King Center Announces Six Great New Shows For Winter-Spring Calendar, Something For Everyone

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Four Tops, Temptations and Mama Mia

ABOVE VIDEO: Mamma Mia is just one of six new shows added to the King Center lineup this winter and spring. Highlights from “Mamma Mia!,” based on the hit songs of ABBA. The musical returns to the King Center on Sunday April 23 for two shows only. 

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Maxwell C. King Center has added six new shows. The shows are a variety of concerts, and Broadway shows, that will be fun for the whole family.

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, tickets to King Center events make great stocking stuffers or presents.  Below is a list of the added shows and ticket information.

Peter Yarrow

Enter has announced In the Studio Theatre

Saturday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 21 at Noon

Tickets starting at $59 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Elko Concerts

Legendary musician, and singer songwriter, Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love.  From his life in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow shares a part of American history influenced heavily by music.  Yarrow creates community within his audiences through his reflections in both words and music.

ABOVE VIDEO: Buddy Guy – What Kind Of Woman Is This, from the album “Bring ‘Em In”

Buddy Guy With Very Special Guests The Rides Featuring

Stephen Still, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, And Barry Goldberg

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 21 at Noon

Tickets starting at $47.50 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by AEG Live

At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.

Buddy Guy has received 7 Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

The Rides; Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg, are breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on their raucous and soulful new album, Pierced Arrow.  Stephen Stills calls this trio “the blues band of my dreams.”

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, five time Grammy nominated guitar great, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and renowned Chicago rock/blues keyboardist, Barry Goldberg knew it was more than just a one time, multi-generational fusion of legendary musical souls. They envisioned – and have since set out upon – a dynamic, wide open road ahead.

1964 THE TRIBUTE

Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 21 at Noon

Tickets starting at $48 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Elko Concerts

Since the early eighties, 1964 The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on a journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever. Over twenty years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute….which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”  “1964” recreates an early 60s live Beatle concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter with an accuracy that is unmatched.

CHRIS BOTTI

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 21 at Noon

Tickets starting at $43 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by Brevard Music Group

Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. With “Impressions,” and the albums that preceded it, Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

ABOVE VIDEO: Forever linked through the Motown Movement and the many-many top of the chart hits, these two great groups touring together is a can’t miss. 

THE FOUR TOPS AND THE TEMPATIONS

Wednesday, April 12, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 14 at Noon

Tickets starting at $39.50 (inclusive of fees)

Produced by AEG Live

The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954.  Berry Gordy signed them to his new label, Motown Records and the rest was history. Hit after hit followed, starting in 1964 with “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”, “Standing In The Shadows of Love,” “Bernadette,” and ” I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”

For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.  An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties.

It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, such as, “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”

MAMMA MIA!

Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, October 21 at Noon

Tickets starting at $47.75 (inclusive of fees)

MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! will embark on a farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its fifteenth year on the road.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting kingcenter.com or by calling the King Center Ticket Office at 321-242-2219.  Ticket office hours are Monday – Friday, 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 noon – 4 p.m.

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