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Past Seasons Archive

Concerts have been an important part of the programming at the Center since the local ensemble, Moore by Four, helped open the Center in 1997.

The presentation of musical artists was formalized into a “season” of events in 2000/2001 with a series of 6 concerts – a series which eventually became known as Saturday Sets. In 2010, a second, smaller, after-work series was added — Take Five Tuesdays.

The two concert series, which feature a combination of local and national touring artists, have grown in popularity over the years and draw audience from throughout the region and beyond.

2015-2016 Season

Saturday Sets

  • A Very Special Solo Evening with Joan Armatrading | Opening Act: Kristina Train October 10, 2015
  • Monroe Crossing November 7, 2015
  • Michael Johnson December 12, 2015
  • Guitar Masters: Tim Sparks, Phil Heywood, Dean Magraw January 9, 2016
  • Sounds of Blackness February 13, 2016
  • The Pete Whitman X-tet featuring Laura Caviani March 5, 2016
  • Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience April 16, 2016
  • Spyro Gyra May 14, 2016

Take Five Tuesdays

  • Jeremy Messersmith January 26, 2016
  • Dessa March 8, 2016
  • The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra April 26, 2016
  • Davina and the Vagabonds May 3, 2016

2014-2015 Season

Saturday Sets

  • The BoDeans October 11, 2014
  • Shadows of the 60’s: a Tribute to the Four Tops October 25, 2014
  • Boston Brass November 8, 2014
  • The Broadway Boys Holiday Show December 13, 2014
  • Daisy Dillman Band January 10, 2015
  • Sarah Morris and Reina del Cid (double bill) January 27, 2015
  • The Girls present This Thing Called Love: a Special Valentines Day Concert February 14, 2015
  • Orange Kellin and the New Orleans Blue Serenaders present A Night in Old New Orleans March 7, 2015
  • Manhattan Transfer April 18, 2015
  • Four Freshmen May 16, 2015

Take Five Tuesdays

  • Sarah Morris and Reina del Cid (double bill) January 27, 2015
  • Song Circle: an evening with Ellis, John Gorka and Zachary Scot Johnson April 28, 2015
  • Alison Scott May 5, 2015

2013-2014 Season

Saturday Sets

  • Suzy Bogguss and The SteelDrivers October 26, 2013
  • Tonic Sol-fa November 9, 2013
  • Mavis Staples December 14, 2013
  • Leon Bates January 18, 2014
  • John Gorka February 15, 2014
  • Hot Club of San Francisco April 26, 2014
  • Henry Duncan Matthews (HDM) May 17, 2014

Take Five Tuesdays

  • Chastity Brown February 11, 2014
  • Over the Rhine March 25, 2014
  • Keri Noble April 29, 2014
  • Gary Louris May 13, 2014

2012-2013 Season

Saturday Sets

  • An Evening with Michael Johnson and Friends October 6, 2012
  • Monroe Crossing October 27, 2012
  • Quartet San Francisco November 17, 2012
  • An Evening with Aaron Neville January 19, 2013
  • The Peterson Family presents A New Year Celebration December 29, 2012
  • The Calder Quartet February 23, 2013
  • The McCoy Tyner Trio with special guest Gary Bartz March 9, 2013
  • Arne Fogel presents We Love Our Pianos April 13, 2013
  • An Evening with Peter Yarrow April 27, 2013

Take Five Tuesdays

  • A Holiday Concert with Alison Scott December 18, 2012
  • Ruthie Foster January 29, 2013
  • Dala February 5, 2013
  • The Pines March 26, 2013
  • Halloween, Alaska with opening act John Mark Nelson April 2, 2013

2011-2012 Season

Saturday Sets

  • Connie Evingson with the John Jorgenson Quintet October 1, 2011
  • Joe Lovano Us Five October 22, 2011
  • Lee Ritenour Quartet November 5, 2011
  • Celtic Holiday with Laura MacKenzie and the Lads December 13, 2011
  • The Four Freshmen Holiday Show December 17, 2011
  • The Persuasions January 14, 2012
  • Neal and Leandra February 18, 2012
  • Ashu March 31, 2012
  • Bruce Henry and Friends in A Tribute to Marvin Gaye April 28, 2012
  • Lee Engele’s Crad Jazz All-Stars with special guest Evan Christopher May 12, 2012

Take Five Tuesdays

presented in partnership with Sue McLean & Associates

  • Alison Scott October 25, 2011
  • Marcia Ball November 29, 2011
  • Indigenous January 24, 2012
  • Jeremy Messersmith February 7, 2012
  • Colin Hay solo March 6, 2012
  • The Elders April 17, 2012

2010-2011 Season

Saturday Sets

  • Banu Gibson Trio October 2, 2010
  • With These Songs in Our Hearts: the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenze Hart | Featuring: Arne Fogel, Lucia Newell, and Maude Hixson with the Tanner Taylor Trio October 23, 2010
  • John Gorka November 6, 2010
  • Robert Robinson’s 2010 Holiday Concert December 18, 2010
  • The O’Neill Brothers Christmas Tour with Kate McMahon December 21, 2010
  • Artaria String Quartet January 15, 2011
  • Love Songs with Maria Jette, Dan Chouinard and Friends February 19, 2011
  • The Elders March 19, 2011
  • Dick Hyman Plays the Great American Songbook April 2, 2011
  • Cantus April 16, 2011
  • Brubeck Brothers Quartet May 14

Take Five Tuesdays

presented in partnership with Sue McLean & Associates

  • Hiroshima September 28, 2010
  • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound October 12, 2010
  • Martin Zeller and Marshall Crenshaw Together But Apart October 26, 2010
  • London Wainwright III November 23, 2010
  • Charlie Parr and “Spider” John Koerner December 7, 2010
  • The Twilight Hours January 18, 2011
  • Keri Noble February 8, 2011
  • Tommy Castro March 8, 2011
  • Tina & The B-Sides Together Again April 5, 2011
  • Roger McGuinn May 17, 2011

2009-2010 Season

Saturday Sets

  • An Evening with Rita Coolidge July 18, 2009
  • The Girls:  Lori Dokken Judi Donaghy, Erin Schwab, Patty Peterson, Debbie Duncan, Rachel Holder October 3, 2009
  • An Evening with Don Irwin October 24, 2009
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right! (an Unforgettable Tribute to NAT KING COLE) | Featuring Maurice Jacox December 18, 2010
  • Bobby Vee with Family & Friends — Up North December December 19, 2009
  • Sambanova with Joan Griffith and Laura Caviani January 9, 2010
  • Dallas Brass February 6, 2010
  • Beyond Ballroom Dance Company and Friends February 27, 2010
  • Jazz American Style with the RIstroms, Lee Engele and Friends March 13, 2010
  • Bellagala Big Band May 8, 2010

Take Five Tuesdays

presented in partnership with Sue McLean & Associates

  • James Cotton “Superharp” Band January 29, 2010
  • Bettye LaVette February 2, 2010
  • The Travelin’ McCourys March 9, 2010
  • The Four Bitchin’ Babes in “Hormonal Imbalance…a mood swinging musical revue” April 20, 2010
  • Over the Rhine April 27, 2010

2008-2009 Season

Saturday Sets

  • Doug Haining & the Twin Cities Seven with Charmin Michelle October 4, 2008
  • The R Factor October 25, 2008
  • Salsabrosa November 15, 2008
  • The Peterson Family: Spirit of the Season December 13, 2008
  • Battle of the Jazz Bands:
    The Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band vs. The Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band
    January 10, 2009
  • Neal & Leandra February 14, 2009
  • Bruce A. Henry: Beauty, Magic and Soul February 28, 2009
  • Monroe Crossing March 14, 2009
  • “And the Nominees were…”
    Featuring Arne Fogel with Nancy Harms, the Tanner Taylor Quartet and Connie Evington 
    April 18, 2009
  • Jim Callum Band May 9, 2009