IPTV Film Lounge: Halloween Style

Sondheim Theater

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Celebrate Halloween by attending IPTV Film Lounge: Halloween Style on Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Fairfield at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center - Sondheim Center.

This spooky evening of creepy and scary short films by local film-makers is not for the faint of heart. It's one night only so you don't want to miss it! The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP so we know you're coming.

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2018 State Legislator Candidate Forum | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

2018 State Legislator Candidate Forum

Public invited to submit questions for Iowa Senate and House of Representatives candidates

Sondheim Theater

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Mary Stewart & Marianenette Miller-Meeks

2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum

The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Farifield Economic Development Association & the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center join forces to welcome candidates for the Iowa Senate District 41 and Iowa House of Representative District to a forum at the Sondheim Center.

Marianenette Miller-Meeks, Republican and Mary Stewart, Democrat are vying for the Iowa Senate and Phil Miller, Democrat and Jeff Shipley, Republican are running for the Iowa House of Representatives. The candidates will address topics and questions facing residents of Jefferson County.

The Legislator Forum is free and open to the public and moderated by Rustin Lippincott of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Submit questions to be asked of the candidates by Tuesday, October 23 to Darien Sloat, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at ceo@fairfieldiowa.com. Questions may also be submitted at the forum.

For more information on the 2018 Legislator Candidate Forum, contact Sloat, 641-472-2111 or ceo@fairfieldiowa.com.



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Children's Mental Health Listening Post | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Children's Mental Health Listening Post

Hosted by GPAEA

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Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children's mental health services at a listening post set for Monday, October 8 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 North Main, Fairfield from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Listening posts are being hosted at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children's System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The board will review the information gathered from these listening posts as part of its charge to review existing resources and develop a strategic plan with specific recommendations to implement a better approach to help children with mental health issues. This report is due to the legislature on Nov. 15.

Two additional opportunities have been created for parents/children unable to attend the time/date/places outlined above.

A survey is available for those unable to attend a listening post. The deadline is Oct. 12.

An online listening post has been scheduled for October 4 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. To join from your computer, click on this URL:  https://zoom.us/j/290354386 To join via phone, dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted, enter meeting code:  290-354-386

For more information, contact Jeff Herzberg at 515-570-2601.



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Community Blood Drive | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center - Smith Room

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Did you know...

  • Every two seconds someone needs blood
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors
  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center's Community Blood Drive.

December 20, 2018 | 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Smith Event Room | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

To donate blood by appointment, contact the Blood Center at (800) 452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5396 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age ( 16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

In Jefferson County, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.



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Community Blood Drive | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center - Smith Room

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Did you know...

  • Every two seconds someone needs blood
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors
  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center's Community Blood Drive.

November 21, 2018 | 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Smith Event Room | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

To donate blood by appointment, contact the Blood Center at (800) 452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5396 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age ( 16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

In Jefferson County, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.



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Community Blood Drive | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center - Smith Room

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Did you know...

  • Every two seconds someone needs blood
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors
  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center's Community Blood Drive.

October 17, 2018 | 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Smith Event Room | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

To donate blood by appointment, contact the Blood Center at (800) 452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5396 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age ( 16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

In Jefferson County, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.



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Jefferson County Supervisor Candidate Forum | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Jefferson County Supervisor Candidate Forum

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

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Rural Voters will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by the candidates for Jefferson County Supervisors on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The forum will be held at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center in Fairfield and will focus on Rural issues facing Jefferson County with all Supervisor candidates invited to attend.

The event is free and open to the public. The evening will not be a debate, but an opportunity for each candidate to give their position on rural issues. Questions from the crowd will be accepted in writing with approved questions read to the candidates by a moderator. Questions considered one sided or threatening willl not be used.

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau understand that harvest is quickly approaching, but hopes farmers will be able to take the time to learn more about the candidates for Jefferson County Supervisor on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM.

For more information, contact the Jefferson County Farm Bureau at (641) 472-2128.



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Fall Fun - Craft & Vendor Fair | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Fall Fun - Craft & Vendor Fair

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

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November 3, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

45+ Vendors & Crafters




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It's a Wonderful Life: A LIVE Radio Play | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

It's a Wonderful Life: A LIVE Radio Play

Presented By Iowa Stage Theater Company, Des Moines

Sondheim Theater

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$30 | Zone 1
$25 | Zone 2
$20 | Zone 3
$15 | Zone 4
$13 | Youth & Student

In its sophomore season, Iowa Stage Theatre Company is taking big strides to provide more Iowans with the opportunity to see professional local productions in their own area. After an award-winning debut season, Iowa Stage is proud to bring its first touring show It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play by Joe Landry to Fairfield Arts and Convention Center's Stephen Sondheim Theater!

