Kirkland Performance Center Announces 2016-2017 Season


Fall Show Details. Patrons of All Ages Enjoy Ticket Package Discounts.


Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) announces their 2016-2017 season along with flexible and affordable ticket packages. Tickets to all shows are on sale today (6/20/16). Three Show Packs start as low as $69.


Of special note is Multiple Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Douglas, a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose music incorporates elements of Celtic, country, rock, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into his distinctive musical vision. KPC is excited to bring his unique talent to Kirkland. Several times throughout the season, the 50+ piece orchestra with a rotating cast of guest vocalists, Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) performs tributes to different artists/bands, including the music of David Bowie. SRO will perform selections from the 20th Century music icon’s most popular songs, including “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and many more. Nestled in between are many exciting shows including returning favorites The Brothers Four and Hey Marseilles (12/2/16), cutting edge local indie artists Pickwick, family fun with Enchantment Theater Company’s Peter Rabbit Tales (3/11-3/12/17), and the political comedy of Capitol Steps.

KPC is also starting a new series called Local Favorites, which will highlight local artists/groups and help them grow in the Eastside community. Local Favorites is new program at KPC designed to shine a spotlight on some of KPC’s frequent local collaborators. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), Studio East, and Jet City Improv are just a few of the artists who will be presented on the KPC stage as Local Favorites. These artists and groups will also provide many educational opportunities throughout the 2016/17 Season.


Select fall show details are listed here. For a complete list of shows from the entire season, visit Tickets are available online, over the phone at (425) 893-9900, or at the KPC Box Office Noon – 6pm Tue- Sat and until curtain on show days. The Box Office is located at 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland WA, 98033.


Capitol Steps September 13, 8:00pm  – Tickets $50

Satire and musical political comedy where nothing is sacred and nobody is safe! Created by Capitol Hill staffers during the Reagan administration, this Washington, DC-based troupe produces hilarious musical and political satire. Capitol Steps truly “puts the mock in Democracy.”


Jerry DouglasOctober 8, 8:00 pm– Tickets $40

13-time Grammy Award winner, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose music incorporates elements of Celtic, country, rock, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into his distinctive musical vision.


LulucOctober 14, 8:00 pm– Tickets $25

Luluc, an Australian folk duo comes to KPC for an intimate performance. Their album Passerby was ranked #1 Album of the Year by NPR. Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes their music as “bracing, subtle, tender, and magnificent”.


Sierra HullOctober 21, 8:00 pm– Tickets $25

Sierra Hull, a bluegrass singer, mandolinist, and former child prodigy takes the KPC stage to perform songs from her newest album Weighted Mind. The Bluegrass Situation dubbed her a “mandolin-playing wonder”.


Seattle Rock Orchestra performs David BowieOctober 22, 8:00 pm– Tickets $40

Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to David Bowie, a true 20th Century music icon! Featuring the songs “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and many more.


The Milk Carton Kids November 5, 8:00 pm– Tickets $35

Grammy-nominated indie folk harmony duo, The Milk Carton Kids, bring their intimate songs and playful stage banter to KPC as they perform their newest album Monterey.  The duo recently received their second Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance, for “The City of Our Lady”, and in 2014 won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards.


The Brothers Four November 11, 8:00 pm– Tickets $40

Folk revival pioneers the Brothers Four are national icons of American music. With hits like “Try to Remember,” “Greenfields,” and “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with traditional folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.


PickwickNovember 12, 8:00 pm– Tickets $30

Pickwick’s indie rock sound centers around Galen Disston’s dynamite vocals. “Simply put, he’s the best singer in the Seattle music scene” – Seattle Met. The band will be releasing their long awaited new LP in 2016, and bringing their swinging garage R&B, replete with church organs, major chords and harmonies to KPC.


Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasNovember 19, 8:00 pm– Tickets $30

The mesmerizing duo of Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Julliard-trained cello prodigy Natalie Haas has emerged as one pf the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic music today. Their return to the KPC stage will be filled with classic Celtic works, infectious Scottish melodies, and raucous jigs and dance tunes.


Seattle International Comedy Competition Finals November 25, 8:00 pm– Tickets $40

America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings 5 of the top comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes. Watch the 2016 finals at KPC!


About Kirkland Performance Center: KPC provides cultural enrichment by offering a home for the presentation, support and promotion of the performing arts. Located in downtown Kirkland, this 402-seat theatre hosts an average of 300 music, theatre and family-oriented performances a year from acclaimed regional, national and international artists. With an annual operating budget of $1.2 million KPC serves more than 70,000 patrons and over 20,000 students each year. Since opening in 1998 over 800,000 patrons have walked through KPC’s doors. In addition to presenting performing arts, KPC conducts a variety of educational and community outreach programs at area schools.