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August 2016

Inga Swearingen – “Let Me Call This Home” Album Release Concert

August 27 @ 7:30 pm
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Presented by Inga Swearingen

Tickets: $25 (Includes CD)

Inga Swearingen is a local SLO treasure whose career has taken her all over the world. She is the winner of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Shure Vocal Competition, tours across the United States and overseas, and appears as a regular guest on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” hosted by Garrison Keillor. Yet, with the success of her career and the travels it has taken her, Swearingen has always known her home – whether it’s people or a place she loves. Her highly anticipated fourth album, Let Me Call This Home speaks of the yin and yang pull of home, having a longing for it, and wanting to leave it to ultimately come home again.

“Sometimes home is a place, other times it’s a person. You can long for it, or want to leave it. And songs can take you home or take you far away,” says Swearingen. “There is a constant to my sense of home, and it’s also ever changing. I love the people I love, and no matter where I am, I carry them with me and I am home. But I also must leave to be able to come back. The songs on this album express this pull and yearning.”

Swearingen brings the debut of Let Me Call This Home to the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande on Saturday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m. (there is no opening act for this concert). Afterward, Inga will sign CD’s at a reception in the lobby.


More on the Album:

Swearingen compares the building of this album to building a house. Pouring a good foundation musically translates into putting down solid grooves on which the songs are built. The album easily interchanges time signatures and feels, giving the arrangements sophistication and intrigue, but always serving the mood and message of the song. Continuing the analogy, walls are then built with rich harmony that is sometimes complex and dissonant and other times simple and nostalgic. These song structures support well-crafted melodies that are the roofs over houses where loved ones gather and experience the many facets of life. It all comes together to create a space that invites you to kick off your shoes and stay awhile in this house of jazz, folk and blues.

The fullness of the album, six original tracks, is the collaboration between Swearingen and Jeff Miley, an imaginative, provocative LA based guitarist who co-wrote, produced and mixed much of the album. Tracks Edge of Town and Wood and Steel uncover the paradox of being away from home to really appreciate it. Swearingen’s own Find My Way Home is a melodic testament to taking what life gives her and handling it beautifully. The song is enhanced with Inga’s signature scatting and the beautiful backing vocals of Moira Smiley. The album mixes in the compelling renditions of 80’s pop hits Message in a Bottle by The Police and This City Never Sleeps by the Eurythmics, connecting the listener to the shared experience of isolation. Ray Charles’ I Don’t Need No Doctor delights with a front-porch blues romp featuring the brilliant harmonica playing of multiple Grammy-Award Winner Howard Levy. The last track Short Trip Home with music by Edgar Meyer and lyrics by Swearingen speaks to home by simply closing ones eyes to be with that person that is one’s own solace. Altogether, the album is about love, longing and finding your way home.

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September 2016

America’s Diamond

September 10 @ 7:30 pm
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Presented by DHS Entertainment

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $46, Silver Seating: $36, Bronze Boxes: $29

Holding box office records worldwide, Neil has also won the Grammy, Golden Globe, and American Music Awards and has been inducted into both the Songwriters and Rock’n’Roll Halls of Fame. Clients and critics call Jay White one of the world’s most convincing recreations. Energizing stages with a touch of class and a dash of Rock-n-Roll. Jay continues the musical legacy in 5 countries and over 9000 unforgettable shows.

About Jay White:
For over 25 years Jay White has continued to stretch his singing and acting talents, while reflecting the stage persona of one of the world’s best loved musical icons. Validation came from Hollywood Director, Ron Howard, who in 2008 cast Jay to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award nominated film “Frost/Nixon”. In 2011 Jay was also cast as the lead in a new musical drama film entitled “Beautiful Noise” and in 2002, began his 8 years as a Las Vegas showroom headliner at the Riviera, sparking national interest and recognition. Leeza Gibbons of “Entertainment Tonight” wrote: “He’s uncanny and truly amazing!,” while Jay Leno said, “you do a great job.” White is also honored to have performed for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, introduced actress Starletta Dupois at the Miss Universe Pageant, received a 2003 “Outstanding Performance” award and has appeared with Bob Hope for the American Legion.

