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McCain Performance Series

This is just intermission for McCain Auditorium


The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance.


In person
At the McCain box office in McCain Auditorium.


By phone 


By mail
Order form (pdf) 


Order online


McCain Auditorium is the only authorized outlet for purchasing tickets to events in the McCain Performance Series.

Ticket availability:
Online 24/7 starting Aug. 2
Ticket Office walk-in or by phone starting Aug. 18, Wed-Fri, Noon-4PM

McCain Performance Series
Kansas State University
351 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Circle
Manhattan, KS 66506-4711

McCain Performance Series 2013-2014


A powerhouse band delivers powerhouse hits.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8

The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel

A mash-up of radio theater and comic book adventure.

Book One: Target Earth

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18

Book Two: Robot Planet Rising

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19

Blue Man Group

Experience the phenomenon!
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26

Momix Botanica

Ingenious dance, illusion and spellbinding beauty.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4

ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding

Hypnotic, bold and stylish contemporary jazz.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15

The World Blues Tour: Taj Mahal and Guests

An amazing evening of blues from around the world.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

The Wonder Bread Years with Pat Hazell

A fresh and funny slice of Americana and pop culture.
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union

Bach's Own St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig

A tradition-rich choir dedicated to the legacy of J.S. Bach
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6,
First United Methodist Church, Manhattan, Kan.

Brian Regan

An evening of side-splitting laughter.
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.11

Beyond Glory, starring Stephen Lang

The story of eight men of incredible valor.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13


Turn up that dial…
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15

The Sound of Christmas starring Elisabeth von Trappwith the Carolian Brass

Celebrate the joyful sounds of the season.
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Christmas Rocks! 10th Anniversary Tour!!
7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11

Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story

An inspirational story of a brave man's struggle for equality.
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

Green Day's American Idiot

The groundbreaking Broadway musical
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22

An Evening with Bernadette Peters

One of America’s most enchanting entertainers.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31


A hypnotic fusion of dance, live music, aerial acrobatics, visual effects and high fashion.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7

McCain Student Showcase

K-State students share their creativity and achievement.
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9

The Addams Family

Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14

Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea Compagnia T.P.O.

Visual, emotional and highly interactive children's theater.
7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., Feb. 19-21
4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company Dynasties and Beyond

A visually stunning blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese dance.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28


A rousingly authentic musical journey to Ireland.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7

Soweto Gospel Choir

A soul-touching evening of pure joy.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30

West Side Story

A timeless love story with choreography that sizzles.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3

Earth Harp Meets Oud

William Close, earth harp, Yuval Ron, oud
4 p.m. Sunday, April 6

The Cashore Marionettes

Wonders of engineering unmatched n artistry, grace and beauty ofmovement.

Simple Gifts

5 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Forum Hall, K-State Student Union

Life in Motion

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Forum Hall, K-State Student Union

Cameron Carpenter, Organ

The rock star of the classical digital organ.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19

Moscow Festival Ballet Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's tragic tale told with the beauty and splendor of the Russian ballet tradition.
4 p.m. Sunday, April 27

American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band

Two national treasures together in a stunning season finale!
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13