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Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem “American Spiritual”

featuring guest performance by Rainier Youth Choir

Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $25, $22 general, $15 youth 

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For sixteen years, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem have been brewing their own blend of American roots music. They are a melting pot of American folk melody and style. “American Spiritual” leads audiences in a bona fide revival. There’s no tent, no potluck dinner, and no preaching – unless you count the band’s uproarious and wise stories. Instead, this charismatic quartet administers songs and tales that explore and revive the human spirit. From a lush setting of Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” to old American shape note hymns, prison work songs, blues, gospel, and original compositions, “American Spiritual” draws from 200 years of roots music to find songs that uplift and connect. With infectious camaraderie, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem easily coax audiences to join their spine-tingling, rafter-shaking harmonies, clap to roaring fiddle tunes, and open their hearts to songs of love and loss. Big questions are asked, few are answered, much harmony is sung, and a joyful string band is let loose to dispense its good medicine. Partial Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and Kent Parks Foundation 

30th Anniversary Concert with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, and Alex DeGrassi

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $32 general, $30 senior $15 youth

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 Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation

The name “Windham Hill” became synonymous with the best in acoustic music in the 1980s and 90s. Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, and Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer Alex de Grassi and supporting musician, bassist Todd Boston come together to lead this joyous holiday concert.

30th Anniversary Concert with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, and Alex DeGrassi

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $32 general, $30 senior $15 youth

TICKETS

 Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation

The name “Windham Hill” became synonymous with the best in acoustic music in the 1980s and 90s. Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, and Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer Alex de Grassi and supporting musician, bassist Todd Boston come together to lead this joyous holiday concert.

The Irish Rovers with We Banjo 3

  

Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Kentwood Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $30 general, $28 senior, $15 youth 

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Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran Family in memory of Rick Russell 

In 2017, The Irish Rovers celebrate 50 years of music and one final world tour. These international ambassadors of Irish music consistently charm audiences with their rollicking and rousing performances. On this tour, fans will enjoy a mix of their hits, Jigs and Reels, plus hilarious stories from their years on the road. Joining The Irish Rovers are special guests, We Banjo 3, an award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland. The group delivers a ground-breaking mixture of Irish Music and Old-time American and Bluegrass influences with remarkable virtuosity and passion. The members of We Banjo 3 are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today.