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Looking to attend a fun and exciting Slippery Rock University Performing Arts event? Here you can find out about ticket and policy information, learn about sponsoring an event or making a donation to the Performing Arts Series. View all of our upcoming performances and even past ones. Have any questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page to find out all the information you need. Contact us at any time!

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2017-18 Performing Art Series

nobuntu looking up towards sky smiling


Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 7:30pm, Smith Student Center Ballroom
This female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for their inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. Their breath-taking voices, organic dance and passionate performances celebrate the beauty and power of being an African woman. This show is general admission although subscribers choosing to add this event to their order will be in a reserved section in the front.

The Special Events Office is grateful for the fiscal support  from The President's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Frederick Douglass Institute, Office for Inclusive Excellence, Office for Global Engagement and Slippery Rock University Student Government for Nobuntu's visit to SRU.

Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Youth $16, SRU Student $8, add-on price for subscribers-$17


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shades of buble performing

Shades of Bublé 

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, 7:30 pm, University Union MPR
Performing a set list of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this world-class trio honors - but doesn't imitate - the sophistication, style and high-energy fun that Bublé himself brings to his concerts. Members of our very own SRU Jazz Ensemble will back up the vocalists.

SRU Jazz Ensemble members

Members of the SRU Jazz Ensemble performing with Shades of Bublè are:

Baylee Summerhill - bass - sophomore (Criminology)

Josh Bonnici- trumpet - senior (Music Education)

Kyle Strain - tenor saxophone/clarinet - senior (Music Performance and Biology)

Justin Vorp - drums - senior (Music Performance)

Jeanne Marie Stalteri - saxophone - senior (Music Education/Music Performance)

Wesley Woodward - trumpet - senior (Music Performance)

David Vevers - trombone - junior (Music Therapy)

(Not pictured) Jason Kush - director - Associate Professor of Music

Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, SRU Student $8, Family of Jazz Band $18


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The Legacy Motown  Revue with Sound Express

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, 7:30pm, University Union MPR
Four talented entertainers-backed by the Sound Express band-dance, sing and transport their audience back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire and The Temptations.  Directed by band leader Stan Stigall from Bill Pinckney's original Drifters, The Legacy entertains audiences with exciting choreography and impressive showmanship that showcases not only classic Motown sound but some contemporary soul music.

Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, SRU Student $8


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The Young Irelanders

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7:30pm, University Union MPR
These eight sensational performers have traditional Irish music, song and dance running through their veins. They have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, performed as soloists on PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono, and collaborated with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Sting (The Police).

Tickets: Adult $22, Senior $20, Youth $18, SRU Student $8


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