Kirkland Performance Center presents...
2023 – 2024: KPC’s 25th Season
- Sunday, October 1, 2023 – 7:00 pm
- Friday, May 3, 2024 – 7:00 pm
Welcome to KPC’s 2023-2024 Presented Season. Ticket packages are now on sale (more info here) and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 11.
Grab your 4-pack or 6-pack Ticket Package here!
Yellowjackets | October 1, 2023 | 7:00pm
Throughout their storied 35+ year history, jazz fusion group Yellowjackets have recorded 22 albums, received 17 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial successes.
Alex Cuba | October 6, 2023 | 7:00pm
Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape.
The Bros Landreth | October 7, 2023 | 8:00pm
The Bros. Landreth is the sound of two brothers making honest music and playing it from the heart. Raised to the sound of their parent’s eclectic record collection, Joey and Dave Landreth are celebrated for their Americana-inspired blend of sincere song writing, slide guitar, blood harmonies, and pure musicians.
Kalani Pe’a | October 11, 2023 | 7:00pm
Three-time Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe’a sings everything from classical, musical, ballads, R&B, soul to traditional and original Hawaiian music, displaying his wide-ranging talents as a songwriter and music composer. His talent for lyrics is on display in his original Hawaiian songs alongside his affectionate bilingual arrangements of R&B favorites.
Joshua Radin | October 14, 2023 | 8:00pm
Joshua Radin emerged in 2004 as an empathetic, engaging, and often enthralling troubadour. Over the years, he’s tallied north of 1 billion streams, moved 1 million-plus albums worldwide, and scored a gold certification for the single “I’d Rather Be With You.”
Voices Unveiled | October 20, 2023 | 7:00pm
Voices Unveiled is a three-part original musical composition inspired by Iranian traditional music, folk (South of Iran), with fusion elements. It follows the tragic stories of two women refugees who lost their lives.
José James: On & On | October 27, 2023 | 7:00pm
A jazz artist for the hip-hop generation, José James artfully blurs the lines between traditional and contemporary jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, pop and rock. He has released 11 critically-acclaimed albums, and is the recipient of both the Edison Award and L’Académie du Jazz Grand Prix.
Andy Summers | November 8, 2023 | 7:00pm
Andy Summers rose to fame in the early 1980’s as the guitarist with the multi-million record selling rock band The Police. A brilliant practitioner of the guitar, camera, and written word, Summers’ solo performance projects sequences of photography with music to create a unique and inspiring experience.
Maddie Poppe | November 10 , 2023 | 7:00pm (meet & greet available)
Maddie Poppe is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and the season 16 winner of American Idol. She won a People’s Choice Award for her turn on the show, had Whirlwind hit Number 2 on the iTunes Pop Charts, and went on to become a hot guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live With Kelly & Ryan and Good Morning America.
Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaii | November 14, 2023 | 7:00pm
Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. What’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s skill is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele.
David Koechner | November 15, 2023 | 7:30pm
Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is well-known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman”. Koechner got his first break as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and has since become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 200 films and television shows.
J2B2: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band | November 16, 2023 | 7:00pm
J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing.
Haley Reinhart | November 17, 2023 | 8:00pm (meet & greet available)
Platinum-certified Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Haley Reinhart exudes an empowering level of charisma and confidence earned by a quiet, decade-long grind. With a timeless voice that outlasts eras, she feels just as at home in the sixties as the Snapchat age.
Koo Koo Kanga Roo | November 19, 2023 | 11:00am + 1:30pm
Koo Koo Kanga Roo is the dance-a-long comedy show from Bryan and Neil, two friends who set out to experiment with live music and make it more fun. Armed with nothing more than an iPod, two mics, one giant rainbow and some gold sneakers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo puts on an all-ages dance party that invites everyone to join in.
Seattle International Comedy Competition | November 24, 2023 | 7:00pm
The Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing”. 26 Days, 22 Shows, 18 Venues, 32 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, and Japan, and over $15,000 in cash prizes! Come and experience an amazing night of America’s biggest touring comedy festival!
The Midtown Men (Original Broadway Cast Of Jersey Boys): Holiday Hits Concert | December 13, 2023 | 7:00pm
The Midtown Men reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical, Jersey Boys. Launched in 2010, Broadway’s breakout vocal sensation is widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the 1960s. Join them for an energy-filled night of all your favorite holiday hits!
Nite Wave: A Very Night Wave Christmas: 80’s Holiday Concert | December 16, 2023 | 8:00pm
Nite Wave is a band passionate about 80s New Wave and putting on a night you’ll never forget. Everything from Prince to Depeche Mode to Duran Duran to INXS and more! Nite Wave pays homage to the artists who designed a decade and bring a certain energy to their shows that is unique and infectious.
