Live @ Benaroya Hall Adds Shows to First Season; Flatlanders, Aaron Neville On Sale Now

Live @ Benaroya Hall Adds Shows to First Season; Flatlanders, Aaron Neville On Sale Now

On the heels of Live @ Benaroya Hall's successful inaugural performance with Dwight Yoakam, they have expanded the eclectic offerings of their stellar first season by adding two more intimate music concerts: The Flatlanders on October 9, 2012 and Aaron Neville on February 19 and 20, 2013. The Flatlanders are celebrating their 40th anniversary and the release of their recently discovered missing Odessa Tapes. Aaron Neville will release a new album, My True Story, just three weeks prior to his two Seattle concerts in Benaroya's cozy 500-seat Recital Hall. Tickets to The Flatlanders and Aaron Neville concerts are on sale now.

Contemporary Folk Singer Suzanne Vega, who burst onto the music scene in 1985 with "Luka" will also make a stop at Benaroya Hall on February 5, 2013. Tickets to that concert go on sale Saturday October 6 at 10am.

More information about concerts through February 2013 is below. In addition to these concerts, more (including ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro Monterey Jazz and Chicano super-group Los Lobos in 2013) are listed at The season continues through June of 2013. Information on additional shows will be released as it becomes available.

Prices vary for all concerts. Tickets to all concerts are available at or by calling 206-215-4747. The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office is on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm and Saturday, 1 pm–6 pm.

The Flatlanders: 40th Anniversary Tour - Americana/Country
October 9, 7:30pm - Tickets $39
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Amid successful solo careers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have reunited again and again, for almost 40 years, as the not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders. They first got together in Lubbock, Texas in 1972. Their work on the 1998 soundtrack to the film "The Horse WhispererL was well received and they went on to release "Now Again," "Wheels of Fortune," and "Hills and Valleys." In honor of their 40th Anniversary, these 'founding fathers of Americana' will release the "Odessa Tapes," an album composed of recently discovered very early recordings that were believed lost.
Live @ Benaroya Hall Country concerts are generously underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Carlos Nuñez - Spanish Bagpipe
October 25, 7:30pm - Tickets $37
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
According to the Los Angeles Times, "If it's possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on the bagpipes and recorder, Nuñez could be the man." His CD sales have reached one million worldwide and achieved platinum status in Spain. Carlos Nuñez is a star, and seeing him perform live one is gripped by his sensitivity, energy and virtuosity. He became an honorary member of the Chieftans in their Grammy Award winning album, "Santiago."

Casa Patas Flamenco: Featuring Karen Lugo - World Music/Dance
Nov. 1 & 2 @ 7:30pm, Nov 4 @ 6:30pm - Tickets $33
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Join Fundacion Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas for some fiery footwork and live flamenco music. Karen Lugo is one of the youngest dancers and flamenco choreographers ever to perform with Casa Patas. Her volcanic energy is a force to behold. This three-day engagement is presented in collaboration with Seattle's Honorary Consulate of Spain.

Jim Brickman: On A Winter's Night - Adult Contemp./New Age
November 14, 7:30pm - Tickets $38-$77
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. His romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time. Brickman's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers "Valentine," "The Gift," "Love of My Life," "Simple Things" and "Peace." He's established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists including Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Michael Bolton and Olivia Newton-John. His signature style has brought him six Gold and Platinum albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, and two Grammy nominations.