Stage Door Live is truly a unique experience, with seating, full bar and the artist all on stage with you.
Seating is limited to approximately 125 seats per show, bistro-style with four at each table. Most tables are general admission, reserved seats at premium table are available.
Enter through the red stage door on Spring Street and Acushnet Avenue. Accessible entry available at the main theater entrance on Purchase Street.
Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms.
Kenny has earned eleven GRAMMY™ nods beginning in 1992 for Best Jazz Album with “People Time,” an outstanding duet with Stan Getz, and most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz instrumental Album. He consistently wins the jazz critics and readers polls, including 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater SUNY Empire State in 2013 and from Berklee College of Music in 2011. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Living Legacy Award from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2005 he was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. He was named Best Pianist in 2017 by the Jazz Journalists Association a record seven times.
Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center!
With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of the band Badfinger), Grace has become a regular on the national festival and touring circuit.
She has won a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prize of the New England Songwriting Competition and the WPRI Rhode Show Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol. The first half of 2019 iss off to a great start for Grace as she was selected to be an Official Showcase performer at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (TN), named a finalist in the Wildflower (TX) Festival performing singer-songwriter contest, and selected to perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY). Her sophomore solo album “Reasons” was released on May 10 and debuted the # 2 Top Album on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Country Airplay Chart.
For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like “One Last Drink,” “Gasoline,” “Down With The Ship,” and “Lancaster Gate” have had hundreds of thousands of plays on social media, appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.
Enter The Haggis develops an easy rapport with audiences, sharing the stories behind their songs and laughing through tour anecdotes. The show is exciting and dynamic, featuring unpredictable and spontaneous moments. One song might feature drummer Bruce McCarthy taking a drum solo on Trevor Lewington's guitar strings, while the next song breaks down into a fierce battle between fiddle and harmonica. Sometimes during an encore, the band will leave the stage entirely to perform acoustically standing on chairs in the audience. Rose Baldino has joined the band on fiddle, filling out the group's Celtic instrumentation. No stranger to touring and the Celtic festival scene, Baldino grew up playing with her band Burning Bridget Cleary and currently tours extensively with House of Hamill.
Enter The Haggis' commitment to putting on a great show every single night has made them a favorite at festivals and performing arts centers around the world!
EmiSunshine's performance at The Z has been rescheduled. Ticket holders: please expect an email with next steps.
From her team: "It is with great disappointment that we have decided to postpone our show at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA on Sept. 9 due to Illness and possible COVID-19 exposure. We are extremely concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our band, venue staff, and audience and do not wish to expose anyone to the harms of this extremely contagious variant. We look forward to playing for you on Thursday May 5, 2022."
Rolling Stone named 17-year-old EmiSunshine among “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” but she is more than country! With music described as “old-timey,” the East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, blues and jazz.
The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy EmiSunshine have captured the nation’s attention since she was 9 years old. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin.” She has appeared on "American Idol," “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary film “The King,” alongside Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ashton Kutcher, Alec Baldwin and other stars.
“Family Wars” is EmiSunshine and The Rain’s most personal project to date. With 10 songs and one bonus track, the album addresses domestic violence, dysfunctional families, political corruption, mass murder, lost love, and freedom—those who have it, and those who seek it.
Emmy and the P’s are always full of surprises, bringing to their audiences a unique mix of contemporary classical works, traditional fiddle tunes, inventive tango arrangements and more. With Emmy on violin and fiddle, Peter on cello and guitar, and Piero on vibraphone and hand percussion, the options are endless and this trio enjoys exploring the endless possibilities an eclectic ensemble can offer. The energy and rhythmic drive of their music is infectious and audience members find themselves tapping their toes or even getting up to dance as they listen to the music of Emmy and the P’s.