Mesa Arts Center is excited to announce the 2021-2022 Performing Live season. Season highlights include Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Black Violin’s Impossible Tour, and much more.
See the full list of upcoming shows at mesaartscenter.com.
Tickets are on sale to Mesa Arts Center members now and go on sale to the public Sunday, May 16 at noon. Tickets will be available online at mesaartscenter.com or by phone (during box office business hours). Please note, there are no in-person box office ticket sales.
Mesa Arts Center is located at One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ, 85201.
Below is a list of SOULful shows at the Mesa Arts Center that will most likely appeal to the PhxSoul.com audience:
Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2021 Tour
With Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Rebecca Jade
Wed, Dec 15 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater | $61.50 – $92.50 | VIP Available
Dave Koz & Friends continue their annual holiday tradition at Mesa Arts Center! With nine Grammy® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation.
An Intimate Evening with David Foster
Sun, Jan 16 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater| $36 – $86
GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, one of the biggest musical forces of our time, is embarking on An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour. Foster performs songs he wrote or produced from his four decades of hits and includes stories about the songs, artists, and moments of his life. Delivered by powerhouse performers, the hits include Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Michael Bublé’s “Home,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and many more.
National Geographic Live
Alicia Odewale | African Diaspora Archaeologist
Greenwood: A Century of Resilience
Wed, Jan 19 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater | $31 – $45
An Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa, Alicia Odewale specializes in African Diaspora archaeology in the Caribbean and Southeastern United States with a theoretical focus on community-centered, antiracist, and Black feminist archaeology. She is committed to decolonizing research agendas and encouraging more participation by Black and Indigenous scholars in the fields of archaeology and academia.
Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Thu, Jan 20 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater| $40 – $80
Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.
The Life and Music of George Michael
Sun, Jan 23 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater | $38
The Life and Music of George Michael celebrates one of the world’s most beloved artists. This show will get you on your feet dancing and singing along to the hits of Wham! and George’s illustrious solo career with blockbuster hits like “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Faith,” “Careless Whisper,” “Father Figure” and many more. The Life and Music of George Michael captures the performance and sound of one of the biggest international stars of our time.
A Conversation with John Leguizamo
Thu, Feb 3 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater | $35 – $75 | VIP Available
John Leguizamo first came to prominence in the lecture world around the nation’s colleges and stages with his presentation, which traced his life from growing up in Queens, through his avant-garde theater origins in the 1980s, to his feature film career and beyond. Leguizamo is now bringing his story—the lessons he’s learned, the characters he’s encountered, and his passion for education and his struggles against racism and poverty—to Mesa.
Black Violin: Impossible Tour
Weds, Mar 16 | 7:30 PM | Ikeda Theater | $40 – $65
Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop, often described as “classical boom,” music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Shows subject to change without notice.