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September 2019

NW Royal Natural Bodybuilding Championships

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00AM, 5:00PM

A fun family friendly event for all ages. Competitors showcase their hard work to achieve their best physique for the categories they’re competing in. Categories include Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Physique, & Bikini. We welcome everyone; friends, family, & neighbors please come out to cheer on and encourage our competitors, they have worked very hard to step out on that stage.

Morning show is prejudging where competitors perform all…

The Rumba Kings

Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:30PM

A bold, spirited, diverse, and romantic blend, of all that’s great in Latin music, with an added twist of Mediterranean magic.

The show features mostly instrumental nylon-guitar driven music, influenced by such artists as Yanni and The Gipsy Kings. “If it isn’t beautiful, it doesn’t make the cut,” says lead guitarists and co-founder, George Stevens.  “We want to put on a show that really moves…

Tiny Orchestral Moments featuring California Guitar Trio, Electric Gauchos, Julie Slick, Amy Denio, & Beth Fleenor

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:00PM

Tiny Orchestral Moments performs collaborative repertoire for layered guitars, voices, violins, winds, percussion and drums — including structured improvisation that sounds composed, and composed collaboration that sounds improvised. The show unfolds in 360-degrees as 28+ Master musicians move in and around the audience. Immersive surround-sound is complemented by ambient video and an orchestra of precise guitarists drawn from top veterans of legendary Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty…

2019-2020 Season Announcement

Friday, August 30, 2019 All Day

Welcome to KPC’s 2019-2020 Presented Season. Ticket packages are available for purchase today, and individual tickets will be available on Tuesday, August 20.
2019-2020 KPC Presented Season
Imagination Theater

An Evening With Los Lobos – 45th Anniversary Show

The Brothers Four

Jake Shimabukuro

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

BoDeans

Investor Sharks Northwest

Booker T. Jones

Micky Dolenz, lead singer of The Monkees

The Robert Cray Band

Rise Up…

My Son The Waiter A Jewish Tragedy

Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Friday, September 6, 2019 8:00PM
Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:00PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:00PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Friday, September 20, 2019 8:00PM
Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:00PM
Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Friday, September 27, 2019 8:00PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00PM, 8:00PM
Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00PM

My Son The Waiter is Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to ‘make it’ as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream. Specifically, Brad moved to New York City and “temporarily” waited tables for 29 years, while continuing to pursue his dream of comedic acting. He never gave up and many years later…

Shea-Kim Duo Recital

Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:00PM

The award winning Shea-Kim duo was formed in 2014 by husband and wife duo Brendan Shea and Yerin Kim. Since then, they have toured the world, performing in Belgium, Italy, Canada, South Korea, and the United States. Their most recent award was a gold medal at the Manhattan International Music Competition. Their performances have been broadcasted on Klara Continuo in Belgium, PBC in Seoul, WUFT Classic in the USA…

Jim French's Imagination Theater

Monday, September 30, 2019 7:30PM
Monday, November 4, 2019 7:30PM
Monday, February 10, 2020 7:30PM
Monday, April 27, 2020 7:30PM

Mystery, drama, and laughter abound in America’s leading radio drama series regularly featuring Private Detective Harry Nile and tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Recorded live at KPC, America’s leading radio drama series is heard from coast to coast on over 50 radio stations in North America, including KIXI in Seattle.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

An Evening With Los Lobos - 45th Anniversary Show

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:00PM

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve 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. They will be performing half of the show as acoustic.

 

 

Ticket prices are inclusive of all…

The Brothers Four

Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00PM

Folk revival pioneers the Brothers Four are national icons of American music. With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

Over the last five decades, the group has serenaded four U.S. presidents at the White House and performed around the world enthralling their audiences with their unforgettable melodies…

SRJO: Count Basie meets Duke Ellington

Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:00PM

The opening concert of SRJO’s 25th Anniversary season promises to be swingin’ as SRJO plays pieces from the first famous meeting of the two greatest big bands in jazz history-—the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras. Selections from their classic 1961 album, “First Time! The Count Meets the Duke” include the swinging Blues in Hoss’ Flat, the beautiful To You, the exotic Wild Man Moore, the exciting Battle…

Peace, Love, & KPC

Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:00PM

Kirkland Performance Center’s annual gala and auction will take place on October 12, 2019 at The W Bellevue.
We are thrilled to welcome more than 250 arts patrons, corporate officers, business owners, and community leaders to an unforgettable evening filled with dining, music, friends, and giving. This exciting fundraiser helps to ensure that  KPC can continue to present world class programming on our stage, deliver educational experiences, and give…

Jake Shimabukuro

Monday, October 14, 2019 7:00PM

Labeled as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele,” Hawaiian-born Jake Shimabukuro gained fame after a releasing a viral video of his beautiful and original version of the song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00PM

Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music. Jeff Peterson is one of the most versatile musicians in Hawaiian music, and has contributed to two Grammy-award winning recordings.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Nite Wave Performs Prince & The Revolution's "Purple Rain" Album in Full

Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00PM

Seattle 80s New Wave group, Nite Wave, presents their performance of Prince + The Revolution’s “Purple Rain” album in full. Followed by a full set of Live 80s New Wave (INXS, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, and more…

Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Premera Blue Cross presents StoryBook Theater’s Beauty and the Beast.

