2017-18 TenPints New Music Series

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In cooperation with TenPints Entertainment, Soka Performing Arts Center is presenting up-and-coming, local and touring musicians and bands to encourage the creation and discovery of new music in contemporary genres like rock, folk, hip hop, and pop. In this intimate, club-like space there is a dance floor for when the music moves you. Artists will be announced at a later date, join the mailing list to be the first to know!

Tickets: $20 ($16 student/senior/military) – General Admission
Package: 4 TenPints New Music Performances
Package Price: $60 ($48 student/senior/military)
Package Savings: $16-20 (25%)
Location/Configuration: Black Box Theatre/Standing

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John Welsh Band - Latin Reggae
Friday, October 20, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
With a sound that blends high energy Latin, West African, reggae, and folk rock rhythms, the John Welsh Band gets crowds moving. The Canadian band, influenced by Central American and Nigerian cultures and singing in both English and Spanish, performs “infectious toe-tapping songs that puts one in mind of sunny beaches and happy times” (CBC Vancouver). Opening artist Giuliana’s acoustic sound is inspired by her Mexican-American experience and multicultural environment.

G Yamazawa - Spoken Word
Friday, November 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.
G Yamazawa is widely considered one of the top spoken word artists in the country. He is a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and participated in the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Opening act, Krista Marina, is an alternative-pop singer/songwriter whose music displays jazz, blues, and folk influences.

The Stone Foxes - Rock
Friday, February 2, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
It’s impossible not to feel the dynamic passion of The Stone Foxes and their foot-stomping rock ‘n roll sound. They’ve played in front of thousands at festivals like Outside Lands and Voodoo Fest, they’ve headlined the legendary Fillmore Theater in their hometown of San Francisco and they have supported acts like The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, and ZZ Top.

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds - Indie Folk
Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
Joined by the Glorious Birds — Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) — Dana Louise brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk.

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Current Package Holder Renewals begin on May 9.

Current series package holder renewals will begin on May 9, 2017 using our online renewal system. Current package holders will receive a special renewal email notice with instructions and a link to renew their current seats. Current package holder seats will be held for renewal until June 6, 2017. After that date, seats that are not renewed will be released for general sale. Renewal Instructions

Online Package Sales for new package subscribers will begin on June 13.

New series package requests will begin on June 13, 2017. An email notice will be sent out to all Soka Performing Arts Center patrons just prior to that date.

Package Sales end the day of the first performance in the series. At that time you may Create Your Own Series with these and other events.

Single-Event Tickets go on sale July 11.

Tickets for individual events (Single-Event Tickets) will go on sale July 11, 2017. At that time, you may purchase any or all of the individual performances.

PLEASE NOTE: Artists, programs, dates and times subject to change.