Upcoming Events



Silkroad Ensemble
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Heroes Take Their Stand

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a bold new project,Heroes Take Their Stands. This evening-length multimedia program tells the stories of five heroic figures from diverse cultures – from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Elektra of Greek mythology, to Arjuna of Hindu epic poetry – capturing the drama of the moral borderland between conflicting values, and asking, “What does it mean to take a stand in a moment of moral uncertainty? What does an everyday hero look like? And how can an ordinary person make a difference?” Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be the lead commissioner on this new project with the renowned Silkroad Ensemble and its collaborating partners, including Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy (working with Colin Jacobsen) and puppeteer/filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian (working with Kayhan Kalhor).

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

Fri 4/26/19 8:00PM Silkroad Ensemble


Che Malambo
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo is back with a foot-stomping, boleadora-twirling, bombos-beating vengeance after delivering the surprise hit of A&L’s 2016-2017 season with their Santa Barbara debut. Bringing fiery, fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage, the company celebrates the unique South American tradition of the gaucho with an exhilarating percussive dance and music spectacle that offers nonstop thrills for the entire family.

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

Wed 5/1/19 7:00PM Che Malambo


Elle King
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Goldenvoice

SHAKE THE SPIRIT TOUR
with opening act Barns Courtney


Elle King’s second studio album SHAKE THE SPIRIT was released in the fall of 2018 to critical acclaim and massive radio success. Lead single “Shame” topped the Triple A Radio chart at #1 for two consecutive weeks, and with her fourth radio #1 single “Shame,” Elle became the only act in history to have scored #1s on all 4 radio formats. Jon Pareles of The New York Times describes Elle as “a sassy, hard-drinking, love-’em-and-leave-’em hellion with bad tattoos and a broad pedigree across rock, pop and country. She has Adele’s determination and Joan Jett’s stomp, Brenda Lee’s high-voiced bite and some AC/DC shriek.” Her debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop, was released in February 2015. Her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” propelled Elle into the mainstream spotlight, and earned her two Grammy nominations and was certified double platinum. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s Grammy-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit “Different For Girls” (she performed it with Bentley at the CMA Awards and took home an award for “Musical Event of the Year”). King also performed for President Obama in honor of Mavis Staples at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors.

There is a 6 ticket limit per household.


Thu 5/30/19 7:30PM Elle King


Los Grandes Del Ayer
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by Terra Entertainment

Invitados especiales Palito Ortega, Los Panchos, Piero, Braulio, y mas

LOS GRANDES DEL AYER, Reune en un mismo escenario, a los mas grandes Cantantes y grupos de los 60's , 70's y 80's encabezados por Palito Ortega ganador del Grammy Latino, por su amplia trayectoria con mas de 100 albunes grabados y exitos como "Yo tengo fe," "Vestida de Novia," y "La Sonrisa de Mama" por nombrar algunos.

Piero otro de los grandes de los 60's y 70's, compositor, y cantante. Tambien reconocido con el Grammy Latino por su trayectoria y creador de una de las canciones mas escuchadas hasta la actualidad "Mi Viejo," un cancion que lo dio a conocer a nivel mundial.

Braulio cantante Español de amplia trayectoria exitos como "En bancarrota," "Pequeña amante," "En la carcel de tu piel," "Noche de bodas," y muchos exitos mas hacen de este cantante canario uno de los preferidos.

¡Festejando el día de los padres con Los Grandes Del Ayer en un mismo escenario!


LOS GRANDES DEL AYER ("The Greats of Yesterday") features the greatest singers and groups of the 60's, 70's and 80's together on the same stage. Headed by Palito Ortega, winner of the Latin Grammy, for his extensive career with more than 100 albums recorded and successful as "Yo tengo fe," "Vestida de Novia," and "La Sonrisa de Mama" to name a few.

Piero, another of the greats of the 60's and 70's, is a composer, a singer, has been recognized with the Latin Grammy for his career, and is the creator of one of the most heard songs to date: "Mi Viejo," the song that made him known at the world level.

Braulio is a Spanish singer of extensive success. His hit songs "Bancarrota," "Pequeña Amante," "En la carcel de tu Piel," "Noche de Bodast," and many more make this Canarian singer one of the favorites.

Celebrate your parents' day with Los Grandes Del Ayer on the same stage!



Sat 6/15/19 7:00PM Los Grandes Del Ayer


Disney's <i>NEWSIES</i>
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:30pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Presented by Theatre Royale

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein. Newsies is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway “newsies” on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.”


Wed 7/17/19 7:30PM Disney's NEWSIES
Thu 7/18/19 7:30PM Disney's NEWSIES


DOUBLE VISION REVISITED featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller, with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by SBL Entertainment

DOUBLE VISION REVISITED
Featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller

with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs

A jazz legend, Bob James has a career that has defined the genre and continues to evolve at every turn. David Sanborn is universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age. Marcus Miller’s characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalog of musical hits. Together, these three virtuosos reunite for the first time since the release of Double Vision, the 80s collaboration between James and Sanborn that dominated the airwaves, sold over one million copies, and earned a GRAMMY Award. Featuring the renowned track “Maputo,” written by Marcus Miller, and the classic standard “Since I Fell For You” with guest vocalist Al Jarreau, Double Vision is considered by many as one of the most successful albums in the jazz genre.

Adding in the talents of featured guests Billy Kilson (drums) and Larry Braggs (guest vocals), the Double Vision Revisited band is a thrilling return to the classic sound of the famous album. The resulting program presents tunes capable of both amazing new listeners and enthralling long-term fans, showing audiences the world over the true magic of a good groove.


Sun 8/11/19 7:00PM DOUBLE VISION REVISITED featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller, with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs