2022-2023 Season

Leo Kottke

Friday, September 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m.


With more than 40 albums and numerous Grammy nominations, acoustic guitar virtuoso, Leo Kottke is considered one of the greatest and most prominent musicians of the past four decades. Bringing a unique sound and masterful flourishes to the 6- and 12-string guitar, it's the propulsive fingerstyle playing that has cemented his reputation as a true innovator. For all his technical brilliance and harmonic sophistication, Kottke’s music is eminently accessible. This guitar legend opens Buckman's 25th season with humorous monologues and vocal and instrumental career highlights.



Sunday, October 16, 2022, 7:00 p.m.


One of the quintessential '80s teen pop stars, Tiffany transformed her massive early success into an enduring career as a working musician and pop culture fixture. She shaped the sound of pop music with the hit singles "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could've Been" on her quadruple-platinum, self-titled 1987, full-length album, which made her the youngest female artist to top the Billboard chart. Today, her celebrated sound ranges from 80s nostalgia to singer-songwriter, sometimes country-tinged fare.  With nine albums and countless television and movie appearances to her credit, she has established herself as a producer, singer, songwriter, icon, and music industry veteran.  


Jimbo Mathus

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 7:00 p.m.


An artist steeped in Southern roots music of all sorts, Jimbo Mathus first earned attention as one of the founders of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, that became an unlikely success when its skewed take on vintage hot jazz, "Hell," became a modern rock hit in 1996. While the SNZ's mélange of hot jazz, jump blues, and prewar pop was distinctive enough, it only represented the tip of the iceberg of Mathus' many influences. After setting out on his own, he dug deep into country, blues-shot rock & roll, honky tonk, and moody roots, while often jumping from genre to genre within a single album. Regardless of which direction he takes on any given project, the connecting thread is always the music of his native Mississippi and his roots in the blues that unites it all.


Happy Birthday, Buckman with 1Breath Quartet

Friday, October 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Suggested donation: $50

Toast 25 years of world-class experiences at the Buckman Arts Center.  A select ensemble of Mighty Souls Brass Band, 1Breath Quartet is led by tubist and composer Sean Murphy, featuring Tom Lonardo on drums, Jim Spake on saxophone, and Logan Hanna on guitar. These Memphis music veterans euphorically revive and reimagine rooted delta spirituals and standards in this profound and whimsical project celebrating the vibe and culture of the Mid-South’s sacred sound. Hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and wine generously provided by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.

Dar Williams

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:00 p.m.


Singer and songwriter Dar Williams became a major figure in contemporary folk music with her warmly observational songs leavened with gentle wit and pithy wisdom. Her tuneful music makes room for upbeat pop influences as well as more somber acoustics and deals with topical themes in a humane and grounded manner. Dar rose out of the vibrant mid-'90s Boston scene, inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists, like Patty Griffith, Throwing Muses, and Jonatha Brooke. After the success of her first album, The Honesty Room, in 1994, she was invited by Joan Baez to tour. With 13 albums under her belt, Dar has established herself as a celebrated creative, poetic force over the past 25 years. 


Rusted Root Revisited with Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller

Friday, January 20, 2023, 8:00 p.m.


Michael Glabicki, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Rusted Root fuses harmonious mastery and shamanic inspiration into his music and live performances. Joined by longtime bandmate, Dirk Miller, the pair takes the legendary group’s lauded sound and strips it down to the bare essentials.  Showcasing reimagined favorites, including the seminal Top 40 hit “Send Me On My Way” along with new material, this dynamic duo creates an up-close and intimate dive into their creative material and process.


Livingston Taylor

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 7:00 p.m.


Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 60-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire. He is equally at home with a range of musical genres including folk, pop, gospel, jazz, upbeat storytelling, and touching ballads with full orchestra.


Cirque Zuma Zuma

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Cirque Zuma Zuma is the ultimate circus, featuring the best of the best jugglers, contortionists, acrobats, musicians, dancers, and entertainers in the world. These top talents, culled from 16 African nations training in its Kenyan and Tanzanian schools, have trotted the globe entertaining and awing audiences with mysticism, magic, fun, and excitement set to the hot, rhythmic pulses of Afro-jazz.


Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance

Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:00 p.m.


Siudy Garrido, the award-winning dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director, established her Miami-based company in 2000 after moving from Caracas, Venezuela.  With a mission to create, produce, and elevate Flamenco dance in the United States and abroad while inspiring the next generation of dance professionals, the Company presents contemporary interpretations incorporating eight dancers and an ensemble of virtuoso musicians. Ms. Garrido's talent and creativity have appeared on the most famed stages including Broadway, Disney, Cirque du Soleil, the Latin Grammys, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl, and in high-profile music videos and television.


Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

$40 for adults, $35 for students

The world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends the unique theatrics of Moscow-born Gregory Popovich with the extraordinary talents of his furry all-stars. All of his remarkable four-legged stars were rescued from animal shelters. Audiences will delight in this extravaganza of European-style clowning, juggling, balancing acts, and of course, very talented pets that have been featured on The Tonight ShowDavid Letterman, and America's Got Talent.


Jose Limón Dance Company

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 7:00 p.m.


Revered throughout the world for its dramatic expression, technical mastery, and expansive yet nuanced movement, the Jose Limón Dance Company is the progeny of the Father of Modern Dance. The Limón Company has received a number of Capezio, Bessie, and Dance Magazine awards, was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George Bush, and was named one of “America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition.  The ensemble is an esteemed member of the National Dance Museum’s Hall of Fame, stands as a staple in the Joyce Theater season, and has entertained twice at the White House.