WINTER/SPRING 2019 PERFORMANCES
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NEW! Tommy James and The Shondells with very special guests The Buckinghams SAT | JAN 19 | 7:30 PM Powered by Shippensburg University APB Concerts NEW! Xperience: Bazzi featuring Bryce Vine and TBA SAT | FEB 2 | 7:00 PM NEW! Chicks with Hits Tour featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss FRI | FEB 8 | 7:30 PM Mnozil Brass: Cirque TUE | FEB 12 | 7:30 PM Popovich Comedy Pet Theater SUN | FEB 17 | 1:00 & 4:00 PM The Temptations and The Four Tops FRI | FEB 22 | 7:30 PM NEW! Country Unplugged featuring Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, and Joe Diffie SUN | FEB 24 | 7:30 PM The Irish Tenors FRI | MAR 8 | 7:30 PM NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears and WAR FRI | MAR 15 | 7:30 PM The Red Hot Chilli Pipers THU | MAR 21 | 7:30 PM HOPE Diversity Scholarship Fund Benefit Dinner and Program NEW! Gladys Knight FRI | MAR 22 | 7:30 PM The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show SAT | MAR 23 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM NEW! Ballroom Dance Lessons MON | MAR 25; APR 1, 15, 22, & 29; MAY 6 In The Mood: Twenty-fifth Silver Celebration Tour SUN | MAR 31 | 3:00 PM Circle of Friends Gala FRI | APR 5 | 6:00-7:30 PM Kinky Boots FRI | APR 5 | 8:00 PM NEW! Shippensburg University Spring Band Concert SUN | APR 7 | 3:00 PM NEW! Shippensburg University Community Orchestra SUN | APR 14 | 3:00 PM Rock of Ages: Tenth Anniversary Tour THU | APR 18 | 7:30 PM The Drifters, The Platters, and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters FRI | APR 26 | 7:30 PM NEW! Blue Öyster Cult with special guests The Outlaws FRI | MAY 17 | 7:30 PM James Owen Presents NEW! Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles SAT | JUN 1 | 7:30 PM
NEW! Tommy James and The Shondells with very special guests The Buckinghams SAT | JAN 19 | 7:30 PM $75 | Front Orchestra $75 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/Side Balconies $65 | Upper Orchestra $55 | Upper Balcony “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mony, Mony,” and “Sweet Cherry Wine,” are just a few hits from Tommy James. James boasts twenty-three gold records, nine platinum albums, and over 100 million records sold worldwide, in addition to his thirty-two Billboard Hot 100 charting hits. One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into 60s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with their chart-topping 60s hits like “Kind of a Drag,” The Buckinghams include 70s favorites in their powerful sets, electrifying audiences with dynamic vocals and solid harmonies. Full-time since 1982, original Buckinghams, Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band continue to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that bring crowds to their feet. tommyjames.com thebuckinghams.com
NEW! Xperience: Bazzi featuring Bryce Vine and TBA POWERED BY SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY APB CONCERTS
SAT | FEB 2 | 7:00 PM $65 | Orchestra Pit (standing room only) $55 | Orchestra $45 | Upper Orchestra $35 | Front Balcony/Upper Balcony SU students with SU ID receive $20 discount on ticket prices. *Ticket limit of eight tickets per purchase.
