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PLEASE NOTE: The Cultural Arts Center will be closed at 5pm on June 21.

Performances, Shows & Special Events

Join us for an incredible new performance season at The Cultural Arts Center!

Our 2024-2025 season continues to offer exceptional performances in theatre, music, and dance. From fan favorites to exciting new performers on our outdoor stage, there’s truly something for everyone! Plus, enjoy special events throughout the season.

From performances, art classes for all ages and special events, discover a world of creativity at The Cultural Arts Center!

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Special Events

MAKER’S YARD SALE - FREE ADMISSION!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Join us on Saturday, July 13 from 9am-1pm. Shop for new materials and art supplies that encourage your creativity at our Maker's Yard Sale! This ‘yard sale’ will be held indoors and is free and open to the public. Admission also includes access to our four art galleries. Bring a friend and make it a fun afternoon of shopping and art!

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Special Events

Art Night - FREE EVENT

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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6:00 pm

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Thursday, July 25th from 6-8pm at The Cultural Arts Center

FREE ADMISSION! Mark your calendar for a fun evening of art at The Cultural Arts Center! This free event is perfect for date night, team and family outings, or just a fun evening out with friends. Four new exhibits will be revealed at this event! All exhibits are family-friendly, so feel free to bring the kids for a fun art outing! Many of the artists will also be at this event, so you can meet and mingle with them! Plus, enjoy a wine & beer cash bar that helps The Center’s ArtReach programs. New exhibits revealed will include:

BY THE JAMES, IN THE CITY - The James River Art League celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a special exhibit. As a nod to our beautiful James River and City of Richmond, member artwork will feature these subjects.

VIGNETTES OF REALITY - Gregory Millslagle is an observer of life’s common occurrences. By rendering these often-overlooked moments in watercolor, Gregory gives viewers the opportunity to contemplate their deeper meaning.

FARM STAND - Central Virginia Botanical Artists, working in a variety of media, draw inspiration from Summer’s bounty, featuring things you would find at a farm stand: fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and plants for sale. Wonderfully beautiful and colorful.

LION ROCK PAINTING MASTERPIECES - With river rocks and acrylic paints, The Center’s Art Safari campers between the ages of 7-10 will share their painted interpretations of Africa’s most notorious apex predator.

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Center Season

The Capitol Fools

Friday, September 6, 2024

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7:00 pm

Saturday, September 7, 2024

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3:00 pm

Saturday, September 7, 2024

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7:00 pm

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$45

From the co-writer of the Capitol Steps & an all-star cast of former Steps! Enjoy musical-political satire at its finest at this hilarious event! The Capitol Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections that continue to inspire belly-laughter. See cast members from past seasons of the Capitol Steps performing all the beloved bits, the mind-boggling backward talking spoonerisms, breakneck costume changes, over-the-top impressions, and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news and election developments! Join us for the next political movement in comedy sweeping the country. Claim your tickets in advance before this show sells out. - Encore Show

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Special Events

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, September 14, 2024

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Join us from 12-6pm! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars. Bring family and friends and take home functional art with a story!

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2nd Stage

SUSAN GREENBAUM - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

Sunday, September 22, 2024

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$20

Award-winning singer-songwriter, Susan Greenbaum returns to The Cultural Arts Center for an afternoon concert outdoors on our Center Field stage. A jewel of the Richmond music scene, Susan has released five albums, won several national songwriting competitions, and graced countless stages – opening for industry heavyweights like Patty Griffin, Todd Snider, and Kenny Loggins to name but a few. Don’t miss this exciting start to our 2nd Stage Series! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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SLATE RIVER BAND - Center Field Outdoor Concert

Saturday, October 12, 2024

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$20

Slate River is based in Goochland, Virginia. Led by former Pinecastle recording artist, Michelle Nixon (vocals) and her husband Nick Nixon (guitar), the band is backed up by seasoned musicians like Randy Cook (Honky Tonk Experience/Commonwealth Bluegrass Band). Slate River performs classic and contemporary country music by the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Miranda Lambert. Bring your lawn chair and your dancing boots for this outdoor music bonanza! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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Center Season

RICHMOND’S FINEST – THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY with GEORGIA ROGERS FARMER

Sunday, October 13, 2024

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Hollywood Classics: A Musical Journey Through the Golden Age of Film with Special Guest Vocalist - Georgia Rogers Farmer! Join us as The Cultural Arts Center pairs your favorite Hollywood soundtrack hits from yesteryear with the Richmond Symphony in this beloved annual concert. RVA favorite, Georgia Rogers Farmer, has over 30 years of live performances to her credit and has been featured in productions with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Firehouse Theatre and many more. Claim your tickets today to enjoy this unique take on popular film scores as well as standard classical repertoire that has been featured in films. - Classics Show

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Special Events

OUTDOOR MOVIE - TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Friday, October 25, 2024

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7:00 pm

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Fun for the whole family - with a suggested donation. In partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, enjoy an evening film presentation outdoors with friends and neighbors in our spacious Center Field venue. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free with a donation to benefit the Henrico County’s Christmas Mother program.

