Upcoming Events

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

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 80's 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

<i>Los Grandes del Ayer</i>
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by Terra Entertainment

¡NUEVA FECHA! Cambiado desde el 15 de junio de 2019.
NEW DATE! Changed from June 15, 2019.

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 9/21/19 7:00PM Los Grandes del Ayer

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Richter Entertainment

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour features hologram performances by two of the world's foremost rock 'n' roll icons. This cutting-edge production combines remastered vocals from Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly alongside a live band and backup singers in one mesmerizing show for the ages. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage!

Thu 9/26/19 7:30PM Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour

Tara Westover
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
Time 100 Most Influential People of 2019


Spend an evening in the company of Tara Westover, whose bestselling memoir, Educated, has captured worldwide attention. Growing up in rural Idaho in a radical, survivalist family, Westover had no birth certificate, no medical care and no formal schooling. At age 17, she decided to educate herself, escaping her family to eventually earn a doctorate from Cambridge University. Westover’s redemptive story shows how a young woman’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge leads her to break ties from an early life of hardship and brutality. From her unique experience, she explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Tue 10/1/19 7:30PM Tara Westover

Alessia Cara
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Goldenvoice

The Pains of Growing Tour
with Special Guest Ryland James

Tuesday, 7/23, 10am: Artist Presale and VIP Package On Sale
Wednesday, 7/24, 10am: Spotify Presale
Thursday, 7/25, 10am: Granada, Goldenvoice, and Radio Presales
(All presales end Thursday, 7/25, 10pm)
Public on sale begins Friday, 7/26, 10am

2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award Winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her first release, Here, a global anthem that grabbed the world’s attention when it garnered over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud in its first week. Here went on to become Spotify’s Most Viral Song of 2015, selling over 3 million copies. Her five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, soon followed, leading to the release of her RIAA platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL (November 2015). Alessia’s multi-platinum #1 hit single of 2016, Scars to Your Beautiful, was her gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image and on deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. Stay, her #1 hit with Zedd, sold over 2 million copies and received Song Of The Summerraves. Also in 2016, Alessia lent her voice to How Far I’ll Go, penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the official song for Disney’s animated film Moana. The 4x-platinum 1-800-273-8255, her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, was one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 4 billion streams worldwide, contributing to her being named the most-streamed new female artist of 2017. Growing Pains (June 2018), was the prelude to Alessia’s second album, her critically acclaimed THE PAINS OF GROWING (released in November), which included the follow-up single releases Trust My Lonely and Out Of Love.

Sat 11/9/19 7:30PM Alessia Cara

An Evening with Esther Perel
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Groundbreaking couples psychotherapist Esther Perel believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Perel is the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Her riveting podcast, Where Should We Begin?, brings listeners inside her private sessions addressing everything from sexlessness to grief. Through her international work on erotic intelligence, trauma, sexual honesty and conflict resolution, Perel invites a more nuanced conversation about our transgressions and provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Wed 12/4/19 7:30PM An Evening with Esther Perel

Miranda Sings - Who Wants My Kid?
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30pm
Presented by Emporium

Colleen Ballinger is a multi hyphenate; actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. She is best known for portraying her character, "Miranda Sings," a personality that is the polar opposite of Ms. Ballinger. Colleen has amassed over 30 Million followers across her social media and passed 3.5 billion views on YouTube. She can currently be seen as "Miranda" on the Netflix Original series, Haters Back Off, which she created and executive-produced. Her one hour special, Miranda Sings Live…Your Welcome, is also available on Netflix.

This show is open to all ages and is rated PG-13 due to some adult references and expletives that appear briefly on a screen.

Sat 12/14/19 7:30PM Miranda Sings - Who Wants My Kid?

Jon Meacham
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

American Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future

One of America’s great public intellectuals and a skilled raconteur, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham brings a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs that helps us understand how historical events and current issues intersect to impact our lives. The esteemed presidential biographer of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush, he delivered a eulogy at President Bush’s funeral. Meacham’s recent collaboration with country music legend Tim McGraw celebrates the music that helped to shape the nation, and his recent book, The Soul of America, examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Thu 1/30/20 7:30PM Jon Meacham

David Brooks
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

The Quest for a Moral Life

David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with insight, humor and quiet passion. A New York Times op-ed columnist and regular guest on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political commentators. Now, he’s on a mission to help people live deeper and more joyful lives. The executive director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute, an instructor at Yale University and a bestselling author, Brooks’ newly-published book, The Second Mountain, explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Tue 2/11/20 7:30PM David Brooks

Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Chefs in Conversation

James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering evening as they dish secrets from the kitchen. With a hit Netflix series, bestselling debut cookbook and New York Times food column, Samin Nosrat is the It Girl of the culinary world. Israeli-born London restaurateur and Guardian columnist, Yotam Ottolenghi is the bestselling author of beloved cookbooks including Jerusalem and his latest, Ottolenghi Simple. Nosrat’s anecdotes from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Ottolenghi’s restaurant tales will leave the audience hungry for more.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi

Bryan Stevenson
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:30pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference

For nearly four decades, Bryan Stevenson has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. A MacArthur Fellow, he is an attorney, human rights activist, author of the bestselling book Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He recently spearheaded the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the first national memorial to victims of white supremacy. Now, he is the subject of HBO’s documentary True Justice, premiering in June. Spend an inspiring evening with one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates.

Available now with an Arts & Lectures series subscription. Single tickets on sale Saturday, August 10th at 10am.

Sun 4/5/20 7:30PM Bryan Stevenson