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A Season of Note 2019-2020 Entertainment Series - All Tickets Available Now

  • All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center unless otherwise noted.
  • Box Office phone: 208-282-3595
  • Buy Tickets online
  • Tickets also available at Vickers Western Stores in Idaho Falls and Pocatello

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group - September 26, 2019

A singer, Composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Whether touring as a 'Duo' or with his 'acoustic Group' or his 'Large Band', Lovetss's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his infuences, makin him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-title debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of the music's most vibrant and iconic performers.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Associations's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician.  His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today. ( Tickets - $65, $55

Cirque Zuma Zuma - October 2, 2019

Cirque Zuma Zuma is a cultural phenomenon with elements of traditional African dance and live music, however with oversees cultural diversity, our shows are similarly catered to accommodate the hip hop culture, and some the westernized trends.  The performance has taken a new life of its own, which is so 'hot' and has captivated audiences worldwide it has to be handled with oven mitts.  There is yet to be a language that translates and speaks to all members of the universe.

Program repertoire to include flag dancing, Diabolo spinning, chair building, Zulu and Gumboot dance, and Hukuma Matata Acrobatics.  Acrobats doing handstands on high human pyramids and stacked chairs 20 feet high, men and women dancing Zulu dance, and women balancing jars with their feet are some of the spectacular delights that will be presented by Cirque Zuma Zuma (  Tickets  Lower - Adults $28, Child $15; Upper - Adults $24, Child $10. (Child Age 4-18)

John McEuen and The String Wizards - October 5, 2019

John McEuen brings with him 50+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.  Often referred to as 'The String Wizard', he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him.

A Nitty Gritty Band founding member in 1966, John initiated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted into the Library of Congress as 'one of America's most important recordings).  Honored with the 2010 Best of the West Performer award from the Folk Alliance organization, John's show is sure to be one enjoyed by all.  He also won Best Bluegrass Album Grammy that year for hid production of The Crow-Steve Martin.  In june of 2013 he was honored with the Charlie Poole lifetime Achievement Award.  ( Tickets - $28, $24

38 SPECIAL - October 31, 2019

After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year.  And at each and every show, thousand of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely", "Rockin' Into the Night"' "Caught Up in You", Fantasy Chance", and more - Timeless  hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.

Guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes says it's all about maintaining that intensity in their live show. "We never want to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years.  We are a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don't slack up, we stack up.  We go out there every night to win".  (  Tickets - $55, $45

Gatlin Brothers Christmas - December 16, 2019

Larry, Steve, and Rudy, the Gatlin Brothers are a Grammy Award-wining trio who have dazzled audiences for more than sixty years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song ("Broken Lady"), three ACM Awards for Single of the Year ("All The Gold in California"), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album, and Male Vocalist of the Year.  The Brothers have accumulated 7 #1 Singles, 32 Top 40 Records, 22 Studio Albums and 5 BMI "Million-Air" Awards.  Larry ranks 4th as Solo Writer's with the most self-penned top 40 Billboard Hits!  His massive song catalog has been recorded by the Who's Who of entertainers, including Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Dottie West, Charlie Rich and dozens of others.  (  Tickets - $45, $35

Steep Canyon Rangers - February 20, 2020

With Out In The Open, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one the the most versatile bands in contemporary American music.  The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country and folk rock to create something original.  Out In The Open is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to genre's true form thanks to 3x Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Henry's traditional approach to recording.

Since Steep Canyon Rangers came together in 2000, they have developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while also demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.  (  Tickets - $35, $30.

Keyboard Conversations® featuring Jeffrey Siegel-February 22, 2020

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's greatest orchestras. Abroad these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony and the Moscow State Symphony.  In the United States, engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his solo appearances, Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations®, a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary that combines captivating comments with virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces, and concludes with a brisk Q & A.  New listeners discover an informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction to the magnificent piano repertoire.  Seasoned listeners enjoy an enriched, more focused experience. 

An American Salute, Siegel’s debut concert in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall, features Leonard Bernstein's intimate, deeply personal Anniversaries, dazzling piano arrangements from West Side Story, and the local premiere of the unpublished  Meditation on a Wedding, as well as Bernstein's arrangement of Aaron Copland’s zesty El Salón México, concluding with a spectacular solo piano arrangement of Gershwin’s immortal Rhapsody in Bluea work Bernstein loved and frequently performed.  Tickets - $28, $24

Catapult - March 14, 2020

An American's Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter.  You'll never figure out how they do it, and you won't know what they will create next-you'll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories including a captivating new piece (commissioned by Austria's prestigious Mozart Festival) called "MouZart", which tells the story of a musical mouse living in Mozart's house.  You will leave this show dazed and happy, and you will never look at your own shadow the same way again! (  Tickets - Lower: Adult $25; Child $15.  Upper: Adult $20; Child $10. (Child Ages 4-18)

The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice - March 24, 2020

Join us in a world where magic is real, adventure is epic, and love is harmonious.  Sit on the edge of your seats as professional champion ice skaters, Broadway level singers, and cirque performers captivate you.  Welcome to The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice! - Where fairy tales and ice collide.

Our story spins through the world of famous tales of Peter Pan and Cinderella.  Cinderella defeats the odds by jumping through obstacles to find her true love-a new twist on your average love story.  Following a long-awaited true love's kiss, pirates interrupt and Peter Pan is called for a nonstop adventure through Neverland.  (  Tickets - Lower: Adult $25, Child $15; Upper: Adult $20; Child $10.  (Child Ages 4-18)

The Duttons - April 18, 2020

The Duttons consist of 3 generations of amazing talent.  They have been recording, performing and touring together professionally for over 20 years.  The adult Duttons started out their musical training as classical musicians, but it didn't take long for them to branch out and play just about any style of music.  Along classical, they play pip, country, bluegrass and gospel.  That ability to adapt and play just about any style of music is just one of the things that make them so unique.

Lately, the third generation of Duttons has been taking the stage by storm!  Along with the talent of their parents it is without doubt, a sight to behold.  It isn't hard to get a true "family" feel when getting a glimpse now and then of Grandpa and Grandma performing up on stage along with their children and grandchildren.  We guarantee that they aren't your typical grandparents.  Three generations of talent on stage-it's unique and very memorable.  (  Tickets - Lower: Adult $32; Child $16  Upper: Adult $28; Child $12  (Child Age 4-18)


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ISU Events Calendar | Symphony | Theatre Events | Music Events

David Archuleta Christmas Tour 2019 - December 21, 2019 7:30pm

Stephens Center Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10am-4:30pm. 

David Archuleta - Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 - 7:30pm; Doors at 6:30pm

David Archuleta: Christmas Tour 2019 
All seats are reserved and range from $46.90 to $66.90 (plus applicable fees) 
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Jensen Hall 

Tickets and information, call the Stephens Center Box Office (208)282-3595 

If you have special seating needs please call the box office directly to order your tickets. 

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