Magical Strings 35th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert
Sunday, December 4
3:00 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth

The Boulding Family’s musical celebration of the holiday season is a treasured tradition in Kent. Once again, Pam and Philip Boulding are joined by their children, grandchildren, and guests for an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music. The Bouldings perform on Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, whistles, strings, percussion, and harp-like instruments from around the world. Guests add Irish step dancing, drumming, and storytelling for a festive and memorable performance.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center “Songs We Love”
Friday, January 20
7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $35 general, $30 senior, $25 youth

“Songs We Love” is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. An all-star group of New York’s rising stars sings their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers that will be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland.

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International Guitar Night
Friday, February 3
7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $28 general, $26 senior, $20 youth

International Guitar Night is North America’s premier traveling guitar festival. Each tour, a new cast of guitar luminaries come together for a special evening highlighting the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. For International Guitar Night's 23rd year, featured guitarists include Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist, and recipient of the 2021 Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album of the Year, Jocelyn Gould. She will be joined by Flamenco master Jesus Guerrero from Spain, contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones, and Gypsy and Jazz guitarist Olli Soikkeli from Finland.

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Matt Dusk sings Sinatra
Friday, March 17
7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $30 general, $28 senior, $20 youth

Sinatra. All that cool, classy style and energy from the Rat Pack shows of yesterday are right here, right now. Take a journey with Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum selling crooner Matt Dusk as he whisks you away to Las Vegas in 1966 where he pays homage to his hero Frank Sinatra.

Matt Dusk has been enthralling audiences around the world for years, leaving in his wake a series of radio hits, acclaimed albums, and a loyal fan base. After several successful jazz and pop albums, Dusk returns to his roots with Sinatra, an up-tempo tribute to the Chairman of the Board himself.

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Ray on My Mind
Saturday, March 25
7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $30 general, $28 senior, $20 youth

Sponsored by the Curran Family

Part concert, part theatrical production, Ray on My Mind brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life. Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist, Kenny Brawner leads an 11-piece orchestra and three vocalists in performing this American legend’s most popular hits. The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz, and country-influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home to Georgia.

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