Upcoming 2023-2024 Concerts
All performances will be at the Bartlesville Community Center
Yesterday Once More – The Sound of Karen Carpenter
Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Do you remember the first time you heard the voice of Karen Carpenter? Do you remember the feeling you had the first time you experienced that sound?
Let this show take you right back to that time and make it yesterday once more.
This is a celebration of those songs and ‘that’ sound told via the velvet voice of singer/actress Joanne O’Brien.
Through a cavalcade of iconic classics, Joanne illuminates the musical diversity, pop culture, and political climate of that time in history when the world first fell in love with the magical sound of Karen and Richard Carpenter.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – 7:30 PM
Empire Trio is an exhilarating and uniquely talented classical crossover ensemble, that has been taking concert halls by storm all over the world.
Empire Trio was formed in 2012 when three musicians came to live in New York City to pursue their dreams of becoming world class performing musicians. When these three musicians met a musical explosion occurred resulting in the creation of Empire Trio,
Empire Trio quickly established themselves as a musical force, selling out major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (who also commissioned their first show), The Redlands Bowl, CA (to a crowd of 7,000+), Ronnie Scott’s, London, and over 350 other venues all over the United States, Canada, and the UK.
Empire Trio features the lush and mesmerizing voice of soprano Erin Shields, the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin, the world’s first (and possibly only) musician to play violin and piano simultaneously. The third member of the trio is the illustriously talented baritone Adam Cannedy.
From deliciously witty to incredibly moving, Empire Trio’s shows have it all; they breathe new life into familiar toe-tapping favorites with their unique and innovative arrangements. The trio has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
Empire Trio continues to tour extensively throughout the United States. They are extremely proud to provide educational outreach concerts and masterclasses to children of all ages and economic backgrounds.
ABBAFab – The #1 Abba Tribute
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 7:30 PM
Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today!
ABBA’s record breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship, they are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979!
Previous 2023-2024 Concerts
Church of Cash – A World Class Johnny Cash Tribute
Monday, September 18, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Jay Ernest formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, Jay has returned to his Minnesota home to spread the gospel of one of the world’s most important and enduring songwriters.
The Church of Cash is true to the music of Johnny Cash, and singer Jay’s deep baritone voice sings like a prairie breeze and stomps like a boot heel. Church of Cash is not a country band. Church of Cash is a tribute band with the express purpose of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Road-tested and always road-ready, The Church of Cash is celebrating the soul of American music.
Whether you are an old timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.
What the Church of Cash has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely.