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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.

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  • Saturday Sep 09 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Buddy Guy

    At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

    These many years later, Buddy Guy is a genuine American treasure and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. He keeps looking to the future of the blues through his ongoing work with his 16-year-old protégé, Quinn Sullivan.

    “I worry a lot about the legacy of Muddy, Wolf, and all the guys who created this stuff,” he says. “I want people to remember them. It's like the Ford car—Henry Ford invented the Ford car, and regardless how much technology they got on them now, you still have that little sign that says ‘Ford’ on the front.

    “One of the last things Muddy Waters told me—when I found out how ill he was, I gave him a call and said, ‘I'm on my way to your house.’ And he said, ‘Don't come out here, I'm doing all right. Just keep the damn blues alive.’ They all told me that if they left here before I did, then everything was going to be on my shoulders. So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive.”

    Opening for Buddy is Quinn Sullivan. Quinn has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. He’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi and Joe Bonamassa, and he opened for B.B. King, who later invited him to play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, traveled overseas, and played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Jimi’s original bassist Billy Cox.  He’s also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show. Yes, Sullivan has packed some extraordinary experience into his decade-long career, and that’s even more remarkable when you consider that he’s only 17. His age and enduring relationship with Buddy Guy is certainly notable, but so too is his total dedication to his craft.

  • Thursday Sep 14 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    Decades Rewind

    Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life!

  • Saturday Sep 16 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $30 Adults
    $25 Seniors
    $15 Sudents

    Elkhart County Symphony: The Power of Brass

    Artisans in Brass, a brass quintet performing together since 2002 will join the Elkhart Symphony for an evening filled with a variety of music, classics and contemporary music spanning five centuries. Members of the group are Richard Nichols (horn), J. Fred Powell (trumpet), George Dougherty, IV (trumpet), Dave Brown (bass trombone), Corey Dawson (tuba)

  • Saturday Sep 16 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $100 Adults
    $80 Seniors
    $30 Students

    Elkhart County Symphony 2017-18 Season Package

    Highlighting talented musicians with Elkhart County connections, join the Orchestra as we celebrate our 70th season! Featuring:

    • The Power of Brass (9/16)
    • Ring In the Holiday (12/16)
    • Marimba Magic (2/11)
    • The Symphony Meets the Beat-Box (4/14).

  • Sunday Sep 17 Doors open 1:30PM Show starts 2:30PM
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    $25 Adults
    $20 Seniors
    $15 Students

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    Purdue Varsity Glee Club

    The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation is excited to once again be bringing the world-famous Purdue Varsity Glee Club to The Lerner Theater on September, 17. This is the major fund-raiser of the Foundation, so that scholarships can be awarded to students from Elkhart and LaGrange Counties who are attending Purdue University, with most recently over $23,000 being awarded to qualified students. Recent Elkhart county graduates of Goshen High School (Joel Byler) and Fairfield (Austin Erb) are current members and featured soloists of the Glee Club. A dynamic program of music of all types will be presented, but audiences are continually amazed that Purdue does not have a School of Music - Glee Club members major in all types of challenging academics including engineering, pharmacy, education, agriculture, business, etc. Joining the Glee Club on stage this year will be the award-winning mixed concert choir from Northridge High School - Lyric Lights. This will be an afternoon you won't want to miss.

  • Saturday Sep 23 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $15 Adults
    $10 Children 12 and Under

    Zach DuBois - Album Release Show

    Flâneur - a noun of French origin, defined as a gentleman philosopher who travels around observing life and his surroundings. Perhaps there is no better way to describe the past six years of Zach DuBois’ life - and, as he explains, it is the perfect title of his new collection of songs. “I first heard the word flâneur while watching an Anthony Bourdain show called The Layover. They were in Paris and he was talking to a bunch of people about the essence of flâneur. At the time, I was trying to come up with a name for the album, and after hearing it being described on the show, it just perfectly captured the soul of the project. All of these songs came from the last six years of my life, traveling around the US and parts of Europe, playing music for anyone who would listen to me.”

