Arts Bonita concerts in October

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Arts Bonita continues its amazing lineup of shows to captivate audiences of all ages and entertainment tastes.

The Seldom Scene

The Seldom Scene brings their progressive bluegrass talents to the Hinman Auditorium stage Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., offering up spirited interpretations of songs you know and love from multiple genres, including those from iconic artists like Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. The Scene performs a sort of subtle magic: transforming the most stripped-bare songs into harmony-rich and elaborately arranged compositions while sustaining the charmed simplicity of each piece. Tickets are $42 and $49.

Elsten Torres

Elsten Torres brings his distinctive Latin fusion sound to the intimate setting of the Moe Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Torres blends Latin flavors with rock roots to create a genre-defying sound that’s as unique as it is irresistible. Get ready to be swept away by his passion and talent, as he bridges cultures and breaks boundaries through the universal language of music.
Torres has been credited as one of the creators of the Latin Alternative Rock sound in the late ‘90s in the U.S. This eclectic and unconventional musician has cemented his artistic fingerprints in the music industry for over three decades. Torres is a multicultural, bilingual artist who has performed on stages worldwide. He is an award-winning songwriter with major international hits. Torres has earned two Grammy nominations, two BMI songwriting awards, and six Billboard top ten hits. Tickets are $35.

Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

Don’t miss your chance to see the Ragtime and New Orleans-style jazz event of the year. Blair Crimmins and his band The Hookers are one of the Southeast’s most exciting touring groups, and this year, their fall tour brings them to Arts Bonita on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This six-piece band puts on an eclectic stage show while Bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Blair Crimmins performs on piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and even accordion.
As a student at Berklee College of Music, Crimmins’ primary focus was songwriting and arranging for large bands. Now he brings his musical knowledge to the group with a classic New Orleans horn section (trumpet, clarinet, trombone) while fronting the band with his signature smokey vocal. While this group may sound like a page out of American history, their original lyrics have a modern twist often expressing the lamentations of an old soul living in the 21st century. Tickets are $42 and $49.

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Arts Bonita welcomes Joanne Shaw Taylor on Friday, Oct. 20 a 7:30 p.m. No. 1 Billboard blues artist Joanne Shaw Taylor and her amazing band perform material spanning her 14-year career and her latest critically acclaimed release, “Nobody’s Fool.” Taylor has become one of the hottest live acts on the modern blues scene. You don’t want to miss blues-rock phenom Joanne Shaw Taylor on this unforgettable night of soulful blues music. Tickets are $42 and $49.

Chicago Transit

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Chicago’s timeless classics like never before. Grab your tickets now and secure your spot at this extraordinary concert by Chicago Transit, the longest-running Chicago tribute band. Get ready to be transported to the golden era of rock and roll.
Chicago Transit covers all of Chicago’s powerful classic hits, you’ll hear favorites like “Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4” and “Saturday in the Park,” plus they even perform the softer, keyboard-oriented ballads like “If You Leave Me Now.” Chicago Transit performs Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 and $49.
Performing Arts Center is located at 10150 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. For tickets and more details, call 239-495-8989 or visit


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