Tickets: $70, $65, $60 & $45
Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his GRAMMY Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.
Frampton notes, “This is a first for me and I’m very excited about doing a whole show acoustically I couldn’t do it without the help of, my writing partner of fifteen years, Gordon Kennedy who will be joining me for these shows. I see this show being me performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including 2 or 3 acoustic solo acoustic pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.Buy Tickets
MONDAYS THIS FALL:
October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16 & 23
Beginner Class – 5:30 PM
Advanced Class – 6:30 PM
$35 per person for the 6-class course
Instruction on the Luhrs Center Stage
Frank Hancock, Instructor
Ballroom dancing continues to be everywhere in the local media, with popular television shows like ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now you can learn some of the same dance moves that you see taking place on television! Seasoned dance instructor, Frank Hancock will have you learning moves like the Swing and Foxtrot in the inspirational setting of the Luhrs Center stage!
This is a great opportunity to learn the basics as a beginner or brush up your skills if you’ve already had lessons. Beginners will learn the Tango, Cha Cha, Swing and Foxtrot, while the more seasoned Advanced class will learn the Mambo, Two-Step, Waltz and Rumba. Both singles and couples are welcome.
Advanced registration is requested. Register online at Luhrscenter.com or call the Box Office at 717.477.SHOW.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $75, $69, $65 & $59
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records. Some of their hits include "Keep On Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Take It On The Run," "Time For Me To Fly," and many more. The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty–plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences worldwide.www.reospeedwagon.com Buy Tickets
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 - 8 PM
Tickets: $59, $55, $49 & $44
Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night.
Three Dog Night’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity.
Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs.
Three Dog Night maintain an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 70 dates a year. Their well-loved hits, plus some amazing new songs, are performed for audiences spanning generations by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, as well as original band member and guitarist Michael Allsup. Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) complete the lineup.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $79, $75, $69 & $59
“Paul Anka is the quintessential performer-entertainer, a master of presentation.”
Joe Delaney, The Las Vegas Sun, USA
Paul Anka didn’t waste time getting his life in music started. From an early age he sang in a choir, studied piano and honed his writing skills with journalism courses. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. Soon after, he won a trip to New York where his dream to make it as a singer/ composer was solidified.
In 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa of ABC-Paramount Records, playing him a batch of songs that included “Diana”. Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of “Diana”, his first number one hit, made him a star at the young age of 15.
Soon after, Paul found himself traveling by bus with the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with the top names of the day. Anka was the youngest entertainer to ever perform at the Copa Cabana. And the hits continued to come with “Lonely Boy,” “It’s Time to Cry,” “Put Your Head on my Shoulders,” and many more.
Anka, confident in his talent as a writer, went on to write for Buddy Holly and Connie Francis. And becoming a mascot and a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack also had its privileges. By the ‘70s, the success of “My Way” and a string of hits like “(You’re) Having My Baby” confirmed his status as an icon of popular music and led to a decades-long career as an entertainer, actor, and songwriter.Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8 PM
Tickets: $65, $59, $54 & $49
Bill Engvall is a GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Bill also recently lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a GRAMMY nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.
Tickets: $75, $69, $65 & $59
The six talented men comprising Styx draw from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.Buy Tickets
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Tickets: $55, $50 & $45
The Canadian multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group, The Tenors, recently released their fourth studio album, Under One Sky on Decca/Universal Music Classics. The quartet with multiple #1 Billboard Classical Crossover albums under its belt “have talent to burn” and “killer singing voices” raves The Toronto Star and “pitch perfect harmonies” says Examiner.com. The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful, spanning powerful anthems, classic covers and original songs penned/co-penned by The Tenors themselves.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $95, $89, $79 & $69
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present "Home For Christmas" – The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home For Christmas, including holiday favorites “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Silent Night.” Celtic Woman and "Home For Christmas" – The Symphony Tour, will promise an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.Buy Tickets
Tickets: All seats $15
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aides, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.
This program is one hour in length and is appropriate for audiences in grades K - 5
Please note, all children and infants, regardless of age, must have a ticket.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $70, $65, $60 & $55 SOLD OUT
The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! GRAMMY Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!Buy Tickets
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 & $20
In 1981, something special happened – a musical renaissance took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Under the baton of conductor Robert Bernat, the River City Brass took to the Carnegie Music Hall stage for its inaugural concert on November 21. It was an evening of musical excellence and determination – determination to bring about the revival of the grass-roots tradition of the American brass band.
Since that time, the 28 member River City Brass (RCB) has been fulfilling their mission to entertain, educate and engage citizens locally, nationally and internationally in the American musical culture. Locally, RCB’s annual tradition is to present 51 regional concerts and to maintain an acclaimed youth band and Saturday Music Program.
RCB also tours every several years and has produced 15 commercial recordings, the latest of which are River City Brass 30 Years and Christmas Brasstacular.
Over its history, RCB has had three maestros. The astute selection of Dr. James Gourlay three years ago was a watershed moment for American brass band music. James, a Scotland native, is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest brass band conductors.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $65, $60, $55 & $50
One of country music’s most praised traditional country artists, Joe Nichols is a 4x GRAMMY nominee, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his #1 debut single “The Impossible.” Nichols has six #1 and eight Top 10 singles to his credit including chart-toppers like “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl.” He’s also earned multiple RIAA platinum and gold certifications for his hit albums and singles.
Nichols recently earned his sixth career #1 with his smash “Yeah,” from his critically acclaimed album, Crickets, the follow-up to his #1 single “Sunny And 75.” Both singles are now certified gold. “Hard To Be Cool” is the third single to be released and debuted as the #2 most added country song in the U.S. with 48 first week monitored stations.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 & $25
Drew Thomas, the masterful illusionist, powerful entertainer and passionate storyteller was hand-picked by David Copperfield’s manager to be the successor to Copperfield at large theatrical venues. He was propelled to stardom when America voted him into the finals of America’s Got Talent, where over 100 million viewers worldwide experienced the full-throttle entertainment of Drew Thomas Magic.
Imagine the grittiness of Stomp and the creativity of Blue Man Group combined with the most unique approach to magic in 50 years! That’s “Materialize!” - Drew’s brand new Broadway and Vegas-calibre, edgy, hip, sexy production backed by a heart-pounding soundtrack.
This fantastic all-out theatrical show is heralded as one of the most innovative, authentic and magical productions in the industry. Once the stage is set, all of the magic evolves from the objects on stage. No smoke, no mirrors, no fancy boxes, no magic cliches…just hard hitting original illusions, hilarious comedy and Drew’s 3 “Sensational Angels” creating indescribable magic.Buy Tickets
H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8 PM
Tickets: All Seats $20* (Shippensburg University Students FREE with ID)
Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author, and philanthropist. Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. As of March 2013, he joined the USA Network spy drama Covert Affairs. Harper is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. He is founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs.
Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Dillard University and Howard University.
Other H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program events*:
4:45 PM – VIP Reception in the Luhrs Center, $80 (Includes dinner and lecture).
6 PM – Dinner in the Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall, $55 (Includes lecture).
9 PM Book signing following the lecture.
*For more information about the VIP reception and dinner, call (717) 477-1123 x3702. To order tickets for the lecture only, call 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at Luhrscenter.com.Buy Tickets