The State Theatre boasts another impressive schedule of artists for the fall season, and while we can’t highlight them all (check the website!), here are some highlights that you will surely want to check out.
Sept. 18: Lettuce - This six-member genre-busting collective formed in 1992 by four alumni of the Berklee College of Music is known for creating music that encompasses many different genres such as jazz, ambient, experimental, soul, etc. to name a few. Tickets are $26 with doors opening at 7 p.m and the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Sept. 20: Capitol Steps - taking humor from the day’s headlines and making plenty of parodies, the Capitol Steps are finding the funny in the insanity. Ticket prices range from $38.50 to $48.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Sept. 21: Mystery Science Theatre 3000 “LIVE” - Audience members will be given the treat of seeing the movie ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ starring a young Jean-Claude Van Damme as a self-conscious teen who becomes a martial arts master under the tutelage of Bruce Lee’s ghost. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $28.50 and range to $58.50.
Sept. 28: Cat Power - As a part of their 2019 Wanderer Tour, Cat Power, joined by Arsun, will be hitting the State Theatre stage. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25 and range to $45.
Sept. 29: Zuzu Acrobats Presenting African Cirque Spectacular - direct from Mombassa, Kenya to bring fun for the whole family. Tickets are $5 - $6 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show beginning at 7 p.m.
Oct. 5: Paula Poundstone - A comedienne who can regularly be heard on the N.P.R. news quiz Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me and hosts the podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone will be coming to the State Theatre; it’s Paula Poundstone! Tickets range from $29.50 to $39.50 with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Oct.11: The Robert Cray Band - This band works to bridge the gap between blues, soul, and R&B and promises exciting sounds for all. Tickets range from $28.50 to $48.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Oct. 26: Elvis Costello & The Imposters - legendary musician Elvis Costello is coming to Ithaca with the band The Imposters. With an epically euphoric sound, this is bound to be a performance to remember. Tickets range from $59.50 to $89.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Nov. 1: Rufus Wainwright - Known for his cover of the song Hallelujah written by Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright is going to be performing at the State Theatre as a part of his Oh Solo Wainwright Tour. Tickets range from $26.50 to $196.50 for a VIP pass. The doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m.
Nov. 3: Gregory Alan Isakov - The indie folk singer will perform his songs using a combination of guitar and piano with a slew of other helpers to create a moody sound. Tickets range from $26 to $46.
Nov. 17: Josh Gates Live - Host of the Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown and Legendary Locations, Josh Gates will be coming to the State Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45.
Dec. 7: A Very Electric Christmas - Closing out the season is a celebration of the season of giving. This performance tells the story of Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. Max gets lost, but he encounters worms, poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mice and even a Rat King. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $14.50 to $24.50.