In 1996 and again in 2002 White met Diamond before his Vegas MGM appearances, where Neil told Jay to; “keep up the good work” and autographed a photo of the two signing; “Jay, keep singing, so I can stay home and relax, your friend in music”. From passionate crowds rushing the stage at corporate events, to 1500 enthusiastic alumni at Princeton University, to the cheers of some 18,000 screaming fans in several 2 hour Salt Lake City performances, White is grateful that his years of hard work and dedication are still so convincing and so appreciated.


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The Lovin’ Spoonful

September 17 @ 8:00 pm
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Presented by The Clark Center Association
Sponsored by Frank & Betsey Kelton

Reserved Seating: Platinum-$65 Gold-$52 Silver-$47 Bronze-$40

Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*
(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)


Rock icons The Lovin’ Spoonful burst onto the 60’s music scene to become one of the most revered groups in music history. They combined the best of folk music and rock and roll, with a touch of country thrown in. They gave us such hits as “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” “You Didn’t Have to be So Nice,” “Nashville Cats” and the anthem for a hot July evening, “Summer in the City.” In 2006, the band was inducted into the Hall Of Fame. The current line-up, including two of the original members and one who joined the band just 2 years after they formed, continue to tour, reaching out to a whole new audience as well as those who have loved their brand of Good Times music over the years.


*multiple show discounts must be purchased in one single order

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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What’s in a Name?

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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October 2016

What’s in a Name?

October 1 @ 3:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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What’s in a Name?

October 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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What’s in a Name?

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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What’s in a Name?

October 8 @ 3:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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What’s in a Nmae?

October 9 @ 3:00 pm
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Presented by The Central Coast Follies

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $32, Silver Seating: $24, Bronze Boxes: $21

The Central Coast Follies was born in 2003, inspired by Emily McGinn and a group of community-minded, compassionate and energetic vintage dancers who wanted to perform. Their teacher/choreographer, Jason Sumabat, suggested a benefit performance for a worthy cause that would help many people. Member Dixie Parker suggested the group adopt Parkinson’s Disease research, having learned that not only was this an underfunded area but also that many of the founding Follies dancers had family members or close friends afflicted with this dread disease. Operating under the umbrella of the Central Coast Parkinson Support Group – and with the collaboration of the Parkinson Support Group of Santa Maria – the Follies teamed with the national Parkinson Alliance, insuring that a significant portion of the group’s donation would be directed toward research.

TO DATE, THE CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES HAS DONATED $323,500 TO THE PARKINSON ALLIANCE IN AN EFFORT TO FUND PROMISING RESEARCH INTO BETTER MODALITIES FOR TREATING PARKINSON’S DISEASE AS WELL AS SEARCHING FOR A CURE.


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Bette and Her Divine Divas!

October 15 @ 7:30 pm
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Presented by DHS Entertainment

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $46, Silver Seating: $36, Bronze Boxes: $29

Sherie Rae Parker is back! In her incomparable tribute to Bette Midler, Sherie has performed on TV, radio and movies. Direct from Legends in Concert, the longest running show in Las Vegas, and Stars in Concert in Berlin, Sherie joins her talented Divas for an unforgettable evening.

Joining Bette onstage is Roz Thomas as the legendary Diana Ross and Katy Setterfield as the iconic Dusty Springfield. Together, Bette and Her Divine Divas will create a magical night of music that will bring back memories and make you want to sing along and dance in the aisles.

You’ll enjoy unforgettable hits like, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”…”Baby Love”…”You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”…”Son of a Preacher Man”…”Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”…”The Rose.”

Where can you see Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross and Bette Midler on one stage? Only at Bette & Her Divine Divas.


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Mixed Bag of NUTS!

October 29 @ 8:00 pm
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Presented by The Clark Center Association
Sponsored by Sempra Utilities: SoCal Gas

Reserved Seating: Gold-$42 Silver-$35 Bronze-$30

Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*
(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)


You wanted more stand-up comedy, you got it! A Mixed Bag of Nuts is a melting pot of comedy! Four comedians from different walks of life come together for one thing: TO MAKE YOU LAUGH! You’ve seen Barry Neil on MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Debbie Praver has been featured on Desperate Housewives. Richard Villa has been on Mun2’s Loco Comedy Jam and HBO Latino and Sam Ridley III is “East Coast flavor on the West Coast Scene.” If you love Best of SF Comedy, you’ll love A Mixed Bag of NUTS!!


