Contributed by Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center
The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University has unveiled its Fall 2021 performance schedule. The autumn lineup boasts more than a dozen performances and features legendary names from the worlds of classical, rock, folk, bluegrass and soul. Tickets for all Fall 2021 performances are now available to the general public.
Standout performers Kenny G, The Beach Boys, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Ziggy Marley highlight a top-notch list that will make the Gogue Center’s fall season a must-see for music fans.
The fall season officially begins Friday, Aug. 13, with an outdoor concert by Not Our First Goat Rodeo, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and guest Aoife O’Donovan. The Grammy Award-winning supergroup, who are reuniting for the first time in nearly a decade, will perform a collection of all-new music from their self-titled album released in 2020. The group’s upcoming nationwide tour includes only nine engagements, and their stop at the Gogue Center is one of only two scheduled on the East Coast.
In September, the center will present bluegrass icon Del McCoury and the Del McCoury Band, Grammy-nominated R&B singer Candi Staton and LA-based folk-rockers Dawes with special guest Erin Rae.
Saxophone legend Kenny G, reggae star Ziggy Marley and rocker Melissa Etheridge are slated for dates in October, as are The Beach Boys, who are returning for a second engagement following their sold-out inaugural season concert. Chart-topping bluegrass singer-songwriter Sierra Hull and blues rock guitarist Boz Scaggs will also perform in October.
The Gogue Center will welcome the “Godmother of Soul” and Grammy Hall of Famer Patti LaBelle, as well as award-winning humorist and Auburn alumna Jeanne Robertson, in November.
The fall season will conclude with matinee and evening performances of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” — the center’s first Broadway production since reopening in Spring 2021 — on Sunday, Dec. 12.
While most performances will return to the Walter Stanley and Virginia Katharyne Evans Woltosz Theatre, a few select engagements will be presented outdoors at the Amphitheatre at the City of Auburn Lawn and Porch. A complete schedule of all Fall 2021 performances with dates, times, venues and ticket links is listed below.
FALL 2021 PERFORMANCES
Not Our First Goat Rodeo:
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, with guest Aoife O’Donovan
Friday, Aug. 13
Del McCoury Band
Friday, Sept. 17
Saturday, Sept. 18
Dawes with special guest Erin Rae
Thursday, Sept. 30
An Evening with Kenny G
Saturday, Oct. 2
The Beach Boys
Tuesday, Oct. 5
Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute to His Father
Wednesday, Oct. 6
Thursday, Oct. 14
Monday, Oct. 18
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Sunday, Nov. 14
Friday, Nov. 19
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Sunday, Dec. 12
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.