Trey Anastasio, Eddie Izzard, And More Keep Patrons Busy At The Grand!

Trey Anastasio, Eddie Izzard, And More Keep Patrons Busy At The Grand!Excitement is brewing as 14 artists play one of The Grand's three venues in Wimington. With the potential to bring over 15,000 patrons to downtown Wilmington, this month is sure to restaurants and patrons happy. The old saying goes, there's something for everyone this month at The Grand!

Liberty Comedy presents Battle of the Sexes

Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the baby grand

Two male comics, two female comics, one each married and single, talking about relationships and other wonders of modern life. Just in time for Valentine's Day, enjoy an evening of deep laughs and sharp observations as these accomplished comics trade jokes about love and not-love, bad dinners and good dates, broken cars and unbroken dreams. Featuring Ross Bennett (Letterman, Comedy Central), Tony Deyo (Conan, Late Late Show), Kerri Louise has appeared on Nick Mom, Comics Unleashed, Dr Oz, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The View and more.and Robyn Schall (AXS TV). Tickets: $31

Classic Albums Live presents Led Zeppelin IV

Friday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

You don't see the Mona Lisa from the eyebrows down - you want to see the whole thing," says executive producer Craig Martin. That's why CAL plays each celebrated record note for note and cut for cut. Acclaimed by audiences around the country and right here in Wilmington, in February CAL will revisit Led Zeppelin IV, the landmark album that features "Black Dog," "Rock and Roll," "Going to California," and of course, "Stairway to Heaven." IV is considered one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever, and sold over 37 million copies in its original 1971 release. Tickets: $34

Eddie Izzard: Believe Me Tour - Tickets Limited

Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. in The Playhouse at Rodney Square

Over the course of a thirty-year career, Eddie Izzard has proved himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screen with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Northern Ireland, Wales, and England, he lost his mother at the age of six and that has affected the rest of his life. In his teens, he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a comedy double act. When his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man escape act, and thus a solo career was ignited. As a stand-up comedian, Izzard has captivated audiences with his surreal, stream-of-consciousness comedy-lines such as "Cake or Death?" "Death Star Canteen," and "Do You Have a Flag?" have the status of great rock lyrics. As a self-proclaimed "action transvestite," Izzard broke a mold performing in makeup and heels, and has become as famous for his "total clothing" rights as he has for his art. In Believe Me, he recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End theaters, to Wembley Arena, Madison Square Garden, and the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets: $40-$63

The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

2018 marks the 380th anniversary of the Kalmar Nyckel's landing in America and the start of the New Sweden colony. To celebrate that historical moment, The Grand, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will welcome the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra from Sweden on its first North American tour. With Music Director Stefan Solyom at the helm, this revered orchestra will play a program that includes Dances from Galanta by Zoltan Kodaly, the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, appropriately known as "From the New World." "The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra plays with intensity. It must be heard." Sinfinimusic.com Tickets: $54-$59

Socks in the Frying Pan

Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the baby grand

Irish Music Magazine says "their sound flows in magnetic, energetic waves and so does their banter on stage." This multi-award winning young trio hails from County Clare in the west of Ireland, a long-established center for sensational Irish music. Blending intricate vocal harmonies, dynamic music ability, and a witty stage presence, Aodán Coyne (guitar) and the Hayes brothers Shane (accordion) and Fiachra (fiddle, banjo) have captivated audiences in Ireland and now the U.S. The worldwide "Sock Invasion" continues in force! Tickets: $22

A Band Called Honalee

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the baby grand

Although this modern-day folk trio draws its inspiration from Peter, Paul & Mary, they also perform early '60s favorites by other renowned musical artists such as the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan. A Band Called Honalee returns to the baby grand by popular demand for another evening of intricate harmonies, timely song lyrics, and just plain fun. Lead vocalist Hanley Smith says "This music is timeless and it's so intelligently written that people can find something to fight for, no matter their political leaning, in it." she said. "While it is protest music, it is also community music." Tickets: $27

