Connecting with communities

Community Events

In addition to bringing world-class performances to Alaska, Anchorage Concert Association connects visiting and local artists with our community through workshops, house concerts, Community Artist Projects, summer concerts 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.

Inspiring community

  • Nearly 10,000 youth and adults participate in outreach events every season.
  • Hundreds of 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
  • Nearly 70,000 tickets sold each season
  • 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

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

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. 



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

Community Artist Project

The Community Artist Project is an arts-based, community-led process that allows artists and communities to co-design projects for greater impact. These ongoing and short-term projects have featured local artists that use their experience in theatre, music, storytelling, film, and visual art to address a community challenge, build connection, and provide Anchorage residents opportunities to experience the power of the arts.  Learn more

Summer Concert Series 

The Summer Concert Series featured local artists in six neighborhoods across Anchorage. A partnership with the Anchorage Parks Foundation, this free concert series brought people together in their own neighborhoods to enjoy live music and the beauty of our parks and trails.  Learn more


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.

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