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Mesa Rd, Isla Vista,  CA 93117 United States
(805) 893-3535

UCSB Campbell Hall

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October 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir, Songs of the Free

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns for an infectiously joyful performance of spirituals, freedom songs, gospel and pop hits to commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of... Find out more »

Jonah Goldberg

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Without peer in his ability to reinforce the deepest and most significant truths embedded in American democracy.” National Review Senior editor of National Review, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Los Angeles Times-syndicated columnist and author... Find out more »

Jonah Goldberg

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior editor of National Review, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Los Angeles Times-syndicated columnist and author of Liberal Fascism and The Tyranny of Clichés, Jonah Goldberg offers provocative critiques of the political landscape and current... Find out more »

Kay Redfield Jamison

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.” – Oliver Sacks on An Unquiet Mind An international authority on mood disorders and suicide, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison went public with her… Find out more »

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho was thrust into the top ranks of the musical world in 2015 when his flawless, insightful performances earned the Gold Medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His live album of that competition… Find out more »

Ojai Storytelling Festival on Tour

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whether it’s a tall tale filled with hilarity or a journey of the imagination, master storytellers will deliver a program your children will never forget. These charismatic yarn-spinners incorporate sign language, movement, song, puppetry and inventive... Find out more »
November 2018

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Actor Jeff Goldblum has been lending his uniquely wry charm and unpredictable edge to films like Jurassic Park, The Fly and The Grand Budapest Hotel for more than four decades. But he’s also an accomplished pianist who shows… Find out more »

Tarana Burke

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - November 6 @ 9:30 pm
“It’s exhilarating to know that such a powerful voice is finally breaking through. Tarana will continue to do this work, but the stage will be bigger and the microphone turned all the way up.” Time 100 Tarana Burke… Find out more »

Jennifer Doudna

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“The technology of gene editing will be the most important advance of our era, one that will create astonishing opportunities combined with frightening moral challenges.” – Walter Isaacson Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world... Find out more »

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grammy Award-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is renowned for the shimmering quality of its sound and enthralling performances. The choir recorded Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra – now celebrating its 25th anniversary.... Find out more »

The Tallest Man on Earth

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Playing spare, tuneful indie folk enlivened by passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, The Tallest Man on Earth is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, whose “highly personal lyrics and irresistibly rollicking guitar [are] a thing of refined and... Find out more »

Jake Shimabukuro

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuosic performances combine his singular mix of classical grandiosity, jazz ingenuity and rock-star tenacity. While he draws comparisons to musical vanguards like Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, his sound and spirit is... Find out more »
December 2018

The Okee Dokee Brothers

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they’re a Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music, with… Find out more »

Jeh Johnson

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“The finest lawyer I ever worked with in government – a straightforward, plain-speaking man of great integrity, with common sense to burn and a good sense of humor.” – Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates As Secretary of… Find out more »

Kronos Quartet, Music for Change: The Banned Countries

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has embodied a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. A response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the U.S.,… Find out more »

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Texas greats Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen join forces in an up-close-and-personal evening you won’t want to miss. Since their days as college buddies swapping songs on the front porch, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s… Find out more »

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One year to the originally scheduled date, we’re thrilled to welcome back this roof-raising music event! Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. The... Find out more »
January 2019

Jon Batiste, solo

January 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Multifaceted jazz artist Jon Batiste is seen by millions on television five nights a week as bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With his soulful brand of high-energy pop mixed with New Orleans funk and American… Find out more »

Quote Unquote Collective

January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
A two-woman theatrical performance acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast… Find out more »

Quote Unquote Collective

January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
A two-woman theatrical performance acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast… Find out more »

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Leonidas Kavakos, a “formidable violinist” (The New York Times) and “prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique” (The Guardian, U.K.) returns to Santa Barbara after his enthralling 2017 performance with pianist Yuja Wang. A musician’s musician, the Los... Find out more »

Black Violin

January 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Classical music meets hip hop in the groundbreaking duo Black Violin and their Classical Boom Tour, blurring the lines between genre, race and gender with its unique, family-friendly fusion of groove and strings. Violist Wil B. and violinist… Find out more »

George Saunders with Pico Iyer

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and his surreal, experimental first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, won the Man Booker Prize in… Find out more »

Martha Redbone

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest... Find out more »
February 2019

Danish String Quartet (classical)

February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, the Danish String Quartet has become the darling of A&L’s program for its profound and skillful interpretations of classical masters. The Nordic lads who possess “warmth,... Find out more »

Snarky Puppy

February 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse. The Brooklyn-based collective features a revolving cast of up to 25 musicians who work with some of… Find out more »
March 2019

Lisa Genova

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova. She will share the latest science investigating the disease and promising research on what each of us can do to build an… Find out more »

Mountainfilm on Tour – Kids Showcase

March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountainfilm on Tour returns with a special all-ages program that families can enjoy together! With a mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth... Find out more »

Susan Orlean with Pico Iyer

March 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From the everyday to the outlandish, bestselling author Susan Orlean has an eye for the moving, the hilarious and the surprising. Considered “a national treasure” (The Washington Post), she is the author of The Orchid Thief, which inspired… Find out more »
April 2019

Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival

April 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
With a reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows, the hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown sets up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent,… Find out more »

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The world-renowned all-singing, all-plucking ukulele superstars – who last year celebrated “30 plucking years” of ukulele action – are back with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and superlative entertainment. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to... Find out more »

Sō Percussion

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hailed as an “experimental powerhouse” (Village Voice), Brooklyn-based So Percussion’s innovative work explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. For Amid the Noise, a set of short pieces framed by drones and subtly changing harmonies, the... Find out more »

Monterey Jazz Festival feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant

April 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A young jazz star with an old soul, Cécile McLorin Salvant is among the most exciting singers of her generation. Credited with carrying on the legacy of legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the Santa Barbara favorite… Find out more »

The Gloaming

April 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. Merging Irish tunes, sean nós (old style) singing and instrumental explorations over a backbone of spare... Find out more »

Dan Buettner & David McLain

April 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
When it comes to what it takes to live a long, happy life, most people are misguided or just plain wrong. So what really works? Bestselling Blue Zones author Dan Buettner and award-winning photographer David McLain wanted to… Find out more »

Anoushka Shankar

April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes, sitar player Anoushka Shankar’s outstanding musicianship is marked by a calligraphic dexterity and profound emotion. The six-time Grammy nominee and daughter of the late musical... Find out more »
May 2019

Neil Gaiman

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One of the greatest living storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories and nonfiction for readers of all ages, including The Sandman comic book series, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline. Among many,… Find out more »

Andrew Solomon with Pico Iyer

May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon blends refection, decades-long research and personal experience to create portraits of the human condition like no other. His books include Far from the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity,... Find out more »
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