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The Washington Center
is located in downtown Olympia

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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BOX OFFICE 360.753.8586
Tue-Sat 12:00-5:30PM
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Martin Sexton

A Washington Center Presented Event

Friday, October 9th 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

Critically acclaimed Sexton is a musicianʼs musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited, covering the American musical landscape - distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country, and blues. His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth, earning him a devoted following among fans, peers, and critics alike. Sexton's album, Solo, won best Live Performance Album at the 2008 Independent Music Awards. People claim that Sextonʼs songs inspire them to make a change and follow their hearts. To see a crowd at a Martin Sexton concert is to witness a cross-section of America.

Ask our box office about tickets to our Pre-Show Soirée. For $30, patrons 21 and older can join us before Martin Sexton for live music, appetizers, and great company!

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In My Life – A Musical Tribute to the Beatles

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm
Washington Center Main Stage

You already know and love the songs, but In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles gives you a chance to get a fresh perspective on the story of the band that made them. More than just a live musical tribute show, In My Life tells the Fab Four's tale from the unique perspective of their manager, Brian Epstein, who acts as narrator to renowned tribute band Abbey Road's live performance of some 33 Beatles classics. In My Life takes audiences from the mop-tops' humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club and their career-defining performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, to their famed final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corp building. This exciting production gives new life to the story of rock's greatest band. 

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Seattle Rock Orchestra: Pink Floyd Tribute

A Washington Center Presented Event

Saturday, October 24th 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

Seattle Rock Orchestra brings to life the progressive sound, psychedelic music, philosophic lyrics, and sonic experimentation that made Pink Floyd one of the most commercially successful groups in the history of pop music. Born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock'n'roll with the broader palette of musical nuances treasured in classical music, the 50+ piece orchestra features strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, choir, and a rotating cast of guest vocalists.

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National Geographic Live: Kobie Boykins

A Washington Center Presented Event

Thursday, October 29th 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

"A dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins has been on the front line of the Mars exploration rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, which safely landed on Mars on August 6, 2012. An engaging public speaker who puts a fresh face on America’s space program, Boykins recounts the challenges and triumphs of the Mars exploration rover missions, sharing remarkable images and discoveries that continue to come to us from the Red Planet."

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Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight!

A Washington Center Presented Event

Wednesday, November 4th 2015 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

"Mark Twain Tonight! is a play created by the popular American actor, Hal Holbrook, in which he portrays Mark Twain, giving his dramatic recitals from Twain’s writings. The emphasis has mostly been given to the comical works, however there’s always a long excerpt from the legendary “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. “A MASTERFUL AND STILL UNIQUE CREATION!If Mark Twain were alive today, he’d probably have his own blog where he could spout cantankerous opinions on politics, religion and just about every controversial subject in-between. Instead, Twain has something much better – Hal Holbrook.” --Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press"

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Black Box Jazz: Tarik Bentlemsani

A Washington Center Presented Event

Friday, November 6 2015 at 8:00 PM
The Washington Center Black Box

Tarik Bentlemsani has been playing and studying music since childhood. He has always been interested many styles of music: Funk, Folk, Rock, Jazz, Classical, and World music. His current projects include The Brown Edition, an 8 piece Funk band; Podunk Funk, a progressive acoustic string band; Climate Change, an Afro Caribbean ensemble; Oly Jam Quartet, an instrumental jazz combo; and Tarik and Lizzy duo, performing swing era standards. He performs regularly as a soloist doing jazz, classical and original compositions.

This show is for patrons 21 and older.

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