The Prince has been turned into a silly-looking loud-mouthed beast because of his selfish and unruly behavior. In order to break the spell he must learn to be well-mannered, sincere, gracious and pure of heart.  But most importantly, he must find someone to love him for who he is, both inside and out. Will Beauty fall…

Siamak Shirazi & Babak Amini

Friday, November 1, 2019 7:30PM

BaSiaNova is a musical collaboration between Babak Amini and Siamak Shirazi which started in Winter of 2017. Their unique perspectives about music and life is expressed in their upcoming album, coming out this Fall, and live performances. They are combining more than 30 years of Babak’s experience as an award-winning performer, composer, arranger, and producer, and Siamak’s experience as a wellness guru and a vocalist. Their sound…

SRJO: Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance

Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:00PM

SRJO continues its celebrated Harlem Renaissance series, which features fantastic music from the 1920s and 1930s, played as it was originally created and performed—with original instrumentation. The program includes early hits by the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, such as Uptown Blues, Harlem Shout, and Big John Special, plus The Stampede by Fletcher Henderson and hits by Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. Guest vocalists Reggie Goings and Jacqueline Tabor from the…

BoDeans

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:00PM

After a remarkable 30-year musical career of compelling songs and high energy performances, Wisconsin’s favorite musical sons have continued to deliver chart-topping radio singles.

BoDeans have created a sound that helped define a genre and that a generation embraced- songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,”“Stay,”“All The World,”and “Closer To Free.” The band’s accessible adult alternative…

Investor Sharks Northwest

Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:00PM

Investor Sharks Northwest is hosted by the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and Kirkland Performance Center. The purpose of the event is to help startup businesses from the Greater Seattle and Eastside area gain exposure and compete for a chance to pitch to a panel of investors comprised of the biggest Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in the Puget Sound region.

A special student presentation will kick off the show…

Evening with Booker T. Jones

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:00PM

Booker T.’s Stax Revue is a presentation of Booker’s hits with the MGs, such as “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High” and “Time is Tight” and of the classics recorded on Stax Records by legendary artists such as “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, “When Something is Wrong with my Baby” by Sam and Dave and “Gee Whiz” by Carla Thomas. The Stax Revue features a ten-piece…

Micky Dolenz, Lead Singer of The Monkees

Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:00PM

Micky Dolenz first established himself as a performer at age 10 after starring in his first TV series, and quickly gained fame through The Monkees, a TV show about a rock band that eventually went on to tour live as a real rock band. Dolenz is now an all-around performer extraordinaire.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

The Robert Cray Band

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:00PM

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Rise Up

Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:00PM
Friday, November 15, 2019 8:00PM

Don’t throw away your shot to see Rise Up, the Hamilton Tribute Band! Rise Up is an ensemble of top Seattle vocalists and musicians that performs the amazing music of Hamilton. “Hamilton” is a record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tony’s including Best Musical. It is a sweeping national cultural phenomenon with music that marries hip hop, R&B and Broadway.

Rise Up delivers a…

Warren Miller’s Timeless

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:30PM

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season.

Join the kickoff to winter with Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers like Catie Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France…

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Friday, November 29, 2019 8:00PM

America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings five up and coming comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes…

Justin Young 2019 Holiday Classics Tour

Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:30PM

Join Top 20 Billboard Jazz Saxophonist Justin Young perform Holiday Classics from his nationally released “Home for the Holidays” album!

VIP tickets get premium seating, a reception at 6:30pm, and a meet and great with gift bag…

Mat Kearney

Monday, December 9, 2019 7:00PM

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his breakout album, City of Black & White, Mat Kearney decided to revisit some of his favorite songs off of the record and re-record them with a new perspective. Similarly, the City of Black & White Revisited Tour will feature Kearney’s extensive, award-winning catalog in a rare intimate acoustic performance.

 

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes.

Online…

Geoffrey Castle's 12th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:00PM
Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00PM

Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration is a Northwest Holiday Tradition. Legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the Christmas magic with a dazzling concert, featuring the Seattle Irish Dance Company, the All-Star Celtic Night Band, special guests from the Seattle Opera, and known Irish troublemaker Dan Connolly. With music drawn from his two critically acclaimed holiday releases, and a “jaw dropping” live show, Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration is not…

The Posies

Friday, December 20, 2019 8:00PM

Jon & Ken will perform as they did in their earliest shows — simply, as a duo, letting the intricate blend of their guitars and voices carry the evening. Expect familiar favorites and deep cuts from their entire catalogue, plus the occasional Big Star cover without a doubt (Jon & Ken were part of Big Star’s reformed lineup from 1993 until Alex Chilton’s 2010 death). Not to be missed…

Twisted Flicks: Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on Rudolph’s Shiny New Year! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.

