FCA Mid-Season Survey

We are working hard on next year’s season and we want to hear from you! Tell us about the FCA you want us to be and win free tickets to upcoming events. Please, help us make this YOUR concert association....Read more

Celebrating 70 years of friendship

Today marks the 70th anniversary of FCA’s first performance.  Started in 1947 in answer to a community need, residents recognized the importance of arts in building a community. Twelve years later, AK became a state. I joke that it’s not a coincidence but...Read more

Join us for the 2017 – 2018 Season — our 70th!

We invite you to join us for the 2017 – 2018 Season — our 70th! From Melissa Etheridge in September to Pink Martini in May, you’ll find tremendous diversity and some favorites you’ve requested, in a sublime and joyous season which truly celebrating the human voice....Read more

The Alaska Cello Intensive or how I got my first points

Ever since they started, I’ve been a fan of ACI. There’s something about the whole program… the way it started – in search of a teacher for ardent students. The philosophy – teach, study, but also get them out to have fun and enjoy the great Alaska outdoors. But it’s...Read more

The fabric of the community

I visited a town once where there was no arts community in evidence. No live music, no art, a virtual cultural wasteland. I was so glad to come home where creativity abounds and the arts thrive. They make our community come alive. They ensure interaction, vibrancy,...Read more

Some thoughts for the season

It’s Thursday night and we have a show. Backstage, the artists and I are huddled by Scott our Stage Manager on com with Jack, our House Manager. “Were holding for 10 minutes” he says. We wait. “we’re holding for 5 minutes,” he says again. We’re waiting for the...Read more

Presenting Tanya Tagaq: FCA begins a new adventure

As I write this, we’re a week out from Tanya Tagaq and on the cusp of a whole new adventure for FCA. It’s been more than two years since I first saw Tanya showcase at the Western Arts Alliance conference. Fifteen minutes at midnight. I watched, along with my colleague...Read more

Grammy-nominated Jamison Ross at the Palace!

I have big, big news! Last year, the best performance I saw in NY was Jamison Ross and his quintet. This was something I very much wanted to include in this season and was so sorry it didn’t work out. Jamison Ross is an award-winning jazz drummer whose musical...Read more

And the winners are…

Thanks for stopping by our fair booth last week. Every night we had a drawing for a pair of free tickets… and the lucky winners are: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Friday September 16th WINNER: Karen Bailey Women of the World, Friday, October 21st WINNER: Simone...Read more

Season Preview Party!

We’re hosting a season preview party at Venue, 514 2ndAvenue Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Six screens playing the highlights of the upcoming 2016 – 2017 season will accompany a wine tasting and food. “We’re excited every year to announce our...Read more



We are thrilled to announce our 2016 – 2017 season and that season tickets are available.

We are always excited to announce our new season, we’ve found some exciting, innovative, new artists and we look forward to seeing the community excitement around this new season. There’s diversity, favorites we’ve received consistent requests for, and consistent themes that run throughout the year. We hope you’ll join us!

The season focuses on bringing diverse young artists with tremendous talent and a fresh approach, but there are also some favorites presented in new ways. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, last here in 2011 with their Christmas show, returns as the season opener. We couldn’t ask for a better way to open our season, they’ll invigorate us just as the days begin to shorten. Celtic favorite Cherish the Ladies will be the holiday entry…

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