an intimate evening with one of Country’s biggest stars, Clint Black. The singer-songwriter surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ‘89, reaching No. 1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin’ Time . He followed that with the triple-platinum, Put Yourself In My Shoes , and then a string of platinum and gold albums. Don’t miss your chance to see the legend in concert at the EKU Center. $39 / $49 / $59 / $75 / 859.622.7469


Peter Pan

A 3D Stage Spectacular T h ur s d a y, April 5 7 : 3 0 P M Fri d a y, April 6 7 : 3 0 P M Never Never Land has never been so real! Based on the story by James M. Barrie, PETER PAN - A 3D STAGE SPECTACULAR takes the audience on an unforgettable journey with the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Featuring breathtaking flying sequences, holographic video effects, a cast of performers from the London stage, and former Cirque du Soleil acrobats, you’ll feel like you’re literally flying with Peter and Wendy. Are you ready for take-off? $55 / $65 / $75

This stage production features never-before-seen 3D effects. You’ll soar with Peter and Wendy, see Tinker Bell fly above the audience spreading fairy dust, and watch a hungry crocodile snap his jaws at the tip of your nose. Better have your 3D glasses on!


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Million Dollar Quartet Su n d a y, April 8 7 : 3 0 P M MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Features the timeless hits “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more. $45 / $55 / $65 / $79


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Kinky Boots T u e s d a y, April 1 7 7 : 3 0 P M KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, this musical takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Choreography. $45 / $59 / $69 / $85 / 859.622.7469


Black Violin T h ur s d a y, April 1 9 7 : 3 0 P M Black Violin is composed of violist Wil Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” They have shared stages with a who’s who of music superstars, including Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles, and Aerosmith, as well as performed for our troops in Iraq. $25 / $35 / $45 / $55


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Become A Friend G a i n a cc e s s t o e xclu s iv e o pp o rtu n iti e s Your Friends of the Center support involves you in a community of people who love and advance the EKU Center. You will have access to exclusive opportunities, make great friends, and get even closer to the performances and artists you love. Benefit highlights include: • Reserve the best seats before everyone else • Receive notice of upcoming shows and special events • Get Preferred parking • Keep your seats all season long • Receive invitations to exclusive Friend Events • Meet & Greets with performers (based on availability)

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EKU Center Season Brochure 2017-18  

This season we invite you to EXPERIENCE IT LIVE with us and an astounding array of world-class entertainers. Get details and tickets at EKUC...

EKU Center Season Brochure 2017-18  

This season we invite you to EXPERIENCE IT LIVE with us and an astounding array of world-class entertainers. Get details and tickets at EKUC...