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86th season of the Marshall Artists Series features Broadway tribute to Aretha Franklin and more


The Marshall Artists Series is back with the return of a full season of shows and events for the 86th season. Packed with music, film, comedy, dance, and holiday-themed specials, the 86th season is sure to entertain one and all. Since 1936, the Marshall Artists Series served as the cultural center for Marshall University students and the surrounding communities cultivating a greater understanding and appreciation of professional performing arts through a wide variety of programs.

“As the 86th season of the Marshall Artists Series approaches, I am both honored and thrilled to invite our students and the community to, once again, join us for a season of first-rate entertainment and cultural experiences,” says Brad D. Smith, President, Marshall University. 

The 2022 – 2023 lineup opens with a night of comedy by SNL’s Mikey Day, and closes with a 60-piece orchestra performing the hits of Sir Elton John with the Oscar-winning film Rocketman on the big screen. In between, enjoy Broadway’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – the ultimate tribute to the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin, contemporary dance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and a jazzy holiday event with Dave Koz & Friends.