TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band
with special guest Black Pacific

Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7pm | Tickets start at $36

Iconic blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ unite for historic cross-generational collaboration. Their new album TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The two artists have known each other for decades, Taj even played a role in Keb’ getting his first record deal, but TajMo marks the first time that they’ve joined forces in the studio.

    

Jake Shimabukuro

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7pm | Tickets start at $15

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele at age 4. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in history —an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. After selling out his appearance on Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series, Jake returns to demonstrate the rich and varied catalogue that captures the many moods of the ukulele. Remembered for his unique arrangements of popular songs like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this highly acclaimed artist is back to prove that an instrument is limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it.

 

 
    

LeAnn Rimes Today Is Christmas Tour 2017

Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7pm | Tickets start at $45

Since her first chart-topping single in 1996 when she was just 13, LeAnn Rimes has won two Grammy Awards®; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three ACM Awards; one CMA Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won "Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and her first national hit “Blue,” LeAnn’s song “How Do I Live” still to this day ranks #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs.” Performing for the first time at Walton Arts Center, this internationally acclaimed pop-country icon will bring good tidings of joy and cheer with traditional and original Christmas songs from her trio of annual holiday albums.

 
    

Charlie Daniels Band

Thursday, May 10 at 7pm | Tickets start at $30

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Since forming the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972, this fiddlin’ man has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Musicians Hall of Fame and, in 2016, the Country Music Hall of Fame. Over his career, Daniels has populated the radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Now, this country music icon takes the Walton Arts Center stage for the first time ever to prove that, even at 80 years old, he’s still got it!