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Music: Acoustic
Jon Batiste, solo
Multifaceted jazz artist Jon Batiste is seen by millions on television five nights a week as bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With his soulful brand of high-energy pop mixed with New Orleans funk and American jazz standards, his 2013 album...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 1/11/19 at 8pm
Music: Rock
Melvins
The Melvins coalesced as a band in 1983 in Montesano, Washington, at the base of the Olympic Peninsula. They influenced the sludge and drone subgenres, including Nirvana, and were themselves influenced by Black Flag's mix of punk and metal on their album "...
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 1/17/19 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic
Madeleine Albright
Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. repre...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 1/22/19 at 7:30pm
Music: Rock
The Districts
The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, fronted by the guitarist and singer Rob Grote. Its three founding members have known each other since they were children. Their third album "Popular Manipulations," release...
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 1/23/19 at 7pm
Music: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word, A cappella
Quote Unquote Collective: Mouthpiece
A two-woman performance acclaimed for its honest and insightful portrayal of womanhood, "Mouthpiece" follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The engrossing work ...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 1/23/19 - Thu 1/24/19 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic
Leonidas Kavakos, Violinist
Leonidas Kavakos, a “formidable violinist” (NYT) and “prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique” (The Guardian) returns to Santa Barbara after his enthralling 2017 performance with pianist Yuja Wang. A musician’s musician, the Los Angeles Times cred...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 1/25/19 at 7pm
Special Event: Stand Up Comedy
Bill Maher
Politically charged comedian Bill Maher, maker of New Rules, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" and onetime host of the award-winning ABC show "Politically Incorrect," presents an evening of conversation with his controversial and entertaining wit a...
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 1/26/19 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic, Rap/Hip Hop, Classical
Black Violin
Classical music meets hip hop in the groundbreaking duo Black Violin and their Classical Boom Tour, blurring the lines between genre, race and gender with its unique, family-friendly fusion of groove and strings. Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus are...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 1/26/19 at 3pm
Music: Classical Dance, Comedy
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Dancing the fine line between high art and high camp, the internationally beloved Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has delighted audiences around the world for four decades. With brilliant pointe work and vibrant drag costumes, this all-male ballet tr...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 1/27/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
George Saunders with Pico Iyer
One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is a master of the short story, and his surreal, experimental first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," won the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Saunders’ signature blend of ex...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Mon 1/28/19 at 7:30pm
Music: Folk, R&B/Soul, Americana/Roots
Martha Redbone
Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is a vitall voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 1/29/19 at 8pm
Dance: Classical Dance, Circus
Les 7 Doigts de la Main: Reversible
Montreal’s award-winning circus troupe presents a playful and poignant exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Réversible, the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparent...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 2/7/19 at 7pm
Dance: Country/Folk, World
Kodo
Japan’s legendary drum ensemble Kodo is the world’s foremost professional taiko company. Kodo is forging new directions for this art form through its energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed performances. But it is the company’s rigor...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 2/9/19 at 7pm
Music: Acoustic, Classical, Folk
Danish String Quartet: Last Leaf, A Nordic Folk Program
Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, the Danish String Quartet performs profound and skillful interpretations of classical masters. The Nordic lads will perform two programs this month at UCSB: a rousing evening of tr...
Rockwood – Santa Barbara Woman's Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Tue 2/12/19 at 7pm
Music: Chamber Music, Classical
Danish String Quartet
Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, the Danish String Quartet performs profound and skillful interpretations of classical masters. The Nordic lads will perform two programs this month at UCSB: a rousing evening of tr...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 2/13/19 at 7pm
Music: Acoustic, Orchestral, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)
A Far Cry
The Grammy-nominated string orchestra "A Far Cry" is a self-conducted orchestra, in which decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players. The structure that has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative and unpredictable programm...
UCSB – Hahn Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Fri 2/15/19 at 7pm
Music: Rock, Indie
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Hot Flash Heat Wave are a four piece indie band originating from San Francisco, California.
Velvet Jones
Santa Barbara, CA

Sat 2/16/19 at 7pm
Music: Acoustic, Choral
New York Polyphony: Origins
The Grammy-nominated New York Polyphony explores the boundaries between ancient and modern music. Its provocative program "Origins" is centered on the "Missa Charles Darwin," which honors the compositional and harmonic conventions of its musical antecedent...
UCSB – Hahn Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 2/20/19 at 7pm
Music: Acoustic
Jessica Lang Dance
The 10-member dance company from New York will debut a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition. A 2014 Bessie Award recipient, Lawith the language of classical ballet, resulting in artful contemporary works...
The Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA

Thu 2/21/19 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic
Snarky Puppy
Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse. The Brooklyn-based collective features a revolving cast of up to 25 musicians who work with some of the biggest names in music (K...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Sun 2/24/19 at 7pm
    

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