L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens
Performing Arts Center

  • 1002 Sam Nixon Ave.
    Building 88,
    Pocatello, ID 83209.
    208-282-3595
Stephens Center

2014-2015 A Season of Note:

The Oak Ridge Boys

September 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
oakridgeboys.com

Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in country music. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop smash, earned them a Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades every time they step before an audience. The Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition to a stage show, widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

Josh Turner

October 23, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
joshturner.com

Josh Turner

One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (including three multi-week chart toppers): "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance" (a fourweek No.1 that was named the most-played song of the year in 2010 by MediaBase). His song, "All Over Me," from Haywire also reached the top spot on the charts, making him one of only seven country artists to have two No.1 hits in 2010. Turner released his fifth studio album, Punching Bag on June 12, 2012 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The debut single, "Time is Love" was No. 1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart. The Associated Press says, "With Punching Bag, Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective -and most hard-core country-performers of his generation."

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

November 8, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
nittygritty.com

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in county rock and American roots music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top 10 hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U. S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB's recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kurt Bestor Christmas

December 16, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
kurtbestor.com

Kurt Bestor Christmas

Nobody does Christmas better. From the magical, starry stage to the featured musicians, from invited guests and Bestor's own playing, conducting and emceeing the show, to the arrangements that add such texture and layers to Christmas songs, there is nothing like a Kurt Bestor Christmas. Bestor has been performing sold-out Christmas shows for more than 20 years, as he is best known for his innovative interpretation of season carols found in his popular five-CD boxed set "The Complete Kurt Bestor Christmas."

 

 

Collin Raye and BJ Thomas

Acoustical Performance
February 6, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
collinraye.com, bjthomas.com

Collin Raye and BJ Thomas

Collin Raye and BJ Thomas will appear at the Stephens Performing Arts Center for an evening of acoustic music. Raye has 24 top ten records, 16 No. 1 hits, and has been a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee (five CMA and five ACM). He is truly an electrifying performer and remains one of the great voices of all time. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as "Love, Me," "In This Life," "Not That Different" and "If I Were You." Thomas, who has sold over 70 million records, has produced 15 Top 40 pop hits, 10 Top 40 country hits, five Grammys, two Dove awards and 15 gold and platinum records. Fans frequently approach Thomas to thank him for the impact of his songs ranging from the mega hot "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" to country smashes like "New Looks From An Old Lover."

William Joseph

with Teton Chamber Orchestra
March 7, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
william-joseph.com

William Joseph

Pianist-composer-performer William Joseph's career took off when he met David Forester, the 16-time Grammy-winning songwriter/composer/producer who has worked with everyone from Barbara Streisand to Celine Dion. William's sound, which could be described as 'cinematic pop' has earned this young performer a growing legion of fans who appreciate the artist's polish as well as the crowd-pleasing verve he brings to his live performances and to his most recent album Beyond. His vigorous playing style has given him the chance to perform with the likes of Natalie Cole, Kenny G, John Mayer and Alicia Keys.

Neil Diamond - The Tribute

Featuring Rob Garrett, King of Diamonds
April 8, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
robgarrettasneildiamond.com

Neil Diamond - The Tribute

Longtime Las Vegas performer and Legends in Concert Alumni, Rob Garrett is America's No. 1 Neil Diamond tribute artist and is unparalleled in his portrayal of the legendary performer. From Las Vegas to Honolulu, to New York, to Berlin, Germany, Garrett has come to be known as the "King of Diamonds" - performing throughout more cities than other celebrity impersonators. Garrett manages to naturally capture the presence, passion and energy of the legendary performer in all his 'jazz singer' glory. Those who have witnessed his performances will testify that you simply can't get any closer!

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