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Mandolin virtuoso Thile to close out CCAE season

Season 2017/2018 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido brought the comedy and music stylings of Bill Murray, the classic and hip-hop mash-up of Black Violin, and the sold-out pop-rock sounds of Natalia Lafourcade, just to name a few.  And on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the season closes out with multiple Grammy award winner Chris Thile, who is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist.  

With his broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of GRAMMY Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold over two million records.  In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005.

As a soloist, Thile has released five albums including his most recent, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, which was produced by renowned bassist Edgar Meyer.  In February 2013, Thile won a GRAMMY for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.  Then, in September 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.  Punch Brothers released their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, in January 2015.

In addition to the Father’s Day show, the Center has added a Burgers + Brew dinner to any ticket for $25.  Dinner includes sliders, onion rings, mac and cheese, and a complimentary beer of your choice.

Tickets are between $25 – $50 and still available.  You can purchase tickets at the Center ticket office by calling 800.988.4253 or at

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit 

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