With more than 12 million albums sold, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. Meanwhile, on the road, they have become one of the world’s top acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as one of the top touring artists of the past decade — a $20 million-plus production that has played to over 100 million people in 80+ cities, selling more than $280 million worth of tickets and presenting $11 million to charity. This year they return to Rupp Arena with The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More tour for 2017. “TSO is evidence that the genres of rock opera, progressive rock and symphonic rock have not died, and that they actually are thriving thanks to rebranding.” “What’s cool about it is that the whole family can enjoy it.”—The Columbus Dispatch. Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $125/person.
- Rupp Arena, Lexington, Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Brian McKnight’s name is synonymous with sophistication and romance. With hits like “Anytime,” “Back at One,” and songs from his latest August 2017 release, Genesis, multi-platinum recording artist McKnight puts on an incredible, intimate performance at the Norton Center this holiday season. In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet. Collaborators across every genre have tapped his talents, from Quincy Jones and Justin Timberlake to Rascal Flatts and Willie Nelson. He has released 15 albums to date and has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $125/person.
- Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, Saturday, December 2, 8:00 pm
America’s favorite holiday tradition returns for 2017. Mannheim has sold over 40 million albums, outselling artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, making them one of the top 50 bestselling artists during the past two decades. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Grammy winner Chip Davis features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive! Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $125/person for ticket only, $250/person for ticket + meet & greet with the performers before the show.
- EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 pm
1964 The Tribute
Since the early 80’s, “1964 The Tribute” has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. “1964 The Tribute” takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $100/person.
- Lexington Opera House, Lexington, Friday, February 2, 8:00 pm
One of Ireland’s best loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell returns to tour in the USA with his Back Home Again Tour. Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further twelve specials, including ‘Stand Beside Me’ in 2013. The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 29 year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds U2. Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $125/person.
- The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO, Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 pm
Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Tickets available with a one-time credit card donation of $250/pair for tickets only, $1200/pair for first or second row seats + meet & greet with the ladies of Celtic Woman before the show.
- Carson Center, Paducah, Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
- Louisville Palace, Louisville, Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm