• The Clifton Center’s 2015/2016 Season

    The Clifton Center's 2015-16 is right around the corner, and we're already looking forward to a great lineup of music! From legendary musicians like Hot Rize, Loudon Wainwright III, and Leo Kottke, to a crazy variety of music from around with world with the Cumbia All Stars, Trio Brasileiro, SFJazz Collective playing the music of Michael Jackson, and much more, there's something for everyone. Visit cliftoncenter.org/live-at-the-clifton-center-2 for the complete lineup, and keep your eye on this page throughout the summer as new shows are added!

  • Hot Rize

    After 24 years away, legendary bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back in the saddle, announcing a new album, When I'm Free. Hailed by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) as "the connective tissue that links the great founders of bluegrass with the modern tradition," Hot Rize started in 1978 and have picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring three of the original members, they've added Grammy winner Bryan Sutton on guitar to replace Charles Sawtelle, who passed away in 2002. ---- James Joiner, Esquire
    Friday, September 18
    at 8:00 ($32) MORE INFO
  • Roland Dyens

    Roland Dyens has a sensitive and very colorful approach to guitar; an unfailing open-mindedness which brings together all forms of music. His stage presence, his improvised openings, and his unique bond with the audience undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance.
    October 1
    at 7:30 ($15) MORE INFO
  • Loudon Wainwright III

    "Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - New York Times, Stephen Holden
    Wednesday, October 14th
    at 7:30pm (pre-concert party at 6:30) ($25-$32) MORE INFO
  • Dave Liebman

    "David Liebman has the ability to touch the soul eeking from the wayward horn an extraordinary depth of emotion and dramatic range. His cantabile style, as identifiable as a human voice in its emotional tone and dramatic role playing, may in a given solo, conjure up anguish, ecstasy, anger, fear, hilarity or haughtiness. Liebman's music is storytelling of a very high order-form, content, accent, color and mood are all in place, on cue. " Downbeat Magazine
    October 21
    at 7:30 ($15) MORE INFO
  • Eric Bibb & Corey Harris

    Two top of the line bluesmen get together for an evening of True Blues!
    Thursday, February 4th
    at 7:30 ($22) MORE INFO
  • Dom Flemons

    Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.
    Thursday, March 3rd
    at 7:30 ($22) MORE INFO
  • SFJazz Collective plays the music of Michael Jackson

    If you aren’t already familiar with the eight artists who comprise the SFJAZZ Collective, you will be. As soloists, composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening now in jazz. More than master instrumentalists, each member is possessed of a totally individual creative voice, working collectively to express a unified musical identity.
    Wednesday, April 6
    at 7:30 ($30) MORE INFO
  • An Evening with Leo Kottke

    Leo Kottke is considered by many to be among the greatest fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. He is a songwriter, a storyteller, and a very, very funny man.
    Friday, April 29
    at 8:00 ($31-$37) MORE INFO