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Iconic pop artist Jewel leads 2023-24 Clarion season

Iconic pop artist Jewel leads 2023-24 Clarion season

Fri Sep 1, 2023

For the past 17 years, The Clarion at Brazosport College has brought some of the world’s finest recording artists to Brazosport College. The Clarion’s 18th season might be one of its biggest seasons to date.

The upcoming 2023-2024 performance season will feature 10 shows, including five main concerts and five special events. The featured concert lineup includes internationally acclaimed artists Jewel on October 6, Deana Carter on November 3, Easton Corbin on December 8, Colbie Caillat on February 2 and John Michael Montgomery on March 22.

The special events lineup includes a comedic variety show titled “Pirate School: The Science of Pirates with David Engel,” on November 10, Pianist Robin Spielberg with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra on November 12, jazz artist Leo Tizer on November 17, saxophonist Eric Marienthal with the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra on January 20 and the Dallas String Quartet on March 7.

Tickets for the 2023-2024 performance season are currently on sale and both individual and season ticket packages are available. The Clarion’s season ticket package consists of at least four shows. By choosing four shows or more, discounted prices are available.

Call the Clarion box office at (979) 230-3156 or visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

The following is a closer look at the 2023-2024 artists scheduled to perform:



Sponsored by BASF Corporation
October 6, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $70 Adult; $65 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $25 Student/Child

Heralded by the “New York Times” as “One of the best singer songwriters since Joni Mitchell,” Jewel has earned four Grammy Award nominations and has sold more than 30 million albums. Throughout her career, Jewel has been nominated 33 times for several music awards from prestigious organizations including The Grammy’s, American Music Awards, MTV Awards, VH1 Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and the Country Music Awards. She has won 21 times for various categories such as Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Favorite Female Artist and more. She has performed on “Saturday Night Live,” the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and for the Pope and President of the United States.

Deana Carter 
Sponsored by St. Luke’s Health, Brazosport Hospital
November 3, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 Adult; $30 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $25 Student/Child

Deana Carter broke through in 1996 with her multi-platinum debut album, “Did I Shave My Legs for This?”, which achieved three consecutive No. 1 singles. With songs such as “Strawberry Wine,” “We Danced Anyway” and “How Do I Get There,” she quickly became a household name. Today, she divides her time between Los Angeles, Florida and Nashville, writing and producing for both the pop/rock and country markets when not on the road touring or making movies. Her superstar success continues to be evident as the chart-topper “You & Tequila,” co-written with Matraca Berg and recorded by Kenny Chesney, was nominated as CMA’s “Song of the Year,” along with earning two Grammy nods.

Easton Corbin 
Sponsored by Brazosport CAP (BASF, Olin & Shintech)
December 8, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $65 Adult; $60 Senior/BC Employee/FSA member; $25 Student/Child

Easton Corbin has been gracing stages with his memorable baritone and unique blend of traditional and modern country music for more than a decade. He has amassed seven top 10 singles, including two No. 1 singles — “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” — and three American Country Awards. Named Billboard’s 2010 Top New Country Artist, Corbin has an “unapologetic and unwavering traditional country sound.” His self- titled debut album was named Country Breakthrough Album of the Year by iTunes Rewind Best of 2010, while “American Songwriter” has complimented the singer’s “warm, smooth-as-gravy- southern drawl.”

Colbie Caillet

Sponsored by Freeport LNG
February 2, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $55 Adult; $50 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $25 Student/Child

To date, Colbie Caillat has been honored with two Grammy Awards and five nominations and has accumulated more than 15 billion streams. Her debut album “Coco” hit No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and is certified triple Platinum, while her Platinum-selling follow-up album “Breakthrough” landed at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Starting with her hit “Bubbly” which is certified six-times Platinum, her radio career features eight No. 1 and/or Top 10 singles, including “Realize,” “Try” and her Grammy-winning duet with Jason Mraz, “Lucky.”

John Michael Montgomery 
Sponsored by STP Nuclear Operating Company
March 22, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $65 Adult; $60 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $25 Student/Child

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music's most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, a roomful of awards, and accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when "Life's A Dance" turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, Montgomery’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets —believability. It is apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape.


Pirate School 
November 10, 2023
9 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Adult; $10 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $10 Student/Child

Veteran New York-based variety performer and physical comedian David Engel has been delighting audiences since 1989 with his special blend of theatrical clown and slapstick antics. Engel performs more than 150 shows annually, entertaining thousands of families across the United States. His signature shows, “Pirate School,” and “Jedi Academy”currently tour to performing arts centers and festivals nationwide. His work is nonviolent and aims to incite curiosity, empathy, social-courage and empower today’s increasingly distractible youth.

Robin Spielberg

November 12, 2023
4 p.m.
Tickets: $30 Adult; $22 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $10 Student/Child

Whether playing music that embraces the transitions of the seasons, celebrating the thrill of romance, or familiar holiday songs, Robin Spielberg’s concerts intertwine accomplished musical performance with humor and stories that inspire. As an artist with a multifaceted and successful career, Spielberg has performed in such prestigious environments as, Carnegie Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Mao Livehouse in Shanghai, on “CBS Saturday Morning,” PBS, Lifetime Live, and NPR. Her work has been featured on numerous soundtracks including The History Channel and the Great American Ballroom Challenge.

Lao Tizer

November 17, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Adult; $15 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $10 Student/Child

Hailing from Boulder, CO, with a career that now spans nine albums over nearly a quarter of a century -- he was a teenage prodigy -- Tizer is the son of hippies with a Russian-Jewish background, and the mix of that ethnic family heritage, parental new age influence and growing up with the sights and sounds of '80s and '90s pop culture. He surrounds himself with extremely talented musicians who create unforgettable live sets rich in smooth jazz and deep grooves.

Eric Marienthal 
January 20, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 Adult; $25 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $10 Student/Child

Saxophonist Eric Marienthal began his career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt, before becoming a member the famed Chick Corea Elektric Band, where he recorded 6 CD's with the band and won 2 Grammy Awards. Eric went on to join the Jeff Lorber Fusion. Since then, Marienthal has recorded with a number of highly-noted artists, including Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, David Benoit and David Lee Roth, just to name a few.

Dallas String Quartet 
March 7, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 Adult; $30 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $10 Student/Child

 Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) is an American Classical Crossover ensemble founded in 2007 by composer and violist Ion Zanca. A fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, DSQ is referred to as “Bach meets Bon Jovi” and is compared to artists like Lindsey Stirling, Vitamin String Quartet, Brooklyn Duo and 2Cellos. They use both traditional and electric strings performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar and are known for their eclectic renditions of everything from Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Shawn Mendes to Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” to their collaboration, “You Are The Reason,” with The Piano Guys.