The Seminole Theatre will be hosting its first series of performances in nearly 40 years beginning Friday, January 15, 2016. The star-studded series includes award-winning musical acts such as Jon Secada, The Wailers, and The Drifters. This is the first of several Showcase Series, which will include other types of performances. Tickets are available at www.seminoletheatre.org or at the Box Office located at 18 N. Krome Ave. Homestead, FL 33030.
The renovation of the Seminole Theatre as a cultural arts center is part of an overall effort to bring new life to Downtown Homestead with a series of civic and community ventures. These include the new City Hall, which is near completion, the expansion of Losner Park as a civic plaza for community events, and the construction of a new Police Station in the heart of Downtown.
Funding for the Seminole Theatre restoration was made possible thanks to the citizens of Homestead. During the decisive May 2014 Bond Referendum, 64% voted in favor of the $5 million Bond to renovate the Historic Seminole Theatre as a cultural center.
Showcase Series Performers
Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00PM
With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Jon Secada have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success. Secada is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:00pm
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:30PM
The Drifters served to link Fifties rhythm & blues with Sixties soul music. They epitomized the vocal group sound of New York City. Theirs was the sweet but streetwise sound of R&B suffused with gospel influences. The Drifters managed to set musical trends and give the public 13 chart hits, most of which are legendary recordings today.
Friday, February 12, 2016 8:00PM
Born in the birthplace of the King of Rock & Roll — Tupelo, Mississippi — Paul Thorn knows a thing or two about shaking it onstage. Much like Elvis Presley, Thorn has distinguished himself early on in his career with a live-performance energy that has enraptured audiences. Paul Thorn’s new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer.
Sunday, March 13, 2016 7:30PM
The Lettermen’s trademark is close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements. The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen harmony is nonstop. From their first hit in 1961 “The Way You Look Tonight” through current hits of today, the sound is undeniably Lettermen.
Friday, March 18, 2016 8:00PM
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists. Ms. Henry possesses a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, contemporary’ standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:30PM
Fifty years of nonstop touring, performing and recording have reaped huge rewards. Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. This man cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and everyone on the south side of Chicago in the early 1960’s – thank your lucky stars he is still with us telling the truth with a voice and harp tone like no other.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:00PM
South Beach Chamber Ensemble
The South Beach Chamber Ensemble began in 1997 with a free concert of Haydn and Dvorak Piano Trios at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. The ensemble is one of the only arts organizations in south Florida dedicated to offering affordable chamber music programs to new audiences while showcasing local musical talent.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:00PM
Miami Jazz Voices
Miami Jazz Voices teams up with jazz/pop/R&B vocalist Arianna Neikrug. Neikrug is the winner of the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (the “Sassy” Awards) and has shared the stage with various artists including Steve Miller, Alice Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Neil Young, Al Jarreau, Mindy Abair, James Moody, George Benson, Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato, and Roseanna Vitro.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:30PM
Led by world-renowned theater artist and director Teo Castellanos and backed by one of Miami’s most well-known DJs, Brimstone 127, the Combat Hippies are a group of military Veteran performing artists. The group’s core members consist of Hipolito “Beardman” Arriaga, Anthony “I.E.D.” Torres, Allen “Tatsel” Minor, and Andrew “Dru Phoenix” Cuthbert.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00PM
What a year it’s been for American country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark. Named Music Row Magazine’s 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year after her debut album 12 Stories was named the best album of 2013 by New York Magazine, NPR, The New York Post, and The Boston Globe. Clark has garnered nominations for the 2015 CMA Awards, ACM Awards and Grammy Awards, and won the Country Music Association award for Song of the Year for co-writing the hit “Follow Your Arrow”.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00PM
Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, the Mexican American singer-songwriter has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty.