Monday, November 19th, 2018

Tickets on sale for new shows at Honeywell

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018

The Honeywell Center will be hosting two new shows coming up yet this year and early 2019.  Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top will perform on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m., and American Girl Live will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for both shows.

With his signature beard and African headgear, Billy F. Gibbons is instantly recognizable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one-third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed part of the American musical landscape ever since – the longest-running major rock band still composed of its original members.  Billy and band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, most appropriately by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Billy’s.

His singular look notwithstanding, Billy’s even more notable for having been recognized as one of the most inventive and dexterous guitarists of the rock era. Gibbons is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom. ZZ Top’s sound owes much to his uncanny knack to squeeze unheard of sounds out of the electric guitar that resonate with the blues, pop, R&B, country, gospel, western, hillbilly and West African influences that coalesced when “rock ‘n roll” was born. His almost subconscious awareness of this heritage makes his an approach that is, at once, innovative and authentic. As a vocalist, his “down ’n dirty” growl is unmistakable; he sounds ominous and mirthful at the same time, as listeners to such hits as “LaGrange,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses” can attest. Tickets are $100, $59 and $49.

American Girl Live is an all-new musical production featuring original songs and unforgettable experiences. During summer camp, tales of bravery and friendship come to life for new friends as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship. This lively and entertaining performance is a creative collaboration between American Girl and Mills Entertainment. The original production is currently in development by producer Simone Gianfrancesco (Lifetime’s Bring It! Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, John Cleese and Eric Idle Live), with Sandy Rustin (The Cottage, Clue Live, Rated P … For Parenthood) as writer, Meg Zervoulis as Composer (Mean Girls, The Prom, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Gina Rattan (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella) attached to direct. Tickets are $78, $39 and $28.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at (260) 563-1102.