Music Abounds During Festival 2018

These are just a few of the legendary performers featured in concert performances and other music specials during Festival 2018 (March 2-18). View our online schedule for more great performances.


Jimmy Buffett: Buried Treasure (Friday, March 2, at 10 PM) showcases early songs from Buffett’s “pre-beach” years, many recorded in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. The musician discusses what got him started in music, his early struggles, and his endless days on the road.

In An Evening With Lucia Micarelli (Saturday, March 3, at 4:30 PM) be dazzled by the violin virtuoso in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, all bound together by Micarelli’s trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.

Shen Yun – Music and Dance (Saturday, March 3, at 6 PM) features the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company as they prepare for a new season with original orchestral arrangements, dances, handmade costumes and painted backgrounds.

In Andre Rieu: Waltzing Forever (Saturday, March 3, at 9 PM), join “The King of the Waltz” for an evening of enchanting music in a medieval town square in the Netherlands. Rieu engages the crowds with dazzling vocalists, dancers and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

The Texas Tenors: Rise (Sunday, March 4, at 4 PM) features American tenors with a Texas twist performing a tribute to Les Miserables, selections from Phantom of the Opera, and classic rock, pop and country favorites at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House.

Carole King Tapestry Live From Hyde Park, London (Sunday, March 4, at 5:30 PM) features King performing her groundbreaking 1971 album, Tapestry, in its entirety at the 2016 Summer Festival at Hyde Park in London.


Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre (Sunday, March 4, at 8:30 PM) captures the Stones performing a private show in 2015 at the historic Los Angeles venue. The band performs their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety, along with other classic songs.

The Bee Gees One for All Tour – Live in Australia 1989 (Monday, March 5, at 7 PM) features the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits as well as some rarely heard selections.

Queen Rock the World (Monday, March 5, at 9 PM) is a newly released film of British rock band Queen’s 1977 tour, featuring their hit songs “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions” and others.

Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 (Tuesday, March 6, at 10 PM) is a newly edited and remastered 30th anniversary version of the iconic concert with an all-star lineup including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt and others.

Rhythm, Love & Soul from My Music (Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 PM) features Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls along with 20 legends of R&B, Motown and soul, including Gloria Gaynor, The Manhattans, Edwin Starr, Peaches & Herb, The Spinners and others.

JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala (Friday, March 9, at 9 PM) includes performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and others in a presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television.

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris – At the Ryman (Saturday, March 10, at 2/1 PM MT/PT) celebrates 125 years of live entertainment at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with Harris and her acoustic band, The Nash Ramblers, in a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages from Great Performances (Saturday, March 10, at 5:30 PM) includes operatic arias, Neapolitan songs, and popular duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.

Doo Wop Generations from My Music (Saturday, March 10, at 7 PM) celebrates the new generation of doo wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones and others.

In Hans Zimmer – Live in Prague (Saturday, March 10, at 9 PM), the renowned composer of more than 120 film scores is joined by the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra and a choir to delight the Prague audience with selections from his storied career.

Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution (Sunday, March 11, at 9:30 PM) looks back at the creation and ongoing influence of the 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was an immediate sensation and recognized as revolutionary in the history of modern music.

In 70s Soul Superstars from My Music (Monday, March 12, at 8 PM), join Patti LaBelle for a reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores,  Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave and others.

Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven (Tuesday, March 13, at 7 PM) tells the story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock ’n’ roll stars of the 1950s and ’60s.

In The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum (Tuesday, March 13, at 9:30 PM), join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson (“the Mt. Rushmore of country music”) for a concert recorded in 1990.


Rocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical Revolution (Wednesday, March 14, at 8:30 PM) immerses viewers in a revolutionary performance that fuses classical music with classic rock in a concert filmed live at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest.

We pay tribute to Idaho music legend Rosalie Sorrels, who passed away in 2017, with an encore of Rosalie Sorrels: Way Out in Idaho (Thursday, March 15, at 7 PM). The program features a concert performance recorded in 2005 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey and also includes interviews with musicians Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jean Ritchie, Terry Garthwaite, Utah Phillips and others.

Alan Jackson Precious Memories (Friday, March 16, at 9 PM) features gospel classics recorded by the country singer as a promise to his mother, performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

In George Perris: Live in New York (Friday, March 16, at 10:30 PM), the exciting, young international crossover pop crooner takes the audience on an inspiring and dynamic journey of repertoire in three languages with a stunning backdrop of New York City and Central Park at night.

Filmed in 2002, a year after George Harrison’s death, Concert for George (Saturday, March 17, at 2/1 PM MT/PT) memorializes the musician’s life with performances of his music by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and others.

Celtic Woman – Homecoming: Ireland (Saturday, March 17, at 4:30 PM) celebrates the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage in this concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production.

Lawrence Welk: Precious Memories (Saturday, March 17, at 6:30 PM) is a program of spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys featuring stars from the Welk Musical Family including Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle and others.

In Van Morrison: Live at the Rainbow (Saturday, March 17, at 11 PM) watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert. Features Morrison’s scorching renditions of signature songs including “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance” and “Caravan, ” backed by the Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

Celtic Thunder X (Sunday, March 18, at 8:30 PM) is a brand new show celebrating 10 years of the Irish singing and stage show featuring a mix of 27 new songs, traditional and contemporary Celtic music, classic hits, love songs, and fun retro tunes.

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