Vilar Performing Arts Center announces ticket sales for additional summer performances
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center has added more artists to its summer season. The Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will join the already impressive lineup of notable summer performances. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday at 11 a.m.
BRIAN REGAN’S STAND-UP COMEDY
By popular demand, Brian Regan will return to the Vilar on July 17 and shake up the summer lineup with an evening of stand-up comedy. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan delivers exceptional comedy that is relatable, clean and downright hysterical.
He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman 26 times, making him the record-holder of any comedian performing on the show. Regan has released a number of CDs and DVDs including “All By Myself,” “The Epitome of Hyperbole” and “Brian Regan Standing Up.” His 2004 DVD “Brian Regan Live” sold more than 150,000 copies and consistently tops the charts on iTunes.
The Peoria Journal Star said, “Brian Regan can turn the most mundane situations — like going to the eye doctor to get fitted for glasses, or trying to decide how many Fig Newtons to eat in one sitting — into side-splitting stand-up material.” Tickets are $59.50.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Next on the schedule,performing July 26 is Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and diverse Americana singers, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying style. The Texas-based singer, composer and actor has proven himself unstoppable; Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films and released 14 albums, the latest of which was 2012’s “Release Me.” He has also won four Grammy Awards.
“If I Had a Boat,” “Nobody Knows Me,” “Here I Am,” and “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” are only a handful of his 21 singles. Tickets are $130.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Creedence Clearwater Revisited will return to the Vilar July 31 to play familiar classic rock hits that will have the audience singing along all night. In 1995, Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo,” the bass and drum players from the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival, formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited to perform the hits that made the performers such an immeasurable success. The band now plays more than 100 shows per year, and its 2008 album “Recollection” went platinum.
The band has toured North America, South America, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia, astonishing multi-generational audiences with not only its songs but also its energy. As fans who have experienced a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert can attest, Cook and Cosmo found the right players. Accompanied by lead singer and rhythm guitar player John Tristao, lead guitarist Kurt Griffey and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner, the group brings enormous momentum and vitality to the stage every show. Tickets are $95 or $125 depending on seating.
“I am beyond thrilled with our summer lineup this year,” said Kris Sabel, Vilar executive director. “This season highlights timeless powerhouses in music, dance and comedy, and I can’t wait to welcome the community through our doors this July.”
Tickets for these performances are available Friday at 11 a.m. and can be purchased online at http://www.vilarpac.org, by phone at 970-845-8497 or in person at the Vilar Box Office in Beaver Creek.