HARRISBURG — A new stellar performer lineup has been scheduled at the Whitaker Center, Forum and Sunoco Performance Theater in Harrisburg through spring 2013.
The lineup includes:
BoDeans, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and $25.
The BoDeans have rocked the charts of the ’80s and ’90s with such hits as “Still the Night” and “Good Things.” Best known for their 1993 song “Closer to Free,” which was featured as the theme song of the TV series “Party of Five,” the band’s 11th and newest album is “American Made.”
Keb Mo, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45.
The three–time Grammy award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album is also a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series “Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues.” “The Reflection” is Keb Mo’s latest recording.
Indigo Girls Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $38 and $48.
Grammy award-winning folk/rock duo will perform in the Sunoco Performance Theater.
Henry Rollins: Capitalism, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25
In the Sunoco Performance Theater, Henry Rollins will return to Harrisburg as part of his “Capitalism” tour, which he will perform at 50 capital city venues across the country. Rollins is known for having diverse career as an American spoken word artist, writer, radio DJ and activist. Rollins’ style of spoken word ranges from playful stand-up comedy to intense, introspective commentaries on life and society.
The Machine, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29 and $35.
Hailed for their flawless execution, the New York-based group is America’s premier Pink Floyd tribute band. The band’s impeccable recreation of Floyd tunes and their own reinterpretation of hypnotic jams, provide audiences with an unforgettable concert experience.
Jake Shimabukuro, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35, $31, $29.50, and $22.50.
This ukulele virtuoso will appear in the Sunoco Performance Theater.
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. in the Whitaker Center at the Forum. Tickets: $32, $39 and $47
The 11-piece group debuted with the Grammy-winning album “Revelator.” Trucks himself, along with TTB bandmate Oteil Burbridge, were honored with lifetime Grammys for their membership in The Allman Brothers Band. The TTB sound and set lists owe much to the heyday of classic rock, when distinctions of genre were lowered and a blend of rock, soul, blues, and gospel were at a high point.
Arlo Guthrie, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Tickets $37.50 and $40.50.
Son of the legendary Wood Guthrie and as a folk icon himself, Arlo is known for contributing to the soundtrack of the ’60s, including his controversial song “Alice’s Restaurant.” Aside from his critically acclaimed career and cross-country family tours, Arlo is also a dedicated humanitarian.
Rita Coolidge, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets $42.50 and $36.50.
American vocalist and two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge has topped the charts many times since the ’70s. Her most popular hits include: “Fever,” “We’re All Alone,” “One Fine Day,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” and many other memorable tracks.
Get The Led Out, Dec. 29, 8 p.m. Tickets $29 and $34.
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six accomplished musicians’ intent on delivering Led Zeppelin’s studio recordings with all the bells and whistles.
Johnny Winter and Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jan. 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27.50 and $36.50.
In the Sunoco Performance Theater. The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It’s a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown, to Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan — the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last 30 years.
Joining him on Roots is his scorching road-tested touring band consisting of guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and drummer Vito Liuzzi. Visit www.johnnywinter.net.
Melissa Manchester, March 23, 2013, 8 p.m. Tickets $39.50, $35.50 and $29.50.
This Grammy award-winning artist established her career as a compelling singer/songwriter with the debut releases “Home To Myself” and “Bright Eyes.” Through the ’80s and ’90s Manchester alternated recording with acting, appearing with Bette Midler in the film “For the Boys.” In 2004, Manchester returned with her first album in 10 years, “When I Look Down That Road.”
2CELLOS April 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $32.50 and $42.50.
The meteoric success of 2CELLOS started when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In 2011, they uploaded a unique cello version of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto YouTube, which became a huge viral sensation, receiving more than 5 million views. Since then, the duo has landed a record deal, toured with Elton John and appeared on FOX’s hit series “GLEE.”
David Sedaris, April 10, 2013, 8 p.m. Tickets $35, $40, and $45
Bestselling author and Grammy award-nominated comedian David Sedaris, is well-known for his books “Barrel Fever,” “Naked,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day.” As a playwright and regular commentator for National Public Radio, Sedaris’ talent with words is apparent.
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