New season at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center adds more artists

New artists added include Patti LaBelle, Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck, Tommy Emmanuel, Geena Davis, John Paul White with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Smokey Robinson, and Sheila E.

 RFP 550x413 Bela Tommy PattiClockwise from left, Punch Brothers, Béla Fleck, Patti LaBelle and Tommy Emmanuel.New artists have been added by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Patti LaBelle, Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck, and Tommy Emmanuel have just been announced, along with Geena Davis, John Paul White with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Smokey Robinson and Sheila E.  

The 2022-2023 season begins Sept. 13 with “Croce Plays Croce” and Sept. 16 with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. On the schedule are all-ages family shows, classical and world music, jazz legends, and much more. Tickets are on sale now. For many shows, UAB employees can enjoy $15 off two tickets, and $10 student tickets are also available. Discounted tickets are limited. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 205-975-2787.

Alys Stephens Center’s 2022-2023 season schedule:

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Tuesday, Sept. 13

A.J. Croce, "Croce Plays Croce," tickets from $35.

Friday, Sept. 16

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, tickets from $48.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Lightwire Theater’sThe Adventures of Tortoise & Hare,” all ages family show, free for children age 2 or under. Tickets are $15.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Concert Artists Guild Series: Vision Duo, performing works by Seyfried, Horowitz, J.S. Bach, Collins and Piazzolla. All ages welcome. Free admission. 

Friday, Oct. 21

Rosanne Cash,asc balourdet string quartetThe Balourdet String Quartet tickets from $45.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Lizz Wright, tickets are $39.  

Thursday, Nov. 3

Concert Artist Guild Series: The Balourdet String Quartet, all ages welcome. Free admission.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Geena Davis, tickets from $50.

Monday, Dec. 5

Voctave, Tickets from $20.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: “My Bluegrass Heart,” tickets from $55.

asc winnie poohDisney’s “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage AdaptationWednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

An Evening with Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding, tickets from $35.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

Disney’sWinnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation,” tickets are $29. Buy four tickets for $100. VIP tickets with premier seating and photos with characters are $60.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

Will Downing’s “Sophisticated Soul Explosion,” featuring special guests Maysa and poet Hank Stewart. Tickets from $39.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

Ranky Tanky featuring Lisa Fischer, families welcome. Tickets are $39.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, tickets are $39.

asc taj express on stageTaj Express: Bollywood JukeboxFriday, March 10, 2023

Victor Wooten, all ages welcome. Tickets are $39.  

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Patti LaBelle, tickets from $79.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Taj Express: Bollywood Jukebox, families welcome. Tickets are $29.  

Thursday, April 6, 2023

John Paul White with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, tickets from $25. 

Friday, April 21, 2023

Smokey Robinson, tickets from $125. 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sheila E., tickets from $45. This event was originally scheduled for May 4.

Since 1996, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center has provided access to experiences that reach beyond sights and sounds, creating moments and memories that bring about positive change in the lives of individuals, families, students, artists and performers. The ASC presents a diverse cross-section of high-quality artists in one of the most acoustically sophisticated settings in the Southeast.

UAB Arts bring the Birmingham community together through free and fee-based events, classes and performances that immerse people in a world of creativity. Through UAB’s arts organizations, the arts are transformative — they heal, educate and entertain. UAB Arts encompasses the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Alys Stephens Center, ArtPlay and UAB Arts in Medicine. The ASC is home to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, UAB Department of Music, and UAB Department of Theatre.