Monday, August 14th, 2017

Zydeco Music Kicks-Off Weis Center’s 30th Anniversary Season with Free Outdoor Concert

Zydeco innovator Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band will kick-off the Weis Center’s 30th Anniversary season on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The rain location is the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic. A free pre-performance lecture and demonstration with the artist will take place the same day at 12 noon in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Evangelical Community Hospital. Backed by a full band, Grammy-nominated zydeco […]

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Guitar-Themed Photography Exhibit Comes to the Weis Center

Image:  Les Paul, Ralph Gibson, 2000, Gelatin Silver Print on Paper. Gift of Douglas Smith, Class of 1984   The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, will host a free guitar-themed photography exhibit now through Friday, June 22, 2018 in its Atrium Lobby. Entitled State of the Axe, the exhibit includes 30 photographs which were drawn from the collection of the Samek Art Museum by photographer Ralph Gibson. The images depict guitar masters and the intimate relationship they have with their instrument. Richard Rinehart, Samek Art Museum Director and curator of the […]

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Weis Center’s New Season Features 33 Professional Performances

The 30th Anniversary season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University features 33 events from across the United States and around the globe and includes Americana/roots, bluegrass, zydeco, classical, jazz, blues, world music, dance, and Family Discovery performances. Ten performances are free. Performances begin in late August 2017 and continue through April 2018. The season will kick-off on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m. with a free outdoor concert on the Weis Center Plaza by Grammy-nominated Zydeco innovator Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. A second free outdoor concert will be offered on Thursday, September 7 […]

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

New Brochure Cover Revealed

Our 30th Anniversary brochure is at the printer! Check out the gorgeous cover – we hope you like it as much as we do. Once again, we will offer 30+ professional performances.   The brochure will be available to the public (for free!) in late July. Patrons and subscribers will receive it in mid-July.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017

“Coal Collections” Series Continues this spring

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment (BCSE) are pleased to announce twelve more events related to the year-long series, Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories. The series celebrates connections between the broader Bucknell community and Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region as it highlights histories, cultures, and stories from coal regions around the world. Noon Lecture Series:  Athletics in the Anthracite Coal Region Thursday, January 26, Noon-2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby, Free Drew Kelly (94KX) will moderate two panel discussions about the […]

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Judy Collins and Ari Hest Inspire with their Voices and Storytelling

On Thursday, October 20, the Weis Center hosted folk icon Judy Collins and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Ari Hest. The combination of her angelic voice and his velvety tone left patrons feeling inspired and transformed – even if just for one night. Ari performed a set of his own songs first and then after a brief intermission, Judy took the stage at 8:15 pm. Performing a wide-ranging set of her classic melodies, as well as some well-known covers from the 60s and 70s, Judy performed for over an hour. Throughout the set, she interjected lovely memories about the songs and the time […]

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Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Coal Collections Series Garners Local Buzz

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, are excited to partner on a year-long series of events related to anthracite coal. “Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories” will include performances, monthly noon-time lectures and panel discussions, films, and guest speakers. Many events are free. The project has already had press coverage in the News Item two times: once as an article and then as an editorial, Press Enterprise, Daily Item, Sun Gazette and Standard Journal. Check it out! The performances included in […]

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Weis Center’s New Season Features 35 Professional Performances

The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University features 35 events from across the United States and around the world and includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz, world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free. The season will kick-off on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. with a free outdoor concert on the Weis Center Plaza by Washington, D.C.-based Americana group, The Bumper Jacksons. A second free outdoor concert will be offered on Friday, September 9 at 6 p.m. on the Weis Center Plaza by a world music ensemble from […]

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

From the Executive Director

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to engage with some of the most vibrant, ground-breaking and compelling artists of our time. We believe that art is for everyone, and we’re dedicated to creating life-changing experiences that celebrate our humanity and our capacity for artistic and creative expression. Whether it’s the timeless and angelic voice of Judy Collins, the fiery footwork of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, the haunting harmonies of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, the prolific power pop sensibility of The Bad Plus […]

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