The Center’s 2016-17 Season Is Spectacular!


The 2016-17 Season for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido!

The 28 performance lineup includes such varied artists as comedian Kathy Griffin, banjo master Bela Fleck, top Hawaiian slack-key guitarist George Kahumoko Jr., soon-to-be-former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor, popular country stars Montgomery Gentry and the genre-leaping bands Pink Martini and Black Violin.

Other confirmed acts range from the Portland Cello Project, Mexrrissey and The Ten Tenors to New Jack Swing R&B vocal veteran Keith Sweat, theShaping Sound dance and music ensemble, and the rock band Big Head Todd and The Monsters.

The Center’s 2016/2017 season debuts on Thurs, Aug. 11, 2016 and continues until Wed, June 21, 2017, and events will take place in both the 1,523-seat Concert Hall and 404-seat Center Theater.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253.

The Center's 2016-17 Season Line UpCalifornia Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
General: (760) 839-4138
Ticket Office: (800) 988-4253

Ticket Box Office Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday: 12:00pm–6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00–5:00 PM

About The California Center for the Arts, Escondido:
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, The Center is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, Holiday Tree Lighting, Día de los Muertos, Independence Day, and First Wednesdays performances.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit