Todd Snider

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

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$28 | Zone 1
$23 | Zone 2
$19 | Zone 3
$16 | Zone 4
$15 | Youth

todd snider

by todd snider


i started making up songs in 1986.

i made an album in 1994.

i also started a tour in 1994

and that tour is, in a way, still going.

i never made a record so good

that i could just sit home

or did a show so bad

that i had to.

and man, i've done some shit shows,

shit albums too.

some of them are pretty good though,

but you know,

it's been a while.

i really need to put out a good album soon

or i'm finished.

sometimes these days i sing with a band.

i think we made a good album.

david schools of widespread panic is our leader.

i make up our lyrics....we're a jam band.

our songs only go on about an hour or so but they're still pretty long.

cool people jam with us all the time and we have like a million shirts and shit.

i personally think we're the seventh best band in the whole jam thing.

on this tour i am coming to town with nothing but my guitar and stories

like the old days.

you know...

pick a little

talk a little

pick a little

talk a little

cheap cheap cheap

talk a lot

pick a little more.

and not to brag,

but i also wrote a book that everybody loves

so i am an author now.

plus i play everywhere,

pretty much all the time

everybody shows up

and they pretty much always love it.

MarchForth | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

MarchForth

Colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

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$28 | Zone 1
$23 | Zone 2
$19 | Zone 3
$16 | Zone 4
$15 | Youth

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been seen on stages from ESPN's Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and The Fillmore, and even a cultural exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.

For their most recent album, Magic Number, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record with Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael "Count" Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty). With local talent at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you'd expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).

MarchFourth's track "Gospel" (from their self-released album Rise Up, 2009) was featured as the closing credits theme song in the Disney/Pixar animated film, Monster's University. Their next album Magnificent Beast was self-released in 2011, produced by fellow Portlander Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).

"Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!" - Live for Live Music

"From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It's worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It's obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels." - USAToday

"Just when you think you've heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness..."  - NYS Music

"Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk"  - New York Music Daily

Steve Earle & the Dukes | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Steve Earle & the Dukes

30TH Anniversary of Copperhead Road

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

Ticket Information

$49 | Zone 1
$44 | Zone 2
$34 | Zone 3
$20 | Zone 4
$15 | Youth

Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released twenty albums. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term "New Country." What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin' (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle's 14th Studio Album.

During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short story author, a record producer and a radio host. He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. His new Warner Bros. Records album, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, explores his country songwriting roots and includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert.

The Loading Zone | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Loading Zone

In the "Zone"

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

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$25 | Zone 1
$20 | Zone 2
$15 | Zone 3
$15 | Zone 4
$15 | Youth

Heads up! On October 26th, Paul Fauerso returns to Fairfield to present the latest incarnation of The Loading Zone, a rock band he started in the fall of '65 in Berkeley, CA. The "Zone", as they were known up and down Telegraph Avenue, quickly became one of the most popular opening acts at the original Fillmore Auditorium, deep in the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. From 1966-1970, the Zone opened for The Who, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Sam & Dave, Jethro Tull, Howlin' Wolf, The Jeff Beck Group, and many other national and international headliners. They shared the stage many times with the SF bands of the day, including The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin. They also backed up Chuck Berry twice, the second time at Mr. Berry's personal request.



Originally a five-piece blues band influenced by all the old masters and British contemporaries like the Yardbirds and the Stones, The Loading Zone added horns, a powerful female lead singer (Linda Tillery) and morphed into a pioneering psych/jazz/soul band with Fauerso switching to a Hammond B3 organ and sharing lead vocals. After Ms. Tillery left to pursue a solo career, the band morphed again, maintaining the horn section and adding a new bass player, drummer and guitarist. The new Zone was heavily influenced by Oakland funk and some of the free-jazz happening at the time, exemplified by players like John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The new virtuosic drummer/percussionist, George Marsh, was a master of avant-garde improvisation and taught everyone how to play in different time signatures and listen much more deeply.

In 2008, Paul reunited with George Marsh and Mike Eggleston (bass) to record an album entitled "Blue Flame", which features five new compositions and three recordings from a record the Zone released in 1969 called "One For All". Fast forward to NOW and get ready for Loading Zone V.4.0! Paul will again be joined by George Marsh, and a soulful guitarist and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter from San Antonio named Joe Reyes. Paul and Joe have been playing together for years and Paul and George jam every chance they get.

Expect to hear radical new takes on classics like "All Along The Watchtower" and "Satisfaction" as well as original compositions including "Chop Wood, Carry Water", "Separation", and "Waltz For Lucy". Paul is also working on some new compositions especially for this performance and is promising some mind-expanding improv surprises, so get ready for some "ElderFunk"!


Paul and Joe will open the evening performing some of the songs Paul wrote for Maharishi and the TM community including "Cosmic Consciousness," "Wholeness On The Move," and "Keep It Simple."  

The Rat Pack is Back | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Rat Pack is Back

Direct from Las Vegas for 19 years

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

What happens in Vegas…all started with The Rat Pack. Relive the days of the famous "Summit at the Sands" nights when swingin', ring-a-ding group known as "The Rat Pack" was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas' four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop.
 
Produced by Dick Feeney, THE RAT PACK IS BACK features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live 7.seven-piece orchestra that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include "That's Amore," "My Way," "Mr. Bojangles," and many more.
 
See why The Las Vegas Sun writes, "This is as close as anyone has come to capturing the feeling of the real thing," and the Chicago Tribune raves, "Classic comic material. Excellent!"

Evita: The Musical | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Evita: The Musical

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award® Recipient - Best Musical

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $54
ZONE 2 | $49
ZONE 3 | $40
ZONE 4 | $34
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical EVITA embarks on an international tour this year, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince.
 
EVITA charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.
 
Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", "On This Night of a Thousand Stars", "Oh What A Circus", "You Must Love Me", and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall", this smash hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year!

Reza Returns - Edge of Illusion | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Reza Returns - Edge of Illusion

World's Top Touring Illusionist Brings All New Show

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $28
ZONE 2 | $23
ZONE 3 | $19
ZONE 4 | $16
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

He's intriguing. He's engaging. He's captivating. He's coming back to rock our world.

REZA, the world's top touring illusionist returns with an all-new show. You will cross over a threshold of disbelief. You will have your mind blown. Reza will take the Sondheim by storm.

With breathtaking spectacle, mind-blowing sleight of hand and endearing charm, acclaimed master illusionist REZA will captivate you with this astonishing EDGE OF ILLUSION. Once a teen magic prodigy, Reza has joined the ranks of Doug Henning, Kevin Spencer, Penn & Teller, and Chris Angel, being voted "2016 Magician of the Year."
 
Edge of Illusion is a thrilling, ground-breaking and grand-scale production that will leave you amazed, yet baffled, wowed and in a thrilling state of disbelief.
 
Prepare to question reality. You will be mystified and amazed.
 
"World's top touring illusionist!" -  Denver Post

Shenandoah | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Shenandoah

30th Anniversary Tour featuring original lead singer Marty Raybon

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $49
ZONE 2 | $44
ZONE 3 | $34
ZONE 4 | $30
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, the legendary Grammy Award winning SHENANDOAH is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon's distinctive vocals and the band's skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering 13 number one hits, including "Two Dozen Roses," "Church on Cumberland Road," and "Next to You, Next to Me," as well as such achingly beautiful classics as "I Want to be Loved Like That" and the Grammy winning "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" duet with Alison Krauss.
 
Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to build on their 26 singles charted on Billboard's Hot Country Songs list. With their first new album and first release to radio in two decades, the boys from Muscle Shoals, Alabama are ready to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah's storied career.  

Shenandoah takes the Sondheim Stage following the Southeast Iowa Farm Show.

Peg + Cat LIVE! | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Peg + Cat LIVE!

