Connecting with communities

Community Events

In addition to bringing world-class performances to Alaska, Anchorage Concert Association visiting artists connect with our community through workshops, house concerts, secret shows, and other events.

Anchorage Concert Association also offers opportunities for Anchorage-area students to enjoy the arts. Artists visit schools and hold field-trip style performances for students at the theatre.

Our priority is to make our community a place with great access to the performing arts.

Community News

It Gets Better is our community’s opportunity for collaboration with the world famous San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The residency and public performance respond to both troubling and hopeful changes in the American conversation about LGBTQ+ people and issues.
Before their public concert at the PAC, Sammy Miller and The Congregation will visit Mountain View Elementary School and perform their program about the history of the United States through jazz.
Celebrate performing arts in Alaska with Anchorage Concerts All Access, a behind-the-scenes evening of wine, food, music, and pop-up performances Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
This project explores transportation issues of newcomers in Anchorage and what makes a community home
Anchorage Concert Association’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for many Alaska families. Before the public performances begin Thanksgiving weekend, a special community dress rehearsal brings clients of more than 100 social service agencies together for a magical journey to the Land of the Sweets.
KTVA got a behind-the-scenes look at "The Nutcracker" and saw how the dancers are working on bringing the show to life.
Artists connected with communities throughout Alaska around themes of place and cross-cultural encounters.
For more than 10 years The New Standards and friends have dazzled audiences around the country with their soulful, funny, and spectacular holiday show. This year, for the first time in Alaska, Anchorage audiences can ring in the yule with this unique twist on traditional holiday concerts — one part variety show, one part homage to the season, one part irreverent, freewheeling spectacle.
KSKA reporter Kirsten Swann covers South Africa artist Vusi Mahlahsela's performance at Hiland.
Latin rock and hip-hop band Ozomatli has kept audiences dancing and jumping from Alaska to Myanmar. Now they’re returning with all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache for a feel-good music concert.

Inspiring community

  • Nearly 10,000 youth and adults participated in outreach events in 2017/2018 season
  • Hundreds of underserved students participated free of charge
  • 5,300+ tickets donated to nonprofit social service organizations and their clients
  • 90 local youth dancers in annual Nutcracker performances
  • 29 different artists in the 17/18 season
  • Nearly 70,000 tickets sold
  • Wide array of diverse shows, from emerging bands to the biggest names on Broadway
  • Opportunities for local and touring artists to collaborate and share the stage

-Numbers from 2017/2018 season


Pre-Show Parties

Join us before many shows for a pre-show party! These events are generally held in the Sky Bridge or the Voth Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts before select shows, and feature wine and appetizers from a local restaurant partner.

Pre- or Post-Show Talks

Enhance your concert experience with these free talks held in the theatre before many performances. A local expert will give insight into the type of performance you are about to see and give you background information on the artist. On occasion, the artists join as well. You do not need to be a ticket holder to attend these talks.

Talks for 2019/2020 season shows:

For questions regarding any of our events, please call (907) 272-1471 or email


Ticket donations

As part of our commitment to community, Anchorage Concert Association donates more than 1,000 tickets each season to community nonprofit social service organizations for distribution to their clients. Learn more & request tickets

In-school visits

Each season, Anchorage Concert Association brings visiting artists into local schools to connect with students, whether it's an all-school assembly or a more intimate visit with a music class. Learn more

In-theatre performances for schools

Some seasons, Anchorage Concert Association can offer school performances at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. These shows, which are offered at an extreme discount, are open to all public, private, and charter schools as well as home-schools and other school groups. Shows are usually one hour in length. Learn more


Anchorage Concert Association volunteers are vital to our success! Volunteers meet artists at the airport, provide backstage hospitality, greet students at school shows, hang posters around town, run the annual Nutcracker store and much more.

Benefits of volunteering include having your name listed in performance programs, receiving invitations to receptions, and earning free tickets to events after accruing a certain number of volunteer hours.

Learn more