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Center Season

Gaelic Storm

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

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7:00 pm

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$40

Don’t miss these Billboard World Music chart-toppers performing a mix of Irish, Scottish, Celtic Folk, and Celtic Rock music! Since forming in 1997, Gaelic Storm has risen from local pub sessions to an internationally-known touring and recording act! The band attributes their continued success to their well-diversified audience. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass fans love the instrumentals, the Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers relish the passion with which they play their instruments. Whatever your fancy, come out for a fun night of live music with this chart-busting, multi-national Celtic band. Claim your tickets in advance for this one-night-only performance! - Heritage Show

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2nd Stage

REX RICHARDSON - Indoor 2nd Stage Show

Tuesday, November 19, 2024

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7:00 pm

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$20

World class jazz from a hometown trumpet hero. Rex Richardson hails from RVA, but his reputation as a master trumpeter extends worldwide. From his days as a sideman with legendary jazz saxophonist, Joe Henderson to his current roles as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at VCU, Rex Richardson has earned accolades as a “genre-busting” international trumpet virtuoso for his playing in both the jazz and classical realms. Join us for a night of stellar jazz by one of Richmond’s most accomplished musicians. Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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Special Events

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT - 26th Annual Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 7, 2024

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4:30-7pm! Free and fun for the whole family!

In partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, The Center welcomes you to this beloved holiday event featuring magical holiday music performances, a toasty bonfire, and of course, a special visit from Santa to light our iconic cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance!

Grand Opening of Illumination - A Festival of Trees Exhibit, 5-7pm - on display December 7, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

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Center Season

freeHorse Arts Songwriters Series featuring the music of Paul Williams

Saturday, December 14, 2024

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3:00 pm

Saturday, December 14, 2024

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7:00 pm

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$45

Join us for an evening of songs, stories, puppetry, dance and more! FreeHorse Arts, in partnership with community members of all ages and abilities, will weave together a beautiful message of hope and love inspired by the songs & storytelling of Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Hall-of-Fame Award winning songwriter, actor and author Paul Williams. With selections from the holiday classic - Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and songs written for the Muppets, along with a smattering of pop culture hits, audiences will be treated to a truly heartwarming celebration of the arts. - New Horizons Show

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Special Events

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Sunday, December 15, 2024

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Join us from 12-6pm! It’s a holiday bazaar like you’ve never seen before! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars!

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Wild Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song: Christmas, Take Two - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, December 17, 2024

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$20

They’re wild... They’re wacky... They are truly wonderful women of song; and they are back! Join us for an encore performance of Henrico Theater Company’s Wild Wacky and Truly Wonderful Women of Song. These ladies will light up your holiday season with a sackful of yuletide tunes that are sure to make you smile and laugh like a bowlful of jelly! Don’t be naughty, get your tickets now! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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Center Season

you’re a good man, charlie brown

Thursday, February 6, 2025

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7:00 pm

Performances: Thursday, February 6, 2025 at 7pm; Friday, February 7, 2025 at 7pm; Saturday, February 8, 2025 at 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, February 9, 2025 at 3pm

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Select dates February 6-9, 2025. Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue has songs and vignettes based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! - Classics Show

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THE Lawrence Olds BAND - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, February 18, 2025

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Returning to the Cardinal Ballroom for an Encore 2nd Stage Performance is local crooner extraordinaire, Lawrence Olds. His rich, smooth voice brings the standards to life as his combo of expert musicians shuffle and swing the night away. You don’t want to miss this evening of classic crooning with Richmond’s own, Lawrence Olds! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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Center Season

a musical tribute to prince with anthony cosby, jr.

Saturday, March 8, 2025

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7:00 pm

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$25

A Musical Tribute to Prince brings the electric joy and eclectic funk of Prince’s music to the stage with vibrant, energetic and dynamic recreations of Prince’s greatest hits, funkiest jams and most soulful ballads. Accompanied by his incredibly talented band, Anthony Cosby, Jr. takes you on an unforgettable musical journey like you’ve never experienced before! Get ready to sing, dance, and party like it’s 1999 with this captivating performance that pays tribute to the musical genius of “The Purple One!” - New Horizons Show

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Center Season

Tom Paxton with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Friday, March 14, 2025

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7:00 pm

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$35

Folk stalwarts Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer began weekly Zoom songwriting sessions early in the COVID lockdown. They’ve continued these sessions even as COVID restrictions have eased, have released All New, a recording of the songs they composed, and have been touring to perform these compositions, as well as old favorites.

