A Spine-Tingling October: Musical Thrills And Supernatural Chills All Month

October 13, 2022

There is no need to wait for Halloween to experience spine-tingling excitement this October when the Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker hosts musicians Tauren Wells, Weird Al Yankovic, YES, Steve Vai and Amos Lee along with the jaw-dropping stage antics of Bill Blagg and an incredible evening with paranormal expert Josh Gates.

"Weird Al" Yankovic presents his “The Unfortunate Return Of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” with Special Guest Emo Philips on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 and Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on both evenings. For the second time in his storied career, the world's foremost musical satirist and five-time Grammy Winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original non-parody songs from his 14 Album Catalog. The biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, he saw his 2014 release Mandatory Fun become the first Comedy Album in history to debut at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Yankovic is one of only five artists along with Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2 and Kenny G. to have Top 40 Singles in each of the last four decades. Philips has performed more than 7,000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe including a two week theater run in London’s West End. Tickets for the show are $47.50 - $97.50 with $339 VIP Tickets that include a meet and greet with the artist and other exclusives.

An Evening with YES: Close To The Edge “50th Anniversary Tour” comes to the Lillian S. Wells Hall in a concert presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 14th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. A pioneer of progressive rock, YES has achieved worldwide success through a prolific and enduring music career spanning 45 years and 20 Studio Albums. The band's current line-up consists of core members: Steve Howe on Guitars along with Keyboardist Geoff Downes, Singer Jon Davison and Bassist Billy Sherwood. With an ever growing fan base, YES continues to electrify audiences with its daunting virtuosity, cosmic lyrics, complex musical textures and powerful lead vocals. It’s an unforgettable evening of YES at its best, featuring its existential prog masterworks and instrumental pyrotechnics. Tickets are $59.50 - $129.50 with VIP Packages priced at $219 and $249 that offer various exclusives.

Called "Unbelievable!" by USA Today and "Absolutely Incredible!" by Chicago Tribune, The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! is presented on Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Blagg's show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality that takes audiences on a magical journey as they witness objects float in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye in an interactive magic experience of jaw dropping illusions. Tickets are $29 - $39.

Virtuoso Guitarist, visionary composer and consummate Producer Steve Vai brings his “Inviolate Tour” to The Parker on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Sculpting musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. At age 12, he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. At 18, he began his professional musical career transcribing for and then playing with the legendary Frank Zappa. More than three decades later, he has 15 Million Album sales and three Grammy Awards. Tickets are $40.50 - $72.50 with VIP Packages ranging from $207.50 - $1,582.50 offering varying exclusives.

Josh Gates Live! delivers “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters and Tales of Adventure” on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Gates is an explorer, author and intrepid investigator from Discovery Channel's smash-hit series Expedition Unknown and Syfy's Destination Truth. He will share lore and legends from his most spine-tingling expeditions from cases involving puzzling paranormal encounters to reports of cryptozoological creatures. Gates transports his audience into the world of the unexplained and keeps them on the edge of their seats. Tickets are $37 - $75 with a $100 VIP Package that includes a meet and greet with the artist.

Amos Lee with Special Guest Slim Dan performs Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. With one foot in the real world and the other in a charmed dimension of his own making, Lee creates the rare kind of music that's emotionally raw yet touched with a certain magical quality. On his eighth album, Dreamland, the Philadelphia-born Singer/Songwriter intimately documents his real-world struggles with alienation, anxiety, loneliness, despair, an outpouring born from deliberate and often painful self-examination. Tickets are $54.50-$79.50.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of The Parker. You can purchase tickets online at: www.ParkerPlayhouse.com and at: www.Ticketmaster.com; By phone at: (954) 462-0222. In person at The Parker box office and the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

About The Parker
The Parker is Fort Lauderdale’s iconic, heritage theater presenting concerts, comedy, dance, family fare and more. Beautifully renovated in 2021, The Parker offers audiences enhanced entertainment and hospitality experiences. The Neo-classical Lillian S. Wells Hall features outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sightlines, wide rows and continental seating. The grand S. Donald Sussman Lobby, the intimate Haller Club and the Private Member’s Lounge, The Place To Be, provide ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation with every visit to the theater. The Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 Northeast Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 for more information, visit: www.ParkerPlayhouse.com.