    It’s been quite an interesting journey for DuBois to arrive here. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, the Elkhart, IN native decided to put medical school on hold in pursuit of his passion for music. After recording two albums (Destination Unknown and Back Porch) and seeing his video for “Work Harder” get picked up by CMT in 2016, Zach DuBois shows off his growth as a songwriter and artist with his new release, Flâneur. DuBois co-produced the project with his frequent collaborator Eli Rhodes. In attempting to describe the sound of Flâneur, DuBois offers, “I guess I hope it lands somewhere between John Denver and John Mellencamp - between singer-songwriter and roots rock. That’s what I’m shooting for. We tried to make sure that the production enhances the lyrics and allows the message of the songs to ring true.”

    Joining Zach is Maybe April, a Country Americana trio made up of Katy DuBois, Kristen Castro, and Alaina Stacey. Hailing from Jonesboro, AR, Simi Valley, CA, and Chicago, IL, the three met in the summer of 2012 at a music industry camp in Nashville, TN and wrote a song that would later take them to Los Angeles to play at a GRAMMY week event, along with Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Allen Shamblin, Gavin DeGraw, J.D. Souther, Joy Williams from the Civil Wars, and many others. Since then, amongst hundreds of shows, the girls have opened for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz, and have played Pilgrimage Music Festival and IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Maybe April is recognized for their three-part harmonies, strength as instrumentalists, original songs, and shared roles as frontwomen, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound. Just like their harmonies, Alaina, Katy, and Kristen are a perfect fit. Their love for each other and their music continues to push them in their endeavors in Nashville, where they have been based since 2013.

  • Saturday Sep 23 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    $62.50
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    Bubblegum Pop Tour

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

  • Wednesday Sep 27 Doors open 10:00AM Show starts 11:00AM
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    FREE

    Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss - September

    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.

  • Friday Sep 29 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    Hotel California

    When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them, and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

    Today Hotel California continues to tour internationally, and their stage show has evolved into one of the most impressive and popular productions on the North American soft-seat and festival circuits. Featuring original members within their strongest lineup to date, the band is enjoying what they do today more than ever – and it sure sounds like it! It won’t take you long to hear why legions of Eagles fans come back to see them time after time, and the top venues & festivals have them back again and again. The easy-going warmth that comes from the band onstage exemplifies the Southern California sound of the 1970’s. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet! Close your eyes and you’re right back there…

    For any band to continually exceed such high expectations this deep into their career, and remain at the top of their field for as long as Hotel California have, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. That’s why when top talent buyers need the proven, absolute highest quality Eagles show in the world, they book the original Hotel California year after year. – Steve Birnstihl, CTA Tributes

    The members of Hotel California have also performed in many other touring bands, such as The Guess Who, April Wine, Glass Tiger, Coney Hatch, and Foot In Cold Water.

  • Saturday Sep 30 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Here Come the Mummies: The Friction Tour

    It's been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontanelle Dumblucke IV (1895-) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, "Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave." From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor Dumb Iucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, "banging out solid fly grooves, y'all."

    But their story was murky at best... What is clear is that these saucy specters resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Without so much as a hot bath, HCTM would open for P-Funk and AI Green, rock Super Bowl Village 2012, become regulars on The Bob and Tom Show and at massive festivals like Summerfest and Musikfest, and make themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North America. Maybe that's why the ladies (and some dudes) can't stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.

    2013 saw HCTM pool what remained of their dusty hearts, addled brains, and withered appendages to make Cryptic, their acclaimed sixth studio album. 2014 has been HCTM's most prolific year to date! Three of five scheduled 5-song EPs have been released so far: A La Mode, Pull it Off, and Shocker. An adapted version of Rejuvannihilation, a new full-length concert film, is airing across the US on Public Television's Front and Center.

    Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh's daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM's mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready, Here Come The Mummies.

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From:
2017-08-21
Until:
2017-09-21