Concerts & Events at GCT

Kids from 1 to 92 always find something to love about our ever growing Concert & Event series! 

“Lunchbreak” Concerts are always on a Friday 12-1pm for $10

Evening Concerts vary in price and often have more than one performance & Events vary in price but are usually on a Saturday.

Creative Partner Donors of Producer level and higher get a discount on these tickets! Just ask the box office at 901-453-7447

UPCOMING CONCERTS in 2024/2025

Big River Crossing Returns June 28th-30th, 2024

GCT audiences have come to love BIG RIVER CROSSING like our own family band.

After multiple sold out shows from their first Johnny Cash Tribute to their recent concert of Christmas favorites, these talented musicians always bring a night of irresistible hits with their special blend of rockin’ country gospel and bluegrass.
 
Join brothers Peter and Philip Himebook with their one of a kind witty banter and incredible voices harmonizing with Lizzie Ward and her father Andy on bass, alongside lifelong friends Joshua Quinn on piano and McCheyne Post on drums as they treat us to a night of all your toe tappin’ favorites once again!
 
This dynamic group always puts on a show perfect for every age and walk of life so don’t miss your chance to see them again or for your very first time here at GCT!
 
Friday June 28th 7:30pm, Saturday June 29th 7:30pm & Sunday June 30th 2:30pm
Tickets just $20
Bar/Concessions and lobby open an hour before showtime. 

Tanisha Ward Lunchbreak Concert July 26th, 2024

GCT’s first Lunchbreak Concert of Season 53 brings back the incomparable singer  Tanisha Ward with an hour of engaging beautiful music. 

This professional opera, Broadway, jazz and pop singer amazed a sold out house in our first Lunchbreak concert of last season. You may also have seen her on stage at Theatre Memphis in Master Class this past April or in a handful of Opera Memphis productions. Enjoy her vocals in this hour of selections that stir her heart and tell the story of The African American Experience Through Song!
 
As always FREE cookies from Teresa Jordan and FREE fresh brewed Congregation Coffee from our new coffee shop neighbors across the street!
 
Tickets only $10 
Friday July 26th, 2004 12-1pm

PAST CONCERTS during Season 52, 2023/2024

Big River Crossing

GCT Welcomes back crowd favorite Big River Crossing!

Phillip & Peter Himebook, Josh Quinn, Andy Owens, Zack Horvath and Lizzy Ward have worked up a whole new set of bluegrass and early rock hits plus all your Johnny Cash favorites!
 
Big River Crossing has 3 opportunities to tap your toes and hum along July 7-9th 
Tickets are $20 
Showtimes Friday July 7th at 7:30pm, Saturday July 8th at 7:30pm & Sunday July 9th at  2:30pm

Tanisha Ward Lunchbreak

We are overjoyed to welcome the incomparable soprano, Tanisha Ward, for our first Lunchbreak Concert of Season 52 accompanied by Gary Beard.

We invite you to enjoy “A Peek Inside” Tanisha’s heart as she shares her favorite Broadway, Opera, Spiritual and Art Songs with you from Puccini to Porgy & Bess!
 

Friday August 4th 12-1pm Tickets are $10

FREE coffee and cookies provided by Teresa Jordan

Iris Collective Dvorak Lunchbreak

In their much anticipated return to GCT, Iris Collective presents:
 
Perspectives on Dvorak
Treat yourself to an afternoon of unforgettable string quartet music celebrating Czech-American composer Anton Dvorak, his inspirations, and his lasting legacy to classical music. Iris Collective musicians perform well-known favorites and hidden gems in this mid-day respite great for all ages.
 

Friday Sept. 15th 12-1pm Tickets are $10

FREE coffee and cookies provided by Teresa Jordan

Dr. Wacky Science Show!

Mr. Nick has been in his Science lab and has discovered the formula to make learning fun! Stir together equal parts of comedy, science, audience and teacher involvement, and you get a great, fun, high energy, motivational, learn-while-you-laugh show we like to call Dr. Wacky Science!

