Music and Performance

Fri Jun 21

Alsarah, the Sudanese-born musical visionary who helms the Nubatones, has brought East African music into the future by connecting to the past. It’s East African Retro-pop and it is danceable, political, and powerful. The last Nubatones show at Creative Alliance was nothing short of EPIC and we expect the same tonight!

Sat Jun 22

Opening Reception: SAT JUN 22 | 6-8PM
The BIG Show on Stage: SAT JUN 22 | 8PM

Wed Jun 26

Fresh off his jaw-dropping performance at our annual Django Jazz Fest, clarinet virtuoso Giacomo Smith brings his entire group from London for a swinging mid-week show.


From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty's House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity, and joy.

Fri Jun 28

Closing out a month of jazz, Baltimore-born, award-winning saxophonist, Birckhead steps away from the Lauryn Hill touring band to present his own group.

Sat Jul 6

Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma is one of the top comedians in New York City. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,and The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy. Later this year you can catch Emma on the MTV International talking head series Vidiots and the web series Gay Girl Straight Girl. She has also been active on the acting side, filming an episode of Judd Apatow’s Crashing and a recurring arc on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Emma will be filming her first standup special on Netflix this Spring!

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