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October acts at the Center for the Performing Arts

There's something for everyone in October at the Center for the Performing Arts! Young and old alike will enjoy a bevy of entertaining acts.

Pat Metheny Quartet Thursday, Oct 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $35

Drewry Simmons Vornehm Jazz Series

Groundbreaking musician-composer Pat Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards and countless “Best Jazz Guitarist” polls during his four-decade career. His current tour presents a range of music from his catalog, with Antonio Sanchez on drums, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Gwilym Simcock on piano. Metheny recently was named an NEA Jazz Master and also was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist. A Pre-Performance Dinner at the Palladium is available for purchase in advance.

Joshua Bell in recital with pianist Sam Haywood Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $45

Printing Partners Classical Series

With a career spanning more than 30 years and 40 albums, this Bloomington native and Indiana University graduate is one of the most acclaimed violinists of his era. His honors have included the Avery Fisher Prize as well as Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone Classical Music and Echo Klassik awards. This program with his regular performing partner will include works of Brahms, Grieg and Prokofiev.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $35

Katz, Sapper & Miller Series

After raising the roof with its Palladium debut last season, Postmodern Jukebox is returning with a new revue dubbed the Back in Black & White Tour. PMJ has clocked nearly a billion YouTube views with viral videos that reimagine contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in vintage styles from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown. The group’s live performances are rollicking, high-energy celebrations featuring multiple lead vocalists, and no two shows are the same.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium

Tickets from $35

Songbook Series

At the height of the psychedelic ’60s, this British crooner scored an unlikely No. 1 hit in 11 countries with his romantic ballad “Release Me,” which spent a record-setting 56 weeks on the charts. He has since sold over 140 million records with hits such as “After the Lovin’” and “This Moment in Time.” His latest studio album, 2017’s The Man I Want to Be, includes a reworking of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are.” A Pre-Performance Dinner at the Palladium is available for purchase in advance.

“The President Own” United States Marine Band

Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m.

The Palladium


Dubbed “The President’s Own” when it debuted for Thomas Jefferson in 1801, the Marine Band is America’s longest-running professional musical organization. Once led by John Philip Sousa, it performs at hundreds of official events each year, as well as public concerts suited for all ages and tastes. Tickets are free and will be released to the public in early October.

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