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

The schedule of 33 performances will bring artists from around the world to Bucknell.

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Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

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

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Broadway Star to Join Forces with Bucknell Symphonic Band

Broadway Star to Join Forces with Bucknell Symphonic Band

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

All-Female Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

The group will bring its unique take on classical music to Bucknell.

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Performance Reviews

Sweet Honey in the Rock: A Night of Holyday Joy

What a way to welcome the holiday season! Grammy-winning, all-women, African American a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock returned to the Weis Center (they performed in 1992) for a December 1 performance that had everyone “Celebrating the Holydays.” Founded in 1973, and with a few member changes over its forty years, Sweet Honey in the Rock has a mission to educate, entertain, and empower through powerful a capella vocal dynamics and American Sign Language. The current lineup consists of vocalists Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress, an American Sign Language Interpreter who has […]

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Performance Reviews

First Hip Hop Happening Breaks Ground

In breaking with traditional concert norms, the Weis Center hosted its first ever Hip Hop Happening. This panel-performance brought to attention many of the political issues most commonly discussed in hip hop music in the past to lead the performers to speculate on the genre’s future in social action. Moderated by Manny Faces, a New York City based hip hop journalist and advocate, the Weis Center welcomed artists Amos Lachman, J Pope and two Bucknell University students Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe. Keeping with the themes of social action, the panel discussion opened up with a question from Manny surrounding […]

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Weis Center News

An Evening with Guitarist Lenny Kaye Added to Weis Center Schedule

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host Lenny Kaye, acclaimed guitarist for Patti Smith Group, on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. “An Evening with Lenny Kaye” is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free question and answer session with Kaye on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell University Philosophy Professor Peter Groff and is free and open to the public. The talk will explore Kaye’s role in the evolution and history […]

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Weis Center News

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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Our snowy/icy/magical view this morning. Winter wonderland indeed. ❄️😊⛄️ #weiscenter #bucknellu #winterwonderland #snowglobe

Um, yeah, our Lighting team is having some fun tonight. #dancingontheceiling #hiphopdanceparty

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo brought break dancers. Yesssss. #secretagent23skidoo #hiphop

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