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Upcoming Shows for Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

    OK Go

    OK Go, the rock band famous for their wildly creative videos, brings their unique magic to the stage in 2018. This show is unlike any you’ve seen before: it’s a film screening and a rock concert rolled into one. The band will perform their songs live and in sync with 20 of their videos, pausing for question/answer sessions with the crowd. Like the band, the show defies categorization, but expect dancing, joy, and wonder.

  • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

    David Koz & Friends Christmas 2018

    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.

    With special guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

    All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914

    All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and singing carols.

  • Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

    Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera "Live in Stereo"

    Experience an acoustic set from Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera, with special guest Gregory Page!

  • Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    Straight No Chaser

    If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses…think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

  • Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

    Home Free: A Country Christmas Tour

    Home Free is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in A Country Christmas Tour! The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

    Home Free continues A Country Christmas in 2018, bringing the slam-dunk smashing success of a show to new cities. The show brings music from the Billboard No. 2 Full Of (Even More) Cheer.

    Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 225-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

  • Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

    The Fab Four

    The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. Hear such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life," Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude."

  • Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2019

    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour

    Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with other amazing Bowie band alumni with A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and an ever-rotating mix of hits and deep cuts.

  • Salt River Brass: Swinging on a Star @ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater Feb. 10
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    Joshua Bell with Sam Haywood

    With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy®, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

    Metropolitan Youth Symphony Winter Concert

    This performance will not only feature our young musicians in the Wind Ensemble, and String Orchestras; as part of our 2nd annual artist series, professional violinist, Jing Zing, will be performing with our Full Symphony Orchestra as our guest soloist. A Founding Resident Company of the Mesa Arts Center, MYS offers a unique musical experience for instrumental musicians, grades 9 and younger.

  • Salt River Brass: Pictures at an Exhibition @ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater Mar. 24
  • Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019

    Salt River Brass: Pictures at an Exhibition

    Salt River Brass will paint in glorious brass strokes and enter the magical world of music based on artwork with Modest Mussorgsky’s alternately fanciful and powerful set of tone poems entitled Pictures at an Exhibition. Music from Giovanni Gabrielli, Richard Wagner, and Dmitri Shostakovich fill out this grand exhibition!

  • Saturday, Apr. 06, 2019

    Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion

    Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study

  • Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade -- one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.
    < “Last time around the 'Twenties gave us Jazz, America's one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s?" says Bradlee. "One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of folks that are tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We're using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles, and come join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life."

  • Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

    Salt River Brass: On the Shoulders of Giants

    Maestro Sheridan brings an exciting program that pays tribute to the musical melting pot of the United States and the great American brass virtuosi whose legacy has provided the foundation for countless brass giants of today. From Classical to Jazz and from Herbert L. Clarke to Miles Davis, the Salt River Brass delivers an unforgettable concert of past heroes.

  • Wednesday, May. 01, 2019

    Metropolitan Youth Symphony Season 37 Spring Concert

    The year closes with the Wind Ensemble, String Orchestras and Full Symphony performing some of their favorite popular pieces in the beautiful Ikeda Theater. A Founding Resident Company of the Mesa Arts Center, MYS offers a unique musical experience for instrumental musicians, grades 9 and younger.

  • Thursday, May. 02, 2019

    Jake Shimabukuro

    Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques back to Mesa Arts Center for an enthralling evening of jazz, pop and funk. One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake redefines ukulele music--performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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