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Gilberto Gil: Gilberto’s Samba

“One of the world’s great songwriters.” –New York Times Gilberto Gil is one of Brazil’s national treasures. Gil was key among the leaders of the Tropicalia movement of the 1960s, fusing bossa nova, samba and salsa with rock and folk music-and securing his fame both abroad and at home in Brazil. He went on to […]

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Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections

“…peerless North Indian tabla player…” – The New York Times  Zakir Hussain – the foremost exponent of India’s tabla drumming tradition – plays to sellout audiences wherever he goes. The Grammy award-winning Hussain is revered in both classical Indian music and world music circles for his collaborations with a variety of influential musicians including George Harrison, […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

“… pure and uplifting…” – Paste magazine Ladysmith Black Mambazo has an illustrious history going back five decades. Formed in the early ’60s, the South African a cappella group initially won so many singing competitions that they were no longer allowed to compete. Today, fifty years and fifty albums later, the group is dedicated to […]

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Tommy Emmanuel

CLIVE CARROLL OPENS THE SHOW SOLD OUT! “Emmanuel dazzles” – Guitar Player Magazine Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected guitarists. The legendary fingerpicker has a professional career that spans nearly five decades around the globe. Beginning his six-string tutelage at the age of four, he was touring professionally by the time he was ten, and […]

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Chick Corea & The Vigil with Tim Garland, Carlitos Del Puerto, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, Luisito Quintero

PLENTY OF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE. RIO THEATRE BOX OFFICE WILL OPEN AT 6:00 PM. CASH ONLY  at the Rio Theatre $50/General Admission No Comps Doors at 6:30 PM Sponsored by Law Offices of  Atack & Penrose, LLP “Gale force intensity… gloriously impassioned.” – Jazzwise Magazine No one can accuse […]

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Angélique Kidjo

At the Rio Theatre $55/Gold Circle, $40/General Admission No Comps Sponsored by Lighthouse Bank “Africa’s premiere diva. – Time Magazine Angélique Kidjo has a tremendous voice — bold, energetic, clear — and equally strong social commitment. A true transnational artist, Kidjo’s African roots reflect brightly throughout her music. Heavily influenced by South African legend Miriam […]

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

At the Rio Theatre $50/Gold Circle Section, $35/General Admission GOLD CIRCLE SOLD OUT! Click the Blue Buy tickets button to purchase General Admission tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Sponsored by Barry Swenson Builder Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM & Good Times Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their […]