Looking Ahead: Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Pat Metheny Unity Group, Open Mic and The Mountaintop
It’s a full week of amazing shows! The Mountaintop, a play that imagines the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., opened last week and has been wowing audiences night after night. It will only be here in Booth Playhouse through March 2. Go see what everyone is talking about! CLICK HERE to buy tickets now!
“I’m always about trying to fill a need with what I do in my artistry,” says Jon Batiste, an artist whose ambition is nothing less than to transform the very lives of his listeners. “There is definitely a need in the performing arts world for a movement to come along that seriously connects with a next generation audience while still maintaining the timeless artistic objectives present throughout the history of the American music tradition.” It’s a goal Batiste is steadily achieving with every performance, every interview, every song, every album.
Then, Friday night is another chance for you to come out and support local talent at Open Mic! You could see anything from comedy, to poetry, to singers and dancers on the McGlohon Theater stage. The FREE events are a hit, and if you haven’t been to one yet, it’s time you come check it out! CLICK HERE to read more about the program.
You could also choose to spend your Valentine’s Day evening at the Pat Metheny Unity Group concert! The group offers a platform for the guitar wizard to showcase the broad spectrum of work that he has created as a bandleader over the years in one all-star ensemble. The Group features a new quintet from the guitarist, with longtime collaborative drummer Antonio Sanchez, legendary sax-man Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi as the most recent addition. The program will include highlights from Metheny’s award-winning recordings as well as the new ensemble’s highly anticipated 2014 release. The band plays Knight Theater Friday at 8 p.m. Don’t have tickets? It’s not too late! CLICK HERE for all the details. Prices begin at $39.50.