EMMY-Winning PBS Kids Show

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $32
ZONE 2 | $27
ZONE 3 | $23
ZONE 4 | $20
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Based  on  the  Emmy-winning  PBS  Kids  show  PEG  +  CAT,  this  totally  awesome  musical  features  wild  comedy,  countless  favorite  songs  from  the  show,  and  Peg's  super  coolest  pal  Ramone!  When  Peg's  Mom  asks  Peg  and  Cat  to  mail  some  really  important  letters,  they  come  face  to  face  with  a  really  big  dog.  Really  big  problem!  To  solve  it,  they'll  need  math—bar  graphs,  size  comparison,  position  words,  fair  sharing,  and  a  whole  lot  of  counting.  They'll  also  need  to  count  on  each  other,  and  the  audience  too,  for  their  problem  to  be  solved.  

Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater

Seen on America's Got Talent, Tonight Show and David Letterman

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $32
ZONE 2 | $27
ZONE 3 | $23
ZONE 4 | $20
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

The World Famous POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER features the unique comedy and world-championship juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of over 30 furry co-stars including Kurt and Helgo, the goat duo, and Mr. Diamond, the miniature horse.
 
From high-wire balancing acts, juggling and rope tricks to hilarious pranks and high jinks, this cast of adorable pets from animal rescues show off their amazing skills in this performance the whole family will love.  
 
Voted "Best Family Attraction in Las Vegas!" for 10 seasons running.
 
"Genius!" - People magazine

Rock of Ages | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Rock of Ages

Broadway Musical's Tenth Anniversary Tour

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $54
ZONE 2 | $49
ZONE 3 | $40
ZONE 4 | $34
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America!
 
Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
 
Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.
 

This is one for the ages that will have you singing "Here I Go Again."

Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

ABBA Mania | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

ABBA Mania

The Original Tribute from London's West End

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

ABBA MANIA is a spectacular musical recreation of the last ever live concert by the Swedish disco sensation, ABBA, with over two hours of uplifting dance inducing hits including, "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Super Truper," "Take a Chance on Me," and "Waterloo."
 
ABBA Mania brings to life the 1970s' era with vibrant costumes, extravagant lighting and all the endearing memories of the band that took over the disco world in one unforgettable night.
 
Who would have ever guessed that the little known group ABBA, winners of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, would make such an indelible mark on the pop scene with their smash hit single "Waterloo" ABBA dominated the charts for nearly ten years and became Sweden's highest export earners, amazingly, outselling Volvo cars.
 
ABBA Mania is the perfect excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by some the best music there has ever been.
 
So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music at the Sondheim!

Sleeping Beauty | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Sleeping Beauty

Russian National Ballet Theatre

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $49
ZONE 2 | $44
ZONE 3 | $34
ZONE 4 | $30
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

The sumptuous RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET and their 50 dancers bring a traditional staging of the classic fairytale to life with stunning precision and artistry, all set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score. The crown jewel of famed choreographer Marius Petipa's career, Sleeping Beauty tells the magical story of a beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince.  

Brought to vibrant life by one of Moscow's finest ballet companies, under the artistic direction of former Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, this production's luminous costumes and elaborate sets complement the graceful movements of these gifted Russian dancers, resulting in a sublime performance.

"The Russian National Ballet is a cut above many of its rivals," says The Washington Post. "This is the real thing."

Terri Clark | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Terri Clark

Alone & Unplugged | LIVE

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

TERRI CLARK emerged from Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk in Nashville, as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape - driving, passionate, spirited - and every bit her own woman.
 
Terri is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, an eight-time Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She made her mark on radio with more than 20 hits, including six number ones in Canada and the USA - hits such as such as "Better Things To Do," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "Girls Lie Too," and "I Just Wanna Be Mad."  
 
Terri is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work.
 
Ms. Terri Clark…live…alone…on the Sondheim Stage with her guitars circled around her. Get ready for a night of hits.

