The Edmonds Center for the Arts in September will kick off its fourth season with comedian Hal Sparks and proceed with a variety of music, stage and dance through May 2011.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. All performance tickets are on sale now. The ECA box office is at 425-275-9595.
Here’s a brief description of what’s on tap from the ECA press release. For a more detailed schedule go to www.ec4arts.org:
Cowboy Junkies: Oct. 1. Canadian alternative group that mixes country, folk, rock and jazz.
It’s Your Birthday — A Celebration of John Lennon: Oct. 3. A multimedia presentation to commemorate Lennon’s 70th birthday and features the film “A Hard Day’s Night” and music by local Beatles tribute band Creme Tangerine.
Richie Havens: Oct. 9. He performed at Woodstock and has been playing American folk guitar ever since.
Jo Dee Messina: Oct. 21. Country music artist.
Natalie McMaster &Donnell Leahy: Oct. 23. Canadian husband and wife team fiddle Celtic music and dance.
Seattle International Comedy Competition: Nov. 17.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Creole Christmas: Dec. 2. This is holiday music New Orleans style.
The Travelin’ McCourys: Dec. 5. The sons of bluegrass artist Del McCoury blend traditional Appalachian music with improvisational jazz.
Al Stewart: Jan. 29. Scottish singer-songwriter known for “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.”
The Second City: Feb. 12. Touring sketch comedy company brings Valentine’s Day laughs.
Vicki Lawrence: March 11. This comedian’s show features her character “Mama.”
Red Chamber: March 19. Four Chinese musicians play only plucked string instruments.
Seattle Men’s Chorus: March 26. These renowned singers present “Life is a Cabaret.”
Johnny Clegg: April 28. South African guitarist.
An Evening with Groucho: May 1. Actor Frank Ferrante portrays this legend.
Chinese Acrobats of Hebei: May 6. A combination of amazing acrobatic techniques and Chinese traditions.