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John Pizzarelli sits casually with his arm around his guitar. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff.

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli

Saturday, January 21
8pm in Stewart Theatre
$35-$40 | $8 NC State Students | $15 Faculty/Staff

Note: Always purchase your tickets through our website. Tickets obtained from unauthorized online sources may be stolen, counterfeit or invalid. If you prefer to buy your tickets in person, the box office will be open one hour before showtime for cashless sales (subject to availability). You can also make an appointment with Ticket Central by emailing

Please note: The PRE-SHOW DINNER at 1887 BISTRO is SOLD OUT.

About the Event

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has charmed our audiences on multiple occasions and we couldn’t imagine an anniversary celebration without him.

John is known as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles.

In addition to John’s mastery of the guitar, his personality is enchanting. As The Jazz Times puts it, “Spend five minutes with Pizzarelli and you’ll fully appreciate his inimitable warmth, humor and munificence of spirit.” Join us for an evening of inspired music and gracious spontaneity.

The genial genius of the guitar.”

-The Toronto Star


Before John Pizzarelli captivates you on stage, join us in NC State’s 1887 Bistro for an elegant three-course prix fixe meal. Dinner is $38.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer.

The pre-show dinner in advance of John Pizzarelli’s performance is SOLD OUT.

diners sharing a meal in 1887 bistro
Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch at the 1887 bistro at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.