Pop at Cal Performances

A dazzling array of international pop stars have graced the Zellerbach Hall stage as part of Cal Performances presentations, from American and Irish folk artists, West African singers and their bands, icons from Latin and Central America, to vocal supergroups from the US and abroad. Favorite visitors in recent seasons have included Arlo Guthrie, Cesaria Evoria, Bobby McFerrin, Aimee Mann, the Chieftains, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Buena Vista Social Club, Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India, Youssou N’Dour, Buika, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, and John Cameron Mitchell: The Origin of Love Tour featuring the songs of Hedwig by Stephen Trask.

In the 2021–22 season, Cal Performances welcomes vocal groups The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 in The Summit, Angélique Kidjo performing the Talking Heads’ Remain in Light, and Latin music star Lila Downs.

2021/22 Season Pop Events Calendar


Angélique Kidjo
Remain in Light

Oct 29, 2021, 8pm

The Summit:

The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

Mar 17, 2022, 7:30pm
Lila Downs
May 7, 2022, 8pm
2021/22 Season Calendar

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