Grasping smoked-out sensual R&B and widescreen pop sensibilities inside of an 80s-inspired, high-fashion fever dream, Michiganborn and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Bazzi wants to take you on a trip. “There’s a genuine feeling in my music,” he exclaimed. “It’s a mix of everything I grew up on…got a swag and flow, but you’re in this fantasy world at the same time.” Opening for Bazzi is artist Bryce Vine. balancing the bass-heavy reality rap he was baptized in, flying down Los Angeles’ freeways with his father; the bright and sunny pop aesthetic of a happy childhood in Manhattan; the DIY ethos of the punk band he formed in high school; the loose and breezy reggae and gospel ensembles of college; and mellow stylings of crooner jazz and classic soul. An additional opener will be announced at a later date. bazziofficial.com brycevine.com
NEW! Chicks with Hits Tour featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss
FRI | FEB 8 | 7:30 PM $65 | Front Orchestra $65 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/Side Balconies $55 | Upper Orchestra $45 | Upper Balcony Three powerhouse female country music singers will take to the Luhrs Center stage for one night of hit after hit excitement when Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss bring their Chicks with Hits tour to Shippensburg! With over 5 million albums sold, critically acclaimed international tours, and hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” Terri Clark has solidified her place in the history books of country music. Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. With six No. 1 hits and fourteen top ten singles, Tillis knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. Her many hits include “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “Spilled Perfume,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Let That Pony Run” and more. During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s, Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparking radio hits like “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Letting Go,” and “Drive South.” But, you can’t peg Bogguss that easily. She also expanded past the boundaries of her solo country music successes to include duets with the legendary Chet Atkins, modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel, and an album of original music in 2007 that landed her at No. 4 on the jazz charts. terriclark.com pamtillis.com suzybogguss.com
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Mnozil Brass: Cirque TUE | FEB 12 | 7:30 PM $35 | Front Orchestra $35 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $25 | Upper Orchestra $20 | Upper Balcony mnozilbrass.at
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater SUN | FEB 17 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM $45 | Front Orchestra $35 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $25 | Upper Orchestra $25 | Upper Balcony comedypet.com
The Temptations and The Four Tops FRI | FEB 22 7:30 PM $85 | Front Orchestra $85 | Orchestra/ Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $75 | Upper Orchestra $65 | Upper Balcony temptationsofficial.com
NEW! Country Unplugged featuring Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, and Joe Diffie
SUN | FEB 24 | 7:30 PM $59 | Front Orchestra $59 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $49 | Upper Orchestra $39 | Upper Balcony Three country legends come together for one night of country classics unplugged! Mark Chesnutt has four platinum albums, five gold albums, fourteen No. 1 singles, and twenty-three top ten singles to his name. His distinct voice has shaped the music of today’s country music newcomers and the new country music generation. Neal McCoy has over 5 million albums sold, is a two-time Entertainer of the Year, and has three platinum albums. He’s a one-of-a-kind humanitarian and pillar in the country music community. Joe Diffie has twelve No. 1 hits, and twenty top ten hits, and albums with sales exceeding $6 million. He’s a GRAMMY and CMA award winner and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Diffie has one of the most recognized voices in country music. markchesnutt.com nealmccoy.com joediffie.com
The Irish Tenors FRI | MAR 8 | 7:30 PM $55 | Front Orchestra $55 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $45 | Upper Orchestra $35 | Upper Balcony theirishtenorsmusic.com
NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears and WAR
FRI | MAR 15 | 7:30 PM $79 | Front Orchestra $79 | Orchestra/ Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $69 | Upper Orchestra $59 | Upper Balcony It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled Blood, Sweat & Tears, the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genrecrossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out The Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year GRAMMY award. That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.” BS&T has won three GRAMMY’s and was nominated over ten times. The year was 1969, and these kids had the nerve to carry the name WAR at a time when peace was the slogan in an anti-Vietnam America. Their mission was to spread a message of brotherhood and harmony. WAR, the original street band, was brought together by veteran record producer Jerry Goldstein and rock legend Eric Burdon (ex-lead singer of The Animals). Burdon and WAR remained together through the early 70s, and ended the relationship with the beginning of WAR’s solo, self-titled album in 1971. WAR’s many hits include “Spill The Wine,” “Me And Baby Brother,” “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” and “Summer”. bloodsweatandtears.com war.com
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers THU | MAR 21 | 7:30 PM $45 | Front Orchestra $45 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/Side Balconies $35 | Upper Orchestra $35 | Upper Balcony rhcp.scot/#
NEW! Gladys Knight HOPE Diversity Scholarship Fund Benefit Dinner and Program
FRI | MAR 22 | 7:30 PM $95 | Front Orchestra $95 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $85 | Upper Orchestra $75 | Upper Balcony The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight is one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time GRAMMY winner has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. All told, Knight has recorded more than thirty-eight albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade. Her many years performing with “The Pips” yielded top twenty hits such as “Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and many more. gladysknight.com HOPE Diversity Scholarships are awarded to first-year students from ethnically diverse populations, who demonstrate excellence in academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and SAT scores.