This 45 minute show is jam packed with lots of comedy and interaction for the kids, and of course, fun experiments! Kids will laugh and learn about lab safety, air pressure, solutions, electricity, how soap kills viruses and the real difference between magic and science! Kids love it, and adults appreciate the educational motivation!
 
Showtimes are 10am and 1pm and tickets are just $10 in advance and $15 day of show. 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra
"American Brass"
Lunchbreak

MSO is back for our Lunchbreak Series in Season 52. They’ve wowed you with pops like the Beatles and Holiday brass and now join GCT in welcoming them back for an hour of patriotic favorites the whole family can enjoy! Tap your toes and even sing along as we pay tribute to our service men and women, their families and the tunes that built America!

November 3rd, 2023 12-1pm 
Tickets $10
 
FREE coffee and cookies provided by Teresa Jordan. Lunchbreak Concerts are general admission but if you have a large group or mobility needs just call ahead and we will arrange reserved seating as best we can to accommodate you!

Memphis Symphony Orchestra
"Seasons Greetings"
Lunchbreak

Our very first Lunchbreak Concert was Seasons Greetings with Memphis Symphony Orchestra. 

Now on our 3rd Christmas together, a select group of MSO musicians return again to set the mood for Holiday delights and warm family feelings with their wonderful music selections! 
 
Kids from 1 to 92 come enjoy FREE cookies, coffee and hot cocoa thanks to Teresa Jordan and an hour respite from the chill of winter among friends and family.
 
Friday December 15th, 2023 12-1pm
 
Tickets only $10 and seating is general admission so please contact us if you have big groups or mobility needs so we can best accommodate you!

One Man's Christmas Carol Benefit Performance

Back by popular demand! Marques Brown’s Ostrander nominated original adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is an hour long sincere and uplifting portrayal of the most legendary tale of the season.

After a sold out run last year, Marques will treat audiences to this one man performance in the cozy setting of Germantown Community Theatre Thursday December 21st & Friday December 22nd at 2:30pm 

Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under 

ALL proceeds benefit Full Spectrum Theatre Initiative workshops at GCT Making sensory-friendly performances of our season shows possible and presenting inclusive theatre workshops that harness the imaginations of teen and adult neurodivergent members of our community through the healing expression of theatrical play!
 
These performances will be presented Sensory Friendly with ASL Interpreter Sherye Fairbanks so that anyone can truly enjoy the show. 

If you can’t make it to the performance but would still like to donate to FSTI or you’d like to add to your ticket price to help pay for incredible teachers, supplies and discounted Sensory Friendly admission thru the year or learn more about these programs visit https://www.gctcomeplay.org/full-spectrum-theatre-initiative/

Big River Crossing
Sings the Holidays!

Tickets on sale now for this incredible night of ALL your favorite popular Christmas hits from “White Christmas” to “Run Run Rudolph” when Phillip & Peter Himebook return with their family band to rock the night away like only they can! Bring the whole family or friend crew or make your tickets a  Christmas gift!
 
Showtimes are 7:30pm 
December 21st, 22nd. 23rd
Tickets $20

Iris Collective "Love Songs Through the Ages"

Treat your sweetheart to a lunchtime concert celebrating romance in its many forms with “Love Songs Through the Ages”. Iris Artist Fellows Pedro Maia on violin and Otávio Kavakama on cello are joined by Christina Lai on piano.
 

Join us for a mid day respite of familiar melodies and engaging anecdotes about the history and composers. 

 
These performances are wonderful for school groups, senior center groups and everyone in between! Call ahead if you need us to reserve seats for mobility needs or large groups.
 

Friday Feb. 9th 12-1pm
General Admission Tickets are $10
FREE coffee and cookies provided by Teresa Jordan

Memphis Symphony Orchestra
"Spring-Along" Lunchbreak

Memphis Symphony Orchestra returns with an POPA style hour irresistible favorites sure to have you singing along! Come celebrate spring and enjoy singing along to tunes everyone is sure to know from the Beatles, Broadway and beyond! 
 
Make your plans now to bring the whole family, school groups or any social group. These mid day hour long concerts are becoming a very popular way to enjoy a Friday.
 
