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July 2 - Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro

By now, if you know the ‘ukulele, you might know the name, the VIRTUOSO innovator who is Jake Shimabukuro. He has captivated audiences around the world with his unique and dynamic style. With his mother as his first teacher of the instrument, Jake embraced a deep love and respect for the `ukulele and has explored new and unexpected ways to push the boundaries of what was possible on the humble four-strings. Back by popular demand. Artown loves Jake and Jake loves Artown!

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July 12 - Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

A six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961 and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (“Don’t Make Me Over,” Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” “Déjà Vu,” among countless others). She received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”. Ms. Warwick was one of the first solo female artists of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. She has achieved the status of Living Legend and we are honored to bring her to Artown.
Due to the cost of this artist, membership benefits for free tickets will not apply. Discount still valid.

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July 14 - Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann  Hampton Callaway - Fever: A Peggy Lee Celebration!

Fever: A Peggy Lee Celebration!

Artown’s Donor Appreciation Event 

Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of her inspiration and one of America’s most beloved artists, Peggy Lee. Callaway will close the show with hits from the great songwriters of the 70's like -Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, and John Lennon. Last year, Ann contacted Covid so we have brought her back this year to entertain us as we promised last year.  Please review the brochure for which membership levels receive complimentary tickets to this performance.

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July 23 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black  Mambazo

South Africa’s Five Time GRAMMY Award winning singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage Zulu farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, in 1990, he stated that Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music was a powerful message of peace that he listened to while in jail. When Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1993, he asked the group to join him at the ceremony in Oslo. It was Mandela who called Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World.”  Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this uplifting message, in song and dance, to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them in this intimate setting as they share their unique voices and stories.

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July 27 - Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

These musicians are American bluegrass royalty from Brevard, North Carolina. In 2013 their album Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. You may recall that Artown brought them to Reno when they played with actor comedian Steve Martin. The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Entertainer of the Year in 2011. In 2008, the band received a nomination from International Bluegrass Music Association for "Album and Gospel Performance of the Year".

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