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Vieux Farka Touré & Bombino: Sons of the Sahara

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The Sons of the Sahara tour is a unique collaboration between two of Africa's most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Vieux Farka Touré — often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara” — is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. Bombino is the first ever artist from Niger to be nominated for a Grammy Award, with his sunny blend of Tuareg blues and reggae. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Touré (Mali) perform joint and separate sets, both electric and acoustic, transporting the audience on a dazzling and intimate musical journey to the Sahara Desert, the original birthplace of the blues.

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Monday, 28 October, 2019 7:30PM

Live! On Stage JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

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Singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman has been writing music, recording and touring for most of his life, gathering the loyalty of fans and fellow artists with his warmth, humor and insightful lyrics. In the early 1970s he formed the Modern Lovers, a major progenitor of punk music. Drummer Tommy Larkins was in the groups Naked Prey, Giant Sand and other popular bands in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan and Tommy continue to record, write music and tour together across the United States. Tommy’s drumming along with Jonathan’s guitar and singing create an unforgettable live experience.

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Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 7:30PM

Trace Bundy

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Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

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Thursday, 7 November, 2019 7:30PM

A Tuba to Cuba: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Yusa and Special Guests

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the sweet sounds of New Orleans jazz to Benaroya Hall with a distinctly Cuban twist. Inspired by the band's 2015 trip to Cuba and subsequent documentary, A Tuba to Cuba, their latest tour features music written and recorded during filming and more songs inspired by it. Follow along with Preservation Hall Jazz Band's journey as they explore the Cuba/NOLA history and discover the joyful, timeless spirit of both Cuban and New Orleans jazz.

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Monday, 18 November, 2019 7:30PM

Artist/Filmmaker Robin Layton presents the lake with guitarist Will Ackerman

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Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist/photojournalist/filmmaker and Nikon Ambassador Robin Layton presents her new book, the lake, a stunning collection of portraits documenting Lake Washington. The book is divided into four seasons, so audiences can follow the changing moods and life of Lake Washington from summer into fall, winter into spring. Discover the many faces of the lake, in all its magical moments and breathtaking beauty.

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Thursday, 21 November, 2019 7:30PM

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