Portland Cello Project | December 21, 2023 | 7:00pm
Portland Cello Project (PCP) is a nationally-recognized performing, recording and educational cello ensemble with a revolving cast of cellists, featuring a diverse repertoire of music. Joined by legendary vocalist Saeeda Wright, they will present a lovely evening of holiday favorites!
Martin Sexton | January 25, 2024 | 7:00pm
Headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, Martin Sexton has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical | January 26, 2024 | 7:00pm
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is an original improvised awards show meets Broadway musical! Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, comedy and a ton of laughs!
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono | January 27, 2024 | 7:00pm
Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s, both at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over 4 decades.
Naturally 7 | February 2, 2024 | 8:00pm
This seven-man crew is more than just your average singing group. Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they’ve branded as “Vocal Play”—singing as instruments.Naturally 7 not only sings but also creates every backing instrument heard on its songs – drums, bass, guitars, horns, flutes … even down to turntables.
The Sound of (Black) Music | February 7, 2024 | 7:00pm
The hills are alive with the sound of Black music! Experience the songs from one of the most beloved American musical classics as reimagined through an Afrofuturistic lens, led by a dynamic group of musicians and vocalists, including Brianna Thomas, Chareene Wade, Vuyo Sotashi, and more!
Vitamin String Quartet: Featuring the Music Of Bridgerton | February 8, 2024 | 7:00pm
Since the project’s start in 1999, Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) has helped establish classical crossover as a genuine force in contemporary music. Fresh off high-profile placements in major Netflix and Universal productions, VSQ has become one of the most popular contemporary string ensembles in the world.
Laurel Canyon Legacy | February 10, 2024 | 7:00pm
Laurel Canyon Legacy celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk music blended with rock and went electric. Come take a musical journey with all your favorite 60’s and 70’s LA hits!
Citizen Hurricane | February 15, 2024 | 7:00pm
“Citizen Hurricane: the world’s greatest improvised rock & roll comedians … in the world!”, is a one of a kind improvised comedy show and rock concert. These award-winning improvisers, musicians, and actors will take you on a playful, comedy-adventure inspired by audience suggestions that will leave you feeling joyful and connected!
KPC Community Show: Peter and the Starcatcher | March 1 – 10
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates to unwilling comrades, it playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Tiffany with Jennifer Paige | March 15, 2024 | 7:00pm
A legendary pop star, Tiffany earned two U.S. number one hit singles with “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been,”. Now she’s ready to bare her soul and invite listeners to walk with her into the light via her 11th studio album, Shadows. She has sold more than 15 million albums to date.
Geoffrey Castle’s Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration | March 16, 2024 | 7:00pm
An annual KPC tradition, pioneering violinist Geoffrey 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.
Kevin Nealon | April 4, 2024 | 7:00pm
Kevin Nealon is an Emmy and SAG-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and received critical acclaim for his TV and film roles.
Peter Cincotti: Killer on the Keys | April 5, 2024 | 7:00pm
Singer – Songwriter – Piano phenom Peter Cincotti burst onto the scene at 18 years old when he became the youngest artist ever to reach #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Since then Peter has been wowing audiences around the globe in some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to L’Olympia in Paris.
Booker T. Jones | April 11-12, 2024 | 7:00pm
Booker T. Jones is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and arranger. Best known as the front man of the band Booker T. & the MGs, he has worked with countless award-winning artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and has earned a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente: “Cometa” | April 23, 2024 | 7:00pm
”Cometa” is the much-anticipated collaboration between Grammy® winners Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente. Inspired by the Zimbo Trio sessions with Elis Regina, this meeting of four of the most extraordinary Brazilian jazz musicians combines undeniable Brazilian swing and heart, with abundant virtuosity and talent.
Al Stewart | April 24, 2024 | 7:00pm
Scottish-born singer-songwriter Al Stewart has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.). He’s had several top 20 singles, including “Time Passages”, “Year Of The Cat”, and “On the Border”.
William Florian: The John Denver Story | May 2, 2024 | 7:00pm
William weaves stories, songs, and humor as we honor the life and achievements of this legendary minstrel. You will find yourself singing along with William as he performs Denver’s most celebrated songs such as Take Me Home Country Roads, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Annie’s Song, Leavin On A Jet Plane, and many more.
Since they began their journey in early 2015 in Barcelona, Balkan Paradise Orchestra has shown, in each and every performance, their potential as an unusual and ground-breaking group. Composed by wind and percussion players, BPO is a breath of fresh air for the music panorama of their country.