Showtime 12-1pm Fri. March 8th 
Tickets only $10 general admission
FREE Coffee and Cookies thanks to Congregation Coffee & Teresa Jordan!
 
Call 901-453-7447 if you have mobility needs or a large group so we can best accommodate you!

Crazy Games & Silly Prizes Show!

Bring the family or your group and dive into hilarious and energized kiddo friendly trivia and fun challenges with real prizes and unforgettable good times! PLUS One lucky kiddo will get to go in the cash machine!!
 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Ticket holders are being contacted for full refund, but this amazing event is sadly being postponed. Perhaps with spring break coming the audience simply did not reach a level conducive to an excellent experience for all attending the show. It requires A LOT of participants to truly meet it’s potential and Mr. Nick wants anyone who attends to have the best possible time. Magic Mr. Nick will revisit this concept in the fall or maybe at a school near you!

GCT encourages you to consider his Dinosaur Crew show coming April 13th in lieu of this one! Those who had tickets already will not only be refunded but offered free seats at this show as thanks for changing your weekend plans last minute. We thank Mr. Nick for this consideration and look forward to Dinosaur Crew and all future shows!

Alexis Grace in Concert

Memphis Flyer Best Singer in Memphis 2023 and former American Idol semifinalist, Alexis Grace takes the stage unveiling some brand new music from her upcoming album “Smoke and Mirrors” along with covers and originals that move her heart. This incredible Memphis musician has played stages near and far, but GCT & Alexis have created this one night only unforgettable acoustic experience for you to enjoy.

March 24th, 2024 doors at 7pm
Premium seats $30 (closer to stage + FREE signed CD)
Regular seating $20.
 
This 90 minute folk, blues, rock, pop concert will have you swaying and smiling ear to ear as her sultry voice and alt rock energy take you on a musical journey. To learn more about Alexis and her music click this link and get ready to fall in love with Memphis’s best https://www.youtube.com/@MusicAlexisGrace
 
Tickets make great gifts and concerts make a wonderful night out with friends and family. Mark your calendars and don’t miss this one of a kind setting and experience

Magic Mr. Nick's
Dinosaur Crew Show

Magic Mr. Nick and his friend Paleontologist Colby are back with a whole new slate of amazing dinosaur babies to introduce your excited kiddos to at this fun learning event! Your family or group will learn all about different types of dinosaurs and meet the most realistic new friends from millions of years ago.
There will even be giant adult dinosaurs to greet you on your way in and unforgettable photo ops with a 2000 pound raptor named Spike who loves to fetch! Your children will be astounded at this once in a lifetime experience filled with humor and thrills!

Tickets are general admission.
Only $10 in advance $15 the day of the show.
So get your tickets early!
 
Showtimes are 10:30am & 1pm on Sat. April 13th, 2024.

Hot Foot Honeys "Sound Matter" Tap Concert

In collaboration with Germantown Community Theatre, the Hot Foot Honeys present SOUND MATTER: A Tap Dance Concert. Hot Foot Honeys Tap Dance Company was founded in 2012 by Marianne Bell, and under the new direction of Brooke Jerome and Sara Sims, continues to preserve, promote, and perform rhythm tap dance across the Mid-South. 

SOUND MATTER features performances by Erin Billingsley, Katie Cowden, Susan Elswick, Brooke Jerome, Meredith Keaton, Kennedy McCaskill, Jelissa Myers, Graycie Pegram, Sara Sims, Elizabeth Smithers, Laura Testino, Olivia Wilkinson, and Faith Wood, with guest artists. This unique concert will be an electric and beautiful display of dance you won’t forget! 
 
Keep an eye on social media for updates on the creation and rehearsal of this one of a kind show just for the GCT stage! Our space is perfect for their artistic, lyrical and thrilling shows. Hot Foot Honeys take tap to the next level every time! Get to know them through their social media here https://www.facebook.com/HotFootHoneys/videos 
 
Sat. April 27th at 2pm
Sun. April 28th at 7pm
Tickets just $15 
 
Tickets make great gifts and this show may inspire a young tapper in your life or thrill your friends and family with magnetic movement!