Sandler Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc. Great Performance Series

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach’s premier cultural venue, has announced its 2014-2015 season of performances. The “Tidewater Mortgage Services Inc. Great Performance Series” features concerts of popular music, dance, comedy, holiday, and family entertainment. 

Tickets are now on sale to Sandler Center members. All show discounts and benefits will be available exclusively through Sandler Center Membership program. The benefits of being a member are multi-fold – from advanced notice of upcoming shows, to special events invitations, to exclusive discounts to upcoming shows and at participating Town Center businesses. A portion of membership dollars are tax deductible and go to benefit the Sandler Center Foundation’s ACCESS the ARTS program.

To become a member or for any questions regarding membership, please:

-       Log onto

-       Visit the Sandler Center Box Office

-     Contact our membership Coordinator at (757) 385-2787


Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 15 at 10 a.m. 


Music Legends


John Hiatt Combo & The Robert Cray Band

July 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. - $45, $50, $55, $60

One of America’s most respected singer-songwriters John Hiatt, and five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray.


Smokey Robinson

October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - $75, $85, $95, $150

Grammy Living Legend Award recipient, who has accumulated over 4,000 songs to his credit, and continues to thrill sold-out audiences with songs like “Cruisin” and “Being With You”.     


Wynonna Judd

December 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. - $45, $55, $65, $80

Grammy award-winning artist best known for topping the country charts brings a performance that includes her top hits and some Holiday classics too.  


Laugh Out Loud


Defending the Caveman

July 31 – August 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - $39; Gordon Biersch dinner packages started at $59

Longest running solo play in Broadway history, making audiences laugh at themselves and all the ways men and women fight, laugh, and love.


Kathy Griffin

February 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - $55, $60, $65, $80

One of only three women to win a Grammy for comedy, she is sure to have any audience crying with laughter with stories about herself and countless A-list celebrities.


Eclectic Mix


Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin

September 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. - $45, $50, $55, $70

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters, share the stage for a night of song swapping, duets, storytelling, and guitar playing.


Amos Lee

October 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - $46, $51, $56, $66

American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses: folk, rock, and soul. Five albums and top hits only cover the surface of this talented artist. 


David Sedaris

October 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. - $35, $40, $50, $60

Author, humorist, and master of satire known for numerous best sellers including: Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice.


Riders in the Sky

February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. - $30, $40, $50, $60

Modern day icons of country music, and the only exclusively Western artists to have won a Grammy. This classic cowboy comedy quartet has performed over 6,100 concerts exciting audiences all over the country.


Miller Studio Theatre


Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers

October 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - $20

Spiritual acclaimed gospel singers whose ability to excite an audience is inspiring. Brothers, fathers, and cousins who just want to spread the love of the gospel through song.


Virginia Roots Ensemble

March 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - $20

Providing musical traditions of the Old Dominion, especially the jubilee-style gospel quartets of Tidewater Virginia, in an entertaining way.


Beyond the Theatre


Gordon Biersch Arts & Drafts

September 27, 2014 at $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Make your calendars now for the 3rd annual craft beer event featuring local artisans, great food, and live music.


4 the Love of Cheese featuring: Taste of Home Cooking School

November 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. - $20

Your passport into the world of cheese, including samples, tasting, and pairing demonstrations from top chefs.


Travel the Globe


Mystic India

February 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - $35, $45, $55, $65

Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular. Impeccably trained dancers combine authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony.


African Children’s Choir – 2nd Annual World Music Concert

Benefit concert for ACCESS the ARTS

March 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations, this choir is not only entertaining but inspiring.


Explosive Entertainment


Blue Man Group

November 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and November 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

$58, $70, $80, $120

Intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.


Dancing Pros Live

February 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - $45, $55, $65, $75

Dancers and singers from hit shows including: Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, and The Voice all come together to provide audiences with show stopping performances. 



March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - $40, $50, $60, $80

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats. Inventive and invigorating stage show that blends dance, music and theatrical performance together in one electrifying rhythm.


The Price is Right

April 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - $45, $50, $55, $70

Ranked top 5 in TV Guide’s list of 60 greatest game shows ever, is now traveling the country allowing audiences to win prizes and participate in the excitement they’ve watched over the years.


About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts opened on November 3, 2007. With its soaring glass façade revealing the magnificent lobby with its grand staircase and glittering chandelier, Sandler Center beckons patrons from its location in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center. With 1300 seats, the Sandler Center is an adaptable, acoustically superb space suited for virtually every kind of live performance. In addition to performances for audiences of all ages, the Sandler Center enriches the life of the Virginia Beach community with arts education programs, including student matinees, and master classes with renowned artists.


Global Spectrum ( manages the Sandler Center, as well as more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year.



This program provides vital funding for educational outreach at the Sandler Center, including student matinees tickets, master classes, All City Music Festival, senior dance programs and more.