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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

  • Friday Jan 25 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Reserved Seating

    $49.95
    $39.95
    $29.95

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band's original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music's rich legacy.

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie film Swingers, a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. The band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows, including The Wild, Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal, and So You Think You Can Dance. They have appeared live on Dancing With The Stars, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a remarkable seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many of the country's most distinguished symphony orchestras, and has performed for three U.S. Presidents.

    After 25 years, 11 records, over 2800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • Sunday Jan 27 Doors open 3:00PM Show starts 4:00PM
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    $30 Adults
    $25 Seniors
    $15 Students

    Dave Bennett Quartet: Whole Lotta Shakin': Swing to Rock

    Dave Bennett returns to Elkhart with his quartet to present a musical history of rock music. An annual favorite at the Elkhart Jazz Festival, The Dave Bennett Quartet enthralls audiences with toe-tapping swing, moody blues, and emotional ballads, all performed with deft touch, virtuosity, and style. Audiences will hear the influences of Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Jerry Lee Lewis, even Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel in this group's music.

  • Sunday Jan 27 Doors open 3:00PM Show starts 4:00PM
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    $75 Adults
    $60 Seniors
    $30 Students

    Elkhart County Symphony 2018-19 Season Package

    Featuring:

    • Tricks & Treats (10/21)

    • Dave Bennett Quartet: Whole Lotta Shakin': Swing to Rock (1/27)

    • American Road Trip (5/18)

  • Wednesday Jan 30 Doors open 10:00AM Show starts 11:00AM
    General Admission

    FREE

    Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring Celia Weiss - January

    Celia Weiss is one of few musical artists who hold the enviable record of having served as a soloist on two different musical instruments. A pianist and organist well known to local audiences, the artist has appeared on numerous occasions with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the IUSB Philharmonic, the Manchester University Symphony Orchestra, and in recitals throughout the area.

    Mrs. Weiss is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at IUSB for the Raclin School of the Arts where she teaches organ. She is a past recipient of the IUSB Merit Status and Outstanding Alumni Awards.

    She holds a B.M.E from Manchester College and a M.M. in Piano from Indiana University. An educator as well as a performer, she has taught music in the Elkhart and Goshen Community Schools and piano at Goshen College. Since 1975 she has held the position of Director of Music and Organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart. She is a frequent accompanist for the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, and performs several piano and organ concerts for the Lerner Theatre’s “Lunchtime Live!” each year.

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Patron bags exceeding 14” x 14” x 6" are not permitted. All bags subject to search at discretion of management or security personnel. Exceptions are made for medical equipment or diaper bags for customers with small children. Guests with prohibited items will be turned away from the entrances to return items to their vehicles or to dispose of them.