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Doug Benson’s 4/20 Stand-Up Spectacular

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 20th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Jess Hilarious

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 20th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $37

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 25th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $70

Vir Das

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 26th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 26th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $35

Tom Segura

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 27th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 27th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $75

The Mountain Goats

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 28th - 8:00PM
Openers: Shana Cleveland
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$28 - $35

EELS

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 30th - 7:30PM
Openers: Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30 - $39

Kip Moore: Room to Spare Acoustic Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 2nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $161

Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson from Guys We F**ked

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 3rd - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $30

Phoebe Robinson: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 3rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $45

Nikki Glaser: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 4th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35

Wild Horses w/ Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland & Erin Whitehead: Part of Women in Comedy Festival

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 4th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated

Pete Davidson & John Mulaney: A Benefit for My Brother’s Table

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon May 6th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$125-$200

Adam Savage: Every Tool’s A Hammer: Life is What You Make It Book Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 7th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50

Dark Star Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$35 - $42.50

Steven Curtis Chapman: Solo Greatest Hits

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 10th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$38.25 - $87

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band w/ special guest Penny & Sparrow

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 11th - 8:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 12th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $151

Bear Brook Podcast – Five City Live: East Coast Tour 2019

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 14th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

The Tubes Featuring Fee Waybill

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 15th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $49

An Evening with Matty in the Morning

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 16th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52 - $102

Barstool Sports Presents: Francis Ellis LIVE! A comedy special taping for Barstool Gold

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 17th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 17th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 18th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $77

Gordon Lightfoot

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 19th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Scott Pelley – Truth Worth Telling Book Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon May 20th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$48

Sinbad

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 24th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39

Jenny Slate

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 25th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$34 - $49

Nathan Carter: Celtic Country

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 28th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $55

The Docksiders

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed May 29th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

The Joe Budden Podcast: With Rory, Mal And Parks

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 31st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$41.50 - $159.50

Lea DeLaria

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 7th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$27 - $47

The Fab Faux performs White Album ‘selections’ and Beatles ’65 in its entirety

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 15th - 8:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $95

Tiffany Jenkins

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 20th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $87

Whose Live Anyway?

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 21st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$52

Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 27th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65 - $115

Crime Junkie Podcast Live

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 29th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $102

RESCHEDULED TO 7/13 – Rob Schneider

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 13th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Katya: Help Me I’m Dying Comedy Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jul 19th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $150

Randy Rainbow

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jul 25th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jul 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$49 - $101

Bill Burr: Laughing With Your Buddies for the Travis Roy Foundation

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Aug 1st - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$79 - $250

Scott Stapp of Creed

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 2nd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

UB40

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Aug 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$35 - $127

85 South Show feat. DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller & Chico Bean

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 10th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $102

Janis Ian & Livingston Taylor

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 17th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $69

Hot Tuna Electric plus special guest Dave Mason

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Aug 21st - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $75

Matt Bellassai

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 24th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32 - $72

Lil Duval: Living My Best Life Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 6th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $69

Jen Kirkman

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 13th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$26 - $33

The Second City Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 15th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

Kevin James

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 20th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 20th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $75

Dave Attell

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 21st - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 21st - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED ‘SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND’ (in its entirety) PLUS SPECTRAL MORNINGS Anniversary Celebration

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Sep 24th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $75

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Sep 25th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 26th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 27th - 7:30PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 27th - 10:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 28th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 28th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59 - $79

Bob Marley Comedian

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 4th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$36.50

Big Thief

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 13th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$28 - $38

Ryan Hamilton

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 19th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

Jónsi & Alex Somers – Riceboy Sleeps w/ Wordless Orchestra

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 30th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$71.50 - $111.50

SiriusXM Coffeehouse Tour featuring Joshua Radin & The Weepies

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 3rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $59

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together On Stage

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Nov 6th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$60 - $175

Andrew Schulz

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 16th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30

Lore Podcast Live

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Nov 20th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $50

Maria Bamford

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 23rd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $39

Sal Vulcano

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Dec 12th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45

Bio

“The road goes on forever ...” It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl K

“The road goes on forever …”

It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.

“I always thought that I wanted to play music, and I always knew that you had to get some recognition in order to continue to play music,” Keen says. “But I never thought of it in terms of getting to be a big star. I thought of it in terms of having a really, really good career and writing some good songs, and getting onstage and having a really good time.”

Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead — Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he’s done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. And though the Houston native has never worn his Texas heart on his sleeve, he’s long been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his second studio album, West Textures, was released — especially on the triple bill he shared at the time touring with legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark — but once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both “The Road Goes on Forever” and “Whenever Kindness Fails” on his 1993 album, Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keen’s credentials as a songwriter’s songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. A dozen years later, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his old college buddy, Lyle Lovett.

The middle child of a geologist father and an attorney mother, Keen was weaned on classic rock (in particular, the psychedelic blues trio Cream) and his older brother’s Willie Nelson records — but it was his younger sister’s downtown Houston celebrity status as a “world-champion foosball player” that exposed him to the area’s acoustic folk scene. By the time he started working on his English degree at Texas A&M, he was teaching himself guitar and setting his poetic musings to song. That in turn led to a college fling with a bluegrass ensemble (featuring his childhood friend Bryan Duckworth, who would continue to play fiddle with Keen well into the ‘90s) and front-porch picking parties with fellow Aggie Lovett at Keen’s rental house — salad days captured in spirit on the Keen/Lovett co-write, “The Front Porch Song,” which both artists would eventually record on their respective debut albums.

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