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

It's A Wonderful Life features a diverse cast of Des Moines area guest artists including Don Rottweiler, Abdul Mokhtar, Emily Solo, Jennifer Hughes (The Christians) and Resident Artist Company Member John Earl Robinson (Company.) The show is being directed by Drake's Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the BFA Acting Program, John Michael Graham.

CAST
Freddie Filmore..............................Don Rottweiler
Jake Laurents..................................Abdul Mokhtar
Sally Applewhite............................Emily Solo
Lana Sherwood...............................Jennifer Hughes
Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood...............John Earl Robinson*

Full of honest emotion and connection to the enduring notion of what it means to have truly
lived, It's A Wonderful Life is not to be missed!

Iowa Stage Theatre Company, based out of Des Moines, Iowa is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization created in 2017 from the collaboration of two of the area's longest running and award winning theater companies. (Repertory Theater of Iowa and StageWest.) They maintain an Artist Resident Company of actors, directors and technicians that contribute greatly to the success of the theatre. We also strive to work with a diverse array of local guest artists. Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.



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Biss Plays Beethoven | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Biss Plays Beethoven

Presented by Orchestra Iowa

Sondheim Theater

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$20 | Adult
$18 | Senior 65 yrs. & Older
$10 | With FCA Season Ticket*
$10 | Student with ID*

MOZART Symphony No. 35, "Haffner"


BEAMISH Piano Concerto NO. 3, City Stanzas
            Jonathan Biss, piano

HANDEL Music for The Royal Fireworks Overtur

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
            Jonathan BIss, piano

Orchestra Iowa continues a grand tradition of bringing the highest quality music to the state of Iowa. We engaged over 40,000 individuals during last season. Through educational programs, such as Music In The Schools, Youth Concerts, Fifth Grade Fiddles and Pied Piper Concerts, over 15,000 young people are able to experience quality music every year.

This season we are pleased to bring in high-profile guest artists, like Jonathan Biss, and to be ahead of the curve by featuring music by women composers, like Sally Beamish. We hope you enjoy the performance!



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An Evening with Sam Baker | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

An Evening with Sam Baker

Texas Singer-Song Writer

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

Sondheim Theater

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$25 | ZONE 1
$20 | ZONE 2
$15 | ZONE 3
$15 | ZONE 4
$15 | YOUTH

SAM BAKER'S music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world-NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others. He is a true artist in every way, sharing amazing life experiences through music, story, and art.

Baker's story includes surviving devastating injuries from a terrorist bomb on a train bound for Machu Picchu, Peru in 1986.

A number of the passengers were killed, including the German family that he had befriended. His injuries required him to relearn how to walk, move, and speak.  Many years and over 15 operations later, Baker sees beauty in everything around him and expresses his new-found life every day, sometimes with paint and canvas, or a camera, and sometimes with a guitar and song.

Baker released his first record, Mercy, in 2004, the first in a trilogy of song paintings with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery.  It was followed by Pretty World in 2007, and Cotton in 2009.  His 2013 release, 'say grace,' was named one of the Top Ten Country Albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone Magazine.    His latest release, Land of Doubt (June 2017) is well on its way to similar attention and praise.  A recent review published nationwide by Scott Stroud of the Associated Press says that Land of Doubt is "utterly evocative…"

"Life is a gift," Baker says. "Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost.  Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful.  All I've got is this one breath, and if I'm lucky, I get another."  



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TRIVIA NIGHT | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

TRIVIA NIGHT

Benefit for the Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County

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$15 | Per Person

6 p.m. | Happy Hour Pregame
7 p.m. | Trivia

Calling all trivia buffs! Requesting the presence of those that know a bunch of useless information. Now is the time you can strut your knowledge and raise money for the Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County.

In what will be a night full of laughter and friendly competition, teams of up to eight attendees will compete in categories including Movies, Television, Music, Literature, Sports, Animals, Arts & Culture, and general & random.

Get ready for the night of questions from host Ken Malloy at 6 p.m. with the Happy Hour Pregame featuring appetizers provided by HyVee.

A variety of beverages will be available throughout the night. It may have been said certain beverages improve your knowledge and the more you consume, the smarter you will become.

Get your team together, each person purchases their own ticket, meet at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center at 6 p.m. on October 12.

May the smartest team win the prizes and forever be recognized as the smart ones.



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Marianne Williamson - The Spirit of Democracy | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Marianne Williamson - The Spirit of Democracy

Free Public Event - No Tickets Needed

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

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Marianne Williamson - The Spirit of Democracy
FREE PUBLIC EVENT - No Tickets Needed
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, September 16, 7:30PM

Internationally acclaimed author and popular guest on Oprah, Larry King Live and Charlie Rose, Marianne Williamson returns to Fairfield to speak on "The Spirit of Democracy" at the Sondheim Center. Her free talk will be a deep dive into American politics and spiritual renewal in our country.