John Mueller's Winter Dance Party | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

John Mueller's Winter Dance Party

The Official #1 Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

John Mueller's WINTER DANCE PARTY® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates.  Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50's era: "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh, Boy," "Rave on," "La Bamba," "Chantilly Lace," and many more hits.

John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical "Buddy. The Buddy Holly Story," performs as Buddy Holly and Linwood Sasser fills the legendary footsteps of the Big Bopper. Ray Anthony performs as Ritchie Valens and is a renowned star of the "Legends of Rock and Roll" show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand-up bass and sax) includes Grammy Award winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.

The Winter Dance Party show has performed in front of over 2 million people on national TV for the Jerry Lewis Telethon, has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada at theatres, performing arts centers, ballrooms, corporate events, casinos and even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw and others.

"Flawless….rings as clear and true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster."  
-The Chicago Tribune

Carol of the King, The Irish Christmas Spectacular | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Carol of the King, The Irish Christmas Spectacular

Original inspring Christmas story of love and salvation

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $32
ZONE 2 | $27
ZONE 3 | $23
ZONE 4 | $20
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Featuring 20 of the world's most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, including Justin Boros from Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, CAROL OF THE KING, THE IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR brings an original inspiring Christmas story of love and salvation to life that transports the audience to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption.

Winter has fallen across the land.  King Solomon and his kingdom prepare for the Christmas season celebration.  While cold winds caress the landscape, one gust brought an unearthly chill not felt before.  The dark sorceress Circe and her ghostly legion known as The Frost are upon the land.  She has trapped the legendary King Solomon under her spell in an attempt to steal the throne and expel Christmas once and for all. Unable to free himself and carry forth the holiday spirit, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom...until now.

In a brave effort to rescue their king and preserve the spirit of the season, the kingdom has called upon Solomon's loving companion Brighid, his younger brother Aidan and the Guardians to restore harmony to the land.  With the frigid forces attempting to break the will of the crown and banish Christmas for eternity, will darkness reign or will victory be seized from Circe's icy grip in the legend that has come to be known as Carol of the King.


The world-renowned Irish dance troupe performs lighting fast hard shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs to an original epic orchestral soundtrack featuring many Holiday favorites, while state of the art lighting and Christmas spirit ignite the stage into an explosive display of dance and music.

Strength, agility and precision formulate the fast-paced and breath-taking holiday experience on stage as the cast performs to the heart-pounding and fluid symphonic music that will enthrall the Sondheim audience and all across North America.

An Acoustic Evening with John Anderson | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

An Acoustic Evening with John Anderson

Country Music Treasure with 40 Hits Including 7 #1 Songs

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

JOHN ANDERSON is one of the greatest country music singers ever to step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of Nashville music.
 
An influence to many of today's country artists, a colorful character and truly a country music treasure, John Anderson has enjoyed a career of 40 years, garnering seven major awards, including Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. He has charted more than 40 singles, 20 reaching the top 10 and seven number one hits, including: "Wild and Blue," "Swingin'," "Black Sheep," "Straight Tequila Night," "Seminole Wind," "Money in the Bank," and "I Wish I Could Have Been There."
 
John Anderson is a seasoned and improved model of the same tried-and-true, dyed-in-the-wool country vocalist who has brought a renewed beauty and elegance to the twin-fiddle, steel guitar tradition of the old-time honky-tonk balladeer.   
 
Experience JOHN ANDERSON UNPLUGGED and the pure acoustic country hits that helped change the course of country music for the better.

Spamalot | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Spamalot

Tony Award® Recipient, Best Musical

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $54
ZONE 2 | $49
ZONE 3 | $40
ZONE 4 | $34
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

A Tony Award® recipient for Best Musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, brings its search for the Holy Grail to Fairfield. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
 
With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

Chinese Warriors of Peking | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Display of Athleticism and Artistry

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Packed with power, agility and marital arts mastery, the CHINESE WARRIORS OF PEKING deliver a high-intensity exhibition filled with breathtaking acrobatics, set during the Ming Dynasty.  This action-packed display tells the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines and is filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat, performed by some of the world's most accomplished multidisciplinary artists sporting dazzling costumes.
 
