• February events: Troker, wild Up, At the Illusionist's Table, Twin Peaks, Mercy Me, Ty Dolla $ign, PostSecret, Orlando Consort, Jersey Boys
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February 2018
Orlando Consort: Voices Appeared
Friday, February 23 / 8:00 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas

Condemned in France and banned in England upon its release in 1928, The Passion of Joan of Arc has since earned universal coronation as one of the greatest films ever made. Now, in Voices Appeared: Silent Cinema and Medieval Music, this movie is accompanied for the first time by one of Europe's most expert vocal quartets, Britain's Orlando Consort.

SCC Behind the Music: Matt Meyer
Monday, February 26 / 6:00 pm
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Purdue Student Concert Committee presents artist agent Matt Meyer for a discussion about the music industry.

Jersey Boys
Wednesday, February 28 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys.

March 2018
TEDxPurdueU
Saturday, March 3 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

At TEDxPurdueU, several live speakers from diverse fields and schools of thought, such as history, science, education, the arts, engineering, business, and technology, will combine to spark deep discussion and interconnection among our community of lifelong learners.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Sunday, March 4 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Curious George—that lovably inquisitive little monkey and icon of books, movies, and an Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series—comes to the stage in a delightful new musical from TheatreWorks USA.

No Place to Go
Friday, March 23 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

In No Place to Go, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, with his fine three-piece group, has created a comedic new cabaret theatre gem that mines the anxieties of the middle-class workplace, bagel carry-ins and all.

The Outer Space
Saturday, March 24
Carnahan Hall

In The Outer Space, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, with his fine three-piece band, have created an all-new adventure in bittersweet, hilariously off-kilter storytelling in an out-of-this-world look at earthbound concerns.

April 2018
Songs of Freedom
Thursday, April 5 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Songs of Freedom explores three iconic voices of the 1960s—Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone—and the complex ways in which they call out to each other. Developed for Jazz at Lincoln Center by GRAMMY-winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr—the performance will include powerful vocal performances by Alicia Olatuja, Joanna Majoko, and Theo Bleckmann.

Drew Petersen, piano
Friday, April 6 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

As the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Awards Classical Fellowship, Petersen becomes the APA's latest rising star to perform at Purdue, joining such contemporaries as Sean Chen, Eric Zuber, and Sullivan Fortner. Petersen was featured on the PBS special From the Top at Carnegie Hall and since gone on to graduate from Harvard and received a master's degree from Juilliard.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Getting away with murder can be so much fun. What better proof than the knock-’em-dead hit show that earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical?

World Without Us
Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14
Loeb Playhouse

World Without Us—an exhilarating monologue—is the latest visionary work from Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed. In it, humans have suddenly, vanished—freeing the planet from traditional rules and orders, and prompting eons of biological change. Neither a political statement nor a parable meant to petrify us, World Without Us instead muses on a profound ode to human consciousness.

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, April 28 / 7:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The wonderful Wizard of Oz twists its way onto the Elliott Hall stage with breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs!

Past 2016-17 Events

February 2018
At the Illusionist’s Table
Tuesday, February 13 - Sunday, February 18
Marriott Hall

Straight from several years of sold-out runs, At the Illusionist's Table is the latest marvel curated by Convocations from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—an unforgettably exquisite sensory experience with Illusionist Scott Silven—combining a gourmet dinner, wine, conversation, and wonder that Glasgow's The Evening Times said "transcends art and performance."

February 2018
Ty Dolla $ign
Saturday, February 17 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Ty Dolla $ign has collaborated with YG and signed with Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang. Purdue Student Concert Committee presents the R&B artist February 17 in Elliott Hall of Music.

February 2018
MercyMe
Friday, February 16 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Topping a celebrated year for multi-platinum selling MercyMe, the chart-toppers will be uniting with fellow GMA Dove Award winners Tenth Avenue North for a 2018 tour.

February 2018
Twin Peaks
Thursday, February 15 / 7:00 pm
The Anvil

Chicago-based band Twin Peaks performed at Purdue University with Cage the Elephant in Spring 2017. The Student Concert Committee is excited to bring back a fan favorite and present them in a club setting at The Anvil.

February 2018
wild Up Residency Schedule
Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 8

Music ensemble wild Up to present a three-day residency at Purdue University February 6-8, 2018.

February 2018
wild Up: Future Folk
Thursday, February 8 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The adventurous ensemble, wild Up, has been called “Magnificent” by the Los Angeles Times and "...irresistibly exuberant..." by the New York Times. In wild Up’s "Future Folk", it rewrites the rules of chamber music and blends the sounds of the Velvet Underground and Moondog into a sonically beautiful experience.

February 2018
Troker
Friday, February 2 / 8:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

This funkadelic Mexican jazz band is ready to bring the funk to the PMU Ballrooms! Troker is currently on an extensive tour of the U.S. in support of the band's new album IMPERFECTO.

January 2018
Freedom Riders
Monday, January 29
Loeb Playhouse

Freedom Riders—a new play with original songs and music presented by Mad River Theater Works—celebrates the valiant, courageous personalities behind one of the American Civil Rights Movement’s most critical chapters.

January 2018
2018 Grammy Awards Watching Party
Sunday, January 28 / 6:30 pm
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Join the Purdue Student Concert Committee for a GRAMMY Awards Party!

January 2018
Freedom Riders
Sunday, January 28 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Freedom Riders—a new play with original songs and music—celebrates the valiant, courageous personalities behind one of the American Civil Rights Movement's most critical chapters.

January 2018
Jiji, guitar
Friday, January 26 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Jiji is an award-winning guitarist from South Korea. Her repertoire includes classical sonatas and electronically tinged soundscapes from her own works as a performer and DJ.

