Greensboro, NC–The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro announces Vance Gilbert with Bruce Piephoff in concert on Thursday, April 23 in The Crown at the Carolina and Jorma Kaukonen in the Betty and Ben Cone, Jr. Auditorium on Tuesday, September 22.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale Fri., Mar. 13, at noon.


In The Crown at the Carolina*

Thurs., April 23, 7:30PM

Tickets on sale Fri., Mar. 13, at noon

Vance Gilbert exploded onto the scene in the early 90’s, with buzz spreading quickly. Who was this multicultural arts teacher knocking them dead at open mics? After opening Shawn Colvin’s 1992 Fat City tour, he took much of America by storm and by surprise. “With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegramin its review of a show from the Colvin tour. Gilbert has gone on to produce multiple acclaimed albums, creating a growing and evocative catalog by a cornerstone acoustic artist.

 Bruce Piephoff has been writing and performing songs and poetry for over 40 years. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it is his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff’s unassuming voice, ringing with wit and sincerity, steals the show.

Tickets are $17 in advance, or $19 at the door. A $1 facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket. NC sales tax is included in the ticket price. This event is seated.


Presented by MaxxMusic

In the Betty and Ben Cone, Jr. Auditorium

Tues., Sept. 22, 7:30PM

Tickets on sale Fri., Mar. 13, at noon

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna.  Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.

In addition to his work with Hot Tuna, Jorma has recorded more than a dozen solo albums on major labels beginning with 1974’s Quahand continuing with his recent acoustic releases on Red House Records, Stars in My Crownand River of Time.

Tickets are $49.50, $45.50, $39.50 or $35.50, depending on location. A $3 facility fee, a $1 promoter fee and NC sales tax will be added to the price of each ticket.

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The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor of the Carolina, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.

Tickets to these and all events at the Carolina Theatre or the Crown at the Carolina can be purchased online at CarolinaTheatre.com, by phone at 336-333-2605, or in person at the Carolina Theatre box office located at 310 S. Greene Street in Greensboro, Monday-Friday from noon-5pm. There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for all Internet purchases; guests can call 336-333-2605 to avoid that charge. Tickets can be mailed for a $1 post fee, or be picked up in will call for no additional charge.

  Presenting Arts, Preserving History. The Carolina Theatre receives generous support from ArtsGreensboro

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