Weis Center's 30th anniversary season features more than 30 performances

The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.

As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.

Officially amazing.

In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.

When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.

The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.

For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2017-18 Season Preview

How To Order Tickets

  • Order by phone: 570.577.1000
     
  • Order in person: Visit the Weis Center lobby or the Elaine Langone Center lobby
     
  • Order by mail: Use the order form in the brochure
     
  • Order online at the University Box Office
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

The schedule of 33 performances will bring artists from around the world to Bucknell.

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Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

Mariachi Los Camperos to Bring Traditional Music to Bucknell

The performance will close the Weis Center's 2016-17 season.

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Broadway Star to Join Forces with Bucknell Symphonic Band

Broadway Star to Join Forces with Bucknell Symphonic Band

Acclaimed singer Ivan Rutherford to perform at spring concert.

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Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will offer a free lecture, demonstration and performance with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.

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All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

The hypnotic singing of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares highlights the rich folk heritage of the Balkans.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

The award-winning performer will bring her act to Bucknell.

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Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Martial arts masters will perform as part of the Weis Center Family Discovery Series.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Four coal-related lectures will precede the performance.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

The troupe will bring its award-winning acrobatics to Bucknell as part of the Family Discovery Series.

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All-Female Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

All-Female Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

The group will bring its unique take on classical music to Bucknell.

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Weis Center News

Americana Mountain Music Comes to Campus Theatre as part of Weis Center’s season

Americana mountain music will be performed by Anna & Elizabeth on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg. Featured during the performance will be the Bucknell University Choir; Beth Willer will serve as Conductor. There will be a free lecture and demonstration with the artists on Tuesday, October 3 at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Eric Martin. The growing acclaim for the collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle springs from a shared talents as historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive […]

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Performance Reviews

Mariachi Flor De Toloache Delight Weis Center Audiences

It was a memorable evening of colorful music and dancing as Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor De Toloache captivated the Weis Center audience with their fresh and unique take on traditional Mexican Mariachi music. The five piece ensemble, along with a vibrant female dancer, took the stage with their instruments in traditional Mariachi garb to perform their very untraditional take on the music genre. The all-female group upend cultural and ethnic traditions in what can be considered a classically male-dominated style of music. All of the members pride themselves on their diverse cultural backgrounds and represent countries like Cuba, Dominican […]

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Performance Reviews

Ranky Tanky Shows Us the Gullah Music of the Southeast

In the Weis Center’s second free outdoor performance of the season, audiences were treated to the lively, upbeat, and spiritual music of Charleston, S.C.’s own Ranky Tanky. In a pre-performance talk, the band explained the importance behind their church and family influences and how they work to keep Gullah culture alive. Ranky Tanky certainly has a rock and roll vibe to their performance style, a testament to their playing of modern developed instruments, but it is clear that listeners can hear the ghost of older instruments and sounds reminiscent of early Gullah culture. Ranky Tanky began the performance in the Weis Center […]

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History

A Look Back at How the Weis Center Came to Be

As the Weis Center kicks off its 30th Anniversary season and celebration, we wanted to begin an online celebration of our own by exploring the history and stories behind this historic venue. We thought it best to begin by looking into the events leading up the Center’s inaugural performance on April 4, 1988. The Sigmund and Claire Weis Center for the Performing Arts was constructed between 1985 and early 1988 with a projected total cost of approximately $9.7 million. The bulk of the funds came from a generous trust given by the estate of Claire Weis, mother of former Bucknell chairman of […]

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A sneak peek!! More of #mariachiflordetoloache tonight at 7:30 pm!!! Tickets still available. #weiscenter30th #bucknellu

Busy morning at the Weis Center! We welcomed 650 students from Lewisburg, Danville, and Greenwood Friends School for a special morning matinee by #mariachiflordetoloache Amazing, high-energy performance! The kids were sooooo excited!!! 😊😱#weiscenter #bucknellu #livemusic #mariachi

Special backstage reception today for our friends at the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning with members of #mariachiflordetoloache #weiscenter #mariachi #bucknellu

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