Weis Center's 30th anniversary season features more than 30 performances

The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.

As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.

Officially amazing.

In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.

When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.

The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.

For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2017-18 Season Preview

How To Order Tickets

  • Order by phone: 570.577.1000
     
  • Order in person: Visit the Weis Center lobby or the Elaine Langone Center lobby
     
  • Order by mail: Use the order form in the brochure
     
  • Order online at the University Box Office
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

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Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

The performance will close the Weis Center's 2016-17 season.

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Acclaimed singer Ivan Rutherford to perform at spring concert.

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Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will offer a free lecture, demonstration and performance with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.

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All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

The hypnotic singing of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares highlights the rich folk heritage of the Balkans.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

The award-winning performer will bring her act to Bucknell.

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Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Martial arts masters will perform as part of the Weis Center Family Discovery Series.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Four coal-related lectures will precede the performance.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

The troupe will bring its award-winning acrobatics to Bucknell as part of the Family Discovery Series.

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All-Female Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

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Performance Reviews

Alonzo King LINES Ballet show the Weis Center a new form of dance

We welcomed the first dance performance of our 30th anniversary season Thursday, October 12 with a dazzling production by the Alonzo King LINES Ballet company. The San Francisco contemporary ballet company boasts dancers that move with such fluidity across the stage that one number seamlessly blends into the next. The show consisted of two acts that each contained one extended piece choreographed solely by King. The first piece, entitled Biophony, was an exceptional and unique collaboration between King, soundscape artist Bernie Krause, and composer Richard Blackford. The audio played during the piece was from Krause’s recording of various ecosystems and creatures from […]

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Jazz/World Music Vocalist Somi Performs in Free Show at Weis Center

Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]

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Americana/Bluegrass Artist Tim O’Brien Comes to Weis Center

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and his Band will bring Americana/bluegrass music to the stage on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and after seeing Doc Watson on TV became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk the Way the Wind Blows in 1986 and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered […]

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Mermaid Theatre to Bring Two Beloved Children’s Books to Life

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to the Weis Center, this time bringing two beloved children’s books to life, Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook on Saturday, October 21 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is ideal for ages 3-7. The performance will run for 60 minutes without an intermission. Sponsors for the performance include the Public Library for Union County, Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, and Geisinger. Patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy free kids’ activities hosted by the Public Library for […]

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Special song leaders today during the Community Jam: Del McCoury Band and Rory Block. Plus host Lenny Kaye from Patti Smith Group. We're not kiddin' around, folks. #bucknellu #weiscenter #livemusic #martinguitars

Full house for the Community Guitar Jam! #bucknellu #weiscenter #martinguitars

Full house for the Community Guitar Jam! #bucknellu #weiscenter #martinguitars

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