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Stiefel Theatre shows include Cheap Trick, Baez and more

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 5:16 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 5:16 p.m.

Salina’s historic Stiefel Theatre, which has developed a reputation over the past several years for drawing big-name acts, announced this week a summer lineup filled with notable performers.

Tickets for the new shows, which run May 28 through July 28, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22 at www.stiefeltheatre.org, ticketmaster.com or by calling 785-827-1998.

The shows are:

Cheap Trick, 8 p.m. May 28. Tickets $59 – The classic rock band is known for hits such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame.” The group recently performed in Wichita, opening for Aerosmith at its Intrust Bank Arena show in November.

Joan Baez, 8 p.m. June 4. Tickets $39, $49, $59 – Baez performed at Woodstock in 1969 and has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys in addition to many other awards. The folk singer is a well-known activist for causes such as the environment and human rights.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, 8 p.m. July 12. Tickets $69, $79, $89 – Anderson, who was the frontman for the English progressive rock band Jethro Tull, will perform the group’s album “Thick As a Brick” in its entirety for the first time since 1972. The album has only one song, which lasts for nearly 45 minutes, with lyrics written by Anderson. The show will include video, extra musicians and more.

Boz Scaggs, 8 p.m. July 26. Tickets $55, $65, $74 – Scaggs’ style encompasses blues, R&B, rock and jazz and includes hits such as “Look What You’ve Done to Me” and “Heart of Mine.”

Rick Springfield, 8 p.m. July 28. Tickets $49, $59, $69 – Grammy-winning singer Rick Springfield, 63, earned fame in the 1980s with radio hits such as “Jessie’s Girl” and with his starring role as Dr. Noah Drake on the soap opera “General Hospital.” He performed at last year’s Wichita River Festival.

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