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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Join us at the Trash Bash!

Clean-Up Day is May 7 The Trash Bash will be held from 11 am – 2 pm at Pioneer Park. Feeling inspired by Scrap Arts Music? Bring a found object to Pioneer Park where we will create a community found object art installation under the direction of local found object...Read more

Time to focus

Now is the time to focus on the heart of the Education Partnership: Making sure that all those who want to attend, can attend I think most people know that the Fairbanks Concert Association puts on great shows. I’m not sure everyone knows that we leverage each...Read more