The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts

815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728

Tower Theatre Neon Marquee


Box Office: (559) 485-9050




The Tower Theatre's non-profit operation relies upon generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.  Help us to keep the Performing Arts thriving in Fresno.



We consistently bring exciting and renowned music artists, comedians, alternative movies, special events, and world-class entertainment to Fresno's Historic Tower District.



Head on over to the Tower gift shop to check out our Tower shirts and mugs. We're also offering a Y&T Signature Guitar signed by the group when they performed here at the theatre.







Located at 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 · Ph. (559) 485-9050

Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tower Theatre Seating Chart

For Weekday Shows:

Opens at 10:00 a.m.
Closes one hour after show time

Weekend & Holiday Shows:

Open at 12:00 noon
Closes one hour after show time

December 5, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge for drinks and seating: 7 p.m.


Adam Corolla


Adam Corolla

The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.





December 6, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.


Contemporary Blues Master
Robert Cray


Contemporary Blues Master Robert Cray

Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar.  In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray’s name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards.





December 8, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.


Dweezil Zappa
Guitar Masterclass

Dweezilla on the Road

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.

“I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”





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



40th Anniversary of
One Size Fits All

Zappa Plays Zappa - 40th Anniversary of One Size Fits All

In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.





December 11, 2015 - 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Fresno Filmworks Movie: THEEB

Filmworks presents the dramatic fable “Theeb,” Jordan’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, at the historic Tower Theatre. The debut feature from Jordanian British filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar, who was named Variety’s Arab Filmmaker of the Year in 2014, plays as a rousing epic of one boy’s adventure to live up to the name bestowed on him by his father.


It’s 1916, and as World War I begins to change the Ottoman Empire, young Theeb (“Wolf”) embarks on a journey into adulthood after the death of his father. Theeb’s older brother Hussein raises him traditionally among the Bedouins, but life is interrupted by a British Army officer asking for Hussein’s guidance across the dangerous Arabian desert. Theeb secretly follows them, but the three soon find themselves caught amidst the massive international conflicts raging in their region. Theeb quickly learns what it means to be a true “wolf” and help his pack survive. In Arabic, with English Subtitles. 100 minutes, Not Rated.





December 12, 2015- 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


The Fab Four


THE FAB FOUR - The Ultimate Beatles Experience

The Emmy Award Winning 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' classics such as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.





December 18, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


A Peter White Christmas

with Mindi Abair & Rick Braun


A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair and Rick Braun

It wouldn't be the holidays without A Peter White Christmas. An annual tradition for Jazz aficionados everywhere, A Peter White Christmas is a perfect way for the whole family to celebrate the season.





December 19, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6 p.m.


Mixed Martial Arts
Action In A Cage


559 Fights: Cage Fight Fresno

For the first time ever, inside The Tower Theatre, 559 Fights #41 presents
the best Live! Amateur Mixed Martial Arts action in a Cage - First Bout: 7pm


If you are interested in VIP Seating or VIP Tables contact
559-362-4046 or email





January, 7, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Dave Mason’s
Traffic Jam


Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience,Traffic Jam.  Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.


The Dave Mason VIP Experience includes:


  • Meet and Greet with Dave Mason at Sound Check
  • Color 8 x 10 photo or Official Tour Book
  • Exclusive VIP laminate pass
  • One merchandise item from merchandise table (to be determined on show day, based on availability)
  • A Personalized Autographed Photo AND your picture taken with Dave





February 4, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world.  But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future.  Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of the Met talent scouts.





February 5, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Lounge & Seating Open - 6:30 p.m.


Sally Morgan,

Call Me Psychic


Sally Morgan - Call Me Psychic

Sally has had an outstanding career, which is largely down to her warm and down to earth personality. Her no holds barred and matter of fact manner has attracted a whole new audience to the spiritual world. Watch Sally's Videos here.





February 18, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Ottmar Liebert


Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating rock, jazz and pop music influences, Liebert redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. Featuring his signature song Barcelona Nights, it remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.





February 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge for Drinks & Seating - 7 p.m.


95.7 The Fox Presents



Greg Hahn Live Comedy

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.





March 19, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.



The hottest group in
the Celtic realm


Altan - Irish Acoustic Quintet at The Tower Theatre

“Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world’s great treasures,

gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse.”

Los Angeles Times


“More than any Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen

as keeper of the traditional flame.”

The Boston Globe


“Altan’s tireless touring has won them a loyal following

especially in America, and helped them make impressive


on world music charts.” Billboard


“The appeal of Altan centres on the fact that they see no differences

or divisions in music.  As such, they have managed to cross the all- important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music.”

The Sunday Tribune (Dublin)


You've gotta see Altan at The Tower Theatre! No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world!





April 11, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.


Jake Shimabukuro


Jake Shimabukuro

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Watch his new video, “Travels” on YouTube





April 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Purchase Y&T Guitar Raffle Tix

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 the hard rock bands that trailed.


Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems.


Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from "Facemelter" as well as

all the hits and fan favorites.


The Appletones

The Appletones





May 14, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.


Zeppelin USA

An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin


Zeppelin USA - An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin

With dynamic performances fitting of one of the great live bands in classic rock, Zeppelin USA forgoes the usual costume shtick to focus on creating the quartet's trademark sound -- heavy riffs, layered arrangements and haunting Tolkien-influenced lyrics.






Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

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


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