Our Mainstage Series brings you some of the best artists in music, dance, and theater from around the globe. Each season showcases a variety of acts from diverse genres. Musical offerings have included everything from bluegrass to big band, Celtic, string ensembles, jazz, and soul. World-class performers from Broadway and beyond have brought everything from show tunes to ballet to our Mainstage audiences.
San Jose Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences since 1973 with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the taiko. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, San Jose Taiko performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music. With invigorating drums and colorful costumes, this show will have the whole family raving. “A superb, blood-racing exhibition of taiko drumming” -San Francisco Chronicle
Tons O’ Fun features former REO Speedwagon frontliner Terry Luttrell in this band that thrives on hot horn-driven rhythm and blues. The musicians bring their signature “horn band” sound to venues large and small throughout the Midwest and beyond. This band has the chops, energy and enthusiasm to truly earn its name Tons O’ Fun!
Three-time Grammy nominees Dailey & Vincent are young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country and gospel performances. The pair has received numerous awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and have planted their own flag deeply and permanently into the soul of American music.With an instinctive, powerful vocal blend, the duo is expected to orchestrate an entertaining, foot-stomping good time! “Immaculate harmonies, expert musicianship and more than a touch of nostalgia.” Great American Country
The Sleeping Beauty is often considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet. Soaring leaps, daring lifts and elegant movements are imbedded in this beloved fairy tale that appeals to adults and children alike. Come enjoy this classical production that dates back to the 1800s!
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The six members of Street Corner Symphony came to international notoriety in 2010 when they became runners up on NBC’s The Sing-Off. The a cappella group hails from Nashville, TN and wooed millions of NBC primetime viewers after demonstrating their unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style of a cappella. With two performances in one day, you may just decide to enjoy the rhythms and harmonies twice!
The mask theatre troupe MUMMENSCHANZ impresses audiences of all generations with its unique, inaudible art form that transcends language and culture. Originating from Paris, MUMMENSCHANZ performers create fantastical characters and witty scenarios using masks, shadow and light. Patrons young and old will witness weird creatures and colorful forms compete to enchant them in a show fit for the whole family! “Witty madness…dazzling and delightful.” New York Times
Rhythmic guitarist Michael Kelsey makes use of technology, improvisation, audience interaction and even objects in the room to create a musical experience for all the senses! His show has been called the “Cirque Du Soleil on acoustic guitar,” and he easily captivates audiences with his soulful voice and exceptional musical skill. “A fearless experimenter…part performance artist and part virtuoso musician.” Nuvo Magazine