Celebrating 60 years of international acclaim, the Warriors have performed around the globe. This unbridled evening is sure to captivate and entertain as the historical battle between the Shaolin and Wudang warriors unfolds in a captivating display of athleticism and artistry.

The Choir of Man | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Choir of Man

The Best Pub Concert You've Been To...

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $44
ZONE 2 | $39
ZONE 3 | $31
ZONE 4 | $25
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Welcome to THE CHOIR OF MAN, the best pub concert you've ever been to with nine wildly talented men who at any moment could break into boisterous song and foot-stomping joyful dance.

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as "the ultimate-feel good show".
 
THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party. It's a concert. It's a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything - pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock - all to roof-raising heights. It's the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you'll ever attend.  

Cheers!

Catapult | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Catapult

The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dancing

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $32
ZONE 3 | $27
ZONE 2 | $23
ZONE 4 | $20
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Famous as a finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent," CATAPULT is an imaginative combination of dance, story-telling and sculpture that illustrates the human body's ability to transform.
 
The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won't believe your eyes as you watch dancers tell incredible stories by transforming their bodies into dragons, castles, animals and intricate landscapes.
The show, The Amazing Magic of Shadows is packed with hundreds of shape transformations, full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories.
 
A great family show...specially priced for families to enjoy!

DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan

Celebrating Indian Culture Direct From Jaipur, India

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $49
ZONE 3 | $44
ZONE 2 | $34
ZONE 4 | $30
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Revel  in Indian Culture. Direct from Jaipur, India, THE DHOAD GYPSIES OF RAJESTHAN bring a mesmerizing show of music, dance and fire eating in a boisterous, colorful and joyful affirmation of Indian culture to the Sondheim stage. Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, have been the guardians of authentic traditional music and dance for more than seven generations and are known as the genuine cultural ambassadors of Rajasthan, delighting audiences at 1,000 concerts in 85 countries over the last 14 years.
 
Rajasthan music is respected for its emotion and unparalleled rhythmic speed and complexity. Evoking a trance-like state for the audience and performer alike, the Dhoad Gypsies embark on a rapturous journey with love, peace and honor at the center of their lyrical message. Passionate and haunting, the group's legendary stamina on stage combines sweeping scales and vocals, a traditional Gypsy Rajasthan dancer and stunts by the group's resident fakir - blended together to create a truly unforgettable experience.
 
From a rich musical legacy that spans seven generations, four brothers from the esteemed musical tribe caste of Rajasthan are at the center of the group.
 
The company has performed, most notably at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration in London, for the honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, the former President of France, François Hollande and at the birthday party of Mick Jagger.

Remembering John Denver | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Remembering John Denver

A Tribute from Ted Vigil

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $28
ZONE 2 | $23
ZONE 3 | $19
ZONE 4 | $16
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

"Watching Ted perform you'll be convinced that John Denver never left us! His look and exact sound are amazing!"
Las Vegas Review Journal
 
Celebrate the life and music of the late John Denver with the beloved songs, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song," "Sunshine on My Shoulder," and "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and all of Denver's hits in REMEMBERING JOHN DENVER - A Tribute by Ted Vigil.
 
Ted Vigil's remarkable physical and vocal resemblance to Denver will charm you in this inspirational tribute to John Denver and his musical legacy.  Ted wows audiences nationwide and has performed twice at John Denver's "Winstar Foundation." His Las Vegas concerts are continuous sell outs. Last year he was awarded the "Rising Star" award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. In 2010, Ted performed with John Denver's lead guitar player, Steve Weisberg, who remarked, "The look and the voice are uncanny!"
 
The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music which was both inspiring and influential. His music was a combination of romance -"Annie's Song," folk, "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," country, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," and environmentalist, "Calypso." He recorded nearly 300 songs, 200 of which he composed, which led to 12 gold and 4 platinum albums; he was also awarded an Emmy and two Grammy's.  He was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer.
 
