Kansas. Courtesy of the band

Looking to fulfill your “gotta have arts” agenda? Check out these performances coming to Poway OnStage during the 2017-2018 season at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.


Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m.

Band brings its ‘Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to Poway OnStage and will play such hits as “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind” and “Point of Know Return.”

BJ Thomas

Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.

BJ Thomas has had a half a century in music since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five-time GRAMMY® and two time Dove Award winner, has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists of the past 50 years.

Roger McGuinn

Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m.

Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn, a prolific songwriter and a true guitar innovator, will share an evening of songs and stories from his career including the pioneering folk/rock sounds of the Byrds as heard on hits like “Mr. Tamborine Man,” “Eight Miles High” and “My Back Pages.”

Ana Gasteyer

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.

Comedian, actor and singer Ana Gasteyer will perform a one-of-a-kind cabaret act featuring music, comedy and stories. She sings jazz standards, Broadway showstoppers and songs from her album “I’m Hip” that blend her unique world view and singing skills in a style reminiscent of 1940s jazz.

Love Letters From Vietnam

Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m.

Love Letters From Vietnam is Alex Woodard’s new book, album and live performance piece that tells the story of Sgt. John K. Fuller who served in the Vietnam War.  The book captures Sgt. Fuller’s remarkable correspondence with his daughter –stories of service and sacrifice, love and redemption. The show features Woodard along with GRAMMY® award winning, platinum-selling artists and local musicians, including Jon Foreman, Molly Jenson, Jordan Pundik and others.

An Evening with Aaron Neville

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

As leader of the Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville’s name is synonymous with New Orleans soul.  His inimitable voice has graced hits such as “That’s What My Love is For” and GRAMMY® winning duets with Linda Ronstadt (“Don’t Know Much,” “All My Life”) and Trisha Yearwood (“I Fall to Pieces”).  Now, the voice of New Orleans comes to Poway for a holiday show.

Carmen Carpenter

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 8 p.m.

Organist Cameron Carpenter’s repertoire, from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is large and diverse. In 2012 he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award, is the first solo organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award, and has appeared with international orchestras around the world. He is the first concert organist in history to champion the digital organ as the future of the instrument.

Los Lobos

An Acoustic Show

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Los Lobos bring their Latin-infused East LA rock to Poway OnStage for an acoustic set covering their GRAMMY® winning 30-year career. Thirty years that have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Louie Perez, the band’s drummer, calls their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Says Cesar Rosas: “When I listen to our catalog, doing things more spontaneously in the studio has led to some of our best work.” Adds Perez:  “Unlike many bands that write, gather and catalog material between studio releases, Los Lobos prefers to create their magic on the fly when they decide it’s time to record.”

Berkley Hart

Wreck ‘N’ Show

20th Anniversary of Wreck ‘N’ Sow

Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 8 p.m.

San Diego Music Award winners and local favorites Berkley Hart return to Poway OnStage, after two consecutive sold out shows here (Oh Berkley, Where Hart Thou? and The Last Waltz) they return for Wreck ‘N Show, a 20th Anniversary live performance of their debut Wreck ‘N’ Sow album.

TAO: Drum Heart

Friday, April 27, 2018, at 8 p.m.

Poway OnStage.  See TAO’s only 2018 San Diego performance at Poway OnStage.

Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. TAO: Drum Heart Combines highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and large scale visual elements.

Tickets for Poway OnStage are available online at PowayOnStage.org or by phone at 858-748-0505. The box office is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and for two hours before curtain on show days.