The Brownville Concert Series is excited to announce its 28th Great Season. Exceptional musicianship in a small, intimate venue creates an experience unlike any other. Brownville audiences are up close and personal with the artists, become part of the show, and feel enveloped in the music. Season passes are available to all nine shows for just $160, a 30% discount over regular ticket prices. Purchase season passes online at www.brownvilleconcertseries.com or on Facebook or call (402) 825-3331. Check out this fantastic line-up! You won’t want to miss a single show.
April 13, 14, 15
TAMMY McCANN -Legendary Ladies of Jazz. Who doesn’t love Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington? Tammy McCann has been named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for several years by the Chicago Tribune!!! Tammy is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist whose powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice paints pictures and tells stories.
May 11, 12, 13
CAROLE J. BUFFORD – Fearless Females of the 1960’s. Bufford is one of cabaret’s brightest rising stars, with a distinctive, bluesy voice and a flair for the theatrical. Her new set, devoted to songstresses of the 1960s, features tunes associated with such era definers as Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King, Lesley Gore, Dionne Warwick and Shirley Bassey.
June 8, 9, 10
JACKIE ALLEN – Songs of Spring. Acclaimed jazz vocalist Jackie Allen sings Songs of Spring from the Great American Songbook. Joined by her longtime accompanists, pianist Tom Larson and bassist Hans Sturm, Jackie will also share original tunes from her new CD, Rose Fingered Dawn. “There’s only one way to describe it: Wow!” (Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times)
July 6, 7, 8
BILLY STRITCH – My Musical Heroes. In this new show, singer-pianist Billy Stritch pays tribute to the musical icons who have influenced his style. In addition to Mel Tormé and Cy Coleman, Billy will include his treatments of songs by some giants he’s been fortunate to know (including Jule Styne, Burton Lane, Stephen Sondheim and Antonio Carlos Jobim) plus selections by Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern and many more.
August 10, 11, 12
JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL. This combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry. Josh was on the 2017 season of The Voice!
September 9 (Concert)
ANTONIO TRIONFO – Classical Flute. Praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance of the Jolivet Concerto with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, flutist Anthony Trionfo will make his recital debuts this spring on the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center and in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall as well as in Brownville!
October 5, 6, 7
MATT BAKER & THE TRIO – Autumn in New York. A journey through some of the great songs of New York – including music from Gershwin, Bernstein and more plus music from his new album Almost Blue, Matt brings a slice of New York to Brownville with an exciting contemporary edge.
November 9, 10, 11
THE TALBOTT BROTHERS – This Portland based duo forms an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. They are known for charming and energetic performances that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock, pop and blues.
December 7, 8, 9 (Concerts Only)
THE CHRISTMAS GALA – A Very Musical “Christine” Christmas. Featuring Broadway star Christine Andreas (Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady) and very special holiday guests Joel Higgins (Broadway and TV (Silver Spoons), Martin Silvestri (Composer, Pianist) and introducing the Janes Trio, “harmony is their calling” Cabaret Scenes.
2018 season passes are $160, cabaret tickets are $25, concert tickets are $20, ($16 for students). To purchase tickets online go to www.brownvilleconcertseries.com or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. The Nebraska Arts Council (www.nebraskaartscouncil.org), a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.