HOPE Diversity Scholarship Program Dinner or Dinner and VIP Concert Seating Package: 5:30 PM — Dinner in the Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall, $55 per person 5:30 PM — *Dinner and VIP Concert Seating (rows A, B, C, or D) package, $200 per person *For tickets and information about the Dinner or the Dinner and VIP Concert Seating Package, call the Shippensburg University Foundation at (717) 477-1377. To order tickets for the concert only, call the box office at (717) 477-SHOW (7469) or purchase online at luhrscenter.com.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show SAT | MAR 23 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM $45 | Front Orchestra $25 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/Side Balconies $25 | Upper Orchestra $15 | Upper Balcony
NEW! Ballroom Dance Lessons MON | MAR 25; APR 1, 15, 22, & 29; MAY 6* Beginner Class—5:30 PM Advanced Class—6:30 PM $35 per person for the six-class course *Note, there is no class on April 8. Instruction on the Luhrs Center stage Frank Hancock, instructor Ballroom dancing continues to receive strong awareness in the media, is a great form of exercise for all ages, and is a lifelong skill that can provide years of enjoyment. Seasoned dance instructor, Frank Hancock, will have you learning popular dance moves in the inspirational setting of the Luhrs Center stage in no time! This is a great opportunity to learn the basics as a beginner or brush up your skills if you’ve already had lessons. Beginners will learn the tango, cha cha, swing, and fox-trot, while the more seasoned advanced class will learn swing with tandem Charleston, Carolina Shag, waltz, rumba, hustle, and bachata. Both singles and couples are welcome. Advanced registration is requested. Register online at luhrscenter.com, or call the box office at (717) 477-SHOW.
In The Mood: Twenty-fifth Silver Celebration Tour SUN | MAR 31 | 3:00 PM $32 | Front Orchestra $32 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $25 | Upper Orchestra $25 | Upper Balcony
Circle of Friends Gala FRI | APR 5 | 6:00-7:30 PM Become a qualifying Circle of Friends donor and take part in this celebration by contacting the Shippensburg University Foundation at (717) 477-1377. Following this year’s Circle of Friends Gala, enjoy a spectacular performance of Broadway’s Kinky Boots!* *Please note, tickets to Kinky Boots are not included with your Gala admission and are sold separately.
Kinky Boots FRI | APR 5 | 8:00 PM
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$75 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $65 | Upper Orchestra $55 | Upper Balcony
NEW! Shippensburg University—Wind Ensemble and Concert Band 2019 Spring Concert
SUN | APR 7 | 3:00 PM Free admission. No ticket required.
NEW! Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Minas SUN | APR 14 | 3:00 PM Free admission—No ticket required. Symphony In Bossa The Shippensburg UniversityCommunity Orchestra will perform music of several Latin American composers. minasmusic.com/about-minas
Rock of Ages: Tenth Anniversary Tour THU | APR 18 | 7:30 PM $75 | Front Orchestra $75 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $65 | Upper Orchestra $55 | Upper Balcony #RocktheLuhrs
The Drifters, The Platters, and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters FRI | APR 26 | 7:30 PM $45 | Front Orchestra $45 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $35 | Upper Orchestra $35 | Upper Balcony
NEW! Blue Öyster Cult with special guests The Outlaws
FRI | MAY 17 | 7:30 PM $65 | Front Orchestra $65 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $55 | Upper Orchestra $45 | Upper Balcony
For over four decades, 22 Blue Öyster Cult has thrilled fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. The Long Island, NYbased band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. BÖC’s canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” the pummeling “Godzilla,” and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You.” The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Joining BÖC is Tampa band, The Outlaws, known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies. For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For forty years, the southern rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies, and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now, The Outlaws return with new music, new focus, and an uncompromising new mission. It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony, and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride. Their hits include “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky,” “There Goes Another Love Song,” and “Song for You.” blueoystercult.com outlawsmusic.com
NEW! James Owen Presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles
SAT | JUN 1 | 7:30 PM $59 | Front Orchestra $59 | Orchestra/Front Balcony/ Side Balconies $49 | Upper Orchestra $39 | Upper Balcony
AN The four musicians in 22 Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes like you’ve never heard them before. Because many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show, Classical Mystery Tour offers that exciting live experience with a nostalgic and emotional flair that’s difficult to put into words. classicalmysterytour.com
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