While traveling the country this year on her Love America Tour, she observed, "Only a politics of love overrides a politics of fear," and found a public ready to embrace this message.

To Marianne, the phrase "spirit of democracy" denotes something more than a slogan; it conveys a very real pattern of thoughts and feelings necessary to our well-being.  As someone who has spent thirty-five years working in the field of personal transformation,  Williamson has seen how the core principles of individual change can transform society as well. This orientation, she feels, may be the key to help us navigate the times in which we live.

For anyone who believes that consciousness can keep good company with politics, Marianne Williamson carries illuminating perspectives into the conversation. Williamson says, "I look forward to the opportunity to speak into a new American listening — one that is ready to look past an old, mechanistic political paradigm and embrace a more forward-thinking, holistic, and deeply democratic frame of mind. As Americans, we have some issues to clean up from the past, some new beginnings to co-create in the future, and a new era of citizenship to forge within ourselves.

Join Marianne on Sunday, September 16, 7:30 PM. Free to the Public. No tickets are needed.

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America's most well-known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. Her mega-best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…" is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. www.marianne.com



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Community Blood Drive | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

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Did you know...

  • Every two seconds someone needs blood
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors
  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center's Community Blood Drive.

September 19, 2018 | 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Smith Event Room | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

To donate blood by appointment, contact the Blood Center at (800) 452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5396 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age ( 16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

In Jefferson County, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.



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Community Blood Drive | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Community Blood Drive

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Fairfield Arts & Convention Center - Smith Room

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Did you know...
  • Every two seconds someone needs blood
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors
  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center welcomes you to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center's Community Blood Drive.

August 22, 2018 | 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Smith Event Room | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

To donate blood by appointment, contact the Blood Center at (800) 452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5396 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age ( 16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800) 747-5401.

Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

In Jefferson County, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Jefferson County Health Center.



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Jeremy Piven | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Jeremy Piven

Comedy at the Sondheim

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

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$58 | VIP with Meet & Greet
$33 | Reserved Seating

Don't miss JEREMY PIVEN's comedy tour to the Sondheim. He is known for his roles as "Ari Gold" in the comedy series Entourage, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards, CBS Wisdom of the Crowd, and as Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres' sitcom Ellen. He also starred in the British period drama Mr. Selfridge, which tells the story of the man who created the luxury English department store chain Selfridges.

Beginning in 2004, Piven achieved significant success playing the fast-talking, acerbic Hollywood agent Ari Gold in the HBO series Entourage. He received Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor four straight years, from 2005 to 2008, and won the award in 2006, 2007, and 2008: 2009 was the first year in which he did not receive an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the show. He also received Golden Globe nominations from 2005-2010 for the role, and win in 2008.

Piven has appeared in numerous successful films, including Lucas, Grosse Pointe Blank, Singles, Very Bad Things, The Family Man, Black Hawk Down, The Kingdom, Heat, PCU, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, Smokin' Aces, and Runaway Jury. He has also made cameo appearances in Rush Hour 2 and the US release of Cars.

In 2007, Piven appeared in the video for "Drivin' Me Wild", the third single from the rapper Common's seventh album, Finding Forever. The two were co-stars in Smokin' Aces and appeared together when Piven hosted Saturday Night Live in January, 2007.

From A.D. Amorisi, PhillyVoice Contributor

Jeremy Piven is touring around as a stand-up comic, a switch from his usual job as an actor of renown in series such as "Entourage" (for which he won several Emmys playing the notoriously sleazy Hollywood agent, "Ari Gold"), and films like the upcoming "All-Star Weekend," with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. So, of course, there is some skepticism: When Piven hits Punch Line Philly's comedy club this weekend, for five shows between Friday and Sunday, can he pull it off?

For those who question his ability to make an audience laugh as a solo stand-up, check the evidence of Piven's jokes-making debut, as 2008's Just For Laughs fest in Montreal, where he seemed as comfortable as a Seinfeld, and as solid as a Rock.

"And that would be 1,000% false," said Piven from his Los Angeles home office.

"I'm telling you something I never told anyone. My buddy - an actual comic - came with me for moral support, as I didn't realize the magnitude of what I'd gotten myself into in Montreal. The night before we took a look at the venue, and it is enormous. So he suggested we find out what was expected of me from the bookers, as my agent never told me. The bookers said, 'The usual, straight 20 minutes, with a five-minute wraparound before each additional comedian.' My buddy stopped and went white."

"So he told me to just remember, 'Tell a story.' He knew I could do that. Then he planted himself in the audience to make several distractions. He told me to use the stories as my through line, and to help me, as an actor, to perform in front of that audience. One cannot learn to do stand-up in one night. Thank God ignorance is bliss, so that the green me just went for it."

So, then, is the key to great stand-up acting as a great stand-up?

"What I know is that I was lucky enough to crawl on stage with my family at the Piven Theater in Chicago doing Chekov at age 8," he said.

"I did scene study, sketch, improvisation and all forms of theater. My first job out of college was touring with Second City. I've acted my whole life, and feel as if all roads in my life have led to stand-up. I wouldn't dare do it if I couldn't do it right. I have too much respect for it."

One thing that is helping Piven to do stand-up is that, as an actor, he's used to working the stage's deepest elements as one would a muscle.

"I've been exercising that muscle for decades, so that when friends do give me notes, I assimilate them quickly. Comedians that I know and love believe that I will take their notes seriously. It is incredible to learn. It's ego death, and that's great."

Piven now spends as much time at Los Angeles comedy hangouts such as The Dive and the Laugh Factory as he does film sets, and hones his craft doing jokes about his life, his family, and his time in Hollywood. For him, these unbilled appearances are like going to the gym, where he is often humbled by those with more experience, lifting heavier weights.

"Comedy is about addressing your truth...showing an audience who I am, and taking them on a journey."
"And, yet, you never stop working out."

Mention there are audience member who only think of him as "Ari Gold," and he laughs. Mention, too, that we live in a world of news reports that find him accused of sexual harassment (which he has vehemently denied, and had lie detector tests that claimed to have proven him innocent), and Piven grows serious.

"Smooth sailing does not make good sailors," he said.

Either way, he is a changed man.

"When it comes to hearing 'Ari Gold' when out - look, I have been in your living room for eight seasons, and one movie, as that character. That's nearly a decade of being with you guys, and I address that confusion. Comedy is about addressing your truth...showing an audience who I am, and taking them on a journey."



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Todd Snider | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Todd Snider

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

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$32 | Zone 1
$27 | Zone 2
$23 | Zone 3
$20 | 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.



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MarchFourth | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

MarchFourth

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



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Steve Earle & the Dukes | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Steve Earle & the Dukes

30TH Anniversary of Copperhead Road

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

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$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.



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The Loading Zone | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Loading Zone

In the "Zone"

Fairfest at the Sondheim Series

Ticket Information

$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."  



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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!"



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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!



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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



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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.



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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.  



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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



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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



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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!



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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."



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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.



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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



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

Carol of the King, The Irish Dance 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 CHRISTMAS 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.



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

John Anderson - An Acoustic Evening

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.



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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!



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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.



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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!



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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!



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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 2 | $44
ZONE 3 | $34
ZONE 4 | $30
$15 YOUTH & STUDENT
$10 MUM STAFF MEMBERS WITH ID*
$5 MUM STUDENTS WITH ID*

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.



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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.



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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."



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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.

FAIRFIELD CONCERT ASSOCIATION members are admitted with proof of membership; no ticket is required from the Ticket Office. Tickets are required for all non-members. General admission tickets for Charlie Albright are $20 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com. Season tickets for the Fairfield Concert Association will be available at a table in the lobby prior to the concert, or can be purchased at the Box Office during its regular hours.



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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.

FAIRFIELD CONCERT ASSOCIATION members are admitted with proof of membership; no ticket is required from the Ticket Office. Tickets are required for all non-members. General admission tickets for 7th Ave are $20 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com. Season tickets for the Fairfield Concert Association will be available at a table in the lobby prior to the concert, or can be purchased at the Box Office during its regular hours.



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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.

FAIRFIELD CONCERT ASSOCIATION members are admitted with proof of membership; no ticket is required from the Ticket Office. Tickets are required for all non-members. General admission tickets for California Guitar Trio are $20 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com. Season tickets for the Fairfield Concert Association will be available at a table in the lobby prior to the concert, or can be purchased at the Box Office during its regular hours.



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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.

FAIRFIELD CONCERT ASSOCIATION members are admitted with proof of membership; no ticket is required from the Ticket Office. Tickets are required for all non-members. General admission tickets for Linda Bryant are $18 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com. Season tickets for the Fairfield Concert Association will be available at a table in the lobby prior to the concert, or can be purchased at the Box Office during its regular hours.



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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.

FAIRFIELD CONCERT ASSOCIATION members are admitted with proof of membership; no ticket is required from the Ticket Office. Tickets are required for all non-members. General admission tickets for R.J. Eddington are $18 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office 641-472-2787 and online www.FairfieldACC.com. Season tickets for the Fai