The Gogue Performing Arts Center will try to make its second act better than the first when it kicks off what amounts to its second season this fall.
The Gogue Center unveiled its full fall lineup with the announcement of an October slate that will bring music legends Kenny G, The Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley and Melissa Etheridge to the stage in addition to the already scheduled Sierra Hull and Boz Scaggs.
While October will offer something for every music enthusiast, the season will kick off with a bang or, rather, the sweet strums and plucks of world class musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, with special guest vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, who have banded together for Not Our First Goat Rodeo, a show that was initially scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the pandemic.
The much-anticipated performance will kick the season off in the outdoor amphitheater on Aug. 13.
The good tunes will continue on Sept. 17 with the bluegrass stylings of the Del McCoury Band in the Woltosz Theatre, followed the next evening with a performance by singer-songwriter and Alabama native Candi Staton.
The Americana band Dawes, with special guest Erin Rae, will close out the September slate on the 30th before the Gogue Center’s performance fall lineup hits its stride in October. That slate includes performances by Kenny G on Oct. 2; The Beach Boys on Tuesday, Oct. 5; Ziggy Marley performing a tribute to his father, famed reggae artist Bob Marley, the next night in the amphitheater on Oct. 6; Sierra Hull on Oct. 14; Boz Scaggs on Oct. 18; and Melissa Etheridge on Oct. 19.
Shows by the “Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle, on Nov. 14 and humorist and Auburn alumna Jeanne Robertson on Nov. 19 round out the lineup in November.
December is marked by two performances of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” on Sunday, Dec. 12. The matinee will take place at 3 p.m., with an evening performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the four shows announced last week — Kenny G, The Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley, and Melissa Etheridge — will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday. All other shows in the fall lineup are already on sale.
Tickets already purchased by patrons for rescheduled shows are still valid and will be honored for the new dates.
To purchase tickets, go to the Gogue Center’s website at goguecenter.auburn.edu, call 334-844-8497 or visit the box office at 910 S. College St. from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.