Eleven New Shows Coming To the Maxwell C. King Center In Melbourne

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ABOVE VIDEO: Music video for YES’s hit song “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A wide variety of entertainment is coming to the King Center, including Jay Leno, Shen Yun, the rock band YES and more.

The tickets for all the shows will go on sale Friday, September 18 at noon.

YES

Thursday, November 12, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

An AEG Live! Production

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Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades.

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.

Since its founding in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like Roundabout, Close to the Edge, I’ve Seen All Good People, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Starship Trooper, and countless others.

While the recent passing of the band’s leader and cornerstone, bassist Chris Squire, is extremely painful, YES is continuing to move forward with its impressive legacy. Joining YES on bass is former YES member, Billy Sherwood who is the perfect addition to the line-up of fellow virtuosos that also includes lead vocalist Jon Davison, and veteran YES men, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes.  www.yesworld.com

ANDY MCKEE

In the Studio Theatre

Monday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $38 (inclusive of fees)

An Elko Concerts Production

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Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require.

Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require.

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McKee was awarded Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s esteemed worldwide silver medal award for his fingerstyle approach, but most fans first exposure to Andy’s guitartistry has been through his youtube presence. The Topeka Kansas native’s 100 million cumulative youtube views puts him in the top 3 most viewed subjects on the site’s storied 7-year history. Andy’s shows have a homespun intimacy, his stage demeanor is warm and witty and he’s always generous with revealing his unique conception of the acoustic guitar to his fans. If you love the artistry of a great guitarist, you won’t want to miss this concert!

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL

Saturday, January 9, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $49.50 (inclusive of fees)

Girls Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational Off-Broadway debut.  This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even find themselves singing and dancing in the aisles as some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s make this musical a fan favorite!

Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out … and you’ll recognize a bit of yourself in every one of them! It is described as “Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia” (Applause Magazine), “A boisterous, bust-out, bawdy musical revue” (Wisconsin State Journal), “An infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication (Hollywood Reporter) and “As funny and outrageous as Sex and the City!” (The Advocate).GIRLS NIGHT is bursting with energy and is packed with hits “Lady Marmalade,” “It’s Raining Men,” “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” “I Will Survive,” “We are Family” and many more.

SHEN YUN

Wednesday, January 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $59 (inclusive of fees)

Through the universal language of music & dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a jour­ney through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

Through the universal language of music & dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a jour­ney through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

Through the universal language of music & dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a jour­ney through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leaves the audience uplifted and inspired. A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique live orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together cre­ating one spectacular performance not to be missed!

Two years ago, Shen Yun played at Maxwell King Center to a packed theater and left the audience amazed! With over a 15–minute standing ovation, the people of Brevard and Indian River are still talking about the show! For over 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance Shen Yun is bringing back this glo­rious culture. Do not miss the all-new 2016 show!

ABBA MANIA

Thursday, February 11, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $58 (inclusive of fees)

An Elko Concerts Production

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ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed.  If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favorites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’,Super Trouper’ and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music.

DAVE MASON TRAFFIC JAM WORLD TOUR

Saturday, February 13, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $58 (inclusive of fees)

An Elko Concerts Production

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he

retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.

Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful

songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. He’s penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been

linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon

Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot. Traffic Jam is one show you should not miss. www.davemasonmusic.com        https://www.facebook.com/DaveMasonMusic

JAY LENO

Sunday, February 21, 7 p.m.

Tickets on Sale, Friday, September 18 at 12 noon 

Tickets starting at $58.75 (inclusive of fees)

An AEG Live Production

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years.

As if night-time dominance were not enough, Leno has also succeeded in the newest entertainment arena. “Jay Leno’s Garage” of which he is a producer as well as star.  The NBC creation, which is viewed at Jaylenosgarage.com, has gained an international following on the Web, not to mention an Emmy Award and two additional nominations. CNBC has announced, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” premiering Wednesday, October 7th will be their latest addition to the network’s primetime lineup.  Join us as he makes a stop at the King Center on February 21st!

JAZZ IS DEAD

Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $47 (inclusive of fees)

An Elko Concerts Production

Jazz Is Dead, created by impresario and Bill Graham devotee Michael Gaiman, is reforming after a 10-year hiatus to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Grateful Dead. They are credited for beckoning the start of the ‘jam band’ phenomenon in 1998. Alphonso Johnson, bassist for Furthur, Bobby & The Midnights & Weather Report; Jeff Pevar, guitarist for Phil Lesh, Crosby-Nash and this year Bette Midler, and Rod Morgenstein who recorded 2 of their 3 releases – lead the group famous for instrumental interpretations of Grateful Dead’s repertoire. Rock Hall of Fame inductee, original Grateful Dead pianist, Tom Constanten and Chris Smith (Jefferson Starship, The Supremes) will also join them. Jazz Is Dead recorded three acclaimed albums for Ricky Schultz’s Zebra imprint: “Blue Light Rain,” “Laughing Water” (a reimagining of Grateful Dead’s “Wake of The Flood”), and “Great Sky River.”

CAMERON CARPENTER

Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale, Friday, September 18 at 12 noon 

Tickets starting at $24 (inclusive of fees)

Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music – all the while generating worldwide acclaim and controversy. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original works and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is probably the most diverse of any organist. He regularly appears as a soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, and signed in 2013 an exclusive multi-album recording contract with Sony Classical. Cameron launched his International Touring Organ – a monumental digital organ of his own design, playable throughout the world – with concerts at Lincoln Center, the release of the Sony album If You Could Read My Mind, and a 31-concert tour to Europe, the USA and the UK.A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron’s approach to the organ generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album. For more information please visit www.cameroncarpenter.com

FIESTA MEXICO-AMERICANA

A Celebration of Mexican-American Heritage featuring LOS LOBOS with Special Guests Ballet Folkorico Mexicano

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale, Friday, September 18 at 12 noon 

Tickets starting at $19 (inclusive of fees)

The Mexican-American Experience is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the

many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout US History in this

Brand-New Multi-Media Production, featuring Multiple Grammy-Award Winners LOS LOBOS, and

dancers from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, “Just Another Band from East L.A.” Since then this multiple Grammy-award winning band from east Los Angeles, California have repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.

Founded in 1967, BALLET FOLKLORICO MEXICANO has achieved considerable recognition both in the United States and in Mexico.Drawing on the artistic variety of Mexico’s different regions, the company has a repertoire comprised of over 120 dances!

PEKING ACROBATS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, September 18 at 12 noon

Tickets starting at $22 (inclusive of fees)

Children’s tickets starting at $11 (inclusive of fees)

Everyone, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket.

THE PEKING ACROBATS®, a troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to North America for an extensive tour of North America. THE PEKING ACROBATS’ Gala 30th Anniversary North American Tour and Year of the Monkey Celebration, will begin in January 2016 and continue through April 2016.

Those who have seen THE PEKING ACROBATS on their previous tours can be assured that they will see new, exciting acts and innovative twists on old favorites on this tour, celebrating thirty years of awesome entertainment in 2016, the Year of the Monkey! For their 30th Anniversary Tour, THE PEKING ACROBATS will be pulling out all the stops, and marking this incredible milestone with their most memorable production to date. Featuring the acrobats performing their unique brand of artistry in beautiful costumes, with dazzling special effects, our hallmark live musicians expertly playing exotic traditional Chinese instruments, for THE PEKING ACROBATS’ 30th Anniversary North American Tour, audiences should prepare for a very special entertainment experience, indeed! A great show for the entire family!


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