Escape the summer heat with cool performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. From rock legends to folk favorites, this year’s “Summer Sizzle Series” continues with Amos Lee on August 1, and The Magpie Salute on August 8, and Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds on September 29. Tickets can be purchased by calling 508-994-2900, online at www.zeiterion.org, or at the Zeiterion at 684 Purchase Street in New Bedford. Group sales are available to select shows for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 508-997-5664 x123. More information is available at zeiterion.org.
Summer Sizzle Series 2017 Continues…
Tuesday, August 1, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $39.50 / $49.50 / $59.50
Chart-topping folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee stops by The Z for a special one-night performance on his North American Summer tour. This Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher has toured with legendary artists like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, and Zac Brown Band. He’s just released his new single “Vaporize,” which indicates a distinct musical evolution for the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. Driven by expansive production, elegant keys, and his unmistakable soulful delivery, the song immediately enchants and signals a bright new chapter for Lee.
The Magpie Salute
Tuesday, August 8, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 / $45 / $55
Rich Robinson, co-founding member of The Black Crowes, brings together two former Black Crowes bandmates – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – to create The Magpie Salute! The band instantly sold out its first performance at New York’s Gramercy Theatre in January 2017, and three subsequent dates were added and sold out within minutes. To create The Magpie Salute’s new sound, Rich and his ensemble have called upon their collective influences, from R&B, country and spirituals, to artists such as Sly Stone, Neil Young, and The Small Faces – a vast musical landscape which, at its core, is pure rock n’ roll. The band is comprised of writer/guitarist/vocalist Rich Robinson, guitarist Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien, drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum, and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. In addition, Rich has pulled together a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White, and background singers Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.
Brian Wilson present Pet Sounds
Friday, September 29, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $79 / $89 / $125 / $150
Brian Wilson has extended the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour, and included New Bedford as a stop! “We are blown away by the reception of this tour. It’s unbelievable how many people love this album,” says Wilson. Last year, Wilson and his band, which includes former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, performed 99 shows in sold-out venues all over the world. Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds has reigned atop countless critic and fan polls, and has maintained its timeless rank as one of popular music’s most-cited influences.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org, by calling 508-994-2900, or in person at the box office at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. Zeiterion Box Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and two hours before each performance.