Prepare to travel back to yesterday to experience this magical, marvelous tribute to John Denver at the Sondheim.

The Bellamy Brothers | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Bellamy Brothers

14 #1 Hits, 26 Top 10 Songs

2018-19 Artist Series- Delivering Unforgettable Experiences

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

ZONE 1 | $49
ZONE 2 | $44
ZONE 3 | $34
ZONE 4 | $30
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT

Currently celebrating 40 years of success, the BELLAMY BROTHERS have been a picture of consistency in country music; crafting honest, heartfelt songs that have connected with millions of fans around the world. For Howard and David Bellamy, the road that started on the pop music charts in the 70's and took a winding turn into country music in the 80's.
 
This Grammy-nominated duo's patented blend of rock/country music has produced 14 #1 singles, charted more than 25 songs and included such notable classics as "Let Your Love Flow," "Redneck Girl," "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," "Sugar Daddy," and "Lovers Live Longer."

Charlie Albright | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Charlie Albright

Piano

Fairfield Concert Association

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

$20 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


Hailed as "among the mostgifted musicians of his generation" with a "dazzling natural keyboard affinity"by The Washington Post, Americanpianist/composer/improviser CHARLIE ALBRIGHT has been praised for his"jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality" byThe New York Times.  Charlie completed a highly successful 48concert tour in the Midwest in the 2013-14 concert season and returns to thrillaudiences that missed him on that tour, plus many who will rebook.

7th Ave | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

7th Ave

Mixed Vocal Quartet

Fairfield Concert Association

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

$20 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


7th AVE is a group of four singers, two women and two men, brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder and musical director of the country vocal band Home Free for 15 years.  Chris is now taking his skills and talents to his latest and greatest project 7th AVE, which is aiming to reinvent and uproot the standard definitions of vocal music, combining elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and much more. 7th AVE is ready to forge a new identity in the music world.

California Guitar Trio | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

California Guitar Trio

Celebrating 25 Years of Making Music Together

Fairfield Concert Association

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

$20 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for the CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO.  Since 1991 the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses every style of music.  The trio's questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical and world music.  It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti western tune for good measure.

Linda Bryant | Organist | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Linda Bryant | Organist

A Few of My Favorite...Pieces

2018-19 Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series

Ticket Information

$18 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


Church organist and music educator LINDA BRYANT demonstrates the many colors and voices of the Barhydt Organ, the king of instruments. Featuring different styles in her program, "A Few of My Favorite…Pieces," Bryant pulls songs from her lifelong love affair with the organ.


R.J. Eddington | Organist | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

R.J. Eddington | Organist

An Evening at the Pops, Barhydt Organ Style

2018-19 Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series

Ticket Information

$18 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


R.J. EDDINGTON, winner of the Theater Organist of the Year award, brings theater music to the Barhydt Organ, transforming it to the likes of large theater organs from Wurlitzer Organ Company for "An Evening at the Pops."  R.J. will bring the sounds of bells, whistles and percussion not normally heard on the Barhydt Organ.

Eddington was the first and, to date, the only musician to have a video of his theater organ performance go "viral." Within a few weeks, his performance of John Williams' Star Wars Symphonic Suite was viewed more than 1 million times.

Dr. Jan Krabill | Organist | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Dr. Jan Krabill | Organist

The Barhydt Organ - A Community of Voices

2018-19 Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series

Ticket Information

$18 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


Each pipe in a pipe organ - 1800 of them in the Barhydt Organ - can sing only one pitch at one volume and one timbre.  By definition, making music on a pipe organ can only be accomplished when diverse voices sing in community. Hear works from the classical to the theatre organ worlds, played by the talented hands and feet of DR. JAN KRAYBILL in her performance on the Barhydt Organ, "A Community of Voices."

