MSU Riley Center announces 2022 spring/summer shows

MSU Riley Center Spring/Summer 2022 promo graphic with images of Chris Cagle, "Georgia on My Mind" and "An American in Paris—The Musical" performers, and Boz Scaggs

The MSU Riley Center is announcing its 2022 spring/summer lineup!

Pilobolus: The Big Five-OH!

  • Saturday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • To celebrate its 50th birthday, the self-described "rebellious dance company" is showcasing favorites from the more than 120 pieces it has created and performed around the globe during the past half-century. Expect wit, sensuality, stunning physical strength and awe-inspiring athleticism!
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Gin Blossoms: New Miserable Experience LiveCelebrating 30 Miserable Years

  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • The multiplatinum 1992 album that rocketed Gin Blossoms to stardom gets an energetic start-to-finish live performance. The Tempe, Arizona, band supplements the set list with some of its other songs, including material from its most recent album "Mixed Reality." Whether you want to recapture the exuberant zeitgeist of the early '90s or just enjoy captivating music that still sounds fresh after three decades, you’ll love this experience!
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Chris Cagle

  • Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Cagle had eight Top 20 country hits including "What a Beautiful Day," "Chicks Dig It" and "What Kinda Gone" before retiring from music in 2015 to enjoy dad time with his three young daughters. Now he's back, crooning his old favorites and some new songs too!
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An American in ParisThe Musical

  • Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • "An American in ParisThe Musical" features the music of legendary composer-lyricist team George and Ira Gershwin. The 2015 Broadway production, inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, won four Tony Awards. The show transports the audience to post-World War II Paris using gorgeous melodies, spectacular dancing, and lavish costumes and sets!
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Three Dog Night

  • Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Celebrating over 50 years of recording and touring, Three Dog Night has accomplished some of the most astonishing feats in popular music. From 1969 through 1974, the band racked up 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three No. 1 singles. Nobody else during that period achieved more Top 10 hits, sold more records or attracted more concertgoers. The band, featuring lead vocalist and co-founder Danny Hutton, now plays to multiple generations of fans, all singing along to their favorites.
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Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles 

  • Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • An all-star castsinger-host Clint Holmes ("Playground in My Mind"), a cappella vocal group Take 6, jazz singer extraordinaire Nnenna Freelon and saxophonist Tom Scottcarries on the legacy of Ray Charles, an American treasure and one of the world’s musical geniuses.
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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

  • Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • The sweet sound and lush melodies of the Glenn Miller Orchestra continue to captivate audiences 78 years after Miller himself disappeared while flying over the English Channel during World War II. The Miller estate established the present orchestra in 1956 after the movie "The Glenn Miller Story" became a box-office smash, and the band has been touring ever since, bringing the characteristic Miller sound to worldwide audiences for 300 shows a year. Prepare to be transported back to the big-band era!
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Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022

  • Saturday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • It's appropriate that Boz Scaggs' new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born in Canton, Ohio, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, spending his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock 'n' roll. Scaggs performed with the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco before achieving massive solo success with the 1976 album "Silk Degrees" and its three Top 40 hit singles, including Grammy-winning "Lowdown." 
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For information on season ticket packages, specially priced ticket bundles and tickets for individual shows, visit or call 601-696-2200.

The MSU Riley Center thanks The Riley Foundation and Mississippi State University, whose continuing support makes these shows possible.

Friday, January 7, 2022 - 8:43 am