Strings of Passion is an unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, and Brazilian Samba that raises the standards of live performance to a fresh new level of originality. As composer, guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise says the show’s ambition is “to take people on a musical journey.” That journey is coming to the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix and Eight hopes to see you there with these excellent seats.
BeniseSunday, September 20, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. at Orpheum Theater
Wild Kratts - LIVE!
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. Join Eight for this evening of family fun!
Wild Kratts - LIVE!Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. at Comerica Theater
Viewers Like You Festival
Taste the savory selections at Eight’s Viewers Like You Festival at Trilogy at Vistancia. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations by PBS personalities and local chefs, including Barbara Pool Fenzl, cookbook author and host of Savor the Southwest, and Robert McGrath, host of Check, Please! Arizona! Attend a talk with Eight’s public affairs hosts Ted Simons, managing editor and host of Arizona Horizon, and José Cárdenas, host of Horizonte, and indulge in a literary journey with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos, host of Books & Co. Fans of Eight’s British programming can sip tea with a British troupe and take pics next to life-sized icons of their favorite Downton Abbey characters. Relish food, beer and wine samplings from local valley restaurants and audition for the next season of Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona. There’s truly something for every PBS fan! VIP ticket upgrade includes entry to the festival one hour early.
Viewers Like You FestivalSunday, November 1, 2015 – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Trilogy at Vistancia
The Best of Travel in Europe with Rick Steves
Rick Steves, public television host and author of over 50 guidebooks including the travel skills handbook, Europe Through the Back Door, shares lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of travel. His entertaining, information-packed 2 hour slideshow lecture will teach you all the latest on stretching your travel dollar, avoiding crowds, packing smart, and eating and sleeping well. When he’s ripped off on the road, he celebrates, happy to go home and teach his traveling students about the latest scam. Learn from his mistakes rather than your own. After spending a third of his adult life living out of a rucksack in Europe, Rick knows exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and dollar of your next adventure! Join Eight for this exclusive seminar and learn from the best on European travel!
The Best of Travel in Europe with Rick StevesSunday, November 29, 2015 – 2:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
Andrea Bocelli, considered one of the most beloved and acclaimed tenors in the world, is returning to the Valley this winter. He has performed his breathtaking music for four U.S. presidents and two popes, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. This charismatic classical and pop music singer has sold out concerts around the world, so pledge now and join Eight with some amazing seats to see this Italian operatic tenor in person!
Andrea BocelliWednesday, December 2, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. at US Airways Center
Mannheim Steamroller, celebrating 30 years of Christmas musical magic and 40 years of Fresh Aire is coming to the Valley this December. Having sold over 40 million albums, they are ranked among the top 50 best selling artists of the last two decades. Their music styling, dubbed “18th Century Classical Rock,” is largely credited with establishing the genre of New Age Music. Come and see this amazing show and join the ranks of millions of fans worldwide.
Mannheim SteamrollerSunday, December 6, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back! Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day. Experience an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing carries the energy and the spectacle of Riverdance. Join Eight now for a spectacular night!
RiverdanceTuesday, January 12, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
Doo Wop and Rock 'n' Roll
If you love the classics then you’ll want to join Eight with amazing seats to this Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll concert! This amazing show will feature Gene Chandler with “Duke Of Earl” and “Groovy Situation”; Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles, with “Soldier Boy” and “Mama Said”; Diamond Dave Somerville, original lead singer of The Diamonds with “Little Darlin’” and “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”; Lenny Welch with “Since I Fell For You” and “Ebb Tide” and John Claude Gummoe’s The Cascades with “Rhythm of The Rain.” Special guest, Arizona’s own, Yesterday Once More will be opening! This concert will take you back while these great seats let you enjoy from the perfect vantage point!
Doo Wop and Rock 'n' RollFriday, February 12, 2016 – 8:00 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
Get ready to hear The Tenors like you’ve never heard them before. On their new album, Under One Sky, the multi-platinum Juno-award winning foursome co-wrote eight tunes, showing facets of themselves they’ve longed to share with their millions of fans. Eight has amazing seats to the show and looks forward to enjoying this concert with you!
The TenorsThursday, February 18, 2016 – 8:00 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
Peter & Paul
Legendary folk singers Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey celebrate the music of Peter, Paul and Mary! Ours will be one of just a few concerts Peter and Noel Paul will be performing this year. Known for such classics as "If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "Puff, The Magic Dragon", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", and "Blowin' in the Wind" Peter and Noel Paul carry on the proud folk tradition. Share the evening -- come sing these songs and more with us!
Peter & PaulThursday, March 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center
Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $30,000,000 for charities across the globe. Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Oprah. Ethan's THE POWER OF MUSIC concert is filled with exhilarating music, Ethan’s entertaining sense of humor, and lots of surprises. A must see for the whole family!
Ethan BortnickTuesday, May 3, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. at Mesa Arts Center – Piper Theater
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