Felix Mendelssohn said, "The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety."  Dr. Kraybill's exciting and virtuosic program will feature music from the many fascinating areas in which the pipe organ shines.  You will hear transcriptions such as Mendelssohn's Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, works for theater pipe organ, and classical pipe organ compositions.

Stage and Screen | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Stage and Screen

Featuring Irish Flute star Gary Arbuthnot!

Fairfield Concert Association

Ticket Information

$20 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


International Irish virtuoso GARY ARBUTHNOT presents a show that will thrill and delight all audiences. Now seen by a million people worldwide, his show "STAGE AND SCREEN" highlights incredible musical scores from contemporary movies, Broadway, and opera to some of the biggest rock and pop groups of the modern era.

Metropolis | Silent Movie on the Barhydt Organ | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Metropolis | Silent Movie on the Barhydt Organ

Robert Nicholls, Organist, Keeps Historical Movie Experience Alive

2018-19 Sondheim Organ Music Spotlight Series

Ticket Information

$18 | ADULTS
$10 | STUDENTS


METROPOLIS is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The silent film is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature-length movies of the genre. Filming took place over 17 months in 1925-26.

Organist ROBERT NICHOLLS returns for this unique style of organ performance. He will play continuously, without written score, improvising musical sound that expresses the mood of the performance as he observes it on the movie screen. Robert Nicholls is one of a small group of organists keeping this historical movie experience alive.

Gun Show | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Gun Show

Presented by Marv Kraus Promotions

Ticket Information


GUN SHOW HOURS
FRIDAY | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUNDAY | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ADMISSION
Adults | $7.00
Children 12 & Under | Free
An adult must accompany all minors under 18.

We're at your service with 25 years of experience. Whether you're a hunter, sportsman, or a collector, our gun shows will have everything you need. From handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives to any and all accessories, you will not be disappointed. In order to purchase handguns, you must have a pistol permit. All federal, state, and local laws apply.

We are lifetime NRA members, and firmly believe in the Second Amendment.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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VENDOR INFORMATION
Contact Marv Kraus at 563-608-4401 for vendor information.

Coming Home - Coming Together | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Coming Home - Coming Together

A Collection of Performers with Fairfield Connections

Sondheim Theater

Ticket Information

$20 | Adults - General Admission
$10 | Youth & Students - General Admission

Fairfield provided their roots, their talent gave them wings. Fairfield has been fortunate as many talented performances have passed through her proverbial doors. The tradition of having the Sondheim doors open for a weekend of performances from the talented artists with ties to Fairfield continues with Coming Home - Coming Together 2018.

Thank you to each performer who are sharing his or her talent on the Sondheim stage in appreciation of the encouragement they received along their performing journey. Each performer is donating their talent to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and all proceeds will go to support the Sondheim acoustic improvement effort.

You are invited to join the performers in the Atrium following the concert for a reception.

Coming Home - Coming Together Performers
Female Vocalists:  Jeri Kunkle & Deborah Raymond
Male Vocalists:  Brittan Bowman, Mitch Goudy, Joe Hartman, Dick Hunt, Joe Hunt, Brandon Hyde & Paul Schwengels
Pianist:  John Turner
Accompanists:  LeAnne Edgeton & Robert Mills
Musicians:  Jim Edgeton directing the band made up of talented musicians

JERI KUNKLE is a native of Fairfield and graduated from FHS in 1968. She attended Northeast Missouri State University, married and returned to Fairfield and was hired to teach elementary music. She loved that job so much she continued for 33 years! She has played the role of Anna in the F.A.C.T. production of "The King and I", was one of the narrators in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Later she played one of the narrators in "Children of Eden." Being asked to perform in the Coming Home, Coming Together Concert is a thrill as well as a privilege. In past years many of the performers have been former students. The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center has brought the arts to many elementary children who might otherwise never have an opportunity to see an orchestra, to hear a musical performed by professionals, or to watch a play. Because of these performances students are inspired to be singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. With all the budget cuts in the schools we must find ways to support the arts for the children who are our future!