Concerts at the Sanctuary
04/20/19 – Andy Timmons & Electric Truth
Join The Guitar Sanctuary as we present a special show with Andy Timmons and a special all-star band “Electric Truth” for an evening of Rock, Blues, and Soul at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Saturday April 20th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). Andy and guitarist Nick Knirk will kick off the night with a special set of songs chronicling the history of modern guitar. VIP Tables including seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. (SEE SEATING CHART). Downstairs Seats (First Come, First Served) are $35 each. General Admission (Standing Room Only) Tickets on the upstairs balcony are $15 each. We will have standard Cash Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Andy’s all-star band will feature a whos-who of North Texas musicians and alumni, including: Sean McCurley, Mike Medina, Eric Willis, AJ Brown, & Corry Pertile.
05/03/19 – California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio live at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Friday May 3rd at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Downstairs Seats (First Come, First Served) are $35 each. Balcony Seats (First Come, First Served) are $25 each. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 45 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
05/10/19 – Women in Service Luncheon
You’re invited to the Love Life Foundation’s 8th Annual Women in Service Celebration on Friday May 10th at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. Registration begins at 11:30am. Tickets are just $40 per person for individual seats upstairs, or $350 for a Reserved Downstairs Table with seating for 10 and need to be purchased in advance. All tickets include lunch from Rick’s Chophouse/Sterling Catering, we’ll have Fashions available from the Love Life Store, Raffles, Door Prizes, and a Parting Gift!
Denise is passionate about finding adoptive families for children lingering in foster care and improving the care of abused and neglected children in our community. Denise was honored by Congressman Sam Johnson and the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute as an “Angel in Adoption” for her personal and professional contributions to better the lives of children in foster care and those waiting for adoption in Texas.
All proceeds benefit the Love Life Foundation Charity, helping at-risk women and children here in Collin County.
05/10/19 – Ariel Posen & Mark Lettieri
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present guitarist Ariel Posen with special guest Mark Lettieri at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Friday May 10th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $125 per table. Downstairs Seats (First Come, First Serve) are $20. General Admission Tickets on the Balcony (Standing Room Only) are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
How Long marks Posen’s long-awaited solo debut, showcasing not only his chops as an instrumentalist, but his talents as a diverse songwriter, too. The record casts a wide net, moving from rootsy blues to R&B to melodic rock & roll. A co-writer and producer for artists of all genres, Posen shows the full range of his talents on these 10 tracks, nodding to his influences — including The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and more — along the way. How Long is not a guitar record, although there’s certainly plenty of guitar to be heard here. Instead, it’s a song record, filled with hooks, autobiographical lyrics, and Posen’s compelling voice.
The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock-fusion ensemble led by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri. Notable for being a longtime member of jazz super-group Snarky Puppy, Lettieri formed his trio as a live outlet for his guitar-based material that spans his three albums.
05/24/19 – South Austin Moonlighters
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present The South Austin Moonlighters with special guests the Zack King Band at The Sanctuary Music & Events on Friday May 24th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $125 per table. Downstairs Seats are $20. General Admission Tickets on the Balcony (Standing Room Only) are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
When Phil Bass, Chris Beall, Phil Hurley, and Lonnie Trevino Jr, four established Austin TX musicians, decide to join forces and play together just because it’s fun, you’re going to get something special. Such is the case for The South Austin Moonlighters, a band that blends blues, folk, soul, rock, and country, who can flip the switch from slow melodic country to gravelly rocking blues without a hitch. Think Little Feat meets Los Lobos with a splash of The Flying Burrito Bros, and you start to peel away the many musical layers of sound that makes up the S.A.M. Using a four part harmony at times accompanied with some brilliant guitar playing, S.A.M. plays with a full-bodied sound, and puts off an aura of down to earth Southern Blues and Country Rock, that can make even coldest days seem warm.
The Zack King Band has been performing their unique brand of Texas Rock across the U.S. for over 15 years. In that time they have played with some of the most illustrious superstars in rock and country music. They kicked off their career opening for legendary singer/songwriter Leon Russell and have since performed with the likes of Bon Jovi, Alabama, Chris Cagle, Bret Michaels, Randy Travis, Keith Anderson, Kevin Fowler, Stone Temple Pilots, Tesla, Ronnie Milsap and many more.
06/03/19 – Tony MacAlpine & Arch Echo
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present Tony MacAlpine and Arch Echo on Monday June 3rd at 8pm (doors open at 7) as part of Tony’s “The Electric Illusionist” tour at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs Seats (First come, First Served) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only) on the balcony Tickets are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. Edge of Insanity, one of fourteen solo albums, is still considered in the top ten shred albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati, PSMS,(Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian) as well as the Grammy nominated CAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers, and Ring of Fire with Steve Weingart, Mark Boals, Grammy winner Philip Bynoe, and Virgil Donati. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing keys and duplicating Steve Vai’s formidable guitar leads in Vai’s touring band.
Arch Echo is the brainchild of five musicians who wish to push the envelope of modern music. “Our goal is to create music that is not only complex, but accessible to the listener, delivered with passion and enthusiasm.”
10/19/19 – McKinney Music & Wine Festival
Join us for the 3rd Annual McKinney Wine & Music Festival Presented by Master Built Contractors! The event features over 100 wines, 4 bands, talented artists, local restaurants, beer & cocktails, culinary demos from North Texas culinary experts, a play zone for kids, grape stomping competitions and 60+ boutiques, local businesses and shops!
The festival is free and family friendly! Wine tasting passes are $40 and include 20 tasting tickets, a signature event wine glass and lanyard!
The Sanctuary was specifically designed with concerts in mind. Its features include; a state of the art sound system and lighting equipment and a built in stage. Full service sound and lighting technicians along with LCD projection are available to make your next music event truly spectacular.
Also for those with exquisite taste in music, particularly guitars, please visit our sister store, the Guitar Sanctuary.