January 2018
John Beasley’s MONK’estra
Friday, January 19 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

For the 2018 Purdue Jazz Fest, we will celebrate jazz legend Thelonious Monk's centennial birthday by welcoming John Beasley's MONK'estra to Loeb Playhouse. This group will honor Monk's work with fresh, buoyant arrangements.

January 2018
Cabaret
Thursday, January 11 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Welcome to the Tony Award®-winning Cabaret. Reserve your spot at the Kit Kat Klub and leave your troubles outside.

December 2017
The Steel Wheels
Thursday, December 7, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Carnahan Hall

The Steel Wheels have spun a singular brand of string-folk Americana for more than a decade. The band's music interweaves bluegrass, folk, and old-time music with singer-songwriter poetry. Their latest album, Wild As We Came Here, adds new sonic textures and experimental flourishes to steadfast folk traditions.

November 2017
My Father’s Dragon
Monday, November 13, 2017
Loeb Playhouse

Embark on an adventure that features flying dragons, talking animals, and more with My Father's Dragon—the Enchantment Theatre Company's adaptation of the classic children's series.

November 2017
My Father’s Dragon
Sunday, November 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Embark on an adventure that features flying dragons, talking animals, and more with My Father's Dragon—the Enchantment Theatre Company's adaptation of the classic children's series.

November 2017
CANCELLED: Daymé Arocena
Saturday, November 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Carnahan Hall

Due to a tour production issue, the Carnahan Hall performance of Daymé Arocena's show had to be cancelled.

November 2017
Christina & Michelle Naughton, piano duo
Friday, November 10, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Christina and Michelle Naughton are an award-winning piano duo who have been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "paired to perfection." Pianists since age 4 and performers of individual renown before they paired up at age 18, the identical twin Naughtons, now graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, are blazing their paths together.

November 2017
CANCELLED: The Illusionists present Adam Trent
Friday, November 3, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

CANCELLED: The Illusionists present Adam Trent will not perform as originally scheduled on Nov. 3 at Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music. See refund info:

October 2017
An Afternoon with Coach Gene Keady and Coach Bob Knight
Sunday, October 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Coach Gene Keady and Coach Bob Knight will chat with author-sportswriter Bob Hammel, based on his insider knowledge of the men and the game.

October 2017
SCC Behind the Music: Concert & Event Marketing
Monday, October 23, 2017 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Come out for our first FREE panel discussion where we’ll be hosting professionals to discuss various topics in the live event & music business.

October 2017
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 4:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Alton Brown serves up a family-friendly evening of comedy, cooking and chemistry in Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science.

October 2017
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, October 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

For several decades, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and pianist André Watts have been standard-bearers for artistic excellence. Now, these icons of classical music will unite onstage for a special engagement at Purdue that features Mozart's piano concerto No. 9 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.

October 2017
The Joey Alexander Trio
Saturday, October 14, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

At just 14 years old, jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander has performed on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Alexander is also the youngest-ever Grammy® nominee in a jazz category. Through a sound and soul older than him, Alexander holds court with the greats and continues to refine his own musical perspective.

October 2017
ensemble 4.1
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

ensemble 4.1 is a one-of-a kind chamber group featuring oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano with musicians from Germany's top orchestras. ensemble 4.1 pays tribute to the timeless masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven and rediscovers rarely performed 19th- and 20th-century works.

September 2017
DIAVOLO
Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

For 25 years, Diavolo has defied traditional definitions of dance and gravity. In their new work, LOST, company members leap, roll, slide, and fly through space, navigating two-ton, stage-spanning pieces of commissioned architecture.

September 2017
Dawn or Doom
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Stewart Center

Dawn or Doom '17 is a free technology conference and event that asks: is technology moving faster than our ability to understand?

September 2017
An Evening with Pat McAfee
Saturday, September 23, 2017 / 8:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The most successful punter in Indianapolis Colts history—Pat McAfee—has turned his mind toward comedy to “make the world a happier place.”

September 2017
Simple Plan
Friday, September 22, 2017 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slayter Center for the Performing Arts

Simple Plan, one of Canada's most successful punk-pop bands, will perform a FREE Fall Concert on Slayter Hill Friday, September 22, 7PM.

September 2017
22nd Annual Global Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbia Street & Chauncey Avenue

Join us for a full day of events to celebrate our diverse community and world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food.

September 2017
Rhiannon Giddens
Friday, September 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Acclaimed vocalist, banjoist, and fiddler—Rhiannon Giddens—has a background in American roots and R&B music and was co-founder of the Grammy®-winning group the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Giddens' latest album, Freedom Highway, is a sonically diverse, 200-year journey through the power of African-American and Appalachian songcraft.

September 2017
Kweku Collins & Malcolm London
Saturday, September 9, 2017 / 7:30 pm
The Anvil

Kweku Collins & Malcolm London—who have played at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonaroo—perform in the exciting new general admission venue, The Anvil at Purdue.

August 2017
Fall 2017 SCC Callout
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / 7:00 pm
Fowler Hall

Apply for a chance to gain real music industry experience and help plan student concerts. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

August 2017
CANCELED – Railroad Earth and moe.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Tippecanoe County Amphitheater

Railroad Earth and moe. hit the road this summer between Red Rocks and Lockn’ Festival with a stop at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette, IN.

August 2017
Lucinda Williams
Saturday, August 5, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Three-time Grammy® winner Lucinda Williams will perform at Purdue University’s Loeb Playhouse on Saturday, August 5 at 8PM. Presented by Purdue Convocations, True Endeavors, and Frank Productions.

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