The Orchestra

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

A sensation with its performance at last year's Grand Gala, The Orchestra is back by popular demand to play an evening of nothing but hits by the Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring several former members of the '70s Top 40 hit machine, the set list will certainly include such favorites as "Evil Woman," "Strange Magic," "Don't Bring Me Down," "Turn to Stone," and "Do Ya?," among many, many others. "The set had the crowd up and dancing, singing along." The Morning Call Tickets: $42-$49

Trey Anastasio - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

Sometimes it's tempting to reflect on the road not taken. But while most of us regard a fork in the road as an either/or proposition - left or right? - Trey Anastasio instead sees a convergence of opportunities. Traveler, the new solo album that he co-produced with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jónsi), marks the coalescence of the many roads Anastasio has taken in his remarkable career and caps off a year that he characterizes as one of his busiest, most creatively fulfilling yet.

Glenn Burtnik's Summer of Love Tour

Friday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

A surprise hit at The Grand in 2016, Styx's Glen Burtnik and his Summer of Love Experience is back with a top-flight band of talented musicians to re-create the exciting, still-vibrant sounds of that generation. With horns, strings, and a full rock-and-roll band, the Summer of Love faithfully recalls iconic songs of The Doors, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Santana, Crosby Still Nash & Young, Joe Cocker, and many, many more into one psychedelic powerhouse of a concert. Fifty years later, these classic songs still define an era of American musical history. Tickets: $32-$39

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

A perennial favorite at The Grand, the ultimate Jersey bar band is coming back for a night of great music and terrific camaraderie. A Southside Johnny concert, for the uninitiated, is the most amazing musical party you can imagine with 1200 of your closest friends. The Jukes evokes the musical history of the Jersey Shore in the same tradition as Springsteen and Bon Jovi, both of whom have played with Johnny. "Charismatic, funny, and incredibly talented," says the National Rock Review. Tickets: $32-$39

TAO: Drum Heart

Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. in The Playhouse at Rodney Square

The dramatic musicians that wowed Wilmington audiences with their previous shows, "Art of the Drum" and "Seventeen Samurai" are back with their latest demonstration of the power and beauty of Japanese drumming. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. "Extraordinarily talented percussion artists...the crowd was unmistakably wowed." Chicago Tribune. Tickets: $33-$39

Andrew Bird

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Copeland Hall

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Tickets: $43-$51

The Drifters, The Platters, and Cornel Gunther's The Coasters - Tickets Limited

Friday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. in The Playhouse at Rodney Square

It's not a concert...it's a party! Spend a nostalgic evening with three of the world's most beloved musical groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll-Doo Wop sound. The groups' songbooks include some of the most beloved classics of early Rock & Roll, including "Up on The Roof," "Under The Boardwalk," "Searchin'," "Yakety Yak," "Only You," and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." All three have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and acclaim and fans around the world. Tickets: $36-$43

SHOPKINS LIVE! Shop it Up!

Friday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. in The Playhouse at Rodney Square

Shopkins Live! Lights up the stage in this premiere live touring production, packed with fun and entertainment with your kid's favorite characters. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state-of-the-art projections, this is a delightful live experience with characters you love. Tickets: $45-$105

Tickets can be purchased online at TheGrandWilmington.org, by phone at 302-652-5577, or by visiting The Grand's Box Office at 818 North Market Street, Wilmington.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

The Grand's performance season is supported in large part by generous corporate sponsors Bank of America, The Buccini-Pollin Group, Capital One, Chemours, Delmarva Power, DuPont, JP Morgan Chase, M&T Bank, PNC Foundation; grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation; and contributions from donors including major benefactors Tatiana and Gerret Copeland and Harry and Evelyn Russell, as well as more than five hundred other generous businesses, individuals and families.

The Grand's programming is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

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