Opening Nights brings world-class performers to Tallahassee

Jul 31 2016
Apr 18 2017
Opening Nights Performing Arts Series & Festival
216 Westcott Bldg. 222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1350
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Opening Nights brings world-class performers to Tallahassee

The Opening Nights Performing Arts Series brings world-class performers to Tallahassee during the stellar 2016-2017 season.

Performances and events ahead for spring include:

Rosi Golan, Taj Express, Manual Cinema, the unveiling of A Movie You Haven't Seen, Some Beasts, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Wayne Shorter Quartet.

The fall and winter line-up brought those acclaimed acts to town: comedian Lily Tomlin, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris BottiWTF podcaster and old school standup comedian Marc Maron, acclaimed singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang and Twyla Tharp 50th anniversary dance tour.

Previously dubbed 7 Days of Opening Nights (February 1999), Opening Nights Performing Arts acts as Florida State University’s annual showcase of premiere music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film, and visual arts presenting both living legends and rising stars to the Tallahassee community. Season after season, Opening Nights continues to showcase new and diverse acts while embracing the series’ inspiration – The Artist Series at the Florida State College for Women (1921-1991). Past performers include celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma, blues master B.B. King, comedian Steve Martin, author David Sedaris, and pop/jazz crooner Tony Bennett.

Venues for the performances include Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, the Askew Student Life Cinema, Pebble Hill Plantation, and Goodwood Museum and Gardens.

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