‘Pay What You Can’ show tickets offered to Sonoma County fire victims, first responders at Luther Burbank Center

Dwight Yoakam performs "Guitars, Cadillacs" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


In the wake of the North Bay fires, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will offer a “Pay What You Can” ticket program for select performances during the month of November, starting today.

The program offers tickets to those affected by the recent fires and to first responders, and is a way to welcome the community back as the center reopens its doors today. The early October fires that destroyed the center’s east wing left the main theater building intact.

“During these challenging times, we believe the Center provides a place for the community to come together, connect, find solace and experience the restorative power of a live performance, and we want that opportunity to be available to everyone,” said Rick Nowlin, president and CEO of Luther Burbank Center, in a statement released by the center.

Tickets for “Pay What You Can” performances are available at the ticket office, which opens daily at noon, at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. You also can order tickets by calling 707-546-3600, or online at with the code sonomastrong.

Subject to availability, there is a limit of four tickets per show for the “Pay What You Can” option.

Shows included in the “Pay What You Can” program are:

— “Shopkins Live! Shop it Up,” a live stage show based on the popular children’s toy, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Regular ticket price: $25–$100.

— Air Supply, Austrailian soft rock duo, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Regular ticket price: $49–$69, lap passes for children age 2 and under are available for $5 on the day of show only.

— “Imago Theatre” performs the live stage fairy “La Belle” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Regular ticket price: $16 for children; $21 for adults; lap passes for children age 2 and under are available for $5 on the day of show only. Presented by Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series.

— Country singer Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Regular ticket price: $59–$79.

— “PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,” super-heroic live stage show based on the popular animated television series, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Regular ticket price: $34–$99.

— New age electronic and classical ensemble Mannheim Steamroller, led by Chip Davis, performs its annual Christmas show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Regular ticket price: $59-$75

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or On Twitter @danarts.