Folsom’s Harris Center for the Arts has announced new upcoming shows set for 2023. More detailed information on each event can be found at HarrisCenter.net. Tickets are on sale now for all shows. 

According to a press release from Harris Center for the Arts, additional events will be added and announced soon.

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“The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19: The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the iconic folk-rock duo. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ’60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound” and many more.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, Musical Valentines, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20: A pre-Valentine’s Day special featuring the love-inspired music of Chopin. Jeffrey Siegel’s celebrated Keyboard Conversations combine lively insights with spellbinding performances of iconic piano masterpieces. Concert concludes with a Q & A — all questions welcome.

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The Marshall Tucker Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Doug Gray, who’s been fronting MTB since the very beginning, sees no end to the road that lies ahead for this Southern rock legend. The band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See,” the testifying “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride” and the explosive testimony of “Ramblin,’” to name but a few.

National Geographic LiveKeith Ladzinski – Force of Nature, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 9: From the towering mountains of the Himalaya to the slot canyons and stone arches of the desert, Earth is shaped by the raw power of Mother Nature. Capturing this might and majesty takes a special skill set — and a willingness to sign up for the seemingly impossible. Ladzinski, adventure photographer and filmmaker, is renowned for his ability to get the shot in some of the world’s most inaccessible and inhospitable environments. Whether chasing storms, getting up close and personal with wildlife, or documenting extreme feats of adventure, his fearless spirit leads him to the farthest reaches of all seven continents.

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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, American Pianistic Treasures, 8 p.m. Friday, March 24: Jeffrey Siegel returns with his spellbinding performances of iconic piano masterpieces featuring the rarely heard solo piano version Gershwin made of his ever popular “Rhapsody in Blue,” the “Maple Leaf Rag” of Scott Joplin and music of Leonard Bernstein.

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Voctave, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25: This cappella sensation brings spirited vocals to the stage having had more than 150 million social media views of videos. The group’s latest album, “The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition,” reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts and the previous album, “The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2,” debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences.

National Geographic LiveRae Wynn-Grant – The Secret Life of Bears, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30: Wynn-Grant has dedicated her life to ecological research and conservation. As a scientist with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, she works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears. But when the wild lands of their habitat are crisscrossed by roads, fences and ranches, how can bears and humans coexist peacefully? Dr. Wynn-Grant intends to find the answer. Join this committed carnivore ecologist for a fascinating look inside the secret lives of bears and a report from the front lines of the mission to help humans and carnivores coexist peacefully.

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Ladies Night 2023 with Sheena Easton & Taylor Dayne, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 30: Between them, this dynamic duo has garnered nine Grammy Award nominations, two Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award, six Platinum albums, five Gold albums, 39 Billboard top 20 singles and 11 Billboard No. 1 singles.

Dayne is an American pop icon with a career spanning three decades. Her debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turned her into an overnight international star in 1987. She followed the smash hit with 17 Top 20 singles over the course of her career, including No. 1 hits “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll Always Love You.” Dayne has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide.

Easton, whose recording career has spanned four decades and includes Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia, has sold more than 20 million records worldwide. She has received two Grammys, and was the first — and still only — artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. Her hits range from “Morning Train: 9 to 5” to the James Bond movie title song “For Your Eyes Only.”

National Geographic Live, David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes – Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11: Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. Doubiletis a legend in underwater photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National Geographic. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of their behind-the-camera adventures.

Individual tickets are on sale now at the box office at (916) 608-6888 or online at HarrisCenter.net. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour before showtime, 10 College Parkway in Folsom.

Adam Frick
Author: Adam Frick