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Experience a wide variety of entertainment at the Lerner! You can easily buy tickets online for any of our upcoming shows.
For more information, or to reserve wheelchair seating, please call the Box Office at (574) 293-4469 or (800) 294-8223
Saturday Jun 25 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PMBuy TicketsReserved Seating
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's "Treme," and has recently appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Conan."
Sunday Jun 26 Doors open 9:00AM Show starts 9:00AMBuy TicketsReserved Seating
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"Set Summer to Music" at the 29th annual Elkhart Jazz Festival, presented and inspired by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be the headline performer on Saturday, June 25, in the Lerner Theatre. The Joshua Redman Quartet will be featured on Friday night, and fan favorites returning this year include Dave Bennett, Joan Collaso, Rica Obsesion, Rebecca Kilgore, Ed Laub and many more.
Additional sponsors include INOVA Federal Credit Union, Gaska Tape, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Elkhart and Friends of The Lerner.
Tuesday Jun 28 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PMBuy TicketsReserved Seating
Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer GREGG ALLMAN is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the Allman Brothers Band, and a critically acclaimed solo talent. A natural artist gifted with a beautifully soulful and distinctive voice as well as brilliant keyboard and guitar expertise, Allman is a legendary performer who, more than 45 years down the road, still loves making music as much as ever.
At the start of his enduring career, Gregg Allman and his brother Duane put together a number of different groups, including their very first professional ones, The Allman Joys and The Hour Glass. Whatever the configuration, Gregg’s powerful lead vocals, emerging songwriting and keyboard prowess perfectly complemented Duane’s legendary guitar virtuosity. In 1969, their brotherhood made history with the formation of the massively influential act that both kick-started the entire genre of Southern Rock and defined an era of ‘70s rock ‘n roll with its freewheeling yet musically masterful sound, The Allman Brothers Band.
The band’s unique amalgam of rock, blues, country and even jazz flourishes expanded the boundaries of rock music and their signature, extended onstage jamming set new standards for live concert performance. In addition to his singing and playing, Gregg wrote many of their most memorable signature hits, including the classics “Whipping Post” and “Dreams” from their self-titled debut album, “Midnight Rider” and “Please Call Home” from their second LP, Idlewild South and “Melissa” from 1972’s Eat A Peach.
Obviously, there’s a major difference for Gregg between his solo endeavors and the Allman Brothers Band efforts. “There’s only one cook in the kitchen,” he says, “only one chef. I let the soloists do their thing – you’ve gotta let a man do a solo the way he wants – but as far as picking the tunes and working on the arrangements, I take full responsibility for it.”
Gregg Allman is a survivor; having weathered many tragedies in life–as well as the occasional pitfalls and detours of a full-tilt rock ‘n roll lifestyle–he’s continued to grow both personally and musically. Having searched for blissful simplicity in life as in art, Gregg Allman now lives peacefully in Georgia with his dogs, a home studio and several “cherry” Harley Davidson motorcycles. Simple as that.
- Pacific Coast Concerts
Wednesday Jun 29 Doors open 10:00AM Show starts 11:00AMGeneral Admission
Celia Weiss shares her talents as an organist, pianist and accompanist by both performing and teaching. She has been the organist for First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart since 1975, and is an adjunct professor with the Raclin School of Arts at IU South Bend. She performs regularly at The Lerner on the historic 1924 Kimball organ.