*multiple show discounts must be purchased in one single order

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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November 2016

The Bird Dogs present: The Everly Brothers Experience

November 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Presented by The Clark Center Association
Sponsored by Rainbow Ventures Property Management & Home Inspection

Reserved Seating: Gold-$48 Silver-$44 Bronze-$39

Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*
(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)


The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, the Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock n Roll. With countless hits and classics, the Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and continue to influence artists around the world.


*multiple show discounts must be purchased in one single order

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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Stunt Dog Experience

November 19 @ 3:00 pm
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Presented by The Clark Center Association
Sponsored by Peg Miller Enterprises

Reserved Seating: Gold-$35 Silver-$28 Bronze-$20

Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*
(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)


This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. The experience has amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, athletic feats, and is the most entertaining show of its kind! All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and educate on the importance
of spay and neutering.


*multiple show discounts must be purchased in one single order

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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Stunt Dog Experience

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
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Presented by The Clark Center Association
Sponsored by Peg Miller Enterprises

Reserved Seating: Gold-$35 Silver-$28 Bronze-$20

Qualifies for Multiple Season Show Discount*
(3-5 Shows = 5% off; 6-10 Shows = 10% off; 10+ Shows = 15% off; All Season Shows = 20% off)


This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. The experience has amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, athletic feats, and is the most entertaining show of its kind! All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and educate on the importance
of spay and neutering.


*multiple show discounts must be purchased in one single order

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

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The Nutcracker

November 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Presented by Everybody Can DANCE & Santa Maria Civic Ballet

General Admission: Adult – $20, Children – $15

This production has action on a grand scale with the Mouse King and Nutcracker-come-to-life, swords crossed, battling each other and armies of mischievous mice and toy soldiers. The nostalgic party scene is filled with rambunctious children and merrymaking adults — 60 in all. The Snow Scene features 31 swirling, glittering Snowflakes that lead Clara and the Nutcracker Prince to a magical kingdom of dancing Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Spanish Chocolate and Gingerbread. Children ages three and up are invited to attend and meet the characters after the show.


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The Nutcracker

November 27 @ 3:00 pm
R1-07310-0022-2

Presented by Everybody Can DANCE & Santa Maria Civic Ballet

General Admission: Adult – $20, Children – $15

This production has action on a grand scale with the Mouse King and Nutcracker-come-to-life, swords crossed, battling each other and armies of mischievous mice and toy soldiers. The nostalgic party scene is filled with rambunctious children and merrymaking adults — 60 in all. The Snow Scene features 31 swirling, glittering Snowflakes that lead Clara and the Nutcracker Prince to a magical kingdom of dancing Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Spanish Chocolate and Gingerbread. Children ages three and up are invited to attend and meet the characters after the show.


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December 2016

An Irish Christmas

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
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AS SEEN ON PBS!

Presented by Kerry Irish Productions Inc.

Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $48, Silver Seating: $40, Bronze Boxes: $36

“…The capacity crowd nearly brought the house down at the end of the evening.” – The Irish Herald

An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table –joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration, of life through music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of magic!

Dancers dance through the generations over brooms, on half doors, around butter churns, into the world of mythology and out again. Songs spinning out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, and bodhráns are just the beginning of this great Irish night!

You can be sure of a rip-roaring celebration of Christmas from the heart of glorious Ireland with a superb team of Irish traditional musicians, dancers from the Kerry Dance Troupe lead by Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance), and the Kerry Irish Productions voice squad.

We will journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great tradition of butter making,chase the wren on St. Stephen’s day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night. Irish folk theatre at its best!

So come and refresh your spirit, dust off the cares of the world and dance home with a smile in your heart as this joyful night brings you to a wonderful Ireland that echoes so forcefully in millions of hearts throughout the world. You can be certain of a GREAT IRISH WELCOME!


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