Wells Fargo Center will kick off its 2013-2014 season in August in a newly renovated auditorium, with shows by soul diva Patti LaBelle, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, country music superstar Randy Travis and comedian Ron White.
The opening blitz includes: LaBelle, Aug. 16, with tickets priced from $79 to $119; Carlile, Aug. 18, $39-$49; Travis, Aug. 21, $45-$59, and White, Aug. 24, $62-$172.
The season also features comedy by Lewis Black on Sept. 13, $47.50-$57.50; an appearance by stars from the TV series “Whose Line Is It Anyway” Nov. 9, 39-$59, and Kathleen Madigan on Feb. 15, $32.
Other highlights include: country star Vince Gill, Oct. 30, $59-$79; blues legend Buddy Guy, Nov. 8, $47-$67; the annual Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour, Dec. 17, $39-$69; African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, March 4, $29-$39; the Jazz at the Lincoln Center orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, March 9, $49-$89.
The season features more than 40 performances through next May, including the Symphony Pops and Clover Stornetta Family Fun series.
For a full schedule and ticket information: 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.
The center’s 1,600-seat Ruth Finley Person Theater is closed until mid-August for a $2.8 million renovation, including a stage expansion and new seating.