There’s something for everyone in their new songs: bluegrass, folk, a cappella, spoken word, and just as wide a range of emotions. Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60’s Greenwich Village scene and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. His songs, first popularized by Pete Seeger include “Ramblin’ Boy”, “Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound”, “The Marvelous Toy”, and “The Last Thing on my Mind”, among many others.

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are two-time Grammy® Award Winners with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. Their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk in addition to their original compositions. Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps worldwide.

Together, Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer have melded their musical styles and polished their new and old compositions. Their concert performance will include both old and new material and please new and old fans alike. - Heritage Show

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ROBERTA LEA - Indoor 2nd Stage Show!

Tuesday, March 18, 2025

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Roberta Lea and her Best Kept Secret Band hail from the Norfolk area. She is a strong soulful singer/songwriter who is making waves in the country music scene with songs like “Too Much of a Woman”, “Make Up Your Mind”, and “Uniform” – an ode to those who serve in our armed forces. Roberta is a Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist and she is a member of the Black Opry Revue – a home for black artists and black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. Don’t miss your chance to support this up and coming country music diva! Indoor 2nd Stage Show! Enjoy cabaret-style seating in our Cardinal Ballroom. Plus, make the evening complete with wine/beer/beverages and snacks for sale at the show!

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Special Events

Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 22, 2025

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Join us from 12-6pm! Ready for a Spring refresh? Get inspired! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars who can’t wait to share about their process with you.

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Center Season

swingtime featuring the jive aces

Sunday, March 30, 2025

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3:00 pm

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$40

Renowned worldwide for high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video “Bring Me Sunshine,” and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent;” The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves as the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band. Enjoy classics like “When You’re Smiling,” “Mack The Knife,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” plus originals such as “La Dolce Vita” taken from their various albums. The in-demand sextet averages 300 shows a year and has worked with Van Morrison and Keely Smith and performed for Her Majesty The Queen. The Jive Aces have headlined and sold-out the Royal Albert Hall as well as thousands of festivals, theatres, and dance halls. Don’t miss their exciting performance at The Cultural Arts Center on March 30th! - Classics Show

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Center Season

Galumpha - “art of human architecture”

Friday, April 25, 2025

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7:00 pm

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$30

Combining stunning acrobatics, dance, striking visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet! Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography and fun for the whole family in their new show titled “Art of Human Architecture.” - New Horizons Show

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2nd Stage

Desirée ROOTS - Center Field Outdoor Concert

Sunday, April 27, 2025

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Back by popular demand, one of Richmond’s greatest treasures returns to The Cultural Arts Center for an outdoor afternoon concert of music spanning the genres of gospel, blues, jazz, soul, and more. Whether acting, dancing, or singing, Desiree never disappoints – so get your tickets now before they are gone! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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Market Days with Richmond Makers Market at The Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, May 10, 2025

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Join us from 12-6pm! Just in time for Mother’s Day! Meet local artists and makers while shopping for unique handmade goods on Market Day with RVA Makers Market, an arts and craft faire highlighting a curated selection of Central Virginia’s greatest makers among rising stars. You’ll be sure to find thoughtful and personal gifts for all the moms in your life.

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ANTIQUE MELODY SHOW - Center Field Outdoor Concert!

Sunday, May 18, 2025

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If you like old-time swing and cabaret music, you will love the smooth and swinging sounds of Antique Melody Show. Anchored by the unique guitar stylings of Art Mayer and led by the ‘smoke-and-honey’ vocals of Marilyn Brown, this local swing favorite is fleshed out by Allen Cole on clarinet, Kassia Arbabi on violin, Andy McCarty on keys, and Carter Blough on the upright bass. Enjoy an afternoon of gentle rhythms and old-time melodies with Antique Melody Show! Center Field Outdoor Concert! General Admission Seating. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a fun afternoon of live music on our  outdoor stage! Wine/beer/beverages and snacks available for sale at the show. Pets and outside alcohol are prohibited. Children ages 3 and under are welcome to attend without a ticket.

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Center Season

BeauSoleil - avec Michael Doucet

Thursday, May 29, 2025

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For the past five decades, Grammy-winning BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s internationally renowned fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues, rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England. Don’t miss BeauSoleil’s return to The Cultural Arts Center as part of their 50th anniversary tour. - Heritage Show

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Special Events

ICE CREAM FEST

Saturday, June 21, 2025

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12-6pm. Treat your tastebuds to all the best handmade ice cream around while also enjoying fun and games inspired by our favorite warm weather dessert! Event to include tastings, carnival games, ice cream art contests & activities, and more! A tasty event for all ages!

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Center Season Themes
Heritage
Programming, often featuring nationally and internationally renowned talent, celebrating the respective cultures of the Artists’ homelands and regions.
New Horizons
Programming that pushes the envelope and challenges the audience to a new experience.
Classics
Programming that focuses on standard concert and theater repertoire.
Encore
Programming returning from a recent season due to popular audience demand.
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