Something for Everyone

Spring brings a fresh start and a fantastic lineup to the American Bank Center.

By: Kristen Bily

 

The New Year brings a fresh start and a fantastic lineup for American Bank Center! This year’s upcoming shows have a little something for everyone that can be enjoyed by all. So don’t worry about the resolutions you may not stick to; make it a goal to laugh, sing and dance this year at American Bank Center.

Feb. 24 and 25
Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb. 24: 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers fans an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties! Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie teaches all “feets” to dance and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite, “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends will also join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. “Sesame Street Live” continues to be a favorite for the entire family. It’s “Sesame Street Live” like you’ve never experienced it before! Call 361-826-4754 for group discounts.

Feb. 28
Corpus Christi Concert Ballet
Presents: Firebirds
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

The Corpus Christi Concert Ballet brings another magical ballet to life in Firebird. The story begins when Prince Ivan, while hunting in a forest, discovers an enchanted garden with a Bird of Fire and captures her. When he decides to free her, she rewards him with a magic feather to use in summoning her in time of danger. A procession of lovely maidens – princesses under the spell of the evil Kostchei – enters the garden, and the Lead Princess warns that Kostchei turns all trespassers into monsters. The magician and his creatures suddenly come upon the scene before Ivan and the Princess, with whom he has fallen in love, can make their escape. But Ivan summons the Firebird, who vanquishes Kostchei with her stronger spell.

March 5
Rick Springfield: Stripped Down
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

With 25 million records sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single, “Jessie’s Girl,” Springfield shows no signs of slowing down. As one of the most talked-about tours of 2014, the Stripped Down tour has received rave reviews and sold out seats across the country. The Stripped Down tour was created to bring an intimate, yet lively performance to fans. The singer incorporates personal stories about his music and life into the show and even adds a question-and-answer segment as a way to truly connect with his audiences.

March 6
TobyMac with Mandisa and Capital Kings
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
7 p.m.

Grammy Award-winners TobyMac and Mandisa, along with electronic pop duo Capital Kings, will hit the road this March and take to the stage of the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on March 6. TobyMac will be performing audience favorites from his most recent album, “Eye on it,” which soared to the very top of the Billboard charts and earned a Grammy Award. Mandisa will take the stage, as well, performing songs from all of her recent projects, most notably her best-selling and critically acclaimed album, “Overcomer,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Charts. Capital Kings have joined the tour, as well, bringing energy with their electronic pop sound that is quickly gaining much popularity.

March 6
Juan Gabriel: The Volver Tour
American Bank Center Arena
8 p.m.

The legendary Juan Gabriel will return to concert stages in the United States, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic for the second leg of his sold-out, critically acclaimed Volver tour, which drew nearly 200,000 fans to the musical and emotional extravaganza by the music world’s beloved superstar. Volver 2015 kicked off on Feb. 5, making its way to 13 major markets, including the American Bank Center Arena on March 6. The Divo de Juarez has a fan base that spans three generations of music lovers, and his shows inspire adoration that he returns in kind with a show that is legendary for production, musicianship, fun and emotion.

March 8
Kevin James
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
7 p.m.

Kevin James will take the stage of the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on March 8. He is most notably known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom, “The King of Queens.” He is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Grown Ups,” “Zookeeper,” “Here Comes the Boom” and “Hitch.” James has played many different characters in his movies and his shows, but his first love is stand-up comedy.

March 19
Carlos Santana: The Corazon Tour
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Carlos Santana has sold over 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. His music continues to reach his fans in so many ways with his fusion of rock and Latin American music. Santana has collaborated with names like Steven Tyler, Shakira, Will.i.Am and Joss Stone. His music is the perfect example that all genres of music can come together to entertain and inspire the fans!

March 21 and 22
Shen Yun
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Saturday, March 21: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22: 2 p.m.

Shen Yun comes the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on March 21 and 22. Shen Yun will bring stories to life through the enthralling power of classical Chinese dance. With colorful costumes drawing from China’s diverse dynasties and dramatic animated backdrops, you are taken to faraway lands where beauty transcends time and space – from boundless Mongolian grasslands and timeless ethnic and folk dances that fill Shen Yun’s stage with color and energy as resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. There are brave generals, heavenly maidens, mischievous monks and even a flying pig! China’s 5,000 years have yielded an endless trove of legends and myths.

March 27
Mike Epps: The Real Deal Tour
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
8 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite sidekick, Mike Epps, is coming to the American Bank Selena Auditorium on March 27. Bursting onto the Hollywood comedy scene in late 2008, Epps quickly made a name for himself, appearing in many films onscreen and also lending his voice to animated films such as “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “Open Season 2.” On Aug. 26, 2014, it was announced that Epps landed the coveted role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels. When Epps is not acting in films, he is touring the country performing his stand-up comedy act. His comedy acts have continued to sell out venues all over the country.

 

SMG-managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center providing unprecedented guest experiences. For more information, visit us online at www.americanbankcenter.com and www.facebook.com/americanbankcenter, or follow us on Twitter (@AmericanBankCtr) and Instagram (@AmericanBankCenter).

 

 

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