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.

Loudon Wainwright III & Dar Williams - Folk
January 11 & 12, 2013, 7:30pm - Tickets $39
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
These unique singer-songwriters will take the stage for a rare two-night only concert event. Apart, their careers and collaborations are epic; together, their abilities as storytellers and entertainers will enchant audiences. Using a witty, self-mocking style, Wainwright has recorded over 20 albums on 11 different labels. Three of his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards and he won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project." Wainwright has also appeared in films and on TV including small parts in "The Aviator," "Elizabethtown," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up" and "Parks and Recreation." Like Wainwright, Dar Williams writes from personal experience but she specializes in pop folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described her as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters " and she has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez.

Marc Cohn - Folk/Rock
January 28 & 29, 7:30 – Tickets $43
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and he's able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. In 1990 he recorded his critically acclaimed self-titled debut disc which yielded such classics as "Walking in Memphis" and "Silver Thunderbird."

Suzanne Vega - Contemporary Folk
February 5, 7:30pm - Tickets $45
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
"Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation," (Biography Magazine) Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang songs of her own creation. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given countless sold-out performances that are consistently devoid of outward drama while conveying deep emotion. Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as a "cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper." Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who "observed the world with a clinically poetic eye," Suzanne's songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. In short, Suzanne Vega's work is immediately recognizable as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio almost 30 years ago.

Aaron Neville - Soul R&B
February 19 & 20, 7:30pm - Tickets $56
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Soul and R&B legend Aaron Neville brings his signature vibrato to Benaroya Hall as part of his My True Story Album tour. This is his debut for EMI's Blue Note records and was produced by Keith Richards –yes, THE Keith Richards! The album will feature some of Neville's favorite songs from the doo-wop era including "Tears on my Pillow" and "Under the Boardwalk"

Launched in 2012, Live @ Benaroya Hall presents a diverse lineup of jazz, rock, blues, country, pop, alternative and world music concerts in downtown Seattle's acoustically superb Benaroya Hall - a world class performing arts center that engages and serves the Puget Sound region. For additional information, including a full concert schedule, please visit

Benaroya Hall is home of the Seattle Symphony and venue of choice for many local arts organizations. It is located on an entire city block in downtown Seattle and is surrounded by numerous restaurants, retail stores and parking facilities. The Hall has two performance spaces - the 2,500-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium and the 540-seat Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - and a 430-stall underground parking garage. Over 450,000 people participate in public and private events annually, making Benaroya Hall the most-visited performing arts venue in Seattle. Benaroya Hall has received numerous awards, including a 2001 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award for outstanding architecture. For additional information, including rental information, event listings and public tour schedules, please visit