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The object of cultish adoration for years, singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams was universally hailed as a major talent by both critics and fellow musicians, but it took quite some time for her to parlay that respect into a measure of attention from the general public.

Aug 25

Aug 25

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $35-$45

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A gifted songwriter with a strong and distinctive voice who became a roots music icon with her fearlessly personal body of work.

Guitarist, songwriter, and outstanding harmony vocalist known for his stints in the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Sep 25

Sep 25

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $36-$56

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Guitarist, songwriter, and outstanding harmony vocalist known for his stints in the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash. 

Lake Street Dive is a fascinating blend of jazz at heart, with a D.I.Y. sensibility and a passion for classic rock and British Invasion aesthetics. All ages!

Sep 30

Sep 30

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $27.50-$37.50

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Lake Street Dive is a fascinating blend of jazz at heart, with a D.I.Y. sensibility and a passion for classic rock and British Invasion aesthetics.

Glass Animals vocalist and songwriter David Bayley draws influence for both music and artwork from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience (at just 22 yrs old, he has studied both) creating a sound with it's roots spread between the electronic and live instrumentation.

Oct 1

Oct 1

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $33

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Glass Animals vocalist and songwriter David Bayley draws influence for both music and artwork from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience (at just 22 yrs old, he has studied both) creating a sound with it's roots spread between the electronic and live instrumentation. The result is the warm, narcotic space between a downbeat, slow-burning groove and electro-pop catchiness. 


 


Glass Animals has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold goes to helping millions of young people through Crisis Text Line http://www.crisistextline.org/

One of the great blue-eyed soul singers, he started gritty but had more success when he turned toward smooth soft rock in the back half of the '70s.

Oct 7

Oct 7

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $48.50-$78.50

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One of the great blue-eyed soul singers, he started gritty but had more success when he turned toward smooth soft rock in the back half of the '70s.


 


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Boz Scaggs - Front Row VIP Package


Package price: $200.00


 


Package includes:



  • One front row ticket

  • Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (numbered, limited print)

  • Specially designed Boz Scaggs tote bag 

  • Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item

  • Commemorative ticket

  • Commemorative tour laminate

  • Limited availability


Boz Scaggs - VIP Tour Package


Package price: $175.00 


 


Package includes:



  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows

  • Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (numbered, limited print)

  • Specially designed Boz Scaggs tote bag 

  • Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item

  • Commemorative ticket

  • Commemorative tour laminate

  • Limited availability


 


 


*** ALL VIP PACKAGES ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th at The State Theatre Box Office ONLY! *** 

NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Oct 8

Oct 8

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $42-$62

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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

@[142203899129782:274:CFCU Community Credit Union] and Gateway Commons Community Series Presents: @[279919320526:274:Esperanza Spalding] presents: Emily's D+Evolution at the @[11128345140:274:State Theatre of Ithaca] on 10/16 7:30PM Doors 8:00PM Show Esperanza Spalding “Ms. Spalding is still enamored of Wayne Shorter’ s harmonic depth and Stevie Wonder’ s melodic lift, but her frame of reference has broadened in salutary ways: ‘ Funk Your Fear’ ha(s) the serpentine gnarl of a Funkadelic anthem, and ‘ Noble Nobles’ brazenly evoke(s) Hejira-era Joni Mitchell.”--NY Times “...a fresh artistic vision for the four-time Grammy winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art and stage design.”--Ebony “Emily’s D+Evolution is more than a recording project, it’ s an awakening of her inner child. It’ s an audio portrait stretching Spalding beyond music and into storytelling through acting, staging, and movement.”--Amy Poehler’ s Smart Girls Seven collaborative and five solo albums into her career at 31, Esperanza Spalding has always resolutely, intuitively, deftly expanded upon both her art and herself as a world-renowned genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist. Spalding’ s work, grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them, has won her four Grammy awards and brought her onstage at the Oscars, the Nobel Prize Ceremony, the White House, and with Prince and Herbie Hancock. Not only does she know who she is, we know who she is. Or, rather, we think we do. The elastic self and work of a true artist is always changing; ideas are channeled, shape-shifting becomes necessary. Emily’s D+Evolution (pronounced “d plus evolution”) is where we meet Emily--both Esperanza’ s middle name and the label for the spirit-muse that flows through this multi-dimensional, theatrical performance artwork wrapped in a brilliantly urgent, vivacious record. With 6 tracks co-produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie) and drawing, at times, from wellsprings as disparate as Cream to Shostakovich to St. Vincent, Emily’s D+Evolution is a kaleidoscopic project; raw, honest, luminous. "Whether you want to see it as devolution and evolution, and the place where they co-exist without one diminishing the other, or...barely having the tools that you need, but having to move forward, and having to keep moving," Spalding explained to NPR in a recent interview, the album conceptually addresses the always exciting, sometimes messy process of reconciling the aspects of our selves that are in conflict. Exploding with literal and proverbial electricity, this album’ s complex but immediate compositions were committed to tape partially live, and partially in front of a control room packed full of 20 or more onlookers. The trio of Spalding (fretless electric bass and vocals), Matthew Stevens (electric guitar) and Justin Tyson and Karriem Riggins (splitting drum duties) often decided to use the first take--a testament to the project’ s particular energy and Spalding’ s virtuosity. Many of the compositions on Emily’s D+Evolutionwere, after all, incubated onstage during the rigorous live performance schedule that preceded it. Armed with the entity of Emily flowing through her, Spalding’ s visionary performance of the album is an experience to behold and an integral part of the project itself. Here, Spalding is, for the first time, incorporating stage design, movement and acting into her already vivid musical storytelling practice. She’ s working with stage director and playwright Will Wiegler to manifest her concepts physically now that they’ ve come to life aurally. Each track on the album, from the soaring ode to uninhibited self-expression “Good Lava” to the affecting, shimmery funk ballad “Unconditional Love”, Emily’s D+Evolution is rich, surprising and labyrinthian, yet classic and timeless, as if these songs have always existed out there in the ether. Turns out that Spalding just had to tune in to Emily to bring them here to Earth.

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