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FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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 The crown jewel of Fresno's hottest nightlife neighborhood, the Tower Theatre lends its name to an area which has been a community focus of arts and entertainment for generations.

  Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the theater was restored in 1990 and reopened as a center for the performing arts. In 1992, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Considered to be the finest facility of its kind in California, the Tower Theatre boasts an authentic art deco theme throughout the interior and exterior. The covered foyer of Italian Terrazo, as well as the adjoining lobby with its beautiful historic Carvarts glass etching, serve as a mingling area for patrons between acts. It is also conveniently available for refreshments or concession sales.

  Anchored by the theatre, the Tower District has seen a booming resurgence with many new restaurants and clubs opening within a four mile radius. The theatre is located at the central intersection of Wishon and Olive avenues, relatively close to the Fresno-Yosemite International Air Terminal, Freeway 41, Hwy 99, and major hotels.

  The theatre is a 1940's moderne deco masterpiece. Located adjacent to the theatre is Pinot Wine Bar & Bistro and across the street is Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre. Within a short walking distance are Sequoia Brewing Company, Irene's Cafe, Starbuck's Coffee, Livingstone's Bar & Grill, Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Shop, Veni Vidi Vici, Cuca's Mexican restaurant, Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor, The 2nd Space Theatre, and many other great Tower District dining spots.


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~ TOWER THEATRE EVENTS ~

FOR SHOW INFORMATION
AND TICKET RESERVATIONS CALL

(559) 485-9050

at the
Tower Theatre Box Office
Weekday Shows: The Box Office opens at
10:00 A.M.
and closes one hour after show time
.

Weekend and Holiday Shows: The Box Office opens at
12:00 noon
and closes one hour after show time.

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November 22, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6 p.m.


95.7 The Fox presents
Recommended 18 & Over
Ticket Price Includes $1 Red Cross Donation

Keystone Light Friends
of Bob & Tom

Comedy Tour

Keystone Light Friends of Bob & Tom Comedy Tour

Keystone Light Friends of Bob & Tom Comedy Tour

Nick Griffin
A regular on The Bob & Tom Show, NIck has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman nine times. Nick has also been seen on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central.

Tommy Johnagin
Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. 

John Caponera
You may recognize John as the star of his own sitcom called "The Good Life" or as the host of Comedy Central's sport show "Jocks" and ESPN's "Talk II".

David Crowe
Some of the highlights from David Crowe’s career include his own one-hour comedy special on Showtime titled “Crooked Finger”, appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “The Bob and Tom All-Stars Comedy Hour” and most recently the “HA! Festival” for the CBC in Canada which will air in 2013.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 5, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

The Fab Four

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 6, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


       presents

Caravanserai
The legendary music of Carlos Santana

Caravanserai - The Music of Santana

Experience the magic and fire of Santana as Caravanserai brings their high-energy show to the Tower Theatre. Saluting guitarist Carlos Santana and his iconic hit-making ensemble, Caravanserai delivers a high-energy re-creation of an actual Santana concert complete with an explosive Latin percussion section and featuring the precision guitar work of founder/leader Leo Herrera. Celebrate five decades of Santana music in this fitting tribute to the men who coined Latin-Rock and made it popular to the masses.

Rumours
A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours - The Music of Fleetwood Mac

"While we try to stick to the classic album arrangements as much as possible, portraying the young Fleetwood Mac allows, and often requires us to stretch outside the confines of the song. As we have discovered, they rarely played a song the exact same way twice and we sometimes modify arrangements in the same way they did," says the band. While other Fleetwood Mac tributes exist, The Rumours Tribute Show excels in the fact that the members are age appropriate and fully committed to the Fleetwod Mac concept.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 11, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

An Irish Christmas
Celebrating Christmas in Ireland with
Glorious Music, Traditional Dance, Storytelling,
Laughter and plenty of Irish Soul

An Irish Christmas

Only Ireland brings together contemporary city life, rich history and idyllic countryside to delight in every way.  Make this your time to discover it, start planning now at http://www.ireland.com



ORDER SHOW TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Tower Theatre Box Office:
485-9050. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tower Theatre
on the corner of Olive & Wishon or online.


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December 12, 2014
5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Fresno Filmworks
Fresno Filmworks presents

Fresno Filmworks Presents Bird People

Fresno Filmworks presents "Bird People" at the historic Tower Theatre. This French experimental drama, an official selection Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of two strangers whose lives are unimaginably transformed as they come together inside a Paris hotel.

Advance Tickets: $10 General Admission or $8 Student/Senior
Purchase by cash or check at the Tower Theatre Box Office
815 E. Olive Avenue at Olive & Wishon, Fresno, CA
Visit FresnoFilmworks.org
to Order Online


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December 14, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Riders in the Sky

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 17, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Olate Dogs Holiday Rescue Tour

VIP ticket includes premium seating, after show meet-and-greet with the Dogs, and DVD gift package

The Olate Dogs were the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 and headlining The Palazzo.

Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.com) are a high energy, fast-paced theatrical act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. Most of Richard’s dogs are rescue dogs. The Olate Dogs can be seen at NBA halftimes and touring the country making kids of all ages laugh and smile. Visit their website

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 19, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

A Peter White Christmas
with Special Guests
Mindy Abair & Rick Braun

A Peter White Christmas

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Tower Theatre Box Office:
485-9050. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tower Theatre
on the corner of Olive & Wishon or online.


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December 20, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus-LIVE! is a hilarious fusion between theatre and stand-up, based on the number one best selling book from acclaimed author John Gray.

This live comedy show is more than just the book. The actor in the show relates to the audience as someone, who resisted the Mars/Venus work for years, but then he meets John Gray – now his experience leads him to share with others how he sees the relationships of men and women from a very humorous perspective. Watch on YouTube.com

This hysterical 90-minute show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Presented via different vignettes, topics will cover everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom!

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 31, 2014 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Comedian Paul Rodriguez

Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 10, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Judy CollinsSinger Judy Collins

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 22, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

John Edward

Joh Edward

John Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking
attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium,
author and lecturer, he has, over the last 25 years, helped thousands
with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate
with those who have crossed over to the Other Side.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 24, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

“Roy Orbison Returns” is a fully-scripted musical theater re-creation of Roy Orbison's 1980's concert era with costumes, lighting, staging and Orbison’s set list.  Included in the ninety-minute shows are songs representative of thirty-plus years of musical history from his earliest Teen Kings rockabilly days through Doo-Wop and on through the sixties into the MTV era. Watch on YouTube.com

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 30, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda (whose untimely passing came in 2001) in 1983, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80's and they continue to set the standard.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 31, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30

Y&T

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Motley Crue.


ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Tower Theatre Box Office:
485-9050. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tower Theatre
on the corner of Olive & Wishon or online
.


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February 6, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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February 7, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

The Wailin’ Jennys

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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March 12, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Ladysmith
Black Mombazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

In 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – led by founder and leader JOSEPH SHABALALA – celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Within this music are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual spirit that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations and countries.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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March 20, 2015:
Matinee Only at 2:00 p.m.

March 21, 2015:
Two Shows - 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Big Band Musical Revue
In The Mood


In The Mood -  Big Band Musical Revue

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be "In the Mood" to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing." Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Tower Theatre Box Office:
485-9050. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tower Theatre
on the corner of Olive & Wishon or online
.


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March 28, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER TITUS
Angry Pursuit of Happiness
Live 2014

Christopher Titus - Angr Pusuit of Happiness Live 2014

Christopher Titus is known for his edgy, confrontational material that pushes the envelope instead of brushing the topic under the carpet.
His comedy TV show, Titus, was based on the true-life dysfunctional relationship he had with his father.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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April 30, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Janis Ian

Not the most popular. Not the richest. Simply the greats.Ask any student of the form, and Janis Ian will be counted among them. The writer of "Jesse" a song recorded by so many others that few remember Ian wrote it; "Stars," possibly the best song ever written about the life of a performer, recorded by artists as diverse as Mel Torme and Cher; and the seminal "At Seventeen", a song that brought her five Grammy nominations in 1975, and which is now reaching its third generation of listeners.


ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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Fresno Filmworks

Check the Fresno Filmworks Website for upcoming
movies playing at the Tower Theatre!

 

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Fresno Reel Pride

Visit the Fresno Reel Pride Website
for upcoming movies and Film Festivals.

 

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Friends of the
Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts:


Visit TheatreworksUSA, America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Their plays, musicals, and guest artists tour all over the United States to at least 44 states every year!

California Theatre Center
Visit
the California Theatre Center
for upcoming Plays and Performances.


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Tickets for all shows are on sale now at the Tower Theatre Box Office.
We accept all major credit cards.


DIRECTIONS & LOCATION
The Tower Theatre is located at
815 E.Olive Avenue in Fresno, CA 93728

The Tower Theatre Neon Marquee  From the North, take Olive Avenue exit off freeway 99. Turn left on Olive and go East, past Roeding Park two miles into the Tower District to the intersection of Olive and Wishon.

   From the South, after passing downtown Fresno, take the 168 exit, go 1/2 mile to Van Ness/Fulton exit, once off highway go across Fulton to Van Ness, turn left, go one mile north to Olive, then left to the Theatre at Olive and Wishon.

   From the Fresno-Yosemite Int'l Airport, take McKinley Avenue west to Wishon, turn left on Wishon and go 1/2 mile south to the Theatre. See our Tower Theatre Location Map.


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SHOWS | RENTALS | LOCATION | HISTORY | CONTACT | SEATING CHART

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