Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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Sep
29
Thu
Graham Nash – An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories @ Pantages Theater
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $29, $49, $69, $85

The legendary Graham Nash, a founding member of both The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments – from the launch of The British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later. An extraordinary Grammy Award-winning renaissance artist – and self-described “simple man” – Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, for his work with CSN and his work as a solo artist, beginning with two landmark albums, Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales.

The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs” and “Lady of the Island,” from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969). On CSNY’s Déjà Vu (1970), Nash’s iconic “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” (for Joni Mitchell) beseeched us to hold love tightly, to fend off the madness that was on its way.

Towering above virtually all that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of our lives for nearly six decades.

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Sep
30
Fri
Collage — 12th Annual Faculty and Student Music Showcase @ Schneebeck Concert Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This annual audience favorite features all School of Music vocal and instrument ensembles with faculty and students participating together! Enjoy a medley of musical pieces performed in rapid succession, creating a concert experience that is fast-paced, fun, and engaging!

Join us for this annual showcase of School of Music talent!

Tickets: $15, general; $10, sr. citizens, military, Puget Sound faculty and staff; $5 students.

Event Location
Schneebeck Concert Hall, or tune in at PUGETSOUND.EDU/SCHNEEBECKLIVE.

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Gary V: Re-Energized U.S. Tour Live @ Pantages Theater
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm

The incomparable Gary Valenciano, a multi-awarded Filipino-Puerto Rican inspirational singer-songwriter, musician, film actor, television host/performer, music producer and arranger, has enthralled audiences with his breathtaking performances and groundbreaking recordings.

Special Guests: Yeng Constantino and Kiana Valenciano

Presented by Music Arts International in association with STARMEDIA Entertainment & JACK N POY Productions

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Oct
4
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hey Singers! 

Hey, Singers, be our guest to explore Tacoma’s largest a capella chorus in the barbershop style at 7 pm, every Tuesday. Join us at 602 N. Orchard. tacomavocalstandard@gmail.com or Facebook: TacomaVocalStandard

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Oct
7
Fri
University of Puget Sound School of Music Organ at Noon Series @ Kilworth Memorial Chapel
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The School of Music is pleased to present the 2022-23 Organ at Noon Series, featuring American Concert Organist, Wyatt Smith. The first performance, A Franck Bicentenary Celebration, will include music by César Franck and Rachel Laurin.

Free and open to the public.

American concert organist Wyatt Smith, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, performs with “nuance, polish, and personality” (Michael Barone, APM Pipedreams).
He maintains an active concert schedule, performing throughout the United States and Europe, and his performances have been heard on American Public Media’s Pipedreams.

Smith received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Washington; his Master of Music degree from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Dakota. He serves as the associate director of music at Epiphany Parish of Seattle; director of the Epiphany Music Academy; and affiliate artist in organ and harpsichord at the University of Puget Sound.

Organ at Noon Series 2022-23 Schedule

Friday, Dec. 2 | Noon | A French Christmas
Music by Louis-Claude Daquin, César Franck, Marcel Dupré, and others
Sunday, Jan. 29 | 2 p.m. | 32nd Annual Schneebeck Organ Recital
Music by Carson Cooman, Margaret Sandresky, and the Northwest premiere of a new song cycle by Craig Phillips, with guest Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland, mezzo-soprano. All are invited to a reception following the program.
Friday, March 24 | Noon | Annual All-Bach Recital
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach for organ and harpsichord, with Sheila Bristow, piano.
Friday, April 28 | Noon | Journey to Resurrection
Featuring Pamela Decker’s Seven Last Words and Triumph of Christ

Event Location
Kilworth Memorial Chapel or tune in at PUGETSOUND.EDU/SCHNEEBECKLIVE.

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University of Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra @ Schneebeck Concert Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra’s first performance of the season, directed by Tracy Knoop.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Tracy Knoop is one of the best-known jazz artists and teachers in the region. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Mass., he joined the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and toured with them for 10 years.

Knoop has performed with such greats as Louis Bellson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters, Buddy Rich, and Mel Torme. He also has performed with the Temptations, Four Tops, and the Seattle Symphony. He can be heard on commercial recordings and continues to perform and teach extensively throughout the Northwest and across the country.

Event Location
Schneebeck Concert Hall or tune in at PUGETSOUND.EDU/SCHNEEBECKLIVE.

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Oct
9
Sun
University of Puget Sound Fall Festival of Choirs @ Schneebeck Concert Hall
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the annual Fall Festival of Choirs, featuring Puget Sound’s Adelphian Concert Choir, conducted by Steven Zopfi; and Voci d’Amici, Chorale, and Dorian Singers conducted by Jonah Heinen.

Steven Zopfi, director of choral activities and professor of music, oversees four choirs, teaches conducting and applied voice, and conducts the award-winning Adelphian Concert Choir. A native of New Jersey, Zopfi has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Hartt School of Music, a master’s degree in conducting from the University of California, Irvine, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Colorado.

Jonah Heinen, adjunct choral director, conducts the Dorian Singers and Chorale. A native of Minnesota, he received his Bachelor of Music in vocal music education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his Master of Music in choral conducting at the University of Oregon.

Event Location
Schneebeck Concert Hall, or tune in at PUGETSOUND.EDU/SCHNEEBECKLIVE.

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Oct
11
Tue
Hey Singers! 
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hey Singers! 

Hey, Singers, be our guest to explore Tacoma’s largest a capella chorus in the barbershop style at 7 pm, every Tuesday. Join us at 602 N. Orchard. tacomavocalstandard@gmail.com or Facebook: TacomaVocalStandard

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Oct
13
Thu
University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble @ Schneebeck Concert Hall
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy Puget Sound’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in a celebration of American folk music that explores the theme of shared humanity.

Works performed will include Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Rissolty Rossolty, William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, Judith Zaimont’s City Rain, Adolphus Hailstork’s American Guernica, Kevin Day’s Hymn for Peace, and more; conducted by Anna Wittstruck and Minna Stelzner ’16.

Event Location
Schneebeck Concert Hall or tune in at PUGETSOUND.EDU/SCHNEEBECKLIVE.

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Oct
16
Sun
Cirque Mechanics Zephyr – A Whirlwind of a Circus @ Pantages Theater
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An emotive and exhilarating tale inspired by the power of wind, and the tug-of-war between man and nature in the name of progress. Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beauty of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the Cirque Mechanics creative team to create this new theatrical circus show that harnesses human power, instead of wind, to generate an energetic acrobatic experience!

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