What is Twisted Flicks?

As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music – completely improvised using the…

Amazing Bubble Man

Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:30AM
Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:30AM

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favorite, he has sold out there for the last eleven years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the…

Mavis Staples

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00PM

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a GRAMMY Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime…

John Pizzarelli Trio for Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole

Friday, January 24, 2020 8:00PM

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been credited with “re-popularizing jazz” and has covered many greats. In 2019, Pizzarelli is touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

We Will Rock You: A Benefit for KPC

Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00PM

Long Live Rock returns to perform more great anthems of rock in a benefit concert to support KPC. Experience the epic and iconic standouts of Queen, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Lynard Skynard, Styx, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many more! Proceeds from the night benefit KPC’s 2019-20 presented season and educational programming.

KPC exists to provide cultural enrichment for the Eastside community, and is a…

SRJO: Tribute to Billie Holiday

Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00

Seattle chanteuse and SRJO audience favorite, Jacqueline Tabor (winner of Earshot 2018 “Best NW Vocalist” award and the 2011 Seattle-Kobe “Jazz Queen” competition), joins SRJO in a salute to one of jazz music’s most influential voices, “Lady Day.” Selections include classics recorded by Holiday, such as Lover Man, Them There Eyes, God Bless the Child and There Is No Greater Love, plus several instrumental hits from other bands…

Eastside Community Musical: Mamma Mia!

Friday, February 7, 2020 7:00PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:00PM
Friday, February 14, 2020 7:00PM
Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:00PM

Studio East and Kirkland Performance Center are joining forces to present Catherine Johnson’s classic Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band.

Story: Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father…

Little Red

Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

“Look both ways before you cross! Don’t talk to strangers!” Little Red loves exploring and meeting new friends – she loves to roller blade, run, jump, and meet new people. But Red plays in areas that aren’t always safe, and of the two friends she makes, one has furry ears and a tail, and the other likes to hunt. How do you make a friend? How do you stay…

Geoffrey Castle's 15th Annual St. Patrick's Celebration

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:00PM

Want to come to a real party? Castle’s St. Patrick’s Celebration is guaranteed to get you clapping your hands, singing along, and celebrating all things Irish in an environment that is perfect for all ages (even teenagers). Legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the party to Kirkland with a “jaw dropping” live show that features the All-Star Celtic Night band, Irish Tenor Dan Connolly, and the Seattle…

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00PM

This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind!

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Altan

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:00PM

KPC welcomes back Altan, who throughout their career, has shown unwavering commitment to bringing the beauty of traditional Irish music to contemporary audiences, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers. They are celebrating their 35th anniversary on this tour.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Joan Osborne | The Weepies

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:00PM

Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne will be performing alongside The Weepies in an intimate concert at KPC.

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has…

BowieVision

Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00PM

For local band, BowieVision, paying tribute to David Bowie through world-class vocals, deft musicianship, and masterful stage presence, is a way of life.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:00PM

Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd with a complete performance of their landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon. As one of SRO’s most popular and frequently performed shows, their arrangements double as a veritable concerto for orchestra, featuring soloists from every section of the orchestra. Popular songs include “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Great Gig In The Sky…

Joshua Redman with SRJO

Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:00PM

Superstar of the tenor saxophone Joshua Redman joins the SRJO in a concert of his own compositions and his favorite jazz classics, paying tribute to the greats of the tenor saxophone and more. He has released more than 20 albums as leader (on Warner Bros. and Nonesuch records) and has been featured on albums and tours with numerous leading jazz artists such as Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, Joe Lovano, Pat…

Sierra Hull

Friday, April 10, 2020 8:00PM

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With…

An Evening with Don McLean

Friday, April 17, 2020 8:00PM

Donald McLean is best known for his 1971 hit song “American Pie”. ‘Botanical Gardens’, Don’s 19th studio album and first in 8 years, is arguably one of his most reflective to date.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

The Frog Prince

Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

Things grow big in the wild west – things like cacti, frogs, and promises. Princess Honey must find a miracle in order to save the ranch from the clutches of the awful land-grabber, Duke. Instead, she finds a very large frog who offers to help her – but only in exchange for a promise. Will Princess Honey decide to keep her promise to the big green frog that won’t seem…

Good Lovelies

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00PM

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks are immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.

Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes…

Twisted Flicks: Bride of the Monster

Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:00PM

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on Bride of the Monster! Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other.

What is Twisted Flicks?

As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music – completely improvised using the suggestions…

Christian McBride with SRJO

Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:00PM

Join SRJO for what will certainly be one of the region’s top artistic events of the year: the premiere of a new work that we have commissioned from five-time GRAMMY winner Christian McBride. He was the undisputed star of SRJO’s 2016-17 concert season, and is recognized as one of the greatest bassists of our time. He is a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene…

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