Tickets now on sale for Spotlight Series 2019-2020

Tickets for Kent’s Spotlight Series 2019-2020 season are now on sale:

Shining a Light on the Best Entertainment 

Presented by Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services


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JigJam

Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth

*10% off when purchasing the World Fusion package (JigJam 9/27 and Che Apalache 10/19)

Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation and Edward Jones

Co-sponsored by Judy Woods

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JigJam is a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre that has been branded as ‘iGrass’, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. All four members of JigJam grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture. They interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins, and double bass onstage, creating an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.

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Che Apalache

Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth

*10% off when purchasing the World Fusion package (JigJam 9/27 and Che Apalache 10/19) 

Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation and Edward Jones

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Che Apalache (CHAY-op-uh-LAH-chay) is a four-man “Latingrass” string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The group began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, “Latingrass,” is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

CGTMG3_SeatingCalifornia Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-MeridianPerforming Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation

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Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and the United States), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 45 years of combined performing experience. Inspired in 2009 by an impromptu studio session together, CGT and MG3 released a live recording and began touring throughout North America. CGT’s steel-stringed guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars as they delight audiences with original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music.

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Magical Strings 33rd Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth

Sponsored by Edward Jones

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The Boulding Family’s musical celebration of the holiday season is a treasured tradition in Kent. Once again, Pam and Philip Boulding are joined by their children, grandchildren and guests for an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music. The Bouldings perform on Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, whistles, strings, percussion and harp-like instruments from around the world.  Guests add Irish step dancing, drumming and storytelling for a festive and memorable performance.

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A.J. Croce “Croce Plays Croce”

Friday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

 Co-sponsored by Curran Law Firm

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A.J. Croce is a multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist. His music incorporates pop, blues, folk, and jazz, and has charted on seven radio charts including Top 40. “Croce Plays Croce” features a complete set of classics by A.J.’s father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. A.J. has shared the stage with notable artists including James Brown, Willie Nelson, and Bela Fleck, and has appeared on many television shows including Good Morning America and The Tonight Show.

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Saturday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Kentwood Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

 Sponsored by the Pete and Pat Curran Family

Co-sponsored by the Haffner Family

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Seattle Rock Orchestra pays homage to America’s Band with a show featuring a complete performance of the 1966 creative masterpiece Pet Sounds, as well as a smattering of their iconic surfing and hot-rod-inspired hits that we all know and love. SRO celebrates and perpetuates the orchestral tradition while exploring the rich history of rock and pop music and delivering performances that are spectacular, fun, educational, and of exceptional quality.

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Carlene Carter

Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

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Carlene Carter started her career singing with The Carter Family at 17 years old. She has now been releasing music for almost four decades. The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and the stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, she is the physical embodiment of the Carter Family in the 21st century. Her most recent album release was Carter Girl, a collection of Carter Family songs and originals, inspired by her family.

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We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

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Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists. This production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals, and also includes spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Partial Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, and Washington State Arts Commission.

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Catapult “Dancing Shadows” as seen on America’s Got Talent

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Kentwood Performing Arts Center

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

Sponsored by Allegro Performing Arts Academy

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Catapult is a shadow dance company that rose to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show.  Catapult’s amazingly imaginative and theatrical art form combines dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Their family-friendly shows are all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow images of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as the dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter, and a moving car. The show is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories told through music, shadows, poetry and humor. Partial Funding from WESTAF and National Endowment for the Arts



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