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Sunday, October 2 @ 4:00PM

The Symphony will open the season with Ravel’s astonishing Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, performed by award-winning pianist Tatiana Tessman. The Symphony will also perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Howard Hanson’s Second Symphony, “Romantic.”

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Thursday, October 6 @ 8:00PM

Get the LED Out

This will be the third show at the Stiefel for Get the Led Out. Their first show was in 2011, and their second show was fall of 2015. We love this band and were one of the first theatres to bring them out to this part of the country. Now they play Red Rocks in Denver every year! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you've never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.


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Thursday, October 13 @ 8:00PM

Aaron Watson

"I'd rather be an old fencepost in Texas than the king of Tennessee," Aaron Watson sings on "Fencepost," echoing the words of one of his favorite fellow Texans, Sam Houston. It's a song about a rising Texas country songwriter who gets the door slammed in his face by big-time Nashville record executives who underestimate him. Instead of giving up on his dreams, though, he rolls up his sleeves, proves them all wrong through sheer determination, and soon finds them knocking on his own door. If it sounds familiar, that's because, as Watson sings, it's "a true story," and the reason he's titled his 12th record 'The Underdog.'

"I've always liked the idea of the underdog," says Watson. "I've always liked the idea that the guy who's not supposed to win could still beat all the odds through hard work and perseverance. A lot of people are always telling us that what we're achieving in the music business is just next to impossible. I don't really consider it that way. We're just out there working hard."

Tickets $18.

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Saturday, October 15 @ 8:00PM

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows. In addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States, they've toured Europe multiple times and performed for the first time ever in Australia in 2016 to sold-out crowds. Along the way, Blackberry Smoke has found time to record a handful of independent releases, including the albums Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, Little Piece of Dixie and The Whippoorwill, plus a pair of EPs, the concert DVD “Live at the Georgia Theatre,” the live CD/DVD set Leave A Scar and their latest project Holding All the Roses, the first album the band feels properly captured their musical essence. Additionally, the band has had songs featured in movie and video game soundtracks, including EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan and toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones.

Tickets $43, $29, $19.

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Friday October 21 @ 7:15PM - Live at Blue Heaven Studios and

Saturday October 22 @ 7:00PM - Live at the Stiefel Theatre With Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite.

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Featuring Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, a tribute by blues guitarist national award winners to the legendary Albert King, and performances spotlighting the blues of Mississippi Hill Country!

We are happy to once again partner with The 19th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads as it returns to Salina, Kansas' Blue Heaven Studios and The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts with a lineup as fresh and robust as ever!

Our two-night musical extravaganza kicks off Friday night with odes to the Zydeco roots of southwest Louisiana, plus the blues of Albert King, and the blues of Mississippi Hill Country. More people may equate the blues with the Mississippi Delta, but once you've experienced its Hill Country cousin, with its steady guitar riffs and limited chord changes, your appreciation will expand. For this concert we've brought together some of the greatest musicians carrying on the Hill Country blues tradition today!

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite

2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bishop and Blues Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite share the stage for a stripped down set of American roots music – a journey through rock, blues and folk from two of music's most engaging bandleaders. Elvin Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of front porch blues for over 50 years and is as vital and creative today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Best known for his solo chart topping hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love", the Chicago Tribune says Bishop plays “good-time music guaranteed to put a smile on your face...serious playing, potent slide guitar and razor-sharp licks.” American electric harmonica player, bandleader and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite, who was reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd's character in the Blues Brothers, is celebrating the 50th anniversary (and re-release) of his legendary debut album Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's Southside Band, which was influential in bridging the gap between blues and rock. Joining Elvin & Charlie on stage for a portion of the show will be guitarist and touring pro Bob Welsh.

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TICKETS: Friday $60, Saturday Start at $49.

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Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00PM

Celtic Thunder

“Legacy” is an exciting new live show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir”, “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” represent the fun loving nature of the Irish while the slower classic ballads “Black Velvet Band”, “Noreen” and “Mountains of Mourne” play to their nostalgic and romantic side. Featuring all new recordings, the songs on “Legacy” are varied in style and run the gamut from classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy” and “Buachaille On Eirne” to the more contemporary hits “Falling Slowly” and “Ride On” and rousing anthems “Caledonia” and “Ireland’s Call”.

Legacy cast: Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill and new member Michael O'Dwyer.

Tickets start at $59

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An Evening with

A Reading, Q & A and Signing.

Sunday, October 30 @ 7:00PM.

David Sedaris

"Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what's funny." - San Francisco Chronicle

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays."


Tickets start at $38.

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Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:30PM

Amos Lee

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee, taking inspiration from soul greats Steve Wonder and Bill Withers plus folk legends John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition and delivers a unique brand of folk/soul/jazz music that aims to unite, uplift, and inspire. He has released five albums on Blue Note Records and has been on tour with musicians such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Merle Haggard, John Prine, and Dave Matthews Band.

Lee's most recent album, Mountain Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, earned acclaim from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, and More. His previous offering, Mission Bell, took #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Along the way, he has performed on late night television shows Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Show With David Letterman, in addition to being a musical guest for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Tavis Smily on PBS.

Tickets: $69, $59, $39.


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Friday, November 4 @ 7:00PM

Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies …two of which have been certified Gold. His most recent special ‘Laughter’s Good’ is now available on Netflix.

Rodney Carrington recently started his own record label “Laughter’s Good” and released two albums under the new label in October 2014. Rodney re-released “C’Mon Laugh You Bastards” which features 3 new songs, as well as an album of all new material called “Laughter’s Good.”

Tickets start at $48

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With support from SafetySuit

Monday, November 7 @ 8:00PM

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls – which features singer and guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac – have been on the road since July for an extensive summer headlining tour featuring Collective Soul and Tribe Society. The summer leg continues through the middle of September, with remaining stops in Miami, Austin, and Las Vegas. The band is touring in support of 11th studio album, Boxes, lauded by the likes of People, Huffington Post, and Metro who call the album a “step forward in the band’s extensive repertoire.” Boxes features hit “So Alive,” which the Goo Goo Dolls have performed everywhere from The Today Show and The Talk to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. Watch the official video below.

Tickets start at $58.

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Sunday, November 6 @ 6:30PM

These inspiring performances will feature more than 170 members of the Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony and Preparatory Orchestra.

Tickets $15.

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Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00PM

Rusted Root and Devon Allman


Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it's own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” she says. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble's hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others. Now with the release of their newest album, The Movement, the journey continues.


The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. In fact, Allman, who was raised by his mom (Shelley, not Cher) in Texas, took up the guitar on his own, and did not meet his father until he was 16 years old. “I was 16, and I sent him a really short letter saying, ‘Hey, it’s me. Here’s where I’m at. I’m playing guitar.” I got a phone call three days later,” says Devon. Soon after that phone call, the two met in the parking lot at The Fox Theater in St. Louis during a tour stop for the elder Allman. Growing up with his mom, Devon was listening to anything on the radio he could find. Often it was the Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix. “I can remember listening to music at the age of four or five. Something would come on the radio and I would always ask my mom who it was. She would say ‘That’s John Lennon’ or ‘that’s Styx.’ One time “Midnight Rider” came on, and I asked her ‘Mom who’s that?’ and she said ‘That’s your dad.’”

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SUNDAY, November 13 @ 4:00PM

The Symphony will bring “The Best of Broadway” to the Stiefel Theatre stage. Broadway-credited actors Karen and Bill Brassea will be joined by Rebecca Copley, Maggie Spicer and Perry Sook to perform songs by renowned theatrical composers Bernstein, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Lloyd Webber and more!

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Thursday, November 17 @ 8:00PM

Foreigner: The Hits Umplugged

With ten multi-­platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-­out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

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Saturday, December 3 @ 8:00PM

Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln CenterWinton MarsalisCatherine Russell

In this much-anticipated annual tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis offers swinging and soulful performances of your favorite holiday music. The JLCO will perform brand new arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” to favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” For the occasion, JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby will handle all of the arrangements, guaranteeing a fresh and poignant experience. Irby is an extraordinary arranger and composer whose most recent commissioned work was met with a standing ovation in Rose Theater. This year’s holiday festivities are made complete with a very special guest vocalist: Catherine Russell. The next generation in a family of jazz royalty, Russell possesses a transcendent voice and uplifting spirit that have secured her spot as an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will personally choose some of her favorite holiday tunes, so good cheer is sure to be shared when she joins the JLCO in celebration of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Tickets start at $69.

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Saturday, December 17 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, December 18 @ 4:00PM

Celebrate the season with festive song and dance from the Symphony, Iron Street Dance Company, Tamara Howe School of Dance, Salina Chorale, Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale and Salina Youth Choir.

Tickets start at $25.

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Sunday, January 29 @ 4:00PM

Guest artist Steven Doane will perform Dvorák’s dramatic Cello Concerto, one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. The Symphony will also perform Beethoven’s First Symphony and Kodaly’s Galant Dances.

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Sunday, April 9 @ 6:30PM

These inspiring performances will feature more than 170 members of the Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony and Preparatory Orchestra.

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Sunday, March 5 @ 4:00PM

First introduced to the nation on America’s Got Talent, these good ‘ol boys from the Lone Star State combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary and operatic favorites. The Emmy Award Winning and Billboard Top 10 trio will perform songs like “Mountain Music,” “Unchained Melody” and “Nessun Dorma” alongside the Symphony. Their breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm partnered with full orchestra will create an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss!

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Sunday, April 30 @ 4:00PM

The season will close with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony, “Titan,” which Mahler called “music in search of a victory!”

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:00PM

Garrison keillor

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.

Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Keillor played himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline, in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

Tickets start at $39.

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