When it comes to making plans this fall, music enthusiasts and live theatergoers won’t want to miss these five events, which are happening at venues across the region. From Marcia Ball, The David Bromberg Quintet, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant to Charles Bach, Sandi Patty and Sheila Walsh, there’s something on the calendar for everyone.
Award-winning blues singer, songwriter and pianist Marcia Ball will be in concert at the Sorg Opera House on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. Ball, a Texas-born, Louisiana-raised artist, will bring her musical storytelling to the Sorg stage for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. The five-time Grammy-nominated musician has released 18 albums, including her latest project, Shine Bright, last year.
Tickets are $30 in advance; student tickets are $15. (Students must show ID at the door.) For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.sorgoperahouse.org. Learn more about Ball at www.marciaball.com.
Sandi Patty and Sheila Walsh
Sandi Patty and Sheila Walsh: A Night of Hope, Friendship, and Joy will be in Lebanon at the Urbancrest Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees will hear a combination of hopeful messages and inspirational songs from the longtime friends. Patty and Walsh invite you to their own traveling living room for a girl’s night out.
General admission tickets start at $24 and may be purchased at www.itickets.com. Urbancrest Baptist Church is located at 2634 Drake Road in Lebanon. Go to www.sandiandsheila.com for more details.
The David Bromberg Quintet
The David Bromberg Quintet will perform as part of the Miami Regionals Artist Series on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Parrish Auditorium. Bromberg, described as the godfather of Americana, is a newcomer to the Artist Series. His musical journey spans more than five decades and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia and many others. Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments and multiple styles is legendary.
“The Artist Series continues to be a popular draw. It is well established and I’m working hard to earn the trust of ticket buyers that my predecessor and mentor Howard Epstein worked so hard to establish. There is more competition out there than ever before, yet we continue to stand out in terms of quality of talent, affordability, timing and convenience,” said Perry Richardson, director of the Artist Series.
Tickets for the concert are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors 62 and over, faculty and staff, students and children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.miamioh.edu/Regionals/ArtistSeries, or by calling the Miami University Box Office at (513) 529-3200 ext. 1. Tickets are also available at the cashiers’ windows at both the Hamilton and Middletown campuses of Miami University. For more information or questions about tickets, email RegArtistSeries@MiamiOH.edu or perry.richardson@MiamiOH.edu, or call (513) 785-3221.
Illusionist Charles Bach will present “Wonders” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Fitton Showstoppers! series. Bach is a magician, dancer, illusionist and escape artist who will transform the theater into a magical palace.
“The Fitton Showstoppers! series aims to be the best entertainment production in the area. We feel like we succeed with that, not only with our numbers, but with the quality and diversity of the shows,” said Ian MacKenzie-Thurley, executive director of the Fitton Center.
Tickets are $29 for Fitton Center members and $37 for non-members. Purchase tickets online at www.fittoncenter.org or call (513) 863-8873, ext. 110. Learn more about Bach at www.charlesbach.com.
Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant
Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant’s 2019 Christmas Tour will kick off at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Incorporating a full symphony orchestra, Grammy winners Grant and Smith will be joined by special guest Marc Martel. The show will feature selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires.
Ticket prices vary, and may be purchased from www.ticketmaster.com. Visit each artist online at www.michaelwsmith.com, www.amygrant.com and www.marcmartelmusic.com.
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