2024-2025 Season

Upcoming Shows

An Evening with Joan Osborne
September 12, 2024, 7:00 p.m.  |  $45

Joan Osborne is an eight-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist. The Kentucky native moved to New York to attend NYU Film School but dropped out after gravitating to the music scene. Her 1995 album Relish was a critical and commercial success, spawning the international hit “What If God Was One of Us.” Along the way, she directed her videos, designed her artwork, recorded 14 albums, and founded the Womanly Hips record label. Osborne has followed her musical heart, exploring a rich range of genres—including pop, rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots, gospel, funk, and country—taking her across the globe to entertain audiences.


September 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette of captivating vocals, intricate choreography, and thrilling audience interaction, Artrageous offers a multisensory, electrifying art and music circus packed with wild inspiration, creativity, and fun! The Artrageous troupe of painters, musicians, singers, and dancers pays tribute to a variety of formats, pop icons, and musical genres, culminating in a gallery of fabulous, large-scale paintings. The result is a one-of-a-kind, interactive crossover experience!


Fisk Jubilee Singers
October 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m.  |  $40

For 153 years, the Fisk Jubilee Singers have toured the globe. They were featured in The American Experience, a PBS award-winning television documentary series in a program titled "Singers: Sacrifice and Glory." The chorus has received three Grammy nominations, won a Dove Award, and received the National Medal of Arts presented by President George W. Bush. Over the past 20 years, they have recorded alongside Johnny Lang, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Danny Glover, Hank Williams Jr., Faith Hill, and Shania Twain, just to name a few. Their transcendent ability to unite genres and people makes them an inspiration to all who witness their live performances.  


November 7, 2024, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

Breathtaking, heart-pounding, mesmerizing, and thrilling, TAIKOPROJECT takes audiences on a journey, tracing the history and lore of the ancient Japanese drums. With a commitment to promoting and advancing the art form, the ensemble is dedicated to preserving culture and heritage. TAIKOPROJECT employs unconventional and innovative concepts to push artistic boundaries in a captivating and engaging stage show that will delight the whole family. 


The Sporkful Podcast Live with Dan Pashman
January 16, 2025, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

The country’s number one food podcast will be making its Memphis debut live on the Buckman stage, and the Mid-South will be the featured guest! Join James Beard and Webby Award-winning host Dan Pashman for a special taping of the show that “is not for foodies, it's for eaters.” The Sporkful uses humor and humanity to approach food from many angles, including science, history, identity, culture, economics, and lengthy debates on the best way to layer a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Dan is a contributor to NPR, host of the Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong, and designer of the new pasta shape cascatelli, named one of Time Magazine’s “Invention of the Year.”


Alison Cook Beatty Dance
January 31, 2025, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

Expansive and emotionally driven, Alison Cook Beatty Dance is a New York City-based company founded in 2012. The ever-evolving ensemble of world-class dancers enmeshes classically-based modern technique with elements of contemporary movement. ACBD is celebrated for exploring the universal human condition with poignant and expressive choreography. Anchored in elements of ballet, ACBD travels the country with uplifting performances and inspiring outreach.


Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band
February 28, 2025, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

Carrying on his late, great father’s legacy with Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band, Sir Reginald Dural continues the tradition of this celebrated sound. Growing up at his side, he shared the stage with a host of rock and pop musicians, including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, U2, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, and Keith Richards. His 2023 Grammy and Emmy Award-winning band has performed over 2,500 shows and appeared on David Letterman, CBS Morning News, and Good Morning America. The Creole cousin of jazz, Zydeco brings audiences to their feet and dancing to the aisles, no matter their age or ability. Buckwheat Zydeco wrote the book and set the standard for this Louisiana, toe-tapping genre.


Alex Cuba
March 30, 2025, 7:00 p.m.  |  $35

Infusing sanguine melodies with infectious Afro-Cuban rhythms, the Grammy and Juno-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba combines the music of his Cuban home with jazz, funk, rock, and pop to create a truly unparalleled sound. Singing in both Spanish and English, Alex Cuba takes apart complex cultural arrangements and mixes in soul-tinged hooks and catchy pop tempos, all while keeping the soulful simplicity of Latin music alive.


April 6, 2025, 7:00 p.m.  |  $40

Jack O'Neill and Cary Pierce, the seminal duo that comprise Jackopierce, are having a moment. Formed in 1988 in Dallas by SMU theater students, the pair steadily made a name for themselves with signature tracks, “Vineyard” and “Please Come to Boston.” They have shared the stage with John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox20, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, and Toad the Wet Sprocket, to name a few. Amassing millions of fans worldwide, the friends are celebrating 30 years by hitting the road with their signature, high-energy, live performances, spotless harmonies, and ever-present good vibes. 


Windham Hill Pianist Liz Story
August 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled performance)  |  $40

As one of the most distinctive female composers and solo pianists of new instrumental music that emerged in the 1980s, Liz Story is lauded for combining influences of contemporary jazz and classical genres. The Grammy nominee is one of the most successful Windham Hill recording artists, producing 10 albums with Sony Music and scores of tracks for the popular Winter’s Solstice collections. Liz’s performance, originally scheduled for January 2024, is a celebration of her 40-year career.


Past Shows

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers is one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Its diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads, demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of the Celtic people.

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats

Grammy-nominated Stray Cats founder and Bass Player Hall of Famer Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright instrument.

Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America is the songwriting collaboration of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. For 45 years, their vibrant, percussive sound and dynamic stage presence have cultivated a multi-generational fan base at performing arts centers, clubs, and music festivals all around the country.

Trace Bundy

Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter, and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.

Sons of Mystro

The Sons of Mystro are made up of brothers, Malcolm and Umoja, who were born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother. Mentored by the famed Black Violin, the Emerging Artist Under 21 award-winners practiced and formed the duo using their instruments to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations accompanied by a DJ and a drummer.

Underwater Bubble Show

Back by popular demand, the Underwater Bubble Show returns to Buckman by way of Latvia and takes audiences below the surface into a majestic world where fantasy becomes reality.

An Evening with Maggie and Mark O’Connor

With three Grammy wins, seven CMA Awards, and multiple national fiddle, guitar, and mandolin champion titles, Mark O’Connor’s music and career truly defy categories. His new project, “Mark O’Connor Duo” features both his originals and classics, and it highlights his violin, guitar, mandolin, and vocals in concert with his wife, Grammy-winning Maggie O’Connor.

The Huber Marionettes

Internationally recognized, marionette artist Phillip Huber is most widely known for his work in the Academy Award-nominated film Being John Malkovich and his depiction of China Girl in Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Phillip's production, Suspended Animation, has toured worldwide.